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Experience homely charm and exquisite pastries at Café Margaret, a beloved Korean café now open in Singapore. With strong connection to its Seoul counterpart, this café brings a slice of South Korea’s café culture to the heart of Singapore. Nestled in the vibrant neighbourhood near Bugis MRT station, offering a culinary journey reminiscent of its roots in Yeonnamdong.
A Korean Oasis in Singapore:
It’s not often that one comes across a café that captures the essence of another country so perfectly. Café Margaret does just that, with an inviting alfresco courtyard and multiple “rooms” spread across its multi-storey mansion-like space. The café offers patrons a taste of Korea’s unique café atmosphere right in the heart of Singapore.
A Glimpse of Korean Café Culture:
Embracing the quintessential Korean café experience, Café Margaret presents its pastries beautifully displayed on a table, inviting guests to make their selections before proceeding to the counter. This interactive and welcoming approach adds a personal touch to the dining experience, allowing guests to engage with the offerings and curate their own choices.
Taking over the space once occupied by Brother Bird at Bali Lane, Café Margaret’s space on the first floor maintains the tradition of Korean café culture—no dine-in tables or chairs. Guests are encouraged to head to the second floor to find their seats, mirroring the Korean practice of enjoying your treat in a cozy corner.
Flavorful Signature: The CubePie:
Café Margaret’s pièce de résistance is the CubePie, a laminated pastry crafted with an impressive 72 flaky layers, and filled with a variety of sweet creams. Available in 5 different flavors such as Matcha Cream, Real Vanilla, Nutella, Lotus Cream, and Injeolmi, these culinary gems are showcased at the counter.
Matcha Magic and More:
For matcha enthusiasts, the Matcha Cream CubePie is a must-try. With its thin, flaky layers that contrast delightfully with the velvety matcha cream inside, this pastry is a true masterpiece. The Real Vanilla CubePie, generously packed with full vanilla beans, presents a more subtle yet satisfying flavor profile.
Singapore-Exclusive Delights: Pound Cakes:
Café Margaret Singapore unveils its own unique treasures with the introduction of Pound Cakes. Shaped like Bundt cakes with their distinctive donut-like shapes, these cakes come in enticing flavors such as Juicy Lemon and Raspberry. A variety of flavored frostings adds that extra touch of uniqueness, making these Pound Cakes a standout treat.
Sip and Savor: Espresso-Based and Non-Espresso Delights:
Café Margaret Singapore goes beyond pastries with its exceptional coffee and beverage offerings. The café’s espresso-based drinks, prepared using blends like E. Classico and Dolce Oro, offer a symphony of flavors. Non-espresso options include Dirty Matcha, Matcha Latte, Choco Latte, Tea, and Ade, providing something for every palate.
Capturing the Café Vibe:
Café Margaret Singapore isn’t just about the food and drinks—it’s about capturing the essence of the Korean café scene. With its warm, inviting ambiance, diverse assortment of pastries, and Instagram-worthy spots.
Amid its popularity, Café Margaret can get busy even at opening due to its well-deserved hype. But don’t hesitate—the chill atmosphere and tasty bakes are worth a stop if you’re around. Crossing borders, it brings Seoul to Singapore, celebrating Korean culinary treasures and café culture. Whether a café lover or passerby, Café Margaret offers a soulful delight for all senses.