Once in a while, you get a hipster café that appears in the happening Ang Mo Kio neighbourhood. And finally, not just the usual eggs ben and waffles.
Galettes located at Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 (with Pine Garden as its neighbour) specialises in making crepes – the thin, flat French-style pancakes. (Just so that everyone is on the same page, “crepe” is typically pronounced ending with the “ape” sound, not “creep” or “crap”.)
(A galette is basically a savoury crepe.)
The creperie serves up a comprehensive menu resolving around the French crepe, with sweet and savoury creations, and crepe cakes.
They don’t just buy or source their crepes from elsewhere. You can see their service staff make their crepe cakes LAYER by LAYER – and that is likely to take hours.
On the savoury end, options include the All Day Breakfast ($14), and Funghi & Cheese ($10), while sweet crapes offered are the Crepe Suzette ($12.50) and Cherry Jubilee ($12.50) with flambeed dark cherries.
The Crepe Suzette features Galettes signature sauce, orange slices, flambeed in Cointreau for a finishing touch, served with a scoop of Vanilla Gelato to balance out the acidity.
As I was feeling kind of full, I had the Crepe Cake instead ($6.50) with flavours of Crème Brulee, Dark Chocolate, Lemon and Strawberry.
The cake was on the lighter end and not too sweet, with beautiful thin layers. I am comparing this with the other familiar brand, and I wished that the cream could have been smoother and more delicate.
While the café serves up a small repertoire of bites such as Paprika Fries ($6.50), Spam Fries ($8) and Sweet Potato Fries ($7), I thought that the Har Cheong Kai Wings ($8 for 6 pieces) were note-worthy with that distinct prawn paste taste, and juicy, well-marinated meat.
They should continue exploring the savoury end since this is their strength.
Coffee is sourced from micro-roasters Sarnies, with an Espresso at $3 and Latte at $4.50.
Crepe desserts are typically something you find in fancier establishments with a much higher price tag. Happiness is finding this in the neighbourhood at a much affordable price point.
529 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-2365, Singapore 560529
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)