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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 22 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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• 10 Mar 2015 • 41 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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• 21 Sep 2014 • 439 reviews • 7 followers

Lovely food at Jewel

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The cafe itself was not big, but they managed to make it appear spacious with a huge table on one side and smaller ones at the other side. I like the deceptively rustic decor, and service was good even though we chose to dine outdoors.

I had the main course of Umami Prawn Capellini (SGD$23.00) was served. It consisted of capellini pasta, grilled prawns, crustacean oil topped with Umami "magic dust", fish roe and fish flakes. The coloring and ingredients looked really good but see the video before we proceed.

The dish was piping hot and there might have been a little breeze, thus fanning the very-thin fish flakes about - but the flakes were moving in a rather animated way (to quote the Beau), and to me there looked like live coral wriggling about on my plate. I was a little hesitant and wondered if I should eat it. Anyway, I did after the very friendly Adrian himself that this was merely fish flakes moving in the wind, and that his grandmother used to tell it they were alive ...lol. The pasta was tasty, infused with all the goodness of the flakes, roe and succulent grilled prawns. The flavor was a marriage of savoury and spiciness, texture enhanced by the crackling ingredients.

The Beau chose to have the Southern Fried Chicken (SGD$20.00), satiating his craving for junk food - crispy fried chicken marinated in milk and special spice mix, then deep fried; served with side salad and fries (we added another SGD$2.00) to upgrade to Truffle Fries. The chicken was indeed crispy on the outside, and tender on the inside (because of the milk?), and the amazing thing was that this fried chicken dish was not greasy at all.

For desserts, we managed to share a Pan-Seared Watermelon Steaks (SGD$10.00) - with pineapple sorbet, basil leaves, balsamic glaze, chocolate sauce and sea salt. It was merely warmed water-melon slices topped with some flavored ingredients, disappointingly. The only refreshing item was the pineapple sorbet with its distinctive flavor, and we thought it was a little overpriced to be paying SGD$10.00 for three (albeit thick) slices of water-melon.

For full review and more photos, please feel free to visit:
http://thearcticstar.blogspot.sg/2014/09/dinner-at-jewel-coffee-cafe-bar-rangoon.html

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