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L’etoile Cafe @ Owen Road (Farrer Road) February 28, 2014

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L'etoile Cafe Display

Near to Farrer Park MRT station; near to where Little India is; there are three cafes that are widely popular and receive quite a bit of attention from bloggers and media.  L’Etoile is probably one of the most understated one, however frequented by many celebrities including my favourite Joanne Peh.  It is a Japanese inspired café with a Japanese-French influence.

L'etoile Cafe Merchandise

L’etoile also sells several knick knacks which are displayed on the first level of its café.  Yes!  In fact the café does have a second storey with more seats for a more intimate environment.  Apparently it has seen many baby showers, ROM,  birthday celebrations and even wedding proposals!  In fact, the café has been used as a filming location for several local drama serials.  That explains why celebrity know about this really secret gem!

L'etoile Cafe Post

In the recent Her World magazine, L’Etoile Café has been featured as one of the “Singapore’s Ultimate Coffee Trail” for cafes in the Central area.  The café is rather interesting because of it being decorated with many special ornaments which frankly speaking are really nice to look at, but not too sure if they are for sale.

L'etoile Cafe Cosy Corner

There are some interesting corners here and there in the café which really well worth the time stashing out in.  I love this sofa seat by the window in the first level.  Feels comfortable to be sitting at the sofa,  sipping the coffee and reading a book.  Feels like home.  However, some of its furniture are already quite tired looking and I think they should seriously consider to replace them because some are stained and some turn mouldy.

L'etoile Cafe French Toast with Scrambled EggsFrench Toast with Scrambled Eggs and Bacon ($8.50)

Ever since my first post on French Toast this year, I have been to several cafés and restaurants and ordered French Toast.  This makes my café hopping to be more interesting and hopefully bring some value to my readers who are seeking alternative to Eggs Benedict or Eggs Royale kind of brunch.  The French Toast here taste eggy, like how I would have done at home, drizzled with maple syrup and has hints of cinnamon to tickle your taste buds a bit.  However, I didn’t like the fact that they used two pieces of bread to form a “thick toast”.  The scrambled eggs were nice though a little over done (that’s my individual preference really).  The bacon tasted quite chewy and rather different from the ones I have usually.  Overall I think it is very value for money considering some other café probably charges more for the same.

L'etoile Cafe Cafe LatteCafé Latte ($4.50)

Coffee here was nothing extraordinary.  Their blends of coffee are from different origins and are sourced internally.  According to the Barista, they will be roasting their own beans very soon so “akan datang”!  I do enjoy the velvety smooth texture of how the milk is steamed.

L'etoile Cafe DisplayMeow….

L'etoile Cafe Cushy Sofa

Second level of the café is more cosy and intimate because the café is not exposed to full view of the passing traffic.  Actually the café sits in the corner of the shop houses that is very quiet.  I wouldn’t have known of this café if not because I was passing by while looking for Jewel Café at Rangoon Road.  They have several sofa sets which I felt were refurbished sofa.  When I was little I had this kind of sofa at home.  My mum now don’t like this type because they are very troublesome as you have to change the covers often.  I wonder how often the café change theirs.

L'etoile Cafe Owen Road

I really like the white washed shop front of L’etoile Café and the greens around it.  It makes the café to be more inviting than it already is.  No wonder all the accolades and features that the café received because it is well worth a visit, not only for its concept of a café mixed with retail, novelty décor and most importantly the value-for-money food choices you get here.

L’etoile Cafe
160 Owen Road
Singapore 218953
Tel: 6298 2872
Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday: 11am to 10pm
Saturday, Sunday & Public Holiday:  9amto 10pm

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Common Man Roasters @ Martin Road
Assembly Coffee @ Evans Road
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Artistry @ Jalan Pinang (Bugis)
Toby’s Estate @ Robertson Quay

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Comments»

1. anonymous - February 28, 2014

you should try the french toasts at riders cafe & jamaica blue. So very good!

2. jaytjk - February 28, 2014

Great review, thanks for sharing. Makes me want to visit the place too. There is this map called CafeSG that lets you find all the local cafes in Singapore! Super useful for cafe hopping and to discover new cafes near home and workplace.

http://cafesg.bigspoon.sg/

Hope to see more reviews from you

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