Well, I had tea with a girlfriend there recently and took the opportunity to get a couple of their baked goods. My verdict is to stick to their breads, which you can takeaway from the bakery, and avoid their mains. While their breads are indeed awesome, their other stuff were relatively sub-par.
We started off on a high note with the Croissant ($2.43), an aromatic, fresh out of the oven confection. Its crisp flaky exterior peeled away to reveal soft chewy and airy insides. It was totally addictive. I had 2 at the bistro and additionally "dabao-ed" home another 3 for the Hubs (okay okay, so I ate 2 of the 3...it was just that good!). It's definitely comparable with Antoinette's version, and a worthwhile alternative. Anytime Antoinette runs out of their croissants, I'll know where else to get my croissant fix! If I had to choose between the two, I'd say that Antoinette trumps Maison Kayser, because their mains, and not just their breads, are delicious.
The Tuna Sandwich ($10.65 for the lunch set with a soup), with emmental cheese, cucumbers and tuna mayo (made unique with the addition of diced pickles) wedged between a crusty ciabatta, didn't fare as well. It was a little plainish, plus, it didn't help that the cucumbers were bitter. This needed a lot more flavour and richness, maybe I should have gotten a more flavoursome bread like the croissant or foccacia.
The Cream of Broccoli (soup-of-the-day part of the lunch set) had way too much milk and cream but too little broccoli. It was insipid and watery, a poor rendition of one of my favourite creamed soups. I could hardly make out a taste the broccoli in this.
6 Scotts Road
#B1-09 Scotts Square
Tel: 6636 3672
Open daily from 8am to 11pm