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Le Cafe Review

Le Cafe Confectionary

About Le Cafe Confectionary & Pastry

About Le Cafe Confectionary & Pastry

Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry was established in 1949, as a humble, quaint shop located at 264 Middle Road, David Elias Building. Originally an eatery, they served Tze Char, cakes, pastries and drinks. 

Seeing a drastic increase in the reviews on their pastries, they started focusing solely on cakes and bread and began operating as a cafe, now known as the very popular LE Cafe Confectionery & Pastry. In the 1990s, they changed their business model into solely a takeaway store and launched their “Golf Ball’ Pineapple tarts that were a big hit among their customers. They have come a long way from their humble neighbourhood cafe and fast forward to today, they have opened two branches at Cambridge Road and Veerasamy Road and their main outlet now sits at Mackenzie Road. 

Once again, pineapple tart season is upon us and we’re oh-so excited. Before you go on wasting your money on subpar pineapple tarts, we’re here to help filter out only the best. Some food reviewers have claimed that Le Cafe Pineapple Tarts are “The King of Pineapple Tarts,” so we set out to try these well raved pineapple tarts

Menu

Although best known for their “Golf Ball” Pineapple Tarts, Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry sells a wide range of bakes such as Buttercream Cakes, Cream Puffs, Swiss Rolls, Apple Strudels, Chicken Pies, Cheese Sticks, a total sweet tooth’s paradise.

Pineapple Tarts Aka “Golf Ball” Tarts

Pineapple Tarts Aka 'Golfball' Tarts

Their rise to fame started with the launch of their Golf Ball pineapple tarts. Acclaimed as Singapore’s first round pineapple tarts, these moist pineapple filling is encased in buttery, crumbly pastry. First thing that you would notice is how much bigger the size of these tarts are as compared to usual ones. It sure lives up to its name. 

Pineapple Tarts Aka 'Golfball' Tarts 1

Not too sweet and not too nor sour, there are also no preservatives added. Indulge into the pineapple tart’s irresistible buttery and crumbly crust, with delicious and moist pineapple fillings encased inside. They melt right in your mouth and are definitely addictive. They’re also not stingy with the pineapple paste and each individual ball is jam packed with delicious, rich and moist pineapple paste. This makes up for the slightly thinner crust on the outside.

Pineapple Tarts Aka 'Golfball' Tarts 2

They are available in 3 different quantities, 20 pieces bottles, 10 pieces bottles and 10 pieces boxes. For the upcoming Chinese New Year, Le Cafe Pineapple Tarts are a delicious and safe bet, that’s sure to wow your guests not only with the size, but the decadent taste as well.

Media Reviews

One of the oldest and most well-loved pastry stores in Singapore.  Because of their success, orders normally open from October before CNY for CNY goodies, and stop at the beginning of January. However for walk-in sales, some of their most popular pieces will still be in stock. Give them a call before heading to the store to ask about available stocks so that you don’t make a wasted trip and leave with nothing but an empty stomach. 

  • Bernice Quek for www.bumblescoop.com – 18 Most Popular Chinese New Year Goodies to get in 2019, 13 January 2019 

In terms of their physical structure and presentation, these tarts from Le Cafe Confectionery & Pastry are round and fat. You’ll fall in love with the golf ball tarts of Le Cafe if you prefer a more crumbly crust and smoother pineapple jam texture. 

  • Rachel Lee for www.sethlui.com – 12 Best Pineapple Tarts in Singapore That are Huang-ly Addictive 2019, 9 January 2019 

These delicious “golf-ball” treats are known for their delicate thin crust melt-in-your-mouth and moist sumptuous jam fillings – a signature that remains popular at home and even tourists!

  • Fabian Poon for letstakeafrontseat – editorial feature letstakeabreak.sg, January 2012

If you like big fat, and round pineapple tarts, try the golf ball-sized ones here. These have proven to be a hit even for tourists from places like Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and the U.S.

  • Thng Lay Teen The Straits Times, 12 August 2007

The pastry is soft and rich, so you really don’t have to eat more than one or two of them and they’re also really crumbly, so you’ve got to bite it with your hand cupped under your chin, or you’re bound to get it all over your face. 

  • Sylvia Toh Paik Choo The New Paper, 10 February 2002

Customer Service

The customer service at their physical stores is definitely worthy to be mentioned. They ensure that the needs of each customer are a top priority and that their response time within the hour is usually quick if you’re enquiring online. Customers with enquiries can either contact them via hotline, whatsapp, or drop an email to them at the above email address. They will definitely go above and beyond to ensure that your needs and enquiries can be catered to. Pro Tip: Speak in Cantonese to the lady boss if you order at the Jalan Besar outlet, she is extra friendlier if you do! They don’t take orders anymore but there might be an occasional extra box or two for sale every day at the Hindoo Road outlet at Jalan Besar, if there isn’t any at Middle Road.

Ordering Process

You can choose to walk in to the various outlets to purchase your baked goods but do prepare yourself because they sell out really quickly. Customers are encouraged to place their orders in advance to avoid disappointment. Chinese New Year orders are currently unavailable as orders should be placed months in advance. You can, instead, call them at their hotline number and place your orders through call. They outsource their deliveries to a third party, and depending on the location, charges $35.00-$45.00 per trip. For orders exceeding $540.00, delivery charges are waived. Before the delivery date, they will require full payment and the payment can be made through transfers from PayNow or the Internet Bank.

 

Photo Credits: LE Cafe Confectionery & Pastry

Location: 31/33 Mackenzie Road, #01-01 Singapore 228686 Office 15 Jalan Tepong Jurong Food Hub 06-16 Singapore 619336

Telephone: +65 6337 2417

Website: http://www.lecafe.com.sg/

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