Paul Bakery in Singapore

Paul Bakery

Paul Bakery has opened in Singapore with much fanfare, and it’s not difficult to understand why the French boulangerie/patisserie is packed with customers everyday.

For those who have been to Europe, Paul Boulangerie is the place for them to relive those wonderful memories of having a warm croissant and a cup of coffee during winter. For others who have heard much about Paul from their friends, the new restaurant in Singapore gives them the chance to try something before they go Europe.

The question on everyone’s mind is no doubt whether Paul Boulangerie in Singapore is the same as Europe.

Let’s be realistic. It’s impossible to replicate the experience in Singapore. I mean, even if you’re just having a croissant from Paul by the roadside in Paris, it’s still going to taste better as compared to dining in the restaurant in Singapore. Everything tastes better when you are on a holiday.

Paul Bakery Desserts

We had a Lemon Tart ($6.1), Mixed Fruits Tart ($6.4), Chocolate Cake ($5.1) and Eclair Chocolat ($5.6). All of them were decent, but not blow-my-socks-off good.

That being said, I am still glad that Paul Bakery is finally in Singapore. At least now I have a place to get my Pain au chocolat while saving up for a trip to Europe. Besides desserts and bread, they also serve proper food; it is a nice all-day dining restaurant in Orchard.

Singapore Food Blog Review
Paul Bakery
391A Orchard Road
#03-16/16A/17 Ngee Ann City Tower A
Tel: +65 6836 5932
Sun–Thu: 8.30am – 10pm
Fri–Sat: 8.30am – 11pm


For more recommendations, read my list of dessert places in Singapore


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21 COMMENTS

The problem with Paul Singapore is not the fact that they are located in singapore and not paris but the fact that they serve substandard bread, usually stale. Paul have many outlets all around the world where they kerp quality of their bread high, ubfortunately not the outlet in Singapore. And it is possible to have great bread in Singapore, an excellent example being Maison Kayser. Paul have just really bad management and they are thinking that they can sell low quality products to singaporeans just because of their name. It’s like implyinf that we will eat anything exprnsive as we dont know what good bread tastes like. That’s offensive.

Ya, I agreed with you. Went there with hubby and it’s really expensive on their so so food. Fruit tart costs $6 plus.. And Delifrance’s taste better.

Totally. When I saw that it was up and coming, there were so much anticipation. And when I finally tried it, it was so not worth the money and big slam on the expectation. I didnt even finish what we ordered. And their service was, I can only say our Macdonalds chaps are more enthusiastic than them. When I wanted to express my displeasure about the quality of food and service, I was attended by a blur supervisor who came and peered at our table and not knowing how to do basic service recovery. Not that I am complaining here, am only sharing my experience. Definitely not a place I will go again and only recommend to people who I have no much liking.

If blow-your-socks-off bread is what you’re after, forget Paul bakery and head to Scott square where you’ll find Maison Kayser. Their location is certainly not as glamorous as Paul’s but their bread (all their different breads) is gorgeous. By the way, as a French living in Singapore, I can tell you Paul has never been a top end bakery even in Paris, but Maison Kayser is and their Singapore outlet lives up to their standard.

“they are thinking that they can sell low quality products to singaporeans just because of their name. It’s like implyinf that we will eat anything exprnsive as we dont know what good bread tastes like” –> I think this is very true, Singaporeans are pretty ignorant in terms of European food in general. This is also proven by the fact that they eat everyday in shitty hawkers centers.

not all hawker centres are shitty.
you can find excellent food, if you are willing to travel.
in fact, hawker’s food can be better than foodcourt’s food.

I went to Paul bakery tdy with 2 frens. One bald head usher directed us to a round table outside. The round table was quite small hence I requested for 2 round table to be combined but e bald headed usher said they have limited table for wkend n insisted we sit according to his arrangement (there r 3 tables empty n no queue behind me). A while later 3 Ang mo came n he arranged them to sit at e 2 round combined table. I asked him e reason y he could do that and his replied “You want to take over job?” he didn’t even bother by my concern. Because of his unfairness, it causes a long queue behind. Is this Paul Bakery’s service? Their price is not cheap yet I deserve this kind of treatment. Really not recommended to visit again!!!

Passed by Paul Bakery a few times but never attempt to buy anything.

Today, finally decided to buy a loaf of white bread for testing. Gosh, it was expensive at $8.80. But I purchased it as I heard that yeast was not used for leavening.

After reading above comments, this will be the last time I will be buying from Paul, partly because it was too expensive as compare to Cedele.

i went to paul’s twice, first time was on the weekday evening. as mentioned above, they always have a good crowd, so when it came to their service i would say yes, its horrible. so i thought never mind, ill give it another chance,perhaps they are busy.

second time i went there it was a saturday noon, we waited for an hour, but that doesnt hurt cos my friends from overseas wanted to try paul’s.

unlucky enough we got a table at the very end, furniture looks like something that’s been kept in the basement for too long. The wall’s plain white, whereas other sections are nicely wallpapered. so i asked if we can wait for another table, guess what, they asked us to re-queue again. im not sure if that’s the standard, but i have never been treated that way before. and since we have waited for almost an hour in the q, we’re not waiting for another hour, we decided to just take the seats.

the waiters are always busy, taking order and getting check takes forever. BUT once ure done with your meal, they will approach you in the total opposite manner, provide you with the menu and asked if we would like dessert.

and after the bad service that they never fail to show, we decided not to, and not coming back!

I just had lunch at Paul’s. Honestly I really like the food. When it comes to the service, it only word come up: horrible. I just don’t get it….why such establishment like Paul can have such bad manner employees??? Why can they be more courteous toward clients?

i tried quite a number to their pastry… the eclair, too sweet to enjoy and priced way too high… only item that i go back for is the Pain au chocolat. it is good… and i do agree that Maison Kayser does have better options…

Roberto

Shitty hawker food? I don’t think it’s right to say that. I think to each his own. Your comment is very offensive.

Tried Paul’s a few times. Dine-in was bad (like everyone mentioned, the service was slow and lacklustre) but my husband and I did enjoy the baguette. We usually buy them home and prepare sandwiches on our own. I agree that delifrance tarts do taste better, at least the crust is tastier but the baguettes are fine. If you happen to be in the vicinity and want to pack some bread home, it is fine but otherwise, there are better choices around.

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@Stupido Roberto

Seriously? If you think all hawker food is “shitty” then you know absolutely F-all about food. Stick to your bread, steak, salads or whatever that is you consume or better still, go back to where you came from.

I absolutely agree with Roberto. You people have to go out more. Paul represents one of the more decent food outlets around that is a refreshing break from the many branded food franchises that try to lick your ego by asking you redundant questions and selling you food that taste like a primary school kid’s science project. I know, I know, that $6 tart was too expensive, probably because it lacked the presentation that you people are so used to, which have little value to discerning adults and grown ups who actually know what they put inside their mouths to pamper their velvety tongues.

Delifrance……..my goodness, I’m actually seeing this name here. WTF.

Hawker food died when people wrote about the old fishing village that was Singapore before 1965, which we all know came from a textbook written by your delirious dads and mums who failed primary school maths.

You’re all welcome. Go drown yourselves in modern hawker food and Saw Phaik Hwa’s Delifrance, you sick, sick bunch of dimwits #%^%*%+

To be honest, I don’t consider Paul bakery in France as an excellent bakery. They seem to bake frozen food in France. In Paris, I wouldn’t go to Paul unless it was the only bakery around.

Paul in France is like Delifrance in Singapore.
It is just another franchise that ventured geographically to expand capitalism.
In France, their price is consider slightly more expensive.

I didn’t think Paul was worth the money in Singapore, especially dining in.

The bread, if fresh from the oven, is pretty good. The again, what doesn’t beat freshly baked bread?

I don’t think the point is to replicate eating in a European country, but in fact the taste of a good bread and pastries. In fact, Paul is very much overhyped by bloggers and what-nots. I hope the authors on this blog would be more truthful or straight to the point since its one of the most read food review blogs in Singapore.

If you’re looking for good bread, why not try Maison Kayser?

Went to Paul at Trader’s twice lately because one of my son was not with us in the 1st visit and wanted to try. Both times the bread was way too hard. Another thing that disappointed me was the restaurant’s apparent habit of dumping a basket of bread without offering plates or butter. It happened in my 1st visit and in my 2nd visit, I had to ask the Chinese waiter twice after waiting 10 minutes before he nonchalantly gave us plates to eat our bread; that was before our main course. I don’t know if its customary in French restaurants of this range, but it would take very little effort for the staff to ask guests if they wanted butter or plates (if one has to ask for plates in the first place) rather than dump the bread and disappear. This is probably the last time I will go to Paul’s….

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