La Savoir, Scotts Square, Singapore

Address: 6 Scotts Square, Scotts Rd, #02-01, 228209
Opening Hours: Daily 11:30am – 10:00pm

In a sudden twist of events, I found myself trying the latest craze in Singapore cafes: La Savoir. Dubbed the unofficial Hermes-themed cafe in Singapore (and I really bet Hermes is going to open their own cafe soon in Ngee Ann City), La Savoir is your usual fancy brunch. La Savoir takes over the Coffee Academics’ former flagship outlet (Coffee Academics has been steadily declining with succeeding closures over the past year).

Hermes scarves decorate the interiors. If you’ve been to the Hermes popup museum at Marina Bay Sands, you’ll know how Hermes makes them. Pretty cool demo.

Why try La Savoir? Well, I’m pretty curious what happens if somebody breaks the tableware, which the staff told me, yes if a customer breaks them you’re going to have to pay for them. Check out my Flat White in Passifolia line. The cup and saucer costs SGD 570. If you’re having TWG tea, chances are you’ll be using the Mosaique AU 24 Platinum Cup and Saucer which costs SGD 360 each.

La Savoir banks on brunch ladies doing afternoon tea (and a good sign is having Nesuto desserts in the lineup), but I just don’t have time for that. I don’t have expectations when it comes to their food, so I ate here to just eat on Hermes decked tableware. Yes, down to the cutleries, costs around SGD 200 per spoon and fork.

I like the Pesto Egg Benedict, but the pesto drowns in all the guacamole mash. Smoked salmon is fresh, cherry tomatoes and the croissant is great. At SGD 23 it is a passable brunch menu. But come to think of it, Paris Baguette has salmon and cream cheese croissant and you’ll pay half of this price. And yes the Mosaique au 24 platinum dinner plate costs around SGD 330.

If you like Uni Pasta or the popular Braised Angus Beef Cheek, expect to shell out SGD 35 – SGD 40 per dish, which is pretty standard by upper mid-range restaurants in Singapore as of late. I could have tried those and I’ll get the same quality for sure, but I just don’t feel like spending in overpriced brunch restaurants anymore, particularly after visiting cafes in Paris, Milan, Switzerland, Budapest and Vienna. Singapore is overpriced for nothing. I don’t see the worth especially as ingredients are imported rather than homegrown.

So yes, I dined here just to eat on Hermes tableware.