Saturday, October 12, 2013

Lola's Cafe - A Marvelous Brunch Venue in Kovan

Lola's Cafe
5 Simon Road, Singapore 545893
Opening Hours: 
Tue-Thu: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
(Closed on Monday)
Contact: +65 6284 0349

Before I heard of Lola's Cafe, I'll always travel to places like Bishan Park, Changi V, Rochester Park, etc for a good weekend brunch with my boyfriend, thank you for fetching me all over Singapore ^_^. I'm a super fan of having good brunches during weekend. Now, with Lola's Cafe situated within walking distance from my house, I can no longer complain about not having a decent brunch venue nearby! It is only about 3-5 minutes walk from Kovan MRT Station, take the exit towards Simon Road and you'll see the cafe on your left after you walked pass Kovan Residences (condominium). There're parallel parking slots along the stretch of Simon Road too, a good place to practice parallel parking, especially the flat terrain behind Kovan Melody (I practiced over there before). =P

Lola's Cafe Signboard
Good old school feel
I arrived at about 5-10 min past 11am on Saturday and there were two groups of people (each group has 4 or more people) waiting outside the cafe. The cafe uses a reservation system on an iPad where you can reserve a table by keying in your number and they will give you a call when it's your turn. Looking at the queue, I thought that the cafe was full and I went forward to type in my details onto the iPad. A helpful waiter approached us and after knowing that we want a table for two, he ushered us into the cafe as there's a small cozy table available for us.

Our table was right in front of the counter and thus it's very easy to get the attention of the waiter and waitresses when we need their assistance. I read from a blog post (written 3 months ago) that this cafe was set up by two graduates from SMU and they were the only people managing the cafe on a Friday afternoon. However, I saw about 4 people in the cafe today. I guessed their business has been getting better and better! Congratulations! Also, the menu shared by the blogger was a little bit outdated in terms of pricing. For example, under the weekend brunch menu, the Avocado Eggs Benedict was SGD 13 nett three months ago and now it's increased to SGD 15 nett. There's no GST and service charge, very easy to divide the cost among friends. =)

They have different menus between weekdays and weekend. Their weekend brunch menu is only available from 10am to 3pm, after which they'll have a different set of menu.

Brunch Menu

Snacks and Desserts Menu

We ordered Lola's Full Monty Breakfast (SGD 15 nett) and Avocado Eggs Benedict (SGD 15 nett) as our main dishes, Caramelized Banana Earl Grey Tart with Pistachio Topping (SGD 4 nett) as dessert and two glasses of warm water (complimentary).

Lola's Full Monty Breakfast

Avocado Eggs Benedict

Bon Appetit!
Lola's Full Monty Breakfast consists of a gourmet bratwurst sausage, honey-baked ham, honey bacon, scrambled eggs, garden salad and multigrain toast. The sausage was fantastic! Ham was very fragrant, bacon was tasty, toast was yummy, garden salad tasted just right but the scrambled eggs was okay as compared to others. I'd recommend this dish if you're a lover of big breakfast!

Avocado Eggs Benedict consists of avocado and honey baked ham with two poached eggs served on multigrain bread slices and topped with hollandaise sauce. I was doubting the combination of avocado and eggs benedict BUT the taste of the food proved me wrong. It tasted heavenly!! I'm so gonna order this dish instead for my next brunch visit to Lola's Cafe!! If you love eggs benedict, you should never miss this gem. I kept stealing little portions of the avocado eggs benedict from my BF's plate. =D

Caramelized Banana Earl Grey Tart with Pistachio Topping

Close up of the tart
Nice backdrop
We were given two forks for the tart. WARNING, do not try to use the fork to 'cut' the tart, it will result in a piece of tart flying out of the dish, onto the floor. =( The waitress who witnessed the scene kindly came over to offer us knives. Aiyo so malu (embarrassing). The tart was very solid, it's still quite difficult even with the help of a knife. We ended up eating with our bare hands. The tart tasted good! Earl grey paste was fragrant, the sides of the tart was crunchy, caramelized banana with pistachio was good as well. Ahhhh why did I drop 3/8 of the tart. =((( I believed that other dessert dishes will taste as good, given the standard of this tart we munched on! I would love to make multiple visits to try more dishes in the future. I saw on a blog that they serve Wasabi White Chocolate Mousse (SGD 7) but it wasn't on the menu today. Thus, I asked the waitress about this dish and she explained that this dish has not been decided to be put on the menu and told us that they have tiramisu (not in the menu) if we'd like to order. Hopefully they will slot in Wasabi White Chocolate Mousse into their menu officially soon because I'm very curious about how it will taste like! =)

If you wanna give this cafe a shot, do remember to bring enough cash or NETS as they do not accept credit cards payment. I see a good potential for this cafe to make it big as their food and service were really commendable. I'll be back for either another round of brunch or dinner, or even both!


  1. I am black, i am cool, Im your BFF, so you are treating me to this :)

    1. You aren't cool please. No free meal for you. =P

  2. Hi, please change the telephone number of the cafe. It is 62840349. Thanks.