Monday, 3 August 2015

Five & Dime

I have to admit that the location is not very accessible if you are visiting by train. With two nearest MRT stations stationed in town, Five & Dime can only depend on Somerset and Dhoby Ghaut MRT Stations. Luckily, there is a bus stop directly across the road, which a little more convenience to diners, as well as a car park just right behind the cafe.

Five & Dime has two entrances, one from the front door, and another from the backdoor which is link directly to the car park. Either way allows you to be served by the crew and given a seat. It does not have a lot of seats, so reservation is actually recommended, and they only take in reservation on every two hours (e.g. Table reservation at 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, etc.).

With just a page of selections based on the dining period you are in, menu may seem limited. But after trying out their brunch, I believe I can anticipate more exciting food from Five & Dime served in other periods of the day.

A separate menu for the desserts. From the look of it, it seems that there is only thing I would go for...

French Toast ($16.00) with choice of either crispy bacon or chicken sausages and with fruit salad. It really seems to me as a very simple dish, but their French toast is just too fluffy and the syrup with butter makes the toast not too dry yet sweet. If you had the choice of chicken sausages, this might just be a perfect meal for your kids.

Braised Pork Belly Sandwich ($18.00), with the use of black Berkshire pork in between toasted French white and sweet potato fries at the side. I have no idea how many portions are available, but I'm glad that I am one of those trying out the limited portions!

Pork belly is definitely yummy, dripping with sauce on the "tough-like-rock" French white. Well, the outer is hard, but the bread itself is still quite soft and the dripping sauce is acting like a jam to me.

Golden Custard Lava Cake ($12.00). The only special out of the list of 5. Something like custard bun, but instead a "westernized" version. Love the soft chocolate-ty taste of the cake, mixing the sweet and saltiness together to form a smile on your lips.

Five & Dime has definitely thrown me a few surprises during my meal there, and again, definitely a well-worth return trip! Service is commendable with smiles on every crew and attentiveness to diners.

Five & Dime

297 River Valley Road
Singapore 238338

Tel: (65) 9236 5002

Opening Hours
Mon - Thurs: 1200 - 2200 hours
Fri: 1200 - 0000 hours
Sat: 1000 - 0000 hours
Sun: 1000 - 2200 hours

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