The Book Cafe

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  6887 5430    Email    Website    Facebook Page 
  #01-02, 20 Martin Road Seng Kee Building, Robertson Quay Singapore 239070
 
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A breakfast and brunch restaurant with a great ambience to have a cup of coffee and sit down to spend the afternoon with a book. They serve a range of food from pastas to all day breakfast which are easy on the wallet. They have multi power points for customers to charge their laptops.

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Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 8:30am to 10:30pm (Last order at 10pm) Friday & Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30 midnight (Last order at midnight)
Avg Price:
$10-$20

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Everything you ever need for a quiet and chilled afternoon
Overall Score 
 
4.0

If you’re looking for a quiet place to watch the world pass you by, one where you can lounge and spend long hours in, The Book Cafe is definitely the place to be. The cafe is located away from the hustle and bustle of the city, making this an ideal spot for you to take a break from your daily grind.

This cosy nook is perfect for a quiet catch-up with friends or with a book, complete with accessible free WiFi and electrical power points; making this the ideal spot for a comfy study sesh with some friends without having to worry about your laptops running out of juice. If you’re a bookworm, you’d know there’s nothing better than having a comfy hideout like this with an endless range of reading materials.

While you’re there, skip the mains and go straight for their desserts. Their Traditional Apple Pie ($5.95) did not disappoint at all. Imagine soft and chewy apple bits within the sugary and crispy crust with some chocolate sauce drizzled on the side. Although they serve some pretty sinful sweet treats, I personally love coming here for the ambience. So if you want to spend some quiet “me” time, go ahead and unwind your afternoon away.

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Hidden gem!
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4.0
Food / Beverage 
 
3.5
Ambience 
 
5.0
Service 
 
3.0
Value 
 
4.0
Overall Score 
 
4.0

First time there, we overshot the place because we didn't know where it was! It's pretty well-hidden so you guys have to really keep an eagle eye out for the place! Due to the long trek from Clarke Quay MRT, my friend and I were famished by the time we reached there. It's a good thing they have all-day breakfast.

I ordered the 'big breakfast' set, which is the chipolatas and bacon, served with scrambled eggs, tomato, toast and hash brown. Yeah, it was a pretty big plate. The scrambled eggs were light and fluffy in a slightly under-cooked way, which I prefer actually. It went really well with the self-buttered toast, and the rest were pretty decent as far as it goes. Overall, a really filling meal for one. It would have been better if there were more greens to balance the set.

My friend ordered the eggs benedict with baby spinach. She really liked the touch of greens, which added colour and texture to the dish, and kind of balanced the meal a little. The eggs benedict were alot better than some other places that we tried.

The atmosphere of this place is really laid-back, I literally saw a woman kick off her shoes to settle into the sofa seats. It's a great place to chill and hang-out, whether with friends or alone with a good book. The food I had so far were above expectations and I will definitely be back to try other mains!

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Wei Ling
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(Updated: September 24, 2013)
Cosy and comfortable, with decent food
Overall Score 
 
3.5

I really am quite a sucker for the usual brunch suspects like eggs benny and brioches. However, while I was deciding what I should order for brunch that day, I decided against those usuals because they honestly didn't look that appetizing....judging from the plates that were churned out from the kitchen window I was seated right next to.

Me and my friend got a muesli with greek yogurt, fresh fruits and milk that cost us about $12 after GST. It was good, but not great, and although I was patting myself on the back for the considerably healthy meal, in my head I was just bothered by how I could've recreated that myself for less than 5 bucks. It is afterall, just muesli and yogurt. It's not even a yogurt parfait.

Another of my friend got a shibuya toast with berries, which came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream decked on a thick, well-toasted french toast. It looked really good! Their cake selections looked very good as well, so if I ever do return that I'd say to go straight for just their sweets/desserts. Their pastas appeared popular as well, and you might wanna try their breakfast items only if you don't mind meh-looking benedicts.

That said, huge plus plus plus to their snug and cosy ambience, what with the numerous sofas around for you to sink into with a great book. There're also books and magazines placed around for you to browse through on a leisure afternoon. It's not called the book cafe for nothing....hahaha. I would visit this place again, definitely!

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