When it comes to having pastries in Singapore, Le Matin Patisserie is one of those highly sought after.

Its pastry boxes like the “Grand Matin” were often sold out fast during lock-down days – providing comfort through bites.

Sometimes I would head over to the Raeburn Park outlet to have a pastry or two (because getting an entire box was usually too much to consume for me), but I am glad there are easier alternatives now.

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You can now head to the new café outlet at Robinson Road, or at smaller pop-up within Porcelain Café at Orchard Paragon. The Raeburn Park unit now serves as a central kitchen.

A little background: Owner Singaporean Chef Mohamed Al-Matin trained at Le Cordon Bleu Sydney, and worked at some of the renowned patisseries there including Adriano Zumbo Patisserie and Black Star Pastry.

He was previously the Head Pastry Chef of Restaurant Andre, and was also Pastry Sous Chef at one of the best restaurants in the world – Noma. An impressive resume.

With more than 7 years of experience in fine pastry making, he is an expert when it comes to pastries and desserts. Was akin to having pastries served in fine-dining restaurants.

I visited the Robinson Road outlet which was previously occupied by Mellower Coffee, and had sufficient seating spaces.

While the queue didn’t seem that intimidating, the wait was considerably long – perhaps a combination of not-too-smooth operations, customers buying a lot back office, lack of service staff, and some bottleneck situations.

For example, customers in line were allocated specific seats, though other people who just walked in may not know about it and would occupy them, leading to some confusion.

You may just be tempted to buy up many items from the display counter.

Some of the popular pastries are the Croissant ($4.50), Almond Croissant ($7.50), Kouign Amann ($7.50), Pain Au Chocolat ($7.50), and Pistachio Escargot ($7.50), and Smoked Cruffin ($9).

Prices are higher than the usual (understandable), but I was still surprised/shocked to see a $55 Strawberry Shortcake. The counter person explained it required loads of skills, effort and layering to create the piece.

The classic Croissant ($4.50) is the traditional plain croissant laminated with French AOP butter.

Though the more impressionable one would be the Pain Au Chocolat ($7.50) stuffed with luscious Valrhona dark chocolate and finished with a shiny Dark chocolate belt.

For something more luxe and substantial, there are the Escargot Escargot ($13), Ox Tongue & Cheese Croissant Panini ($17), Fermented Mushroom Quiche ($12), and Chicken & Avocado Sourdough Focaccia ($14).

The recommend would be the Wagyu & Bone Marrow Sausage Roll ($15), with minced wagyu beef rolled up in flaky puff, topped with bone marrow and glazed with black garlic and garnished with a thyme stem.

The price is a meal in itself.

I was keen to try to “77 Robinson Exclusive” which is a series of Breakfast Cakes, from Pain Perdu ($12), Avo on Toast ($12), Pancake Stack ($13), and Granola Bowl ($12).

They look like miniature versions of the actual food, but are actually cakes with various elements.

The Avo on Toast ($12) was surprisingly with its various textures and it was colder than expected.

What you get is Grilled pecan financier “toast” stacked with avocado mousse and sourdough creameux finished with a shaving of brown cheese and vegemite dust.

Am keen to try out more items, but I think I will wait for operations to be fuller and queue to get shorter first.

Le Matin Patisserie
77 Robinson Road, #01-03, Singapore 068896
Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

290 Orchard Road, #04-48 The Paragon (within Porcelain Cafe), Singapore 238859
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm (Wed – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

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