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The Populus Coffee & Food Co.

3554 Wishlisted
~$25/pax
We are a gastro-cafe serving up contemporary progressive café nosh and speciality coffee

146 Neil Road
Singapore 088875

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Saturday:
09:30am - 10:30pm

Sunday:
09:00am - 07:00pm

Monday:
09:00am - 07:00pm

Tuesday:
09:00am - 04:00pm

Wednesday:
09:00am - 10:30pm

Thursday:
09:00am - 10:30pm

Friday:
09:00am - 10:30pm

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This colorful and aesthetically appealing bowl ($24) was so delicious and tasted so clean and healthy!

There was a generous slab of thyme-seared wagyu beef atop three types of grain (quinoa, bulgar wheat and pearl barley). The sides included roasted butternut squash and zucchini, blistered cherry tomatoes, carrot and cabbage slaw, sauteed mixed mushroom and furikake baby corn.

The grain mix was the major highlight for me. Just the perfect mix of textures and grain sizes with a beautiful bite. The sauteed mixed mushroom was super flavorful and juicy, the coleslaw not too heavily dressed, and the vegetables roasted to a sweet perfection. The cherry tomatoes were juicy and provided a good contrast to the crunchy raw slaw and the corn. I also loved the nutty flavors imparted by the sesame seeds in the furikake baby corn.

And the beef; so delightfully pink and tender. Not the best beef or the juiciest, but certainly enough to stand its own in this delicious bowl.

I rarely think grain bowls are worth the price tag because how good can a grain bowl get? Thankfully, Populus has showed me a shining example of a simple grain bowl executed well.

9/10

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Kale, Charted broccoli, spinach, pumpkin seeds, mixed grains, puffed wild rice, avocado on multigrain bread (switches poached egg to fried egg, and no cheese)

The price is fairly justified by the huge portion. The refreshing salad goes perfectly with the avocado toast.

I love coming here with a few girlfriends. Casual but chic. Amazing coffee. And their signature Populus Scramble (S$19) will be all you think about for days.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Made with super soft and creamy scrambled eggs, a fresh herb mix, feta and bacon, this loaded croissant will make you feel things you’ve never felt before. It’s like a hug in your belly.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I usually get something sweet as well because it’s not quite filling enough for me. If you’re the same, I strongly advise you order the French Toast. Huge pieces of brioche with butter rum bananas and pistachios. It’s the French Toast you never knew you always needed. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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✨: super cute brunch spot. Recommend for a big group brunch or double date brunch kind of thing. Definitely more of a breakfast/morning place - wouldn’t come here for dinner⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🛎: standard service ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
☕️: GREAT coffee⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🍴: indulge with this “Populus Scramble”. Or go healthy with any of their delicious grain bowls! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🥗: vegetarian options - I love their superfood bowl. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🧁: butter rum banana French toast. Or sticky date pudding. Or both.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
💰: $$ - definitely on the pricier side⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
❗️: reservation optional on weekdays, 100% need on weekends ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
⏱: Mon: 9am-7pm, Tues: 9am-4pm, Wed-Fri: 9am-10:30pm, sat: 9:30am-10:30pm, sun: 9:30am-7pm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📍: 146 Neil Road ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
📸: @thepopuluscafe (I have actually eaten her >5 times and ordered/LOVED this dish - but my pics can’t compete with this lol)

I was surprised at the generous portion of this dish. There was 2 thick slabs of fish stacked on a big dollop of creamy potatoes. The fish was crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. This dish is a real value for money!

Overall the dish was rich in flavour and the pasta was cooked just a little more than Al dente, which is my preference. I appreciated that they were quite generous with the meat, the sauce and the cheese. Its definitely a dish I would come back for!!

Nutty and just slightly acidic, the flat white here is full bodied and richly flavoured. I got the 8oz double shot ($6+), which provided a strong kick of caffeine! The milk was well steamed and smooth. All in all a really enjoyable cup of coffee, living up to its namesake :-)

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