Taking over the grounds of long defunct Oriole Coffee Roasters on Jiak Chuan Road, .elia has joined the Keong Saik neighbourhood to dish out comforting bistro plates in a chic yet very welcoming and soothing setting. On the menu currently are freshly made pastas and hearty sandwiches. Come by for lunch and tuck into their Pulled Pork Sandwich ($17.50), which sees flavourful and moist pork slicked in Russian dressing, sandwiched with purple slaw between sourdough toast, or go for one of the pastas — the Scampi ($18.50) with grilled prawns, pink peppercorns and tomatoes sounds fresh and lovely. Add on $1 for the sandwich set, which includes a hot coffee or tea, or $2 for the pasta set, which includes a mini bowl of salad and hot coffee or tea. The Burpple community is also raving about their simply named Potatoes ($16), a brunch only dish of grilled potatoes on mashed potatoes, peppered with bacon and caramelised onions, and a fried egg on top. The brunch menu is available on Fridays, Saturdays and public holidays.
Avg Price: $20 per person
Photo by Burpple Tastemaker Xing Wei Chua