No more magic tricks. Previously known as C Cafe at Joo Chiat, you would find a new space rebranded with an all-new interior, menu and name – Nimbus.

For those who are not too familiar with the #EastCoastPlan, Nimbus is on 477 Joo Chiat, with cafes such as Sinpopo Brand, PRAIRIE by Craftsmen, Jungle Groove of short walking distance from one another.

Nimbus has transformed from a white-washed and minimalist space to a more industrial and rustic theme with primarily dark green colours, textured walls, circular wall lamps

There are even booth seats for a more cosy setting.

(Noted that some revamped cafes have also adopted a similar style, including Homeground Coffee Roasters at Teo Hong Road.)

With the current rebrand, Nimbus now no longer offers magic cards tricks or a menu designed to look like a deck of cards.

Instead, each table is now equipped with a lamp in the shape of a floating cloud, as what their name “nimbus” implies: a luminous vapour or cloud.

2 different sets of menus are available: with a more streamlined Breakfast menu from 8am to 3pm, and a more comprehensive Lunch menu starting from 11am.

Similar to what C Cafe has been offering, there are Breakfast of Champions ($25), vegetarian-friendly Avocado on Toast ($19) and Chicken/ Salmon/ Pork/ Smoked Duck Artisanal Toasties ($20).

2 new items are introduced on the Breakfast menu: Truffle Beef Bowl ($22) and Ahi Tuna Bowl ($22).

The Avocado on Toast ($19) was considered well-made, and came with pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds for the extra crunch and feta cheese for additional flavours.

The highlight was the smooth and savoury hummus, which was made using cooked and mashed chickpeas, blended with garlic and lemon juice for dipping with the crunchy sourdough toast.

The Lunch menu that starts from 11am offers more hearty offerings such as Golden Waffle ($24), Superfood Salad ($19), Pasta ($28), Wagyu Beef Burger ($26), Lobster Roll ($32), Duck Confit ($28) and Tuna Steak ($28).

The Lobster Roll ($32) comes with Maine lobster stuffed in between England-style brioche bun served with fries and salad on the side.

Instead of splitting along the side, the England-style brioche buns are split in half at the top, with a soft and fluffy texture.

This reminded me Burger and Lobster, both served with shoestring fries and vinaigrette salad.

Maine lobsters from cold Atlantic waters accounts for the sweeter lobster meat, complemented by the simple and fluffy brioche buns.

Their sides menu has the same selection: Chicken Wings ($12), Spam Slam ($12), Truffle Shuffle ($12) and Tater tots ($7),

Whereas for desserts-wise, Greek Yoghurt ($8.50), Tropical Açaí Bowl ($15), Classic Churros ($15) and Hot Charcoal Waffle ($15).

The same 2-beans-blend (Brazil and Ethiopian) roasted by Compound Coffee is used for their espresso-based drinks.

The coffee menu ranges from the usual Espresso starting from $4, to interesting options such as Honey Latte ($6.50) and Cinnamon Latte ($6.50).

I must say that the latte art is really well crafted, in cute little shapes that is not as common elsewhere.

With plans to offer dinner service in the near future, Nimbus is a great option for cafehoppers or Easties as they are opened pretty early at 8am daily.

Nimbus
477 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427683
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon – Sun)

Other Related Entries
Sinpopo Brand (Katong)
PRAIRIE by Craftsmen (Joo Chiat)
Jungle Groove (Joo Chiat)
Sevens Cafe (Joo Chiat)
The Brewing Ground (Joo Chiat)

* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.

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