Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, #B2 – 89 89A, Singapore 018972
Official Website: www.marinabaysands.com
Opening Hours: Daily 11:00am – 10:00pm, Lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm, Afternoon Tea 2:30pm – 6:30pm
I’m basic. Accept it. So if you’re a basic like me, and it’s your first time in Singapore, you should definitely try out Angelina. They’re well-known for the L’african hot chocolate, and it’s bound to chase those holiday blues away.
You’ll find that despite less-than-stellar reviews on Google Maps, people keep returning. It’s because there’s something about this Parisienne cafe you can’t quite figure out. And I don’t think it’s the L’African hot chocolate.
For a taste of Paris, there’s the Afternoon Tea set at $35, which includes either tea, hot chocolate, or coffee. Of course, you must get the hot chocolate. Otherwise, if you’re a tea drinker, there’s TWG nearby. Or Baccha Coffee not too far from Angelina.
Decadent, luscious, and thick as ever, I encourage you to put as much whip cream as you want. It thickens the hot chocoalte. Because who cares when you want something sinful? Like a round of hold’em, go all in.
The afternoon tea assortment includes mini pastries selected by the pastry chef. Often they’ll give you a mix of macarons, eclairs, and a miniature of the Mont Blanc. The pastries are too sweet for me. I find that nibbling with the savory canapes in between cuts through the sweetness of the hot chocolate and the ganache.
I liked the bruschetta with tomatoes and olive oil the most, followed by the truffle mushroom ragout, quail egg in vol au vents. I thought the caramelized onion tart with feta cheese was good, and the confit cherry tomato, tuna, parmigiano on brioche bread was even better. That said, this small sampler is good for one person. An Afternoon Tea set for two will cost you at least $50. But of course, dining atop the canals of Marina Bay Sands demands premium.