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Friday, 27 January 2017

Chilling out at Rookery Cafe & Bar @ Raffles Place

16 Raffles Quay #01- 02A Hong Leong Building, Singapore 048581
Tel: 6221 0968

A neat little cafe pub nestled right below an office building, how could it ever elude us? From mornings to evenings, Rookery is packed with patrons enjoying meals, coffee and drinks over funky pop music.

Well, such vibrancy is the vibes generated by a cafe bar started by Daniel Ong our well-known local deejay, et al.  I personally really love the brick walls and dim settings, and have been here several times for chilling out.  One may choose to sit outdoors on high bar stools or indoors, to enjoy the cool air-conditioning.

Service is professional but not overly friendly, again suitable for the corporate crowd that prefers not to be disturbed over discussions or their unwinding sessions. One could expect efficiency in clearance of plates and coffee cups here.

Whether one wishes to discuss business over Mochas and Cappuccinos, or simply unwind over Beers and Wines, there is comfort to be found.

I enjoy the aromatic coffee with simple latte art - enough to lift one's spirits, but not too fanciful to break the professional settings when we order it over business discussions. I was also told that the Hot Chocolate (SGD$5.00) here is delicious with richness as well.

The only food we have tried so far is Prawn Gambas (SGD$16.00) - crispy prawn heads that were made tasty because of the garlic chili and sundried tomatoes, the perfect springy tapas to go with drinks.

I will be back again, since the office is nearby and there's still lots of items I haven't tried.  The only thing I can complain about for now is that the music can be a little too loud, making conversations tricky.

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