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Another food-tasting session held at Blackbird Bistro + Bar thanks to Yummypin! For those who don't know, Blackbird Bistro + Bar is a New Zealand inspired cafe that offers a wide variety of NZ inspired dishes. They also have happy hour from 4-8pm and you'll be sure to get selected alcohol at discounted prices! We were given a variety of dishes to sample, and boy were they mind-blowingly good. Most of the items came with a certain East meets West fusion which tickled my taste buds, and they were
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Another food-tasting session held at Blackbird Bistro + Bar thanks to Yummypin! For those who don't know, Blackbird Bistro + Bar is a New Zealand inspired cafe that offers a wide variety of NZ inspired dishes. They also have happy hour from 4-8pm and you'll be sure to get selected alcohol at discounted prices! We were given a variety of dishes to sample, and boy were they mind-blowingly good. Most of the items came with a certain East meets West fusion which tickled my taste buds, and they were priced really affordably too!

Blackbird Bistro + Bar

6 Handy Road

(S)229234

(You might pass it by on your way to The Cathay from Plaza Singapura)

Opening Hours:

Lunch: 11:30am - 3pm daily

Dinner: 6pm - 10:30pm daily

Brunch: 10am - 5pm daily

Happy Hour: 4pm - 8pm daily

Bar Snacks till 11pm
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Carrot and Tomato Soup - $7.90 (Small plate portion) / $11 (Regular portion)

(Pureed carrots and pureed tomatoes soup, served with Toast)
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Balsamic Tuna - $12

(Seared tuna steak with mango salsa and balsamic glaze)
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Blackbird's drumlets - $10 (FAVORITE)

(Chef's fried spiced chicken drumlets with sweet chilli sauce)
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Crispy Pork Belly - $10 (FAVORITE)

(On pea puree, tempura onion rings and spicy miso sauce)
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Marc's Kiwi Burger - $18 (FAVORITE)

(Secret spiced beef patty with lettuce, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and mayo on a sesame bun)
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Miso Cod Fish - $32 (FAVORITE)

(Baked cod fish with miso, served with parsnip puree, sauteed baby spinach and tempura courgette flower)

I was really trying to limit the number of "favorite" dishes I had, but I couldn't bring myself to do it. One of the main highlights of the tasting session was definitely the Miso cod fish, which literally melted in our mouths. Thumbs up to the crispy pork belly and Marc's kiwi burger too! I don't usually gush about cafes like that, nor did they pay me to write this post, but the food served were really impeccable.

I'm pretty sure I'll return for them again!
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Thank you once again to Yummypin Singapore and Blackbird Bistro + Bar for the invite!

Other Info. : or those who don't know, Blackbird Bistro + Bar is a New Zealand inspired cafe that offers a wide variety of NZ inspired dishes. They also have happy hour from 4-8pm and you'll be sure to get selected alcohol at discounted prices! We were given a variety of dishes to sample, and boy were they mind-blowingly good. Most of the items came with a certain East meets West fusion which tickled my taste buds, and they were priced really affordably too!
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2014-10-28 80 views
Recently went there with a few colleagues for lunch. Tried their set lunch specials. I ordered the Seafood Risotto which was great, with flavourful stock and scallops fresh and cooked just right. My colleagues enjoyed their orders as well. Ambience was relaxed and nice.I was introduced to this place by this food app called WOMP which can be found at:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.womp.womp_app&hl=enThe set lunch specials were featured there and you could get more info there.
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Recently went there with a few colleagues for lunch. Tried their set lunch specials. I ordered the Seafood Risotto which was great, with flavourful stock and scallops fresh and cooked just right. My colleagues enjoyed their orders as well. Ambience was relaxed and nice.
I was introduced to this place by this food app called WOMP which can be found at:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.womp.womp_app&hl=en
The set lunch specials were featured there and you could get more info there.

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2013-10-20 59 views
I often walked past the place on the way to the gym on sundays and the place is often full!! For ppl who eat late this is a great brunch place as weekend brunch menu is available till 6 pm. I had the eggs benny, and u can choose mushroom or ham and i had the previous. Dish was tasty n fresh with eggs superbly done at just runny yolks. The greens were a great side and had a tangy sauce on it. My friend had a scrambled eggs with mushroom which came with toast n baked beans. Simple n good without t
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I often walked past the place on the way to the gym on sundays and the place is often full!! For ppl who eat late this is a great brunch place as weekend brunch menu is available till 6 pm. 

I had the eggs benny, and u can choose mushroom or ham and i had the previous. Dish was tasty n fresh with eggs superbly done at just runny yolks. The greens were a great side and had a tangy sauce on it. 

My friend had a scrambled eggs with mushroom which came with toast n baked beans. Simple n good without too much oil.
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2013-09-03 32 views
Met up with Angela & Ivy for the Night Festival @ Singapore National Museum. Angela suggested dinner at the Blackbird Cafe which s located at The Luxe, in-between Plaza Singapura & The Cathay.Seafood Chowder is creamy & full of ingredients! *portion is huge, so I suggest sharing itMussel Fritters is nice. It has the "oyster omelette" feelingMini Lamb Burger with Fries. The only complain is the portion is quite huge despite of being "mini". Lamb patty is nicely done & no smell. Pull Pork Sandwich
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Met up with Angela & Ivy for the Night Festival @ Singapore National Museum. Angela suggested dinner at the Blackbird Cafe which s located at The Luxe, in-between Plaza Singapura & The Cathay.
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Seafood Chowder is creamy & full of ingredients! *portion is huge, so I suggest sharing it
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Mussel Fritters is nice. It has the "oyster omelette" feeling
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Mini Lamb Burger with Fries. The only complain is the portion is quite huge despite of being "mini". Lamb patty is nicely done & no smell.
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Pull Pork Sandwich with Fries. Pork is well marinated & nicely done. Juicy & tender. Coleslaw at the bottom of the pork gives the crunchy feel. Nice
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2013-07-31 32 views
The ambience of Blackbird Café was simple yet passes off as modern, which makes this a great place for quiet catching up with friends. The usual breakfast stuff like eggs benedict and pancakes are available but it is not a all-day brunch place. We decided to have the nibbles and ordered the crunchy chips priced at around $8. They were surprisingly addictive and good and I kept eating them because they were crunchy and not the least soggy. They also went well with dips provided.
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The ambience of Blackbird Café was simple yet passes off as modern, which makes this a great place for quiet catching up with friends. The usual breakfast stuff like eggs benedict and pancakes are available but it is not a all-day brunch place. We decided to have the nibbles and ordered the crunchy chips priced at around $8. They were surprisingly addictive and good and I kept eating them because they were crunchy and not the least soggy. They also went well with dips provided.
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2013-06-20 23 views
Coffee has almost become a daily necessity in my life. If I'm not having my usual Earl Grey in the morning, surely I'm thinking of coffee to end my monotonous if not ritualistic schooling days and my search of the next best place for the caffeine drink led me to Blackbird, a New Zealander styled cafe. It's definitely an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of Plaza Singapura, a cafe good for a lazy weekend brunch, a typical office hour lunch or if you're like me, always considering afternoo
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Coffee has almost become a daily necessity in my life. If I'm not having my usual Earl Grey in the morning, surely I'm thinking of coffee to end my monotonous if not ritualistic schooling days and my search of the next best place for the caffeine drink led me to Blackbird, a New Zealander styled cafe.
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It's definitely an ideal getaway from the hustle and bustle of Plaza Singapura, a cafe good for a lazy weekend brunch, a typical office hour lunch or if you're like me, always considering afternoon tea.

Coffee is in some way, an acquired and cultivated taste. I'm pretty sure no one is/was born to drink coffee. I will never ever forget how I embarrassed myself in an attempt to order my first cuppa without a single clue to any coffee jargon. It took me years of reading and drinking to developed this specialized knowledge and get my orders going just like any coffee connoisseur does.

I really appreciate the fact that they bothered (most cafes don't) to include a simple yet detailed description of each drink. It really helps especially if you're new to coffee and you aren't the vocal type willing to ask what's the difference between a cappuccino from a latte. Such simple gesture is what cultivates our appreciation for coffee. Don't you agree?
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I found joy in taking small sips of my long black though I love my Vienna with a dash of cocoa powder above the dollop of whipped cream. Be prepared for the extra caffeine dose, for their coffee beans are prepare the New Zealander way, imparting a more intensive taste than your typical roasting methods.
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Pairing my robust Vienna was a rich and dense New York Cheesecake. That's how I love to start and end my afternoons; always with a cuppa paired with a slice of dessert...
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2013-06-02 14 views
After an early movie at The Cathay on a Sunday morning, we found ourselves wanting some all-day breakfast grub. We stumbled upon Blackbird Cafe, just a stone's throw away from the mall. Blackbird Cafe is a small cafe with sleek, black furnishings. (You would think that this would make the interior terribly bleak/dark, but it didnt!) There is indoor and alfresco seating and they serve a variety of ala carte dishes ranging from breakfast favourites to hearty sandwiches and pasta. Dishes range from
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After an early movie at The Cathay on a Sunday morning, we found ourselves wanting some all-day breakfast grub. We stumbled upon Blackbird Cafe, just a stone's throw away from the mall. Blackbird Cafe is a small cafe with sleek, black furnishings. (You would think that this would make the interior terribly bleak/dark, but it didnt!
) There is indoor and alfresco seating and they serve a variety of ala carte dishes ranging from breakfast favourites to hearty sandwiches and pasta. Dishes range from a price of $14-$28 depending on what you order, and the coffee here looks pretty good too
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We liked the shiny black tables, tiled floors and chalkboard menu at the counter. Modern, classy and clean.
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Blackbird is such a catchy name!

We had difficulty deciding what to order, they had french toast, eggs ben, english breakfast, omelets etc. Settling on one sweet and one savoury dish, we chose the English Breakfast ($18) and the Muesli French Toast ($10) and caramelized bananas (Add on of $3).
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This french toast is by far the most delicious french toast I've paid for and eaten out of home. The muesli gives it a surprising texture which impressed and awed me within a single bite. It's slightly sweet, and when eaten with the maple syrup drizzled over; complemented by the warm and softened banana? Perfect. This dish is a 5/5 instantly! The muesli enhances the toast, giving it a slightly crispy texture with the coarse cereal grains. You can choose between several addons, such as strawberries, but we agreed that the banana was an excellent choice anyway.
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For $18, the English Breakfast set disappointed us slightly though. It scored on variety -it came with hash, toast, grilled tomato with alfafa sprouts, bacon & scrambled eggs, a bratwurst and a dish of baked beans. The toast was just average -we would have preferred brioche to this. The scrambled eggs were a little too runny for our liking, but that's just individual preference for "done-ness" of the eggs. The bacon had a smokey flavour but other than that the flavour fell flat. The tomato was sweet but otherwise, not very special. I personally love the combo of baked beans and scrambled eggs though -so I enjoy having baked beans as a side. The bratwurst wasn't to my liking, we suspected a veal sausage was used and I'm really not a fan of veal :'( Other than that, it was well-cooked, juicy and had a nice savoury flavour.

They serve water here too so there's no obligation to get your own drinks. Be sure to try out their coffees; they seem to be quite a hit with the other patrons. Service here is nothing to shout about really. Decent but not spectacular, we would have liked it if they were more pro-active and attentive instead of just standing around in the corner. Price-wise, we wouldn't say that every dish is worth it. But the quality of the food is there, and you just have to know what to order


We recommend the Muesli French Toast. It's something that everyone should try if they are in the Dhoby Ghaut area.
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I was there on a Saturday morning.A rather nice place to chill at Dhoby Ghaut, but let me warn you, the service attitude of their staff is bad.Food wise it was average.I had the Eggs Benny set at $13++Generally okay for the price and taste.You can choose between ham, bacon or mushrooms.I chose the ham.Regarding the bad service, firstly, when we entered, the female staff already look unfriendly.Next, there was a hair in my friend's food.So we kindly asked her to change a new one. She took the pla
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I was there on a Saturday morning.
A rather nice place to chill at Dhoby Ghaut, but let me warn you, the service attitude of their staff is bad.
Food wise it was average.
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I had the Eggs Benny set at $13++
Generally okay for the price and taste.
You can choose between ham, bacon or mushrooms.
I chose the ham.

Regarding the bad service, firstly, when we entered, the female staff already look unfriendly.
Next, there was a hair in my friend's food.
So we kindly asked her to change a new one. She took the plate and did not apologize.
Well, never mind.
She looked as though she was going to beat us up man!

Anyway the waiting time of food was really long.
Food was just average, marred with the attitude problem of their staff.
All in all, I didn't have a very pleasant meal.
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2013-03-14 22 views
The FoodI am a salad lover and hence I decided to order this chicken salad from Blackbird one afternoon. The chicken slices in my salad were really tender and flavourful. The sauce matched the salad pretty well as well.The PricePrice wise, it was quite expensive for a salad..The AmbianceThe ambiance was not bad. That day, the place was not very crowded so I can have my own quiet time alone.
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I am a salad lover and hence I decided to order this chicken salad from Blackbird one afternoon. The chicken slices in my salad were really tender and flavourful. The sauce matched the salad pretty well as well.

The Price
Price wise, it was quite expensive for a salad..

The Ambiance
The ambiance was not bad. That day, the place was not very crowded so I can have my own quiet time alone.
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2013-01-28 11 views
Located just beside The Cathay, I totally love the black interior of Blackbird Cafe & its quirky name!They serve Italian to breakfast, to western food.Ordered quite a number of dishes, but the best has got to be this:Risotto that burst with rich seafood flavor. Every bite was an indulgence.The scallops were very tender & fresh. All of them who tried love it. Only tiny issue is that I probably can’t finish it alone as it was quite salty for me.I’ll definitely remember to request them to go lighte
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Located just beside The Cathay, I totally love the black interior of Blackbird Cafe & its quirky name!

They serve Italian to breakfast, to western food.
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Ordered quite a number of dishes, but the best has got to be this:
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Risotto that burst with rich seafood flavor. Every bite was an indulgence.

The scallops were very tender & fresh. All of them who tried love it. Only tiny issue is that I probably can’t finish it alone as it was quite salty for me.
I’ll definitely remember to request them to go lighter on the saltiness as this is really delicious!
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2012-07-26 5 views
Usually when I have my flat white coffee from other cafes, there are usually no designs on it and the taste is also quite so so only. But the one served at BlackBird Cafe has certainly impressed me with their really fragrant and quality coffee bean used in making this hot beverage and also the fresh cream used in it has also enhance the taste of this cup of Flat White as well. Moreover the environment is so nice and cosy, you will be like me feel so relax there.
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Usually when I have my flat white coffee from other cafes, there are usually no designs on it and the taste is also quite so so only. But the one served at BlackBird Cafe has certainly impressed me with their really fragrant and quality coffee bean used in making this hot beverage and also the fresh cream used in it has also enhance the taste of this cup of Flat White as well. Moreover the environment is so nice and cosy, you will be like me feel so relax there.
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2012-07-14 10 views
This chocolate berry tart really has a very nice appearance, and the taste is equally delicious as well. The tart pastry is crunchy and compact in texture. The mixed berries topped on the pastry is very sweet and with slight sourness in it. The fresh whip cream filled in the pastry is really light and not too sweet. THe combination of everything may this dessert really enjoyable and will certainly recommend my friends to try it.
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This chocolate berry tart really has a very nice appearance, and the taste is equally delicious as well. The tart pastry is crunchy and compact in texture. The mixed berries topped on the pastry is very sweet and with slight sourness in it. The fresh whip cream filled in the pastry is really light and not too sweet. THe combination of everything may this dessert really enjoyable and will certainly recommend my friends to try it.
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By just looking at its appearance, you will sure be tempted to try it as it looks really delicious. It is fille with generous amount of fresh sliced strawberries in between the sponge and also topped with fresh whole strawberries on top of it too. Thes strawberry cream filling is smooth, thick and not too sweet. Those who loves to eat strawberries should not miss out this sinful dessert as it tastes really good!
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By just looking at its appearance, you will sure be tempted to try it as it looks really delicious. It is fille with generous amount of fresh sliced strawberries in between the sponge and also topped with fresh whole strawberries on top of it too. Thes strawberry cream filling is smooth, thick and not too sweet. Those who loves to eat strawberries should not miss out this sinful dessert as it tastes really good!
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http://pixieprodigy.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/986/This week, we were off to town to savour brunch! Tucked in between Plaza Singapura and The Cathay is Blackbird.I shall keep this post simple and let the pictures do most of the talking! Let’s see what we have here.Again, what is brunch without Eggs Benny ($12.00)? Though the portion was a little small, this offering was pretty decent, with the right mix of how a proper eggs benedict should taste like. The eggs were how we liked it, runny. The ham
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This week, we were off to town to savour brunch! Tucked in between Plaza Singapura and The Cathay is Blackbird.
I shall keep this post simple and let the pictures do most of the talking! Let’s see what we have here.
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Again, what is brunch without Eggs Benny ($12.00)? Though the portion was a little small, this offering was pretty decent, with the right mix of how a proper eggs benedict should taste like. The eggs were how we liked it, runny. The ham was soft and tender and the muffin, well tasted like the ones from McDonalds. But we are not complaining! The mini rocket salad added zest which enlivened the flavourful concoction in the mouth.
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The Nana Omelette ($12.00) was not too bad. Like the Eggs Benny, the inside of the omelette was also runny. The shredded ham was a joy to munch on and the cheese made the whole flavour thing interesting.
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Though the portions were small, our gut were surprisingly filled after the meal. At $12.00 each, I would say it is a reasonable price for brunch, considering it’s location. The place was crowded and we did not have a seat inside so we had to dine al fresco. So, remember to work your fingers on the phone to reserve a table before you head down to Blackbird the next time!

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I had bratwurst sausage risotto at the blackbird cafe that day. It was served in a huge plate, artistically designed with herbs sprinkled at the sides, which made it really appetising! However, the risotto was a little too salty, most probably due to the sausage which were chopped up into small pieces and mixed into the porridge-like dish. There was a piece of bread served with cream cheese spread, which helped relieve some of the saltiness.
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I had bratwurst sausage risotto at the blackbird cafe that day. It was served in a huge plate, artistically designed with herbs sprinkled at the sides, which made it really appetising! However, the risotto was a little too salty, most probably due to the sausage which were chopped up into small pieces and mixed into the porridge-like dish. There was a piece of bread served with cream cheese spread, which helped relieve some of the saltiness.
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