Opened by Gu Zao Ren Seafood Taiwan Porridge along Changi Road, this is a new cafe concept by Seng (thus the name) right next to the former along the stretch of shophouses. It is of short walking distance from Kembangan MRT Station.
The café is currently managed by Seng’s daughter.
Stepping inside, you will be greeted by the huge coffee bar and beer taps counter which takes up almost half the space, beautifully decorated with green tiles
With a total of 40 seats (8 alfresco and 32 indoors), the interior is described as modern-chic with an industrial look and a botanical touch.
There are 2 different menus offered, with All-Day Breakfast available from 10am to 5pm and Mains from 11:30am to 10pm.
The breakfast items included Small Breakfast ($8), Breakfast Feast ($20), Crab Meat Egg Benedict ($18), Smoked Salmon Egg Benedict ($18), and Croissant (Original $4, Salted Egg $7).
I had the Crab Meat Egg Benedict ($18) that was served with English muffin, shredded crab meat and poached egg drizzled with Hollandaise sauce.
The English muffin buns were lightly toasted to give it a crunch with a chewy texture that complemented well with the soft shredded crab meat and creamy poached eggs.
There was a generous amount of crab meat, served warm and lightly seasoned with a salt and pepper to bring out the natural sweetness and freshness.
The poached egg was also well-executed with light Hollandaise sauce that did not overpower the taste of the crab meat.
A more comprehensive Mains menu (starts from 11.30am to 10pm) included interesting items such as Salted Egg Chicken Burger ($16), Fried Cod Fish Burger ($23), Truffle Mushroom Risotto ($16), Pork Belly Risotto ($20), Mentaiko Max & Cheese ($18), Prawn Aglio Olio ($22), Vongole Pasta ($18), Ribeye Steak ($28), Grilled Sea Bass ($22) and Quinoa Tomato Salad ($16).
Side dishes include Japanese Sweet Potato Chips ($10), Truffle Fries ($13), Mentaiko Fries ($13), Roasted Curry Cauliflower ($12), Ginger Sake Clam ($13), Garlic Prawn ($15) and Tortilla Chips with Nacho Cheese ($12).
More than just ice cream and waffles, their desserts menu offers Cempedak Creme Brûlée ($8), Chocolate Lava Cake ($12), Yuzu Sorbet ($8), Berry Waffle ($16) and Triple Chocolate Waffle ($14).
The Chocolate Lava Cake ($12) came beautifully plated with sliced strawberries and blueberries, chocolate soil and a scoop of vanilla ice cream served by the side.
The cake was soft, chewy and moist with a flowy chocolate lava, sprinkled with golden dust on the surface.
The texture was on point without being too dry and cakey, and I enjoyed that the chocolate lava was not too thick and rich.
A 2-beans-blend (Brazil, Cambodia) roasted in Malaysia is used for their espresso-based drinks such as Espresso ($3.50), Macchiato ($4), Piccolo ($4.50), White ($5), Black ($5), Mocha ($6) and Affogato ($7), with options for an additional Espresso shot (+$1) and Soy Milk (+$1).
My cup of Flat White ($5) is medium bodied, smooth and bright with fruity notes, slightly on the acidic side.
Non-espresso drinks include Chocolate ($6), Mint Chocolate ($6.50), Matcha Latte ($6.50), Hojicha Latte ($6.50), Tea ($8 – $9) and Fresh Juice Soda ($8).
Seng Coffee Bar will be a popular spot for hearty, tasty and interesting brunch food, especially with their group of cheery service crew attentive to details.
Seng Coffee Bar
389 Changi Road, Singapore 419838
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.