Ronin is quite a recent addition in Singapore's cafe scene. It is camouflaged among other shophouses located in Hong Kong Street. There are no signboards on the exterior of this cafe. We took notice of the place when we saw random chairs placed near the entrance. We were quite surprised that there was no queue on a Sunday afternoon.
Stepping into Ronin, I felt that I was entering another world. I described it as entering a black hole in the wall. The cafe has a relatively dark ambience with ceiling lights and filament bulbs to light up the place. The concept of the cafe is like modern industrial themed. At the centre of the cafe, there is a huge round table, inviting patrons to dine in communal style. They do have smaller tables around as well. I really like the whole vibe of the cafe.
|Interior of Ronin|
The kitchen is that of an open concept where you can see the staff preparing food and brewing coffee. I really like looking at the staff busy themselves with making good food and coffee in the kitchen. It gives one a great feeling to see your meals prepared fresh.
Ronin did not have a physical menu when we were there. So, the staff verbally told us what they served. Besides toasts, sandwiches and eggs, they also have a variety of desserts for those who are looking for some sweets. They are displayed on the glass display in front of the counter.
|Display with desserts arranged in it|
We ordered a Flat White ($4.20) and Wicked Mocha ($6.50). The flat white is quite fragrant and aromatic. Wicked Mocha is actually Mint with coffee and a dash of chocolate. The mint flavour was really very strong! I would say the drink is of an acquired taste - really wicked. Do give it a try if you're up to try something really different.
We ordered Scrambled Eggs with toast ($9) and added Portobello Mushroom (additional $3.50) , Sausage (Additional $4.50) and Avocado (additional $3) as the sides. The scrambled eggs was one of the best we have ever eaten. The eggs were so fluffy, had the right amount of butter and was really good! I especially like the portobello mushroom. Okay, I guess I am biased. Because I am a huge fan of portobello and having a whole slice to myself is just too awesome!
We also ordered their French Toast ($14). I love thich french toasts. It was really good but really sinful as it was topped with slices of bacon, drizzled with honey and sprinkled with icing powder.
Salted Caramel Brownie ($4) was our chosen dessert. We liked that the brownie was slightly crispy on the outside and moist within. It's a good brownie but we couldn't really taste the Salted Caramel flavor.
We feel the prices of the food are quite affordable. With no GST and Service Charge, I will think Ronin is really value for money. I do hope that their standard of food remains to be good and I look forward to my next visit to try their Matcha Latte!
17 Hong Kong Street
(Nearest MRT: Clarke Quay)
Open Daily 8am-8pm
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