Looks like Orchard Central is almost turning into a Japanese themed mall with a Global Flagship store of Uniqlo, Tokyu Hands and many Japanese food places.

Say “Hello” to financiers, madeleines and biscuits, all packed prettily in boxes with the opening of Japanese patisserie chain Henri Charpentier at Level 1.

This is primary a kiosk with a small seating area.

Some of the signature items include their popular Financiers ($2.90 for 1) made with fragrant almond and an original cultured butter recipe; Madeleines ($2.90 for 1) made with Hokkaido flour, Japanese lemons, fragrant rum and honey; and Petits Gâteaux Assortis ($14.30 for 8 pieces in a box).

With a slice of tart or cake was between $7.50 to $9.50, it is on the pricey side.

However, their cakes are generally of a good quality – soft, fresh cream used, and not too sweet, with Strawberry Shortcake, Matcha Opera and Mille Crepe counting as some of my favourites.

Their packaging is also top-notch, with dry ice given and boxes correctly aligned, almost ensuring that no cakes ‘get hurt’ in the process of takeaway.

Henri Charpentier – Orchard
Orchard Central #01-18, 181 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm

Henri Charpentier – Dempsey Hill Shop
9A Dempsey Road. Singapore 247698 (next to House)
Tel : +65 6479 5518
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm

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  1. Today visited there ard 215pm. Happily stepped into the restaurant and told the waitress table for two.
    The waitress Julie ( her manager Denise told us her name while we m a complaint.) looked at me, gave me a black face ( a shitty face to be exactly) then totally ignored me and walked away.
    A moment later, she came back and led us to the table. She was not busy and restaurant was empty with no customers at all but just us.
    We asked for the Mont Blanc cake as its on the menu. She arrogantly told us there was no Mont Blanc cake today. I ordered another cake and asked her nicely normally which day they have that cake as we like it.
    This waitress Julie answered indifferently that she didn’t know. She said, It’s not like Monday Tuesday we have that cake, Wednesday Thursday we don’t have. It’s all depends on the kitchen.
    When we asked for the bill. A guy waitress told us actually the Mont Blanc cake was ready long ago but the kitchen forgot to bring it out.
    So, here is my advice for those who wants to visit this cafe.
    1. If you want to have a happy birthday, anniversary or even just a nice afternoon tea. Don’t go to this place as the waitress really can spoil your mood.
    2. If you want to have a nice piece of cake. Dont go to this place as they don’t even know what cake they have.
    3. If you want to have a greenery view and environment, don’t be fooled by the first look, they are using plastic not glass on the window so the view is dirty and blur.


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