Being a high profile cafe, I kept seeing this place pop all over my Instagram feed. Finally, I set aside time to go find out for myself what all the buzz was really about. I went to two of their outlets, the one at Palais Renaissance and the one at Paragon. I have to say I absolutely love the layout of both the outlets. The posh vibe it gives off only draws you in and entices you to walk in to discover what else they have to offer.
What I Had
Although I usually don’t appreciate Aglio Olio, the Spicy King Prawn Aglio Olio ($29) was exquisite! It’s succulent grilled king prawns, spinach & spaghettini were perfectly tossed with garlic, olive oil and chilli which gave it an extra kick.
The PS Bolognese ($23) would have been quite ordinary if the pasta with homemade ground beef, bacon & tomato sauce, didn’t have hand grated parmesan cheese.
The PS Truffle Shoestring Fries ($29) definitely did not let me down. They were tossed with truffle oil and topped with heaps of grated parmesan & parsley for perfection. Of many truffle fries I have tried, not many come with cheese, so this one definitely takes the cake with its generous helping of parmesan cheese.
Keeping in the theme of pasta, the Chicken Pomodoro ($26) was something that would suit everyone’s taste buds perfectly. Topped with grated parmesan cheese, the creamy pasta went terribly well with the chunks of chicken and penne.
My boyfriend, on the other hand, chose something more Asian and got the Thai Chicken Basil Bowl ($23). Definitely packed with flavour, this one had a fried egg, tender shrimps and minced basil chicken to accompany the rice. Topped with chopped nuts and a small side of salad this was thoroughly satisfying.
Speaking of cakes, the famous Double Chocolate Blackout ($14.90) cake with dark chocolate sauce and a scoop of vanilla ice cream. This has undeniably been THE most chocolatey cake I have ever come across. It is so rich and moist, I could barely finish the portion alone! Thankfully, the ice cream helps to balance the flavours out well.
What I Loved
I simply fell in love with the ambience of this hideout. Both outlets manage to maintain a degree of exclusivity effortlessly and the decor really creates a really great hangout spot for those who just want to lounge around with their friends and loved ones. They have different menus for brunch, lunch, tea and dinner offering diners a wide variety of choices. They even have an outlet, PS Petit, that does takeout with a separate menu located at Tiong Bahru which is pretty neat as well. Not to mention they’re outlets are all open till pretty late for those who want to catch a late night bite!
Address: (Palais Renaissance)
Palais S.C, 390 Orchard Road,
Level 2, S 238871
Operating Hours: (Palais Renaissance)
Sat, Sun & PH, 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM / Last food order 4.00 PM
Mon – Fri, 11.30 AM – 4.00 PM / Last food order 4.00 PM
Mon – Fri, 3.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Sat, Sun & PH, 4.00 PM – 6.00 PM
Mon – Thu & Sun, 6.00 PM – 12.00 AM / Last food order 10.30 PM, Last bar order 11.00 PM
Fri, Sat & Eve of PH, 6.00 PM – 1.00 AM / Last Food Orders 10.30 pm, last bar order at 12.00AM
Paragon S.C, 290 Orchard Road,
Level 3, S 238859
Operating Hours: (Paragon)
Open daily from 9.30 AM – 10.30 PM for breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea.
Last food orders at 9.45 PM
Address: (PS Petit Tiong Bahru)
No.41 Blk 78. Guan Chuan St, S 160078
Operating Hours: (PS Petit Tiong Bahru)
Open daily from 11.00 AM – 11.00 PM
Last food orders at 10.30 PM