10 Gemmill Lane, Singapore 069251
Tel: 9830 0908
With warm greetings and a cosy interior, this little bistro cafe is also ideal as a drinking spot during nighttime. Cuisine centers largely around Mediterranean and European fare, and there are some weekday lunch specials for the working crowd around here (SGD$12.00 for any 3 items from the salad, sandwich, soup or drinks categories).
Soup of the day was Pumpkin Soup (SGD$8.00) served with croutons to give the creamy concoction a crunchy touch. The soup was surprisingly tasty, sweet but not cloying, with the right amount of saltiness to tweak.
The Smoked Salmon Salad (SGD$13.00), with Honey Mustard and Shallots was a delicate portion with prettily rolled-up salmon slices, sitting on a bed of cucumber, cherry tomatoes and greens. Flavourful citrusy dressing gave the crisp greens a touch of zest.
The Spiced Pan-seared Tuna Fillet Salad (SGD$12.00) consisted of five square-cut slices of tender seared-tuna, and a bed of greens, cucumber and cherry tomatoes. I detected a heavy note of something piquant, like the lemongrass stalk I tried sometime ago... didn't like the particular veggie but the rest was fine; however tuna slices were not spicy nor aromatic with spice at all. Nonetheless, as s typical seared tuna, it was great.
Roast Chicken Breast Sandwich (SGD$8.00) on Baguette - yes for your sandwiches you can choose between croissant, baguette or sourdough as well as your choice of fillings (price would vary depending on what you choose) was a slight portion as well. The chicken was creamy and succulent, gently-flavoured.
Orange Juice (SGD$6.00) was served in a pretty tulip glass- fresh indeed, but serving was really small. I could probably down that in three gulps.
Matcha Latte (SGD$6.00) came with some sort of latte art, and was devoid was sugar - it was creamy but not sweet, so the aroma of green tea powder broke through marvelously.
Overall, this was a lovely dining place and ideal for those who seek smaller portions. Service was professional and polite right till we left, so I guess for that alone, I would definitely like to return for more meals.