Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 20:00
Sat - Sun: 10:00 - 17:00
Commune Bistro, a wonderfully refreshing bistro hidden in the historic grounds of Phoenix Park with an eclectic east-meets-west menu. Chef owner Eric Hong conceived the menu with his expertise in both Vietnamese and Australian cuisines, often fusing the two.
The name speaks for itself. Located at Phoenix Park next to an Australian school, the place only opens for breakfast and lunch to catch on this crowd of expats dropping or waiting to pick up their kids from school.
A simple setting, I liked the open spacey design which gave a warm feeling from the various hearty discussions that were going on around me.
To chill on a warm day, I started with the Yoghi-berry ($10). Whilst the drink was thick, I found it a little too diluted and lacking in oomph for my liking.
Down to the food, I ordered the special of the day, the Wagyu Pho ($26.50). The soup base was really salty and the beef was well marbled and wonderful.
I also tried the Carbornara Pasta ($22.50). A creamy dish that would go well with the locals, it had two large tiger prawns and scallops that were really well grilled.
For my dessert I had the Banana Peanut ($7.50) cake. The peanut paste on top added a strong flavour to the thick banana cake, making this a rather heavy sweet to end the meal.
Overall, Commune would be a place ideal for coffee catch ups and a quick breakfast with those working around the area, or for the tai tais to catch up with one another. It is quite a nice "out of the town" chill out place, yet not too far away from town itself.
Commune serves fusion Vietnamese cuisine and I'm a huge fan of Vietnamese food, given that there are limited restaurants in SG that serves good Vietnamese food. my first experience at Commune was a brunch with a group of friends after a good workout session at the gym. we decided to try Commune after a friend told us about the great brunch menu offered by Commune. we went there around Sunday noon, the place has good ambience, and music and not so crowded and noisy compared to many brunch plac