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PS. Cafe (Palais Renaissance)

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PS Cafe is located on the second level of Palais Renaissance and speciailises in homemade cakes such as chocolate fudge cakes, sticky date cake, pecan pie, florida key lime pie as well as coffee.

Mon - Thu: 09:30 - 00:00

Sun: 09:30 - 00:00

Fri - Sat: 09:30 - 01:00

Eve of PH: 09:30 - 01:00

+65 68872207
$43 based on 89 submissions
Lunch (34 votes), Brunch (31 votes), Chillout (30 votes)
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Chic, Charming, Intimate Cafe

Full PS. Cafe review: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/02/ps-cafe.html


Established in 1999 as part of the Projectshop clothing store, PS. Cafe soon gained a following of its own for its relaxing, casual, yet elegant ambience, and generous portions of food. Early on though, the quality of food and service was inconsistent, as several of my visits during the early part of the 2000s left a bad impression, and I swore off PS. Cafe for several years. This valentine's however, she decided on PS. Cafe, and I'm glad to say the experience went well.

Ambience at PS. Cafe is casual, yet elegant and relaxing. The chic look of Projectshop has carried over, with dark wooden panelling and beams overhead, comfortable wooden furniture, along with low ambient lighting, accentuated by bright spotlights at night, or natural sunlight during the day. There is a certain charming lushness of the countryside at PS. Cafe, due to the use of plants, and the spaciousness of the interior is thoughtfully crafted to still allow for private conversations and small enclaves. PS. Cafe is perfect for romantic dates!

Service at PS. Cafe is professional and friendly. Staff greet and seat you with a smile, are proactive in offering drinks or desserts, knowledgable on the menu, and able to make recommendations. I like that the service standards are close to a fine dining establishment, with staff coming around to ask for feedback and check on your meal. Food is also served rather quickly. Very good! Menu descriptions are comprehensive and apt, but I wish PS. Cafe could have included pictures in the menu as well.

Food at PS. Cafe is best described as modern European, with a mix of influences from American, British, French, Italian, and Singaporean cuisines. PS. Cafe is known for their large, generous portion sizes, and sharing is recommended. Generally, food is well prepared and tasty, and dishes are well balanced, with rustic country style plating and presentation. Prices tend to be rather high, as befits the standards here, budget about SGD $55 per person for a meal.

The Crab Tart (SGD $32) resembles a quiche, with delicate hand deshelled blue swimmer crab meat baked in a buttery shortcrust pastry shell, along with kaffir lime and chili. The result is a light, delicate pastry, where the crust crumbles away when cut, and the generous portion of spiced crab meat within releases a fragrant aroma. Served with a fresh garden salad, a yummy prawn bisque gravy, and spicy home made harissa chili.

The Vodka Cheng Teng Cocktail (SGD $19) is inspired by the classic Singaporean dessert of Cheng Teng. Featuring dried longans, white fungus, barley, red dates, and ginko nuts, infused with vodka, the initial taste is exactly the same as a cold cheng teng, followed by the stronger taste of vodka. Pleasant and refreshing.


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• 15 Feb 2015 • 356 reviews • 55 followers

Chic, Charming, Intimate Cafe

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Full PS. Cafe review: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2015/02/ps-cafe.html


Established in 1999 as part of the Projectshop clothing store, PS. Cafe soon gained a following of its own for its relaxing, casual, yet elegant ambience, and generous portions of food. Early on though, the quality of food and service was inconsistent, as several of my visits during the early part of the 2000s left a bad impression, and I swore off PS. Cafe for several years. This valentine's however, she decided on PS. Cafe, and I'm glad to say the experience went well.

Ambience at PS. Cafe is casual, yet elegant and relaxing. The chic look of Projectshop has carried over, with dark wooden panelling and beams overhead, comfortable wooden furniture, along with low ambient lighting, accentuated by bright spotlights at night, or natural sunlight during the day. There is a certain charming lushness of the countryside at PS. Cafe, due to the use of plants, and the spaciousness of the interior is thoughtfully crafted to still allow for private conversations and small enclaves. PS. Cafe is perfect for romantic dates!

Service at PS. Cafe is professional and friendly. Staff greet and seat you with a smile, are proactive in offering drinks or desserts, knowledgable on the menu, and able to make recommendations. I like that the service standards are close to a fine dining establishment, with staff coming around to ask for feedback and check on your meal. Food is also served rather quickly. Very good! Menu descriptions are comprehensive and apt, but I wish PS. Cafe could have included pictures in the menu as well.

Food at PS. Cafe is best described as modern European, with a mix of influences from American, British, French, Italian, and Singaporean cuisines. PS. Cafe is known for their large, generous portion sizes, and sharing is recommended. Generally, food is well prepared and tasty, and dishes are well balanced, with rustic country style plating and presentation. Prices tend to be rather high, as befits the standards here, budget about SGD $55 per person for a meal.

The Crab Tart (SGD $32) resembles a quiche, with delicate hand deshelled blue swimmer crab meat baked in a buttery shortcrust pastry shell, along with kaffir lime and chili. The result is a light, delicate pastry, where the crust crumbles away when cut, and the generous portion of spiced crab meat within releases a fragrant aroma. Served with a fresh garden salad, a yummy prawn bisque gravy, and spicy home made harissa chili.

The Vodka Cheng Teng Cocktail (SGD $19) is inspired by the classic Singaporean dessert of Cheng Teng. Featuring dried longans, white fungus, barley, red dates, and ginko nuts, infused with vodka, the initial taste is exactly the same as a cold cheng teng, followed by the stronger taste of vodka. Pleasant and refreshing.


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• 12 Jan 2015 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

Missing the days of good comfort food

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PS Cafe Palais was one cafe that I frequent and would recommend anyone for a nice place to have a get-together like me & my friends.  We'll faithfully return to the cafe as we believe it has sustained it's standard over the years despite having new cafes springing up everywhere.

However, this is no longer the same as the standard & quality of food has taken a dive.  We left disappointed on our 2 recent visits and am unable to return till it improves.  We no longer able to convince ourselves that it's justify to pay for such quality. 

On the other side of the coin, we never experience bad service like the others. Guess this is the only pulling factor for our recent 2 visits.
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• 15 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

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Can't help but to agree with the few reviews on bad & biased services with PS Cafe.

I am a fan for PS Cafe & usually recommend them for any coffee breaks, lunches & dinners.

It was a couple of months back i visited the Paragon outlet for my usual coffee & dessert, was served with melted ice cream with my cake & was told is it like that, However when an ang-mo came seated next to us ordered the same dessert, the ice cream was perfect.

2 week ago i had lunch at the Palais Renaissance, when ask for service, the waiter didn't even bother to response with an eye contact but just put up hand like the "talk to hand" sign.

No doubt the food is quite decent, but it will cost about $70 per head for a main course, dessert & coffee. Unless have crazing otherwise i will not get there again.

I strongly suggest all willing to pay diners to try other cafes & hopefully with a better dinning experience.

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