As though there is not enough cafes in the Kampong Glam area, another new one had just sprouted up at Bali Lane.
This small space is run by three young adults, whom used to operate an online bakery business specialising in macarons named Flag & Sac. The cafe feels very well put together in comparison to those that have opened recently. It feels simple, uncluttered and cosy yet tastefully arranged.
Food menu contains quite a few egg dishes. Other choices such as pastas and toast are also available.
Eggs Benedict is a dish I usually would not give a miss. The ones here have poached eggs served atop buttered toasts with sides of grilled tomatoes and stewed mushrooms. The eggs were runny but the whites were a wee bit stiff. Hollandaise sauce was lightly flavoured and was rather creamy. The stewed mushrooms were earthy and flavourful which was really tasty while the grilled tomatoes were soft. The homemade chili jam was a unique part of the dish, which was tangy with very mild spiciness. The dish could have been better if the toast was crispier.
(Stateland’s Honey Toast)
Stateland’s Honey Toast is Stateland Cafe’s signature dessert. A buttered toast served with a Vanilla ice-cream with fresh fruits, honey and icing sugar accompanied, it was a sweet and salty combination. Despite it being a dessert, it was subtly sweet instead of being intensive. The crispiness of the toast also makes it addictive.
(Orange Tofu Cheesecake)
We were served a complimentary slice of Orange Tofu Cheesecake. Smooth and soft, it contains a light and uplifting tinge of tanginess. Definitely something I wish would appear in the display shelves!
(Mocha & Latte)
Papa Pahelta’s Terra Firma blend is used for the coffee here. The Latte was creamy and aromatic, carrying a nutty flavour at the end of each sip. Mocha was however a unique taste of slightly bitter chocolate, therefore not overwhelming the beverage with sweetness.
Despite only being opened for a short few days when we visited, we were rather impressed with the food and service staff here. Everything on the menu was available, as opposed to new cafes that had opened lately that only serves specific items. The food tasted and felt like it was being designed and perfected before it’s opening, and the owners seem like a humble bunch who are serious in the business. I can forsee myself coming back for more in the near future; let’s wish them all the best for what has to come!
30 Bali Lane
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