Beanstro at Takashimaya (SG)

The facade (Media set)

Beanstro is the restaurant by Coffee Bean & Tea Leaves in Singapore.

We visited the first branch at MBS a few months back.

You can expect full fledged American styled food and CBTL drinks available all day long, in a casual set up. Also, it is Halal certified!

Interior (Media set)

I started off with the newly launched Tea Cappuccino, this was peach flavour – it was a huge tall glass, good for two persons really.

It was a peachy tea indeed, more on the sweet side.

Ice-blended Black Forest coffee S$7.50++ – As good as always, my favourite.

Tuna Nicoise S$19++

For a substantial yet light-tasting meal, this salad is highly recommended.

The citrus-y dressing was made in-house, salad leaves were fresh, generous serving of seared thick tuna slices.

Classic Eggs Benedict S$17++

Smoked beef ham was used in place of the normal bacon or ham.

The thick and toasty brioche absorbed the runny yolks well.

The Hollandaise sauce came in intense yellow, it was given in abundance.

Texture wise, I thought it was mixed with roux (butter and flour mixture) to make it more substantial (instead of the normal composition of yolks, lemon juice/vinegar and clarified butter). It was comforting, but I rather do without the addition of flour.

Seafood wrapped in Cartoccio S$26++

You could inform the service crew if you want the pasta spicy or not upon ordering.

I like mine spicy, hence you will see chopped cili padi in there to add kick to the tasty tomato based sauce.

The seared scallops were tender, wrapped inside also included small mussels and a small lobster, sweet tender flesh within to boot.

Fettucine was cooked to al dente.

Vongole S$26.50++

The briny squid ink spaghetti cooked to the right bite.

Stir fried vongole and the squid ink carb made it an ultimate seafood taste, with a hint of smokiness.

Sirloin Steak (200g) S$24++

A good range of steak cuts also available here.

Have to try it out!

We had this cooked to medium rare, and the meat did arrive as that.

The jus served with the steak was flavourful and came with a tinge of red wine.

Warm Molten Chocolate Cake S$10++

I was sorely disappointed with this supposed molten chocolate cake.

The inside of the molten chocolate popped out and baked through as you can see from the dome in the picture.

After an enquiry with the manager, we were acknowledged that the desserts (mainly served in this cup) were outsourced and arrived prepared. Hence, baking this molten chocolate cake upon order ended up cooking it thoroughly.

Cake batter itself tasted good, a pity on the texture.

The not so molten inside.

I thought this restaurant is a potential choice for a shopping pit stop to savour mid-range priced food or just to have their large portioned coffee / tea blends.

UOB offers 10% rebates for CBTL and Beanstro outlets if I’m not wrong.

Thanks to Agnes and Steven for setting up this tasting session.

Address: #B1-37 Ngee Ann City (opposite Aesop), Singapore 238872
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