Food reviews - Singapore, Uncategorized VANILLA BAR & CAFE 9 June 2011


Vanilla Bar & Cafe
3 Boon Tat Street #01-01
Singapore

PRICE: $$
RATING:

Squirreled away in a little shophouse is , a cute and simple little cafe that really hits the spot. We arrived before lunch hour on a Monday, which was a good idea as the place really packed out with office workers by 12:30PM or so. It’s a narrow little cafe that only has a few tables (and 2 or 3 outdoor ones), yet manages to churn out quite an impressive array of food.

The prices are not cheap, but they are still pretty reasonable. Portions are a tad on the small side, so expect to order a starter/nibbles, main and a dessert in order to fill up. Don’t miss their milkshakes and coffees, which are great!

My favourite meal was, by far, the Garlic prawn pasta. Lovely slippery strands of spaghetti with springy prawns, and dusted with a generous scattering of fried garlic. And phew, they really do put a lot of garlic in there! But for garlic fans like Chris and I, it was awesome 🙂 Chris absolutely loved his Pork belly don topped with soft boiled egg, which was comfort food at it’s best.

If we’re in the Chinatown area again, I’d be keen to stop by and have a coffee and snack. Thanks to their friendly service, we felt really comfortable and well-taken care of there, despite Hunter having a bit of a yell (he’s having an “off” week, been so grumpy, d’oh)!


Vanilla Bar & Cafe

Cute paraphernalia on the shelves

Family pic 🙂

Practising his sitting-up

Oreo milkshake – luscious

Coffees – check out that foam!

Crispy baby mackeral ($8.90) – how FREAKY do they look?!
Was so scared of ’em, but they turned out to be v yummy.

Pumpkin croquette ($5.90) – decent, but I prefer the regular ones

Popcorn chicken ($5.90) – they looked nasty, but were awesome 🙂

Baked mentaiko crab cakes ($9.90) – they came in wee lil crab shells!!

Mini burger sampler ($8.90)

Fish & chips with goma dressing ($13.90)

Garlic prawn pasta ($12.90) – my fave dish

Pork belly don topped with soft boiled egg ($13.90) – Chris’ fave dish

Vanilla dirt cake – how cute is this?!?!

Our boys, just 3 weeks of age apart

Hunter’s expression = LMAO!!

Mummies and babies 🙂


26 Comments

  • l_i_z posted on June 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    THAT CAKE IS AMAZING!

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    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

      Pretty cool huh? I wish I’d thought of it myself, heh!

      Reply
  • msbrightside posted on June 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    This post is further proof of what I’d been suspecting lately – that I need to get off my lazy bum and properly explore the neighbourhood! I’ve lived just outside Chinatown for the past two years, and I’m only just realising how many nifty food places there are nearby.

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    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Hah lucky you, you live in such a central area!

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  • l_i_z posted on June 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    THAT CAKE IS AMAZING!

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:33 am

      Pretty cool huh? I wish I’d thought of it myself, heh!

      Reply
  • msbrightside posted on June 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    This post is further proof of what I’d been suspecting lately – that I need to get off my lazy bum and properly explore the neighbourhood! I’ve lived just outside Chinatown for the past two years, and I’m only just realising how many nifty food places there are nearby.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:41 am

      Hah lucky you, you live in such a central area!

      Reply
  • starbucksweetie posted on June 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

    The dirt cake is cute! I love the presentation. The oreo milkshake looks good too.

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    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

      It must’ve been quite an effort to make, but it’s adorable!

      Reply
  • thefragrantelf posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:35 am

    OMG. THE DIRT CAKE!

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    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

      HOw friggin cute is that?! Yummy too :)~

      Reply
  • am_klutz posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Heh the reason why we both love our area so much 😛 I’ve not visited this place yet though – dirt cake is absolutely funny!
    Duxton area has a lot of new good eats. We’ve been wanting to explore too.

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    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Oo go check it out! Next time you wanna explore that area, let us know, w’ell be up for it 😛

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  • starbucksweetie posted on June 10, 2011 at 12:31 am

    The dirt cake is cute! I love the presentation. The oreo milkshake looks good too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:45 am

      It must’ve been quite an effort to make, but it’s adorable!

      Reply
  • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Go on a weekday if you can, and before 12pm to avoid the rush 🙂

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  • thefragrantelf posted on June 10, 2011 at 2:35 am

    OMG. THE DIRT CAKE!

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    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:44 am

      HOw friggin cute is that?! Yummy too :)~

      Reply
  • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

    man that pasta was GOOD.. you gotta go and try it out!

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  • am_klutz posted on June 10, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Heh the reason why we both love our area so much 😛 I’ve not visited this place yet though – dirt cake is absolutely funny!
    Duxton area has a lot of new good eats. We’ve been wanting to explore too.

    Reply
    • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:45 am

      Oo go check it out! Next time you wanna explore that area, let us know, w’ell be up for it 😛

      Reply
  • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Go on a weekday if you can, and before 12pm to avoid the rush 🙂

    Reply
  • beverly posted on June 10, 2011 at 11:42 am

    man that pasta was GOOD.. you gotta go and try it out!

    Reply
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