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Thyme At Aliwal, An Additional Option to Kampong Glam – Bugis, Singapore

After successful year of operating the cafe, Thyme At Rochester, folks behind this al fresco cafe that is surrounded by greens opened their second cafe, Thyme At Aliwal. They occupied the cafe formerly known as Eat Play Love.

Thyme at Aliwal has a complete different vibe from the first. This is an indoor cafe with air-conditioning and a playful interior. For those who lament about the heat at Rochester but loves their food, you can opt to enjoy them at this outlet.

Menu at Thyme At Aliwal is similar to the Rochester outlet. What’s more, be rest assured of the quality and standard too.

This round, I chose different items from what I tried at Rochester. Though not a big fan of mushroom, an exception is for the Portobello, hence I opted
Portobello with Mango Mayo ($14). I was curious of the sauce, mango chutney with mayo was a killer combination, perfect for the breaded shroom.

Pan-seared Norwegian Salmon with Lemon Butter Sauce ($22) is another amazing item. Alluring crispy skin on the surface of the fillet was the plus point. Lemon Butter Sauce coupled with the salmon was superb. At the bottom was a bed of perfectly grilled vegetables.

I was Apple Crumble With Ice Cream

NAHMJ Verdict

Personally, I prefer Thyme At Aliwal to Thyme At Rochester, as it has air-condition.

Thyme At Aliwal

28 Aliwal Street #01-07, Aliwal Arts Center Singapore 199918
Tel: +65 6444 6400


Opening Hours

Sundays – Thursdays 1100 to 2100 | Fridays – Saturdays 1100 to 2200 | Sundays | Closed on every Tuesday

Getting There


  • Downtown line & East West line – Bugis station
  • East West line – Lavender station

By Bus:

  • At or opposite Plaza Parkroyal along Beach Road   100, 107, 107M, 961, 980
  • Before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road   7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197
  • Near Bali Lane, along Ophir Road – 48

Rating: 7/10

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