”OMG, OMG, OMG! Please let the food be good.” That was our first remark when we discovered the relatively under the radar new café for brunch and lunch.
Noshery is the sister café to Nosh, located at 9 Rochester Park, surrounded by lush greenery and charming peace.
”So instagrammble, so chio, so promising.” We wandered around the place like kids, upstairs and downstairs, admiring the space the made us feel like we were in Australia, despite the 35 degree hot weather and blazing sun.
However, deep down in our hearts we worry. Is this one of those places that has Instagram-worthy décor, but sub-par food? You know, one of the many, many that exist in Singapore.
We bore high hopes.
Nosh/Noshery, whoever is taking photos of your Instagram account has such good aesthetics and eye for angles.
The weekend brunch menu of Crab Benedict with coconut curry hollandaise ($20), Shakshouka ($19), and Devil’s Breakfast with spicy tomato ragu, sambal flakes and guacamole ($20) got us salivating.
As we were there for lunch, we asked for recommendations and were introduced the Nosh Burger ($22), Chicken Strips ($8), Spicy Cold Roe Pasta ($18), and Eton Mess ($8).
Our fears were not unfounded.
To its credit, the Nosh Burger ($22) would be considered above average with its pillow soft bun and ground beef patty with sambal béarnaise.
Could be more flavoursome, more substantial, juicier.
The Spicy Cold Roe Pasta ($18) in contrast with what many similar bistros offer, paled in comparison in terms of its lack of flavours. Noodles turned out to be slightly clumpy as well.
I was less fussy than my other friends, and thought they were o.k.ay, though really nothing to scream about.
That was before I had the Eton Mess ($8), which needed some correction in proportions (needed more real, fresh strawberries) and less of the sweetness coming from the crushed meringue, Chantilly cream and strawberry coulis at the bottom.
So the dessert was through and through sweet.
We heard really good things about the weekend brunch though and considered about returning, but you know about Instagram – not everything there is real.
9 Rochester Park Singapore 139220
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10:30pm (Tues – Fri), 10:30am – 10:30pm (Fri – Sat)
Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Brunch: 10:30am – 2:30pm (Sat- Sun)