Saturday House is 1.4km away from Sunday Market. Confusion, not. The bistro, beer garden and café is so called because Saturday is commonly known as the last day of the week, THE day to rest and relax. THE day to cafe hop.
Saturday House wants to come across as the place that everyone will think of when they need winding down. (We wait for the day a café is called Monday Office. Saturday Folks anyone?)
Situated in one of the shophouses along Upper Paya Lebar road, Saturday House is owned by Adrian Koh who also runs Bistro@Changi, serving brunch menu from 12 – 3pm and charcoal- grilled mains from 6 – 10pm daily.
The Bolognaise Toast ($12.90), came with beef bolognaise and 2 sunny side ups that looked like gigantic eyes. Instagram it!
Instead of pairing the bolognaise sauce with pasta, they added a twist to the norm and used a toasted bread. Serving for the bolognaise sauce was pretty generous and tasted flavourful.
The brunch menu came with a complimentary tea or coffee and we decided to top up $2 for a cup of latte (U.P. $4.90). Served in a huge glass cup instead of the usual traditional coffee cup, the latte was just too… milky.
Fri(es)day on a Saturday? Small bacon bits were added to this Cheddar Cream Cheese Fries ($6) for an added crunch to satisfy your craving for fries.
We ordered a set of 6 Marmite Mid Joint Wings ($8) and the meat was tender and succulent with detectable marmite that was a rich source of Vitamin B complex.
Their dessert menu was pretty limited and we ended up choosing the Molten Lava Cake ($6) with a scoop of ice cream ($1.50).
Oh no. The chocolate was a tad too sweet and the cake was slightly undercooked. Ice crystals were detected in their vanilla ice cream, like the cheapest brand of ice cream you could get in the minimart.
We liked the décor. The walls of Saturday House was painted in 2 colours – black and white, with matching furnitures apart from the long wooden tables used for large group gathering. Even the squarish floor tiles resembled that of a house to provide a homely feel to its diners.
But given the current blooming trend of the café industry, Saturday House would need to put in more effort to distinguish themselves from the rest.
Since it is located along the same road as Sunday Market, it is interesting to find “2 days of the week” in close proximity. Who knows someday, the entire stretch will be filled up with cafes and restaurants naming from Monday to Sunday. Just kidding, won’t happen.
339 Upper Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 534953 (10 – 15 min walk from Bartley MRT)
Tel: +65 6280 0338
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs), 12pm – 12mn (Fri-Sat), 11.30am – 11pm (Sun) Closed Tues
* By Daniel’s Food Diary Café Correspondent Nicholas Tan