La Ristrettos Coffee Roastery in Novena
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If you’re looking for a quiet cafe away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but still with a central location, head to La Ristrettos. Located within the premises of Novena Medical Centre, which is a short walk from Novena MRT Station, this cosy cafe serves hearty all-day brunch fare and barista-brewed coffee in a beautiful garden setting.
If the weather is ideal, dine outdoors on the alfresco patio, surrounded by lush greenery. Alternatively, head inside and take in the garden views in air-conditioned comfort.
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Most of the mains are under $16++, including all-day breakfast dishes such as Buttermilk Pancakes with Salsiccia Sausage and Eggs ($15.80++), served alongside maple syrup and butter. Another noteworthy special is the Cajun Chicken Sriracha Bruschetta ($15.80++), made with house-baked sourdough toast, cajun-seasoned chicken breast, eggs and pickled grapes, served alongside a side salad with sriracha mayo.
There’s also a sweet-savoury French Toast with Bacon and Banana ($14.80++), which stars brioche toast with cinnamon and nutmeg, streaky bacon, fresh banana, mixed nuts, and honey.
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For drinks, you won’t go wrong with a Cafe Latte ($5.50++) or Mocha ($5.80++).
If you’re feeling adventurous, try their Ciocolata Calda ($6.50++), an Italian hot chocolate that’s rich and thick. Another popular favourite is the Chai Latte ($6.50++), prepared with the cafe’s blend of masala with Ceylon tea, honey, sugar, and milk.
For more food recommendations in the Novena neighbourhood, check out Celine’s Gelato for delicious desserts! Otherwise, Maji Curry has also opened in Novena, serving its famous Cheese Fondue Hamburg Curry Rice and more. If you’re looking for more brunch and coffee spots in Singapore, check out our big cafe guide!
Address: 10 Sinaran Drive, #08-37, Novena Medical Centre, Singapore 307506
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am to 5:30pm, Sat 9am to 2pm
Tel: 6397 7165
La Ristrettos is not a halal-certified eatery.