5 Tea Choux Puffs For a Nice Afternoon Tea with Friends
By Mu Qin & Maureen
TGIF! These choux puffs pastries, with their rich colours and great tea taste, are perfect for an afternoon tea with friends!
1872 Clipper Tea
Address: #2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard #B4-07, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu: 10:30 - 21:30; Fri: 10:30 - 23:00; Sat: 10:30 - 21:30; Sun: 11:00 - 20:30
1872 Clipper Tea offers fantastic choux, with flavours inspired by the tea they sell such as milk tea, matcha and earl grey etc. You’ll be attracted to their colourful display of tea choux upon entering the shop. We had the girly baby pink Eternal Garden ($3.20) tea choux made from rose tea. The first bite was heavenly, with a tinge of sweetness that was balanced out by a subtle bitterness of tea. We would enjoy taking away tea choux here as it’ll make a perfect afternoon high tea with girlfriends, as well as, picnics at the park!
Address: #175 Bencoolen Street, #01-55 Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Phone: +65 98485445
Opening Hours: Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 18:30; Sat - Sun: 13:00 - 18:30
Neato is a small cafe located near Bugis but far enough from the bustling and rowdy shopping streets so you can relax in a tranquil surrounding while enjoying a choux and a cuppa coffee. We had Earl Grey Custard Puff ($3.50) which had a really crisp exterior yet fluffy on the insides. The cream was light and enjoyable, not too overwhelming. This cafe has an open-kitchen concept so you’ll be enticed by the aroma of their freshly baked pastries.
Chouquette by Ollella
Address: Residences@Somme #01-01, 3 Petain Road, Singapore 208108
Phone: +65 90541533
Opening Hours: Mon: 12:00 - 21:00; Wed - Sun: 12:00 - 21:00
This is our favourite cafe for choux! 5cm in diameter, Ollella’s choux are so beautifully decorated and topped with various sweet and savoury ingredients. They serve refreshing fruity flavours such as Apple cinnamon, lemon meringue and raspberry. We had Matcha Azuki Choux ($4.50) featuring a green craquelin choux, matcha chantilly and sweet azuki beans. We couldn’t bear to destroy this gorgeous creation and took plenty of photos before indulging. Every mouthful was full of flavours, with a good textural difference. While the matcha cream was light, the azuki beans was thicker so it’s a good contrast.
Address: 3 Gateway Drive, #B2-01 Westgate, Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: Mon - Thu: 10:00 - 21:30; Sat - Eve of PH: 10:00 - 22:00; Sun: 10:00 - 21:30
Châteraisé is conveniently located along Orchard Road so if you have any Choux cravings, head by Shaw’s Isetan food market. They serve an array of pastries and their display is bound to make you spoilt for choice. We had Double Fantasy Matcha choux ($1.90) which tasted like an ordinary cream puff but still makes a satisfying dessert. It’s perhaps the choux with the most generous amount of cream enveloped within. It makes a great snack in the middle of shopping!
Address: 333 Kreta Ayer Rd, Singapore 080333
Phone: +65 65368087
Opening Hours: Mon: 12:00 - 17:00; Wed - Sat: 12:00 - 21:30; Sun: 12:00 - 17:00
Only available for online order, Les Délices along Kreta Ayer Road serves a range of cakes and choux puffs. Their choux puffs are topped with cookie layers, it’s crispy on the outside and yet soft and chewy in the middle. Available in 7 different flavours, pick from earl grey milk tea, banana milk, nutella, Thai milk tea, Valrhorna guanja chocolate, matcha and Thai green milk tea. We ordered the earl grey milk tea and Thai milk tea. The former has a pleasant earl grey flavour that is rich and milky. The Thai milk tea was a little too sweet for me but it really screams “Thailand”!
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