Gaest cafe is a tiny hole-in-the-wall cafe serving sandwiches “inspired by modern Nordic cuisine”. The 200 sq ft space (our guesstimate) houses the food preparation area and seating for six. More alfresco seating is provided outside. But within the confines of such a tiny place, they managed to whip up quite a tasty brunch.
We tried the roast pork sandwich ($14) which was slices of sourdough containing freshly roasted pork with really crunchy cracking. The oiliness of the pork was balanced by the tangy taste of marinated red cabbage (sign of the Nordic influence). We also tried the scrambled eggs and salmon ($15). The eggs were well cooked and the salmon portion was generous. In terms of taste, we thought the pork sandwich was unique and would be something we would return to Gaest cafe for. The scrambled eggs and salmon were not bad but not different from that served at many other places. It should however be said that both dishes were presented beautifully.
What made us very happy at brunch was not the food but the coffee. We thought the cappuccino here was one of the best we had tasted in recent times. At $4.50 each they were also reasonably priced. We appreciated the trouble they took to decorate the coffee. If you are in the Telok Ayer area, we would certainly recommend you stop by at the Gaest cafe for a cuppa.
Food : 3
Service : 4
Value : 3
Atmosphere : 2
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Average cost per person : $20
21 McCallum St #01-01, The Clift
Singapore 069 047
Tel : 6634 0922
Nearby Stations : Tanjong Pagar, Telok Ayer
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