When I was 12 years old, I overheard my mother and sister talking about something. I couldn’t really figure exactly what they were saying but they were behaving all strange and secretive. It had to be important. It had to be significant. I had to know.
So I asked. “What are you talking about?”
To my surprise, they refused to tell me. “You don’t have to know. You don’t have to know just yet.” I persisted and persisted but they refused to tell me. I pled and whined but nothing, not a single word from either of them, and that made me incredibly suspicious.
What were they hiding from me? Why wouldn’t they tell me?
What news was so significant and yet, crucial that I didn’t know about it?
So in the middle of the night, laying on my bed and staring at my celling, I came to the conclusion that I was dying. I probably had some terminal illness, like cancer of the eyebrows or something and was going to die in a couple of months. They were just finding a way to tell me. They just wanted to shield me from the harsh truth. They just wanted me to die happy. They probably wanted me to take my PSLE (Primary School Leaving Examination) before I died.
L’etoile Cafe, also known as the Star Cafe in French, is a lovely cafe located at the junction of Owen Road and Dorset Road. The cafe’s interior is designed around the theme of Japanese and French culture, giving it a calm yet classy ambiance, making it perfect for dinner dates, business meetings or just hanging out. I’ve been there twice for study dates with my clique and the unique design of the cafe made me feel as if I was visiting another country.
I would usually go up to the second floor as it was much quieter than all the coffee-making and cup-banging downstairs. There ain’t any toilets upstairs so that’s one disadvantage but the good thing is that the toilet is really clean and smells heavenly, not kidding - I can sleep in there. Here’s some pictures of the first floor:
Very pretty, isn’t it? Well, the second floor doesn’t disappoint either for it brings out the peaceful homeliness of the cafe. During the day, it has a calm and bright atmosphere. When night falls, the place becomes a dim and romantic getaway for couples.
There would always be a staff upstairs tending to customers’ needs so that they don’t have to go downstairs to place their orders. Their service is pretty good; the waiters/waitresses never fail to greet us with warm smiles no matter how late it is. Good job :D
Now for the food - pretty pricey for their average quality. Tried the Azuki bean Green Tea Chiffon Cake, Scones, Beef Pho and Chocolate Rocky ice cream; they weren’t up to my expectations and tasted quite normal, no uniqueness to them. I heard that the Bread & Butter Pudding is their signature dessert and is always sold out by late afternoon. Bake more please!
The cafe’s cool hand-drawn/written menus~ The names were very creative and amusing.
Beef Pho - It was below my expectations in terms of both quality and quantity which did not justify the price.
Scones with strawberry jam and butter. My friend calls them Stones because they were really hard when they’re supposed to be fluffy and soft. Quite hard to slice too.
Chocolate Rocky Ice Cream. It contains no sugar (Really? Probably loads of stabilizers then) and has prebiotics in them.
Address: 160 Owen Road, Singapore 218953
Phone: +65 9004 0160
How to go there: Click Here
Nearest MRT: Farrer Park MRT (Exit E)
Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 11AM to 10PM, Saturday and Sunday - 9AM to 10PM
I would come to L’etoile Cafe to read a book and sip some earl grey tea, just not for the food.