Because I needed to run some errands at Dhoby Gaut, bestie and I met at Kith Café at Park Mall for a quick brunch. We arrived at 11am and all the indoor seats were taken, fortunately we managed to snag a table at the alfresco area overlooking the field above Dhoby Ghaut MRT . Thank goodness it was a cool day.
The café is simply furnished and has a play area between the 2 alfresco sections to occupy children. Brunch offerings are uncomplicated and fuss-free. Service was polite and efficient.
According to M, her Latte ($4) was satisfactory and not too acidic. Upon sipping the Iced Rooibos Lemon Myrtle tea ($6.50), I immediately regretted my choice. It tasted….weird, somewhat artificial. There was not a doubt that the overwhelming lemon masked the aroma of the rooibos. How I wished I’d ordered the Iced Earl Grey Lavender instead.
Cajun Scrambled Eggs ($15). Just look at the amazing moisture of the eggs. Amidst the lushness, you’ll find Smoke Bratwurst, capsicums, onions, chilli, mozzarella, black truffle (very faint flavour though). Toast selection includes multigrain, sourdough, white, brioche, ciabatta, spelt and gluten-free toast. My pick was brioche, which was oh-so-pillowy. My only grouse would be that there was insufficient bratwurst, which gave bursts of heat and saltiness, to break the monotony of the eggs.
The fluffy and creamy Sweet Corn Omelette ($16) should please most palates. Accompanied with crispy bacon, brioche toast, healthy mixed greens with avocado and zesty tomato coriander salsa.
We’re always on the hunt for the best truffle fries. Sadly, Kith Café’s Truffle Fries ($9.50) failed to impress. While the straight cut fries were crispy and not too oily, there was only moderate truffle flavor (despite requesting for additional truffle oil). We’ve had better elsewhere.
The Salted Caramel Brownie ($8.50) was nothing to shout about. Elements include a slab of salted caramel walnut layered atop a (slightly dry) brownie, paired with a scoop of light Vanilla Gelato.
Our verdict? Kith Cafe is nothing extraordinary hence we don’t foresee a revisit. However, it’s a safe choice if you happen to be in the area.
Kith Cafe @ Park Mall
9 Penang Road