La Ristrettos Coffee Boutique @ Novena Medical Centre
Where in the world can you get All Day Breakfast in such a zen and tranquil environment?
La Ristrettos is located on Level 8 at Novena Medical Centre and it is almost impossible to imagine that there will be a cafe nestled among the private medical suites.
The huge coffee roasting machine right beside the Cashier with the All Day Breakfast Menu behind. You can choose from Grande, Breakfast Bruschetta, Panini Coteletta, Mushroom Fritata, Smoked Duck Breast, Breakfast Crab Cake, Baked Eggs and Beans, Smoked Salmon and Piadina Romagnola.
It is pretty cramp in the cafe so baby prams, strollers or bags of shopping are not recommended.
The coffee making machines at one corner of the cafe.
There is a huge table at the center of the cafe and it is almost fully occupied when I visited at 3pm. After an unexpected medical emergency at the hospital, sharing a table with strangers is the last thing on my mind.
View of the cafe from where I was seated outdoors.
Thankfully there were some seats outdoor where I could take a breather.
Breakfast Crab Cake, $15 nett
Ordered something for my stomach, empty since 5am. Totally not hungry but decide to be sensible and try to feed myself.
The poached egg test.
The yolk was nicely poached but the whites were a tad overdone.
Caffe Latte, $5.50 nett
A perfect cuppa to perk me up. Robust and strong, just what I needed.
My messy plate with a little of everything – the crab cake, mashed potatoes, bacon, avocado, poached egg, spinach and wild rockets. The parmeasan pesto dotted around the plate provided extra savouriness to the plain mashed potatoes and crab cake. For $15 nett, definitely worth it. 🙂
Discovering a hidden gem for a good chillax to end my 2015 🙂
La Ristrettos Coffee Boutique
10 Sinaran Drive,
#08-37, Novena Medical Centre
Opening Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am to 6pm (last order: food-1hr before closing, drinks-1/2 hr before closing)
Saturday and Public Holiday: 8am to 2pm (last order: food-1hr before closing, drinks-1/2 hr before closing)
Closed on Sunday