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Black Fairy Coffee Review: Poke Bowls, Avocado Toast And Pork Ribs Under $14 At Jalan Besar

11th January 2019

Black Fairy Coffee at Jalan Besar

Black Fairy Coffee Flatlay

Opened last year, Black Fairy Coffee blends in with the slew of hipster joints along the Tyrwhitt Road stretch. The menu is simple, with no quirky attention-grabbing dishes. But take the chance and step in to unravel dishes that taste better than its plain appearance.

Food at Black Fairy Coffee

Black Fairy Coffee Soy Salmon Poke Bowl

As their Fairy Protein Bowls came highly recommended, we decided to get the Soy Salmon Poke Bowl ($10.90). The grain bowl came with soy salmon, pineapples, cherry tomato, edamame, sweet corn, carrot, seaweed and wafu sauce. Black Fairy Coffee Soba Salmon

You can choose between rice or soba for your base, and we were glad to have chosen soba, as the grainy noodles managed to capture the Japanese vinaigrette dressing well.

Every component in this bowl complemented the other. The pineapples gave a sweet yet sharp bite to the salty salmon, while the edamame and sweet corn provided a crunchy texture. It was a straightforward dish, but I couldn’t stop myself from wiping the bowl clean.

Black Fairy Coffee Happy Avo After Toast

I’m still not over the avocado trend and went for the Happy Avo After Toast ($11.50). This, however, was rather bland, and I could not taste the honey mustard dressing it supposedly came drenched in. That being said, they were very generous with the mashed avocado on the rye bread. Black Fairy Coffee Pork Ribs

A dish that took me by surprise was the Pork Ribs ($13.90). Even though it’s listed under the snacks section of the menu, the slab of fork-tender meat could qualify as a full meal. All it needs is a side of fries. Black Fairy Coffee - Pork Ribs

Glazed in a treacly barbecue sauce with a hint of smokiness, the pork ribs took the meaning of fork-tender to a whole other level. No strength was needed to tear the meat away from the bone, and you can leisurely eat this with only a fork.

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It was far from dry, with a good layer of fats clinging to the succulent meat.

Black Fairy Coffee Flourless Chocolate Cake

No meal is complete without a toothsome treat. As #BasicB*tches, we opted for their Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice-cream ($9.50).

Rich and dense, this gooey slab of goodness provided a simple decadence. In comparison to the famed Ken’s Cafe Tokyo, this fared a million times better. So come here if you want a good piece of chocolate cake without the queue.

Ambience at Black Fairy Coffee

Black Fairy Coffee Ambience

Unlike most cafes in Singapore that are designed to be either minimalist or girly, Black Fairy Coffee exudes a masculine vibe, with mid-century leather chairs marking the space. There are artworks plastered on the walls, although I ‘m not too sure if they are available for sale. You have to practice a little self-service here and get your own water, cutlery and sauces. However, I’m cool with that, since there’s no GST or service charge.

The verdict

Black Fairy Coffee Jalan Besar

If you’re around Jalan Besar and looking to dine in a comfortable setting without breaking the bank, Black Fairy Coffee will do the trick. The food here certainly satisfies but isn’t something you would rave about to your mates. That being said, if I’m ever craving for ribs when I’m broke, the ones served here will def’ be my first choice.

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Address: 131 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207553
Opening hours: Sun-Wed 9am to 9pm, Thur-Sat 9am to 12am
Tel: 6909 3518
Website

Photos taken by Pepita Hope Wauran.
This is an independent review by Eatbook.

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    - 6.5/10

6.5/10

Summary

Pros
– Plenty of seats
– No GST and service charge

Cons
– Food is only decent

Recommended dishes: Soy Salmon Poke Bowl ($10.90), Flourless Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice-cream ($9.50)

Opening Hours:  Sun-Wed 9am to 9pm, Thur-Sat 9am to 12am

Address: 131 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207553

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