There are many hidden cafes in Singapore, but this… a glasshouse cafe surrounded by with greenery at Changi Airport.

Wait, Changi Airport?

I did a double-take when I saw the stated address, which directed me to Terminal 2 (T2).

Since we are not travelling anytime soon, and T2 is closed for expansion and renovation for the next 18 months till end of 2021, I wondered where exactly this cafe was.

It turned out that Hub & Spoke is the newest project by Changi Airport Group that will take off in end September or early October this year.

And it is located right next to T2 and not within the main building. (To get to this place, check out the directions at the end of the article.)

Linking the East Coast Park connector and Changi Airport, Hub and Spoke is a pit stop for cyclists to park their bicycles and rejuvenate.

The entire glasshouse setting is a 30 seaters space (24 indoors, 6 outdoors) decked in black and white colonial style with ample natural sunlight pouring in during daytime.

Opened at 7.30am from Mondays to Saturdays, Hub and Spoke Cafe offers a menu ranging from local Breakfast Toast ($3.20 – $4.50) and Kopi/ Teh ($1.30 – $2.10) to cafe-style Brunch ($6.80 – $15.90), Pasta ($11.90 – $12.90) and Sandwich ($7.80 – $14.80).

What caught my attention is the trendy Bubble Tea ($3.40), Macchiato ($4.20) and Avocado Shakes ($4.80) on the menu that are not available at my time of visit.

The Brunch menu features dishes such as Scrambled Egg on Toast ($6.90), Egg Benedict ($7.90), Salmon Benedict ($9.90) and Big Breakfast ($15.90), and are very reasonably priced compared to many cafes out there.

I decided to go with the Salmon Benedict ($9.90) that comes with two poached eggs drizzled with Hollandaise sauce set on top of Toasted English Muffin, smoked salmon, salad and sprinkled with smoked paprika.

I must say that even though Egg Benedict was a trend few years back and pretty uncommon these days, the Salmon Benedict ($9.90) here was pretty-decent, considering the price point. (Plus, prices of brunch items just seem to keep going up elsewhere.)

For the sandwiches, flavours range from Avocado Toast ($14.80), Grilled Cheese ($7.80), Chick & Ave ($8.90), Atlantic Pollack ($11.90) to Steak Sando ($11.90), each served with a soup of the day.

The Chick & Ave ($8.90) came with Grilled chicken, roasted tomatoes drizzled with Hollandaise sauce on toasted sourdough bread.

I enjoyed the citrusy zest in the Hollandaise sauce, complemented with the toasted sourdough bread with a smokey flavour.

The Soup of the Day was a bowl of comforting tomato soup that came with chunks of tangy tomatoes drizzled with some olive oil.

If you are searching for some artisan coffee with latte art here, I guess you will be disappointed.

The kopi and teh ($1.30 – $2.10) served here are brewed the traditional method, strong, robust and an energy booster for the cyclists here.

I enjoyed the ambience, space and the natural sunlight here, especially when the food here is reasonably priced, tasty and not too fancy.

The only problem now is probably the location, which is not that accessible via public transport.

By Car/ Grab/ Taxi: Drop off at South Carpark located beside the multi-storey carpark 2A and head opposite to the red cyclist track.

By MRT: Head towards the Departure Hall of T2 and towards the other end of the Departure Hall. Enter the lift to get to Level 1 and cut through the Multi-storey carpark all the way to the end.

There will be a sky train track above you and keep a lookout for the red cyclist track which will lead you to Hub and Spoke.

Hub And Spoke Cafe
60 Airport Boulevard #01-T2S-02 Kampong Changi, Singapore 819643
Opening Hours: 7.30am – 8pm (Mon – Thurs), 7:30am – 9:30pm (Fri – Sun)

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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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