And Why Cafe At Bali Lane

And Why, a cafe at Bali Lane, sandwiched between Stateland and Honeycomb has a New York Deli concept which was well executed in all aspects. From the interior design to the menu to the waiters’ uniform. And Why is bought to us by the folks of I Am. They use very intriguing names. Interesting! Since it is by I Am, so this is another Halal Cafe. Definitely great news for our Muslim Cafe Hoppers.

One Part of the Cafe
One Part of the Cafe

And Why does something very different to their coffee. They do not serve Espresso based coffee, something that we are very familiar with. For pure Espresso based coffee drinkers, you might be disappointed. Instead two brew method were available; the Chemex and V60. And there are 3 beans to choose from; Panama Boquete SHB, Sumatra Mandheling Gayo and Guatemala Puerta Verde. They provide a good mix of choices and I like this concept. One good point about And Why is they do provide milk or soda water, at least for now, if you do need them to mix with your black brew coffee. In addition, you will find the Cold Brew on the menu too.

Coffee
Coffee

If you do not prefer the Black Coffee, there are Mocktails and other hot beverages such as Tea and Chocolate and Sparkling or still Water.

Food-wise, you will find mainly Sandwiches and Salad. There are also pastries, Cheesecakes and Muffins too. For the Sandwiches, there are 3 selections of bread, the Foccacia, Italian Bread and the Baguette.

Now the big question. How does the food and drink fare? Was it good?

Lobster Mobster Sandwich
Lobster Mobster Sandwich

When I saw And Why’s menu, immediately, I knew what I wanted. It was the “Lobster Mobster” Sandwich. I have it with Italian Bread. Each sandwich comes with a side of either Salad or Chips. I chose Salad, a healthier choice, though I prefer Chips. When served, I find the portion a little too small. I am sure most will not be filled after a portion but it was good for me. The open sandwich filling of lobster was well mixed with rich mayo and lots of chopped celery and onions were added to enhance the taste. I like such strong tasting food. But I find that I should have requested for Foccacia instead as the herb taste was a little too strong for the lobster filling.

Sumatra Manhedling Gayo, Chemex
Sumatra Manhedling Gayo, Chemex

Now, the coffee. I always like Sumatra Manhedling. So when I spotted Sumatra Manhedling Gayo on the menu, I was pretty excited. I always enjoy the earthly, heavy body of this coffee. Likewise this coffee has this characteristics. But somehow, it was a little too acidic then the usual. Not too sure why.

The service in And Why was friendly and warm. And what I really like about And Why is that they provide a very good introduction to the menu. While I was enjoying my food, they even posed for a fun photo upon a request from a customer. I enjoyed that sight. I am keen to try other sandwiches from And Why when I am in the mood for sandwiches. And I am sure I would be trying the Sumatra Mandheling with the V60 at my next visit.

And Why is the name And Why? Hehe!

And Why
31 Bali Lane #01-01 Singapore 189867
Tel: +65 6291 0993

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/andwhyatbalilane

Opening Hours

Monday – Tuesday, Thursday 0800 to 2000; Friday – Sunday 0800 to 2100; Closed on Wednesday

Getting There

By MRT: Downtown line or East West line – Bugis station

By Bus:
– alight at or opposite Plaza Parkroyal along Beach Road – 100, 107, 107M, 961, 980;

– alight before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197;

– alight at bus stop near Bali Lane, along Ophir Road – 48

Rating: 7/10

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Wilder Cafe At North Bridge Road

Wilder Cafe has taken over the space of De’Pop Culture Cafe and transformed into a cool, hipster look. From a colourful theme to an industrial theme. The two looks are a far cry.

A view
A view

You will see cemented wall with some plastering looks on it and chairs with metallic frame. As lots of wood material were used, it resulted in a softened industrial theme.

And now, it is a Halal Cafe, good news for all Muslim Cafe Hoppers. One additional choice added to the scene.

Menu
Menu

When I was at Wilder, it was in its soft launch and was serving only its Brunch dishes. When I saw this uninteresting Brunch Menu of 4 items, and some desserts and beverages, I wanted to turn my back and walk away. But I thought I should give it a chance.

Prawn and Corn Fritter, avocado, homemade tomato salsa topped with egg
Prawn and Corn Fritter, avocado, homemade tomato salsa topped with egg

I settled for Prawn and Corn Fritter, Avocado, Homemade Tomato Salsa Topped With Egg. Something which I don’t usually go for as I don’t really enjoy fritter because fritter consists of mainly starch. After my first mouth, I was astonished by this dish. The fritter was filled with sweetness from the corn and chopped onions. It was moist and soft with a crispy outer even though it was seated on a bed of Tomato Salsa. The salsa and avocado gave a refreshing feel to the dish.

Cappuccino
Cappuccino

The coffee served at Wilder is of medium acidity, medium body with a fruity flavour note. I don’t usually prefer the more acidity coffee but I could accept this as the fruity hint was pretty toned down. I believed they were using a blend with maybe some dark roast beans in it.

I am keen to try more of their food. I will return when they are fully launched.

Wilder
749 North Bridge Road #01-01 Singapore 198717
Tel: +65 9632 5962

FBhttps://www.facebook.com/wilder.sg

Opening Hours

TBC

Getting There

By MRT: East-West line – Lavender station

By Bus:
– alight at bus stop at or opposite Stamford Primary School – 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 80, 130, 133, 145, 175, 197
– alight at Hotel Sultan or at Textile Centre – 107, 107M
– alight before Sultan Mosque along North Bridge Road – 7, 32, 51, 61, 63, 80, 145, 175, 197

Rating: 7.5/10

Local Adapted Taqueria Mexican Tacos In Hawker Style

I got to know that Golden Shoes Food Centre has a new stall selling Mexican Taco and I went down the very day.

Somehow, I kept thinking that the stall was at level two but it was at level three.

Order Counter
Order Counter

The menu was simple. There were four types of Taco Continue reading Local Adapted Taqueria Mexican Tacos In Hawker Style