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Rose Veranda at Shangri-La (Sweets!)

This is a continuation of my recent visit to the Rose Veranda at Shangri-La. See for the write-up on the savoury afternoon tea items.

Shangri La Rose Veranda - Scones with Whipped Cream and Jam

The hallmark of a good afternoon tea service is good scones. The scones at Shangri-La passed the taste test. Slightly crisp and brown on the tops, yet buttery and flaky on the inside. To me, a scone can only be 100% perfect if it is served with clotted cream. Normal cream is served here unfortunately. It’s amazing that not many people know about clotted cream, but really, you’d never look back after you’ve tasted a scone with clotted cream and jam.

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These were not available on the normal buffet and were instead served to all the guests present. Refreshing strawberry and rose sorbet with a jelly like substance on the side. A nice breakaway from the heavier items and they look pretty too!

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Some cake also served individually to the guests.

Shangri La Rose Veranda - Chocolate Fountain

Chocolate fountain with lots of fruits and other items to dip. You could even dip the chocolate balls in more chocolate.

Shangri La Rose Veranda - Creme Brulee

Creme Brulee – Loved the creamy insides. Burnt sugar top was just a little bit too thick which made the creme brulee too sweet.

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The Rose Veranda has switched from whatever they were using previously to TWG teas now. No more Orange Pekoe. Each guest is allowed 2 tea selections out of a possible 164 choices.

The Rose Veranda at Shangri-La

Phone: (65) 6213 4486

Lunch spread (11.30am – 6pm)
Traditional English afternoon tea 3-tier set (3 – 6 pm)

Weekends and public holidays
High Tea Buffet (11.30am – 2.30pm, 3 – 6 pm)

Oriole Cafe & Bar

Calling out to all scone lovers out there, I’ve found another good place to have scones! And this time it doesn’t involve having to step into a posh hotel nor spend a fortune on it. In fact, these scones can be found right smack in the heart of Orchard Road. There’s no better reason to stop for a cuppa and some scones than a hard day’s worth of shopping, right???

Oriole Cafe - Scones with Jam and Clotted Cream

I present to you, Oriole Cafe’s scones! 3 raisin scones with Devonshire clotted cream and raspberry grappa jam for only $6.50, which means just over $2 per scone! This IS undoubtedly the cheapest scone deal I have come across! And for goodness sakes, you get clotted cream with it! It’s not the best clotted cream (it feels lighter than usual) but it’s clotted cream nonetheless! The scones are real tasty too. They’re light and airy and fresh. Paired with that cream and jam, and washed down with some good coffee, it’ll put a zing in your step so that you have enough energy for round 2 of shopping!

I hear Oriole Cafe makes a good cuppa but I have yet to try. In fact, the menu looks pretty interesting too. Too bad I was only there for a quick meeting with someone. Thanks Chek for introducing me to this place! Definitely going come back again soon to sample more of their dishes.

Oriole Cafe - Iced Lemon Tea

$5.50 Iced Lemon Tea – Not sweet enough. Hah, that’s usually the case when it is not pre-sweetened. I can never bring myself to pour in the entire contents of the sugar syrup pot…

Click here to see the best places in Singapore to get scones!

Oriole Coffee

96 Somerset Road #01-01 Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Map 

(It’s just opposite Brotzeit when you come out of the Somerset MRT station)

Phone: 6238 8348

Operating hours:

Mon-Sat 11:00 am – 11:00 pm ; Fri & Sat  11:00 am – 12:00 am ; Sun 10:30 am – 11:00 pm

9 Raffles Place #01-23/23A Republic Plaza I Map

Phone: 6438 3843

Operating hours: Mon-Fri 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Wild Honey Cafe @ Mandarin Gallery

Wild Honey Brownie

And while we are on the topic of cakes, we had a most delicious piece of brownie the other day at Wild Honey Cafe. Although I said I like the chocolate cake at Shots Cafe very much the last time, this one is EVEN BETTER, because the brownie comes with a little cup of creamy milk.

This is the 1st time that I have ever been served milk to go with the brownie. It’s not cream because it’s not thick enough, yet it’s not plain milk because that would be too thin. Whatever the case, the creamy milk and the brownie was just a match made in heaven. I dunk the ENTIRE jug of milk onto the brownie and shovelled up all the chocolatey goodness. If ever you need some cheering up, this has got to take the cake, pun intended. I liked that the outside of the brownie was a little bit crusty while the inside was still moist and rich.

At $6+, I’m definitely coming back for more brownie. Breakfast wise, I think more value for money options can be found. To be continued….

Wild Honey Cafe

#03-02, Mandarin Gallery, Orchard Road, Singapore

Tel: 6235 3900

Open: 9am – 10.30pm everyday, 8am Saturdays & Sundays

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