Twenty Eight Cafe is a new F&B venture by Italian restaurant and bar 28Wilkie, which also sits along Wilkie Road. Opened two weeks ago, the cafe is still in soft launch and is looking to update their lunch menu to incorporate more options for their diners.
Focusing on speciality coffee and brunch items, Twenty Eight Cafe is an excellent choice for freelancers and students studying at the campuses nearby as the work-friendly cafe is equipped with many charging ports.
As of now, guests can expect to be satisfied with a decent range of breakfast, all-day brunch and some savoury pasta dishes—all sold at nett prices.
Twenty Eight Cafe is a delight to visit during the day when the whole space is filled with natural sunlight. Following the modern industrial theme, choose to sit at the communal high table or grab a seat at one of the many wooden tables around the cafe.
Coffee is serious business here at Twenty Eight Cafe; their coffee beans are sourced from Indonesia and roasted by an Australian company in Bali.
For those who are keen on getting white coffee, their Latte (S$5.90) is a milkier version of what you will usually find elsewhere. Otherwise, there’s also Macchiato (S$5) and Flat White (S$5.90).
Under the Breakfast section, diners are treated to the full works—ranging from all-day breakfast platters to pancakes and toasts that are served till 11am daily.
Our Berrilicious Pancakes (S$15.90) came with sliced strawberries, summer berries compote, honey greek yoghurt and toasted coconut flakes. While the pancakes were slightly dry on their own, the tangy compote and handmade whipped yoghurt more than compensated for that.
Comprising poached eggs with hollandaise sauce, fresh avocado slices and hash, the Eggs Benedict (S$18.50) was an aesthetically pleasing dish but it lacked a certain x-factor. Even so, the potato hash is not something you would normally find at other cafes and we liked that it was extra crispy.
The hearty eaters may prefer the pasta selection instead. We opted for the Seafood Aglio Olio (S$15.90) which was tossed in olive oil and garlic and served with prawns. The pasta was flavourful but we would have preferred if they included other seafood ingredients on top of just prawns.
Other pasta options on the menu include Cold Truffle Pasta (S$19.90) and Classic Carbonara (S$14.90).
Twenty Eight Cafe
28 Wilkie Road
Tel: +65 9720 2828
Mon to Fri: 7.30am – 5pm
Sat & Sun: 8.30am – 6pm
Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut