Flock Cafe is a family-run cafe nestled in a quiet side of Tiong Bahru that one can easily miss out on unless you’re going for the mee pok at Hua Bee (or Bincho yakitori restaurant by night) which is just next door. A modern outfit with a touch of industrial chic – natural wood & metal combined with concrete flooring – it’s a lovely minimal style. The atmosphere here was social yet laid-back. Perfect setting to sip some coffee (their coffee beans are from Liberty Coffee) and unwind with a book.
The menu isn’t super extensive but it has all the essential brunch favourites like traditional full breakfast, scrambled eggs, french toast…
…as well as sandwiches and pastas.
Their pastries (check out their display counter to see what’s available) and bread are provided by B.A.O., Patisserie G and Jacqui Co.
The husband and I were here for a quick tea time bite and the cafe was packed when we arrived and we only managed to get a table near the entrance when someone got up and left. There were also tables outside but as it was a hot afternoon, it wasn’t quite ideal to sit out in the sun.
Drinks wise, we went for simple Coke ($3.00) and Iced Tea ($6.50). The latter was just chilled english breakfast tea that wasn’t overly sweetened. It would be nice if the tea was of a stronger brew.
We ordered a Banana French Toast with Crispy Bacon ($13.90) which was a brioche french toast served with caramelised bananas, bacon and maple syrup with a dust of icing sugar.
The brioche which was thick and fluffy was thoroughly soaked in egg mixture and then pan fried in butter to a lovely golden brown. The buttery fragrance was intoxicating. I loved the somewhat crispy crust on the outside and that softness and pillowy-ness on the inside. Dunking it into maple syrup was just heavenly. The banana was sliced length-wise before pan-frying and that also brought out its sweetness even more. My only gripe was that the bacon that was supposed to be crispy wasn’t crispy at all but nonetheless, it was still good because it gave a contrasting salty flavour to this otherwise sweet fare.
The Carrot Cake ($6.50) looked ordinary at first glance but we still decided to go for it as we weren’t interested in their chocolate cakes.
I was glad we went for this because it had such a moist and dense texture that reminded me of a kueh lapis with a strong cinnamon scent. I love! The cream cheese frosting on top was really cheesy and overall, it wasn’t very sweet or cloying. I could easily have a second slice myself.
For info, Flock Cafe doesn’t charge service fee or GST. All prices are NETT.
78 Moh Guan Terrace
#01-25, Tiong Bahru Estate
Tel: 6536 3938
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/flocksg
Opening hours: 8.00am to 6.00pm daily
They also have a second branch at Blk 21 Ghim Moh Road, #01-213, Singapore 270021. This outlet is opened from 11.00am to 6.00pm (Tue-Fri) and 9.00am to 6.00pm (Sat-Sun).