The Chococro craze is here!
Popular Japanese café chain St. Marc Café opens its
first Malaysian outlet at Selangor’s Sunway Pyramid mall
Petaling Jaya, 25 November 2016 – Pastries baked fresh in-store, a delectable array of desserts, signature beverages and premium coffees are just some of the delicious treats that St. Marc Café is known and loved for. The popular Japanese café chain has over 410 outlets in Japan alone , and has now opened its first Malaysian outlet at Selangor’s Sunway Pyramid shopping and entertainment mall .
St. Marc Café was first opened by founders Naoyuki Katayama and Ritsuko Fuji back in 1987 in Ginza, Tokyo, and is now renowned throughout Japan for its signature creation, the Chococro. This delightful concoction features more than 20 layers of buttery croissant dough, wrapped around a dark chocolate made from the finest cocoa beans from Ghana and Ecuador .
What makes this croissant unique is the texture of the pastry itself . 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. In addition to the famous original chocolate version, there are currently over 100 varieties of Chococro, which are sold seasonally depending on the time of the year .
St. Marc Café is also known for its soft-serve ice cream desserts, which are infused with traditional Japanese flavours and ingredients, and are a hit with children and adults alike. Café-goers can also enjoy a wide range of parfait desserts that are certain to please even the fussiest sweet tooth . 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.”
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.
CHOCOCRO - RM 6.50 per piece , RM 30.00 for box of 5
A signature item that has been around for over 15
years, Chococro has been a staple in St. Marc Café.
Baked fresh daily, we also provide over 100 seasonal
Chococro varieties for the enjoyment of our Chococro
With more than twenty layers of buttery croissant dough
wrapped around a dark chocolate center that is made from a blend
of the finest Ghana and Ecuador cocoa beans, enjoy it over and over
CLASSIC FUJI - RM19.00
One of the most popular dessert items in Japan.
St. Marc Café's signature golden brown butter
Danish topped with Azuki (red beans), Kuromitsu
(black honey), premium Matcha powder, capped
with soft-serve vanilla ice cream . St. Marc Café Sunway Pyramid Mall, Blue Atrium,Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway,Petaling Jaya, Selangor 46150 .
Table Wait Time: 15 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Nov 26, 2016
Spending per head: Approximately RM20(下午茶)Other Ratings:
Value for Money 4