Compared to countries such as UK and Australia, I find Singapore to be severely lacking in breakfast and brunch places and for the few reputable brunch places such as Riders Café, Spruce, Café Epicurious and Jones the Grocer, they get so packed on weekends that it’s impossible to lay back for a couple of hours to read a book without getting distracted or be on the receiving end of the hungry stares of people queuing to get seats.
Situated along the Singapore River near Robertson Quay, Kith Café does not pose any such problems. It’s a quaint café which opens at 7am daily, where the atmosphere is tranquil and serene. Free wifi is provided and I imagine it would be an ideal place to just drop by after school to do your course readings and whatnot. If you are driving down, do park at Watermark and get Kith Cafe to stamp on the parking coupon to waive parking charges!
Serving a variety of drinks beyond just the usual Latte and Tea, I had the Watermelon and Lychee Ice Blended($4.80) which I found pleasant. Nick had the Earl Grey Lavender with Citrus($4.80) which was my favourite of the 4 drinks we ordered because it was really soothing and refreshing amidst Singapore’s sweltering weather and makes you just want to go “ahhhhhh” after taking a sip. Wan Swen had the Vanilla Maple Banana Milkshake($6.50) which was thick and frothy, a sure way to please banana lovers.
Marcus had their signature Kith Macchiato($4), which comes in a puny cup compared to the Macchiato at Starbucks.
For food, I ordered the Big Breakfast($14), comprising of Toast, a Pork Sausage which my friends found awesome but I instantly recognized it as a brand I have been frequently getting from the supermarket(I think it’s called Tatsumoto) but I have to agree, it’s pretty good and has been my guilty pleasure for many a supper. There was also Fried Bacon and a Grilled Tomato, alongside Scrambled Eggs which I requested to change to Poached Eggs instead. I felt that the eggs were slightly overpoached and it tasted really bland with no accompanying Hollandaise Sauce. I did like their homemade Strawberry Jam, pretty watery but surprisingly the flavour was not diluted.
Wan Swen ordered the Spaghetti Chicken Pesto($14). It was damn awesome! The flavours were robust and chicken well marinated and tender. Will definitely order it on my next visit.
Nick had the Crispy Bacon, Poached Eggs, Avocado and Tomato Foccacia Sandwich($10). He loved it, probably because the flavours are well-balanced here.
Marcus had the Roast Beef, Cheddar, Rocket Salad and Caramelized Onion Multigrain Sandwich($10). He commented it was nothing very spectacular, just usual café nosh.
I also tried some of their cookies which were $0.50 for 2 pieces. I didn’t really like it because it was rather bitter and starchy but Wan Swen was really taken by it. Guess cookie love lies in the eyes of the beholder.
Is it a lazy afternoon? If yes, Kith Cafe is the place to be. If no, drop by Kith Cafe and the afternoon just got lazier.
7 RODYK STREET, #01-33 WATERMARK @ ROBERTSON QUAY
TEL: +65 6341 9407