Thursday, December 8, 2016

St Marc Cafe's Chococro lands at Sunway Pyramid

I remember one rainy morning in Kyoto, I sought shelter and breakfast from the heavy downpour in a St Marc Cafe near the Teramachi shopping arcade. It was early, cold and I was hungry. It was then I was introduced to their delicious array of pastries and its...Chococro....drools. Think layers of buttery croissant wrapped around a rich centre of dark chocolate. Delicious!

It seemed that founder Naoyuki Katayama discovered it by accident one day after skipping the fermentation process when making the croissant dough, resulting in a pastry that is denser and richer, and creating one of St. Marc Café’s bestsellers to date.

Now, I don't need to go all the way to Kyoto for St Marc Cafe because it has just offically launched its first outlet in Malaysia at Sunway Pyramid. St. Marc Café prides itself in creating and baking all of its pastries in-house, ensuring their freshness and quality. The café’s open-kitchen concept allows customers to see how the pastries are made, as well as enjoy the aroma of freshly-baked goods.

“We are excited to bring in St. Marc Café, one of Japan’s biggest café chains, and the first Japanese café franchise in Malaysia,” said St. Marc Café General Manager Mohamad Ridhwan. “Here, customers can enjoy a variety of freshly-baked goods made with the highest quality ingredients, from pastries and sandwiches to in-house specialties such as our rich hot chocolate, Fuji soft serves and parfaits, and of course, our famous Chococro.”

Takafumi Miyake, Managing Director of Saintmarc South East Asia Pte Ltd, added, “I am very proud to be here for the opening of our first outlet in Malaysia. St. Marc Café has a longstanding history of offering freshly-baked pastries made available in-house, and we look forward to working with our colleagues in Malaysia to share our creations, and hope that our café will continue to bring joy to our customers.”

I sure hope your Malaysian partners and fans won't let you down, Miyake san!

The Chococro is priced at RM6.50 per piece, RM30 for a box of five. The Classic Fuji is priced at RM19 while a cup of iced or hot matcha latte made with premium green tea powder cost RM15.50.

St. Marc Café has over 410 outlets in Japan alone, and can also be found in the USA, the Philippines, China, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, and now, Malaysia. The new outlet in Selangor is located at the following address and is open from 10am to 10pm daily.

St. Marc Café
Sunway Pyramid Mall, Blue Atrium,
Lot G1.107, Ground Floor,
3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,
Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46150

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