[Updated June 2018] Park Bench Deli’s new coffee brand, Working Class Coffee will be popping up as a coffee tasting bar to showcase their signature blends, replacing 1KS by Park Bench Deli at The Working Capitol.

(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan @stormscape)

[Original Entry] Changes keep taking place along Keong Siak Road that it can be hard to keep up. The Daily Roundup at The Working Capitol has said its farewell, and in comes 1KS by Park Bench Deli.

Park Bench Deli which set up its first shop at Telok Ayer, has gained a reputation of serving decadent subs.

Think melt-in-mouth kong bak aka braised pork belly within Banh Mi, and southern fried chicken marinated in buttermilk in a sandwich.

I do have a friend who worked in CBD area who declined my jio-ing, and frankly commented he would rather have a cheaper Subway. So delicious subs, slightly pricey.

Over at 1KS, the décor and vibes remain more or less than said as its predecessor. This is where many (I would assume many from the creative industry) meet up for short meetings and chats.

Food wise, you can expect hearty sandwiches such as Short Rib Swiss ($20), Curried Chicken Salad ($15), Turkey Panini ($16), Carnitas Torta ($17), Cheese Steak ($17), and Broccoli Melt ($15).

I was recommended the Broccoli Melt ($15), though a meat-less sandwich would not be my immediate first choice.

”If you like cheesy stuff, you will like this.” The server at the cashier said rather confidently.

I had it, and didn’t regret at all. The ciabatta bread was agreeably-toasted with light crunch on the outside, and still suitably soft.

The mixture of vegetables from roasted broccoli, sautéed oyster mushrooms, red peppers and caramelised onions gave it a good blend of textures, and I was pleasantly happy that was not too much cheese within that would have over-powered everything else. Just nice.

There are also some lighter and healthier options during breakfast till 11:00am, ranging from Acai Bowl ($10), Granola Bowl ($9), Chia Seed Pudding ($8), and Frittata ($4) with fillings of Roast Chicken, Bacao & Cheese, and Seasonal Vegetable.

So I tried several Acai Bowls in Singapore , and thought this version could have been far too watery for my liking. Maybe it was just that day.

Some may not know that sandwich makers Park Bench Deli also offers quite decent Cold Brew – the White ($8) and Black ($7) under the Working Coffee Class label. Smooth and rather strong, should be suitable for CBD peeps.

Working Class Coffee
1 Keong Saik Road, #01-02 The Working Capitol Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun

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