Flat Whites and Sandwiches
With lunchtimes now at a premium, have resorted to quite a few quick bites and grab-and-go’s.
6oz Espresso Bar (facebook, 20 McCallum Street, Tokio Marine Centre). Branding and interior design by Louis Lam who also did work for black coffee dessert bar, shots cafe, and two Joe & Dough cafes. Decent coffee and panini sandwich.
EspressoLAB Singapore (facebook. 13 Bali Lane) is a branch of the popular Kuala Lumpur coffee people. Interior filled with pops of bright colours; no hint of edgy vintage so beloved by the Haji Lane crowd. Mason glasses as lamps.
They’re fairly new so still figuring things out – the flat white (made by the trainee i think) had a promising mid-tones that quickly dropped off to a watery milk taste. Will probably give it another shot some time. Beef pastrami surprisingly good for a coffee joint – toasted sun-dried focaccia bread, crisp greens, the use of mustard to spice up the sandwich.
Ella J Lifestyle Cafe (facebook, Suntec Tower 3). Something a little different – bamboo interior, cakes and pottery hand-made by the Korean lady owner, yoga wear.
Good place to chill out while waiting for friends/family members doing their groceries etc. Apple walnut loaf cake, orange chocolate cream cheese, cuban sandwich, “flat white”, flourless chocolate cake that had a nice sweet meringue crust atop what what tasted like chocolate egg custard.
That is all.