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Jewel Cafe + Bar

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Address: 129 Rangoon Road, 218407
Jewel Cafe + Bar is in the heart of Little India on Rangoon Road. This all day casual chic dining concept offers an extensive menu devoted to a selection of delicious comfort food, unique creations, original cocktails as well as its artfully crafted specialty coffee.

Tue - Thu: 09:00 - 22:00

Fri - Sat: 09:00 - 00:00

Sun: 09:00 - 22:00

Closed: Mon

+65 62989216
$30 based on 24 submissions
Brunch (10 votes), After Work (9 votes), Lunch (8 votes)
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A Jewel in Little India

(For more reviews and photos, click here: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2015/03/jewel-cafebar-little-india-rangoon-rd.html)

There are a few other outlets in the CBD area, but this one's caught my eye. There've been many other reviews on this place, and hence, we went with quite a bit of expectation. There weren't many people around, quite a few couples and people with their laptops. There's a second storey which we conveniently forgot to explore (ugh) and swore to return to dine there again, because I fell in love with their Foie Gras Risotto ($23).    We were seated at the large communal table, kinda weird for just 2 of us. Iced water was served quickly without questions asked, adding bonus points. We ordered:   Foie Gras Risotto ($23) Port N Blue Cheese Burger ($20) Upgrade Truffle Fries (+$2) Pan-seared Watermelon Steaks ($9)   Their Foie Gras Risotto ($23) is just wonderful. For once, I wasn't so picky about the doneness of the risotto, because of the thick, juicy slab of Foie Gras at the top, with a too-huge stalk of celery. It's Duck's liver, no doubt, for this kind of price. The Stilton cheese and extra generous of mushrooms made this whole dish very homely. The Foie did not seem to add any additional taste to the risotto sadly, but it did fare much better off alone. I am not sure I was eating Risotto Mushroom or Mushroom Risotto, for there were more mushrooms than risotto in the end. Not that we'd bother, for we are both mushrooms lovers. For $23, this dish is well worth the money.    Halfway through, the Port N Blue Cheese Burger ($20) arrived. The smell of the Truffle oil from the Fries was not as strong we would have loved, but having normal fries upgraded for just $2 for additional Truffle oil, we were not very picky. There's another note that's super strong too- the Blue Cheese. But the patty's texture was just average. Not the juicy kind, quite crumbly...    Finally, to end off- the most expensive watermelon slices we've ever paid for...

(Read the complete review here: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2015/03/jewel-cafebar-little-india-rangoon-rd.html)

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• 13 Jun 2015 • 4 reviews • 0 follower

"Well, it's subjective!"

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We just finished lunch at Jewel.  Food was half a notch above many cafes in singapore. Ample service to wait on customers and prompt refills of water and taking orders.  Kitchen was quick to churn out the orders too.  But wait, then why that 1 star on service and the overall 2 star rating by me?
Read on..

When ordering, we asked : " What do U recommend on your pasta list?"
Staff: "Our Umami Prawn Capellini and Chili Crab Pasta is popular here"
Me" Is your Prawn Capellini spicy? It's for the kids."
Staff " Oh no."
Hence we ordered it.

When it came, my boy had 2 mouthfuls and kept asking for more water saying it's "hot".  We had thought it's temperature hot and never thought it's spicy.  Until his 3rd glass of water that we thought we should try for ourselves.  Yes, it was spicy hot!

Me: "Didn't you tell us that the pasta was NOT spicy?"
Staff: "Oh ya, a little bit spicy but most can take it."
Me: "But didn't we ask specifically if it was spicy and U knew it's for the kids?"
Staff: "Well, it's subjective"
Me: "...."

We end up ordering another pasta.  And U guessed it... we end up having to pack half of the first (cos it's spicy) and 3/4 of the second back.
No apologies or remedies were suggested.  I could think of maybe a smaller serving of the 2nd pasta (maybe special half size?) or taking a discount off the bill?

Oh, did I mention that they also cleared my half Cappuccino while wife was making payment at the cashier?!!? Gosh!  Think they are eager to move us out since we are already settling our bill, but surely there is no need to rush us?
Well, I surely hope it's a one time dual-mistakes occassion this afternoon.  Hopefully none after us would experience anything similar.


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• 10 Mar 2015 • 53 reviews • 0 follower

A Jewel in Little India

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(For more reviews and photos, click here: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2015/03/jewel-cafebar-little-india-rangoon-rd.html)

There are a few other outlets in the CBD area, but this one's caught my eye. There've been many other reviews on this place, and hence, we went with quite a bit of expectation. There weren't many people around, quite a few couples and people with their laptops. There's a second storey which we conveniently forgot to explore (ugh) and swore to return to dine there again, because I fell in love with their Foie Gras Risotto ($23).    We were seated at the large communal table, kinda weird for just 2 of us. Iced water was served quickly without questions asked, adding bonus points. We ordered:   Foie Gras Risotto ($23) Port N Blue Cheese Burger ($20) Upgrade Truffle Fries (+$2) Pan-seared Watermelon Steaks ($9)   Their Foie Gras Risotto ($23) is just wonderful. For once, I wasn't so picky about the doneness of the risotto, because of the thick, juicy slab of Foie Gras at the top, with a too-huge stalk of celery. It's Duck's liver, no doubt, for this kind of price. The Stilton cheese and extra generous of mushrooms made this whole dish very homely. The Foie did not seem to add any additional taste to the risotto sadly, but it did fare much better off alone. I am not sure I was eating Risotto Mushroom or Mushroom Risotto, for there were more mushrooms than risotto in the end. Not that we'd bother, for we are both mushrooms lovers. For $23, this dish is well worth the money.    Halfway through, the Port N Blue Cheese Burger ($20) arrived. The smell of the Truffle oil from the Fries was not as strong we would have loved, but having normal fries upgraded for just $2 for additional Truffle oil, we were not very picky. There's another note that's super strong too- the Blue Cheese. But the patty's texture was just average. Not the juicy kind, quite crumbly...    Finally, to end off- the most expensive watermelon slices we've ever paid for...

(Read the complete review here: http://mediumrareandothers.blogspot.com/2015/03/jewel-cafebar-little-india-rangoon-rd.html)
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• 16 Oct 2014 • 14 reviews • 0 follower

GREAT FOOD. SLACK SERVICE

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Been away for quit a while as was overseas due to work so on a wenesday nite i brought 2 of my buddies to dine at my favorite cafe at rangoon...JEWEL....i saw on the FB they have launched a new menu. We were there about 8pm there was a few tables of customers, we were greeted by a sweet young lady lead us to a table. I ask the lady if we can sit upstairs as i remembered my wife and i likes the sofa seats up stairs, the lady say no problem but when we want to move a malay guy just talk to her very openly upstairs is closed. my friends a bit dissapointed as was only 8pm and closed upstairs . But i told my friends was alright the food here should not be a missed.
We sat down looked through the menu, my friends first time here cant decide so they ask me to order we share. So i ordered a mushroom portobello salad, a prawn pasta, a scallop with mash , beef taco and a mushroom soup.
First came the soup than 1 by 1 the dishes out togather,  the mushroom soup was as usual hot , tasty , strong mushroom and truffle aroma. The prawn pasta dont need to say was fantastic, at first my friends though that the flakes are alive as was moving when wind blows.than i tried the new dishes, scallops with mash if i remember correctly with capers puree.... was a great match!! then the mushroom salad... the mushrooms was very juicy and well seasoned goes well with the dressing .lastly the beef taco... very tasty, great acidity flavour and i like the kick of spicyness.My buddies loves the food!
Come to service....hmm.... slack.... server not attentive enough. We have to wave to ask for refill our ice water. I am qurious as i saw the guy in spects not really attentive and alert to customers but ...standing inside the bar pressing on hp. So i ask the lady that served us whats that guys position....to our suprise she said is the Manager!! I think the managment got to give a big push on the service as this place serves great excellent food me and my wife and now my buddies knows this place love to dine here regularly.....but if service not there it will be chasing customers away.
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