Craig Road is a bustling street filled with established dining concepts and its dynamic food scene is a reason why it is such a popular foodie destination. Joining the long list of restaurants and cafes is a new F&B initiative that opened in February this year—Bearded Bella.
Inspired by Melbourne’s cafe culture, Bearded Bella is a contemporary Australian-style cafe started by a pair of individuals who are passionate about creating the perfect gastronomic experience by coupling great food with excellent coffee brews.
Currently still in soft launch, keep your eyes peeled for their official opening as they will be introducing a wider range of brunch and dinner food items on the menu. For now, here is what you can expect at Bearded Bella.
With its spacious table arrangement, high ceiling and muted colour tones, Bearded Bella is designed with a glass rooftop where natural sunlight can filter in; the light-filled cafe offers a soothing ambience where guests are encouraged to linger on with a cuppa or two.
At Bearded Bella, guests must not skip their signature caffeine beverages as the owners themselves are well-trained when it comes to coffee making techniques, having worked at Strangers Reunion and other F&B establishments for many years before opening up their own place.
The cafe sources its coffee beans from Ethiopia and you will find the usual suspects such as Espresso (Single/Double), Black and White. Their Cappuccino will please both serious coffee drinkers and those who are just looking for something to perk them up—medium-bodied with a fragrant aroma, carrying a harmonious balance of espresso, milk and frothed milk.
A scrumptious selection of mains and small plates lead the lunch menu and it goes beyond what you would expect at a standard cafe. The Bearded Eggs, for example, was a gorgeous dish served with slow-cooked pork jowls on toasted baguette.
While we enjoyed the crispy pork jowls with tangy pickled daikon, what caught our attention was the beautifully executed poached eggs which was complemented with a generous portion of minty green hollandaise sauce. Cut the eggs right down in the middle for that Instagram-worthy Boomerang shot!
Other items on the menu worth mentioning include the Smashed Avocado, Dill Cured Salmon and Pulled Brisket Sliders. For those who are looking for something to share, there are also small plates such as Charred Brussels Sprouts and Lamb Ribs.
Although prices on the menu are not fixed yet, Bearded Bella is slated to open officially in the upcoming week so do drop by the cafe for coffee and brunch if you happen to be around the area.
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8 Craig Road
Tel: +65 9880 0775
Daily: 7.30am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar