This post on Pantler in Telok Ayer Street should be an easy one to do. I will just have many photos to show the stylishly decorated bakery cafe and its beautiful cakes and pastries. Even some of the people there are quite good looking. The great thing is that Pantler’s cakes and pastries not only look alluring good, they are delicious as well.
Pantler is simply but elegantly decorated with clever use of lighting. The bakery is at the back of the long narrow shop house. The front portion is dominated by the display counter which takes up about half of the space. The place is bathe in soft yellow light but the glass cabinets are brightly lit to make the colourful cakes and pastries look even more tempting.
A wide array of freshly made tarts and cakes are on display. There are Opera, Cassis Mont Blanc, Tiramisu, Almond Pain du Chocolat, Pate de Fruits and the signature Yatsura. The creations of chef-owner Matthias Phua and Japanese chef Tomoharu Morita combine French chic with Japanese minimalism. The pieces look dainty, graceful and appealing.
Pantler sells whole cakes and cakes in slices. They have an online store where you can order their products and choose to pick them up or have them delivered.
Pantler also offers diners breakfast, sandwiches and salads. There are set meals which come with regular coffee.
The system at Pantler is one where you order and pay at the counter and the food and drinks will be served. You help yourself to water from the nice brass water jars at the water station.
We found the crew of young staff friendly, helpful and efficient.
We went to Pantler for coffee and desserts. We had a hard time choosing from the many enticing and exquisite looking desserts. We opted for a Rhubarb & Apple Tart ($6.80) and the Mille-feuille ($7.80). The latte was $5.80. GST and service charge were added to the bill.
The Rhubarb & Apple Tart was a treat. The shortcrust crust pastry base was a nice golden brown with a good texture. It can be easily cut but held together when lifted. The filling was flavourful with a tinge of spiciness. The tart was delectable but be warned – it was very sweet.
The traditional 3-layer Mille-feuille had really light flaky puff pastry which combined very well with the fresh pastry cream. The Mille-feuille was delightful and definitely one the best we have tasted in Singapore.
We enjoyed our coffee and desserts in Pantler very much. Almost everything in the place is attractive in an understated way. Nothing is loud or brash but it is obvious there is an element of style. The food may not be inexpensive but they look really good. The Mille-feuille was delicious. Apparently their Choux Crème, Ricotta Cheese Tarts, Pound Cakes and Cheese Cakes are also excellent. We shall surely be visiting Pantler at Telok Ayer again.
Overall Rating: 5 TOPs
198 Telok Ayer Street
Tel: +65 6221 6223
Mon – Fri: 8:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:30 am – 5:30 pm
Nearby Stations: Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer