For friends looking for a new café along Tanjong Katong Road, Bella People & Coffee (which has taken over Little Ice Cream Kafe) offers quite a number of substantial mains for food with conversations during the day.

Not to be confused with Bearded Bella.

Other than the buzz over at Joo Chiat, there seems to be more cafes at Tanjong Katong too, from the Supernova Cafe, the Melbourne-inspired Little Rogue Coffee, 6 Letter Coffee, and Hamamas Coffee and Bar by Carryon (Carry On Café).

There is a small patio seating area at Bella, while the interior is primary white and is slightly Balinese-inspired. Pretty comfortable and cosy.

Their menu is comprised primarily of brunch items and Western dishes – some with an Asian spin.

It is divided into all-day breakfast, lunch such as mains, burgers and pasta (served from 10am till 5:30pm), sandwiches, salads, sides and desserts.

Some of the items that caught my eye were the Pulled Pork Burger ($20), Wagyu Beef Burger ($28), Truffle Cream Mushroom Fettuccine ($18), Spinach Truffle Risotto ($22), Asian Salmon Roulette ($28), and Bella Truffle Cheese Toastie ($18).

Coming after a gym session (spotted my GRIT instructor and other gym-goers here as well), I was highly recommended to try the Bella Roasted Chicken Leg ($25) which would be good for protein lovers.

You get whole chicken leg marinated in their house-made sauce and roasted to order (do allocate at least 20-25 minutes’ wait for this), accompanied with sauteed broccoli and carrot, deep-fried kale, and smashed potato below the leg.

What surprised me was how succulent and well-marinated the chicken was, it felt healthy yet flavourful at the same time.

The wholesome-tasting dish was good enough to have on its own without additional sauces, but nothing is stopping you from dipping the broccoli (and meats) into some of the nutty chestnut cream sauce.

Another must-order was the Spicy Soft Shell Crab Pasta ($21). While there is a ‘spicy’ on the name, it was be manageable for those who are used to having the Singapore Chilli Crab – as this was more to the sweet side.

There was a beautiful seafood sweetness in the sauce, said to be prepared using lobsters and seafood for a number of hours that would result in that bisque-like consistency matched with robust flavours.

The fettucine was topped with a crispy deep-fried soft shell crab, kanimi crab meat (a pity not real chunks but that would be a different pricing all together) and affilla cress (would put this as one of the top Chilli Crab Pastas in Singapore in the next update).

For a sweet treat, go for the Homemade Burnt Cheesecake ($12), Affogato ($10), or Ice Cream Waffle ($13).

Or a drink like a Mixed Berries ($11), Strawberries & Banana ($11) or Tropical Smoothie ($11).

For those who missed LICK’s Kaya Toast Ice cream, you can have a taste of it here with crumbly cookie bits paired with the waffles.

Their waffles was more to the soft and chewy type, rather than the crisp and buttery that seem to be more in-the-market now.

If you need a cup of coffee, they do have specialty coffee from the Yama cold drip tower with beans from Utopia – smooth and refreshing. Quite a promising space, and I even think cafe lovers in the East would probably make a trip down here soon.

Bella People and Coffee
258 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437046
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed Tues

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