There are more than a fair few bakeries and cafes in Singapore, but few of them can compete with Ciel Patisserie. The word “ciel” means “heaven” in French, and the meeting of their founder, Chara Lum and the culinary traditions of France are certainly a match made in heaven. She studied at the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, and graduated at the tender age of 20, before returning to her homeland to open Ciel Patisserie. They’ve outlets in Hougang and Bukit Merah, and if you go to Hougang Avenue – between Serangoon and Kovan on the MTR – you’ll be met by a huge range of French favourites fresh from the oven. Savoury options include quiches of ham, onions and mushrooms but their sweets are the star of the show: from fruit tarts to lemon meringues, from gluten-free gateaux to cheesecake, shortcake, birthday cakes and, well pretty much any cake you can think of. Take a seat in their cafe to eat to your heart’s content at Ciel in Hougang. Do book ahead, however, as they do get crowded.
Desserts were great, we went at 615pm on a weekday and it wasn't too crowded. Had the BLANC, MON CHERI and a quiche. Nice place for pre dinner desserts.
Loved the strawberry shortcake. Not overly sweet and made with a nice, light cream.
It is a pleasant visit to Ciel @ Hougang. Nice deco and a small cosy place to go after lunch/dinner. The cakes are not too sweet and the kids love the Strawberry Shortcake
Nice cakes served here for both dine in and take away.
Nice and quaint patisserie. Interior is chic with tastely dashes of French accents. Very cozy ambience. Food is affordable. The items come in small portions so there's room for sampling a few. Their teas are also good :) Would have liked to get a pot of tea tho, if it was available.
Pastries were good but very few choices left to choose from. The main aim was to try the strawberry shortcake but didnt get to so abit dissappointed. No crowd at all so not necessary to make a reservation. Overall atmosphere is pretty gd. Very interestg to find a patissiere amongst hdb area.