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The Populus Coffee & Food Co.

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We are a gastro-cafe serving up contemporary progressive cafรฉ nosh and speciality coffee

146 Neil Road
Singapore 088875

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09:00am - 10:30pm

09:00am - 10:30pm

09:00am - 10:30pm

09:30am - 10:30pm

09:00am - 07:00pm

09:00am - 07:00pm

09:00am - 04:00pm

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Been a while since we visited The Populus and today I finally decided to get something other than The Populus Scramble ๐Ÿ˜‚

I love greens and this was a really really lovely breakfast with tons of superfoods - broccoli, kale, avocado, baby spinach. All the veggies were extremely fresh and crisp! Very impressed. I added on crab meat for $5, which was a good protein addition to an otherwise carb and fat oriented dish. The mix of greens is tossed in a slight citrus and mild vinaigrette, which was super refreshing! Love the addition of brown rice and puffed rice that added some crunch distinct from the crunch of fresh broccoli. All these were arranged beautifully atop a piece of toasted multigrain, but I didnโ€™t quite enjoy the bread. The multigrain-studded crust was tasty but the bread itself felt doughy in my opinion. Not a deal breaker since I loved the mixed greens though!

I admit I would be hard pressed to pick between this or the Populus Scramble next time I visit. Worth a try for sure if you love greens or are looking for a healthier option!

Iโ€™m not a big fan of chocolate, but the Dark Chocolate Sundae ($14) with Buttermilk Waffle ($5) is surprisingly good. The dark chocolate ice cream is not overly sweet, and the flavours are well-balanced by the zingy passionfruit curd and raspberry coulis, which add a streak of citrusy freshness to the dessert. The crunch from the hazelnut and chocolate crumb complements the velvety texture of the dark chocolate ice cream. The buttermilk waffle is crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. A perfect treat for the weekends๐Ÿ’๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

Really unique pairing of flavors here, with Tahitian vanilla ice cream and strawberry sauce with petals sprinkled all over.

Elderflower jelly took me by surprise how mild and delightful it was, whilst strawberries, pistachio crumb and pomegranate adds further textures, acidity and crunch. These components elevated the overall taste of this sundae.

Given how cleverly put together, for the portion, quality and pricing its recommended for sure. Ice cream waffles related are always such joyโœจ!

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๐Ÿ“๐“๐ก๐ž ๐๐จ๐ฉ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ฌ ๐‚๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ž & ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‚๐จ. โ˜•๏ธ #teesfoodreviews 7/10

I went to Populus for dinner on a weekday, and got the ๐’๐ž๐š๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‹๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฎ๐ข๐ง๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”++), which is linguine in a homemade lobster bisque as the pasta sauce, accompanied with crabmeat and scallops! Overall, taste-wise this was a 9/10 for me - I really enjoyed it, other than the fact that the portion was HUGE for me (or maybe Iโ€™m just a small eater...) ๐Ÿคญ However, the lobster bisque was well-executed, could really taste the sweetness of the seafood!!! ๐Ÿคค And as you can see they were pretty generous w toppings too ๐Ÿคฉ However, I did feel that prices were pretty steep, as I paid close to $31 nett for a main in a cafe! But this was really good so I guess no regrets ordering it bc really quality ingredients ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

I also got the ๐ˆ๐œ๐ž๐ ๐‚๐š๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž ๐‹๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž (๐’๐†๐ƒ$๐Ÿ”.๐Ÿ“๐ŸŽ++) - and while Populus has coffee in their name, I felt it was just pretty avg like a 6/10! Definitely still enjoyed it, but not the smooth/silky/nutty taste notes that I prefer heh.
โ€จI would go back to Populus to try their brunch items, which actually look really good ๐Ÿ˜ And really, their seafood linguine is worth a try!!

๐Ÿ’ต: $19

๐Ÿค”: Don't have much faith in cafes' waffles, but boy was the one here good!
Topped with a taaaaaaall swirl of strawberry earl grey ice cream, this was not only a treat for the tummy, but the eyes too!

๐Ÿ’ต: $12

๐Ÿค”: Was initially leaning towards their fries, but instead we got this, but no regrets because the wings were fried well and marinated in a nice spicy and slightly sweet buffalo sauce