Drury Lane

New cafe alert!

If the name sounds familiar, you probably know the muffin man.

Do you know the muffin man?
Who lives on Drury Lane?

Sorry. Had to.

Moving on!!
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This is what I had – the Potato Leek Baked Eggs ($8)

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They have bacon, sausage and smoked salmon alternatives going for $10. I’d really recommend this dish cos it’s pretty unique to Drury Lane and though it doesn’t look like much, it really is the sort of dish you’d eat on a rainy day. Or as comfort food. It’s sort of like potato and leek slices, topped with 2 eggs, baked in tomato sauce… my mouth waters just thinking about it.

Other stuff on the menu that sounded great:

Sandwiches ($7) – Steak & Cheese, Chicken Avocado, Smoked Salmon

Marmite with Cheese infused Soldiers (toast & 2 half boiled eggs) ($7)

All day breakkie sets going for $10-12

I’d definitely visit again. Coffee ($3.50 – $5.50) is not too bad too; custom blend from Toby’s.

In a nutshell, Drury Lane’s setup might look a tad bare and makeshift but they make up for it through their food and coffee that’s reasonably priced. I like that it’s hassle and fuss free.

P.S. Eat upstairs, it’s more spacious.

P.P.S There’s free wifi.

P.P.P.S Disclaimer; this is my friend’s place, but I paid for my food.

Nicer pics available at Hey Kumo!

Drury Lane
94 Tanjong Pagar Rd
Singapore 088515
6222 6698

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 08:30 – 21:00
Sat – Sun: 10:00 – 18:00

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Once Upon a Rosti

Once Upon a Time, Steph had a really bad rosti craving. After much deliberation and research on where to go to eat rosti (there’s a Swiss-something place at Suntec which seems really popular in local forums), she went for the most convenient option: Once Upon a Rosti, at AXA Building – Tanjong Pagar MRT (Exit E).

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Welcome to Once Upon a Rosti – set up by the same folks behind Once Upon a Milkshake which seems to be doing really badly right now…

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Basic interior, kinda cosy.

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Specials

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In line with the fairy tale theme, I was served by a fairy god mother!!!

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Here’s what I had – an Original Italian set meal which consisted of rosti, chicken sausages, meatball marinara, 2 sauces of your choice, and a drink of your choice.

It was o-kayyyy not too bad, sausages were overboiled though. Rosti was meh.

$7

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Bob had something more exciting – Grilled chicken, an omelette and japanese curry. Plus a Bundaberg which added up to about $10. Still, it was a tad too salty.

Overall? OUAR was meh. Really subpar. For a place that specializes in rosti, I expected much more. I think I’d rather pay a premium price for better rosti. A lot of their additional ingredients also seem like… third-party processed food. They throw it all in a paper bowl and cover the rosti with ingredients – which on one hand, might make a great comfort snack, but on the other, makes for really soggy rosti.

Food seems lazy, in general, but understandable – I guess they have to push it out fast for the crowds during lunch time.

Oh well. I guess you could say it curbs a craving for less.

Once Upon a Rosti [Facebook page]
8 Shenton Way #B1-15 AXA Tower S(068811)
Tanjong Pagar MRT Exit ‘ E ‘
Tel: +65 9641 8612

Opening Hours:
Mon to Fri: 11am to 9pm
Sat: 12pm to 9pm
Closed on Sundays & P.H.
Unless otherwise stated