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There are a few other outlets in the CBD area, but this one's caught my eye. There've been many other reviews on this place, and hence, we went with quite a bit of expectation. There weren't many people around, quite a few couples and people with their laptops. There's a second storey which we conveniently forgot to explore (ugh) and swore to return to dine there again, because I fell in love with their Foie Gras Risotto ($23).We were seated at the large communal table, kinda weird for just 2 of
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There are a few other outlets in the CBD area, but this one's caught my eye. There've been many other reviews on this place, and hence, we went with quite a bit of expectation. There weren't many people around, quite a few couples and people with their laptops. There's a second storey which we conveniently forgot to explore (ugh) and swore to return to dine there again, because I fell in love with their Foie Gras Risotto ($23).
We were seated at the large communal table, kinda weird for just 2 of us. Iced water was served quickly without questions asked, adding bonus points. We ordered:
Foie Gras Risotto ($23)
Port N Blue Cheese Burger ($20)
Upgrade Truffle Fries (+$2)
Pan-seared Watermelon Steaks ($9)
Their Foie Gras Risotto ($23) is just wonderful. For once, I wasn't so picky about the doneness of the risotto, because of the thick, juicy slab of Foie Gras at the top, with a too-huge stalk of celery. It's Duck's liver, no doubt, for this kind of price. The Stilton cheese and extra generous of mushrooms made this whole dish very homely. The Foie did not seem to add any additional taste to the risotto sadly, but it did fare much better off alone. I am not sure I was eating Risotto Mushroom or Mushroom Risotto, for there were more mushrooms than risotto in the end. Not that we'd bother, for we are both mushrooms lovers. For $23, this dish is well worth the money.
Halfway through, the Port N Blue Cheese Burger ($20) arrived. The smell of the Truffle oil from the Fries was not as strong we would have loved, but having normal fries upgraded for just $2 for additional Truffle oil, we were not very picky. There's another note that's super strong too- the Blue Cheese. But the patty's texture was just average. Not the juicy kind, quite crumbly...
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2014-12-09 128 views
The chili crab mantou pasta was too spicy for me! Couldnt finish it in the end. But the fried chicken was tender n juicy. The coffee and hot chocolate was also good with pretty latte art! Love the decor and ambience too. On certain days, kids dine for free and there's 1 for 1 pasta on thursday (if i recall correctly).
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The chili crab mantou pasta was too spicy for me! Couldnt finish it in the end. But the fried chicken was tender n juicy. The coffee and hot chocolate was also good with pretty latte art! Love the decor and ambience too. On certain days, kids dine for free and there's 1 for 1 pasta on thursday (if i recall correctly).
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2014-09-21 78 views
The cafe itself was not big, but they managed to make it appear spacious with a huge table on one side and smaller ones at the other side. I like the deceptively rustic decor, and service was good even though we chose to dine outdoors.I had the main course of Umami Prawn Capellini (SGD$23.00) was served. It consisted of capellini pasta, grilled prawns, crustacean oil topped with Umami "magic dust", fish roe and fish flakes. The coloring and ingredients looked really good but see the video before
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The cafe itself was not big, but they managed to make it appear spacious with a huge table on one side and smaller ones at the other side. I like the deceptively rustic decor, and service was good even though we chose to dine outdoors.
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I had the main course of Umami Prawn Capellini (SGD$23.00) was served. It consisted of capellini pasta, grilled prawns, crustacean oil topped with Umami "magic dust", fish roe and fish flakes. The coloring and ingredients looked really good but see the video before we proceed.

The dish was piping hot and there might have been a little breeze, thus fanning the very-thin fish flakes about - but the flakes were moving in a rather animated way (to quote the Beau), and to me there looked like live coral wriggling about on my plate. I was a little hesitant and wondered if I should eat it.

Anyway, I did after the very friendly Adrian himself that this was merely fish flakes moving in the wind, and that his grandmother used to tell it they were alive ...lol. The pasta was tasty, infused with all the goodness of the flakes, roe and succulent grilled prawns. The flavor was a marriage of savoury and spiciness, texture enhanced by the crackling ingredients.
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The Beau chose to have the Southern Fried Chicken (SGD$20.00), satiating his craving for junk food - crispy fried chicken marinated in milk and special spice mix, then deep fried; served with side salad and fries (we added another SGD$2.00) to upgrade to Truffle Fries. The chicken was indeed crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside (because of the milk?), and the amazing thing was that this fried chicken dish was not greasy at all.
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For desserts, we managed to share a Pan-Seared Watermelon Steaks (SGD$10.00) - with pineapple sorbet, basil leaves, balsamic glaze, chocolate sauce and sea salt. It was merely warmed water-melon slices topped with some flavored ingredients, disappointingly. The only refreshing item was the pineapple sorbet with its distinctive flavor, and we thought it was a little overpriced to be paying SGD$10.00 for three (albeit thick) slices of water-melon.

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2014-07-01 66 views
Jewel Cafe + Bar is located on Rangoon Road, about 10minutes walk from Farrer Park MRT. I like the spaciousness of the whole cafe; with it's high ceilings and spaced out seatings. The place has a clean cut, modern industrial look with two levels of seating.We tried their Pan Seared Watermelon Steak which was something really quite unique. It was served with Pineapple Sorbet. First taste of the hot watermelon on its own was really quite strange. Mmm, it is nothing like I had ever tasted. Paired w
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Jewel Cafe + Bar is located on Rangoon Road, about 10minutes walk from Farrer Park MRT. I like the spaciousness of the whole cafe; with it's high ceilings and spaced out seatings. The place has a clean cut, modern industrial look with two levels of seating.

We tried their Pan Seared Watermelon Steak which was something really quite unique. It was served with Pineapple Sorbet. First taste of the hot watermelon on its own was really quite strange. Mmm, it is nothing like I had ever tasted. Paired with the sorbet and the flavour was much better. The pairing went surprisingly well. Having said that, I probably will not order this dish next time. It is of an acquired taste and thus, if you're up for something new, do try this dish!

The Ricotta Pancakes tasted really good. Served with caramelised bananas and some strawberries, it was a balance of sweet and sour flavour. A really good dessert to end of the meal!

Nevertheless, Jewel Cafe & Bar offers a spacious place with good coffee to its patrons. I would definitely love to try its much raved about burgers soon!

For full review and more photos, please visit http://thumbsforfood.blogspot.sg/2014/06/jewel-cafe-bar-thumbsforfood.html
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Jewel Coffee is started about 3 years ago with its first outlet at the Shenton Way. The second outlet is at Rangoon Road, with a third one coming up. The Rangoon Road outlet is 2 levels high, with both indoor and outdoor dine in area. The cafe is decorated in a very modern and minimalist look with menu boards by the walls. Today we have a early morning public cupping session at the cafe, where we learn about smelling and tasting of 3 different types of coffee. We have the session at the bar coun
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Jewel Coffee is started about 3 years ago with its first outlet at the Shenton Way. The second outlet is at Rangoon Road, with a third one coming up. The Rangoon Road outlet is 2 levels high, with both indoor and outdoor dine in area.
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The cafe is decorated in a very modern and minimalist look with menu boards by the walls. Today we have a early morning public cupping session at the cafe, where we learn about smelling and tasting of 3 different types of coffee.
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We have the session at the bar counter at the second level. It is quite interesting as the coffee smells differently when in dry powder form and when added with hot water.

After the session, we decide to stay for brunch too. By 10am, the cafe is actually packed with some tables having the reserved signs on. We end up sharing the main huge table in front of the counter with others.
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Egg Royale ($16++)
English muffin with smoked salmon & poached egg gratinated with Hollandaise sauce.
It is quite a great combination. The salmon is not too salty and goes well with the lightly crispy muffin.
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Ricotta Pancakes ($14++)
with caramelised banana, strawberry or blueberry & lemon zested mascarpone
The pancake is quite soft and fluffy. When taking order, the staff even asks if we only want selected fruits on the pancake. Quite thoughful.
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The Gibraltar ($5.50++)
A Gibraltar is really just a tiny latte, served in a shot glass - double espresso, milk, and a bit of foam. It tastes very thick and strong, really makes me light up.
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Special Breakfast Tea ($5++)
The tea on the other hand is quite bitter in taste.

Overall the food is not bad. It is interesting that such a out of the way place is so happening. It is packed for such an early hour.
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2013-10-16 22 views
We have been to Jewel a couple of times and have had nice long chats with the owner. So on Friday, I swinged by on the way back to office to grab cuppas for my team.Nice cosy ambience for chillout and if you need quiet place to work. Good for couples, students or working crowd. Coffee good, definitely in top 10 in singapore but I feel tad pricey for the location... Friendly staff and interesting drinks but I haven't tried the food. I generally prefer their flat white because it has strong nutty
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We have been to Jewel a couple of times and have had nice long chats with the owner. So on Friday, I swinged by on the way back to office to grab cuppas for my team.

Nice cosy ambience for chillout and if you need quiet place to work. Good for couples, students or working crowd. Coffee good, definitely in top 10 in singapore but I feel tad pricey for the location... Friendly staff and interesting drinks but I haven't tried the food. I generally prefer their flat white because it has strong nutty flavour, whereas the latte is tad too milky for me. Americanos have strong shots and very little in quantity! Decently near Farrer Park MRT too!

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It was a weekday afternoon and because i reached before 5.30pm, dinner hasn't started yet. So i got a flat white and octopus starter first. I'm no food or coffee gourmet expert but the flat white is nice for me and it's a pretty big cup! Shio-Koji Octopoke ($12) - Octopus tossed in shio-koji, wasabi, extra virgin oil, avocado & ginger-flower. This is a nice starter dish with a great combination! I was still a tiny weeny bit hungry so got greedy and ordered truffle fries! It was nicely fried with
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It was a weekday afternoon and because i reached before 5.30pm, dinner hasn't started yet. So i got a flat white and octopus starter first. I'm no food or coffee gourmet expert but the flat white is nice for me and it's a pretty big cup!

Shio-Koji Octopoke ($12) - Octopus tossed in shio-koji, wasabi, extra virgin oil, avocado & ginger-flower. This is a nice starter dish with a great combination!

I was still a tiny weeny bit hungry so got greedy and ordered truffle fries! It was nicely fried with a nice fragrance of the truffle oil. But i would prefer thinner cut fries like the PS Cafe ones. But for $7, not much complaints.

It's a nice place with reasonable pricing so i will definitely find a chance to come and try the main course and brunch menu =)
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For full review and photos: http://gninethree.com/2013/07/10/jewel-cafe-bar-on-rangoon-roadRiding on the success of its flagship artisanal coffee house in Shenton Way- Jewel Coffee, owner Adrian Khong has since opened his second outlet- Jewel Cafe + Bar in the heart of Little India, along Rangoon Road. Unlike its predecessor, this cafe+bar concept boasts of a full-fledged menu featuring all day comfort foods of unique appetizers, tantalizing pastas, scrumptious burgers and original cocktail conc
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For full review and photos: http://gninethree.com/2013/07/10/jewel-cafe-bar-on-rangoon-road

Riding on the success of its flagship artisanal coffee house in Shenton Way- Jewel Coffee, owner Adrian Khong has since opened his second outlet- Jewel Cafe + Bar in the heart of Little India, along Rangoon Road. Unlike its predecessor, this cafe+bar concept boasts of a full-fledged menu featuring all day comfort foods of unique appetizers, tantalizing pastas, scrumptious burgers and original cocktail concoctions from the bar.

Pop by between 3-7pm for 20% off alcoholic drinks during happy hour!

Coffee aficionados will also be pleased to know that Jewel now roasts their coffee beans in a specially imported roaster, at the cafe's very own backyard. These freshly roasted coffee beans are then supplied to both Jewel outlets (Shenton Way and Rangoon Road), as well as other cafes and establishments. Word has it that barista workshops conducted for the public are also in the works so keep your ears peeled for the enthusiast in you.

Headlining our appetizers, was a warm bowl cup of French Onion Soup - $8 with a brimming cap of three different types of cheeses- Swiss, Parmesan and Gruyere melted cohesively together to compliment the soothingly sweet broth beneath. Effortlessly comforting and surprisingly well done for a non-French establishment. Two thumbs up!
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Next was the Shio-Koji Octopoke - $12, so elegantly plated with details, it could almost pass off as fine-dining. Made up of pan-seared octopus cubes tossed in shio-koji, creamy avocado and shredded ginger flower, this appetizer sure left a piquant impression on the taste buds. That ring of wasabi-extra virgin olive oil concoction that bordered the plate especially, added balance and a concentration of flavor that intensed without overwhelming the dish overall.
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These unassuming Fat Soldiers - $9 were essentially slices of freshly toasted baguette served with a dip of homemade bacon jam which took owner-Adrian one month to perfect! Somewhat like a relish consistency, you would not be blamed for thinking that it tasted a tad like blitzed bak kwa (honeyed dried- pork). And I have to admit, the ease of eating the jam with a spoon, made the experience all the more gratifying.

The OMG! $20 burger will not leave you unsatisfied. Tuck into the layers of crisp bacon, luncheon meat, USDA beef patty, cheddar, caramelized onions and lettuce and embrace the decadence. Not forgetting the sunny-side up with its runny yolk, which lends a hand at sealing the deal. Indeed OMG!
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For the coffee connoisseurs, do not leave without trying Jewel's espresso-based coffee specialties that are lovingly pulled with their Italian state-of-the-art La Marzocco Strada machine from single origin imported coffee beans from Brazil, Ethiopia and Sumatra. It will be a caffeine-rush you do not want to miss!
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Just across from Sing Avenue where I played and grew up as a kid.I'd never think I would find a quaint cafe like Jewel.Two levels of seating with huge cosy couches upstairs. Hello from up here! *wavesYou know these guys are serious about coffee when you see the Strada. With a pretty leaf art, this was my order of a latte. At $6 for a large cup of pick-me-up.I was in coffee heaven. And this time I wished there was just a lil less milk. Next time i'm having an espresso.And next time would be reall
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Just across from Sing Avenue where I played and grew up as a kid.

I'd never think I would find a quaint cafe like Jewel.

Two levels of seating with huge cosy couches upstairs.
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Hello from up here! *waves

You know these guys are serious about coffee when you see the Strada.
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With a pretty leaf art, this was my order of a latte. At $6 for a large cup of pick-me-up.

I was in coffee heaven. And this time I wished there was just a lil less milk.

Next time i'm having an espresso.

And next time would be really pretty soon it seems!

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Little India’s status as a dining hotspot just got a big boost with the addition of Jewel Café + Bar. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Little India’s main streets, this casual chic dining concept is located on Rangoon Road and has a little bit of everything on the menu. From scrumptious comfort food to original cocktails and of course, its signature specialty coffee (does Jewel Coffee ring a bell? Jewel Café + Bar is actually the artisanal coffee house’s second outlet), you can definite
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Little India’s status as a dining hotspot just got a big boost with the addition of Jewel Café + Bar. Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Little India’s main streets, this casual chic dining concept is located on Rangoon Road and has a little bit of everything on the menu. From scrumptious comfort food to original cocktails and of course, its signature specialty coffee (does Jewel Coffee ring a bell? Jewel Café + Bar is actually the artisanal coffee house’s second outlet), you can definitely find something to tantalise your taste buds here.
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With such a laid-back vibe to it, Jewel Café + Bar makes it tough to leave the place long after you’ve finished your meal. And trust us, no matter which spot you pick out of the three dining areas – be it the al fresco patio, the cosy second storey, or the main dining area on the first level – you’ll feel the same way.

Got a monstrous appetite? Just feeling peckish? There’s nothing more satisfying than some good ol’ comfort food!
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Cafes these days are found in places you will least imagine but then again this trend has been on going for awhile so what's new ya? Jewel cafe's latest branch is at Rangoon road, just opposite the famous fish steam boat. Guess who is Jewel cafe's neighbour? None other than the elusive Liberty Cafe It's not difficult to locate the cafe. With Farrer Park MRT just 5 mins away it's really quite easy getting here. We arrived at 6.15pm for our early dinner on a Wednesday evening. There was just a co
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Cafes these days are found in places you will least imagine but then again this trend has been on going for awhile so what's new ya?
Jewel cafe's latest branch is at Rangoon road, just opposite the famous fish steam boat. Guess who is Jewel cafe's neighbour? None other than the elusive Liberty Cafe
It's not difficult to locate the cafe. With Farrer Park MRT just 5 mins away it's really quite easy getting here.

We arrived at 6.15pm for our early dinner on a Wednesday evening. There was just a couple of tables that were occupied. The outdoor seats are good for smokers and those who wants to people watch (not much though as it is quite a laid back street) . We opted for indoor seats. There are about 3 tables (only one 2 seater and two 4 seaters) and we were led to the communal long table. Fine with us since no one has occupied it. We only realised there is a mezzanine when we looked up! Seems quite interesting..pity we were already half way through with our food.. or else we would have sat upstairs!

Anyway, we were served promptly and food arrived almost instantaneously. That is of course it was a weekday and the other tables were just having coffee.

My partner had an order of cappuccino with a pretty art. Not bad..no strong aftertaste.
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We had a starter of Shio-Koji Octopoke . Now, u wondered what Shio koji is? so did we! So I googled-- Koji is steamed rice that has been innoculated with koji spores (Aspergillus oryzae) and incubated to allow the fungus to grow.Shio-koji is koji that has been fermented in salt . It is used as a sub for salt
Shio-Koji Octopoke is a dish that is inspired by the Hawaiian poke. Instead of raw fish, cooked octopus is used here .Pieces of octopus are mixed with wasabi and olive oil, and stacked on top of diced avocado.
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Next is beef stew in Guinness . There are carrots, potatoes and tender pieces of beef in a stew and served with two small pieces of bread. Intitally the beef tasted really good but the more we eat, the saltier it got.
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Another food item we tried was the clams in white wine . Portion was okay but there were quite a fair bit of sand.. perhaps should take note to wash thoroughly. And like the beef, it was also quite salty.. Maybe we should stick to coffee instead and have our dinner elsewhere?
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Ah well, it was still an ok experience . Maybe we will go back for drinks and burgers instead. It is also a bar!


Oh.. did I mention that the female washroom is lined with black tiles?!
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