i visited pique nique several months ago and was absolutely thrilled by the fact that their menu sported a variety of "mac & cheese" dishes. i recall ordering the carbonara mac & cheese as well as a maple syrup waflfe with ice cream - both of which i enjoyed a lot.
today, i returned to pique nique and was rather disappointed that the 'mac n cheese' menu was gone! instead, there was only petit mac & cheese and a mac & cheese with chicken ( i think ). in any event i had the regular carbonara which wasn't all that bad in the end. cream wasn't too heavy and the poached egg atop the speghetti was done pretty well.
my friend had a breakfast burger. the fries were burnt, as was the bacon. otherwise the burger was alright. the veg on the side was tad bitter though.
we ordered the salted caramel waffle for dessert. i was looking forward to this but when it arrived i was rather let down. the waffle was sort and mushy in the middle, and tasted somewhat like mildly sweet bread from the neighbourhood bakery. edges were clearly not crispy and the whole waffle deflated towards the middle - it was that 'soft'.
i would've rated this restaurant a little better except that the service was poor. the staff were not attentive. they were pre-occupied with their phones, or with talking amongst one another, or with playing 'pat a cake' games with each other. very unprofessional. on top of that, they were rude and clearly reluctant to do their jobs. also, the seats were full of crumbs.
i was very disappointed with the service.
I bought 4 slices for cake for $32. They were all tasteless and 2 were stale. Just goes to show a great chef does not make a good (or even passable) restauranteur.
There is better food at Starbucks.
Give it a miss.
This place is a casual dining place located at ngee ann city that focuses on tea time snacks and desserts. They do offer proper set menus here but if you are feeling hungry or have a large appetite, you might not be able to eat to your hearts contents here. Despite so, they do offer some fairly good sandwiches and waffles and cookies but their drinks like coffee is at the most average. It is still a nice and quiet place within the buzz of ngee ann city for customers to pop in and take a break and have a snack or two. Would recommend to patronise this place at tea time but that's about all that I can go.
Awful service. Sauces did not come despite repeated request for over 15mins. Staff were free and standing ard. In the end, customers had to self service and staff just stood there doing nothing. They seemed to be out of more than half the menu. They claimed they ran out of meatball and cheese so that rendered more than half the menu void. Customers were not informed prior to entering, until they placed their order. Staff barely spoke english and it was very difficult to catch what they were saying. Pasta portion was so small it made a happy meal look good. And it was three times the price of a happy meal. Fries came soaked in oil like fries that had been refried too many times. Do not patronise. We left feeling very dissatisfied.
A bit overdue but thank you to the wonderful team of waitresses that made my fiancée's birthday morning great! :) thanks for the birthday song on that quiet June 8th morning!
Also fabulous red velvet cupcake, one of the best we've had.
I haven't tried their pastries but i would recommend the Bacon Carbonara. It's not amazing but i think it's worth a try. What i like most about Pique Nique is their Peanut Butter Jelly milkshake.