Sunday, 9 February 2014

Strangers' Reunion at Kampong Bahru Road (Outram)

Strangers' Reunion is a cafe located at Kampong Bahru Road, opposite Singapore General Hospital. There has been alot of hype about this cafe online as it was opened by Singapore National Barista Championship winner Ryan Tan.
When we arrived at around 1145 am on a weekday, the brightly lite cafe was already filled to the brim. We had to share a table with another group - strangers (the name of the cafe =P). The cafe was not what I imagined it to be; cozy, quiet.
Instead, it was crowded, noisy and squeezy especially if you are seated at the row of table with sofa and cushion (right part of above photo). Those who were seated there had to move their tables to allow their friends to access the sofa area and also for their friends to leave.
Menu (a)
Menu (b)
The menu.
Left to right: Cafe Mocha $5.50 and Cappuccino $4.90
My partner ordered a Cafe Mocha $5.50 while I ordered a Cappuccino $4.90. Both beverages were disappointing. The Cappuccino (which i ordered) was too milky and the distinct richness and taste of espresso was missing.
Truffle Fries $12.90
The Truffles Fries $12.90 came with grated truffle, truffled aioli and parmesan. It was a pity consistency was lacking (some fries were hard while some were soggy), if not this would have been a great side dish.
Buttermilk Waffles with Artisan Greek Yogurt & Fresh Fruits $12.90
Since we had heard so much about the buttermilk waffles, we had to order one to try for ourselves. We ordered the Buttermilk Waffles with Artisan Greek Yogurt & Fresh Fruits $12.90. So beautiful and enticing in appearance! However, the thick, fluffy waffle did not match up to our expectations as it lacked flavour and fragrance. 

Needless to say, I was not impressed with the food and drinks we had at Strangers' Reunion. I do not understand the hype. As we left, we noticed that there was a long queue outside, waiting for their turn fora table in the cafe (on a weekday)!! There must be something worth going back for, I wonder what was it. Well, everyone has differing taste; as the saying goes one man's poison is another man's meat

Strangers' Reunion at Kampong Bahru Road (Outram)
33/35/37 Kampong Bahru Road (shop-house along the road, opposite Singapore General Hospital)
Singapore 169355
Tel: 6222 4869
Opening Hours: Wed to Mon 9am to 10pm
                          Closed on Tue

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1 comment:

  1. I too sometimes can't comprehend why people frequent eateries that doesn't stand out in terms of taste and flavor.


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