[Updated May 2015] Maison De The announced its (unverified) closure on, well, hardwarezone with the subject title Worst business cooperation with LES PATI*SERIE from tpy 🙁.
In retrospect, this entry’s original title “Les Patisserie’s Partner Café Could Do With Some Help” seems to be quite appropriate.
The café closed after just one month in operation, claiming that its partner(s) is a “bad business man without ethics”.
While we are waiting for both sides to verify their stories, this acts as a reminder that an F&B business is not all a bed of roses. We wish both sides all the best.
[Original Entry] Bakery Café Les Patisseries has a sibling, but the treatment apparently is quite different.
Maison De The replaces boutique café OZ Specialty Coffee at its location at Thomson V Two, serving the same bakes as Toa Payoh’s Les Patisseries with tea (Gryphon brand is used.)
Like abandoned step-siblings, a facebook page and instagram accounts were set up and not updated for a month, considering this is still a VERY NEW café.
Noticing the bakes looked somewhat dry, in my exact words to my friend, “So many cakes here look dead,” especially the Dulcey Hazelnut Tart ($7.00) with a sad-looking pale brown colour. The person behind the counter was startled of course.
Me: The cakes don’t look fresh.
Café person: They are quite fresh!
Me: Quite? What do you mean by ‘quite’?
Café person: They just arrived 2 days ago.
I was quite amused because he did mean it as a manner of fact. At least he was frank.
To be honest, while our 2-day (it should be 3-day old because it arrived 2 days ago) desserts appearance lacklustre, both the Tiramisu ($7.00) and Raspberry Tart ($7.00) could potentially taste good.
While the Tiramisu lacked that distinct coffee kick, the mascarpone cream was smooth and not overly sweet.
(Photo by Nicholas Tan.)
Their Waffles ($9.90) with salted caramel ice cream and macaron scored aesthetically, but its texture was dense and cakey like a waffle cookie.
All I want to say is, Les Patisseries – I like you, so take good care of your sibling. And don’t throw money into the drain like that.
Maison De The
Thomson V Two, 11 Sin Ming road #01-13, Singapore 575629