Brunch @ LOTS Gourmet Stop

April 28, 2013 in European (cafe)

Having heard of this café a few times, my friend and I decided to head down. And coming by car is not exactly a bad idea, but it’s not the best idea as getting a parking lot sure is not easy. The place is located just beside a private (house) estate, and we had to park along the road within the estate. We came on a Saturday morning at 10am and were lucky to spot an empty spot once we made a left turn from the main road.

The café stands out from the the stretch of units.


I was surprised to enter into a non air-conditioned café. The café is of 1.5 storey where there’s a small section (almost like a glass room) on a slightly higher level which is air-conditioned.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) The LOTS English brekkie, $14 (above) – Comprised of egg, streaky bacon, pork sausage, grilled tomato, sauteed mushroom, baked bean with and toast. The serving was huge.

2) Benedict (smoked salmon), $12.50 (above) – Available on weekend only. There were 3 options to choose from. Ham ($11.50), smoked salmon ($12.50) or portobello ($12.50,) served on ciabatta. I was disappointed with the poached eggs. 1 of the 2 already had its yolk oozing out upon served, which made me wondered if I was given extra hollandaise sauce to cover up the chef’s mistake.

3) Pancake (blueberry), $9 (above) – This was not too bad. The pancakes were moist and slightly stick to the top of my mouth, just as how I prefer my pancakes to be. Actual blueberries were used too. Though I did realise the batter was not cooked properly at where the blueberries were placed.

4) Latte (above)

I don’t think it’s worth a special trip to Changi for the food or dining experience. However, if you are in Changi and craving for a café experience, I will then recommend Lots Gourmet Shop.

LOTS GOURMET STOP
965A Upper Changi Road North, Changi Garden, Singapore
6633 9651, Facebook
Overall: 5.5
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Tues – Thur : 10:30 – 16:00
Ambience: 5
Fri – Sun : 10:00 – 22:00
Value: 6
* Closed on Mon
Service: 5

Brunch @ Chock Full Of Beans

November 16, 2012 in European (cafe)

It was an accidental find to learn about Chock Full Of Beans as I was surfing the net. Having read raves by fellow HungryGoWhere-ers, I was excited to check the place out even though it meant travelling all the way to Changi.


And I have to add, to arrive by public transport sure isn easy. From Pasir Ris MRT, one has to take the only bus; bus 89. Had it not been for GPS, I will have thought I missed the bus stop because it was so far in.

And from the menu, my girlfriend and I ordered:-

1) Latte – My girlfriend had ordered this as a takeaway while waiting for an empty table. She, being a true coffee person, said that the coffee was bad as stale beans were used.


2) Cubano (ham & cheese) sandwich, $13 (above) – Of the 7 options under the section ‘Sandwiches/Wraps’, we decided to go with this. We were presented with a plate of just the sandwich and a little salad at the side. The slices of bread used were so thick that they were very out of proportion compared to the thin meat fillings of parma ham and roasted pork. We ended up not touching the top layer of bread. It’ll have been good if more slices of pickled cucumber were put, instead of just 1 (pathetic one), such that there’ll be the contrasting texture in every mouthful too.

3) Eggs atlantic, $13 (above) – The difference between this and eggs benedict is that the former comprises of poached egg and smoked salmon while the latter is of poached egg and ham. The eggs, which were poached well, went well with their homemade toast.

4) Brulee french toast, $9 (above) – This was like the dessert of our brunch as it’s a sweet dish. I thought it’s not too bad except it was a little egg-y. Worth a try if you’ve a sweet tooth!

My girlfriend and I concluded it’s not worth to make a special trip down to Changi for the bad coffee and average standard food. Instead, we were left pondering as to why there did not seem to be a quiet moment at the cafe. To which, we concluded it’s because if one is looking for a cafe to chill at, this is the only place in Changi. Till someone else opens a cafe in the vicinity, that is.

CHOCK FULL OF BEANS
4 Changi Village Road, #01-2090, Singapore
6214 8839, Facebook
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Tues – Fri : 11:00 – 22:00
Ambience: 6
Sat – Sun : 09:00 – 22:00
Value: 6
* Closed on Mon
Service: 6