#FoodFri Devonshire cream tea set in Singapore

My favorite place for afternoon tea in Singapore is Fosters, an English Rose Café at Holland Village.

Tea set for two
Tea set for two

Even though the scones are the leading characters in the set, the Devonshire cream steals the limelight EVERY SINGLE TIME! The rest of the spread is so so.

The white cream comes in a small tub, the top in a cute swirl. It doesn’t taste of cream but of coconut. Can you imagine? Coconut bread spread that doesn’t taste like fake coconut.

Choice of coffee or tea
Choice of coffee or tea

My history with Fosters

Setting of Fosters, an English Rose Café. Menu opens like a paper
Setting of Fosters, an English Rose Café. Menu opens like a paper

When I was in university, one of the bus I take always passed the restaurant. It looked posh. With my university allowance, I didn’t think that I could afford going there.

So, one of the first things I did when I got my first pay was to visit the restaurant.

I was curious about its Devonshire Cream Tea Set. Back then, the set had two scones, four finger sandwiches (2 cucumer–eek–and 2 ham), 2 fruit cakes.

Today, there is only 2 sandwiches and 1 dried store-bought fruitcake. At least, the one coffee or tea remains the same. The breadspread is the same: strawberry jam, butter and Devonshire cream.

It’s only available from 3 to 6pm which is a tricky timing since lunchtime passed not so long ago.

The restaurant is decorated quaintly and makes a good place to chat with friends. If there’s only two of you, you can sit at the two sofas near the door where a suit of armor guards.

Yoko-chi is hungry!
Yoko-chi is hungry!

How to get to Fosters, an English Rose Café

The nearest MRT stop is Holland Village.


[And look! This post fits WP’s Daily Post writing challenge]

Have you been to Fosters? Do you like Devonshire cream?

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