Located at Parkland Green at East Coast Park, Bakery & Bar ST. MARC offers something more than its usual array of desserts and pastries found in their regular bakery outlets.
The first thing that struck me when I entered Bakery & Bar ST. MARC was the extensive menu and the choices of main meal items including pastas, sandwiches and even brunch items. Bakery & Bar ST. MARC is a newly concept from Saint Marc Cafe, where they also serve wine, beer, pasta and bar food.
The 100-seater cafe includes a spacious set up with lots of natural lighting, making good use of its location just in front of the beach. Bakery & Bar ST. MARC is so popular on weekends that queues are known to form even more its opening hours.
To start our meal, we choose to have the Carbonara $15.80 full size / $6.80 half size.
Bakery & Bar ST. MARC uses authentic Japanese nama pasta made from 100% semolina durum wheat, giving it that signature mochi mochi chew texture. It is also lovely that the cafe offers size options for selected pasta items, giving diners a choice of a light bite or a full size meal.
The Cabonara served with a creamy sauce of bacon, parmigianino, black peper and an egg yolk. Its rich flavours makes this meal a satisfying one, abeilt better if the bacon was more charred and crisp. Ladies may also wish to opt for the half size portion and leave some space for other sides or desserts :)
Perfectly al dente nama pasta served with squid ink, cream, fresh squid, clam and cherry tomato. Would have scored it even more if there was more seafood, but flavour wise, it hit the right notes. The cherry tomatoes also provided a nice tartness balance with the pasta noodles.
A huge size burger with juicy wagyu beef patty, melted cheese in homemade sesame bun, tomatoes, lettuce, onion and jam served with a french fries side.
And of course, we had to end our meal with some dessert.
Here is one of their most popular parfait dessert, the Miyako $7.30. Soft serve with azuki red bean paste, matcha ice cream, shiratama rice balls, warabi mochi dusted in kinako (roasted soy bean powder).
In celebration of SG50, St Marc launched a brand new limited edition flavour – Chilli Crab ChocoCro $2.60.
A combination of the local dish in their popular chococro croissants. Available until 31 August 2015 only!
Best eaten warm, get them to toast up for you if dining in.
Bakery & Bar ST. MARC
Address: Parkland Green @ ECP 920 East Coast Parkway #01-09/10 Singapore 449875
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 22:00 (Tue – Fri) | 09:00 – 22:00 (Sat, Sun PH) |Closed on Mondays
Blog post disclaimer: Media tasting and review was organised in collaboration with WAttention Singapore. All views expressed are my own.