I have been trying to eat brunch at Five & Dime Eatery for a while, but after three failed attempts (once no reservation, once I didnt take their 3 seatings on Sundays seriously, etc), I decided to forgo brunch here and take dinner with the Beau instead.
Located at 297 River Valley Road, Singapore 238338, one could say that Five & Dime Eatery is located at the end of a row of shophouses - but its pretty exterior gives it a quaint, standalone appearance, doesnt it? I like the pretty, white, European-looking outlook that makes it stand out from the rest of the shops in the same row. The number for reservations is 9236 5002.
The interior somewhat belies its quasi-elegant exterior, but exudes a warm, cosy ambience complete with chalkboard menus and colorful artwork adorning the walls. They have a cute clipboard menu, but their drinks menu is more adorable - resembling a passport.
We began the meal with a Today's Soup (SGD$7.00) - cream of corn and bacon this evening. The soup was creamy smooth without being too thick, and resplendent of corn's sweetness. The bits and pieces of bacon was more for texture; the bread went well with the piping hot soup.
We also shared a side of Spicy Miso Wings (SGD$7.00) - 6 pieces of half wings tossed in spicy miso sauce - juicy, spicy and sapid in flavor. It tasted like tomato-paste chicken with a heavy burst of saltiness, so after the first few impressive bites, we both agreed that the taste was a little overwhelming. You have to eat it with bread, rice or pasta to neutralise the flavors.
Lastly, it was desserts time, and we decided on the Lemon Tart (SGD$9.00) - pretty slice of refreshing, citrusy fruit tart on crunchy crust with dashes of sweet and sour. We loved this dessert, and even love the layer of brown sugar coating the lemon and lime slices by the side.