#01-01, 50 Craig Road, 089688
Australian, Western
+65 62254387

Daily: 07:30 - 19:30

$14 based on 81 submissions
Brunch (22 votes), Breakfast (19 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (11 votes) ...

The Plain near Duxton Hill Park is a Melbournian inspired cafe that emphasises on simplistic decor and food. Its straightforward but hearty menu consists of tarts, sandwiches and whole day breakfast.

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Latest Review for The Plain

Overall RatingBased on 57 reviews
Most helpful review:

Best coffee in town

Total Review: 1

Love this place. Chilled out. Best coffee in town. Friendly and professional staff. The sandwiches are really good - one thing that would make this place ever better is more hot good.

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Cosy place for coffee

Total Reviews: 780

Like entering a cavern This is a sandwich and coffee place and a place to be seen. Baristas and servers are all young people. Had a muesli n ice cream for coffee break.

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Down to earth

Food/Drink 2| Value 3| Ambience 2| Service 3
Total Reviews: 29

Interior and Service - This is a very plain cafe, as the cafe name suggests but only interior aspect but not the food. It was so plain and simple that you would not be given any menu upon seated, in fact the service staff would come to you and tell you verbally what they were serving for the day. Alternatively, you can refer to the menu on the wall. Staff were friendly and helpful. I like that personal touch, i.e. staff introducing the menu verbally, because these days, the service staff were more interested in taking your orders and moved on, some of them had no idea about the food the restaurant served and they would not give recommendations.

Food - I ordered a lot of food (3 main courses and 2 other small sandwiches to share among the three of us, 3 coffees) and I would say the food portions were generous and tasted decent and not as fanciful as compared to other brunch places. I liked The Weekender especially they added ikura on top of the poached eggs. I also liked the Humpty Dumpty, the name was creative and the presentation was very unique. I enjoyed having my brunch in this unpretentious and not so crowded cafe. Food was reasonably priced. Everyone seemed so relaxed and that's what cafe should be. I would definitely be back.

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Decent coffee - 'plain' atmosphere

Food/Drink 4| Value 4| Ambience 3| Service 3
Total Reviews: 152

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When it comes to the interior, The Plain really does live up to its name. It does also tend to get very noisy. However, it's all about satisfying the caffeine fix! And regardless of decor, their great coffee is consistently good every time. 

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