Sharing the same compound with OVAS Home Gallery at Kaki Bukit, one may simply walk pass without noticing the presence of a café located within this furniture showroom.
Upon entering the gallery café, I was wowed by the array of art pieces and wooden artifacts on display.
On a side note, everything (including the table to dine on) is available for sale.
For art lovers, do make sure you get up to the second level which is an art gallery which houses various works of promising artists around Asia. This is in collaboration with Art WeMe which specialises in Asian contemporary art.
While I do not think I am the best art appreciator, I still took the opportunity to take a walk upstairs to educate myself while waiting for food to be served.
Art OVAS, the café arm of OVAS Home Gallery serves only light bites such as Wraps ($7), Pies (6) Salad ($7 – $9), Coffee and Desserts such as Cakes ($7), Muffins ($5) and Brownies ($5).
Their all-day set menu is considered value for its money, as $18 can get you a main, soup and coffee.
While my expectations weren’t high for the food is probably prepped elsewhere due to the absence of kitchen, the Beef Lasagna ($9) turned out to be not bad, and was decent for its price.
It contained generous amount of minced beef fillings topped with a layer of cheese and tangy tomato puree.
The Soup of the Day ($5) was a passable bowl of Clam Chowder, thick and creamy with occasional spoons of mini clams. (However, there was an uncanny resemblance to my usual clam chowder fix at Long John Silvers. Opps.)
The Chocolate Lava Cake was also a safe choice, with overflowing molten chocolate when cut opened.
Even though the food menu at Art OVAS didn’t really stand out, I enjoyed the overall ambience of dining in a showroom surrounded with specially crafted decoration pieces
A suitable location for doing some quiet work while sipping a cup of coffee.
While the concept of café within gallery is not entirely new, it is still a good strategy to attract some foot traffic to the Kaki Bukit industrial area.
Who knows, you may just also purchase a three thousand dollar worth of Acacia Wood table for the New Year.
Art OVAS (within OVAS Home Gallery)
1 Kaki Bukit Road 1 #01-11, Enterprise One, Singapore 415934
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 7:30pm (Mon – Sat), 10:30am – 7:00pm (Sun)
* Written by Lewis Tan @juicyfingers, a self-proclaimed coffee addict. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.