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The Lokal

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Address: 136 Neil Road

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 33 submissions
Brunch (8 votes), Breakfast (6 votes), Lunch (3 votes)
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The Lokal: Aussie Inspired Hipster Cafe At Neil Road

Full review at http://lepakwithyaops.com/the-lokal-aussie-inspired-hipster-cafe-at-neil-road

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 Strong Aussie vibes with a touch of Peranakan style, The Lokal (which also means "bar or dining place" in German) is nestled at the corner of Neil Road. Led by Chef Darren Farr, The Lokal is all about Western comfort food and gourmet coffee which beans are from Sarnies. Despite of the crowd, service by the waitresses are well delivered with courtesy and hospitality. I ordered a burger dish, but forgotten its name. Served with squid ink (or was it charcoal) buns, bacon, sunny side up with a thick slab of perfectly done salmon. Not only was it tasty, but definitely Instagram worthy! Lu orderd Roasted Chicken Panini which did live up to expectations. As mentioned earlier, beans are from Sarnies as this cafe is co-owned by the folks of Sarnies. Besides Latte ($5.5), German wheat beer Paulaner is also on tap. Lastly, although both of us were filled, but we couldn't resist the temptation of Sticky Date Pudding. Blame it on the good sales speech by the waitress. Served with a heap of vanilla ice cream, piping hot pudding and adorned with a thick layer of caramelized sugar, it was diabetic (but shiok)! Opened till 1030pm, The Lokal is probably one of the spots for dinner and wind down after a long day of work.  

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  • 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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30 Mar 2015 • 203 reviews • 5 followers

The Lokal: Aussie Inspired Hipster Cafe At Neil Road

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Full review at http://lepakwithyaops.com/the-lokal-aussie-inspired-hipster-cafe-at-neil-road

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 Strong Aussie vibes with a touch of Peranakan style, The Lokal (which also means "bar or dining place" in German) is nestled at the corner of Neil Road. Led by Chef Darren Farr, The Lokal is all about Western comfort food and gourmet coffee which beans are from Sarnies. Despite of the crowd, service by the waitresses are well delivered with courtesy and hospitality. I ordered a burger dish, but forgotten its name. Served with squid ink (or was it charcoal) buns, bacon, sunny side up with a thick slab of perfectly done salmon. Not only was it tasty, but definitely Instagram worthy! Lu orderd Roasted Chicken Panini which did live up to expectations. As mentioned earlier, beans are from Sarnies as this cafe is co-owned by the folks of Sarnies. Besides Latte ($5.5), German wheat beer Paulaner is also on tap. Lastly, although both of us were filled, but we couldn't resist the temptation of Sticky Date Pudding. Blame it on the good sales speech by the waitress. Served with a heap of vanilla ice cream, piping hot pudding and adorned with a thick layer of caramelized sugar, it was diabetic (but shiok)! Opened till 1030pm, The Lokal is probably one of the spots for dinner and wind down after a long day of work.  
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31 Dec 2014 • 40 reviews • 0 follower

Some hits and misses, but visit for the cafe experience

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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.
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26 Dec 2014 • 79 reviews • 17 followers

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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.
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12 Dec 2014 • 2005 reviews • 255 followers

Nice Hipster Cafe for Brunch

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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.
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11 Nov 2014 • 40 reviews • 0 follower

the Lokal - now serving Aussie inspired dinner

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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
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