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Five & Dime Eatery

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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 75 submissions
Brunch (28 votes), Dinner (15 votes), After Work (14 votes)
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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.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • mentaiko pasta16 votes
  • Mac & Cheese6 votes
  • Fish & Chip4 votes
  • salmon rocket4 votes
  • Buttermilk Pancakes3 votes
  • big brekkie3 votes
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Lava Cake
17 Nov 2014 • 1909 reviews • 258 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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Side/Appetizer - Salmon
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. :) 


03 Sep 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

No pleasure eating here

Decoration is lovely for sure and the place could be a great place for brunch if the food was good...and the service efficient. i had no plerasure at all eating my plateand even taught I could do best at home which is so unpleasant while going out for brunch. the poached eggs were full of water, not enough bread, useless lilltle fruit salad. Had to wait so long for extra bread and the fresh orange juice was very pricy considered the fact that there was more ice than juice...in brief, coudl do best
27 Aug 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Get the matcha latte!

This place has a really good matcha latte, it's a must order! Ambience wise, I think it can do better as it was really noisy with other people talking so conversations and catching up were quite difficult. Food wise, the matcha latte, and I had the mentaiko pasta which was delicious. A little disappointed that the lava cake ran out, so we ordered the milo panna cotta instead, which was pretty good too! A surprise, since I'm not a fan of panna cotta. The price is a little steep, so I will recommend this place for special occasions, especially since the place is a bit small.