Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat: 11:00 - 20:30
Office Opening Hours:
11:00 to 19:00
Closed: Wed and PH
Closed: Wed, Sun & PH
A quaint little cafe that is located at Istana Park, a unique getaway for the perfect afternoon retreat for everyone with a small menu of finger bites, pizzas, sandwiches and desserts. he cafe embraces lifeartstyle concept that redefines art and lifestyles.
Today, My Art Space sits amongst these tranquil settings, another beautiful spot for art jamming and some serious artistic flair to be exhibited through paintings. Having passed by this hidden gem and noting the cafe herein, I knew that someday soon, I must come by to be soothed by the sweet serenity here.
When I entered, it was around noon on a Saturday afternoon, and seats were aplenty. So I got myself this darling seat right next to the gleaming pool with a gently cascading fountain. They were playing pretty good (pop) music, but I thought that World or classical music would have made this place perfect.
I had wanted to try the Hazelnut Hot Chocolate but was informed that only the usual hot chocolate was available, so I decided on a Hot Green Tea Latte (SGD$6.80) despite being pressurized to take the "normal hot chocolate" repeatedly. It was foamy at first sip, aromatic with matcha's flavour, and creamy thereafter, not a bad choice.
For food, I went for the French Toast (SGD$16.80), that came with maple syrup, crispy bacon and sauteed mushrooms. The french toast probably received a coat or two of egg yolk, but definitely wasn't drenched or dipped into, like traditional french toast. As such, while the fragrant egg taste was missing, the bread slices were deliciously crispy in texture. Pouring maple syrup over it was heavenly.
The bacon was done the way I like it - brittle and crackling, though a tad too heavily-salted. The sauteed mushrooms was satisfying, with juicy and bouncy texture when bitten into. I have no defenses against the umami flavour that was a little strong as well, since sauteed stuff usually are. Paired with the toast, a good balance was struck.
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Location - great. And almost quiet, under the canopy of trees
Service - though friendly not the most efficient or knowledgeble. Coffee and wine took forever to be served, when there was only 4 other guests.
Food - the cake was like a brick.
Great outdoor seats by the pool/pond.
Definitely not heading back for second visit.