Gallery & Co.

I chanced upon this quaint café while visiting the National Gallery for an event. Located in a very open space, the café is the in house café for the National Gallery. The seating area and the counter for ordering food is separated by a walkway leading to the gallery gift shop.

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The food counter resembles a campus café where orders are made before you get a table.

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You can also see some of the salad items and cold items in the food counter

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The other end of the counter has desserts and cakes on the showcase

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On a closer look, the café is designed in an eclectic manner with many bright and quirky details like these non uniformed utensils.

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Back to the seating areas, there are counter seats suitable for the young student to chill on their laptops and books.

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There are also window seats for those who wants to take a rest from shopping or comfy sofa seats for those who just wants to lounge around.

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They also have 1 for 1 Happy hours for their drinks during 4 pm to 6 pm and together with their overall concept, their cups also comes in different character mugs. The drinks are pretty normal although I find that the hot chocolate is too thin and bland.

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The nachos were presented in a retro local manner with dipping pots that has local Chinese character. The nacho servings were generous and 3 different sauces were given; diced tomatoes, cheese as well as a localised spicy dip which is made of grated ginger and other ingredients.

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They had a special cheesecake called the burnt cheesecake which has the sides and top browned till black. The cake has a very good consistency and is thick and creamy. The top has a nice caramelised burnt sweetness and the entire cake has a great balance. For a long time, this is one of the better cheesecake I have tasted.

Overall, the café has a nice atmosphere to spend the afternoon chilling away and the desserts are pretty legit although I have not tried the other mains. It is worth to make another trip if I am around the area.

Address: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Operating hours: 10 am to 7 pm

 

 

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