Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Saint Marc Cafe Malaysia @ Sunway Pyramid

Saint Marc Cafe finally debuts in Malaysia this year, stamping its mark at the Sunway Pyramid mall - the Okayama-based bakery-cafe chain is known for hundreds of outposts across Asia, notably in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines & Thailand, with a history that dates back decades, showcasing the Japanese passion for unique desserts.

Walking past St. Marc Cafe's storefront, shoppers can bear witness to the shimmering sight of a showcase filled mainly with sweet temptations - signature croissants in their freshly baked glory, parfaits like Choco Banana Split & Mango Fantasy that promise to send your palate to paradise, & the striking Fuji treats of impeccably warm Danishes topped with a soft-serve mini-mountain & assorted toppings.

St. Marc Cafe prides itself on pastries that are baked throughout the day - customers can rest assured that these are always fresh from the oven, displayed for no longer than three hours. The flagship offering is the Chococro, a crisp & flaky golden croissant with a melt-in-the-mouth midsection of rich chocolate, made with premium cocoa beans from Ghana & Ecuador - the pastry's shape is even emblazoned on the cafe's official logo. The well-produced Chococro makes for a substantial snack that leaves an indulgent impression, available in its original form (RM6) or in combos with caramel butterscotch from Japan's Meiji dairy & confectionery producer (RM6.20), banana (RM6.30) or other seasonal variations. A solid introduction to St. Marc Cafe.

Complete hot meals can also be ordered, with pastas as the prime attraction. The Sukiyaki Mochi Pasta is particularly intriguing - the pasta has a distinctive chew that evokes the mouthfeel of mochi for a firm, somewhat sticky bite, balanced by plenty of tender beef, an egg yolk & mushrooms, nicely replicating the sweet-savoury comfort-food nuances of sukiyaki. The pasta is offered in a set with iced tea or coffee for RM25.90 at 11am-8pm weekdays & 11am-7pm weekends & public holidays.

Fans of plated desserts shouldn't skip the Flavoured Fuji, with its milky soft serves towering over the cafe's warm-from-the-oven Butter Danishes; the Classic Fuji is completed by green tea powder & creamy azuki red beans for unmistakable Japanese dimensions (RM19). Other freshly baked Fuji choices comprise Choco & Banana, Mango, Berry & Caramel. 

The beverage list hits the necessary notes; alongside the coffee selection, you'll also find drinks that rely on quality Japanese ingredients, including the Matcha Cappuccino & Yuzu Tea (RM15.50 each) - hot refreshments to perk up Sunway's shoppers. We're looking forward to seeing this respected Japanese brand spring up in more Malaysian malls soon; many thanks to St. Marc Cafe for having us here. 

St. Marc Cafe
G-107 Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, Bandar Sunway, Selangor. Daily, 10am-10pm

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12 comments:

  1. Oh my! I would be at a loss as to what to choose. With a name like St Marc, I would not have guessed it's a Japanese franchise.

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    1. Suituapui: yes, temptations galore indeed! ;) and yep, some customers might indeed believe it's, say, French :)

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  2. OMG,luckily my home is far from Sunway, otherwise fat die me ah, lol.

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    1. CK: heheh, they plan to open more branches next year - so you might soon find one near you! :D

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  3. Whoa....the prices will put a hole in my wallet...I spot an ice cream dessert for RM23! O_o But then again, we've come to expect that from any premium Japanese-inspired desserts and bakery cafe because of the quality ingredients used :)

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    1. Contact.ewew: yeah, if our currency were stronger, the prices here would seem less intimidating. i'm currently in munich, and a flat white, hand-brewed filter coffee and a good pastry at a great cafe today cost a total of less than 10 euros :D

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    2. Here, RM10 would get us just the flat white....haiz! :(

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    3. Contact.ewew: some cafes in KL charge RM12/RM13 for a flat white! :D

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  4. This place screams temptation! I doubt if I could walk past without sampling something. Best to come by only on cheat days hee..hee..

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    1. Phong Hong: heheh, yes, resistance seems futile if you stroll along this store and the pastries here catch your eye :D

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  5. I'll be quite heavy heart to folk out RM20+ for a dessert but they look so inviting >_<
    The mochi pasta is very interesting indeed, I think glutinous rice flour is used to make the pasta, maybe?

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    1. Choi Yen: hehe, go try the desserts here and also the Mochi pasta and let me know what you think - you may be right about the pasta ;)

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