I used to work near United Square years back and would often come by the Cedele outlet here for their soups during lunch. Their curry pumpkin soup and home-style beef stew were (and still are) my favourites and what I also liked about dining there was the free flow of artisanal breads that they provided. Think ciabatta, pumpkin, baguette, walnut, rye sourdough and more. The quality of these free-flow bread can be quite substandard at times – dry and hard, just like leftovers. But during times when I was lucky, I did manage to snag some fresher ones. Guess it all depends on the outlet and the day of the week.
I ended up at Cedele again when I last visited United Square. And it just happened to be the last day of their 18th birthday celebration so there was this promo of 2 set meals (i.e. 2 regular salads + 2 small soups) for just S$18. Each set was originally priced at S$12.50. Not bad deal.
For the first time, the husband and I tried their DYO (design-your-own) salads. We just had to pick a base, 2 deli/proteins, 4 vegetables and 1 dressing for each salad from whatever was available at their salad bar.
I had romaine lettuce (base) with frittata, smoked salmon, mushrooms, sweet potato, egg plant, cherry tomatoes and Caesar salad dressing. The husband had romaine lettuce with chicken breast, egg, mushrooms, edamame, cherry tomatoes, quinoa and some Italian dressing. For soups, we picked beef stew and chicken noodle soup.
What a scrumptious meal we had! The portions of the salads were huge and very filling. The ingredients were fresh. I particularly loved the frittata, sweet potato, egg plant, quinoa and mushrooms (so juicy!). Unfortunately, the breads they had that day were just dry and unpalatable. Other than that, Cedele is definitely one of the places to go for hearty soups and healthy salads. Yum 🙂
Cedele Bakery Cafe
101 Thomson Road
#B1-34/36, United Square
Tel: +65 6253 7311
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cedelesingapore
Opening hours: 8.00am to 9.00pm daily
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