Travels with a Gourmet

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PCasa GT Singapore, The Lokal

After two years and a half in Singapore, I’m starting to play favorites and have become a regular at a few places.  The Lokal, which opened in 2014 has literally become “my local” since Chinatown is the closest restaurant row off Sentosa island and they’re open early for really good breakfasts and strong coffee.  Service is also friendly, although it can be chaotic when it’s packed on the weekends, and it’s not fancy so it’s easy to just drop in for a quick bite.

Although the menu is limited (only about a dozen dishes), they do have a large selection of mix and match items which they cheekily call “pimp your breakfast”, so you can pimp your plate by adding poached, scrambled or fried eggs, baked beans toast, bacon, smoked mackerel or mackerel and several other side vegetables.  The other great thing about this little place is that the Australian chef prepares a lot of ingredients in-house (one of the few that do this in Singapore).  They house-cure their bacon, they smoke their salmon and mackerel over cherry and apple wood chips, they make their own butter, ricotta, and yoghurt and they even make their own jams and peanut butter.  Coffee is from Common Man Coffee Roasters and they surprisingly have decaf and cold brew coffee plus skim, soy and almond milk.  Daily specials are on the board: usually a toastie (sort of a grilled sandwich filled with different fillings per day) and a multi-fruit fresh juice and sometimes a muffin or cookie.  I’ve been countless times in the last year and a half and it’s a firm favorite for a quiet solo (or not) breakfast or for an afternoon treat.  There’s a completely different menu for dinner (I’ve never been) with cocktails and wines and a weekend brunch menu which includes a Sunday roast and a pork sausage burger which isn’t available during the week.

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The Lokal

136 Neil Road
Singapore 088865

Tel: (65) 6423 9918
Email: hello@thelokalsingapore.com

Monday 8am to 5pm
Tuesday to Friday 8am to 10pm
Saturday 9am to 10pm
Sunday 9am to 4pm

 

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2 thoughts on “THE LOKAL

  1. Charlotte Donahue says:

    I had lunch today at Lokal with a friend. It was good, I had the Lokal ricotta and the daily juice. The choice is really limited. But I paid 32$ for my lunch, not so cheap.

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    1. I was there for breakfast too. Made my own plate – poached eggs, toast and bacon plus a flat white, all for under $25

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