Service with a Glare and a Scowl at Le P’tit Breton

Had a great but tiring day climbing staircases on Saturday. Was chilling out at a Turkish restaurant after picking up my monthly set of books when I received a call from Jeff about dinner. Since I was pretty tired and under-dressed, I suggested going to see a dear friend’s new baby. Not discussing dinner was a good indication of how tired I was.

After corralling eslim and wife, we decided to go the Le P’tit Breton at Thompson Imperial Court on Thompson Road for a small dinner.

We’ve heard many things about the Creperie and did not know what to expect. As discourtesy and impoliteness to my friends and family is a very ugly thing to me, I lead the way by opening the door with a scowl and fixed the whole restaurant with a glare.

Service was prompt, solicitous and we got a seat for six immediately.

The menu was pretty complete and it was not a problem making $10 per pax despite the warning sign printed in a miniscule font on the door below a decent person’s eyeline.

The food was good and surprisingly filling. They have a wide range of galettes (savoury) and crepes (sweet) to suit everyone and customized servings can also be arranged if inquiries are made in advance.

As a mushroom-lover, I had the Forestiere galette which was served with a generous portion of mushrooms and the Pork Ham galette which I could not finish. The Pork Sausage galette was fragrant. The galettes were chewy and slightly sweet to the tooth.

They served two different types of Apple Cider: a dry 5% alcohol cider and a sweet 1.7% one. Needless to say, we went for the 5% Cider. And it made a big difference to the taste of the galettes and crepes.

My only complaint was that the eggs we get in Singapore were not big enough, hence the beautifully cooked sunny-side up egg did not satisfy.

At the end of the meal, the six of us shared a crepe that was doused in a bitter sweet orange sauce that was very satisfying but at that time, I felt it was too heavy for me.

Other than a few neurotic signs like not talking to the Chef and a newspaper hanging complaining about Singaporean customers (this, I feel, will not win people over), Le P’tit Breton is a cozy corner that serves simple and hearty food. Needless to say, such neurosis did not extend to putting up signs about the cash-only payment. Service, encountered by us, was pretty ok and friendly.

Oh yes, the baby was very cute.

Posted on 2nd Oct 2006 in Food and Drink, French


There Are 4 Comments


Simone commented on October 5, 2006 at 5:48 pm

I read your “Tempranillo Challenge at the American Club” with great pleasure and hope you can tell me where can I find the delicious tapas, paella and lamb shank in Singapore. Thank you very much.


ivn commented on October 9, 2006 at 4:16 pm

@Simone: Hi! Thanks for visiting! The dinner was a private function in a ballroom of the American Club in Singapore. For nice paella and lamb shank, do search for Azhang on my blog. He’s good.


Christian commented on October 23, 2006 at 5:03 pm


I would like to thank you for your comments. However, I also would like to mention that the sign “Cash only” is on the door, in red, since our opening 2 years ago. Have a better look during your next visit.
Thank you.

Le Chef…


ivn commented on October 23, 2006 at 5:18 pm

@Christian: You are welcome. I think with the warm lighting and cozy decor, it would be hard to notice the sign. Patrons, being human, are not going to read every sign they come across, so a verbal advisory at the seating helps.

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