146 Neil Road, Singapore 088875
Tel: 6635 8420
After lunch today, *Sidney and I popped into the 3-days old The Populus Cafe for afternoon chillout. It is located just a few units away from The Lokal Cafe, along Neil Road.
Bosses were very amicable and the cafe was still pretty empty (but we there after lunch hour), given that it is a baby cafe, a hidden gem for now. We were informed that they were still fine-tuning the menu / food items. The wall tiles were slanted and decked in black and beige tones, giving it an earthly yet nearly contemporary, chic, modernistic feel all at once. The beautiful lamps cast the cafe in an almost romantic glow, and music was lounge chillout type, making it a lovely place for hanging out at.
As for the pastries, there were Salted Caramel Banana Muffins, Lime Tart, and Opera Cake available for now. Pity that our lunch was very full (set lunch complete with dessert and drinks too), if not I'd be tempted to try some of the desserts here.
Ice water were for the taking, served in pretty tiny colored glasses. And here's a copy of the current menu. Click to enlarge.
*Sidney had a Cafe Latte (SGD$5.50), creamy and smooth in texture and he liked the taste, citing it a good cup of coffee.
I had a Soy Mocha (SGD$6.60) which was quite lovely - bittersweet and thick in texture and tone, with a little nutty hint. More bitter than sweet - you can stir your own sugar in - but I liked it that way.
Overall, it was a great experience here and I shall be back to try more items soon. Congrats on the opening!