Supernova at Tanjong Katong Road looks set to be one of the anticipated café openings this quarter.
After all, it is conceptualised by the same group behind Atlas Coffeehouse at Bukit Timah, Lunar Coffee Brewers at Downtown Gallery, Columbus Coffee Co. at Upper Thomson, Apollo Coffee Bar at Serangoon Garden, and Neptune along East Coast Road.
All cafes with fair share of supporters.
And do you notice that all the names have relation to astronomical elements? (“Supernova” refers to a powerful and luminous stellar explosion.)
There are other cafés in the hood including Bella People & Coffee, the Melbourne-inspired Little Rogue Coffee, 6 Letter Coffee, and Hamamas Coffee and Bar by Carryon (Carry On Café) you can head for your coffee.
As for the space, it is stylish, contemporary and cosy, with lots of natural lights.
Pet-owners will be glad to know there is a pets-friendly area outside with quite a number of tables.
There are various menus available depending on the timing you arrive, with brunch from 8am onwards till 5pm, afternoon lunch from 11am onwards, and dinner menu from 5pm till 10pm.
Regulars to their other concepts will be glad to know there are several new food items to be found here.
Brunch favourites include Fried Chicken French Toast ($24.50), Passionfruit French Toast ($20.90), Chorizo Eggs and Avo ($20.90), Baked Eggs ($24.50), Steak Hash ($16.90) and Buttermilk Waffles ($12.50 for plain, $14.50 for salted caramel).
The Steak Hash ($26.90) was recommended, and it was worth the order. (However, the food did take a while to arrive even though the café wasn’t very crowded when I visited – so do be patient.)
This is a hearty dish of pan-seared striploin beef (180g, can choose your doneness) together with crispy potatoes, kale, red onions, and a green sauce made with herb and mints.
Loaded with bites of tender, succulent steak cubes, there was this beautiful creaminess from the mix of the organic sunny eggs and green sauce, with added togarashi giving a notch of spicy kick.
Moving on to lunch, you can look forward to Shrimp Salad ($23.90), Vegan Grain Bowl ($21.90), Shoyu Butter & Garlic Rigatoni ($18), Mala Chicken Burger ($22.50), and Wagyu Cheeseburger ($22.90).
The Eggs in Meurette ($24) did not disappoint, a classic Burgundian dish of poached eggs in flavourful red wine sauce.
This may remind some of beef bourguignon, but this came with bacon and mushrooms on a bed of fried sourdough.
The only thing I thought was that the sauce was very rich and would get heaving-going after a while, and could do with something that could cut through that.
Looking at the successful crowd response to all their previous concepts, Supernova looks set to be the next bright spark in this area.
266 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437053
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Tues – Sat), 8am – 7pm (Sun)