Voyage Patisserie is a nice charming cafe for French desserts & pastries. The patisserie at Outram Road has a limited menu of savoury items, but its main attractions will be the pretty cakes and pastries.
Voyage Patisserie in Outram
Located on the ground level of a row of shophouses along Outram Road, Voyage Patisserie stands out from its neighbours. It is right next to the Kampong Chicken Eating House but in terms of aesthetics they are as different as chalk and cheese.
Voyage Patisserie Patisserie has a modern minimalist interior with a blue and white theme. The long shophouse is divided into a narrow main dining area on one side and the counter and kitchen on the other side. There is also a dining area under a glass roof at the back.
Voyage Patisserie Menu
The menu of Voyage Patisserie is a simple affair. There is a page of starters and entrees. There is another page for small bites like pies and croissants. The rest of the menu lists desserts and beverages. Below are pictures of the menu when I visited the cafe recently
Besides items listed on the menu there are attractive cakes on display in the counter. The cakes and tarts look pretty, with prices of around $8 and more.
Lunch at Voyage Patisserie
I was in the Tiong Bahru-Outram vicinity during lunch time and decided to check out Voyage Patisserie which was opened a few months back. The small bites and entrees on the menu looked like brunch items and nothing was remotely tempting. A friendly service staff approached me with a digital pad and explained that they had special items not listed on the menu. I could not remember all the items he rattled out but the two main dishes suitable for a solo diner were a duck and a lobster pasta. I decided on the pasta.
The pasta with Maine lobster had a lobster bisque sauce. The pasta was nicely cooked and the dish on the whole was quite enjoyable. The portion was rather small though; which was not a bad thing since it meant I had room for dessert.
Dessert at Voyage Patisserie
I ordered the seasonal special tart – Black Cherry Tart ($10.50); and a latte ($6.50). The Black Cherry Tart had dark red coloured cherry halves neatly arranged on top of layers of vanilla and sponge cake. It tasted as good as it looked. It was expensive but very enjoyable. The coffee was very average.
Good Food with High Price Tags
My lunch at Voyage Patisserie was rather delightful. I liked the space and the fact that it was not crowded and noisy on a weekday. The food was quite good. The staff were welcoming and friendly but alas not friendly enough to warn me about the price of the special pasta dish. I supposed I should have asked. I should have learnt from experience that special dish of the day could mean that it would come at a special low price or a special high price. The lobster pasta dish was $52 (plus service charge of $5.20).
So my total lunch bill for pasta, tart and coffee came up to $75.90 – quite pricey considering a 3-course lunch at Bistro du Vin would be $40++ and at V Dining would be $60++. I might go back to Voyage Patisserie but only for their pretty French pastries and only when I feel I can afford the pretty high price tags.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
249 Outram Road
Tel: +65 6223 2490
Tues-Sun: 11 am – 10 pm
Closed on Mondays
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