Anthesis is one of the newer cafes opened up at Robertson Quay, a place you could fall back on for coffee and brunch. Its pretty interior and windy alfresco seats are more than just picturesque, they make the perfect atmosphere for couples and friends alike. The food prices here are a little more steep than the rest, but its quality speaks up for its value.
LOOK & FEEL
The cafe is decorated in a simplistic, somewhat along a village-theme I feel. Things are simple here with wooden tables and metal chairs. You get to see the baristas busy at work behind their counter and you can also explore its shelf of freshly baked breads and cakes.
They also put some effort into the ceiling lampshades which look like cages in the air. The simplistic decor gave a homely and down-to-earth feel to the cafe.
FOOD & DRINKS
I ordered a Seafood Cocktail Sandwich and it was fresh and appetizing. There was a generous serving of salmon, prawns and crabmeat, and every mouthful was simply delightful. The bread was pretty soft and matching to the seafood cocktail, unlike the stiff ones served at most restaurants. I enjoyed this dish very much.
One of us ordered an Seafood Aglio Olio which was also tasty as well. The prawns they used were very fresh.
We also tried a Basil Pesto Spaghetti. The pasta was nicely cooked but we all felt that the herbs taste was overpowering.
I personally can’t take beef, but my friend was happily munching away on her Rib-eye Steak.
We ordered a Fruit Tart for sharing. This was exceptionally delicious as the fruits were all sweet and it went really well with the cream and tart crust. I would recommend this for trying.
IN A NUTSHELL
Overall, the food in Anthesis definitely gives the rest a run for their money. The location is perfect for couples and the space is large enough for gatherings too. The atmosphere is simple and pleasant and I would love to visit the cafe again.
Photos are taken with Nikon 1 J3.
86 Robertson Quay #01-01
T: 6737 9873
Tue - Sun: 8:30 am - 10:00 pm