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The Communal Place

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What We Love
  • Beyond: 1-for-1 Mains (save ~$25)
  • Spacious and clean with both smaller and larger tables for groups
  • Western fusion dishes in a cafe setting
  • Cheese Steak Burger, Beef Cheek Ragu, Fish & Chips

465 Joo Chiat Road
Singapore 427677

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11:00am - 11:00pm

10:00am - 11:00pm

10:00am - 11:00pm

11:00am - 11:00pm

11:00am - 11:00pm

11:00am - 11:00pm

11:00am - 11:00pm

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From the Burpple community

Saw a lack of reviews on their beef cheeks ragu and decided to contribute. Below average pasta- overcooked and way too soft. Personally, I would recommend the dish to be reviewed for cooking method or removed from the menu... apologies for the opinion :/

On the plus side, their pancakes, and cocoa drink are phenomenal. Possibly the BEST iced cocoa I’ve ever had! And I don’t even like hot chocolate! This was insanely delicious.

Hazelnut latte was decent and I enjoyed it. Not mind blowing but nice :)

Give the spam fries a miss. You can cook it yourself. Just buy a tin of spam, slice it and fry it.

Another dish worth mentioning from this café is their perfectly marinated pork chop. The generous portion of meat was accompanied with creamy mash potato, glazed vegetables and interestingly – cranberry sauce. We love how the café chose to use the thicker bone-in pork chop for this dish! This allows the meat to get a nice golden sear and gorgeous caramelised crust on both the sides and edges while retaining its tenderness and juiciness. Additionally, we also loved how it is paired with cranberry sauce for that added sweet and sour profiles, which surprisingly balances out the meaty flavour from the pork. Do note that this dish will take slightly longer to be served, but it is worth the wait and we would most definitely order this again next time!

We were puzzled when we were handed a pair plastic gloves when the dessert was served. Apparently, we were supposed to drop the chocolate dome onto the plate to break it open! We excitedly wore the gloves and playfully dropped the chocolate dome onto the plate. Upon impact, the chocolate scattered beautifully into large chocolate pieces and in the process revealing the other goodies (honeycombs, oreo bits, walnuts and popping candies!) that were hidden in the hollow dome. Due to the popping candies, your mouth will be filled with a crackling sensation as they start to pop, and this interesting addition definitely make the dish more interesting and fun to eat! Don’t forget to drizzle the caramel sauce and condensed milk shots served separately on the side for added sweetness~ This is probably the most memorable dessert experience we have ever encountered! Love how the cafe strives to create a dish that is not just delicious but also visually appealing and fun at the same time! Do come and experience it yourselves!

Nice place to chill especially since we went down on a weekday for lunch. service was good, welcome mocktail was v refreshing! ordered the seafood cream ($19) and a thiccc burger ($20) and both were good! more memorable was the seafood cus i really enjoyed the creamy sauce that went well w the linguineeee. the burger is good but not mindblowing haha would go back to try other dishes!! this place is gr888 because of burpple beyond haha but if u looking for a good pasta cafe place here is good!!

Visited this cafe on a rainy Saturday to have our brunch. Due to the weather, the café is surprisingly less crowded than what we expected. Hence, we were given a huge table in a very cosy corner~ The Miso Salmon served was nicely pan-seared with skin crisped and moisture nicely locked into the tender slab of salmon. The glazed miso on the salmon gave the dish a pleasant sweet and savoury note and we totally love it! This pan-seared salmon is also accompanied by a scoop of creamy mash potato and glazed veggies. Although the mashed potato might be a bit too buttery to our liking, we like how balanced the entire dish is and would order it again the next time we visit!

The food was good, especially the foie gras cream-based pasta (but the foie gras was a bit over-cooked). Bonus point is its big serving! 1 for 1 burpple saves us some $$