The confectioner Antoine Rumpelmayer founded Angelina in 1903, which he named after his daughter-in-law. Hailing from Paris, this old fashioned tea salon is famous for their hot chocolate and Mont Blanc dessert and Coco Chanel was said to be the tea salon’s patrons.
Angelina Singapore has a dining area and a separate but adjourning small store selling takeaway cakes, a range of teas and other sweets.
The tea room
My friend’s chocolate tart which he likes. I find the fillings too sweet and too rich. However, commendable is the tart which I thought was not too hard and had the right crumble.
Another friend’s Eclair Mont Blanc. She said the choux pastry was not soft enough and oddly has a biscuit like texture.
The Mont Blanc has an outer layer of chestnut cream vermicelli covering light whipped cream with meringue as its base.
The Mont Blanc classic (which is their signature) was sold out so I tried the Mont Blanc Praline instead. Difference lies in the gingerbread bits in the Praline version.
It was sweet but I do like the chestnut taste. I thought the meringue base was unnecessary and did not do anything to elevate the taste of the dessert. In fact, the sweet meringue teamed up with the sweet chestnut cream was an overkill. The chalky texture of the meringue was also a spoilsport to the smoothness of the chestnut cream and whipped cream.
N226 cocoa tea (a blend of teas from China and Ceylon with cocoa, almond and rose petals flavours) which I was not that in love with. I could only taste the cocoa and there was no note of the rose in the tea.
My friend’s mixed ice tea which sounded and looked ordinary but was surprisingly refreshing!
While the food did not make a big impact, I love the decor and ambience of the tearoom and I would go back again to try other items.
#01-82, Capitol Galleria, 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906
Tel: +65 6384 0481
Weekdays: 11am to 10pm (last order for hot food: 9.30pm)
Weekends: 10am to 10pm (last order for hot food: 9.30pm)