Easties rejoice as the #EastCoastPlan is getting more exciting with the opening of FLOR Patisserie at Upper East Coast Road.
Fans of Japanese-style cakes and pastries will be familiar with FLOR Patisserie with 2 other outlets at Duxton Hill and Capitol Singapore. Their Siglap outlet works as their central kitchen.
Unlike their other outlets in Duxton and Capitol Singapore with a white and minimalist theme, this outlet has a more Scandinavian design with cemented walls and flooring, equipped with clean, simple furnitures and natural sunlight.
As “Flor” is a Portuguese word for “flower”, you would see traces of flowers and plants whether in their cake presentation or in their interior.
Using mainly fresh fruits which are lighter in flavour than conventional French pastries, locally-grown brand FLOR Patisserie doesn’t use artificial colourings or chemical agents in their cakes.
This new outlet at Upper East Coast Road can accommodate 8 tables for dine-in and also features a retail section selling some of their confectioneries.
Customers can choose from a wide selection of Tofu Chiffon ($15), Tea Capsules ($17 – $21), Cheese Tart (1 for $5, 10 for $45) and baking equipment.
The pastries on display are similar to other outlets as their new cakes are not ready during my visit.
Signature pastries include the Sophie ($9.50), Passion Donut ($9), Matcha sponge Paris Vert ($8.90), Tarts ($12.50) and Swiss roll ($7.48).
The Paris Vert ($8.90) comes with matcha cream and Azuki cream, encased within a match meringue and matcha sponge.
I enjoyed the soft, light and airy texture whereas the matcha taste was on the fainter side.
Their tarts ($12.50) were available in three different flavours: Pistachio, Raspberry Jam and Yuzu Strawberry.
The Tarte Aux Fraise et Pistache ($12.50) was a delightful treat with velvety smooth milk chocolate pistachio cream studded with crushed pistachio nuts within an almond tart base.
The tart shell was fragrant, buttery and crumbly, in contrast to the earthy and nutty pistachio cream, whereas the Japanese strawberry adds a refreshing acidity to it.
Specialty coffee is prepared using a 2-beans-blend of Brazil and Colombia from Alliance Coffee Solutions, available in Black ($6), White ($6) and Mocha ($6).
Their signature is the outlet-exclusive Tea Coolers ($8) prepared using capsules from Thee, topped with fruits.
4 different Tea Coolers can be found on their menu: Jasmine White Tea, Cherry Blossom Green Tea, Honey Granate and Apple Pie Tea.
The Cherry Blossom Green Tea was light and refreshing, made using lemon infusion with bits of strawberry and watermelon that adds a citrus touch to it.
With more cafes opening in the eats, FLOR Patisserie has added more vibrancy to the neighbourhood.
FLOR Patisserie East Coast
53 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455214
Opening Hours: 11am – 6:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.