Knots Cafe & Living first opened in 2016, operated by florist company Xpressflower who had combined flowers, furniture and food in a single place.
It was a showroom and a cafe under the same roof where diners can purchase everything and anything in the shop.
Their new outlet at Pasir Panjang has the same vibe within a warehouse premise, created using sustainable, hand-crafted pieces to provide a warm and comforting ambience for patrons to feel at home.
From the tall ceilings to being surrounded by living plants and pots in every corner, there is an enchanting and mesmerising charm to it.
Check out the stacked glasshouse frameworks indoors, exclusive to this outlet to create an immersive experience of dining with plants and florals, with a “roof” over our heads.
It was originally intended to be modeled after a chapel, also making the place suitable for wedding solemnisations and other mini events.
Their menu has expanded and became more comprehensive since my last visit in 2016 at their previous outlet.
There is a variety of selection from Breakfast ($16.90 – $24.90) to Mains ($18.90 – $31.90), Pasta ($17.90 – $23.90), Pizza ($18.90 – $28.90), Salad ($17.90 – $18.90), Bites ($10.50 – $13.50), Cakes ($8.10) and Waffles ($8.90 – $13.90).
The Breakfast Menu is available from 9am till 6pm daily, with options of their signature Knots Waffle Brekkie ($24.90), Smoked Salmon Benedict ($20.90), Prosciutto Ham Benedict ($20.90), Truffle Eggs & Bacon Croissant ($16.90) and Avocado Toast ($16.90).
The Knots Waffle Brekkie ($24.90) comes with a generous amount of toppings: Smoked Beef Sausage, Streaky Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Mushrooms and Baked Tomato on top of a thick buttermilk waffle.
The Buttermilk Waffles was crispy on the outside and chewy, with a sweet and aromatic vanilla fragrance that complemented with the savoury toppings.
The portion was considered big and recommended for sharing, with the highlight being the smooth and creamy scrambled eggs in contrast to the moist tomato pulp.
Didn’t quite enjoy the rocket leaves though, which had a strong bitter aftertaste.
Both the Mains and Pastas are available from 11 am onwards, with signature Rib Eye Steak ($31.90), Lamb Cutlet ($27.90) and Duck Ragu Rigatoni ($23.90).
For parents, kids meals such as Mini Fish & Chips ($13.50) and Mini Mushroom Tomato Pasta ($13.50) are options to consider.
Sweet treats are more limited on the menu, currently only serving Cakes ($8.10) and Waffles ($8.90 – $13.90).
Waffles are available in 2 different flavours: Buttermilk ($8.90) and Matcha ($9.90) with add-ons such as Mixed Fruits (+$4) and Ice Cream (Single $4.90, Double $8.90).
I had the Matcha Waffle with Mixed Fruits ($13.90) and a scoop of Chendol Ice Cream ($4.90) with whipped cream and matcha powder sprinkled on it.
The matcha waffle was crisp with a more chewy texture within.
Leaning towards the sweeter side, the matcha had only slight bitterness, yet pretty aromatic.
I enjoyed the scoop of Chendol Ice Cream with pandan cake embedded within for an additional texture in contrast to the firm strawberries, blueberries and bananas toppings and chewy matcha waffles.
Just a suggestion to finish the desserts quickly as the sweets tend to attract lots of ants due to the sheer number of plants indoors.
Their drinks menu is also extensive, ranging from Coffee ($4 – $7.50) to Fresh Juices ($6.50), Blended Drinks ($9.90), Artisanal Tea ($7.20) and Cold Brew Fruit Tea ($7.90).
Their Iced Matcha Latte with a scoop of vanilla ice cream ($10.50) leaned towards a sweeter side, and I wished that the matcha taste could be a tad stronger.
Being Instagram-worthy, cosy and homely, Knots Cafe And Living will probably be a popular brunch spot for cafe hoppers and those staying in the South-West or after a walk at nearby HortPark.
Knots Cafe And Living
Citilink Warehouse Complex, 102E Pasir Panjang Road, #01-08, Singapore 118529
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.