RONIN has been on my list of to-check-out cafes for a while now. But I kinda forgot about them until I recently pinned all the possible cafes that I know of onto my google map
. And it’s with my newly created map that I realised RONIN is located just beside Clarke Quay MRT. A road away, to be exact. How convenient!
And it being just one MRT stop away from my yoga sanctuary, I decided to drop by just before my yoga class!
In fact, I have visited RONIN 3 times since my first visit. My returned trips were mainly to check out the other items from their menu.
“Are you here for coffee or for food as well?”
I realized they never fail to ask that opening question. Reply them with “food” and they will start to share what’s offered although they since have gotten themselves a physical menu in the form of a big board placed on top of a cupboard (Oh yes, older reviews by other food bloggers had it that RONIN do not have a menu previously).
And from the menu, we ordered:-
1) Scone, $4.50
– This was ordered because it was either sold out or not baked for the day during my earlier visits. And I must say I really like the scone with its little surprises (within) of fig pieces! So good.
2) Dirty RONIN, $13
– Chorizo, gruyere, soft egg, miso mayo, lettuce.
There are 5 choices for their sandwiches. But I chose to go with this, upon the staff’s recommendation. Panini toasted to crispy perfection while maintaining its fluffiness within. I like how the eggs were done. Hard boiled with ramen-egg-like yolk. And the serving was huge! I ended up eating 2, and packing the other 2.
3) Scrambled eggs on toast, $9 (+ $3.50, bacon)
– Other choices of add-on include sausage (pork or lamb) at $4.50, portobello mushroom at $3.50 and avocado at $3. And I must say, the scrambled eggs was the highlight! It’s creamy and silky. And its exterior texture is… Smooth? I am curious how they did it. Yes, amateur cook here! =p The egg went very well with the toasts which were served slathered with lots of butter.
Due to the (silly) 3000 characters limit, continue to read my review on other dishes here: PART2
So yes, although I have been to RONIN thrice now, I wouldn’t rule out ‘not returning’ since I like the vibe of the place. RONIN makes a nice place to chill a little, get a quick bite and a good cup of coffee! In fact, I’m impressed with their service too! During my 3 visits, we were always greeted by happy staff. It could have helped that I came on quieter afternoons where they were able to attend to me/us once I/we entered. And while they were attentive, they left enough room for us to enjoy our own time and space too.
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