Oberstrasse – cafe in Lavender for coffee & rosti

Oberstrasse Cafe is located on the ground level of Kitchener Complex, which is not along Kitchener Road but at the junction of French Road and Horne Road. The cafe, which actually faces Horne Road, is just a short walk from the Kallang Road Exit of Lavender MRT Station. Confused by all the names already? Luckily, there is nothing too confusing about the menu of Oberstrasse Cafe. It serves good coffee and casual European breakfast, lunch and tea.

Oberstrasse Cafe

Oberstrasse Cafe at Lavender

The good news is that personal travel may be allowed from the 2nd half of 2021. So you may want to make sure that you have your passport all ready. If you are going to collect your passport from the Immigration and Customs Authority (ICA) or have to be in the ICA Building at Lavender for any reason, you can check out the Oberstrasse Cafe. It is a nice cosy place for a cup of coffee, snacks or simple meal.

Oberstrasse Cafe is another cafe with the industrial style decor, complete with exposed ceiling and concrete floor. Overhead, there are  rows of interesting jar lights. The tables are quite well spaced out and there is a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Oberstrasse Cafe

Menu of Oberstrasse Cafe

The menu is fairly simple and straightforward. There are a few breakfast and pasta dishes plus sides and desserts. Rosti, the Swiss potato dish, is a special feature of the Oberstrasse Menu.

Lunch at Oberstrasse Cafe

Oberstrasse is home of specialty coffee roasters – OBX Coffee Roasters. The coffee at the cafe is of good quality and reasonably priced. We have tried the hot Americano, latte and bottled cold brew. They were all very good.

We had the Bacon Shrooms Carbonara ($16) and Oven Baked Cajun Chicken Thigh (($16) for lunch.

The creamy bacon and mushroom carbonara was saucy and tasty. The pasta had a pleasant springy texture and was smothered with a smooth buttery sauce. The bacon and flavoursome mushroom helped made it a comforting and satisfying pasta dish.

The Oven Baked Cajun Chicken Thigh was served with rosti and a generous portion of salad. The chicken was well seasoned. It was tender and juicy and had smokey crispy skin. The rosti was nice. It was crispy brown on the outside and had a buttery soft, melting interior. The dish was a substantial meal that was enjoyable.

We also had a slice of carrot cake ($6). It was moist and not too sweet. The cream cheese icing was pretty and made the nice carrot cake into an object of desire.

Pleasant spot for coffee, tea or quick meal

We liked the coffee at Oberstrasse Cafe. The staff was cheerful and friendly. The prices are reasonable, especially when you consider that no GST or service charge is added to the bill. On the whole, we think that Oberstrasse Cafe is a pleasant spot for breakfast, brunch, a simple lunch or afternoon tea. It can be a very nice place to while away your time if you have to wait for an appointment at the ICA.

Food: 3
Service: 4
Value: 3
Atmosphere: 3
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs  3 Tops

Oberstrasse Cafe
Block 809 French Road #01-50
Singapore 200809

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Opening Hours
9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Nearby Station: Lavender


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#Street Fact – The British would not have named a street after the French and they did not. French Road was named after Field Marshall Earl John French of Ypres, a calvary commander of the British Expeditionary Force during World War I.

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