THE POPULUS COFFEE & FOOD CO.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. AMBIENCE
2. FOOD
3. DRINK
4. SPENDINGS
5. LOCATION
6. RATINGS

AMBIENCE

THE EXTERIOR

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The Populus Cafe, with its white-washed walls and its quaint country cottages exterior design, stands out from its colourful neighbouring shophouses.

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“Populus” is also a word from Latin which related to “people” in the heavily population. Does this mean that this cafe will be heavily packed with customers? If your answer is YES, you are right. Fully packed with customers as early as 9:30am on the Sunday morning. It will be even worse during noon time. Be prepared to queue when you come during this timing.

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THE INTERIOR

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With its glided overhanging lights and tawny fixtures, it rather looks like an industrial interior design.

Rental is getting higher and higher and rather the space is getting smaller and smaller. Even though the walking space in the cafe is relatively narrow and tight, the seats have arranged in such a compact manner where it does not obstruct the inflow of patrons and waiters. The space between different dining groups of people are really close to each other.

THE FOOTAGE

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FOOD

THE BREAKFAST

THE POPULUS SCRAMBLE

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THE POPULUS SCRAMBLE ($18.50)

Served with streaky and yet not oily bacon atop the soft creamy and buttery scrambled eggs with their crispy toasted croissant together with fresh herb melange and marinated feta. This combination makes a perfect match.

This was not our first preference when we first started ordering. We only got to notice it when the other table ordered it. Still not bad choice.

Portion recommendation: Good enough for 1 pax or even sharing
Price reasonableness: Acceptable
Taste ratings: 3/5

BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES

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BUCKWHEAT PANCAKES $20.50

Topping with passionfruit curd, berry fruit compote and cornflake crumb together with some sweet maple syrup on top of the pancakes. The texture of the pancakes tasted more like thick bread than pancake. Is it too much flour? It reminds me of banana cake. Though the berry fruits are quite fresh.

This is one of the chef recommendation in the menu. To me, this is one dish that you will either love it or hate it. So different people have different view. Taste it you will know.

Portion recommendation: Highly recommended for group sharing as having it alone can be quite overwhelming after some time.
Price reasonableness: Acceptable
Taste ratings: 2.5/5

BUTTER RUM BANANAS FRENCH TOAST

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BUTTER RUM BANANAS FRENCH TOAST ($20.00)

Baked vanilla brioche comes with slices of bananas sprinkled with pistachio crumbs, a big spoonful of scented natural greek yogurt and a handful of berries. Compared with the usual taste of french toast, this is considered not bad. I must say the greek yogurt has harmonized well with the french toast.

Portion recommendation: Good enough for 1 pax.
Price reasonableness: Not really worth the value
Taste ratings: 3/5

POPULUS ALL DAY BIG BREKKY

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POPULUS ALL DAY BIG BREKKY ($26.00)

Served with soft poached eggs, aerated hollandaise, rosti, sausage, smoked salmon, homemade baked beans, mushrooms and comes with mixed salad.

The content is quite similar to the usual “all day breakfast ” but the only difference is the potato rosti. Never or seldom do I see cafe or restaurant that selling “all day breakfast” will include rosti. Something special.

Portion recommendation: Good enough for 1 pax or even sharing
Price reasonableness: Quite expensive for a cafe
Taste ratings: 4/5

THE DESSERT

‘COOKIES & CREAM’ AFFOGATO

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‘COOKIES & CREAM’ AFFOGATO ($7.50)

The correct way of eating this is to pour the double shot of espresso into the cookies & cream ice cream.

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DRINK

THE COFFEE

CAFE LATTE

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CAFE LATTE ($5.50)
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CAFE LATTE ($11.00 for 2)

SPENDINGS

Total spendings: SGD $132.00 (for 6 pax)
Average per spending: SGD $22.00

LOCATION

THE CONTACTS

The Populus Coffee & Food Co.     |     WEBSITE     |     FACEBOOK     |     INSTAGRAM
Address: 146 Neil Road Singapore 088875
Tel: +65 6635 8420
Opening hours: Mon: 09:00 am – 19:00 pm  |  Tue: 09:00 am – 16:00 pm  |  Wed to Fri: 09:00 am – 22:30 pm  |  Sat: 09:30 am – 22:30 pm  |  Sun: 09:30 am – 19:00 pm

THE MAP

THE NEAREST STATION

Outram park MRT station

RATINGS

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NOTE: All ratings and comments are combined by group of 7 people.

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