The Populus Coffee & Food Co.

4038 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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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

Saturday:
09:30am - 10:30pm

Sunday:
09:00am - 07:00pm

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Roasted Halibut (cod fish) & Soba ($24)
I rarely saw salad for soba with fish but this interesting combination for salad made me so wow (unexpected) and didn't expected that it was so good. soba was served in cold style as japanese they usually do but soba just served in hot style as western they usually do it most of time. I really enjoyed to eat halibut (cod fish) as it was not that strong fish smell tbh. Overall taste that it really sweet and sour experience but it's a bit oily from salad dressing.

Fish & Chips ($24)
hmmm i don't said that best of best for fish & chips because I felt that their batter was too much for me even though I squeezed lemon for fish & chips evenly. But their batter was really crispy and crunchy but the fish was really I did eat their seasonal greens (salad) finish but I didn't eat finish their fries as I reserved my stomach for dark chocolate sundae (high recommendation for ordering this). I didn't expected their tartar sauce included truffle and really unexpected from it :") I told my sister that they add truffle inside the sauce but she didn't believed me :') Their truffle tartar sauce really so fragrant and strong taste tbh.

The dish came with a huge piece of cod loin, fresh Japanese scallops, a scoop of crab meat on top of a mixture of brown and wild rice. The seafood tasted really fresh and we enjoyed the varying texture of the different ingredients. The bowl also came with some pickled cucumber, ginger and purple cabbage, which went rather well with the rice. The rice was also well-cooked, which was neither too mushy nor hard, and has the characteristic chewiness desired for those who enjoy brown rice. It can be a bit pricey (at $24++) but the quantity and quality of ingredients do justify the price tag. The Populus was really crowded when we visited on a Saturday afternoon (do reserve before heading down!) and we were given a dine-in time limit of 75 minutes. Food was served pretty quickly after ordering.

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Heard many review about this place hence decided to give it a try. Ordered the Populus All Day Big Brekky ($27) & Dark Chocolate Sundae with Waffles ($19).

The Populus All Day Big Brekky consist of rosti, mushroom, egg & sausage. The rosti was dry, burnt and salty for my liking. Sausage was ok but not memorable. Egg although I would not want it to be cooked all the way, I feel the egg served was too raw for my liking.

The Dark Chocolate Sundae with Waffles was rich in chocolate but eating it too much can be jelat. The waffle feels like bakery store waffle instead of café waffle.

Overall, for the price I pay, I was expecting nicer food.

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Came for dinner one day. Meat nicely cooked but wished they put more truffle sauce. $24.

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Dark Chocolate Sundae ($14) (5/5)

my sister and I was just getting full after eating sundae and waffles finish. I didn't expected that most of people order it for after meals but it's just worth it to get it and share with your friend and family. I really enjoy rich flavour for dark chocolate but its so thick until I felt bloated. Waffles was quite crispy so complemented with dark chocolate sundae.

Seafood Linguine ($26.50) (3.5/5)

my sister and I was agreed that the sauce was weird tbh. I thought it was mentaiko sauce but not that tbh. It was lobster bisque sauce based but the taste was quite weird and sweet ? They contained a lot of seafood ingredients such as scallop, crab meats and tobiko (flying fish roe) inside the pasta.

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