I decided to have lunch at Alexandra Retail Centre (ARC) today. I knew there is a cafe, Room Coffee at ARC, so since I was there, I gave it a try. It is located at the ground floor.
The cafe has a high ceiling, brightly lighted with white washed wall and off white tables and chairs, emitting a bright and fresh feel to the cafe. There is an interesting quote on the left side of the wall too.
Room Coffee.Bar serves an extensive Ala Carte with some selection of starters, salad, sandwiches and a number of pasta and a few mains. And they serve dessert too. There is set meal as option for weekdays from 11am to 2pm and after 5pm. The menu is friendly. They indicated their best sellers, their favourites and whether it is vegetarian or contained pork or nuts.
My first choice of the Crust-less Quiche was not available today and I have a hard-time choosing my second option. Finally, I made the choice and went for the Oven Baked Chicken & Mushroom. The name itself was quite mis-leading. I imaged as a piece of marinated chicken baked in oven with mushroom. You need to red the remaining description. It was actually a dish of fusilli in cream sauce with sliced chicken and mushroom served with side salad. The pasta turned out quite well, though personally I felt that it was a little bland. I love the side salad. It has a very delish salad dressing which taste like some sesame taste. As for the coffee. It was decent. But due to the spice bitterness taste which I don’t quite enjoy so I will rather not order the coffee. It is more of a personal preference here.
I think Room Coffee.Bar is a great place for lunch due to the great selection of pasta, sandwiches and mains. The dessert looks very yummy. I was attracted by the carrot cake. I will want to try it at my next trip to Room Coffee.Bar.
Mondays – Fridays 0800 to 2000; Saturdays – Sundays 0900 to 1700
By MRT: Circle line – Labrador Park station
– alight at the bus stop at or opposite NOL building – 51, 57, 61, 93, 97, 97e, 100, 166, 175
– alight at the bus stop at or opposite ARC Maple Tree Commercial along Pasir Panjang Road 10, 30, 30e, 51, 143, 175, 176, 188