Must Tries: Char-grilled chicken sandwich, veggie sandwich, apple glynn
This 2-storey cafe at the end of Tras Street near Tanjong Pagar is a space we can describe as ‘artistic’. Opposite rows of bridal shops, the cafe is composed by seven distinct areas of different colours and environment – all stylistic and beautifully done-up.
You may ask why the name “Talent Cafe”. Owner cum chef Christopher A. revealed that this is actually a talent agency as well. Therefore, if you are an actor, performer, or model, you can take part in their occasional talent search held in their cafe! This is when a customer can actually become the next advertisement star.
Façade of Talent Cafe
Talking about food served, it includes Italian pasta, burgers, sandwiches, salads, desserts and ‘soul food’ which changes seasonally.
Ice mocha to enjoy in a hot afternoon
For starters, we had over-baked mid-wings ($8.90) marinated with a dash of seasoning. The wings took a relatively long time of 20 minutes to arrive. The wings were superbly fragrant with a smooth glaze, though we wished the meat could have been more thoroughly marinated.
We would recommend the sandwiches at Talent café, namely the ginger orange chicken ($9.90) and veggie sandwich ($7.90). The former contains char-grilled chicken delicately infused with ginger and honey, served between soft focaccia bread. The orange slices add a tangy sweet twist and actually complements the meat very well.
Ginger orange chicken sandwich
For vegetarians, you must try the veggie sandwich with artichoke, heart of palm, eggplant, bell peppers and tomatoes sandwiched in a light green spinach bun. The veggies are all lightly grilled, making them soft yet chewy, perfected with a special pesto spread.
Do not leave the cafe without doing two things. Firstly, you must try the apple glynn ($6.90), the house special dessert of caramelised apple slices half-submerged in a buttery cream sauce. Next, you should explore all the rooms of the various colours and perhaps have fun taking photos.
The house special dessert apple glynn
White, yellow, purple and red rooms suitable for different functions and events.
34 & 36 Tras Street, Singapore 079026 (5 min walk from Tanjong Pagar)
Opening Hours: Mon-Thurs, Sat 11:00am-11:00pm; Fri: 11:00am – 11:30pm