Been meaning to try Patisserie Cake Shop for quite some time but never gotten round to do so until this afternoon. I planned to have a facial session at Elizabeth Arden but then I wasn’t able to contact the BA. Hence, I’ll probably do it on this coming Tuesday because my eyebrows were desperately in need of some trimmings! Anyhow, Kaylie and I decided to meet up at Patisserie Cake Shop for early high tea since my planned facial session was cancelled.
There were only a few patrons when we arrived. There are a few tables inside the cafe but I remembered seeing another few tables on the outside. You won’t even want to consider sitting outside especially under broad daylight unless you don’t mind being a roasted human by the end of your meal. It was freakin’ hot today! Was sweating the whole day despite the number of times I showered. *sigh*
The view of the cafe from where I sat.
Upon seated, we were being given menu. From what I heard, their pasta were good but I wasn’t in the mood for a heavy meal. Hence ordered sandwich and a piece of cake for myself. And yet I said I am not planning on having a heavy meal. LOL! The cake choices were not listed on the menu if I am not wrong. You have to proceed to the cake display chiller to choose what you want. They have quite an array of choices but I had Fruit Flan instead.
Grilled Tuna Cheese Sandwich | B$4.00
My sandwich of the day. It was very good in my opinion. The fillings were generous with cheese melting out. The french fries were deep fried to perfection. As a matter of fact, crunchy as well and soft on the inside. However, the coleslaw was a bit of a disappointment. I think the mayonnaise was too much for my liking.
Grilled Ham Slices Cheese Sandwich | B$4.00
Notice what’s different on the platter? You were given the choice to choose in between chips and french fries. Kaylie chose chips for hers. Quite a surprise to me. The chips were those from Pringles tube. That’s what the waitress told us anyways. Even Kaylie complimented that their sandwich was good.
Now here comes the desserts’ pictures …
Mango Pudding | B$2.20
Kaylie’s choice of dessert. According to her, it was a let down. She said there wasn’t anything special about the Mango Pudding and she had tried better. But she did mention that there were lychee pieces in the pudding though.
Fruit Flan | B$4.00
My choice of dessert, which is a fruit cake as you can see from the picture. The layers of fresh fruits cocktails in between the sponge cake were quite generous. But unfortunately, I find the sponge cake not to be as fluffy as how it should be. So, I am assuming that this cake wasn’t out freshly from the oven not long ago but perhaps for quite a few days already?
Overall Rating: 8 out of 10
Verdict: Customer service was quite good. Food was served promptly as well. A good environment for hangout and catching up with some friends. I had quite a high expectation on their desserts before I went there but ended up with a huge disappointment by the end of the day. But I would give their desserts a second chance some other day. Perhaps I should try their Tiramisu next time?
Patisserie Cake Shop
Unit 10, Block D,
Kampung Mata-Mata, Gadong,
Bandar Seri Begawan,