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Saint Marc Cafe (VivoCity)

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Saint Marc Cafe is a Japanese chain serving freshly baked breads, coffee, sandwiches and Japanese style parfaits. Its signature Chocoro is a flaky and buttery croissant with bittersweet dark chocolate wrapped within the dough.

Daily: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 62222309
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hit and miss - still worth visiting

Just went to their new east coast branch for brunch today - I recommend the place for having really good pastries and desserts. Their Danish is actually one of the best I had in Singapore, and their croissant up to the level of French bakeries . I Particularly liked their ham and cheese croissant and must also Mention their very good quality ham. One last thing to mention is that they stock yogurts from "la ferme des peupliers", one of the best Brands in France , and worth every penny . However, when we arrived at 1pm , we were given a brunch menu that we ordered from . We got told then that the "brunch" menu was only available til noon (absolutely no mention of that on the menu). In that case, don't call it a brunch, call it breakfast ! And state the timing on the menu to avoid disappointment ... Or better, ditch the timing altogether to allow for proper brunch with your delicious pastries up until early afternoon ! I insisted with the waiter to see if items were actually still available in the kitchen , which they partly were. Service overall was very average: plates not coming all at the same time, having to stand up to have my bill settled... It's a shame because that place has a lot of potential.

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22 Feb 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

hit and miss - still worth visiting

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Just went to their new east coast branch for brunch today - I recommend the place for having really good pastries and desserts. Their Danish is actually one of the best I had in Singapore, and their croissant up to the level of French bakeries . I Particularly liked their ham and cheese croissant and must also Mention their very good quality ham. One last thing to mention is that they stock yogurts from "la ferme des peupliers", one of the best Brands in France , and worth every penny . However, when we arrived at 1pm , we were given a brunch menu that we ordered from . We got told then that the "brunch" menu was only available til noon (absolutely no mention of that on the menu). In that case, don't call it a brunch, call it breakfast ! And state the timing on the menu to avoid disappointment ... Or better, ditch the timing altogether to allow for proper brunch with your delicious pastries up until early afternoon ! I insisted with the waiter to see if items were actually still available in the kitchen , which they partly were. Service overall was very average: plates not coming all at the same time, having to stand up to have my bill settled... It's a shame because that place has a lot of potential.
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  • Really yummy Danish plate - but disappointing chococroco
24 Dec 2014 • 38 reviews • 0 follower

I thought it would be a pleasant experience, but...

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Well, as you all would have guessed what I would say next, the experience was an utter nightmare. I am referring to the new outlet at east coast park. First of all, when we started looking at the menu, there were not much choices to choose from. After we ordered our food, things got worse. Just a simple liter of plain water took about 1/2 hour to arrive! They charged it at $1 per liter. And, it took another 1/2 hour for most of our food to arrive, which tasted just AVERAGE. We were not expecting that at all! After we ate, we noticed that one of my family member's dish had not arrived yet! We were shocked and we told one of the staff to check if the Chef was preparing our order. To our horror, the chefs have forgotten my family member's order, which was carbonara, due to "some problems in the kitchen" (I got a feeling this reason was just an excuse). My family member became frustrated and he cancelled the order, asking for the bill immediately without eating his lunch at all! This has been a frustrating and upsetting experience for us as a family and I feel that good food should come with good service, and these two criteria were far from reach In this cafe we went. It turned out to be more bullshitting than we thought it would be. Nothing had been worth it in this cafe. I strong suggest that none of you should go to the St Marc cafe in East Coast Park. According to the other reviews, it looks like the vivocity brunch is much better :)
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02 Nov 2014 • 34 reviews • 1 follower

Lovely desserts!

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For my full review and photos, please view:

http://jankliciouz.blogspot.sg/2014/11/st-marc-cafe-review.html
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11 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

New East Coast Beach Restaurant...Fast food at restaurant price!

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Went to the new full restaurant serviced St Marc Cafe at Eaat Coast Beach for breakfast on a weekend. After being seated in the restaurant, we were clearly disappointed that the breakfast menu only consist of 3 items-breakfast platter, french toast and the usual mini chococro. Plain water will be charged at $1 per jug! They also offer their usual royal milk tea and coffee drinks etc. When our breakfast were served, we were clearly disappointed, the serving is mediocre. The accompanying French fries were burnt, the croissant did not have any butter or jam to go along with, the ham was two small miserable pieces. The hot matcha latte was already sweetened and way too sweet. We were given a wooden disposable stirrer for the tea. When we feedback to the staff about the limited breakfast selection, they were rude and defensive in their answers. The saving grace was the sweet polite manager who explained the restaurant has not fully launched yet. Overall, I will not return for breakfast again. There other other better cafes which is more value for money and with better selection. Will suggest to come here only for their dessert items which are served from 12pm onwards. 
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13 Aug 2014 • 579 reviews • 20 followers

Get the Little Fuji

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For more reviews, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.com

 A Japanese import with over 300 outlets worldwide, this cafe serves up pretty delectable confectionery and freshly brewed coffee. Just think of this as a bread-centric Japanese version of Starbucks.
 
 We had:

1) Little Fuji ($5.89) - a nut-studded pastry snowed with a towering swirl of soft serve vanilla ice-cream and caramel stripes: lovely and delicious
 
 2) Sweet Focaccia ($2.34) - simply twined with grated potato and cheese: a tad boring, a tad forgettable, but dependable as a tummy filler.
 
 3) Matcha Chococro ($2.43) - a green tea-infused rendition of their popular mainstay chocolate croissant: The pastry could have been a little more buttery, and flaky, but the filling, a balance of the bittersweet, was the highlight.
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