See the full review with pictures here: http://pickledpeas.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/dinner-at-habitat-coffee-thomson-road/ After struggling to get a spot for saturday brunch here for ages (it's like really trendy amongst teenagers and 20 somethings), we finally came here for dinner one day. Everyone raves about their truffle fries, so of course we had to try it. It was alright I guess, about on par with the one at addictions, but no better than the one at Cafe Etc. So no idea why there's so much hype about it. Don't people know the strong taste in nearly all truffle oils are from artificial flavourings rather than infused truffle slices? I like the artificial truffle flavouring though! Haha. Just wish they didn't overprice it. We had the ocean linguine which was aglio olio style with prawns and mussels with lots of wok hei. Nice. But the prawns were obviously frozen. I gather if you are eating here you should not mind this kind of thing. After all they are a cafe, not like a full blown Italian restaurant. We also had the tuna melt with sundried tomato bread that was really nice! Not many places do melts in Singapore, much less a decent melt. Of course this is not as legit as the typical american melt where they griddle the generously buttered bread (usually sliced white or texas toast) on a grill and then stuff the sliced cheese inbetween, but I guess they are trying to achieve a more artisanal flavour by using sundried tomato bread. I don't like sundried tomatoes haha but LZ loved it. The raisins in the tuna salad worked too. I was in a "let's try more interesting desserts instead of defaulting to the chocolate one" phase (as you will see in the subsequent antoinette post) so we had a strawberry flan. Not too bad, but the shortcrust pastry was decidedly undelicate. If you've watched About a Boy, it's got the sort of texture that Marcus could have hurled it at the ducks in the pond and killed one. and the lava cake with homemade vanilla bean ice cream. Okay yes, this is still chocolate, but I could have gotten this and the tiramisu with cocoa powder, or their chocolate truffle cake! Let's look at that lava cake again. zomg. This was actually a decent lava cake, slightly flatter than I'm used to but the pastry is tender and the inside is completely liquid and perfect.
Arrogant and rude staff. Didn't stay around to eat anything. With the poor attitude don't think the food will be made with passion. There are more cafes around the same stretch and great service too.
Had my first brunch at habitat on a Saturday afternoon. ordered a big Ben, scrambled truffle salmon, a long black and cappuccino. overall felt that the food was too oily and sausage a tad too salty. wasn't too impressed with the food. Coffee on the other hand was good. smooth and aromatic. total about $20 per pax.
Habitat Coffee has always been one of my fav cafes and it was my fifth time lunching here (the last time I dined here was last year). I have to say that the food standard has dropped.
Ordered the Big Ben as usual and was really disappointed when it came. The dish looked rather unappetizing, food was very oily and tasted not so great - as compared to the past few years.
Truffle fries was average as well, it was way too crispy and you can't really taste the truffle.
Coffee is still good so I'll only be back for that and not the food.
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I was quite surprised that it did not have a vegetarian sandwich option as it is usually the easy go-to option for cafes.
My pick: Thai Lemongrass Salad (the prawns were substituted with mushrooms) & Take Shiitake Pasta (Sauteed wild mushrooms aglio olio linguine) ...