Address: 23 Hamilton Rd, Singapore 209193
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday 8:30am – 6:30pm, Closed on Mondays
Official Website: lalevain.com
I’ve always wanted to go to Jalan Besar to try out La Levain, but can’t find the time to do so. So when they had a popup store in Takashimaya in Orchard, which was more convenient for me, I decided to try out their popular pastries. Of course, at this point, Petit Pain was my benchmark, it being one of the best croissants in Singapore IMO.
La Levain is a little more fancy in croissant execution. Check out Bo Bo Cha Cha Croissant, a playful crowd favorite. It was a little too sweet for my liking.
I liked their Burnt Butter Earl Grey Twice Baked Croissant with Maple Cornflakes. Its name is already a mouthful. Here you’ll taste a salty butter between the croissant and end with the crunchiness of the cornflakes. I thought the cornflakes was perfectly done.
Their Kouign Amann was also delicious, but I always get Tiong Bahru Bakery’s because it’s cheaper and quite good.
Finally tried their Burnt Cheese Cruffin which was absolutely a delight. It’s like eating a cheesecake, muffin and croissant all at once. I thought this was well done compared to Mr. Holmes’ Bakehouse in Scotts Square.
La Levain’s prices are a little steep for an average Singaporean. If you’re someone who likes simple pastries, it’s definitely not for you. I’d go for Kondotori or Petit Pain or the French American Bakery.