Established in 2013, Lola’s Cafe is definitely one of the veterans in the cafe scene. Having built a name for itself at Kovan over the years, the popular cafe has since expanded to the West, opening its second outlet at Holland Village in July 2022. Serving up an array of scrumptious dishes, now all you Westies can head down and enjoy a taste!
Lola’s Cafe Opens Second Outlet At Holland Village
Located within a two-storey building, the cafe boasts a Scandinavian design and is decked in wooden tones and neutral colours, with plants for a pop of green and plenty of natural light to illuminate the place.
The cafe features high ceilings, long curved couches with comfy cushioned seats, with bigger tables and counter seats to accommodate various dining groups. Additionally, there is also an alfresco pet-friendly area downstairs, allowing pet owners to enjoy a meal with their furry little friends.
With a new outlet comes new dishes as their Holland Village outlet offers exclusively new menu items such as pasta and sandos. The cafe still offers a similar menu to their Kovan branch, with all-day menu items like Honey Paprika Crispy Wings ($13) and Charred Harissa Cauliflower ($12), with brunch favourites such as Lola’s Breakfast ($23), Shakshuka ($18), and their outlet-exclusive Tsukune Sando ($17) which are all available from 10am to 3pm on weekdays and 9am to 3.30pm on weekends and public holidays.
All-Day Menu: Charred Brussel Sprouts ($12)
If the taste of vegetables irks you, the Charred Brussels Sprouts will change your mind. Crunchy with a hint of smokiness and sweetness, they pair well with the black garlic glaze that adds a delightful sharpness and subtle garlic flavour. Additionally, the almond bits give an added layer of crunch for a nice textural contrast.
As the sprouts do get saltier after a period of time soaking in the glaze, this dish is best shared as too much of it will get jelak. It’s definitely still a must-try dish!
Brunch Menu: Pulled Pork & Avocado Eggs Benedict ($18)
One of their most popular items, this tasty dish is served with 6-hour smoked chipotle pulled pork, smashed avocado, and two poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce, all resting on toasted sourdough bread. The sourdough is crispy and not too doughy, ensuring it doesn’t get too chewy.
The eggs are perfectly cooked, with the creamy yolk oozing out beautifully as you slice into it. Although the hollandaise adds a nice layer of tang, it lacks brightness and acidity, making it similar to mayonnaise instead.
As for the pulled pork, it is incredibly tender but lacks the flavour you would expect from being smoked for six hours. It has a reminiscent taste of pork floss which is pretty interesting but sadly fails to deliver in flavour and feels more of a textural component in the dish.
The rest of the dish however pairs well together, giving a pleasant burst of tanginess, and savouriness, with hints of avocado. Do eat it fast as the sourdough gets soggy after a while.
Dessert: Raspberry White Chocolate Tart ($7)
Ending off with dessert, the Raspberry White Chocolate Tart is made with raspberry jam, white chocolate ganache, red currants, white crispy pearls, and rosemary. The base is baked well and isn’t too crumbly, ensuring it doesn’t fall apart when you poke into it.
On the top is the layer of ganache that gives a nice balance to the tartness of the jam, with a subtle white chocolate flavour coming through. The flavour of the raspberry jam however is still the most prominent.
Giving a delightful layer of crunch are the crispy pearls that are a good contrast to the crumbly tart and consistency of the ganache, which leans more towards a curd. Additionally, the rosemary adds a nice touch of flavour when paired with the tart. For those who enjoy tangy and berry flavours, this is the dessert to go for.
Head Down To Lola’s Cafe Today!
For more desserts, Lola’s Cafe also offers other tarts like Black Sesame ($7) and Lemon Meringue ($7), as well as cakes such as Lychee Rosewater ($6.50), and Carrot Cake ($7). Besides your usual coffee, unique drinks like the Basil Mint Lemonade ($6.50) and Iced Passionfruit Earl Grey Tea ($6.50) are offered.
Overall, the food at Lola’s is definitely above average and it’s no surprise to see why they’ve continued to remain popular over the years. Hurry down for a taste yourself today!
Address: 48 Lor Mambong, Singapore 277699
- Tues to Fri, 10am to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
- Sat & Sun, 9am to 10pm (last order 9.30pm)
Cover Photo: Singapore Foodie
For more cafes in the West, check out Dewgather Cafe!
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