“Which is your favourite cafe in Singapore?”
There are some places like Prive Bakery Cafe and PS Cafe that I love for their ambience; other places like Oriole cafe and Epicurious for the affordability; and Artichoke, Spruce and Barracks for the food. But when it comes to a cafe that I go all the time, Marmalade Toast is definitely the place.
Marmalade Toast Cafe is a hidden gem in Orchard Road. It has been around for very long, but even up till now, I’m surprised that not many people know about them. Located at a corner of Ngee Ann City, the cafe is a simplified version of Marmalade Pantry restaurant. They have a pretty straightforward menu of salads, wraps, sandwiches and desserts – everything priced reasonably under $10.
The best thing about Marmalade Toast, aside from it being a hidden gem in Orchard Road, is that the prices are affordable. It serves the same desserts as Marmalade Pantry, but at a lower price.
I can’t remember exactly when they changed the interior, but the decor is now different. It has a yellow theme but it doesn’t matter since I don’t go there for the “ambience” anyway.
I’ve always maintained that Marmalade Pantry has one of the best cupcakes in Singapore. Among the cupcakes ($4.5) there, my favourite is definitely the lemon cupcake. It is that good. I also like the William pear chocolate cupcake and strawberry cupcake. Some of the flavors like nutella, peanut butter and red velvet are too dry for my liking.
For cakes, the chocolate truffle cake ($5.5) is good, but it is extremely dense, making it impossible to finish unless you share it with someone. The carrot cake ($5.5) is also one of the better ones that I’ve had before. The blueberry cheesecake ($5.5), as well as the pear tart, are some of the items that I always order. If you are a fan of lemon desserts, you must try the lemon meringue sponge cake and lemon tart.
Marmalade Toast is my favourite cafe in Orchard road. It is the place that I go when I want a quiet space for a quick bite. Life is good when you enjoy a cup of tea, read a book and have desserts for a leisure afternoon high tea.
Here’s the direction if you are wondering where it is: from level two of Takashimaya department store, walk towards the kinokuniya direction and look out for a “secret” pathway between Christiam Louboutin and Marc Jacobs. Have fun!
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Unit 02-11 Ngee Ann City
391 Orchard Road
Tel: +65 6733 8489
Weekday: 8am – 7pm
Sat: 9am – 7pm
Sun: 10am – 6pm
For more recommendations, read my list of best cafes in Singapore