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Back to PS Cafe

I’d only ever been to the PS Cafe in Palais Renaissance for tea/coffee and decided to have dinner there with some friends to try to see if the food lived up to the menu.  I’ve always been a bit disappointed with the other PS Cafes’ food.  They apparently gather inspiration from their menus from Sydney (hence the obvious appeal to me) but always never delivered what the menu seemed to live up to its promise.

We were there on a Friday night and it was full and buzzy but the attentive waiters had it all in their stride.  Soothing jazz is piped through the restaurant and the patrons are respectfully quiet enough to be able to appreciate it.

Truffle fries were soon ordered as we waited for our friends to all arrive, and they are the perfect snack to start the evening off with a glass of wine or beer.  Deliciously crisp and wonderfully truffly, we munched on these as we perused the menu.

I was torn between the ribs or the burger and decided on the onion ring burger.  It’s enormous and weighs a ton and is difficult to eat but absolutely delicious.  Juicy and tasty.  My friends who ordered the steak thought that they had had better, but it was solidly OK..

Again, I love this place, for it’s ability to make me feel like I’m far away from the hustle and bustle of Orchard Road (particular around Orchard Towers on a Friday night).

PS Cafe
Palais Renaissance
2nd floor, 390 Orchard Road
6887 2207

who’d have thought?…

…that tucked away on the second floor of Palais Renaissance would be the best cafe in town?  PS Cafe at Palais Renaissance has got to be one of the tai tais’ best kept secrets, because honestly who else would go to Palais Renaissance (except perhaps to go to Marmalade Pantry).

I was meeting a friend there who was running late, so I had the luxury of time to settle in and really soak in the ambiance of the place before she arrived.

I was transported into a different world.  A mix of a French bistro (or even Kong in Paris), and an English sunroom where one would drink tea in the afternoon (I think epitomised by the scene in My Fair Lady where Prof. Higgins goes to his mother’s house and finds Eliza having tea there with his mother). Very schizophrenic when I write it down, but the place just … works.

High ceilings, lots of glass, street-cafe furniture, classical music and GREAT tea (and apparently also great coffee) make this a place that I would be happy to retreat to, again and again.  I didn’t get to try any food, but they did have the now-ubiquitous truffle fries on the menu so at least I know I’ll be sure to like one more thing there.

PS Cafe

390 Orchard Road
#02-09A Palais Renaissance

Tel: +65 6887 2207