Café in the day, bar at night, Stay Gold Flamingo is the latest addition to the CBD district in Singapore at Tanjong Pagar.
Stay Gold Flamingo located opposite these two cafes is a combination of 2 concepts under the same roof. It is founded by Jerrold Khoo and Bai Jiawei who are formerly from Jigger & Pony and Employees Only.
Flamingo is the name of the cafe concept, which has a fun and vibrant image.
In contrast, the bar is named Stay Gold – inspired by a 1980s film The Outsiders’ OST “Stay Gold” by Stevie Wong.
Flamingo has a casual setting equipped with a long banquette bench, opened from 10am to 5pm daily (except Sundays till 4pm), and can sit 20 pax at its maximum capacity (some indoor, some outdoor).
The mini bar section is designed with red bricks, giving off a warm and cosy vibe.
The main bar area which is at the rear end of Flamingo is named Stay Gold, and starts operating after 5pm, accommodating another 90 pax.
Currently, the cafe-concept Flamingo is serving a streamlined menu with Granola ($10), Sandwich ($12- $14), Pastries ($5 – $8) and Artisanal Coffee ($4 – $6).
The selection of pastries are outsourced and include Butter Croissant ($5), Escargot Raisin ($7), Gourmandaise ($7), Tartlet Citron ($8) and Raspberry Macaroon ($8).
There were two choices of sandwiches – Shiso Chicken ($12), and Ham Sandwich ($14) with turkey ham, pimento cheese and mixed greens.
I was half-expecting slices of roasted chicken within the sandwich, but this came in a mayonnaise base reminding me of the usual tuna-mayo sandwich.
Included with pineapples and shiso leaves within, there was a fruity-tangy Hawaiian pizza-like feel in the middle and with refreshing notes in between. What I enjoyed best was the light crustiness of the Focaccia bread.
Another favourite was the Raspberry Macaron ($8), an upsized version of a macaron about the size of a latte cup.
A generous layer of citrusy and refreshing raspberry jam was sandwiched in between two layers of crumbly macaron shells which had the right balance of flavours and textures.
The Tartlet Citron ($8) is a safe option with a citrusy and sour punch encased within a cookie tart shell.
This will be a tough competition against LUNA diagonally opposite as they serve a wider selection of interesting tart options.
Using a 2-beans blend (Brazil, Ethiopia) from Cumulo Coffee, diners can look forward to Black ($4), White ($5) and Mocha ($6), with iced drinks at an additional $1.
My cup of Flat White ($5) was unfortunately burnt, leaving an astringent taste.
Their strength probably still lies in their alcoholic drinks, with a small selection at Flamingo and a wider range over at Stay Gold after 5pm.
Stay Gold Flamingo
69 Amoy Street, Singapore 069888
Opening Hours: 10am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sat), 10am – 4pm (Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.