My cycling enthusiast friends are always on a search of spacious bicycle-friendly cafés to hang out.
Check out Musette which is opened by a cycling lover himself, a bicycle-friendly café located at Redhill Leng Kee Road at Thye Hong Centre.
(Also read: 10 Bicycle-Themed & Bicycle-Friendly Cafes )
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In case you are lost, this is where the former Thye Hong Biscuit confectionery factory used to be, of 5 to 10 minutes’ walking distance from Redhill MRT station.
(The entrance can be slightly hard to find; if you are driving or riding, it is at the back of the building. The cafe is next to Yi Qin Private Dining.)
The name “Musette” refers to a small, lightweight cotton shoulder bag, containing food and drink given to riders in a feed zone during a cycle race.
This is a casual cafe that serves up Western brunch classic with Asian flair, and aims to be a favourite meeting place whether customers or on or off the bike.
While you may have a mental image of “bicycle-friendly cafes”, I think Musette does not go too OTT with the décor, mainly decorated with some higher-end bicycles.
There is also ample parking space outdoors.
Good to know that the team is also behind Michelin-starred 28Wilkie and Twenty Eight Cafe.
Next to Musette is Full Circle – in which Chef Jay Teo used to be the former Head Chef of Cheek Bistro.
The all-day breakfast looked pretty enticing, with Breakfast Sando ($19), Ebi Katsu Sando ($20), Avocado Toast ($22), Big Breakfast ($25), Smoked Salmon Souffle ($24) and Pandan Souffle ($22).
Well, well… sandos are definitely IN.
I loved the Breakfast Sando ($19) with light crispy brioche, creamy scrambled eggs and smoked bacon. There was some spicy kick when I took a bite, coming from the Chipotle sauce.
Not the highly instagrammable sort, but the Japanese-style Sando served its purpose of being satisfying.
The Otah Toast ($19) included sous vide egg with coriander lime hollandaise, Japanese cucumber on sourdough.
The entire combination worked pretty well both in terms of textures and flavours, though a thicker slab of otah would have provided a better mouthfeel. (Adding on extra otah would have been $8 more, and any customer would probably hesitate.)
The bigger surprise came from the mains (served 11am onwards), with offerings of Beef Burger ($26), Chicken Burger ($22), Seafood Arrabbiata ($26), and Mushroom Orzo Pasta ($22).
These are items such as Chicken Pesto Pasta ($20) curated by a nutritionist with low calories and healthy proteins options like nuts and chicken breast.
The Mushroom Orzo Pasta ($22) – also known as risoni and shaped like large grains of rice, was tasty after it absorbed some of that buttery-cream sauce and had tender, firm and chewy bite.
While croissants are sourced, the cakes are baked inhouse with their own branding of “Kōbō by Melissa”.
The Pandan Kaya French Butter Roll Cake ($8) was delightful with house-made kaya being fragrant and not too sweet, within soft fluffy Japanese-style sponge cake.
A slight feedback: some customers may find it perplexed by as they only serve $2 bottled still or sparkling water. The reason given is they are “committed to reducing environmental footprint”.
While I don’t cycle myself, I can imagine cyclists would be appreciative of the option of cool, tap water.
A place where you can end a long ride, catch up with friends and meet others that share your passion.
Even if you are not a cyclist, Musette is quite a spacious and airy space with decent food choices to refuel or stop by.
2 Leng Kee Rd, #01-05 Thye Hong Centre, Singapore 159086
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm (Tues – Sat), 2:30pm – 5pm (Sun), Closed Mon
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Hi hi, spotted this ‘This is a causal cafe’