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Artistry Café @ Singapore – Artists and Food
As you might have guessed from the name, Artistry Café is not just your typical café; it is also a space that celebrates art and creativity.
Artworks of featured artists blanket the walls of the café, and if you’re lucky, there are also live music performances on selected nights. The current exhibition that they have in store features the handmade plates which Artistry café serves their food on which is up for sale!
The art elements are prevalent in every corner of the café, art has no standard protocol to be appreciated, an abandoned chair from a Hokkien Clan Association was picked up and that form part of the art piece in this little shophouse.
This is not the only one, you can find discarded wooden pallets, tables and artefact cleverly retrofitted to enliven a new life in this artistic setting, that is what Artistry Café proud to call itself and we have to concur their innovative concept.
We placed our order at about 1pm on a weekend and we were bummed out that they ran out of their waffles and their Artistry Crab Burger which are their signatures. We decided to go for their Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast, Cheesy Chicken and Bacon Burger, Scrambled Eggs and Duck Confit Croissant, Vegetarian Aglio Olio, and a slice of Lychee Martini cake and Black Sesame cake each.
We recently found out that Artistry Café will soon only have a single menu from the start of April, so certain items listed here on the Weekend Brunch menu may cease to exist! Oops…Don’t take away our favourites please.
Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast ($14)
The French toast had a layer of raspberry jam and peanut butter sandwiched in between two soft bread layers to ensure that no corner is missed out. Cookie soil was drizzled around the French toast to give it the extra crunch. Served with tangy mixed berry caulis and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side, this is perfect for the sweet toothed.
Cheesy Chicken and Bacon Burger ($20)
Three types of cheeses – parmesan, mozzarella and aged cheddar enveloped the crispy and tender boneless chicken thigh, with housemade tomato salsa, spicy jalapenos and sweet smoky bacon. The chicken on its own did not have any marinate, but paired with the toppings, it was fireworks in our mouths!
That’s not the end of it all; it was served with a portion of truffle fries on the side which we wiped out in seconds. It was probably one of the top few truffle fries we’ve tried so far, a little pity they do not sell it on its own.
Scrambled Eggs and Duck Confit Croissant ($15)
The shredded Duck Confit was tender and flavourful, with the scrambled eggs done of a right consistency. Croissant could’ve had a bit more flavour to it, but otherwise this was a pretty decent dish.
Vegetarian Aglio Olio ($18)
Way too oily for our liking, and while it did not taste bad, it was kind of on the bland side. (Healthier option, maybe?)
Lychee Martini cake ($7)
Basically chiffon cake topped with lychees, this cake was could be described in one word – SWEET and without much of a character at that. A good chiffon cake is said to bounce when pressed down, this one stayed flat.
Black Sesame cake ($6)
A slightly more unique cake combination, you could taste the fragrance of the black sesame in the cake, but the cake on its own was of a crumbly texture which we didn’t quite fancy.
On the whole, Artistry Café definitely serves quality food for the price that you’re paying (you may want to skip the cakes). Of course, the no GST and Service Charge just added some extra sweetness to the deal as you pay what you see on the menu.
Add: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Tel: 6298 2420
Hrs: Tues-Sat 10am-11.30pm Sun 10am-7pm Closed on Mondays