Singapore / Pasir Panjang
Lolas Cafe has become the jewel of Kovan and they are now striving to be the same for Pasir Panjang with their relatively new branch, On The Table. It carries the essence of Lolas Cafe with extremely satisfying breakfast food, and also offers a selection of home made ice cream and a more extensive food menu. The interior is also straightforward, simply a cosy place to enjoy good food and company.
LOOK & FEEL
With a big space like this, we have to agree it is quite hard to dress the entire space up while ensuring all elements are cohesive. it requires exceptional sense of beauty to dissect the spaces and create a character for each.
We have to give it up to the owners for having lovely corners like these.
The rest of the cafe is pretty much straightforward and simple, with the priority to make all customers comfortable in their seats.
FOOD & DRINKS
We had planned our feast ahead and went on with several mains. First of which that arrived was the Banger and Mash. With such a huge portion, it is bound to over stuff one person so we would recommend it for sharing. The snail sausage was not really to my liking and I preferred the bratwurst. The mash potato was also yummy and reduced the greasiness of the dish. The sauce, however, could be less sour and more peppery.
The croissant is something all of us are familiar with, and the OTT’s rendition is one of the better ones around. Despite the croissant not being buttery enough, it was crispy and it matched so well with the scrambled eggs. This is really, the breakfast food you wish you wake up to every day.
The best dish of the day has got to be the Salmon Truffle Pasta. The truffle was fragrant and not overpowering at the same time. The pasta was well cooked, soft and creamy. This is something that we would put On The Table every time.
The signature Lola’s Honey Wings is also available here to satisfy all the fans who have travelled this far for its goodness. As usual, crispy skin with a lovely mix of spices and honey to top it off. It is really one of the best wings you can find in Singapore.
We also had the Tomato Swimmer Crab Linguine, which had a strong seafood taste to it. The freshness of crab meat was of mark and the overall taste was not too heavy or sour, which we enjoyed.
IN A NUTSHELL
Overall, On The Table has carried over the best essence from Lola’s and created its own specialities as well. With a much bigger space and cosy setting, you would be able to enjoy a relaxed brunch, even on the weekends. Though it requires a little bit of travelling, the good news is that it is just walking distance from the MRT. If you are already out of ideas for good brunch places, it is time to check this cafe out. You would be happy to know they are open in the next two days over Christmas period – perfect time to have a feast On The Table.
Thank you On The Table for hosting us.