L'etoile which means The Star in French sits right at a cross junction. It catches your eye immediately with the huge words painted on the pillars. We decided to head to L'etoile for brunch on a Sunday, with stomachs empty of food but full of expectations.
L'etoile has two levels. Here's the first!
Cozy area with a strange guy...
Selection of cakes and sandwiches
The first level was more minimalistic and simple. Quiet and calming to the soul.
Up to the second level
LOVED THE DESIGN OF THE ENTIRE SECOND LEVEL.
Cute vintage decorations and furniture
Isn't it beautiful?
A corner for kids
That's the sewing table, used as a dining table here.
When I stepped into the second level, I went "WOW" It was amazing. The whole place was so delightfully pieced together with carefully selected furniture and decorations. I really liked the wall decals. A whimsically beautiful place it sure was.
Now, to the food.
We were utterly disappointed at the few options we had. There were around 5 types of sandwiches on the menu. And that was it. We were hoping for some delicious pasta or eggs or any other breakfasty items. But nah.
Looking for more? Desserts and drinks are just about everything else that is available.
We sure had a difficult time choosing from the limited options we were presented with.
Raisin Scone - $2.90
X said that the taste of raisins was too strong and you could hardly taste the scone.
Ciabatta with apricot roast chicken. - $6.90
X didn't like it but I thought that the apricot roast chicken had an interesting taste. It was too dry though.
Ciabatta with smoked duck -$6.90
Oh smoked duck, how can smoked duck go wrong?
Yes it can, when it's engulfed by extremely strong pepper. I couldn't even taste the duck..
Needless to say, X wasn't happy with my choice of brunch location. And I wasn't happy either. The sandwiches are all pre-packed and wrapped up in cling wrap. They just lay in the fridge waiting for someone to order them and they are warmed up and served. I thought we should have left the place when we saw the menu but I wanted to give them a chance. Guess the only saving grace is the pretty second level and the absence of gst and service charge.
160 Owen Road
Tue–Sun: 9am – 8pm
K's rating of L'etoile's food : 3/10
rating of the place : 8/10