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The Living Cafe & Deli

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Food and drinks served in The Living Cafe & Deli are prepared with ingredients specially sourced organically and high in nutritional value. The cafe has such confidence in its fresh produce that they specially designed a raw food menu of soups, pizzas, pastas and desserts.

Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 19:00

Fri: 11:00 - 22:00

Sat: 09:00 - 22:00

Sun: 09:00 - 20:00

$40 based on 14 submissions
Brunch (4 votes), Breakfast (3 votes), Chillout (3 votes)
Li Tian

A Yen for Raw

For full post and pics: http://dairycream.blogspot.jp/2013/12/the-living-cafe-yen-for-raw.html
At the heart of TLC menu is RAW Food or RAW-Fusion Food. It uses no red meat, no cow dairy, no white sugar, no preservatives, no additives, no artificial colorings and include gluten free alternatives. 

Starters were the hand-cut Sweet Potato Wedges ($4) that were earthy and good. Lightly baked with olive oil, it did not had the tempting smell of fries from fast food outlets but an alluring scent of coriander seeds.    Some might find it rather firm but these were perfect for napping in the home-made mayonnaise (made of cashew nut milk, lemon juice, water, olive oil and salt) --->no egg yolksFollow that up with TLC cheese burger ($15): a dehydrated patty of portobello mushrooms, almonds and sunflower seeds, topped with tomatoes, sprouts and romaine lettuce. I stared in disbelief at the bun-less burger as those burgers from the opposite tables had buns and cheese.Though the mushroom patty had a robust aroma, it was tough and dry, not aided by an unidentified bland orange sauce Wished it was a simple grilled Portobello mushroom with garlicky herbs. 

it was the RAW desserts that blown us away. Each had their own merits and everyone declared our own favourite item.   I love the Raw Dark German Chocolate Cake ($8.50) made with Dates, Zucchini, Coconut oil, Cacao Powder, Irish Moss Honey and Macadamia. It was compact and chocolatey, not too sweet despite a toffee-lookalike honey layer on top. The shards of fragrant toasted coconuts were a bonus.   As for the Raw Blueberry Cheesecake($8.50)made with coconut oil, agave, cashew and lemon juice, we could not be bothered by the alien-sounding ingredients such as psyllium husk, soy lecithin, Irish moss, as we dived straight into the delicate mousse and crunchy base. A bit of sweet and a bit of summer fruity flavours, we did not miss the sharp tang of cream cheese.   Tiramisu (actually we all did)  was made of natural coffee extract and sitted on chalky and fragile almond-flour cake base. This is literally an authentic tiramisu sans the fats from Mascarpone Cheese and Raw Egg Yolks (Yes, tiramiusu is made of raw eggs too). And who says tiramisu must have the alcohol to taste good? Honestly, I left the place feeling more satisfied than I had expected (perhaps it's due to eating "Real Food" ).   However, the fact that nearly every dish were full of (grinded) NUTS, drove me nuts a little. Perhaps I would still pick Indian/Chinese style vegetarian food from Raj Restaurant over TLC.    

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18 Jan 2014 • 228 reviews • 8 followers

A Yen for Raw

For full post and pics: http://dairycream.blogspot.jp/2013/12/the-living-cafe-yen-for-raw.html
At the heart of TLC menu is RAW Food or RAW-Fusion Food. It uses no red meat, no cow dairy, no white sugar, no preservatives, no additives, no artificial colorings and include gluten free alternatives. 

Starters were the hand-cut Sweet Potato Wedges ($4) that were earthy and good. Lightly baked with olive oil, it did not had the tempting smell of fries from fast food outlets but an alluring scent of coriander seeds.    Some might find it rather firm but these were perfect for napping in the home-made mayonnaise (made of cashew nut milk, lemon juice, water, olive oil and salt) --->no egg yolksFollow that up with TLC cheese burger ($15): a dehydrated patty of portobello mushrooms, almonds and sunflower seeds, topped with tomatoes, sprouts and romaine lettuce. I stared in disbelief at the bun-less burger as those burgers from the opposite tables had buns and cheese.Though the mushroom patty had a robust aroma, it was tough and dry, not aided by an unidentified bland orange sauce Wished it was a simple grilled Portobello mushroom with garlicky herbs. 

it was the RAW desserts that blown us away. Each had their own merits and everyone declared our own favourite item.   I love the Raw Dark German Chocolate Cake ($8.50) made with Dates, Zucchini, Coconut oil, Cacao Powder, Irish Moss Honey and Macadamia. It was compact and chocolatey, not too sweet despite a toffee-lookalike honey layer on top. The shards of fragrant toasted coconuts were a bonus.   As for the Raw Blueberry Cheesecake($8.50)made with coconut oil, agave, cashew and lemon juice, we could not be bothered by the alien-sounding ingredients such as psyllium husk, soy lecithin, Irish moss, as we dived straight into the delicate mousse and crunchy base. A bit of sweet and a bit of summer fruity flavours, we did not miss the sharp tang of cream cheese.   Tiramisu (actually we all did)  was made of natural coffee extract and sitted on chalky and fragile almond-flour cake base. This is literally an authentic tiramisu sans the fats from Mascarpone Cheese and Raw Egg Yolks (Yes, tiramiusu is made of raw eggs too). And who says tiramisu must have the alcohol to taste good? Honestly, I left the place feeling more satisfied than I had expected (perhaps it's due to eating "Real Food" ).   However, the fact that nearly every dish were full of (grinded) NUTS, drove me nuts a little. Perhaps I would still pick Indian/Chinese style vegetarian food from Raj Restaurant over TLC.    
04 Jan 2014 • 80 reviews • 0 follower

For those looking for very healthy meals, check out The Living Cafe!

No red meat, no cow dairy (good news for all lactose intolerant folks), no white sugar, no preservatives, no additives, no artificial colorings, and have gluten free options but the food is still yummy in a very raw, natural way! 

I like the burgers with sweet potato fries (healthy substitute) and raw cheesecake (do not expect it to taste as creamy as usual cheesecakes though!). More photos and details at http://www.eatprayflying.com/the-living-cafe-deli-bukit-timah/
22 Oct 2013 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

Healthy and raw brunch

The Living Café believes in using no red meat, no cow dairy, no white sugar, no preservatives, no additives, no artificial colourings and gluten-free alternatives in its kitchen, so expect a healthy breakfast of wholemeal pancakes ($8-$10), and organic eggs from New Zealand done three ways – scrambled ($13), poached ($11) or as an omelette ($13). Breakfast is served until noon every day.
29 Sep 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Racist attitude towards Asians/ Locals- DO NOT GO

The owner (a caucasian male) has an extremely racist attitude towards Asians/ locals. DO NOT GO unless you want to be treated like second-class citizens. Very condescending attitude and absolute rubbish.
1. We booked ahead for a table of 7 adults and a baby for this afternoon. When we got there, the table we were shown to was a thin wooden table in the middle of the restaurant. No baby seat was prepared, and there was only seating for 5 people.
2. When we asked for a baby seat, we were given one which was dirty. 
3. When we took serviettes to wipe it clean, the owner gave us a dirty look and used a damp cloth (which you really doubt if it is clean) to wipe the baby chair.
4. There was an empty table for 10 at the back of the restaurant - which he absolutely refused to give to us even though the restaurant is only 3/4 full. 
5. When we asked a second time, he said that our party is only 7, while the table is for 10 and i quote this; "See, one, two, three, four, five". - Very very condescending attitude. absolute rubbish.
6. Before we left the restaurant, he actually gave that same table for ten - to a group of FOUR caucasians. 
Face it, our entire experience was spoiled by his racist attitude right from the very beginning. We had originally planned to celebrate our birthday there at the cafe with their cakes - immediately scrapped the idea. We would rather buy a cake at Cedele off the shelf, then suffer that lousy attitude a moment longer than necessary. If there were no logistic issues with going elsewhere immediately, I honestly would rather not spending a single cent there.
28 Jul 2013 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Hang-out for Raw Vegans and Health Foodies

A great option for raw vegans or health junkies ! I really like their pumpkin sandwich and raw desserts! Do read my blogpost for more food pics and description!  http://deeniseglitz.blogspot.sg/2013/06/the-living-cafe-nourish-body-and-mind.html