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Five & Dime Eatery

Tucked away at a two-storey shophouse along River Valley Road, Five & Dime Eatery serves non pretentious comfort food, coffee and a range of original cocktails.

Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 22:00

Fri: 12:00 - 00:00

Sat: 10:00 - 00:00

Sun: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 92365002
$32 based on 77 submissions
Brunch (28 votes), Dinner (15 votes), After Work (14 votes)
Nausheen Anwar

Delicious food.

expensive but wholesome and delicious food. Breakfast selection is yummy. Try the eggs benedict. rich, moist and filling.

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Based on 77 votes
17 Jan 2015 • 1 review • 0 follower

Delicious food.

expensive but wholesome and delicious food. Breakfast selection is yummy. Try the eggs benedict. rich, moist and filling.
26 Dec 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Awesome Food, Service, and Ambience

We are a Malaysian couple, in town for the weekend visiting friends. We were staying on River Valley road, less than a block away from Five and Dime.

It was pouring on this Friday afternoon -- it didn't look like the rain would stop any time soon, and we were getting hungry (and desperate!). 

I called Five and Dime, made a reservation, and told them we were a few doors down but we were stuck because of the rain (we didn't have an umbrella).

To my surprise, Five and Dime sent someone over with an extra umbrella to "collect us". We were blown away. You don't get service THIS GOOD in this day and age anymore. 

We ordered our food -- latte for both of us, a mentaiko pasta + braised pork sandwich. It was high quality - the mentaiko pasta was definitely unique in taste. We've never tasted anything like this before.

But what really got us was the dessert -- this crazy awesome chocolate lava cake. It had a hint of salted egg york in its core. A perfect balance between sweet & salty. BEST thing ever.

If you're looking for a great cafe with great food, people, service, ambience, look no further. Five and Dime is the place. 
Lava Cake
17 Nov 2014 • 1943 reviews • 259 followers

First generation hipster cafe

Five and Dime Eatery has to be one of the earlier hipster cafes launched. Located near Mohammed Sultan, this is a popular venture for those in the late 20s.

At a recent visit, I started with theCreamy Crab Croquettes ($12), two pieces of milky mashed potato with large chunks of crab meat and a slight sour finish. Well executed.

Not so good was the Koro Koro Steak ($32), which I felt was over marinated , too strong in tastes and the garlic and ponzu sauce overpowered the natural flavours of the slightly overdone beef.

Recommended is the Mentaiko Pasta ($18). The noodles were mixed well with the mayo based fusion dish and there was enough cod roe to produce tha crunch with each bite.

For dessert I had the Lava Cake ($12). In addition to the oozing chocolate from the cake, it was topped with egg yolk and I felt the salt and sweet combination was a treat.

Overall, I must say that I was rather impressed by the food. Service was generally efficient.
08 Oct 2014 • 9 reviews • 0 follower

Great service, good food at good value

I had a mentaiko pasta, and I loved it! It had just the perfect amount of cream, and the spaghetti was cooked al-dente. The mentaiko topping was pleasantly generous too, and I couldn’t stop eating it even though I wasn’t hungry at all. The waiters and waitresses at Five & Dime were very kind, polite and quick.
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18 Sep 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Nice Food, Good Service, Environment so so. Do RSVP.

It's a really small dining place. Probably less than 10 tables?
Do make RESERVATION beforehand. 
We went around 2pm and the place was packed.

FOOD was nice. 
We ordered a Spinach Tamago, a Big Brekkie, a side/appetizer that consists of salmon and a Matcha Latte.
The Salmon was really very nice! but it came with lots of vege.
Spinach Tamago -
It's Japanese sweet egg omelette with lots of spinach inside it.
It came with a little bowl of fruits, cubes of potato, a handful of salad, and a slice of bread. A really balanced fill.
The potatoes were fried with a very little pinch of spice.
I'm not a bread lover but the bread was really soft and fluffy.
Big Brekkie -
It came with Scrambled Eggs, Bacons, Beans, and Sauteed Mushrooms.
The eggs were more to sweet kind than salty.
The bacons were very crispy.
I love the mushrooms!
Oh ya. and the Matcha Latte is nice too! :) 

SERVICE fast and friendly. 
The servers came with smiles and politeness. and we didn't need to wait very long for the food despite the place was packed. The servers were attentive and refill our ice water as and when it's low.

Just one thing... the place was rather noisy. Maybe cos of the space is small and confined. You can hear everyone voices.

For the food and the service, i think the price was worth it. :)