Mon - Thu: 09:30 - 00:00
Sun: 09:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat: 09:30 - 01:00
Eve of PH: 09:30 - 01:00
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.
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The food at PS is not fantastic though the portions are huge. I like the crab tart (which is only served at Palais). Their quiche (varies from day to day) is a hit and miss- dry tart and the tart to filling ratio isn't perfect (too much of the former). Their brunch menu is also rather forgettable.
Of all the outlets that have sprouted over the island (all central in fact), my favorite is still the one at Palais Renaissance. It's the perfect place to hang out after a day of shopping and it's quiet (Harding is really noisy) and airy (unlike the claustrophobic Paragon and A.S.H outlets). There's a choice of outdoor seating which is a good option if the weather is not overly humid.
So why do i keep going back? For the desserts of course! Their cakes are quite consistent and so far they haven't failed me when i have a sweet craving. I love the steamed apple pudding with butterscotch sauce and real vanilla ice cream. Tender juicy caramelized apple chunks on top of a warm brown sponge that soaks up that butterscotch sauce and neutralized with a fragrant vanilla ice cream- it's an explosion of taste and texture. This is only available at Palais as well (another reason to go there!). I don't like their sticky date pudding at Harding, too much of the date skin which really scratches the throat. Dates are also too sweet for my liking.
This is best eaten with the truffle shoestring fries. If you see the mountain of fries you would understand the need for desserts. The same could be said for the size of the pudding as well. It may look small but i can never finish 1 by myself. So the said combination is best shared with friends. Share the calories and share the love. :))
If you are a chocolate fan, go for the Blackout chocolate cake. Let me warn you first, it's a huge slab of cake. I once had this with A, D and L (we had another ginger cheesecake and truffle fries) and we couldn't finish the chocolate cake! S believed that he could finish a slice on his own (as lunch) and i think he only managed 55% of it. I call this the Blackout challenge. Let me know if you can finish this alone, I'll put your picture up!
In short, PS is a nice chill out place. Good for desserts and small snacks. Not so much for mains. It's also kinda overpriced too for the food they serve but it's alright if you share it with friends.
Marvellous food. Am surprised by its starter - cocktail prawns. Needless to say, fresh prawns with a small spread of avocado dip on a pile of purple cabbage with dressing. PS cesar salad never fails to impress. Topped with grilled chicken. It's well marinated with herbs and honey Dijon. Blends really well with all the other ingredients in the salad. Love it.
Mains - steak sandwich and Wellington mushroom. I prefer the steak sandwich. At medium done, the steak is tender. Bread is nicely toasted with some charred that enhances the flavour.
Too full for dessert. Gotta give it a miss this thumb round. But hey, it's Thumbs up from me for PS Cafe!
View the full menu here: http://chewingyum.com/2015/11/18/ps-cafe-paragon/
Went there for their very well known truffle fries. Overall, have to say I was pretty underwheled. Yes, the fries were pretty good, but the rest of the menu was decent at best, but for the price they're asking, one would expect a lot more. The service was mediocre, which is a waste because the ambience is really cool.
Overall, maybe give it a visit if you haven't before, just for the truffle oil fries. Maybe the service is better now.
I found the full menu here if anyone wants to check it out: http://chewingyum.com/2015/11/18/ps-cafe-paragon/