Old Hen Coffee Bar at Rangoon Road, the pioneer of the Cold Brew Coffee wave in Singapore, has opened their second nest along Owen Road, a 5 minutes walk from their first outlet.
Ideally, isn’t it better to open at a different location to attract a different crowd?
The new space is (much) bigger, equipped with a kitchen, a total of 30 seats: 20 seats at the dining area and 10 at the bar table.
Fear not Cold Brew fans, the new outlet has the same selection of Cold Brews in their signature beer bottles (no need to specially dabao from the first outlet).
Black ($6), White ($6.50), Cold Dark Cocoa ($6.50) and Cold Matcha Milk ($7).
Their mains include Roasted Tomato & Pancetta Soup ($8.50), Portobello Aglio Olio ($16.50), Salmon & Soba ($19) and Fish & Chips ($19).
While the dining menu has only 4 main dishes at the initial soft launch phase, I believe that they have the potential to go far as they already had a loyal crowd at Farrer Park.
Wow, this (Old) Hen lays really round and perfect egg to go with the pasta with anchovy, white wine, toasted almonds, chilli flakes in the Portobello Aglio Olio ($16.50).
While I enjoyed the overall slightly spicy kick, the pasta was a tad overcooked (with little firmness) and bland though.
Side dishes such as Truffle Fries ($9) and Chilli Crab Fries ($12) were available, and the latter stood out more.
Topped with distinct chunks of crab meat with tze-char style chilli crab zhup (sauce), we could feel the spicy kick in each mouthful. Shiok!
The highlight was probably the Cold Matcha Milk ($7), with a price tag slightly higher than other bottled beverages.
I loved the milky, smooth matcha milk with a lingering green tea bitterness that wasn’t overwhelming.
Surprisingly, it tasted exactly like my favourite Haagen Dazs Matcha Ice Cream, melted (in a good way).
Café hoppers and food instagrammers should enjoy the new space at Old Hen Kitchen which can accommodate more people in air-conditioned comfort.
Looking forward to more food creations being hatched.
Old Hen Kitchen
127 Owen Road, Singapore 218931
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon, Wed-Fri), 10am – 6.30pm (Sat-Sun), Closed Tue
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].