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Fosters – An English Rose Cafe

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Hidden in a corner of a row of shop houses at Holland Village is Fosters – An English Rose Cafe. From 3 – 6pm daily, Fosters is offering its Devonshire Cream Tea Set, and this is the main pull factor attracting us there.

Devonshire Cream Tea

Devonshire Cream Tea

(clockwise from top left) Scones; Sandwiches; Lemon Tea

(clockwise from top left) Scones; Sandwiches; Lemon Tea

The Devonshire Cream Tea Set consists of Fosters’ signature oven hot scones, a fruit pound cake, finger sandwiches (tomato and eggs), freshly brewed coffee or tea and served with butter, homemade strawberry preserve and fresh cream.

Let’s talk about the bad parts about the Devonshire Cream Tea Set. Firstly, the sandwiches aren’t appetizing. It was simply wholemeal and plain bread sandwiching a layer of boiled eggs and tomatoes. The whole preparation and plating of the sandwiches seemed rather slipshod. Secondly, the fruit pound cake was rather dry and lacking in dried fruits as well.

And now, the good thing! The discovery of good scones!! The scones from Fosters had a harder and crispier outer texture, with a fluffy centre. There was a strong buttery fragrance and taste. The scones weren’t too sweet and was rather light on the palate. The scones were honestly one of the better ones we have tried in Singapore. The downside was that there were very few raisins.

Fosters – An English Rose Cafe
277 Holland Avenue, Holland Village

Written by foodphd

May 30, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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