Cakes at Tuxedo Cafe and Pattiserie (Carlton Hotel)

28021237021_e41c00a2c8_b_d1I chanced upon the Tuxedo Cafe and Pattiserie after a visit to Carlton Hotel. Together with my companion, we planned on desserts after dinner elsewhere.

The cafe was having a Matcha Special and I picked their Coconut Matcha Cheese cake ($7.80). My companion went for the establishment’s Signature Tuxedo Cake ($5.80) – one made with Valrhorna chocolate.

Ambience:
This cafe is situated in a hotel. It is tucked away in a discreet and discrete area near the expansive hotel lobby. We arrived in the evening and the lighting was suitably dim. The cakes were presented very nicely in a large glass display and laid on a marble top. Almost very formal. Seating is rather casual –  lots of round tables and chairs. Bread goods line one side of the floor-to-ceiling glass windows, adding visual interest and also privacy for patrons.

This can be a suitable spot for those looking to get away from the crowd in the City Hall area.

Wait time:
Maybe a few minutes as the cakes get plated. If you are having coffee, I imagine it may add a while longer as they manually hand-pull it – as it should be.

Presentation:
Without frills. Everything looks so clean given the table tops are white too.

We took away some breads and it was in paper bags and plastic carrier.

Taste test:
I write this a while (some weeks) after eating the cakes. My memories are of a dense rather than airy cheesecake. Not overpowering matcha flavour. For the chocolate cake, it was rich without being too sweet.

Overall thoughts:
It was pleasant. They have a waffle offering too, which seems worthy a try. There’s tax + service. The hotel staff do a good job at hospitality.

Incentive:
They open as early as 730am and close 10pm. You get various discounts from 7pm.

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