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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Dinner at La Marelle Boutique Cafe

25A Baghdad Street, Singapore 199664
Tel: 8138 7654

La Marelle Boutique Cafe is one of many cafes located at the Bugis area, and one has to ascend the flight of stairs with pink walls before they are surrounded by a pretty, colorful room of a cafe highlighted by neon lights.

But, it is impossible to miss the array of pastries the moment one enters the small cafe on level 2 of the shophouse eatery. We already kind of decided on what we wanted.

La Marelle Boutique Cafe is a halal French cafe strewn in bright, cheerful colors of pink, purple and green, making the cafe very inviting to chill out at. The colors and clouds are cute and girly and simply happy in theme. A little too cute for my taste, truth be knownst.

One may purchase some of these really adorable ornaments or stationery herein as well.

I started with a drink named Tropical Sunrise (SGD$8.90) - iced green tea with assorted fruits. The cooling green tea beverage was filled generously filled with peaches and pear cubes etc, giving the drink an extra touch of deliciousness.

The Beau had an Iced Mocha (SGD$7.00) - a bittersweet concoction of coffee infused with thick chocolate sauce.

For mains, I had the Le Bees (SGD$16.90) - croissant, honey baked chicken, baked potatoes, roquette and nachos chips. It was a little disappointing because we were expecting honey baked chicken literally, instead of chicken ham. Nonetheless, the croissant was fluffy with the right amout of crispiness, and the ham was tasty. I enjoyed the chips the most though The Beau enjoyed this sandwich tremendously.

Then we had the Aglio Olio e Peperoncino (SGD$17.20) - pan fried spaghetti with garlic, chilli and turkey bacon in virgin olive oil. The pan-fried spaghetti was springy in texture, and the overall flavor was deliciously spicy, the way I love it. Yes, it was the most spicy aglio olio we had ever tasted, richly infused with the garlic and chilli flavors. The turkey bacon was tender as well. Our only complaint was that the pasta was a tad greasy.

Finally, we had dessert of Lemon Tart (SGD$5.00) with a lovely, crisp tart and very sour center (no worries, we adore citrusy flavors). However, the filling was not the usual fluffy custard, but rather, a rather sticky filling texture that was more like kueh (sticky Asian pastry).

Nonetheless the warm service and interior, coupled with the very spicy aglio olio, made this cafe a lovely place for a meal, and I wouldnt mind returning just for these.

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