Café Ma Maison is a new Japanese cafe in Mandarin Gallery. The tart shop by Ma Maison from Nagoya, Japan is also a family friendly cosy cafe for Japanese-style Western food and desserts.
New Café Ma Maison in Mandarin Gallery
There was a Café Ma Maison in Liang Court selling a wide selection of fruit tarts, pies and cookies. The Liang Court outlet closed a few years back. A new outlet has just opened in Mandarin Gallery, next to the Tonkatsu by Ma Maison Restaurant.
The shop has an attractive frontage with beautiful fruit tarts and other tempting pastries and cookies on display. Passer-bys can see the pastry chefs at work in the glass walled kitchen.
The dining space has a predominantly rustic European decor with some neon signs and pastel colour scooter thrown in. If you have young children dining with you, the cafe is great for playing ‘I spy with my little eye’ game while waiting for the food.
Menu of Café Ma Maison
The new Café Ma Maison is first and foremost a tart shop with whole tarts for takeaway. Strawberry Tarts, Mont Blanc Tarts, Banana Caramel Tarts and Strawberry Shortcake are on the menu. The prices start from $6.80 per slice with 26cm whole tart ranging from $66 to $88.
The tarts, cakes and cookies can be enjoyed in the cafe. Pancakes and beverages are also available. There is a soft opening food menu with sandwiches and rice and spaghetti offered.
We visited Café Ma Maison for lunch and ordered Garlic Fried Rice with Ribeye Steak ($19.80) and Shrimp Katsu Sandwich ($14.80) from the Soft Opening Menu.
Fried Rice with Steak
The Fried Rice with Ribeye Steak was nicely plated. The rice was fragrant and delectable. The beef was well marbled and cooked just right such that there was a nice steak crust with a centre that was slightly pink. Each slice of the beef was tender and flavourful. It was a delightful dish.
Shrimp Katsu Sandwich
The sandwich looked simple – just white bread with shrimp patty covered with breadcrumbs and deep-fried. The patty was crispy yet juicy. It was tasty. The sandwich might not be as good as the rice with steak but it was still enjoyable.
Choux Cream Puff & Coffee
We also had Choux Cream Puff and Coffee to round off our lunch.
We were pleasantly surprised when the Choux Cream Puff came in a nice big decorated plate.The cream puff had a crusty outer skin and lush creamy custard fillings. It was a high point of our meal at Café Ma Maison. It would make a great treat anytime of the day.
The coffee was served with a piece of the cookies which they were selling in jars. The coffee was fairly typical of coffee in a Japanese restaurant – not bad for ordinary patrons like us but might not meet the high expectation of a serious coffee aficionado.
The new cafe is suitable for a meal with the family or leisurely tea with friends. It has a pleasant space, the service is good and the prices are reasonable. There are delectable dishes on the limited food menu and the sweet treats are quite irresistible. Café Ma Maison in Mandarin Gallery is a nice cosy cafe for anytime of the day.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Café Ma Maison
333A Orchard Road
#02-33/34 Mandarin Gallery
Opening Hours: 11 am – 9 pm
Nearby MRT Station: Somerset
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