462A Crawford Lane
Singapore 191462

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09:30am - 06:00pm

09:30am - 06:00pm

09:30am - 06:00pm

09:30am - 06:00pm

09:30am - 06:00pm

09:30am - 06:00pm

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With Simple Cafe moving closer to the east where I stay, we had to give it a try.

We ordered 2 coffees and 2 different bakes. The Spring Onion Amann ($7) is a very interesting take of the usual kouign amann, as it is a savoury pastry. The outer crust is beautifully crispy, and you get a good bold flavour from the spring onion slices within. The egg on top is a beautiful addition, as it adds another dimension to the pastry.

The Vanilla Donut ($4.5) was really soft and fluffy and nicely coated with sugar to give it an additional satisfying crunch. The vanilla custard is not too sweet and has a good vanilla taste!

Now to their coffee. Their mocha ($6.50) is okay though I feel like their chocolate syrup is a little lumpy.

We swapped out the hazelnut espresso you see in the picture for hazelnut latte ($7) that is not in the menu, and wow this is probably the best hazelnut latte I've had. The syrup they put in definitely isn't artificial and has very fragrant nutty flavour. Pity it came in a small cup!

With a larger space and at a more centralised location, Simple Cafe is back! And so I had to order their best-selling items that I missed previously like their Satsuma and Spring Onion Amann.

Filled with a cottony Japanese sweet potato puree, the Satsuma ($7) was none too sweet and pretty unique. The sweet potato flavour was light yet distinct and very complementary to the light fresh cream. The sponge of the swiss roll could be a little fluffier in my opinion but the different textures at play were great.

I found my new favourite pastry from the cafe and it is their Spring Onion Amann ($7). An ingenious creation, the flaky laminated dough was so good. Served toasted, there was a nice crisp to the aromatic spring onion studded layers. The homemade sauce was uber savoury, umami even. Whatโ€™s more, the egg blanket on top was the icing on the cake as it was both soft and fragrant.

My fav cafe in the west has shifted to Crawford Lane. Bigger space and more centralised, happy for them.

Location: Simple Cafรฉ ็ฐกๅ–ฎ, 462A Crawford Ln, #01-73, Singapore 191462

Simple Cafe has came quite a long way โ€” having moved to from the West to a location that is fairly centralised, this is the very same Simple Cafe that carried a Taiwanese vibe previously at NeWest; they had recently moved out of their former premises, and shifted into their new digs into a shop unit at the void deck of Blk 462A Crawford Lane just a few units away from notable eateries such as Eat Three Bowls and Tolidoโ€™s Espresso Nook. Occupying the space that was recently left vacant by Olsen Bakehouse which has since moved to Joo Chiat Road, Simple Cafeโ€™s new space is bigger than its previous premises โ€” the cafe now boasts of an actual hot kitchen, whilst the dining hall has also seen an increase in capacity with more tables made available for dine-in guests. The overall interior design theme still remains largely similar to that of their previous space at NeWest โ€” one that is pretty much simple with the use of white walls and parquet floors; the furnishings seemingly also featuring wooden accents and has quite a rustic feel to them. Still serving up cakes, bakes and pastries, expect favourites such as the Mont Blanc, Lemon and Donuts that were previously available at NeWest still being served here at their Crawford Lane location. That being said, Simple Cafe does offer a new hot food menu here โ€” there are sections on the menu dedicated to soups, as well as a Simple Breakfast and bagel / croissant sandwiches as well. Beverages available at Simple Cafe includes espresso-based coffee (including a special concoction named Pineapple Tonic involving homemade pineapple jam, tonic water and espresso), matcha-related beverages and various forms of tea including Lemon Wintermelon and a Longan Jujube. Patrons can also browse through their retail section by the left of the entire space to grab some of their wares, as well as small bakes such as financiers or even the coffee beans in small bags if they wish to do so.

Visiting Simple Cafe for brunch, we decided to go for the Simple Breakfast โ€” this is essentially Simple Cafeโ€™s take on the big breakfast platter, and comes with bread (served with butter and jam), egg, chicken cheese sausage and salad. Patrons are able to opt between bagel, croissant, brioche or sourdough for their choice of bread, while patrons do also have the flexibility to go for either a sunny side up or scrambled eggs for the type of eggs that they wish to go for with their Simple Breakfast. For our order, we decided to go for the sourdough as our choice of bread, and scrambled eggs as for how we like our eggs to be done. Felt that the Simple Breakfast is indeed what it is named โ€” the item being so simple considering how it comprises of just several items placed in the same plate just as a breakfast platter should, but it is also just so comforting at the same time. Piling up the scrambled eggs over the sourdough toast, the scrambled eggs were fluffy and runny as it should; not overly wet, nor was it overdone โ€” just the consistency as it should. The sourdough toast beneath comes with a crusty exterior; the toast bearing a chewy consistency with a bit of tension as one pulls the toast apart โ€” it also comes with a distinct tang from the fermentation process of the sourdough; one that we found to have given the entire dish some sort of complexity in terms of flavour despite being a rather simple dish. Salted butter and mixed fruit jam comes accompanied on the side for those who need it; we did feel that the jam was a little on the sweeter side somehow. The chicken cheese sausage was decent; it does come with quite a bouncy texture โ€” the choice of chicken instead of a pork sausage being quite a good move considering how the sausage did not feel overly salty, whilst the cheese oozes out eagerly as one attempts to slice the sausage with the knife. The garden salad attempts to bring some balance to the other elements here; provides a respite to all the carbs and savoury notes going on in here.

It is a little sad how the West side has seemingly lost a quality hangout spot with Simple Cafeโ€™s move out of NeWest and into its new premises at Crawford Lane. That being said, it is about time that Simple Cafe have to expand its operations โ€” there are instances where there are queues forming outside their former location on weekends; it is certainly an appropriate time that they move into a unit that would be able to cater for that demand. We were looking forward to Simple Cafe serving up a larger variety of desserts and bakes with their move; despite them only offering pretty much a similar selection to what they have been doing so whilst at NeWest previously, it is still great to know that they had started to also include a hot food menu to provide patrons with a more wholesome experience overall. The vibes at Crawford Lane are, however, largely consistent to what they were at NeWest. Simple Cafe had been, and still is spot that is worth checking out โ€” yet another spot to add to the list for avid cafehoppers if they have yet to check them out whilst they were at NeWest!

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๐‘บ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’˜๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐Ÿ“ are one of my favourite things, and savouring a classic ๐™Ž๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™–๐™ฌ๐™—๐™š๐™ง๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™Ž๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ฉ๐™˜๐™–๐™ ๐™š in a relaxing minimalist environment with a refreshing cuppa โ˜• is such a lovely treat for the soul. ๐ŸŒฟ

@simple.cafesg is moving to a new location soon, so please visit them while you still can! ๐Ÿ˜˜โ™ฅ๏ธโ™ฅ๏ธ

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