The Dwelling Place – White Cosy Cafe for Us to Dwell At Farrer Park
The Dwelling Place, newest addition to the numerous cafe at Farrer Park which includes both Rangoon Road and Tessensohn Road, opened along the same stretch as Hungry Heroes and Art Art And Away.
We spotted a clean, white and cosy place to dwell in (literally). White Spiral staircase for the 2 storeys high cafe allows us to #OOTD with it (top floor was not in used), gravel background with a rustic touch and comfy pillows in the earthly tone.
The food menu was pretty short and simple with snack, soup and mains (2-3 of each category). We tried the Pasta with Sriracha Sauce ($9.50) which was supposedly vegetarian. The chef threw in some prawns when we asked if there were any meat dishes though.
Angel har pasta was on the dry side, similar to that of Chinese fried bee hoon whereas the Sriracha sauce which was supposed to be spicy turned out towards the sour side. Pretty appetising but could be a little overwhelming towards the end.
The drinks menu was as extensive as their food menu (we normally see more food items than drinks). Coffee was prepare using an espresso machine so we don’t have high hopes for it. For non- caffeine lovers, there’s tea and soda available.
Peppermint Mocha ($6.50) came with a a cuttlefish keropok which was pretty much the highlight here. Crispy and crunchy even when exposed to the open space for quite some time. It was flavourful and not too heavy on its own. Perhaps they could made a dish out of it?
The peppermint mocha was pretty minty and refreshing, though espresso taste could be a little subtle.
The Apple Cake ($6.50) came in a round form instead of a slice. The cake was moist (too moist) with a hint of cinnamon taste on it. We found it slightly on the sweeter side.
We felt like home at The Dwelling Place which was cozy and comfy. Instead of offering home cooked standard even though it fits the ‘homely’ feel, the food would probably need some adjustment in this competitive cafe scene. After all, Hungry Heroes and Art Art And Away is just a stone throw away.
The Dwelling Place
Address: 41 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217660
Opening hours: 3pm to 11pm (Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sa), 11am – 10pm (Sun), Closed Mon-Thu
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