Being one of the longest standing Japanese-French inspired patisserie around in Singapore since 1992, Rive Gauche has recently opened their flagship store in Citylink Mall (opposite Starbucks).
The name “Rive Gauche” actually refers to the left bank of Seine River in France.
With 7 other outlets at Suntec City, Takashimaya, Plaza Singapura, Tampines One, Vivo City, I12 Katong and NEX, this outlet at Citylink Mall is different.
It is a sit-down cafe with 12 seats, and this means that I can eat my (chilled) cakes THERE on the spot.
Seems like takeaway patisseries are moving into the cafe concept, similar to Châteraisé Café at Toa Payoh.
While all of the cakes, choux puffs and macarons are similar in all their takeaway outlets, drip coffee and softserve are exclusive items here at this dine-in outlet.
Available in 2 flavours – the classic Guanaja ($7.80) and Strawberry ($6.80). By the way, this reminds me of the flavour selection for McDonald’s Sundaes
My favourite was the Strawberry Softserve ($6.80), essentially a deconstructed version of their Strawberry Short Cake ($6) with softserve.
It was sprinkled with strawberries, peanuts, chocolate pearls, strawberry sauce on top of the smooth, rich and milky softserve made from Hokkaido Milk by Japan’s Yosutba Milk Company.
Dig further to uncover chunks of fluffy strawberry sponge cake underneath the pile of toppings with an additional crunch.
Chocolate lovers should enjoy the Guanaja Softserve ($7), which on the other hand, came with chunks of chocolate sponge hidden beneath all the toppings.
While the design of the cup is meant for takeaways, the top-heavy soft serve cup tends to topple easily when one is not careful.
For a lighter bite, an Affogato ($3.50) is available made using the same Hokkaido softserve with a shot of hot espresso.
Known for the cakes, fans of Rive Gauche Patisserie can still get their dose of happiness from their cake selection: Guanaja ($7), Strawberry Short Cake ($6), Mango ($6), Yuzu Cheesecake ($8) and Tiramisu ($7) here.
Rive Gauche Patisserie
CityLink Mall, #B1-16, Singapore 039393
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. Daniel’s Food Diary paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.