Hill Street Coffee Shop is one of the new eateries at Marine Cove, East Coast Park. It sells noodles but it should not be confused with the famous Hill Street Tai Wah Pork Noodles which had recently been awarded 1 Michelin Star. Hill Street Coffee Shop is one of the new genre of nostalgic and retro cafes which aim to recreate a sanitised version of the coffee shop of the good old days.
Hill Street Coffee Shop at Marine Cove, East Coast Park is like one of the modern attractively decorated food courts. One of its walls is made to look like the facade of the iconic Hill Street Fire Station. Like food courts, Hill Street Coffee Shop sells a variety of local hawker fare. Below are pictures of their simple menu.
We ordered their Dry Minced Pork Noodles ($6.90) and Nasi Lemak with Cripsy Lemon Grass Chicken($9.90). A cup of hot coffee was $1.90 and the iced coffee was $2.90. The food would be served to the table.
The Dry Minced Pork Noodles were not bad. We thought the noodles were a bit too soft but overall the dish was quite enjoyable. The chilli for the noodles was good.
The Nasi Lemak is apparently their specialty and they use basmati rice. We thought the rice lacked the usual fragrance of coconut milk and pandan leaf. The accompanying archar was good. The lemongrass chicken was delicious – crispy skin on the outside and tender tasty meat inside. We liked the chilli they provided for the nasi lemak. It was slightly tangy and not too spicy. It went very well with the chicken.
Hill Street Coffee Shop at Marine Cove is sort of caught in the neither here nor there territory of eateries. It is hard to categorize it – not a hip cafe and not quite a cheap good food who cares about ambience kind of place. Nevertheless, if you are at East Park Cove and like to have local hawker fare in a comfortable setting, then Hill Street Coffee Shop at Marine Cove is not a bad place to head to.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Hill Street Cofffee Shop
#01-03 Marine Cove
1000 East Coast Parkaway
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 10pm