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The Lokal

Western

The Lokal serves Western style comfort foods made from scratch using fine and healthy ingredients to suit everyones appetite.

Mon - Fri: 08:00 - 18:00

Sat - Sun: 09:00 - 16:00

+65 64239918
$27 based on 32 submissions
Brunch (8 votes), Breakfast (6 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
HerPenandFork

Some hits and misses, but visit for the cafe experience

For the full review, go to http://herpenandfork.blogspot.sg/2014/12/the-lokal-review.html

The LoKal, located on Neil Road, is one cafe that I really looked forward to visiting as it has a few differentiating points from other local cafes. The place is opened by the same folks behind Sarnies (said to be another great joint) and the cooks hand-make quite a fair bit of the ingredients used in the cafe's dishes. The concept of the cafe specifically emulates a Melbourne cafe too.
 
 Although it threw me off at first as it was served cold, the creaminess of the avocado with the flavour from the chicken and aioli came together very well. The bread was chewy inside, while there was an occasional crispness from the bacon. It may look simple, but every mouthful was delicious. Order it.
 
 This was listed as highly recommended by a lot of reviews and no wonder why. It is a unique brunch item. The bread was a nice dense texture and moist inside. The light banana sweetness was made even better when combined with the yogurt, which was soaked up by the bread. Though the portion was just about a fist size, for one person, it is just right as too much could get cloying towards the end, especially so for people with less of a sweet tooth.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • coffee6 votes
  • Latte4 votes
  • Roast Chicken on Panini4 votes
  • Roast beef on rye3 votes
  • Sticky Date Pudding2 votes
  • 1/2 kampong chicken1 vote
  • Breakfast Burger1 vote
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31 Dec 2014 • 39 reviews • 0 follower

Some hits and misses, but visit for the cafe experience

For the full review, go to http://herpenandfork.blogspot.sg/2014/12/the-lokal-review.html

The LoKal, located on Neil Road, is one cafe that I really looked forward to visiting as it has a few differentiating points from other local cafes. The place is opened by the same folks behind Sarnies (said to be another great joint) and the cooks hand-make quite a fair bit of the ingredients used in the cafe's dishes. The concept of the cafe specifically emulates a Melbourne cafe too.
 
 Although it threw me off at first as it was served cold, the creaminess of the avocado with the flavour from the chicken and aioli came together very well. The bread was chewy inside, while there was an occasional crispness from the bacon. It may look simple, but every mouthful was delicious. Order it.
 
 This was listed as highly recommended by a lot of reviews and no wonder why. It is a unique brunch item. The bread was a nice dense texture and moist inside. The light banana sweetness was made even better when combined with the yogurt, which was soaked up by the bread. Though the portion was just about a fist size, for one person, it is just right as too much could get cloying towards the end, especially so for people with less of a sweet tooth.
26 Dec 2014 • 79 reviews • 17 followers

Brunch

Full review with photos at: http://rachelays.blogspot.sg/2014/12/the-lokal-at-neil-road.html

Cafe Latte: Not sure why but their cafe latte was served in a piccolo latte sized glass. Check out that beautiful foamy surface and latte art! Taste wise, their cafe latte was slightly bland and too milky for my liking. I thought that since it was served in such a small cup, the coffee taste would be stronger but I was wrong. While I felt that the coffee was average, CC loved its acidity and didn't felt that the caffeine kick was weak.

Burger with turkey bacon and egg. I wouldn't pay full price for this as I didn't felt it was worth it. Nothing impressive either. Egg yolk wasn't completely running but burger was fluffy and ingredients were fresh.

Roast chicken ciabatta: Chicken was tender and moist but I would appreciate if portion of chicken was more (listed price was $18 I think). The avocado was slightly sweet, evenly mashed, and had a wonderfully refreshing taste.
12 Dec 2014 • 1943 reviews • 259 followers

Nice Hipster Cafe for Brunch

You know a place is a hipster cafe when on the menu it says "Pimp My Breakfast".  The key selling point of The Lokal is the food is made in-house with items created from scratch.

Located on Neil Road, this nicely designed dark setting cafe allows you to pick the items you want to eat.

I ordered the Scrambled Egg ($4.65), which was runny, paired it with Grilled mushorooms ($3.74) and Roast Chicken ($5.61). I did not like the shredded roast chicken as I found it to have a very strong "chicken feather" after taste.

Better was the Roast Beef ($7.48), which had a good balance of oil yet not too wet which I ate with the Wilted Spinach ($3.74). An interesting dish was the Smoked Salmon ($5.61) in which a whole slab of fish was smoked in one poiece instead of the usual smoked individual slices. The fish was done medium and hence th surfaces of the fish was smoked with the insides ended up just slightly cooked.

I also tried their Toast ($5.14) with their in-house created jam.

As for the Flat White ($4.67), it was executed well with a good balance of strength and milk.

Service was generally good, with cheery and happy staff. I was quite impressed that there was someone at the door to open it even before I entered. Food was quick to arrive.
11 Nov 2014 • 34 reviews • 0 follower

the Lokal - now serving Aussie inspired dinner

the lokal is finally serving dinner! starting from 11.11.2014, chef darren and the team will be offering aussie inspired dishes which are worth the penny. from the lamb shoulder to that 1/2 kampong chicken, be prepared to be in for a treat. 

see the full range of dishes and my review @ http://shauneeie.blogspot.sg/2014/11/the-lokal-now-serving-aussie-inspired.html
27 Oct 2014 • 242 reviews • 46 followers

Innovative food items

For full review, visit http://www.ms-skinnyfat.com/2014/07/the-lokal.html

This new cafe on Neil Road is the offspring of Sarnies, another crazy packed cafe that I've yet to try (ZOMG call myself a food blogger).
Well The Lokal checked off all the boxes on the hipster cafe checklist and they even went as far as to throw in a $40k Slayer machine. Oh that s*** beast took me on an intense ride with his latte ($5.50) and I must say it was all very smooth. And a little nutty too. The beans are from Sarnies and they have their barista consultant, affectionately known as the K Man, who is overseeing the coffee making for now.  Many would go for the signature Veal Schnitzel Burger ($28) served with a tangy grilled pineapple and red slaw but we skipped that because chunky chips weren't available that day! Instead, i opted for the Roast Beef on Rye ($17). The sandwich was a combination of perfectly caramelized onion and thinly sliced sautéed beef. The flavors were a little sweet and could be sharpened with a stronger mustard than the current grain mustard crème fraiche. It was a good roast beef sandwich nonetheless. The Roast Chicken Panini ($15) was good too. The filling included huge juicy slices of fresh tomato (not the cheapo Malaysian sort), copious amount of avocado mash, crispy pancetta and salty roast chicken meat. The bread was our favorite among the lot of sandwiches we had, partly because it's a little more pillowy and chewy. 
A healthier option is the Smashed Avocado with Ricotta Sourdough ($18). The ricotta is made in house, along with their yogurt as well. It was simply topped with some pomelo and almonds, drizzled with olive oil. I liked the separate components of the dish but it came together rather plainly. A touch of honey could make this a better dish in my opinion but that's just my preference.