(November 8 had since ceased operations.)
Thomson has no lack of foodie spots, and it just got better. Located in the same building as OZ Specialty Coffee, Thomson V Two now welcomes its newest cafe under the roof, November 8 Coffee & Company, which would hold their official opening on 29th December 2013.
As quirky as the name seems, the cafe is named as such as the owners whom previously owned now-defunct Barbacoa at City Square Mall had opened both the restaurant and this cafe coincidentally on the same date, which is on the 8th of November.
All-day breakfast is served here much like most cafes these days, however there are a few unconventional dishes such as the Potato Rosti that I had ordered. It comes with scrambled eggs, bratwurst and bacon sides as well. The scrambled eggs were well-cooked without being too runny nor solid, though I would have preferred it to be served beside rather than on top of the rosti to prevent the rosti from getting soggy. Rosti was flavourful with a crisp exterior, and a dollop of sour cream at the side is also added for those who love the combination of the two. The garden salad by the side was fresh and the dressing had an interesting taste, where a hint of mustard seemed to be involved.
(Waffles with Coconut Ice-Cream)
Waffles had been getting into the menus of cafes lately, and November 8 is no exception. I got the Waffles with Ice-Cream and got mine paired up with a coconut flavoured ice-cream. Nothing much to say on the ice-cream, but the batter of the waffles were impressive with its eggy flavour and crispy edges with fluffy insides. It was even good enough to have it just alone. For those who prefer other sorts of waffles, there are also choices such as one which topped with berries, strawberry chocolate fondue or just plain with butter and maple syrup, which is definitely something I would order again for my subsequent visits!
November 8 uses blends from Dutch Colony Coffee, and the blend they use are a mix of three origins, namely El Salvador for a fruity touch, Sumatran for the punch and Brazil for the body. All these could be felt from the Flat White that I had.
November 8 is a well hidden spot, given its location within the building, which suits the image of being a hipster cafe for most of them do take a little effort to find as well. The food is definitely well worth the trip, and is a reward for those who found them. A cozy spot to chill, this is a cafe with a unique character that we sincerely hope to see standing strong in years to come.
11 Sin Ming Road
#01-30 Thomson V Two
Telephone: +65 6554 4388
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/November8.SG