25 Nov 2014 • 29 reviews • 0 follower
November 8 is located at Upper Thompson, one of the best places for cafehoppers to be at, due to the close proximity of the popular cafes, such as Habitat Coffee, Pacamara, Brownice, One Man Coffee, Salted Caramel… etc., just to name a handful. However, they are located within a building, known as Thompson V Two. Which is apparently a really weird a** building, with weird locations for their escalators, entrances and exits. On our first visit, I believe we spent 15 minutes on a wild goose chase, trying to look for this cafe, but ended up walking into the restrooms, lifts or running into dead ends.
November 8 is a rather spacious cafe, with a large table accommodating to big groups occupying the centre stage of the cafe, and a cosy corner at a little extension to the space, where a 2-seater sofa, and a couple of really low tables and straw chairs are placed. I thought that the lighting of the cafe was a little too dim for comfort and picture-taking purposes in the evening.
As it was full-house on that day (because everyone else has the same sense of humor as me), the place got really crowded and noisy, which spoils the entire ambience of the cafe. It was also quite stuffy as well, a common complaint amongst the patrons, even when the cafe is not too packed.
We ordered a November Egg ($18.50), Salmon Benedict ($16.50), Baked Portobello Mushrooms ($10), and a Rainbow Cake ($9).
We waited for 40 minutes before our food was served to us, and even though we asked them to serve the Rainbow cake after our meal, they served it to us 20 minutes into the wait for our mains. Not too sure if we didn’t get our message across clearly, or is it their idea to help them to buy some time. Nevertheless, we were ravenous, so we just started on our cake without any complaint, but with much confusion.
November 8 serves a rather regular breakfast fare, just like any other cafes around. What makes them stand out from the rest, is probably its rosti and waffles served with scrambled eggs and salad. It’s kinda, same same but different. Nothing too outstanding from this cafe. I would suggest for you to come here only if you’re craving for a brunch fix really late at night, as they are opened till 11.00pm from Sunday to Thursday, and till 12mn on Friday and Saturday. I believe they’ve revised their opening hours, and the one on burpple and other platforms do not reflect this, which caused us a wasted trip previously.
For a more detailed review with pictures: visit, https://fatassbean.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/review-november-8/