Before I begin, I would like to wish the Muslims “Selamat Hari Raya” and also to my fellow Singaporeans a “Happy National Day!” Enjoy your long weekends!
If you are looking for a cafe that sells good “All Day Breakfast” and located out of the crowded main city area, why not try heading down to Serangoon Gardens. Located on the second floor and directly opposite the Chomp Chomp food market, Arbite would be a good choice of cafe that will meet the requirements.
When I entered the cafe’s glass door, the first thing I noticed was those colorful Lego bricks pasted on the walls firmly. These bricks were constructed in a pixelated way which fitted almost right into those broken surfaced walls, or “holes in the wall”. Those dark brown flight of staircase made me anticipate on how will the interior designs of this cafe will be on the second floor. Climbing up those steps, my wife and myself were surprised that it wasn’t really crowded as there were still plenty of empty seats. Maybe because we started having our dinner at 6:30pm, the crowds have yet to occupy the cafe yet. The design of the whole cafe was exactly like their logo – clean and minimalistic furnishing theme.
A simple and minimalistic furnishing cafe that make us feel comfortable. At about 7:30pm, Arbite cafe was almost full house.
For our quick bite in Arbite, my wife placed order for their Truffle Fries ($10.90) to be served on our dining table first. Served together with a small cup of mayonnaise dipping sauce, these hot and crispy straight cut potato fries are well tossed with the truffle sea salt. This is my first time trying out truffles fries, so I actually loved that special bittersweet after taste. I just can’t stop putting them into my mouth. On the other hand, my wife felt these truffles fries lacks the taste of truffles.
The Eggs Benedict ($13.90) is served with 2 poached eggs, slices of honey baked ham and citrus hollandaise, all topped on the brioche. Sitting in the middle of my plate were the fresh greens. The brioche bread were soft and has a rich buttery flavor. My wife and myself loved Arbite’s brioche bread. The first bite of my poached egg was sour and firm. The first thought in my mind was, “Huh? Please taste again.” What an intriguing thought! The sour taste was most likely from vinegar. By adding vinegar during the preparation of the poached eggs, it keeps them really firm. Making the poached eggs tasted sour was unique, but some people might not like the acidic and tangy taste after a few bites.
The Croque Madam ($15.90) consist of toasted Focaccia sandwich topped with parma ham. A poached egg was served and covered with brie cheese and truffle mayo filling. The Focaccia bread was toasted soft with nice herb taste. The slices of parma ham was a little saltish and the poached egg tasted exactly the same as the Egg Benedict. We were actually expecting something different for the eggs like scrambled eggs, omelette or even sunny side up.
Arbite cafe gave us a good dining atmosphere that actually make us stay longer. A great place for friends to hang around and have chit chat sessions. The ingredients used by the chefs were fresh as our plate of green vegetables were crispy. Our “All Day Breakfast” dinner were good and the portion were just right. Even though we did not managed to try the rest of their food in the menu such as the desserts, it is still worth it to try them again in the near future.
Address of my review:
66A Serangoon Garden Way
Tue – Fri: 11.30 am – 3.00 pm, 6.00pm – 10.30pm
Sat – Sun: 9.00 am – 10.30 pm
Telephone: (65) 6287 0430