The Orchard Road area has welcomed several new F&Bs lately.
Cafe wise, there are Korean brunch cafe You Are My Sunshine at Ngee Ann City, Matchaya at Takashimaya, Mr. Holmes Bakehouse Singapore at Pacific Plaza, Eggslut at Scotts Square, to Bynd Artisan + Sunday Folks at ION Orchard.
Opened by the same team behind Greyhound Cafe Singapore, Black Society, Masa by Black Society, BreadStory and Central 中環, café Q Classified is the latest brainchild at Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City.
They have another outlet at VivoCity with a purple theme.
Their striking pink floral fantasy theme can be easily spotted, with a borderless design without the use of walls and glass doors.
This creates an open-concept space that looks visually bigger.
With hanging plants and colourful plants around the peripheral of the space, this makes a perfect backdrop for taking that #OOTD shots.
The cushioned couches are pretty comfy in shades of baby pink, and there are two private rooms conducive for small business meetings or gatherings.
Pretty space, but have to sad some orders ordered looked a little sad-looking, like the above French Toast. Anyway…
Their menu is quite comprehensive, with a variety of Mains ($18 – $28), Sandwich ($14 – $28), Sides ($9 – $18), Salad ($12 – $26), Dutch Baby Pancakes ($9 – $15), Freakshakes ($14), Coffee ($7), Tea ($8) and Smoothies ($12).
There are Asian influences in the dishes served such as Bulgogi Beef Wagyuwich ($26), Tamagotchi Egg Uni Sandwich ($26), Seafood Laksa Toast ($16), Trio Xin Tian Di Chinese Bunwich ($16).
The Trio Xin Tian Di Chinese Bunwich ($16) came in the form of shredded duck meat with hoisin sauce, sweet and sour battered fish and braised pork belly (kong bak bao).
With their experiences at Black Society and Masa by Black Society, the flavours were considered pretty well-executed and balanced.
My favourite was the sweet and sour battered fish with a tinge of sweetness in the batter on the surface, matched with moist and tender fish meat.
I didn’t expect to see Dutch Baby Pancakes on the menu, with both sweet and savory options.
On one hand, there are the hearty mains and we have the Instagram-worthy Dutch Baby Pancakes and Freakshakes for desserts.
Diners can choose Dutch Baby Pancakes with Spinach & Egg ($15), Red Ruby with Coconut Ice Cream ($15), Fresh Banana Chocolate Granola with Chocolate Ice Cream ($14).
Prepared a la minute upon request in a hot skillet, the Red Ruby with Coconut Ice Cream ($15) has a thin and crispy edge with an eggy flavour.
Topped with baby coconut flesh that is soft and sweet, the red ruby added a crunch in contrast to the moist pancakes.
Specialty coffee can also be found on the menu and you can also spot the internet viral Korean Dalgona Coffee ($8.80).
Instead of the sleek and black interior you find at Black Society, Q Classified is the more Instagram-worthy version that will probably attract the younger crowd.
café Q Classified
Takashimaya S.C., Ngee Ann City, 391 Orchard Road #03-15, Singapore 238872
Opening Hours: 9:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
café Q classified – Vivocity
VivoCity #B1-02, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.