Melbourne inspired Cafe seems to be the trend. Moreover, these are the cafe that are with business on fire. The recent ones that we visited were Bearded Bella also in Tanjong Pagar area and Columbus Coffee by Atlas Coffeehouse who also owned Lunar Coffee Brewers. And also Twenty Eight Cafe and Glasshouse. With the most recent addition to such hipster cafe is Five Oars Coffee Roasters in Tanjong Pagar Road.
When I first entered, I noticed common elements that are found in popular cafes; such as white-washed wall, green plants, hanging lighting and communal tables. After I took my seat, the next thing I notice was the noise. OMG, it was extremely noisy even when the cafe wasn’t at its full capacity. By the time we completed our Brunch, it was worse.
Menu at Five Oars Coffee Roasters offers mainly Brunch dishes with handful of Pasta and Rice Bowls.
And of course coffee as well since they called themselves Coffee Roasters.
Enjoying a White 5oz ($5) while I was waiting for a friend to arrive to join me for the Brunch at Five Oars Coffee Roasters. In my opinion, the coffee was decent, not fantastics though. It seems beans is medium roast with medium acidity, full body with a relatively rounded floral note.
We decided to share a savoury and sweet plate. First item served was the Breakfast Steak ($24). Tasty steak though certainly part was a little too chewy. A pity the egg yolk didn’t flow. Wit potato and greens making it a complete dish.
Creme Brulee French Toast ($18.50) was a gorgeous dish. Brioche, Pistachio Ice Cream and mixed Berries are perfect combination as these are my favourite food. However, every element was underwhelming. It was a pity.
Except for gorgeous space with beautifully plated food for instagram, the taste of the dishes is not on point, especially for the sweet item. If I returned I will order the savoury dishes and coffee only.
Five Oars Coffee Roasters
39 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088462
Daily 0800 to 2200 (Food last order 2100 | Drink last order 2130)
- Opp Faithfield Methodist Church along Tanjong Pagar Road 80, 145
- After Kreta Ayer Road, along Neil Road 61, 166, 197
- Northeast Line or East-West Line – Outram Park station;
- North-South Line – Tanjong Pagar