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October 15, 2014

Lola's Cafe @Kovan, Simon Rd

It was full during a weekday lunch, but I heard there has been hour-long queues for this cafe on weekends. They had an iPad-call system (somewhat like Saveur's), but we were quickly given a table nonetheless. What's interesting is that, we were given a vintage sewing machine as our table! The whole interior is quite cozy, with bits of quirky deco, like empty photo frames, providing a unique art installation on their walls.

Brunch is available from 10am to 3pm, but we liked the dinner menu better when we eyed it... Oh well, we ordered:

Crispy Wings ($10)

Mushroom Melt ($10)
Brioche Bread, Swiss White Mushroom, Mozzarella Cheese, Cream, Garden Salad, Balsamic Dressing

Avocado Eggs Benedict ($15)

Breakfast Butter Crossant ($13)

As the dishes had pretty similar ingredients, I will make an overall comment. The honey bacons got too sweet after awhile, and the eggs too much for lunch. If you really had to order something, go for their Mushroom Melt ($10). It is possibly the least jelak dish of all.

Iced Marigold Round Fruit Tea ($4.50) - Don't order this! It's like fruit juice and water...
Hot Chocolate ($5)

Desserts, we went for the Chocolate Nutella Tart ($7), Chocolate Ganache, Nutella, Oreo Cookie Base, in which the Base is quite crunchy and tasty. Chocolate was not too sweet, which is a welcoming change. But for drinks, skip it, unless you need your coffee fix. For the iced drink, Iced Marigold Round Fruit Tea ($4.50), it would be great if they had put a sprig of mint on top, so it wouldn't look so cheap.

I guess with all that new cafes sprouting about in Singapore, this is another one that I'll tick as 'Been there & done that'.


Food: 2.5/5
Service: 3/5
Ambiance: 4/5
Total Score: 3/5
[1- Never visit again, 2-Won't visit unless there's no other option, 3-Perhaps, 4 & 5- Yes!]

Good for? Couples, Groups, Family


About it:
Lola's Cafe
Address: 5 Simon Rd, Singapore 545893