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The third out­let of French café Merci Mar­cel opens at Palais Re­nais­sance and also dou­bles as a full-fledged life­style store. The bo­hemian 600 sq ft gem stocks an ex­ten­sive in­ter­na­tional cat­a­logue, just in time for Christ­mas. These in­clude quirky Mon­key and Ba­nana Lamps from Ital­ian de­signer Seletti World, hand­crafted Moroc­can ce­ram­ics from Bouchra Boudoua, and wall dé­cor mask art from Is­raeli-based Umasqu.

The café of­fers an al fresco pa­tio area for a light repast; the large open arches make for a sur­pris­ingly cool­ing space. The menu has been sim­i­larly up­dated. En­joy the Ravi­o­les de Roy­ans Palais ($22) – filled with Tête de Moine cheese and smoth­ered in a light foie gras emul­sion. Pick a crêpe from the ro­tat­ing menu for some­thing sweet or go for the tiramisu-in­spired Crêpe Mar­cel ($12). #01-03/04, Palais Re­nais­sance, 390 Or­chard Road. Tel: 6735 2608

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