For the uninitiated, Elixir Boutique Roasters shares the same shop space as Fat Belly. It’s their way of experimenting with a daytime menu. Nestled away at Serene Centre, the cafe is only a stone’s throw away from public transport (Botanic Gardens MRT station)

My partner and I settled on the “Wagyu Beef Cheek Rendang” and “Truffle Eggs Prosciutto”.

The meat in their “Wagyu Beef Cheek Rendang” was soft and tender. My knife cut through it without so much of a resistance. The fragrant sauce was consistent but not cloying. Paired with blue pea rice, rice crackers and some vegetables, it made for a hearty and well-rounded (not to mention, visually appealing) dish.

The “Truffle Eggs Prosciutto” featured aromatic scrambled eggs atop a fluffy and thick brioche toast. Parma ham and shaved truffle are also thrown into the mix, further enhancing the already great dish. Every mouthful brought flavour and delight to the pair of us.

I’ve heard only good things about their French toasts from my sweet-toothed friends and I’m already looking forward to my next visit. So if you’re looking for your next brunch place, look no further than Elixir Boutique Roasters.


first time eating this dish on ice and sorry, i’m not sold. waited for a while before eating the pork so that the sauce around the pork would be chilled. however, when i took a bite, the pork was cold and hot at the same time. not a pleasant combination of temperature for me. observed that even if i want to spread the ice evenly, there was just not enough ice. the ice was definitely a miss for me even tho it scored 💯 for presentation.

the sweet and sour pork tasted decent, with just the right amount of tomato sauce. but nothing exceptional abt the dish. would also have preferred the fruits to be stir fried along with the pork like putien’s.

order when you feel like paying $24.80++ for sweet and sour pork or simply because you can. if not, just order other dishes!

truffle fries is a MUST order!! truffle oil was rly evenly spread and fries are prepared upon ordering! for the price, serving is rly generous!
ordered rare for my beef steak don as i was prepared to receive medium cooked steak (true enough, my partner ordered medium and got well done). decent tasting don if i were to treat this as a medium steak don. sauce was alright, but nothing that screams, “i must come back”.

omg, sorry, this is a big no. really not worth the price. i could tell that the quality of the ingredients were good. however, this combination is just a no. perhaps, the parfait would be better.

OH MY! banana cake was so soft and fluffy, it was SO GOOD! cake wasn’t too sweet and it has a fragrant banana taste. at $6, this is truly a must buy!
i would definitely be back for more. this cake truly deserves all the raves it has gotten.

NOTE: price is based on current restaurant promotion (UP: $29.90)

oh my gosh!! this is a MUST order. everything just tasted so AMAZING!
restaurant gave > 10 uni and the uni was so fresh and creamy. honestly, this was worth EVERY penny. rly, just take my money alr! i have never seen any restaurant giving so much uni for this amount of price 😋😋
negitoro was amazing too! it was fresh and fatty! but i’m sorry, my heart and soul goes out to the uni roll 👅👅👅

FYI: one piece per customer for this promotion price.

the famed dish which was ordered by nearly every table!
with every single mouth, these babies will just explode within, leaving the taste of freshness lingering within your mouth. ikura was well seasoned with the right level of saltiness.
only wished that both the rice and ikura could have been colder.

dish not to be eaten alone as it can get very jelak. however, this dish is perfect for sharing

when the meat was served, it was alr well done as it was served on a hot stone. meat was juicy and tender altho serving was small.
not recommended, order when you are feeling rich.

best matcha latte in SG that brings starbucks matcha latte to shame.
we tried the iced hana matcha ($13.80++) and hot yuki matcha ($5.80++)

tbh, i don’t rly taste much difference between the two despite the vast difference in price.
for both, matcha was thick, aromatic and rly smooth. was slightly skeptical abt replacing milk with oat milk. however, boy i was wrong. hvala uses barista edition Oatly oat milk, making the latte extremely creamy! after trying the oat latte once, i was immediately sold and became an oat latte convert. i was so hooked by this combi i needed to have this drink weekly (ordered yuki matcha subsequently).

hvala truly serves the best matcha and it’s the ONLY place i’ll go to for matcha beverages as i know, satisfaction will always be guaranteed.

truffle taste was strong and ikura provided a wholesome flavour. for the price, the cafe was quite generous w the uni (abt 4 - 5 pieces of small uni). however, uni was not as fresh as restaurant’s grade. nonetheless, dish was decent!
also, do take note that cafe does not sells dazzling toasts anymore!

don’t even get me started! this is truly, hands down, the BEST fish soup ever. at first you will be unwilling to part with $5-$9 dollars thinking that you will need to sit in the hot and crowded af amoy street food centre. still need to queue 30-45min, damn sian.

but trust me, after trying once, you will be back for MORE. just take my money and just brave the long queue alr!

fish slices are very thick (even thicker than restaurant standards) and SO FRESH. before han kee, i have never eaten fish this fresh, it’s as if the owners own a fish farm or smth (fact not verified). what makes han kee the best is also the amount of fish slices they give. you will be surprise at how many slices they will give for their small bowl ($5). rly, just take my money alr!!! soup is on the plainer side but the fried garlic added an extra umami which leaves you wanting more!

as an avid fish soup lover that tried majority of the famous fish soup (e.g. first street teochew fish soup, piao ji and leng kee fish soup, etc), rly, in my humble and honest opinion, han kee tops everything.

pro tip: to avoid long queue, reach the stall at 11am. you will only need to queue for 15 min!

took my first bite at the australian wagyu ($9.90 per serving) and i was so amazed at how fresh it was! wagyu was juicy w the right amount of saltiness that leaves you craving for MORE.
tried the garlic pork and marinated chicken and they did not disappoint too! the meat was fresh and nicely seasoned w the right amount of fats that doesn’t make it feel greasy.
up next was the foie gras ($5.90)! didn’t want to cook it first as i was scared the oil from the foie gras would overpower any other meat i was gng to cook next. WOAH! the foie gras was rly rly good! we chose to cook our foie gras till it was brownish and buttery 🤤🤤
rly wished the stall owners had more of these babies! as it was near their closing time, we were met w disappointment when the stalls owner said they were sold out for the day!

after my meal, i proceeded to ask my friend for the price of the meal and was so shocked!!! everything costed only $30?!?! OMG?!?! SUPER WORTH IT?!?!
we ordered: wagyu, foie gras, cheese dip, 4 servings of meat, 1 serving of golden mushroom, 1 serving of cheese tofu, 1 serving of fishball w roe and maggie mee.

OH YES! one more thing, cheese dip only consist of mozzarella cheese (not fake nacho). just shows how much the stall focuses on quality! 💯

will i be back? YES! definitely worth it!

pro tip: only cook the foie gras after trying some of the meat. unless, you are an ultimate foodie and just love the taste of foie gras over everything.