Craving for breakfast on a Sunday evening, we were cruising when stumbled upon a new all day breakfast cafe. Assembly Cafe is comforting but characterless, lots of wood and potted plants, but the 5 servers (3 girls and 2 boys) are hot, especially the boy with electrifying eyes and the girl in ponytail.
They ran out of muffin and I didn’t mind eggs benedict ($14.90) on toast. When it arrived, my friend said, “I watch Hell’s Kitchen and I know from the looks of the eggs, they won’t pass.” The eggs were undercooked, more soft-boiled than poached. But the hollandaise sauce was slightly tart and appetising. The hard toast worked well when it soaked up the yolk and hollandaise.
The pulled pork sandwich ($14.90) was dismal. Too little ingredients, too dry, and there was something choking that rushed to the nose (mustard?).
The waffles ($11.50) had a crispy crust and soft inside. The salted caramel and vanilla ice cream weren’t overpowering so you could savor layers of sweetness. I quite liked it.
The drinks were ordinary. My friend said his hot chocolate ($5) was so so. My latte ($4.50) from a local roaster, Geisha coffee, was monotonous and bitter.
This is a mixed review: the service was prompt and friendly, but the interior small, the food average. We spent $50.80 for two.
Assembly Coffee Singapore
26 Evans Lodge Singapore 259367
T: 6735 5647
T-Th: 10am-9pm, F-Sun: 9am-10pm
Rating: 2.907/5 stars
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.
Categories: $0-$20, $20-$40, All Day Breakfast, Brunch, Bukit Timah, Cafe, Dates, Tanglin, Western
I don’t think you would be cruising along evans rd and stumbling across this place right? more like making your way there purposefully
The photos are taken with handphone. If this is “purposefully”, I’d have brought my dslr.
It is rather sad but true that there’s very little commendable eateries in Bukit Timah area.
the previous time i went i found the coffee to be slightly too sour… not sure whats the reason though…
High alkaline.some coffees taste like that. It depends on the beans
I had the granola with yoghurt. The granola was more dessicated coconut than granola. But I suspected i was given the bottom of the pack. I didn’t throw a tantrum and merely told the owner nicely. I got a blank stare, no response to rectify and no apology. That was the last time I’ve gone there.