Category Archives: Brunch

Souper Sarnies

Z and I had an impromptu lunch date. We sorta had somewhere in mind but ended up strolling past Souper Sarnies and giving it a shot cos’ Z thought the place “looks cute”.

We shared 2 sandwiches, and topped up to add a salad/soup for $3. The sandwiches are all freshly prepared upon your order so there may a slight wait.

We both had the mushroom soup which came piping hot, just the way I like my food. It is different from the usual creamy mushroom soup – it was lighter, earthy and slightly herby (which also translates to: a blander, less creamy mix).

20140918-223329-81209363.jpg Eggplosion – toasted sourdough with truffle oil egg mayo ($8.90) 20140918-223629-81389219.jpg Sorry for the bleah photo – I tried to separate the slices to feature the egg mayo but the gooey mixture wasn’t too co-operative. The truffle egg mayo was flavourful – pity that it was quite a stingy spread and you don’t taste much of it. Z actually lifted her bread at one point to check if she was missing something. I also found the bread too crisp for my liking and it was a little grating on the palette.

Chicken Avo – toasted panini with chicken mayo and avocado ($9.90)
20140918-224426-81866236.jpg Again, I found the bread overly toasted. There was more in this sandwich – lightly salted chicken chunks with mayo and avocado but I would definitely have preferred more avocado, much much more.

I somehow feel that this cafe has the potential to do better. It is a cool unpretentious little sandwich joint but I personally think they need to refine the bread toasting bit and be far more generous with their ingredients.

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Open 8:30am-9pm (except Sun)

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Craftsmen Specialty Coffee

Selamat Hari Raya Adilfitri!

A lazy morning and we got up only at 11am to head rush down for R’s business discussion at Craftsmen Specialty Coffee.

I’m not part of the discussion so decided to blog on-the-go.

As usual, here’s my milky coffee (iced latte, $6) vs his black coffee (long black, $5).

20140728-120651-43611806.jpg I had the shaved ham and brie cheese croissant with an egg in a pot ($15).

20140728-120941-43781872.jpg I thought it was so-so. The croissant was not warm and a little dense. The ham pieces were thick and generous and brie came through intermittently. The egg in a pot is just an half-boiled egg; nothing too fancy. I should have gone for the pies, dang.

R had the smoked salmon bruschetta ($15).

20140728-121313-43993402.jpg I liked the tomato mix – it hit the right note; good mix-in of onion and not too sour. But I found the smoked salmon a teeny fishy (but that could be just the non-fish-person in me speaking) – and as R’s goddaughter rightly pointed out – “but salmon is a fish mah”. R polished all 4 pieces and thought it was ok.

Overall, I really like the buzz and vibe of Craftsmen – may pass on the food next time and just chill out with some coffee and snacks.

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Open 8:30-8pm (Thu-Sat) / 8:30am-9:30pm (Fri-Sun)
http://www.facebook.com/Craftsmen.Specialty.Coffee