The homegrown menswear label Benjamin Barker is a familiar name to many. In fact, it has already name a name for itself in the region. Personally, it’s a favourite brand of mine, especially their trendy and fitting smart casual shirts which has filled up almost half of my wardrobe. No doubt it is one of the highly-raved menswear across all ages. Now, they are entering the F&B scene with their new namesake cafe, and trust me, they’re a force to be reckoned with.
The interiors of the Cafe is an spatial extension of Benjamin Barker’s style. The effortless juxtaposition of wooden furniture, white & royal blue tiles with raw concrete walls reminds me of an English summer holiday. This unique blend of contemporary and nostalgia translates into their menu as well.
Honestly speaking, I walked into Benjamin Barker Cafe without any high expectations – I mean their fundamental is in fashion right? but the food we ordered that day impressed every single one of us. In fact, the food was even better than some of the more known or highly-raved cafes in Singapore. Prices are also relatively reasonable. It is definitely one place I would head to after a day of shopping in town.
Benjamin Barker Cafe serves an extensive selection of beverages, from coffees, teas to smoothies! So pretty hor?
My friend got herself a cup of hot latte and it was aromatic and not too acidic. And look at that latte art – heart melts!
If you’re into Cold Brew, Benjamin Barker Cafe has their own rendition as well:P Definitely a good perk-me-up!
For something more fruity and refreshing, you can go for their Mango Smoothie. Filling and not overly sweet!
Because I’m a HUGE Matcha fan, I would always order my favourite Matcha Latte. And yay, they have it with a scoop of classic Vanilla Ice Cream. I’m a happy man!
Loaded Umami Fries // $13
Bonito flakes, Tobiko, and Dashi are familiar Japanese ingredients. Throw these with some mayo, fries and VOILA! These Umami Fries pack a punch! ? And trust me, it’s super addictive. Once you start, you LITERALLY can’t stop.
Laska Pizza // $22
A playful take on our local noodle dish Laksa with prawns, squid, fish cake, quail eggs and even hum(clams)! All these topped on a roti prata like thin-crust Another MUST-TRY at Benjamin Barker Cafe!
Rotisserie Chicken // $19
Life’s tough enough, your chicken doesn’t need to be! Roasted and deboned for easier eating, their Rotisserie Chicken is juicy and compliments well with the grilled mushrooms and creamed spinach.
Wth its convenient location along the Orchard Road belt, BBC is perfect for a nice chilling brunch during weekend or chillax after a hectic day out shopping. If you’re a self-professed carnivore, check out their Grilled Iberico Pork Loin and Smoked Pepper Ribs only available in the Dinner Menu!
Smoked Pepper Ribs // $24
Oh my! Take my money! This smoked pepper ribs were smoking delicious ? Pork Ribs were flavourful and the sauce was finger-licking good! Portion’s really generous too!
Grilled Iberico Pork Loin // $22
This dish made us FLUTTERED! Why is it so damn good? Pork Loin was cooked to perfection – flavourful and it’s super tender and juicy! Mash was on point too!
Speculoos Waffle with Ice Cream
Best way to end off your meal – Waffle with Ice Cream. Waffles were dense (has a similar texture to that of a cake) and it was really fragrant. Pair it with that ice cream for maximum pleasure!
Nearest Mrt Station: Somerset
Location: 8 Grange Rd, #01-01, Singapore 239695
What To Order: Pork Loin, Ribs and Umami Fries
Cafe Rating: 4/5
Food Ratings: 8/10
Written by: Yong Wei Kai (Follow me on Instagram @yongweikai or @sgcafehopping)