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SoHo7 Cafe and Bistro

Once upon a time, I used to work in a lovely part of Singapore. Not only was it a convenient location, the place was steeped in history. The oldest church in Singapore was situated just next to my office, not to mention that there are several museums in the vicinity as well. Those were good times.

A few years ago, the building next to us, 36/37 Armenian Street, was acquired for refurbishment. Although we (or I at least) was sad to have to see the character of the old building change (hey there used to be people living in the upper quarters and we could see their laundry from our boardroom!), the consolation was that the building would be turned into something hip and happening, with cool cafes to cater to the Peranakan museum tourists. Alas, we never got to experience these cool cafes because we vacated the premises before the refurbishment was complete.

Anyway, the first cafe SoHo7 Cafe & Bistro is now open and I paid it a visit last week. Driving to Hill Street, it felt like being back home again, even if it came with a twinge of sadness. Standing along the street I could see that our old furniture was still there. The movers were just beginning to attack at it after we’ve left for nearly half a year.

Ok enough of the reminiscing and on to SoHo7 proper. It’s a tiny little cafe that occupies the corner unit of 36 Armenian Street. I think it can probably fit 30 people inside. There are a few high tables outside. Not a bad idea to sit outside on a cool day, sipping a cuppa while watching the cars whiz pass. It really is a peaceful hideaway just off the main road and 5 minutes from City Hall MRT.

Soho7 Cafe and Bistro

SoHo7’s focus is on breakfast dishes as well as burgers and sandwiches. The breakfast dishes are served daily from 8am until “the moon shines”.

Soho7 - Soho Best Ever BurgerSoho7 - Soho Best Ever Burger (3)

SoHo7’s Best Ever Burger (with egg, bacon n swiss cheese) $9.70 – Very decent price for a burger this size. It’s chock full of ingredients and made to order. SoHo7 has this special sauce which really enhances the burger. The meat was also very juicy but a little fattening in my opinion. Interesting the way the stick a knife in the burger but that’s required due to the sheer amount of ingredients! Don’t wait too long to eat the burger because it will get slightly soggy with the amount of juices from the patty and the sauce. I did feel a bit sinful after eating this burger but if you’re lost for choice as there are quite a number of burger selections, you won’t go wrong with this one.

Soho7 - Chicken Bacon Swiss Cheese n Avocado Burger (3)

Soho7 - Chicken Bacon Swiss Cheese n Avocado Burger (2)

Grilled Chicken, Bacon, Swiss Cheese n Avocado Sandwich $8.70 – All the ingredients complemented each other. Not a single ingredient overpowered the rest. The lettuce was crisp, the bread was nice and fresh. The chicken was tender and tasty. Seriously, this sandwich costs like only a few dollars more than a burger from a fast food restaurant. I’d definitely go for this, knowing all the ingredients are fresh and the food is made with love.

Soho7 - Cappucino (3)

Soho7 - Cappucino

Cafe Latte $4 – Good coffee for a decent price.

Soho7 - Iced Chocolate

Iced Chocolate $4.50 – Actually this is quite chocolatey, which is how I like it. But I didn’t like it that it is served in a cheap looking plastic cup.

Soho7 - Macchiato

House Blend Coffee  – Nice flavour, medium body.

Soho7 - Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes (2)Soho7 - Delicious Chocolate Cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes with peanut frosting $2 !! – Unbelievably good. The chocolate flavour was intense and there seemed to be a tinge of something different in it. Can’t quite put my finger on it. It seems denser than usual for cupcakes but I really don’t mind because what I want is flavour! You have to try this cupcake if you’re at SoHo7. Kudos to whoever who supplies these goodies to them.

Soho7 (13)

Soho7 (12)

Beware the evil arm…

Soho7

PS: Ventilation here ain’t that great. Don’t wear your best shirt here!

SoHo7 Cafe & Bistro

36 Armenian Street #01-08, Singapore, Singapore 179934

Mon – Fri: 8:00 am-8:30 pm

Sat: 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Sun: 9:00 am-6:30 pm

There is a open-air car park diagonal to 36/37 Armenian Street.

Privé

After knowing of Privé’s existence for more than 1 year, we finally found the opportunity to pay it a visit. The whole trip was like a mini excursion out of Singapore. In fact, we literally had to leave mainland Singapore and hop onto Keppel Bay Island in order to get to Privé. We didn’t have to take a ferry though. Keppel Bay Island is connected to mainland Singapore by the $30m Keppel Bay Bridge. Betcha didn’t know we even had a Keppel Bay Island!

Keppel Bay Island is extremely small, it’s almost impossible to miss the clubhouse where Privé is situated, because the clubhouse is practically the only building on the Island. It was drizzling the entire morning so it was the perfect opportunity to enjoy some al fresco dining. Everyone else had the same idea, so nobody was sitting in the air-conditioned area of Privé. Sitting outside also allows you to enjoy the idyllic view of the bobbing yachts on the waters.

There were quite a number of items on the menu that caught my eye, and we took quite a while to decide! I’d heard that the Cod Fish Burger $26 was excellent, and the Chicken Cordon  Bleu $22, Slipper Lobster Linguine $25, Duck Confit Pappardelle $23, Slow-Cooked Beef Cheek $26 also looked very interesting. Decisions decisions….in the end I ordered the LA Wagyu Beef Burger with fried egg and Monterey Jack cheese $26 while the Partner ordered the Organic Mushroom Linguine $18.

After 6.30pm, they also have a “small bites” menu where you can get a sampler of 3 mini wagyu burgers for only $18. What a shame it wasn’t available for lunch!

I loved the Beef Burger very much. The minced beef patty was very juicy and full of flavour. You could tell it was of good quality mince because there was very little fat in it. The only grouse is that I did find several bits of unchewable gristle in the patty.

Definitely going to return again to try out the other dishes as well as the desserts!

Prive - LA Wagyu Beef Burger LA Wagyu Beef Burger, Wagyu minced beef patty hiding under the sunny-side up. The burger looks a wee bit tiny, only because it’s on the far side of the plate.

Prive Mushroom Linguine Organic Mushroom Linguine

imageInterior of Privé Bakery Cafe

Privé

No.2 Keppel Bay Vista
Marina at Keppel Bay

Singapore 098382

Prive Restaurant
Operating Hours:

Mon to Fri
Lunch – 12 noon – 3pm (last order 2:30pm)
Dinner – 7:00pm – 11:30pm (last order 10:30pm)

Sat & Eve of PH
Dinner – 7:00pm – 11:30pm (last order 10:30pm)

Sun – Closed

The Waterfront Bar
Operating Hours:

Sun to Thur & PH
– 12 noon to 12am (last order 11:30pm)

Fri, Sat & Eve of PH
– 12 noon to 1am (last order 12:30am)

Prive Bakery Cafe
Operating Hours:

Sun to Thur & PH
– 9am to 12am (last order 11:30pm)

Fri, Sat & Eve of PH
– 9am to 1am (last order 12:30am)

Tel: 6776 0777
Website: www.prive.com.sg

Promotions :

All credit cards with AMEX on it will be entitled to 10% discount on Mondays to Thursdays, excluding Public Holidays and eve of Public Holidays.

Keppel Club Members and Residents of Keppel Bay are also entitled to discounts.

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