This story was originally published on February 11, 2020, and updated on April 12, 2021. With additional reporting by Hui Ying Goh and Lainey Loh.
Cloud or croissant? We'd like to think that the abstract hole in the wall at Flakes represents the latter, but really, it could be anything—the eye sees what the mind knows.
Specialising in France's most popular export, Flakes churns out croissants in a multitude of flavours and styles: dipped in egg batter and served as French toast, drizzled with zebra-like chocolate stripes, or rolled in cinnamon sugar. We stifled a smile when we saw the Oeufs la Pute (French for 'whore's eggs') on the menu; despite its unsavoury moniker, there's nothing illicit about this legit breakfast sandwich.