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.
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.
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.
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?
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?!
Date of Visit: Jun 12, 2013
Spending per head: Approximately $30Other Ratings: