Crazy over cookies?
It may be too late to place an order from (former) home-based bakery KUKI, but you can still indulge in their signature open-faced lava cookies at their first physical cafe, Cafe Ren.
Much like its understated yet homely interior, the cafe sticks to what we’re generally familiar with — nothing too flashy — with an emphasis on Asian-inspired flavour profiles.
The menu features a bunch of appetisers like the Scallop & Truffle Cold Pasta (S$14) and Thunder Crunch Fries (S$11), but the all-day brunch plates are what we’ve got our eye on.
The dish we’ve been seeing all over social media is the Avocado, Mentaiko & Egg (S$18), a classic combination of silky scrambled eggs, ikura, toast with broiled mentaiko, and slices of avocado. How can you go wrong with it?
Otherwise, go for one of the wholesome all-day brunch options, such as the Mushroom Cheese Toastie (S$16), Scotch Egg Grain Bowl (S$18), or the Mango Sticky “Rice” Oatbowl (S$15).
Mains are available after 11am, in the form of dishes like Asian Prawn & Clam Chili Pasta (S$22), Chicken & Egg Don (S$17), and Arabica Coffee Braised Beef (S$28), ideal for those seeking substantial yet well-rounded lunch options.
From pastel-hued milk-based lattes like Sweet Potato (S$6.50) to the refreshing Iced Espresso Lemonade (S$7.50) and Matcha & Mango (S$8), which incorporates mango compote into the classic Uji matcha latte, drink options are aplenty.
Now, for the main attraction: the Pistachio Lava Kuki (S$11), a chunky valrhona chocolate cookie with oozy pistachio praline lava and gelato of your choice.
The pairing of pistachio lava with Roasted Bronte Pistachio gelato is a no-brainer for some, but we’ve heard plenty of good things about the Dark Chocolate flavour as well.
But if you’re not big on the cookie (kuki?), head straight for the selection of bakes and tea cakes in rotating flavours like Lemon Pistachio and Yuzu Lemon Chamomile.
All things considered, you don’t have to be a pistachio lover (even better if you are, though) to visit Cafe Ren on a
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