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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 30 submissions
Brunch (8 votes), Breakfast (6 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
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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.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • coffee5 votes
  • Latte4 votes
  • Roast Chicken on Panini3 votes
  • Roast beef on rye3 votes
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12 Dec 2014 • 1909 reviews • 258 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 • 28 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. 
27 Oct 2014 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

great food but long queues for table

Coffee was great and the roast beef on rye was amazing. Would recommend to go earlier as queues can get pretty long. 
20 Sep 2014 • 162 reviews • 3 followers

Great Sunday brunch!

For the full post and pictures visit toseetofeeltoeat

I chose the Roast Chicken Panini with crispy panchetta, tomato, avocado, and aioli ($15) and a latte ($5.50). Stef chose to pimp her own breakfast which allowed her to choose any item from the breakfast sides. She picked sundried tomatoes ($3), sauteed mushrooms ($4), avocado ($4), and scrambled eggs ($5).   The Roast Chicken Panini was delicious. I love the sweet tomatoes, creamy avocado, savory panchetta, and tender chicken. 

The sundried tomatoes in Stef's breakfast were deliciously sweet! The avocado and sauteed mushrooms were really delicious too!

The Sticky Date Pudding was perfect. Warm sticky date pudding with a scoop of cold vanilla ice cream. Absolutely heavenly.