Lola’s Cafe (SG)

The facade along Simon Road.

Tucked away along the shop houses at a busy junction somewhere in Kovan.

This cafe is a real hidden gem boasting not only good homemade pastries but also stunning food during dinner service.

The bar or rather the centre point of the cafe.

Run by partners in crime: the guy helms the kitchen churning out the delicious dishes you will see below, while June the lady would be the creator of all things sweet seen on the refrigerated shelves.

Both sweet and savouries were darn good, and reasonable nett pricing to boot.

Tables here were refurbished from retro sewing machine table top, so cool!

Started off with Matcha Latte S$5 and Iced Chocolate S$6.50

Dinner menu: Summer Swimmer Crab Spaghetti S$15-

The spaghetti was cooked to past al dente, which I think is the preferred textured favoured by the locals.

The strong and sweet seafood taste came through easily from the stock base, each spaghetti was tangled up with good amount of crab meat flakes.

For a substantial yet light tasting dinner, this would be a great choice.

Dinner: Duck leg in Orange Mustard Sauce S$16-

First of all – the menu never claimed it’s a Duck Confit.

And so please clear that off your mind after seeing the picture.

If you’re into crispy skin, this one will deliver!.. with the thin crunchy skin accented with orange bursts. Underneath, the meat was slightly on the overcooked side in my opinion but it was still all flavourful and the meat flaked off the bone nicely. Juicy, tender and all so good-licious duck! A must-try for all.

Being the potato junkie I was, I especially loved the creamy dense mashed!! It soaks up gravy (that has an intense orangey taste to it), which matched very well with the duck leg.

Dinner: St Feuillen Halibut Fish & Chips (we opted out the chips)

The flaky juicy halibut was enveloped within the crunchy light beer (St. Feuillen) batter.

Fish & chip lovers will not be disappointed with this plate.

Sampling platter of tarts! All made by the cafe owner.

Left to right: Caramelised banana earl grey tart with Pistachio Topping;
Lemon Meringue Tart;
Rich Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Tart with Kahlua Coffee Cream *our favourite*.

We loved how the shortcut pastries were crunchy, sinfully buttery, and sensibly sweet! I must say that I personally really enjoyed the dark chocolate  ganache for its intense chocolate taste and smoothness.

The aftermath…

Thanks so much to June for the invitation to a lovely dinner service at this cozy cafe.

Weekend is really busy here, so better come before 7pm or prepare to wait in line.

Address: 5 Simon Road, Singapore 545893 (5 minutes walk from Kovan MRT)
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