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Telephone
6452 0810
Introduction
Workbench Bistro is about practical food creation which serve honest good food, handcrafted coffee, ice cream & homemade waffles. continue reading
Opening Hours
Today
12:00 - 22:00
Mon
Closed
Tue - Thu
12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat
10:00 - 23:00
Sun
10:00 - 20:00
Public Holiday
10:00 - 20:00
Public Holiday Eve
10:00 - 23:00
Payment Method
Cash NETS
Number of Seats
50
Other Info
Alfresco / Outdoor Seats
Takes Reservations Details
Wi-Fi/Power Socket
Restaurant Website
http://www.facebook.com/workbenchbistro/
Review (4)
Level4 2016-06-23
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The bistro was located at the ground floor of a HDB block, which was about 2-3 bus-stops away from the Ang Mo Kio MRT station. The bistro was decorated in an industrial look. Besides the usual drinks, waffle and ice cream, it offered a range of pasta dishes and burgers, as well as, bottles of craft beer.On every tables, there was bottle of water to help yourself to. Remember to collect the cutlery and condiments at the counter after making payment. Cash, NETS, and credit cards were accepted as payment here.Salted Egg Chicken Pasta ($15)Linguine with grilled chicken tossed in raw salted egg, curry leaves and chilli padi.The pasta was a bit too overcooked and was too mushy in texture. the salted egg was rich and thick but a bit too bland itself. The grilled chicken was well flavoured and seem to overpowered the salted egg flavour.Blue Velvet Waffle with Ice-Cream ($8.80 classic/ $9.50 premium)I had it served with Earl Grey with Fig ice-cream and topped with maple syrup. I remember the staff told me that ice-cream without "*" on the tag was considered classic and Earl Grey with Fig was one of those, yet I was charged $9.50 for it. Interestingly the waffle looked more green than blue when served. Maybe it should have been called green velvet waffle. The waffle was crispy on the outside but had a dense and chewy texture inside. Not the airy light type which I preferred. Compared to my last visit, the place looked much crowded than before, even on a weekday night. Maybe because the menu had gone through a change with much interesting items onboard. continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)
Located under a block of flats, in beween ang mo kio and bishan mrt is Workbench bistro. I last visited this cafe almost a year ago, when they have a small selection of food and was portrayed to be more of a waffles and ice cream hang out.Their menu offering has doubled with more options to cater to various foodies. BBQ ribs, fish and chips, even salted egg wings. The dessert section with blue velvet waffle caught my eye and I asked the staff what is a blue velvet waffle and she said it was a waffle that was blue in colour! I knew I had to try it!1. Spam Fries $9I love spam fries and this was a pretty huge portion served with parmesan cheese and garlic mayo. The spam fries were sliced to the right thickness and was slightly crisp on the outside and soft and tasty on the inside. Eat them while they're hot. Once they've cooled, they become pretty hard and isn't as enjoyable.2. Matcha Latte $5I liked the latte art on my matcha latte and it wasn't overly sweet. It has subtle bitternotes with each sip. I really enjoyed it. The temperature was just right and I slowly enjoyed this drink throughout my meal.3. Oven baked prawn and cheese pasta $13Looked decent but it didn't taste up to standard. The pasta tasted bland and though they were generous with the prawns. I couldn't quite taste the cheese.5. Salted egg wings $12 *highly recommended*With the salted egg craze all over Singapore, I was still surprised to see salted egg wings here. Unlike a popular salted egg wing shop in timbre+, the wings here were very crispy and definitely exceeded my expectations. They were deep fried to perfection and then submerged in a golden sauce of goodness. The salted egg wasn't over powering or gerlat. Do share this with a couple of people too!6. BBQ Ribs $18I was abit stunned when I saw the portion of the ribs. Huge for $18, but once I grabbed my fork and knife and started to dig in, I was even more stunned when I felt the toughness of the meat. The meat was literally "glued" to the bones and it took some effort to get the meat off the bones. The meat was also dry in most areas. In the areas that the meat wasn't so dry, it was at least edible. The fries did way better than the ribs. I polished the fries off the plate! 7. Beer Battered Fish and Chips $13As mentioned in the BBQ ribs, the paprika fries were my favourite but the fish and chips here were pretty decent too. Crispy and crunchy beer batter was definitely the highlight of this dish. The fish meat tasted like your typical dory fish meat. But at $13, in a heartland area, I think this cafe still provides decent value to the table.8. Blue velvet waffle with cookies and cream ice cream $9.30The blue velvet waffle was indeed blue, but a very dark blue. It gave me the impression that it was a charcoal waffle! Served with caramel sauce, the cookies and cream was okay. It was creamy but could've been smoother in texture.The waffle itself was very dense and cakey. I'm a crispy waffle lover so this wasn't the waffle for me. My friends however finished it off in minutes! Overall : This cafe does try hard to meet the cafe hopper experience. It has reasonably priced and for people living around the area, grabbing a weekend brunch would be ideal at workbench bistro. Nice, chill out ambience also helps you take your mind off the misses of some of the food here. continue reading
(The above review is the personal opinion of an user which does not represent OpenRice's point of view.)