The Populus Coffee & Food Co.

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

146 Neil Road
Singapore 088875

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09:00am - 04:00pm

09:00am - 10:30pm

09:00am - 10:30pm

09:00am - 10:30pm

09:30am - 10:30pm

09:00am - 07:00pm

09:00am - 07:00pm

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Baked vanilla brioche, butter rum bananas, pistachio crumb, natural yogurt.

It is a well thought out dish and all the components works so well together

The french toast is custardy in the middle and yet flaky and crisp around the edges. The bananas are yum - they are nicely caramelised and the pistachio crumb adds another textural dimension when you eat it with the mushy bananas.

The yogurt itself is not sweet and thus, is the perfect addition that brings the dish together - another sweet sauce like honey would have made the dish overly sweet.

This is now my favourite french toast in Singapore. Their coffee is also not bad - strong and not acidic. My first time at this cafe but definitely not my last.

So good to be dining in at cafe and enjoy a cuppa coffee

Last tried this pancake 4 years ago, when Populus just opened its door. It’s still soft and kinda fluffy but didn’t remember the pancake to be this thick and dense. Texture was more similar to banana cake than a pancake. That aside, we enjoy the refreshing berry compote and passionfruit curd lacing the top. The butter cube didn’t seem to add any flavour and you can definitely do it without the additional maple syrup on the side. Wouldn’t have been able to finish this all by myself considering how thick it is (and I got jelat after a few bites).


Wasn’t expecting the tangy flavour profile from the noodle salad, but it was welcomed especially to complement our sweet buckwheat pancake. Roasted cod was moist inside though the crust was a tad dry but still good nonetheless. The lime & sesame dressing helps to boost our appetite with its refreshing tangy kicks. Really enjoy this dish!


This 'pudding' ($13) has a more cake-like texture and is surrounded by a rich pool of dulce de leche sauce, vanilla ice cream and cornflake crumb.

The dulce de leche is a tad too sweet and rich for me, it's more like condensed milk. Maybe less of it would have been better. The 'pudding' itself is really nice though, I like it fluffier like this although it's a tad dry. The earthiness of the date went quite well with a simple vanilla ice cream, and the cornflake crumb definitely gives it a nice crunch.

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What a cute name 😂 The basket ($15) is filled with piping hot potato wedges, fried chicken chunks and crab balls. It also comes with two dipping sauces (sour cream/tomato salsa and some sweet and sour sauce).

I took some maple syrup from the pancakes and drizzled it on my fried chicken, and OMG. Lifechanging. This is why people put fried chicken on waffles; it's a good reason to drizzle maple syrup all over it. 😅 The chicken itself is super flavorful too; underneath the crispy batter there were marinated, juicy chicken thigh chunks.

The crab balls were really good too; it's made with legit crab meat and seasoned really well, just falling apart when you bite into it.

Even the potato wedges were coated in such a delicious crispy batter and had such a wonderful crunch as I bit into them. 👍 Dipping into the various sauces available was super fun.