Fanatics of croissants and sandwiches, you’re in luck. You can find the best of both worlds combined into one at The Croissandwich Shop, located minutes away from one-north MRT!
Tucked away at a cozy little corner, the cafe offers 10 varieties of savoury and sweet croissandwiches (croissants and sandwiches hybrid). The three-month old shop is opened by the team behind the former Envy Coffee. Upon entering, the irresistible smell of croissants immediately hit me.
An avid bread-lover, I could not wait to dig in into their croissants. I went down on a Tuesday morning and was lucky enough to try three different items off their menu.
The Cheese Baked Portobello Mushroom & Guacamole ($9) was easily my favourite dish. The croissant was absolutely soft yet crisp, and bready at the same time. It’s no wonder as the team gets up at 5:30am every morning to bake the pastry fresh and from scratch.
The chunky guacamole was perfectly seasoned, and the purple slaw added a nice colour and crunch to the dish. Cheddar cheese is also baked inside with the ingredients to tie in all the taste.
This option is bound to be popular amongst people who are looking to go meat-free, but still crave for a hearty meal. However, we felt that they could have added more portobello mushrooms.
Next up was the Banh Mi Pork Belly ($8). The sliced pork belly is marinated in a Thai and Vietnam fusion of ingredients, some of which are bought from Beach Road.
The pickled and thinly sliced carrots and radish definitely amped up the dish by providing a slightly sour flavour profile, and greatly enjoyed the crunch it gave.
This crowd favourite also tends to be sold out pretty early, so do head down if you’d like to try this dish! However, I personally felt that this dish could do better, perhaps with thicker slices of pork as I did not find the thinly sliced belly to be satisfying enough.
The Matcha Croissant ($4.90) is one of the two specialty croissants on the menu. The owner kindly shared with us that the sweet croissants are baked differently — to be more buttery and flaky. Topped with almonds and an oh-so-delicious matcha glaze, I was looking forward to this dessert.
And it did not disappoint. The intense matcha flavour is perfect for green tea lovers like myself. The glaze was also not overly sweet, which is great as it allows the green tea flavour to come through.
Hidden in the croissant is a surprise pocket of matcha goodness, mixed with white chocolate sauce! The matcha sauce couldn’t stop oozing out too.
Coffee lovers, there’s something for you too. Sip on a cup of handcrafted coffee from Liberty Coffee as you slowly savour these croissandwiches with a book in your hand.