Oberstrasse Cafe is a cafe that one will easily miss out. Hidden in level 1 at Kitchener Complex, the cafe is just a short 3 minutes walk from Lavender MRT.
Oberstrasse means upper street in German.
The cafe is named after the street which the founder lived when he was in Switzerland. Fascinated by the food and culture in Europe, he stocked up German and Swiss recipes and brought it back to Singapore. I would have missed this cafe if not for my new passport collection in ICA Singapore.
At 10:00 am, the cafe is quite fully packed. There are tourists (maybe due to V hotel), bikers, locals… Seems like Oberstrasse Cafe is quite popular around the vicinity. The interior of the cafe feels cozy and simple.
Quickly, I found a table near the window and make my way to the cashier for ordering. One good thing in Oberstrasse Cafe is that there is no GST or service charge. You only pay for the prices as stated on the menu. Unfortunately, I was alone so I couldn’t order much food.
Farmer’s Rosti – S$14.50
The dish comes with homemade potato rosti, a veal bratwurst (weisswurst), sunny-side up egg and sour cream. The potato rosti is pan-fried just right, not too burnt, not too soft on the outside as well. The veal bratwurst is delicious – big and juicy.
Iced Latte – S$5.50
There’s not much special about their ice latte, just a typical latte you can find anywhere else. It’s a great combination for any breakfast dishes though. Be sure to stir-mix it well before sipping it.
I kind of like Oberstrasse Cafe. The atmosphere is very well suited for people to chill out, relax, have some coffee, use your laptop or even read a book.
Getting to Oberstrasse Cafe
Address: 809 French Road #01-50 Singapore 200809
Opening Hours: 9 am – 9 pm daily.
I had a pleasant breakfast experience here. Oberstrasse Cafe offers good, affordable and tasty farmer’s rosti. In total, it costs me S$20 for this breakfast. Also, there is no GST or service charge. Ordering process is smooth at the cashier and the customer service is good. Oberstrasse Cafe is definitely one of the cafes that I will revisit to try out more of their dishes like big breakfast, egg benedicts, pasta and luncheon meat fries.