The Place Occupying the space of a small shophouse along Joo Chiat Road, Petit Pain is a few weeks old local start up bakery in the Katong precinct just round the corner from Song Kee Fishball Noodle and Mr and Mrs Mohgan’s Super Crispy Roti Prata. The minimalist earthy walls and wooden furnishings give me the impression that it is straight out of a Nordic interior magazine, even though it is a really small space. There are only a couple of small tables and a long bench, as most patrons simply grab and go.
The Food The bakery is still in its soft launch phase this month but during my visit on weekend, most of the items were either reserved or sold out for the day by early afternoon. It seems like the Joo Chiat neighbourhood love their bread very much! Regardless, I was happy to try the Classic Croissant (S$3) which was fortunately still available.
The croissant does not have the most buttery taste, but the texture is quite on point. It is not very flaky, which I find it too messy to enjoy the croissant if that is the case. It has a nice crisp texture, though I would prefer if it is slightly more buttery.
This croissant takes three days to produce and for that, it is a commendable effort. Another noteworthy mention is that no preservatives or artificial flavours are used in the bakes here.
Croissants aside, there are also baguettes and other pastries available, including savoury ones.
Rants A coffee machine is missing in such a space. Coffee and croissant makes a good match and it feels weird not having both together for me.
Will I Return Again? I wouldn’t make it a destination but if I were to be in the vicinity, I wouldn’t mind dropping by again for its other bakes. Petit Pain is definitely a promising bakery to watch out.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
Overall Experience: 3.5/5
315 Joo Chiat Road
Tuesday to Friday: 11am to 7pm
Saturday to Sunday: 10am to 7pm
Ranted by The Ranter