The Populus Cafe Review
The Populus cafe has been around for many years and still is one of the better cafes in Singapore. They serve great food such as their lobster croissant and their wagyu breakfast. It is different and that is why I like it. The coffee here is smooth and creamy and the beans were fresh.
Things I like
- Great food choices – Not just your typical cafe food but restaurant-grade kind of food.
- Great coffee – Smooth, creamy, and fresh beans.
The Populus Cafe Food & Price
The Populus is a gastro-cafe serving contemporary progressive café nosh & specialty coffee. On weekends and public holidays, our Level 2 lounge concept is open, so you can go and chill out with your loved ones.
I love that their food spread here is like dining in a restaurant instead of your typical cafe food (Yes, they do have your typical cafe food as well). Their Breakfast of Champions ($35) is wagyu steak, fried eggs, potato rosti, homemade baked beans, house ranch dressing, and homemade BBQ sauce. The potato rosti was crispy and goes very well with the tomato/baked beans. The wagyu beef was generous, tender, and has a decent umami flavour.
Next, we tried their Scramble Deluxe Crossiont ($27). The lobster is mixed together with the scrambled egg which would be better if they could actually put a slice of lobster on top instead. It will be visually more appealing and adds a better texture to the dish. I like that their bacon was on the bigger side but would have preferred it to be slightly crispier.
Lastly, for drinks, we order their berry fruit smoothies ($8) and full body Latte ($6.00). Smoothies had a great balance of flavour and texture.
The Populus coffee is from 2° NORTH COFFEE CO. You can select between a full body or a balanced taste. If you love coffee, this is the spot for you. I definitely would love to try their seasonal filtered coffee in the future.
The Populus Cafe Service & Ambient
The staff here was friendly and welcoming. We were there on a weekday lunchtime. We took the last table available so no waiting time for us. Food was served within 15 minutes of ordering.
The seating arrangement was great, we had a two-seater next to their coffee machine area. You can have a great conversation over great food and drinks here.
The Populus Cafe Location
Address: 146 Neil Rd, Singapore 088875
Opening hours: All Day – 9:00am to 9:30pm
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