Cafés☕️

Cafés☕️

On the hunt for breakfast and brunch food for that occasional craving🍳, hidden gems for different spin of dishes that can’t be found elsewhere🍝, and a good cup of latte☕️ Ratings take into consideration price of the dish, quality of the dish, and overall service and ambience of the location if applicable!🌟
Jaslyn T.
Jaslyn T.

Add this bowl of creamy truffle tobiko pasta to your list of guilty pleasures. So decadent in terms of creaminess and ingredients. I loved the sauciness from the cream, which was so well balanced with the savoury flavours that I was so surprised that with all its cheese and cream it wasn’t too overwhelming. Both truffle aroma and taste were subtle, but any greater may have complicated the already strong flavours here. Loved the saltiness complemented by the very generous amount of bacon bits, and they didn’t scrimp on their portion of tobiko and mushroom as well. Having a bit of every ingredient with each mouthful of pasta may sometimes mean you’re truly getting your monies worth😜 $21 here does not make you feel ripped off. Your classic, authentic, Singaporean cafe styled creamy pasta done way too right🥹

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Consider Glacier to be one of my favorite cafés! Apart from its sleek, minimalistic white aesthetic, they have a pretty interesting menu serving brunch grub, pastas and even a wide range of pastries. Not forgetting their selection of desserts which includes Pandan mochi waffles.

The Jumbo Crab Melts at Glacier is truly one to get excited about, especially if you’re into the sando trend & love all things seafood. Generous amounts of jumbo crab meat served with a soft, fluffy, well-buttered toasted brioche was enough to justify the price. But to make things even better, all it’s sauciness offered a refreshing flavour that was light on the palate while maintaining a good balance of savouriness. Let’s not forget how the melty oozy cheese really just hits the spot👌🏻

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Decent mentai tots that’s pretty much what you’d expect. Loved the glaze of the mentai, but I thought that the tater tots were a bit on the hard and dry side.

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Garden Slug Petite is a small cafe located in a relatively quiet neighbourhood of Kovan, but it seems to be a a favourite for regulars — especially when you can bring your fur kids here!
The Sambal Cheese Grilled Chicken Sandwich was an interesting one, but I preferred it much more over the beef chilli con carne. The cheesiness went well with the sambal spiciness, and the portion of chicken was rather generous. Then again I am really not a fan of the deconstructed aesthetic of the sandwich.

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Pretty underwhelming sandwich for me. Couldn’t really appreciate the deconstructed aesthetic nor function here, especially when eating it this way just felt way messier than it should. Chilli beef con carne was decently flavourful though I was expecting a bit more from the entirety of this dish.

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Now that Sandos are all that, everyone wants sandos with that glorious cheese pull that is both satisfying to both the tastebuds and the eye. Admittedly, I’m a fan of the cheesy sandos, but it doesn’t take away the fact that the Dashimaki Mentai Tamago Sando is a fierce competitor of the cheesy sandos out there. The 2 thick, glorious yellow tamago slabbed in between two pieces of bread and glazed with the pinkish mentai sauce was an aesthetic to die for. But more importantly, this was one flavourful sando. The light and fluffy tamagoyaki was huge in portion and rich in sweetness, while the mentaiko sauce added a touch of savouriness to its entirety. While the mentaiko sauce was delicious, it overpowered the yuzu and Karashi mayo, which I hoped to have experienced. Nonetheless, I’d recommend this especially if you love tamago!

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The glorious nitamago sitting in between the sandwich is enough to convince me to try them. While the eggs were lightly flavoured, it was complemented with homemade potato salad and truffle oil that was much stronger in flavour. This is one for the carb monsters though, for bread and the mushed up potatoes were enough to give you a more than filling sensation. I personally preferred something less carby, so if you’re like me, I’d recommend the mentai tamago sando instead!

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Baguette spread with san Mariano jam, sweet pickled onions, tuna mayo, and then melted with Leicester cheese on top. When I first saw a picture of this on their Instagram I knew I had to try it, but I was unfortunately not as mind blown as I hoped to be. The individual elements were pretty well executed, from pickled onions to the creamy tuna mayo and to the slight char on the savour cheese, but it did not give coherence when it all came together in one bite. Something about this just did not feel complete and I could not put a finger to it, but perhaps because the elements were really separate on their own. Tater tots at the side could also be a slight tad crispier.

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Smoked Paprika Rigatoni in Pink Sauce with Smoked Salmon & Sous Vide Egg.

Perhaps building my own pasta wasn’t the best idea because the combination I made didn’t seem to work out well for me. Then again, I expected to be mindblown by this place from raving reviews of Tipo. I was personally impressed by the way the choices of pasta daily were presented — with at least 3 different pasta options placed neatly on a platter and introduced by the staff. Went with the smoked paprika rigatoni, pink sauce, smoked salmon and sous vide egg. One of my first few times eating flavoured pasta, the smoked paprika rigatoni had a light paprika notes that was at best mild — very interesting as it did not affect much of the surrounding flavours. Then again, the pink sauce, supposedly a combination of cream and tomato sauce, was just decent, feeling more creamy than a good balance of tomato and cream. Would have also preferred a less watery texture of sauce here, but this might have also been affected by the sous vide egg I chose to add. Smoked salmon was served together in a decent portion size, but do not know if this is the best companion for this. That being said, it was a decent meal here, and I’ll definitely come back to try the pastas they have already built in the menu.

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I was pretty impressed by the grilled cheese and ham sandwich. The sandwich was made using sourdough bread, which had a soft yet chewy texture and a decent crumbly crust. Portion of ham was decent, and was not too salty. Grilled cheese was savoury and melty, and the layer of mayonnaise beneath it gave a creamy touch. Would recommend this if you’re feeling more than peckish, or if you want to try something more than just kueh!

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Think shakshouka but in classic singaporean style — crabmeat & laksa sauce! Loved the concept of being able to dip bread into a spin-off of chilli crab sauce. The laksa sauce here fell more towards the sweeter side, with a slightly thicker consistency to get both sauce and crab meat onto the sourdough for every bite. Personally thought that it could be slightly spicier, but other than that it’s a pretty unique and well-executed dish! Sourdough was well made and complemented the dip great, and the poached egg added a brilliant touch to the combination of bread and sauce.

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Salmon ochazuke was flavourful, but portion size was pretty small. Ochazuke was lightly seasoned, but with an apparent umami taste. It went great with the salmon fillet and the other vegetables such as corn in the bowl. Worth it with the Burpple beyond deal!

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