Mon - Thu: 11:00 - 23:00
Fri: 11:00 - 00:00
Sat: 10:00 - 00:00
Sun: 10:00 - 23:00
At Oriole Coffee + Bar , diners can indulge in affordable comforting bistro fare, matched by an extensive bar menu of quality coffee beverages prepared by award-winning baristas.
Couple of weeks ago, I chanced upon Oriole Café & Bar when I went for lunch at Bedrock Bar & Grill located at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites. Named after a breed of birds, Oriole is the sister restaurant to Bedrock, and serves great comfort food with quality coffee. Owner Keith Loh is an avid coffee lover and award-winning barista (he won second place at Singapore National Barista Championship 2009). Keith then decided to recruit the winner, John Ting, as Oriole’s head barista/assistant manager. If you love coffee, you will be impressed by the quality selection of the coffee on offer. I think it is also the only few dining establishments in Singapore to have its own coffee bean roaster. How impressive is that?
When one thinks of comfort food, the usual suspects that come to mind are fries, pastas, burgers, ribs… these are just some of the dishes you’ll find at Oriole, and I ordered them to share among three friends. The hand-cut thick fries ($8) were chunky like wedges, but sprinkled with rosemary flakes and garlic slices, and served with aioli garlic as the dip. A grand production for a humble side dish but I am not complaining. The St. Louis pork ribs with sambal matah ($24), a dish inspired by the sun-kissed isle of Bali, was an interesting treat, as I don’t think I can get ribs served with sambal chilli anywhere else in Singapore. The Philly steak and cheese was a simple sandwich ($15) – hard to go wrong with that. The last main dish we had was the delectable tagliatelle with red wine braised beef cheek, mushrooms and shallot oil ($15).
Although completely stuffed, we decided it would be a shame to miss out on the desserts. Our happy ending came in the form of honey crumble affogato ($7.50) and eton mess ($7.50). If you love both coffee and ice cream, you should really go for the affogato – rich vanilla ice cream served with cold brewed aromatic espresso coffee (unlike the traditional affogato with hot coffee that melts the ice cream too quickly) and bits of delicious honeycomb crunch.
With its warm and spacious interior, yummy comfort food and great coffee, Oriole Café is the perfect nesting spot after a hard day’s work or shopping.
I was at Somerset one weekday evening with friends and needed a quick bite. We popped into this restaurant, as it wasn’t crowded.I shared with a friend: - Fish and Chips. Thick chunky pieces of fish in a breaded crust. Fries were done Cajun style. This particular dish is different from the traditional ones at most places.
- Chicken Tikka: Chicken pieces nicely marinated and grilled. Served with a yoghurt dip on the side. Tastes good, even though it's served in a western cafe.
They do have Happy Hour promotion, where some beers and wines are ‘1 for 1’.
My husband and I ordered a salad and 2 mains. with UOB 10% discount we paid $64. The food was yummy and had generous serving of fresh ingredients. (unlike PS Cafe Petit's overpriced cargo-laden food!). Our main were cheek pasta, seafood baked rice. I'll surely go back to try other dishes.