Another health-food focused café has opened in the CBD. The Harvestry serves up mixed grain bowls and artisanal coffee at International Plaza (closer to the side of the taxi drop-off).

My friend described Harvestry as a cross between The Daily Cut and Grain Traders before I even visited. The reality didn’t depart far from my mental image.

The good thing is, the café starts opening from 8am during weekdays.

Busy CBD workers can grab some coffee and all day breakfast items of Scrambled Eggs & Toast ($6.00), Sous Vide Chicken Sandwich ($8.50), Pulled Pork Sandwich ($8.50) and Smoked Salmon Croissant ($9.00) before work.

There are 7 signature grain bowls served – The Full Works ($18) created for wagyu beef lover; Soba So Good ($9) which is vegan-friendly; Team Protein ($14) with sous vide chicken breast; Clean and Lean ($14) with baked salmon fillet; Skinny Down ($12) of sous vide chicken with bail yoghurt dressing; Pow-Wow ($14) – braised pork collar with charred baby corn; and Healthy Chicken Stew ($10).

I wondered why 4 out of the 7 bowls included lemon dressings though – could there be something else more suitable? Or it was a calorie-count thing?

Customer can also create their own bowl from an assortment of wagyu beef, soba noodle, sous vide chicken, baked salmon fillet, slow braised pork collar, salads on mix grain (barley and quinoa) or mixed brown rice.

I went after a gym workout, and felt needing some protein. The Full Works wasn’t available yet, and was recommended the Clean and Lean ($14).

It was a straight-forward bowl of baked salmon fillet with steamed broccoli, wok-fried mushrooms, baked tomatoes romaine lettuce.

However, the portion wasn’t fantastic, especially the thin wedge of salmon which also looked like it went on diet.

Proportion also could be better managed, as the tangy lemon dressing possibly overrode everything else.

The Healthy Chicken Stew ($10) seemed more value for its money.

My friend commented it was “too healthy” and lacked the heartiness of stew and flavours of chicken. I was in a need-to-eat-healthier mood and thought it was a satisfactory nutritious dish.

The Harvestry uses a house blend of beans from Colombia, Guatamala, Indonesia and Brazil,, which features low acidity medium bodied, high bittersweet and nutty aftertaste.

Gourmet coffee is available from $4; speciality drinks include Red Velvet Hot Chocolate ($5.80), Iced Shaken Tea ($5.80) and Iced blended drinks.

From my observation, a good portion of CBD workers are generally more price-sensitive, and I think working on portions and servings can make Harvestry a better draw.

International Plaza; 10 Anson Road, #01-33, Singapore 079903 (Tanjong Pagar MRT Exit C)
Tel: +65 6224 1068
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 6pm (Sat – Sun)

Other Related Entries
The Daily Cut (Tanjong Pagar)
Grain Traders (Market Street)
Doco (Tanjong Pagar)
Wafuken (Downtown Gallery)
The Salad Corner (GSH Plaza)

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