Watanabe Coffee Japanese Cafe and Bar at Shaw House, Singapore
After a really disappointing experience at Wild Honey, I decided to take a break from Western brunches, and give Japanese cafes in Singapore a try again. I’ve seen foot traffic going to Watanabe Coffee on a lazy afternoon, and after several attempts to try this coffee shop, I finally gave myself the chance to try it.
Watanabe Coffee’s interiors are very quaint and ideal for meetings. I came here at noon, and thought I’d try out some of the dishes in their menu. Odd enough, it was lunch and few people were actually eating meals. I was the only one eating a full meal.
Japanese Hamburg Steak with Demi-Glace Sauce (Single Patty) – SGD 19.80
Their Hamburg Steak topped with soft boiled egg and drizzled with demi-glace was passable. It was alright. A few patrons stared at what I was eating, and felt that their cheese toast for lunch wasn’t enough. It seems that Watanabe Coffee wasn’t a place for lunch even though they served lunch.
Dutch Style Cold Brew – SGD 5.80
Some stopped by to grab a soft serve to go or a cup of coffee on the go. On the other hand I got myself a Dutch style iced cold brew. This was a great cup of coffee. One of the freshest beans I’ve tried in this island riddled with sock method coffee.
I get it. Watanabe Coffee exists only to provide coffee and desserts. I’d give their afternoon tea break a try some time soon. Price can be a little stretch for an afternoon coffee, but worth a try if you want a fresh cup of coffee done differently.