Aether House located at Robinson Road SO Sofitel, is opened by the folks behind Aether Wines & Spirits – an online wine store that curates and distributes premium and exclusive wine brands in Singapore.
Named after the Greek mythology that personifies the pure “upper air” they breath on Mount Olympus, Aether aims to offer an ethereal and extraordinary experience in the world of wine provided by their own passionate team.
Their first physical brick and mortar store is now opened at the ground level SO Sofitel, featuring both a cafe restaurant and a retail space.
The interior is designed with a Parisian vibe, decked in olive green leathered seats and pastel pink arches with gold frames and linings to accentuate the class and refinement.
Lunch menu is available from 11.30am to 2pm which includes Sandwiches ($18 – $24) and Salad ($20 – $28), whereas Dinner menu from 6pm till 9.30pm includes a selection of Small Bites ($14 – $44).
Unfortunately, I was there during one of the late afternoons and all they have on the menu are their drinks and desserts, which are available from 11.30am to 9.30pm.
8 desserts can be found, namely L’eclair Au Chocolat ($8), Le Chocolat Et Le Cafe ($10), La Vanilla Du Vanuatu ($12), Le Citron ($12), L’Opera ($12), La Pomme Et Sorbet Calvados ($16), Le Soufflé De Singapore ($18) and Le Cafe Gourmand ($24).
I was attracted to the Le Soufflé De Singapore ($18), a Kaya and Pandan Souffle served alongside a small scoop of Gula Melaka ice cream.
Waiting time is about 15 minutes as each soufflé is freshly prepared ala minute.
The result was a soft and fluffy soufflé with a distinctive eggy taste which is similar to the once-trendy Castella Cake.
The texture was moist and airy with distinctive notes of pandan and kaya sauce at the bottom of the dish, which made this dish more unique.
Some may feel that the items are considered a tad pricey for the portion, but I guess we have to look at the location and ambience.
Using the Guerilla Coffee – No.2, a 3-beans-blend of Brazil, Yunnan and Congo for their espresso based drinks roasted by Guerrilla Coffee, the usual selections can be found.
Think Espresso ($5), Butter Caramel Espresso ($6), Long Black Coffee ($6), Latte ($6.50), Mocha ($7.50), Tasting Flight ($15).
My cup of Flat White ($6.50) comes with a single shot of espresso was medium-bodied and smooth with distinctive notes of nuts and spices, with lingering chocolatey taste.
Non-coffee drinkers can choose from Matcha Latte ($7.50) and interesting selection of Alcoholic Tea ($8) – Sauvignon/ Riesling/ Rose Mascato/ Cabernet/ Pinot Noir.
35 Robinson Road, #01-05, Singapore 068898
Opening Hours: 11am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sat), Closed Sun
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.