On The Table

May 15, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

On The Table
118 Pasir Panjang Road

http://onthetable.com.sg/


Crispy Honey Wings



Delicious Desserts

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 7
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 5
Value for Money: 6
Spent about SGD $17 per person.


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Established in May 2014 by the owners of the equally popular Lola's Cafe, On The Table is a quaint and cozy cafe that serves up hearty plates for brunch, along with delectable desserts. The concept of On The Table is similar to its sister outlet, but their location in the West Coast / Pasir Panjang area makes it convenient to visit, especially for Westies who enjoy a straightforward cafe experience.

Ambience at On The Table is modern industrial casual. The smooth, bare concrete floor is neatly lined with eclectic but vibrant metal chairs and sturdy wooden tables. Ample natural light illuminates the spacious seating area during the day, while warm decorative lights cast an intimate glow at dusk. There are several easy couches for lounging and relaxing, and overall, there is a welcoming, easy-going feel to the place. Great for meet-ups and lingering over drinks and desserts.

Service at On The Table is partially self-service, with ordering and payment over the counter, though staff serve orders directly to your table. The mostly young staff are energetic and chirpy, fulfilling tasks quickly, and demonstrating decent product knowledge of the menu when queried. However, they usually take awhile to clear away empty / dirty tables when diners leave. Functional but not memorable. Also, if the place is full, expect to queue up to 20 minutes.

Food at On The Table is Modern European, with a sprinkling of American cuisine, and I find they specialise in desserts and drinks. Generally, dishes are beautifully plated, and look better than they taste. Flavour combinations are bold and vibrant, fairly complex and novel. Portions are large and hearty, suitable for sharing. Prices are slightly more affordable than other cafes, budget about SGD $17 per person for a meal here.


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On The Table Signage
On The Table Signage


On The Table Exterior
On The Table Exterior


On The Table Interior
On The Table Interior


Counter
Counter


Seating
Seating


Seating


Menu - Appetizers
Menu - Appetizers


Menu - Mains
Menu - Mains


Menu - Desserts
Menu - Desserts


Menu - Drinks
Menu - Drinks


Shelf Of Drinks


Us



The coffee here is decent enough, well executed and straightforward, including the Flat White (SGD $5) and Latte (SGD $5). That said, the barista's coffee artwork seems fairly limited.

Flat White
Flat White (SGD $5)


Latte
Latte (SGD $5)



The Crispy Honey Wings (SGD $10) was the best dish we sampled here. This appetizer features crisp outside tender inside, golden battered fried chicken, coated in a sticky glaze of honey. Lovely floral sweet savoury flavour that is so addictive, making you want to reach for more. Highly recommended!

Crispy Honey Wings (SGD $10)


Crispy Honey Wings
Crispy Honey Wings



Almost similar to the version at their sister outet, the Smoked Salmon And Avocado Eggs Benedict (SGD $16) features thick and rather firm slices of brioche bread, garnished with tender smoked salmon, perfect poached eggs, and creamy hollandaise sauce. Instead of avocado slices, they've gone with a creamy avocado puree, and a side of fresh crunchy mesclun salad, dressed in a zesty tangy sour lemon vinaigrette. Classic brunch dish, with decent vegetal earthy sweet salty savoury eggy flavour.

Smoked Salmon And Avocado Eggs Benedict (SGD $16)


Smoked Salmon And Avocado Eggs Benedict
Smoked Salmon And Avocado Eggs Benedict


Smoked Salmon And Avocado Eggs Benedict



The Smoked Pulled Pork Carbonara Pasta (SGD $16) did not appeal to us. While I loved the generous portion of tender 6-hours smoked barbecue pulled pork, its overly sweet flavour was off-putting. The linguine pasta noodles were too soft, but the 63 degree celsius soft boiled egg lent good body and texture. Completed with a creamy rich sauce garnished with garlic, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. Filling and bold in flavour, but not well-balanced in taste. Skip this.

Smoked Pulled Pork Carbonara Pasta (SGD $16)


Smoked Pulled Pork Carbonara Pasta
Smoked Pulled Pork Carbonara Pasta


Smoked Pulled Pork Carbonara Pasta



Loved the Waffles With Earl Grey Ice Cream, Baileys & Brownie Ice Cream (SGD $10). The crisp waffles are among the better renditions I've had, with a fragrant bready aroma. Both scoops of ice cream have a rich, creamy smooth texture, with bold and appealing flavour that is not overly sweet, but well-balanced. Excellent. Highly recommended!

Waffles With Earl Grey Ice Cream, Baileys & Brownie Ice Cream (SGD $10)


Waffles With Earl Grey Ice Cream, Baileys & Brownie Ice Cream
Waffles With Earl Grey Ice Cream, Baileys & Brownie Ice Cream


Waffles With Earl Grey Ice Cream, Baileys & Brownie Ice Cream



Loved the Raspberry Lemon Curd Loaf Cake (SGD $5), a modern dessert cake which is so delicious. The crumbly soft texture of the raspberry loaf cake has a lovely tangy sweet sour flavour, and the intense tangy sweet sour lemon curd in the middle is properly thick and rich in texture. Bold burst of flavours here, real good. Highly recommended!

Raspberry Lemon Curd Loaf Cake (SGD $5)


Raspberry Lemon Curd Loaf Cake
Raspberry Lemon Curd Loaf Cake


Raspberry Lemon Curd Loaf Cake



The Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake (SGD $7) has a super soft, moist butter sponge cake layered with butter cream, coated with a sticky sweet salty glaze of salted caramel sauce. Topped with crunchy salted caramel coated popcorn, giving it a unique, novel combination of textures. Good!

Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake (SGD $7)


Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake
Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake


Salted Caramel Popcorn Cake



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