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Introduction
Inspired by the indie cafes in Japan, L’etoile is a lifestyle shop cum cafe with Japanese-French influences. Located in the heart of Novena/ Farrer Park area, it offers an off the beaten track venue for a quiet afternoon to be spent over drinking coffee and reading good books. Come evening when the sun has set, relax with a glass of wine amidst a surrounding of either simple clean cut furniture on the first floor, or an eclectic interior on the second floor. continue reading
Opening Hours
Today
11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri
11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun
09:00 - 22:00
Public Holiday
09:00 - 22:00
Payment Method
Visa Master Cash
Other Info
Chill-out
Alcoholic Drinks Available
Restaurant Website
http://www.letoile.com.sg
Review (11)
Level4 2014-10-26
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This is another cafe which I have heard of for years, since a cabin crew friend introduced it... but somehow I never got to visit till recently, with a buddy *Kirk. L'etoile Cafe is a French cafe all right, and set in style amongst a row of shophouses, complete with ceiling fans, an alfresco seating area and French doors / windows. An eclectic mix of modern and vintage pieces, this cafe is decorated in a most pretty fashion boosting of looks, comfort and books all the way. They serve good food, desserts and the best part is the French music playing!But first things first, I had a cup of Cuppucino (SGD$4.50) to kickstart the lunch cum catching up session. I am rather proud to announce that for this coffee, I could literally taste the fruity (prunes?) and slight hints of flowery notes in it... but its a .. feel, lol. As usual, I would prefer my cuppucino with cocoa sprinkles atop.This was the Mud-Oozzzz aka Chocolate Lava Cake (SGD$8.90) - rich, delicious and chocolatey, topped with a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream. Okay, to be fair we loved the flavor of the chocolate pastry aplenty because it was really good and the chocolate flavor was distinctive, however there were two things to note. Firstly, the cake being served in a cup like this, one couldnt really tell if there was "lava" oozing out from the cake or was it a ganache all the way; secondly the scoop of ice cream is too huge it obliterated the taste of the lava cake upon melting.*Kirk selected the Seasalt Caramel Chocolate Chiffon cake (SGD$6.80) - a soft, fluffy slice of delicacy encompassing the darker flavor of chocolate with the lighter tones of seasalt, a very subtle combination of savoury-sweet clashes. It was delicious in texture and taste.For mains, I had the Sirloin Steak (SGD$26.90). I wanted medium rare but it felt more like medium to me. Nonetheless, the red wine sauce was good - tangy hints but nothing too strong, and against the rather tender steak's chewiness, I'd say it was a good complement. The fries were crispy and salad fresh. My craving for red meat was satiated in a lovely manner.For full review and more photographs, please feel free to visit:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/10/lunch-at-letoile-cafe-owen-road.html continue reading
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Honestly speaking other than the atmosphere of the environment is very relaxing and great place to chill out. The food and coffee could not make it. Their egg benidict was very normal. They just pan fried the ham and placed on the muffins and finished with the eggs and holiday sauce. The holiday sauce had neither trace of buttery taste nor fragrant of the egg yolk. They didnt toasted the bagel and served it cold. I really wonder where they get the smoked salmon from. It was my first time eating smoked salmon without the "smoke" taste. Rest of the dish didn't even worth mentioning.  continue reading
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Full Review HERE: http://mitsueki.wordpress.com/2013/10/11/cafehopping-letoile-cafe-owen-road/The bf, Crystal and I headed down to L’etoile Cafe over at Owen Road for lunch(:I was looking forward to our meal as I had a really high expectation of L’etoile Cafe based on the numerous numbers of good reviews from food bloggers and all alike, so let’s start the taste test!1. Iced Mocha & Iced Chocolate – S$5.90 & S$5.50 respectivelyCrystal ordered the iced mocha while the bf and I shared the iced chocolate. The iced mocha was fine while I thought that the iced chocolate was a tad too water downed for my taste.2. Soup of the day: Mushroom Soup – S$7.00Having heard that the soup of the day was mushroom soup, it was almost my immediate reflex to order it. It was pretty decent with loads of generous bits of mushrooms as seen above.3. Truffle Fries – S$12.00This is definitely the most expensive fries I’ve eaten in a cafe before, so luckily we were sharing! Hehe. Have to say that it was kinda worth the price due to the huge serving. Fries were nice and crispy but I think I prefer the one at The Tuckshop instead.4. Big Breakfast – S$14.90The big breakfast comes with toast, potato wedges, mushrooms, bacon, sausages, eggs of his choice and greens on the side. However, to the bf – the big breakfast wasn’t very big, nor filling enough. I tried it and it wasn’t too impressive either.5. Aglio Olio with Bacon – S$14.90Crystal went with a pasta dish of aglio olio with bacon with is basically spaghetti with garlic, olive oil, chilli peppers and pan fried bacon. She wasn’t a big fan of it though she finished everything, I also tried it and well, I’ll pass on the comment.6. Eggs Benedict – S$12.90My food came last and after trying out Crystal’s and my bf’s food, I was prepared to not really be happy with the eggs benny. Luckily it was alright but I prefer the eggs benny over at Chock Full of Beans.7. Double Chocolate Chiffon Cake – S$5.90Thank God..because dessert saved the day! We snagged the last piece of the Double Chocolate Chiffon Cake which looked amazing and to our surprise – it tasted even better than we thought it would! Nice, soft, moist, mm, we were in love with this cake!(:In total, we paid a whooping S$86.90 for our cafehopping trip to L’etoile Cafe which works out to be around S$29 per person. Was not worth it at all in our opinion and to be honest, we left feeling stuffed, but not very satisfied with everything we ate. Like..the only saving grace was that chocolate cake for dessert.Maybe they were having a bad day on the day we went, I’m not sure why our experience at L’etoile Cafe was pretty negative in comparison to the excellent reviews out there. But well… ;/I may come back to L’etoile Cafe if I’m in the vicinity but I will most likely only order a dessert and nothing else. Besides, it’s too crowded on weekends!Read more Cafehopping experiences HERE: http://mitsueki.wordpress.com/category/mitsueki/cafe-hopping/ continue reading
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Despite being a Singaporean since birth, I have never ventured into Farrer Park. It doesn't look ulu on the map (being two stops away from Dhoby Ghaut). But somehow there is nothing there for me to venture. Recently I saw an Openrice article on nice cafes to hangout, and one of them is L'etoile cafe hidden in Farrer Park along Owen Road. The small but cosy-looking picture of it was tempting enough for me to travel to Farrer Park. It's a two-storey indie cafe along a stretch of shophouses. L'etoile means "star" in French, and it's also the symbol of this cafe.I was quite pleased when I stepped into L'etoile. The cafe was very bright and made use of full length windows. The use of different types of mismatched furniture made the place very colourful and homely. The designer of L'etoile should deserve some award for making it look so pretty and inviting! There are several corners which you can just laze in with your group of friends or with your significant other. Some of my favorite corners:#1 - By the window on second floor. I love how the curtains blocked out the harsh sun rays and gave the place a soft focus look. #2 - Cosy corner on first floor. #3 - Cosy corner on second floor. If you look carefully below, this table is actually a sewing machine table. Quite creative to use as a dining table and it gives the place a nostalgic vibe too. One bird kills two stones!Sad to say, the food was quite forgettable for me. The Matcha Azuki Chiffon Cake ($5.90) was coarse and too dry for my liking. The Chicken Wings ($8) were a bit bland and not flavorful enough, and the portion was quite small for the price. As for the Big Breakfast ($14.90) which was served with toast, potato wedges, mushroom, bacon, sausages, eggs and greens, unfortunately it was more variety than quality. The Strawberry Soda and Ribena Soda ($4.90 each) were nothing to shout about too. In addition, I don't know why but it can be very noisy when everyone speaks at the same time. I suspect it has got to do with the material used for the ceiling or walls which amplifies the sounds made.To conclude, I guess the main draw of L'etoile would be its chill vibe, vintage and whimsical decor, instead of the food. There were a lot of couples and groups of friends there. L'etoile also has free wifi and some power plug points (not a lot though.. two hidden behind the big sofa on second floor and two near the window). They also have a collection of travel books and magazines which you can read. It's worth a first visit for a lazy weekend although I don't think I will be going back anytime soon.For full review and more photos, please visit http://weekendeatwhatsg.blogspot.sg/2013/08/l-cafe.html continue reading
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Tucked at a corner of Owen Road lies a quaint and cosy cafe with an interior furnished with a juxtapose of modern and old-fashioned coffee tables, chairs and couches. Entering the cafe on a weekday, I felt a total change of atmosphere, travelling back to yesteryears with old-school toys played by children of the past. Reminiscing the interior of the cafe, I had to sip on the refreshing and citrusy Lemon Ginger Mint Tea ($5.90/pot) to relief my stress away and loose myself in wonderland. It was very fragrant and is definitely a great choice for a quick perk-me-up! Filling my stomach, I had the Big Breakfast ($14.90) on their all-day breakfast menu. With your own preferred choice of egg, I had it scrambled to my liking. Complete with toasts, bacon, sausages, roasted potatoes and mushrooms, this is surely a feast for any hungry soul! I love how the fluffy scrambled eggs go so well with the toast and the crispy bacon. However, the mushrooms were a little dry. Overall, the service was prompt as they refill the ice-water frequently and it was an enjoyable lunch dining at the relaxing and clean cafe with great natural lightings for food photography. continue reading
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