‘FLOR’ is a Portuguese word for flower. The FLOR Patisserie is certainly an attractive looking place and deserving of the name. But it is their Japanese-inspired French pastry creations that are the stunners. Browse the display and you encounter the first challenge – to decide which of the many beautiful cakes to buy. After you have crossed that hurdle, you will face the real challenge – can you bear to put a knife through one of these things?
The display and retail area take up the front half of the space at Flor Patisserie at Duxton Hill. There is a dining area at the back where you can eat the pastries with tea or coffee. They don’t serve other types of food here. The dining space is simple and pleasant, with hints of Scandinavian and Muji design.
From their website, we came across this quote from their chef, Heidi: “At 18, straight out of college, I left for Le Cordon Bleu in France. When I was there, I gained weight, because of all the pastries I ate just to study the flavours more closely.” We like her already, as we understand that problem!
Enough of the introductions. Now we show you the main event at Flor Patisserie. Here are some of their creations.
We finally decided on two contrasting items – a slice of Cacao Royal ($6.80) and a Choco & Orange Tart (3.50) with coffee and matcha latte ($5.50).
The Cacao Royal was such a lovely piece of cake. It was difficult to cut into something as attractive as this. But we had to do what we had to do. The taste was as good as its looks but it was the density and texture of the body that really impressed. Moist and with the right degree of firmness. It brought back memories of the Lana cake (Watten Estate) in the eighties.
The Choco & Orange tart looked like it was made of clay. Together with the earthen ware plate and wooden utensils, it looked like a piece of installation art. Beautiful, not in the ‘pretty, pretty’ sense but in a modern art kind of way. But we still had to eat it after admiring it for a few moments. The contents of the tart was quite dense. The chocolate and orange tastes were quite mild. We liked the cake better.
Overall, the FLOR Patisserie at Duxton Hill was a delightful place. The cake was really good and we can sense the craftsmanship and quality ingredients that went into making the cake. The decorative items that you can specify to put on your cake will appeal to the young and young at heart. Happy eating!
Overall Rating: 4
2 Duxton Hill #01-01
+65 6223 8628
Mon – Sun & PH / 11.00am – 9.00pm