Mon: 08:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri: 08:00 - 22:00
Sat: 09:00 - 22:00
Sun: 09:00 - 16:00
The LoKal is a casual eatery that uses homemade ingredients and attracts locals from in and around Singapore. A twist on the classic Aussie café, we provide all our customers with great homemade food including yoghurt, sauces and pickles all made on site.
Started in 2014 by local Aussie chef Darren Farr, The LoKal is located right beside the Goethe-Institut Singapore, giving Darren the idea to give the café a little German influence. With stellar sauerkraut and great goulash, The LoKal is for anybody looking for a casual café feel, along with influences from all over the world.
For full reviews, visit http://www.umakemehungry.com/2016/05/the-lokal.html
You may be mistaken by the German word "Lokal" thinking that it serves more on German Cuisine but in fact the Lokal is an Australia Style Cafe than offers more than just German flavours. Taking the business name, it kind of already suggest that its more on the Local, more like internationally influenced style. They are located at a corner of the intersection of Bukit Pasoh and Neil Road where you can find Goethe Institue nearby. It's quite easy to get here as they are within minutes walk from Outram MRT Station.
Starters was good with 3 ways Cauliflower served on a traditional Chinese metal plate. Cauliflower comes in 3 different forms and beautifully presented. With puree as its base, stacked by leafy greens and cabbages with tumeric infused cauliflowers, fried cauliflowers, as well as Ricotta & almond makes it special. Recommended.
Another starter we had was great and perhaps suitable for those who want a lighter meal instead. Roasted beet roots was juicy and mix with quinoa, green beans, blue cheese & honey walnuts. I'm not really a fan of blue cheese, fortunately, the taste of the blue cheese was not that strong as I would have thought.
Torn between the Braised beef cheek and Cape Grim Sirloin Tagliata, I end up with the latter as per recommended by the server for its popularity. Served on a wooden board with scrumptious beef cubes cover by watercress with Asiago cheese and cheery tomatoes pairing.
The beef were cut into cubes form cooked to the default perfection by the cafe. Simply love its charred exterior and the juicy tender mild bloody meat.
Having walked past it often and noticing the crowd, we decided to go for brunch at the Lokal and was disappointed. The food was mediocre; the banana cake was moist yes, but the sauce was too citrus. The avocado ricotta was pathetic with the cheese splattered over the plate with no effort at presentation. To cap it all the toast was burnt!
The staff were more interested in chatting with some regular (I guess) than service.
Wont be back anytime.
I went there for an early lunch today because I was on leave. I was Checking out some food blogs before deciding on the lokal which has pretty decent reviews. I ordered the slipper lobster roll which came with the fries. The prawn is decent and ok value for $22, although I find the fries too overfried. Prefer fries which were not fried with reused oil.
My partner ordered his brunch that came with bread. He waited for a few mins for something before asking me whether they served butter. When we asked for butter, we were appalled that we had to pay for it. We were both on leave and didn't want to make a big fuss, but that didn't leave a good impression for sure. Both of you happen to be the kind who need butter spread on our bread!
The waitress told us that the butter is chargeable because it is home made. But there was no choice to take a normal butter, and I don't think it's reasonable for a cafe to serve dry bread without butter. It's really not about the $1, I just thought the owners could think a bit deeper on providing customers options on the butters, perhaps put in the menu about the healthier version of their homemade butter and let their customers decide!
having said all these, it is still a cafe worth checking out just for novelty sake.