Popular lifestyle café Café Kitsune has finally opened in Singapore, found at Capitol Singapore – a short walking distance from City Hall MRT station.

If you are wondering why the fuss, Café Kitsune has always been a favourite for instagrammers – whether food, fashion or lifestyle influencers due to its branding.

Their first store opened in Tokyo way back in 2013.

There are now over 20 stores worldwide and can be found in Japan, New York, Bangkok, Jakarta, Shanghai, South Korea and finally Singapore.

The brand has Paris and Tokyo influences, being a French-Japanese electronic record label and fashion brand created by two designers Gildas Loaëc and Masaya Kuroki.

The word “kitsune” (きつね, 狐) actually refers to the mystical “fox” in Japanese folklore, thus you would find traces of foxes in the packaging, décor and accessories.

There seems to be less emphasis in the retail aspect in the Singapore outlet, as compared to say Bangkok’s EmQuartier branch.

On the menu are Sandos (yes Sandos again), with options of Egg Sando ($13) and Chicken Katsu Sando ($15).

I was recommended the Egg Sando ($13) which came with a Japanese-ajimata style egg sandwiched in the middle, along with creamy egg mayo with its filling.

This was a decent treat, though nothing much out of the ordinary (whether in terms of the bread or fillings) that would further excite you.

Customers seemed to be more delighted with the pastries, with options of Strawberry Shortcake ($13), Matcha Croissant ($13), Matcha Éclair ($11), Paris-Brest ($12), Chili Chocolate Tart ($12), to Yuzu Pistachio Strawberry Entremet ($13).

Prices are firm reminders of inflation in Singapore, especially with a Matcha Croissant costing $13 – and that’s not counting in the taxes.

Do be prepared to wait a while due to operation hiccups even for pastries (that are already available in the shelves), as orders may not arrive as fast as expect. (It could take 30 minutes for coffee or cakes.)

The Strawberry Shortcake was lightly sweet and petite, with light, fluffy cream.

Not too bad a choice, though still considered slightly pricey in comparison to other patisseries in Singapore.

There is quite a wide selection of cold drinks, from the refreshing Iced Earl Grey Strawberry Tea ($8.50), Iced Sparkling Spiced Apple ($8.50) to Iced Sparkling & Honey ($8.50).

Café Kitsune is known to be a place for photos and to be seen in (rather than for food-food), and this Singapore store does not seem to depart too far from it.

Café Kitsune Singapore
Capitol Singapore #01-11, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore 178905
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

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