Marimekko Cafe is open in ION Orchard
I’m sure you’re no stranger to the colourful, bold prints of Uniqlo’s repeated collaborations with Finnish powerhouse design company Marimekko. After all this time, the design house has finally entered the Singapore market independently, and alongside their flagship store in ION Orchard, they’ve launched the Marimekko Cafe, where you can dine off their super chio plateware.
The retail space-slash-cafe is located in Basement One of the Orchard mall, where The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf used to be. A complete refresh of the space has turned it into a brightly lit, white-and-light-teak corner.
Flowers on each table, and Marimekko’s signature prints on the upholstery, as well as house- and tableware for sale add pops of colour to the shop.
There’s a small selection of sweet and savoury bites, plus drinks, on the menu, priced from $4.50++ for an espresso.
Consider a Mango Mousse Cake ($11.90++): a bright yellow entremet that’s not overly sweet, and holds a mango jelly within its centre.
We also tried Marimekko Cafe’s Lemon Meringue Tart ($12.90++), with a lemon custard layer that’s pretty tart. It’s tempered by the thick layer of meringue above!
If you’re here for the savouries, there’s Mexican Beef Pie ($11.90++), or a similarly priced Mushroom Pie.
Within the flaky layers of pastry, you’ll find large chunks of beef with bits of onion, vegetables, and corn. You could also order a Kaya Croissant ($7.50++), Truffle Brie & Ham on Sourdough ($15.90++), Soup of the Day ($15.90++) and more.
Chase it down with a Mint & Lemon Soda ($10.90++). Otherwise, there’s Espresso Yuzu Soda ($10.90++) and Iced Lemon Tea ($10.90++) too!
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, B1-12A, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Marimekko Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery
Photos taken by Chew Yi En.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg