Le Matin ION Orchard, Singapore

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, B2-49, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00am – 10:00pm
Instagram: lematin.sg
Official Website: lematinpatisserie.com

Le Matin Patisserie ION Orchard, Singapore Menu

Le Matin Patisserie ION Orchard menu

Noma trained Pastry Sous Chef Matin finally opens his life long dream patisserie at ION Orchard. I couldn’t have imagined a better spot, because the 77 Robinson Road outpost wasn’t my favorite. There were a number of times when I came in the store empty handed because their counters were sold out of viennoiseries. I had tried Le Matin’s escargot escargots previously at his first humble openings in Raeburn Park, and I thought they were the best you can get in Singapore.

Now, at ION Orchard, Le Matin had some strong leaps in his experience. He has practiced much of his craft at 77 Robinson Road and Raeburn Park that I was pretty sure he could execute the ION Orchard opening quite well.

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Trust my review isn’t sponsored, so all of this is coming from my experience, especially after a trip to Vienna and Dubai!

I wasn’t in the mood for eclairs, smoked cruffins, caneles or the popular Sake Lees Choux Bun. I settled for a Mango Macademia Pain ($9), a rendition of the quintessential Pain Au Chocolat. Le Matin perfects his laminaation techniques, and I thought it straddles between a Pain Au Chocolat and a Kouign Amann. Flaky, buttery with a friendly crunch inside.

For the hungry, Le Matin ION Orchard serves a light brunch fare, French style, and at a steep price. A Wagyu brioche feuilletee ($45) or Fried Chicken Croissant ($22) perhaps? But I’d say get the Seafood Pot Pie ($25). This puff pastry is packed with a bevy of seafood — snapper, salmon belly, tiger prawns, mussels, clams and scallops enveloped in a creamy bechamel sauce and mashed potato. All of it is topped with generous mop of Trout Roe, albeit slightly musty. One minor criticism I have with the pot pie were the tough to chew shoestring like edges from the rosti.

All of their brunch items are served with a side salad, something which makes me feel like a rabbit eating grass for lunch. And not CNY pun intended… But seriously, where was the dressing? I didn’t finish it. It’s a waste of food.

White coffee is pretty standard, brewed with Le Soleil beans.

The queues are long and takes around 30 minutes for tables of 2-3 to get seated. Food gets served quickly and customer service is friendly and efficient, something I like despite their first week of opening. Be aware that for brunch fare, it is only from 11:00am onwards. Dinner and evening desserts from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.