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Popular Le Matin Patisserie By Ex-Noma Pastry Chef Opening Cafes In Orchard Rd & CBD

Both are pop-up cafés that will operate till around December.

Fans of the fine-dining-influenced pastries at Le Matin can finally enjoy their viennoiseries seated in air-conditioned comfort come April. The popular bakery helmed by the ex-pastry sous chef at famed three-Michelin-starred Noma restaurant in Copenhagen will open a self-service café at Robinson Road in the CBD. While his current premises at Raeburn Park only has a couple of small benches outdoors, the new 1,800 sqft space will be able to seat about 30 people.

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  • New pop-up space in CBD formerly occupied by Mellower Coffee

    1 of 5New pop-up space in CBD formerly occupied by Mellower Coffee

    The unit was formerly occupied by Mellower Coffee and will house Le Matin’s long-term pop-up cafe till the end of this year. Yep, this isn’t a permanent new space, but pastry chef-owner Mohamed Al-Matin, 33, tells that he has the option of continuing to run his biz there come December.

  • On the menu

    2 of 5On the menu

    Matin adds that coffee, a selection of cakes and his signature viennoiseries such as Pain Au Chocolat, Pistachio Escargots and Kouign-amann — and if we have our way, those savoury Wagyu and Bone Marrow Sausage Rolls — will be served there. Prices will remain largely the same as at Raeburn Park.

  • Another new Le Matin pop-up cafe at Paragon mall

    3 of 5Another new Le Matin pop-up cafe at Paragon mall

    Le Matin will also debut a smaller pop-up cafe within a spa at Paragon, which is slated to start in April (more details will be shared on Le Matin's socials). “It’s a very small pop-up with about 15 seats and a selection of simple pastries to create some traction in the Orchard Road area,” says Matin. 

    As there are no kitchens in both pop-up locations, Matin’s current Raeburn Park space (pictured) will serve as their central kitchen. The storefront at Raeburn Park will be closed while both temporary spaces are running. He aims to have both pop-ups open by 1 April. Minor renovations at the Robinson Road space begin next week.

  • About the pastry chef and Le Matin’s history

    4 of 5About the pastry chef and Le Matin’s history

    Matin returned to Singapore in January 2020 after a two-year stint at Noma, where he was second-in-command to the feted restaurant’s head pastry chef. He’d also served as head pastry chef at Singapore’s now-defunct two-Michelin-starred Restaurant Andre in 2013.

    Matin came home with plans to open his own bakery and cafe because while he enjoyed working in the upper echelons of fine-dining restaurants creating fancy desserts, his dream was to make simple, heartwarming pastries. His plans, however, were scuppered when the pandemic hit in March 2020.

    He started selling limited pastry boxes out of his friends’ kitchens at bakeries and cafes like Bearded Bella and Park Bench Deli, before finding his Raeburn Park takeaway premises in late 2020, which he continues to operate from.

    Matin counts among his business partners six buddies from his army days. A new investor will soon come onboard, after which he will make plans for a permanent cafe space (watch this space).

  • The details

    5 of 5The details

    The Le Matin pop-up cafe at 77 Robinson Road is scheduled to open in April.

    Le Matin Patisserie is located at #01-25, Blk B, 10 Raeburn Park, S088702. Tel: 80307303. Open daily except Mon & Tue 8pm-5pm.

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    Photos: Le Matin, Florence Fong, Annette Tan

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