So this post was a about a very impromptu lunch with my colleagues just a couple days back. It was a Friday, and a very flat one. Although it is a mid-month crisis already, we were craving for something beside just the usual lunch (we usually have nasi padang or just something affordable from a food court). And after browsing through good cafes or restaurants around my office area, Tanjong Pagar, and The Lokal came out in almost every sites we clicked.
Quite a distance walk, but hey, it is a Friday, we received an email from our boss that we could go off early, and there’s no work to rush – so why not.
Located along Neil Road, you’ll be able to locate this Australia-inspired cafe pretty easily.
From the outside, it looks ordinary, but just one step in to this cafe, the very first reaction I had was “wow.. Niceee”. I knew right at that second, this place is a great place. With a fusion of classic and funky interior, brings the extra chill vibe inside here.
Come to the menu, they actually have a pretty straight forward list and as from the review we read that the portion is pretty big (and some meal costs you like SGD 18 – but it’s a worth it 18 bucks) we decided to order a number of foods and share-eating it among the five of us. And yes, to me personally, I wouldn’t be able to finish one dish to my self as it is pretty huge for my liking. The pasta of the day was right for one person tho.
What we ordered (enough to fill 5 ladies’ tummy hahaha):
- Roast Chicken Ciabatta, with avocado, romaine lettuce, tomato, bacon, and aiolli dressing
- The Lokal Lobster Roll (one of the most raved dish here)
- Pasta of the day – Beef Meatball pasta
- For dessert, the famous sticky date pudding with ice cream
One word for the foods; SUPERB! I personally will come back here with at least 3 people coming along as I would prefer sharing the dishes so that you can try everything rather than having one dish to one self. Gotta try the sticky date pudding it is the bomb diggity!
On top of it, the cafe smells delish coming from the foods, coffee and cakes that they’re selling. Brings the happiness in me!
Go try it for your self!
136 Neil Road, Singapore 088865
Opening Hours: Weekdays 8am – 6pm, Weekends (Sat & Sun) 9am – 4pm
Phone: (65) 6423 9918