6397 7165
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08:00 - 18:00
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08:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 14:00
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Review (9)
Level4 2017-01-04
In the Square 2 shopping mall, take the lift, next to Old Town Coffee to level 8. Turn left and walk down, till you see the cafe, which is surrounded by medical centres. In the early morning when I visited the cafe, it was the only one that was opened. Dimly lighted, the place gave a cozy feel. There was not much of a crowd, just 2 couples around. Only cash and NETS was accepted here.Menu was presented in a clip board.Flat White (S$5)An Australian origin, similar to a caffe latte and is distinguished by thinner froth on top.The drink was served in a cup with no holder. The drink was rich and thick.Breakfast Crab Cake ($15)Potatoes, Pancetto, Avocados, Poached Egg, Wild RocketsThe crab cake tasted a tab fishy, but quite meaty. Interesting the potatoes was presented like a mashed potato patty.Pear Tart ($8)Baked pear tart with vanilla gelatoThe serving was bigger than expected, about the size of a small pan. The tart smelt quite delicious when served. The crust was light and crispy, and sliced through easily. As it was served hot, the gelato melt rather easily.Overall the food was not bad and the place was quite relaxing. continue reading
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Well, talking about hole-in-the-wall and hidden gems, we definitely have one here that fills the bill to a T. Amongst a severe medical block, nestled a cosy little cafe with lovely interior decor, overlooking into greenery from its full-glass window.I had a Chai Tea Latte (SGD$6.00) which took longer than the other beverages - I watched people coming in after me all getting their drinks but not me. Then comprehension dawned upon me when my drink arrived - it took a lot more effort to make this tea - not just one cup of Chai Latte on its own, like most places, mind you! It came with the filter and there were real Chai tea leaves after I sieved / dripped the drink - wonderfully smooth latte piquant with Chai's fragrant.Then I also had a Pear Tart (SGD$8.00) to go along with it. If one expects a slice of good old fruit tart, they are going to be mighty disappointed - because this is different, and fares much better. The crispy, puffy tart was big, round and light - it gives way easily to the knife's touch and crumbles into gorgeous golden flakes. In the mouth, this puff pastry was utterly delightful, further enhanced by the light taste of cinnamon dust over it. The fresh pear slices and vanilla ice-cream completed this dessert item, making for a way-above-average mid-afternoon tea-time companion.For full review and more detailed information, please feel free to visit:http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2015/07/afternoon-tea-at-les-ristrettos-cafe.html continue reading
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Level3 2014-10-06
I have been meaning to try out this cafe at Novena, hidden amongst the medical offices at Novena Medical Center. This is definitely the last place you'll expect a cafe to be opened here, a good one no less. La Ristrettos is a hole-in-a-wall cafe, with an indoor seating capacity of approx 15-20 pax. There is plenty of outdoor seats at their patio though.My sis and I ordered a Tostino E Arrosto ($10) and a Croissant Al Cotto ($9) to share. The former is a toasted sour dough with garlic olive oil, spinach, roast chicken breast, tomato, ricotta cheese and poached egg, while the latter is toasted croissant with leg ham and swiss cheese. We also added scrambled eggs for an extra cost of $2. Both dishes were executed really well. The chicken breast wasn't dry and tough, instead it was marinated really well and tasted good on its own. The poached egg was also done perfectly; the egg yolk oozes out the moment the knife slits across it.It was an absolutely right choice to add the scrambled eggs to the croissant we ordered. Though I would prefer the eggs to be slightly more milky and runny, it was the perfect combination with the ham and cheese.I also liked the Iced Mocha ($6.50) which I ordered as it was pretty strong and definitely helps in keeping me alert for the day. The Mango Fragole ($6.50) on the other hand was too rich for my liking.Tostino E Arrosto ($10) - Toasted Sour Dough with Garlic Olive Oil, Spinach, Roast Chicken Breast, Tomato, Ricotta Cheese and Poached EggCroissant Al Cotto ($9) - Toasted Croissant with Leg Ham and Cheese, served with salad. Top up $2 for scrambled eggsThe food here totally surpassed my expectation and I will definitely be back again to try their other items, especially the lunch menu (was drooling when I saw the pastas being served to the other customers)!Rate: 4/5For full review and photos, please visit shirlynnyang.blogspot.com continue reading
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For the full review, go to http://herpenandfork.blogspot.sg/2014/09/la-ristrettos.html Tucked away in Novena Medical Centre is La Ristrettos, a cafe squirreled away on the eighth floor. The place is quiet the way medical centers are, down a squeaky clean white-washed corridor. Not hard to let yourself think that you are away from the world up here. The interior has a communal dining table and bar seats overlooking the al-fresco area outside. Let the cashier know if you choose to sit outside and they will serve the dishes to you there (the area outside isn't theirs).Mocha ($5.80)Their version of mocha has made me a fan of mochas. The drink is thick and smooth, chocolatey yet not overshadowing the coffee flavour. A very good choice if you want to get a drink.Linguini Alle Scaloppina ($14.90)This was an alright dish in general. The tomato sauce was appetising and scallops passed in freshness.Tostino E Arrosto ($11) - Roasted Chicken Breast, Poached egg, spinach atop an olive-oil drizzled sourdough toast.From the all-day breakfast menu, the Tostino E Arrosto was my pick. The roasted chicken breast was a tad dry, and the sourdough toast seemed a little too hard. However, the mustard sauce, made with whole mustard seeds, that accompanied it at the side was superb. It lifted up the dish. The sourdough was thankfully softer after mopping up the poached egg yolk.With its 'hidden away' factor, indie cafe setting and nice ambience, it makes a good place to while away the afternoon with a book. It's good for coming with another friend too, but bigger groups may find it difficult to get seats. Even though the food may be average, the coffees pulled here are very good, if the mocha is anything to go by. There are 2 power points available at the bar seats area, for those who may wish to use their laptop. Definitely worth a visit for the place itself, if not the beverages. continue reading
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Level3 2014-02-19
This hole in the wall is up in Novena Medical Building. It is a discreet cafe which you would not otherwise know of unless you explore the Medical Building linked to Novena Square 2.We decided to head there for Brunch on a weekday and it was less crowded than on weekends.Each of us had a serving of the Grande Breakfast ($14), which consisted of salad, bacon, eggs (scrambled, poached or omelette), mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, and two slices of buttered sour dough bread.Very tasty.Service was good, and I loved the rustic ambience and plants, which reminded me a bit of PS Cafe. Will be back to try other menu items! continue reading
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