Petit Bocal, Sandringham


Ah, Petit Bocal! It has been a while since I have last raved so enthusiastically about an eatery. We last visited over two weeks ago, but I have been putting off writing this review because I knew I would not be able to return to it for another meal during the Christmas and New Year’s break, and didn’t want to trigger an unfulfillable craving. The dilemmas that us foodies must go through… :)

This cafe is situated in a tiny shop on Sandringham Rd – but boy, do they make the best of that small space. The decor is grunge chic, reminiscent of that of Teed St Larder or Little King Cafe. A large wooden table spans the middle, and smaller tables are packed closely (some might say too closely, but we didn’t mind) by the sides.

Their food – cafe cuisine with a French twist, is amazing. I had the salmon gravlax scrambled eggs with crème fraîche, chives and croissant ($15) – the picture might not look like much, but it is divine. The croissant is warm, buttery, and tastes freshly-made, while the scrambled eggs have a lovely fluffy texture. The SO’s breakfast bruschetta ($18) came with cherry tomatoes, mozzarella, olives, and prosciutto. It looked great, and tasted even better, as the ingredients go together marvelously.

The portions are admittedly a tad small compared to the average cafe, but that does leave more room for dessert. :)


Cost: $10 – $25 pp
Food: 4 Stars
Service: 4 Stars
Ambience: 4 Stars
Value for money: 4 Stars


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