The Hangar

Singapore / Bugis

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The Hangar is a casual cafe in a cosy shophouse at Arab Street, opened by a passionate coffee enthusiast from Australia. Besides serving up Sexy Coffee, they are also greatly involved in the art scene, with gigs happening on various weekday nights.

Interior & Ambience

It has a bold branding, pretty much in the  indie way, and distinct from the other cafes in the area.

Its raw and scrappy interior and furniture gave it the edginess it attempts to create.

The ambience is extremely casual, and the staff are friendly and personable.

On a hot day, especially these days, the AC are slightly too weak and it can get slightly uncomfortable.

Food & Drinks

Coffee here is good, I must say. The coffee machine is apparently an antique, but provides a high consistency and customizability for the barista. The resulting taste verifies that.

I though the menu was pretty legit, with the regular suspects like big breakfast, toasties, and waffles all present.

Decided to go for something light, picked off a few of my favourite indulgence like sausage, eggs and mushrooms to make my own ala carte dish.

Unfortunately it wasn’t really up to mark. The scrambled eggs was hardly one at all and the sausage was slightly uncooked. I don’t doubt the cafe’s genuineness but there’s definitely more to work on for their food.

In Short

I like The Hangar for its laid-back environment, where you can drop your guards and break into conversations easily with anyone. The coffee is great, and the cafe has great potential to become the next contending coffee brand.

 

The Hangar

25 Arab Street
Singapore 199724
T: 6291 0127

Opening Hours:
Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

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Bridge

Singapore / Bugis

BRIDGE is a cafe by day and restaurant by night and they serve a sumptuous brunch menu for the hungry weekend crowd. Finally, a decent cafe has opened up in this side of Bugis, at the quieter stretch where cool bistros and hidden gems wait to be discovered.

LOOK & FEEL

BRIDGE has a lovely meaning to it – a place where relationships are bridged and good folks come together. In line with what it stands for, the ambience is laidback and welcoming, making it a great place for gatherings.

Though it has adapted some elements of the trending industrial style, we can’t deny that the interior is true to its own and appealing to the eyes as well. Despite the focus on the appearance, they also ensured not to compromise on the comfort with their careful selection of furniture.

I personally love the intricate details to the cafe, such as the little monuments that dress up the walls and dining tables, as well as the elegant lamp shades that decorates the ceiling. 

FOOD & DRINKS

We had to give its Eggs Florentine a try since this is the signature cafe dish across Singapore. It had a BRIDGE twist to it, as they have used Champagne in its hollandaise sauce, which gave a light fragrance to its taste. The eggs was done slightly too watery than preferred, but the overall taste was still pleasant. The salmon slices were rather salty, but this, to an extent, is subjective to personal preference.

The Big Breakfast is also a standard brunch item, and I would like to commend their choice of bratwurst as it is possibly one of the best tasting one around. Each of the item on the plate was satisfying, though the eggs could do better with more moisture in it.

The crowd pleaser has to be the French Toast, which bought us over with its soft and crispy toast drizzled in truffle honey. Yes you heard it right, now you get truffle in honey too, but only at BRIDGE. The truffle fragrance was strong on the first mouthful, and I am glad to say it was not overpowering.  The balance in taste was perfect.

There is also the Beef Parmentier, which was strongly recommended by the cafe owner. You might be surprised to see real truffle slices on the plate, as most of us have only come across truffle-infused dishes. The mashed potato is soft and dissipates in the mouth instantly and but the corn beef was not too impressive.

BRIDGE creations are credited to the Austrian executive chef, Daniel Grobnik. Being trained in fine dining cuisines and six years working in Singapore, Daniel has a good grasp of the local palate and creates a hearty European fare with a fine dining twist at BRIDGE. With high emphasis placed on the ingredients, the cafe sources its ingredients with farms globally.

IN A NUTSHELL

BRIDGE is definitely a good bet for those who are looking for a new place to go. It is situated at a convenient prime area which is not too conspicuous, making it perfect for a relaxed weekend meal. Most of the items are reasonably priced for its quality and we would recommend the French Toast as a must-try. The cafe is still in the soft launch period, and they would be ready to greet everyone with a whole new menu in January.

Thank you BRIDGE for hosting us.

BRIDGE

31 Seah Street
Singapore 188387
T: 6333 4453

Opening Hours:
Mon – Thu: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Fri: 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat: 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

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