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Ronin

Western
Ronin is a very relaxing and cozy setting cafe serving dishes such as scrambled eggs, sandwiches and French toast.

Daily: 08:00 - 20:00

$20 based on 18 submissions
Brunch (7 votes), Breakfast (5 votes), Chillout (4 votes)
FattyL

My favourite cafe by far

For photos and the full review, head over here.

Coffee is amazing, food is great and pretty worth the buck; but the best thing about Ronin is the people behind it. The staff are friendly, attentive, and very very approachable. Every visit is like a gathering with old friends.

Their matcha latte is one of the - if not the - best in town, and their paninis are both reasonably priced and really yummy. The Big in Japan curry rice is also a wonderful dish for a more filling meal.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • French Toast6 votes
  • Scrambled eggs with toast4 votes
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15 Dec 2014 • 24 reviews • 0 follower

My favourite cafe by far

For photos and the full review, head over here.

Coffee is amazing, food is great and pretty worth the buck; but the best thing about Ronin is the people behind it. The staff are friendly, attentive, and very very approachable. Every visit is like a gathering with old friends.

Their matcha latte is one of the - if not the - best in town, and their paninis are both reasonably priced and really yummy. The Big in Japan curry rice is also a wonderful dish for a more filling meal.
Scrambled Eggs, portobello mushroom, and sausages
12 Dec 2014 • 1909 reviews • 258 followers

hip and happening

Decided to check out this hidden find at Hong Kong Street, where part of it is under construction. With no real signboard and just a dark door, the real action comes in once you enter.

The dark setting has a life of its own, and upon entry it becomes a rather lively scene.

The menu is on the wall, and orders are placed at the counter. The place only takes cash.

Portions are huge. I tried the Scrambled Eggs ($9), added a really huge portobello mushroom ($3.50) and sausages ($4.50).

Better though was the French Toast ($14.50), huge thick pieces of bread slightly soaked in honey and topped with caramelised apples. Ideal for those looking for a hearty breakfast.

Service was generally nonchalant and the dining crowd tends to be mostly young hipsters and young families.
25 Nov 2014 • 579 reviews • 21 followers

Ultra pretentious hipster spot but good decent food

For the full review, please see http://thehungrybunnie.blogspot.sg/2014/11/ronin.html

Ronin the cafe is what you'd expect of just about every other coffee joint: dark, eclectic, industrial and totally hipster. The fact that the facade is completely hidden speaks volumes as to its wannabe pretentiousness. But, at least the service was warm and smiley. 

The menu's decidedly limited, with up to only 10 items available on any given day. Not a lot of choice, but heaven-sent for the perpetually-undecided. Please note that this is a cash-only establishment, so be sure to to pad your wallet accordingly.

We had:

1) Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($9): incredibly silky, but slightly undersalted. Add-ons like the juicy Pork Sausage ($4.50) and succulent grilled Portobello Mushroom ($3.50) made this a much more substantive meal option 

2) Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($9): made vegetarian with half an Avocado ($3) and Portobello Mushroom ($3.50) 

3) Brioche French Toast ($14.50): thick and fluffy and eggy and caramelised perfectly. This was paired with a softly braised green apple, grilled back bacon, a knob of hazelnut butter and sticky sweet syrup. An absolute must-try
 
4) U can ask for, off the menu Raspberry Jam ($2) and Fig Jam ($2) to spread atop the toasts. These were lovely, chunky and sweet.  
 
5) Latte ($4.20): too milky and overwhelmed the coffee base 
 
6) Wicked ($5.50): essentially a hot mocha peppermint. This was like drinking a liquid form of After Eights dinner mints.So luscious. 
 
7) Iced Ero Tea ($7+): an earl grey tea infused with fresh thyme - was a refreshing thirst quencher
Try the Dirty Ronin- it's good.
21 Nov 2014 • 7 reviews • 0 follower

Great hidden place

The place is a little hard to locate because there isn't a sign board. But the decor is pretty cool. Food is nice. I had a dirty ronin, iced latte and matcha latte- definitely artisan. Seats are a little uncomfy. Staff are uber nice. But the carpark is a turn-off though. Otherwise, I had a pretty good time there.
09 Nov 2014 • 1 review • 0 follower

Poor, insensitive service

This was our 3rd F&B stop of what turned out to be 5 outlets of the day. It started off well with the 2 of us being seated in the corner of a communal table. The waitress was great even having a short conversation with us. One waiter was the complete opposite. My partner and I were starting to get into a great personal conversation when the waiter abruptly interuppted and asked if he could move us so we could seat opposite each other on the communal table to make way for others. I declined that arrangement as that would not allow us to continue such a conversation at all but obliged to move anyway, giving up the corner to sit beside my partner so we could continue said conversation. At no point were we taking up any more seats or space then we should.

After a while, the same waiter rudely interuppted again and asked if we were "waiting on any other orders?", indicating that there were other customers who wanted our seats. At this point, I stood up and decided to leave. I'll be happy to pay for another cup of coffee but do not appreciate being so rudely interuppted or moved around. Maybe we were easy targets because we were near the door but I paid for my coffee too. I shouldn't be made to feel unwelcome just because you have a revolving door of customers. Experience ruined and out of the 5 F&B places we were at today, Ronin was the worst. If you are looking for a place for good coffee and conversation, avoid this place.