Saturday, 4 January 2014
Tea TIme at Pique Nique
When Pique Nique first opened its flagship outlet at Takashimaya, Katherine* and I discovered it by chance on afternoon - we were both "in between appointments" and looking for a tea spot. Pique Nique was empty, but the pretty interior decor made us decide to give it a shot.
So, now they have two outlets - I have been to both.
391A Orchard Road #B1-01 / 02 Ngee Ann City Tower A, Singapore 238873 (Tel: 62386705)
2 Jurong East Central 1, #01-08 J Cube, Singapore 609731 (Tel: 6684 5761)
Yes, their interior decor leans heavily towards Victorian / French vintage styles - pretty Queen Anne chairs, brick walls and a sparkling white setting. It doesnt exactly look tacky, but the lackluster of lavish factor it is trying to replicate is noted - nonetheless, it was still comfortable and soothing to the eyes.
I had their Iced Chocolate with Marshmallows - my, my, the marshmallows were huge and delightful. The iced chocolate was strangely bitter - I hope that's because they used dark chocolate powder hence?
After browsing the tempting array of pastries at the shelves, I decided on a slice of Oreo Cheesecake. I am, and never was a cheesecake fan generally, but I don't mind trying certain flavored ones. The taste was quite alright - not too cheesey or creamy, and the aroma of Oreo's chocolately flavor was spot on. However, the cake was rock hard. No, the cake wasnt frozen and it wasnt an ice-cream cake. It was a very hard slice of cheesecake, so I spent a good portion of time stabbing my cake with my fork. By the time I finished half the slice, I was too tired to go on.
They sell an assortment of really cute jams and cookies - good as gifts since packed in lovely boxes. The service staff was rather affable overall, but the tea experience left much to be desired.
We spent SGD$13.00 here each.