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Provence Bakery & Cafe Hot

 
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17A Lorong Liput Singapore 277731
 
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Provence is a unique Japanese-style bakery and cafe. Each piece of bread is hand-made by the bakers and nothing is made by partially-made from factories. Provence have their own baking tools and everything is made from scratch. You can be assured the freshest bread hot off the oven. Ingredients used have gone through strict supervision and are of highest quality. Couples with creative bread recipes, the food provided would be of safest standards for everyone.

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Opening Hours:
9.30am – 8.30pm
Avg Price:
< $10
List of Outlets:
Holland Village, ION Orchard. Has sub-branches called PETIT Provence available as well.
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Walking into Provence is like a bread heaven! The smell of freshly baked bread wafts through the entire cafe and whets your appetite. On my usual visits to the cafe for brunch, it is usually filled with Korean/Japanese ladies which makes me feel like I've walked into an overseas cafe.

The service staff/cashiers are polite and knowledgeable about the products sold. My food came quickly and accurately. The staff are also quick to clean up after customers have left so that new customers can sit down. The cafe is normally quite busy even on weekdays.

The cafe is not really decorated, just plain chairs and tables which are not too close to each other. There are a few seats outside but it can get pretty hot during the daytime.

My favorite breads would be the Milk Pan ($1.50) and Blueberry Cheese ($1.60). The milk pan tastes like the White Rabbit sweet but its not overly sweet. The bread is fluffy and soft. The blueberry cheese bread has a generous filling and the blueberry complements the cream cheese perfectly. It is a good balance of taste which is completed with the bread.
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80%
duckquackers Reviewed by duckquackers on October 25, 2012
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"One of my favourite bakeries!"

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Walking into Provence is like a bread heaven! The smell of freshly baked bread wafts through the entire cafe and whets your appetite. On my usual visits to the cafe for brunch, it is usually filled with Korean/Japanese ladies which makes me feel like I've walked into an overseas cafe.

The service staff/cashiers are polite and knowledgeable about the products sold. My food came quickly and accurately. The staff are also quick to clean up after customers have left so that new customers can sit down. The cafe is normally quite busy even on weekdays.

The cafe is not really decorated, just plain chairs and tables which are not too close to each other. There are a few seats outside but it can get pretty hot during the daytime.

My favorite breads would be the Milk Pan ($1.50) and Blueberry Cheese ($1.60). The milk pan tastes like the White Rabbit sweet but its not overly sweet. The bread is fluffy and soft. The blueberry cheese bread has a generous filling and the blueberry complements the cream cheese perfectly. It is a good balance of taste which is completed with the bread.

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Average Spent Per Person:
2
Best Part:
milk pan
Branch Location:
holland village
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Their Milk Pans are TO-DIE-FOR!!

I remember once my dad bought an entire tray of freshly baked Milk Pans (while people at the back gave him The Glare) for our family and omg, biting into that warm, soft fluffy bread while the milky custard explodes out was SUBLIME.

Now whenever any of us walks past Provence, we are bound to get at least a couple of Milk Pans home for breakfast/snack/desserts/whatever! Their chocolate/cream/kaya wassants are really good too and one would definitely be unable to stop at one.

I have also tried their Prosperity Bun which was filled with lots of red beans (!!!!!), Cinnamon bread, Milk Sticks and Blueberry Cream Cheese, all of which were so good :') One of my dad's trick is to heat the bread up for 12 seconds before consumption, and I swear nothing beats eating warm and soft bread ~

They have increased their price tags though, but for it's quality, it's worth it :) Really liked the HV outlet for it's homely and cozy feel, you can get a coffee to pair with their amazing breads and enjoy a really chill time there :)
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80%
yellowfingers Reviewed by yellowfingers on March 06, 2014
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"Awesome awesome milk pans"

Their Milk Pans are TO-DIE-FOR!!

I remember once my dad bought an entire tray of freshly baked Milk Pans (while people at the back gave him The Glare) for our family and omg, biting into that warm, soft fluffy bread while the milky custard explodes out was SUBLIME.

Now whenever any of us walks past Provence, we are bound to get at least a couple of Milk Pans home for breakfast/snack/desserts/whatever! Their chocolate/cream/kaya wassants are really good too and one would definitely be unable to stop at one.

I have also tried their Prosperity Bun which was filled with lots of red beans (!!!!!), Cinnamon bread, Milk Sticks and Blueberry Cream Cheese, all of which were so good :') One of my dad's trick is to heat the bread up for 12 seconds before consumption, and I swear nothing beats eating warm and soft bread ~

They have increased their price tags though, but for it's quality, it's worth it :) Really liked the HV outlet for it's homely and cozy feel, you can get a coffee to pair with their amazing breads and enjoy a really chill time there :)

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Average Spent Per Person:
5
Best Part:
Milk Pans
Branch Location:
HV
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The thing I love most about Provene is how simple their bread is. They don’t try to win you over with over-the-top flavours, and one of the best examples I can give would be their walnut bread. Shaped like a four leaf clover, the bread has a hint of olive oil that touches your palate for the briefest of moments before making way for the star of the show- the walnut. It’s a very simple bread that I have irrevocably fallen in love with.

Of course I’m sure that the bread everyone dives for when they reach the store would be their wassants. However having seen the price increment over time, the wassants have become a tad too over-rated for me, and I much rather enjoy giving their other breads a chance. Provence has satisfied me for many years, and I can only hope that their quality stays the same once they start being seen everywhere in Singapore.
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80%
k.lim Reviewed by k.lim on January 22, 2013
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"Simplicity at its best"

The thing I love most about Provene is how simple their bread is. They don’t try to win you over with over-the-top flavours, and one of the best examples I can give would be their walnut bread. Shaped like a four leaf clover, the bread has a hint of olive oil that touches your palate for the briefest of moments before making way for the star of the show- the walnut. It’s a very simple bread that I have irrevocably fallen in love with.

Of course I’m sure that the bread everyone dives for when they reach the store would be their wassants. However having seen the price increment over time, the wassants have become a tad too over-rated for me, and I much rather enjoy giving their other breads a chance. Provence has satisfied me for many years, and I can only hope that their quality stays the same once they start being seen everywhere in Singapore.

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I've loved bread since young, and Provence Bakery's products are not only freshly baked, but taste delicious. Unfortunately, I have to travel quite far a distance to obtain their bread, so it's a rare treat! But thankfully there's a small stand alone store in NEX, Cold Storage, although the goods sold are less..

My favourites are the Choco and cream wassant, the Milk bun and chocolate twist. Choco and cream wassant is light and savoury, you can really taste the chocolate(or cream) in the bread as compared to similar products from Four Leaves. Their breads are all soft and have a fragrant aroma when warm. ^^
Overall Rating:
 
90%
papercranesx Reviewed by papercranesx on January 22, 2013
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"Nom nom-licious~"

I've loved bread since young, and Provence Bakery's products are not only freshly baked, but taste delicious. Unfortunately, I have to travel quite far a distance to obtain their bread, so it's a rare treat! But thankfully there's a small stand alone store in NEX, Cold Storage, although the goods sold are less..

My favourites are the Choco and cream wassant, the Milk bun and chocolate twist. Choco and cream wassant is light and savoury, you can really taste the chocolate(or cream) in the bread as compared to similar products from Four Leaves. Their breads are all soft and have a fragrant aroma when warm. ^^

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Hands down, Provence is the best bakery for me in Singapore. It is only here that I find reasonably priced bread of equal standards to some of the better bakeries in Japan or in Europe. Unlike some of the other commercial bakeries around, each and every variety of bread is remarkably savory with just the right softness to it.

Bread, even when kept in the fridge for a few days, should always be soft and fluffy. Provance has without a doubt achieved that consistently in its products. Some of the bread varieties that I particularly enjoy include the Brazilian soy bun, milk pan and egg sandwich. If you are one who enjoys eating high quality bread and don’t mind paying a wee bit more for it, this is the place to go.
Overall Rating:
 
80%
matthewlex Reviewed by matthewlex on January 14, 2013
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"Best commercial bakery in Singapore"

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Hands down, Provence is the best bakery for me in Singapore. It is only here that I find reasonably priced bread of equal standards to some of the better bakeries in Japan or in Europe. Unlike some of the other commercial bakeries around, each and every variety of bread is remarkably savory with just the right softness to it.

Bread, even when kept in the fridge for a few days, should always be soft and fluffy. Provance has without a doubt achieved that consistently in its products. Some of the bread varieties that I particularly enjoy include the Brazilian soy bun, milk pan and egg sandwich. If you are one who enjoys eating high quality bread and don’t mind paying a wee bit more for it, this is the place to go.

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I first stumbled upon this little bakery in Holland Village more than 10 years ago, and fell in love instantly with their freshly baked mini croissants. I have been a regular patron ever since, and will buy from them at least once a week.

It was only in the recent couple of years that they set up branches in Vivo City and ION Orchard, which got more people noticing them and raving about their pastries.

I used to love the homely Japanese feel of their Holland Village outlet when the staff was primarily Japanese, but unfortunately, they have since been replaced by PRC nationals so it kind of feels different these days.

The little shop in Lorong Liput has just shifted to Holland Avenue to be on the same stretch as Body Shop and I should be paying a visit to their new outlet soon.
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90%
bLiNGbLiNG Reviewed by bLiNGbLiNG on January 09, 2013
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"fresh japanese breads and buns in a cosy setting"

I first stumbled upon this little bakery in Holland Village more than 10 years ago, and fell in love instantly with their freshly baked mini croissants. I have been a regular patron ever since, and will buy from them at least once a week.

It was only in the recent couple of years that they set up branches in Vivo City and ION Orchard, which got more people noticing them and raving about their pastries.

I used to love the homely Japanese feel of their Holland Village outlet when the staff was primarily Japanese, but unfortunately, they have since been replaced by PRC nationals so it kind of feels different these days.

The little shop in Lorong Liput has just shifted to Holland Avenue to be on the same stretch as Body Shop and I should be paying a visit to their new outlet soon.

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When I first tried Provence in Holland Village...I was trully satisfied! Me and my friend enjoyed the cinnamon rolls which is very soft and tasty and also their milk buns, chocolate twist and Tomato&cheese pizza!

They also have a small dining area where you can eat your breads combined with hot drinks.
Everything there is yummy!
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90%
alkene Reviewed by alkene on December 05, 2012

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"Fresh Bread all the time!"

When I first tried Provence in Holland Village...I was trully satisfied! Me and my friend enjoyed the cinnamon rolls which is very soft and tasty and also their milk buns, chocolate twist and Tomato&cheese pizza!

They also have a small dining area where you can eat your breads combined with hot drinks.
Everything there is yummy!

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I have tried Provence a couple of times before. I thought that their bread were nice but its price is slightly on the high side

I like their cinnamon and coffee bun. The cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top of the bun was sweet and the coffee flavor in the bread was just right. I really liked it a lot. Their wassants are good too!

In fact, Provence do have seats at their bakery and you can choose to take away the bread or have it in the bakery/cafe itself. Other than bread displayed on the trays, they've got sandwiches and coffee as well! Definitely a much cheaper alternative than Starbucks or coffee bean. Though their seating area isn't huge, you may get a seat if you're lucky!
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70%
theresetan Reviewed by theresetan on November 28, 2012
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"yummy bread"

I have tried Provence a couple of times before. I thought that their bread were nice but its price is slightly on the high side

I like their cinnamon and coffee bun. The cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top of the bun was sweet and the coffee flavor in the bread was just right. I really liked it a lot. Their wassants are good too!

In fact, Provence do have seats at their bakery and you can choose to take away the bread or have it in the bakery/cafe itself. Other than bread displayed on the trays, they've got sandwiches and coffee as well! Definitely a much cheaper alternative than Starbucks or coffee bean. Though their seating area isn't huge, you may get a seat if you're lucky!

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I am in love with Provence, and especially their milk pan bread. I mean, who can resist soft, fluffy bread with a little pool of delicious milky cream in the middle. When served warm, it's the absolute comfort food. And despite being on a low-carb diet, I can't help but indulge in these little babies each time I walk past the bakery.

However, I was sadly disappointed when I purchased one from the Century Square outlet. I'd expected no less than the perfect Milk Pan but when I bit into it, the bread was hard and obviously not fresh. This has given me the impression that perhaps the quality of the breads in the town area outlets are better than those in the heartland outlets. Disappointing, but I'm definitely gonna get another milk pan when I'm in town!
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70%
spoonsandspools Reviewed by spoonsandspools on November 19, 2012
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"Inconsistent Quality"

I am in love with Provence, and especially their milk pan bread. I mean, who can resist soft, fluffy bread with a little pool of delicious milky cream in the middle. When served warm, it's the absolute comfort food. And despite being on a low-carb diet, I can't help but indulge in these little babies each time I walk past the bakery.

However, I was sadly disappointed when I purchased one from the Century Square outlet. I'd expected no less than the perfect Milk Pan but when I bit into it, the bread was hard and obviously not fresh. This has given me the impression that perhaps the quality of the breads in the town area outlets are better than those in the heartland outlets. Disappointing, but I'm definitely gonna get another milk pan when I'm in town!

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1
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Provence serves up light and fluffy bread-something that I am a sucker for. They have a wide variety of breads, ranging from small pizzas to wassants. My personal favourites are the brazillian cheese bun as well as the chocolate wassant. The breads are extremely enjoyable and have a sticky and chewy interior, that is something that is rather unique to provence as not many bakeries do have the same kind of texture of bread. The ambiance is a simplly-designed and cosy cafe, perfect for meeting friends for some tea break. The wassant is a bit on the pricey side, but the other breads are pretty reasonable. It is definitely worth my money.
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80%
kiiimpeck Reviewed by kiiimpeck on November 18, 2012
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"Good, light and fluffy."

Provence serves up light and fluffy bread-something that I am a sucker for. They have a wide variety of breads, ranging from small pizzas to wassants. My personal favourites are the brazillian cheese bun as well as the chocolate wassant. The breads are extremely enjoyable and have a sticky and chewy interior, that is something that is rather unique to provence as not many bakeries do have the same kind of texture of bread. The ambiance is a simplly-designed and cosy cafe, perfect for meeting friends for some tea break. The wassant is a bit on the pricey side, but the other breads are pretty reasonable. It is definitely worth my money.

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Average Spent Per Person:
5
Branch Location:
Holland Village
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"I'm in heaven~~"
I'm a sucker for soft, fluffy breads. Piping hot, fresh from the oven? You got me there.

Provence sells breads of assorted varieties. I learnt that it was this bakery that started the wassant craze in Singapore. They sell assorted flavours of croissant, and they were indeed, as touted to be, soft, fluffy and absolutely delectable.

They also do indoor dining where they sell sandwiches and you can sit and sip your drink while you chow down your carbs, meanwhile whiffing the smell of freshly baked bread from the kitchen. And spy, if no one's watching you, grab your second sandwich and pretend you had been eating your first one all along.

Nobody's gonna blame you.
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90%
Averlynn Lim Reviewed by Google Plus Image Averlynn Lim on November 14, 2012
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"Bread porn la!"

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"I'm in heaven~~"
I'm a sucker for soft, fluffy breads. Piping hot, fresh from the oven? You got me there.

Provence sells breads of assorted varieties. I learnt that it was this bakery that started the wassant craze in Singapore. They sell assorted flavours of croissant, and they were indeed, as touted to be, soft, fluffy and absolutely delectable.

They also do indoor dining where they sell sandwiches and you can sit and sip your drink while you chow down your carbs, meanwhile whiffing the smell of freshly baked bread from the kitchen. And spy, if no one's watching you, grab your second sandwich and pretend you had been eating your first one all along.

Nobody's gonna blame you.

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