French Fold @ Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar – Elegant Crepes and Galettes in CBD

French cuisine often gets a rep – for better or for worse – as food that is geared for the high class or occasions with a little frou-frou. But, that’s not to say that you can’t find French food that’s wallet-friendly, yet substantiative. French Fold is one such place where you can satisfy cravings for authentic crepes and galettes.

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Opened by the same company behind Merci Marcel, French Fold is one of the newer additions to Telok Ayer, having taken over the space previously occupied by Mojo. The rustic-meets-tropical paradise interior lends a laid-back vibe to the space that is reminiscent of its neighbourhood. 

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For those in need of a quick introduction – a galette is quite literally, a French fold where buckwheat flour is folded into quarters and stuffed with savoury fillings. A crepe is a thin package typically consumed as a dessert. 

The menu is distinctly straightforward, with various combinations of cheese, meats, and other goodies for the taking. There are even Asian-inspired flavours like No. 11 – Satay Chicken, Ginger, Peanuts, and No. 12 Masala Chicken, Chilli, Tomatoes, French Cheese, Peanuts, to tickle your fancy for the quirky. 

Prices range from $8 – $22, not too pricey considering its location. The No. 5 – Chorizo, Organic Egg Sunny Side Up, Comte Cheese ($15++) carries intense umami notes from the chorizo. It’s not too rich either, and the runny egg yolk blends rather nicely with the comte cheese. The buckwheat adds a unique crispiness to the galette’s texture so it’s not overly filling.

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No. 5 – Chorizo, Organic Egg Sunny Side Up, Comte Cheese ($15++)

The No. 20 – Brown Sugar, Butter from Maison Beillevaire ($7++) is proof you don’t need fancy toppings to make a mind-blowing dessert. The popping sweetness of the brown sugar contrasts nicely with the lemon butter’s savoury and citrusy notes, making for a flavour explosion that elevates the otherwise plain wheat flour. Go for this if you’re craving some post-meal sweets without the dreaded dessert-induced bloatedness! 

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No. 20 – Brown Sugar, Butter from Maison Beillevaire ($7++)

I’m in love with how unassuming French Fold is, from the food to the atmosphere. It’ll be exciting to see what other creations this French cafe cooks up next! 

Address:204 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068640
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Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar EW15/ Telok Ayer DT18
Opening Hours: 
Monday to Saturday: 8am – 12mn 
Sunday: 8am – 11pm 
Contact: +65 6970 7626

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Menu: Orchard/ Telok Ayer 

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