The Oriole Coffee + Bar at Capitol Piazza is like the quiet demure sibling of the brash extrovert, Oriole at Pan Pacific Serviced Suites in Somerset. The Oriole at Pan Pacific is located at a pedestrian corridor with high human traffic. It has an outdoor dining area, which can be a nice spot to people-watch. In contrast, Oriole Coffee + Bar at Capitol Piazza is tucked away in a quiet corner of level 2 of the mall. Its neighbors are upscale boutiques. Besides fellow diners at Oriole Capitol Piazza, the only people you can watch are the bored boutique assistants. However, if you like a quiet comfortable space for a good cup of coffee, Oriole Coffee + Bar at Capitol Piazza is almost the perfect spot. It is also a good place for meals. Oriole has just introduced a new set lunch deal.
The new set lunch at Oriole Coffee + Bar, Capitol Piazza is priced at $19. It allows you to pick from their Classics Mains or Sandwiches and pair it with a beverage of your choice. You also have the option of adding $6 for any dessert. Oriole Classics include Fish & Chips, Pork Ribs, Pasta and Risotto. A link to their menu is at the end of this post.
I decided to try their set lunch and ordered a Reuben Sandwich and a cup of tea. The order and payment were made at the counter but the food would be served. Ice water was offered and served.
The sandwich came with salad and fries.
The Reuben Sandwich was quite substantial with a generous portion of cured beef between the grilled rye bread. The American deli standard was well stuffed with beef slices, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and salad and given a good dose of dressing. It was a fat and sassy sandwich and an enjoyable one too.
It was a very substantial lunch and I had no room for desserts, although some of their cakes looked quite tempting. However, the place was so pleasant and comfortable, I decided to linger for a while and ordered a latte ($5.50). Instead of dairy milk, Oriole used MAD Milk, their own concoction of cold pressed milk from Macadamias, Almonds and Dates. The latte was strong, smooth and flavourful.
Oriole Coffee + Bar at Capitol Piazza has a small seating area inside the cafe. The more spacious dining area is actually out in the concourse space bordered by the cafe and boutiques. Although the space was really an island in the open corridors of the mall, it felt very private because there was hardly any human traffic. It was a calm space where I could enjoy my latte while admiring the colourful bags and elegant clothes around me. Oriole Coffee + Bar at Capitol Piazza is a hidden gem out in the open.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
Oriole Coffee + Bar @ Capitol Piazza
13 Stamford Road
#02-20/21, Capitol Piazza Neue
Tel: +65 6384 9495
Opening Hours: 10.30am-10.30pm
Nearby Stations : City Hall, Bras Basah