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Artichoke Cafe & Bar

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Artichoke Cafe & Bar specializes in modern Moorish cuisine which is inspired by the fascinating flavours and that serves delicate and delicious foods.

Tue - Fri: 18:30 - 21:30

Sat: 11:30 - 14:30

Sat: 18:30 - 21:30

Sun: 11:30 - 14:30

+65 63366949
$35 based on 51 submissions
Brunch (13 votes), Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (12 votes), Dinner (10 votes)
Beat Nu

Great food and efficient service

The menu is small but they focus on what they're good in. And they're good in what they serve. The place is nicely done and the waiters are attentive and the service is efficient. If you don't mind to q or to book 2 weeks in advance it's definitely one of the top brunch places.

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Based on 51 votes
31 Aug 2014 • 20 reviews • 0 follower

Great food and efficient service

The menu is small but they focus on what they're good in. And they're good in what they serve. The place is nicely done and the waiters are attentive and the service is efficient. If you don't mind to q or to book 2 weeks in advance it's definitely one of the top brunch places.
30 Jul 2014 • 5 reviews • 0 follower

Good for a different brunch experience

If you are looking for a place with the usual Eggs Benny or full breakfast, this is not it. Artichoke is however a great place for a Middle Eastern inspired bruch. 

The Egyptian breakfast I ordered came loaded with items. Stewed beans in a rich tomato broth with a half cooked egg, crusty sourdough and strangely addictive pickled carrots and cucumber. The combination was really tasty. 

Their homemade lemonade was also good while my dining companion commented that their coffee was average but nothing to complain about. 

Service was brisk and while my server seemed little confused, it didn't really impact the experience. 
07 Apr 2014 • 148 reviews • 6 followers

Great maple glazed bacon chop

See the full review with pictures here.   The first word I think of when I think of Artichoke is ‘defensive’. They have these little disclaimers plastered over their menus and the wall saying “We are not a “Western” restaurant.” and “Please do not ask us why we don’t sell eggs benedict” and “we are not one of those chilli-ketchup-eggs-any-style places”.   While truthfully the food (and omg the desserts!) was great, these little disclaimers all over the place make you feel like the owner is kind of uptight. They were freaking annoying!   Also, I don’t know what they mean by a “chilli-ketchup” brunch place, ok, I have never really had chilli or ketchup with my brunch. :S Like almost never. And the only thing that pisses me off more than a defensive restaurant, is a delusional AND defensive restaurant, who thinks it is being super cool by breaking from the typical brunch mould and simultaneously fancies itself martyred by singaporeans and our uncreative tastebuds.   Get a life!   Rant aside, I really liked their maple glazed bacon chop [$20]. The glaze was perfect, the meat salty and comforting, and their scrambled eggs are without a doubt, the best I’ve had in Singapore so far. Creamy, buttery, and soft! This is perfect hangover food, in short. If you are not a fan of bacon fat, you can saw it off here much more easily than when it’s on a strip of bacon.   R had the lamb shakshouka [$26]. I am not a fan of lamb, so I didn’t really try this. R’s pretty adventurous, but she doesnt like lamb when the gamey taste is too strong – this was alright, probably because of the tomato-ey gravy surrounding the minced pieces of lamb.   For dessert she had the snickers tart [$6.20] (which tasted just like a snickers bar) and I had the horlicks tart [$6.20] – a sweet crust, topped with horlick goo (not mousse, more like a horlicks ganache), and a horlicky crumble on top. I am extremely interested in trying their baklava – they have a sampler platter for $11 in which you choose 4 different types of baklava to try – they have about 8-10 different types at the little pastry window outside the shop.   When we left they gave us each a little packet of gummies in a paper bag – such a cute touch!   Their housemade lemonade is also really nice and has little passion fruit beads at the bottom. The cuisine here is sort of middle-eastern/egyptian – they do have an Egyptian little plates sort of set for $28 with various lentils and dips and bread and dukkah and anchovies. It is very unlike any brunch place I have ever been to here and is certainly worth a visit!
09 Mar 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

family unfriendly, rude service and overpriced food

We were a party of 3 adults and 2 toddlers having brunch and made reservations for Sunday on Wednesday. When we arrived, we were told there were no highchairs (only 2 available, 1 was broken and the other reserved). Our table was outdoors and in the sun. We asked if we could switch to an empty table in the shade as the toddlers were sweating and turning as red as lobsters. We were told that table was reserved and the party wanted THAT specific table. Riiiggght... The manager gave us a nice lecture about making reservations early (as if 5 days in advance wasn't early enough) and made it sound like it was our fault that we didn't reserve the precious limited highchairs as early as a week in advance. He snootily informed us that they are usually booked out by Thursday. By rustic, Artichoke means rickety shabby furniture, broken squeaky floorboards with rusty nails everywhere. By communal, they mean a community that only includes adults and staff who treat customers like downtrodden strangers. The food was so-so. It's pretensions of sustainable and artisan ring hollow, having just returned back to Singapore from NYC - one of the world's food Meccas. We will definitely never be returning to Artichoke.
21 Jan 2014 • 3 reviews • 0 follower

Buzzing weekend lunch - Imagination on a plate

Stopped by Artichoke for lunch for the first time and was blown away. Imaginative food that impressed.
I had the meze platter and loved the colours and taste combinations. Artichoke is loosely inspired by middle eastern food, which is one of my faves. The meze platter featured gorgeous turkish bread, hummus with a special twist, beetroot with a soft cheese and pistachio nut dukkah, some kind of chicken terrine and a highlight - chilli crab dip. Simply scrumptious. 

We also had the scrambled egg with bacon chop - probably my top 5 bacon dish in Singapore. It's like a VERY thick strip of streaky bacon, marinated in maple syrup.... mmm, mouth watering just thinking about it now.

The kids had fries, which were accompanied by a fantastic aioli. They also tried a bit of everything on our plates as they are fairly adventurous eaters. Not sure I would bring kids who were fussy eaters though.

Service was prompt and patient with us and very friendly and efficient. 
Atmosphere was nice and relaxed and we had a wander into Sculpture Square nearby for a bit of Art and Culture afterwards.

Had a peak at the dinner menu - so just waiting for an excuse to come back.