Nestled in the quieter end of Robertson Quay, away from the big players like Em By The River, Rodyk Street houses cafes like Kith Cafe, Swirls Bakeshop, All Things Good and Toby's Estate. Brunch affairs around this end is always a pleasure, with less people frequenting these smaller cafes, and a more pleasant and slow vibe.
We settled down at Kith Cafe for brunch on a Monday at around 3PM. The ambiance was good, with seats facing the river and seats in the shade for those who don't wish to wrestle it out in the heat.
I can see why Monocle Magazine deemed them the Top 5 cafes in Singapore: they make a really mean iced latte! Really rich, natural sweetness of the milk that doesn't overwhelm the strength of the coffee. Perfection. Definitely a must-go for the coffee.
The coffee definitely set our expectations for the food, which was pretty good. The Big Breakfast
(which comes with scramble eggs but I opted for poached) had good individual components. The jam tasted really light and natural, not cloyingly sweet and more runny than usual. The bacon was done really crispy the way I liked it, with a really flavorful Bratwurst. It was a well put together combination of flavors, although little components like the tomatoes and brioche could be improved on! GL had the Truffle Steak Sandwich
and he was pleased with the perfect seasoning and yummy combination of rocket, truffle and cheese.
This place is definitely worth the visit. Fellow caffeine aficionados, you have been warned.
Date of Visit: 2012-06-27