The gorgeous new space at the lobby of Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 3 is home to a breadth of fresh bakes, pastries and artisanal coffee

You’ll never go hungry at Marina Bay Sands, home to an endless list of dining options. And now, you can add the newly-opened Origin + Bloom patisserie to the list.

The first thing you’ll notice is its sleek and gorgeous look, as if a piece of Melbourne’s chic café scene was transported to our sunny island. Imagined by Joyce Wang Studio, it seamlessly blends its street-like façade with luxurious interiors—framed by a lush tropical background. It’s more of a grab-and-go concept, but if you want to linger, you can do so on the high stools along the window ledges by the entrance.

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Above Executive pastry chef Antonio Benites

Executive pastry chef Antonio Benites (who is also a Joël Robuchon and Pierre Hermé alum) leads the talented team, and they’ve crafted a smorgasbord of delicacies spanning freshly baked breads, gourmet sandwiches, pastries and desserts. He says: “The menu is an exciting blend of original classics as well as new creations inspired by nature’s produce from each season.”

With Benites at the helm, you can never go wrong starting with innovative desserts. We were easily piqued by the Tropical Mango, a petite cake shaped like the real fruit and made with Nam Doc Mai mango mousse and a core of passionfruit-lychee jelly. But he has balanced the sweetness with a touch of spice, thanks to the addition of Sarawak pepper.

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He has also created Black Symphony, which, as the name implies, is a symphony of dark chocolate pecan brownies layered with salted caramel mousse, and finished with a classic black glaze topped with a white chocolate feather. 

However, it’s not all sweets here. In fact, the sandwiches are as enticing, especially the hearty Whole 9 Yards—an original creation. Take a big and sumptuous bite into multiple layers of gourmet hams, cured sausages like mortadella, chorizo and dry-aged pork sausage, as well as pickled vegetables and arugula. One order is even enough to fill you up for breakfast and lunch.

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But if you’re only here for drinks, choose from traditional blends or modern concoctions such as the Origin + Bloom mazagran, concocted with cold drip coffee and lemon juice on ice. For something refreshing, the Esotonic is a potent mix of espresso and tonic.

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Origin + Bloom | Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Tower 3 Lobby | 6688 8588 |

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