The Garden Slug has got to be one of the oldest-standing cafes around in Singapore, having been around at Lor L Telok Kurau since 2006. After 15 years, they decided to expand with a “petite” concept to the central region at Kovan, just 3 minutes’ walk from the MRT station. (Also read: 10 Best Hougang
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The Garden Slug has got to be one of the oldest-standing cafes around in Singapore, having been around at Lor L Telok Kurau since 2006.
After 15 years, they decided to expand with a “petite” concept to the central region at Kovan, just 3 minutes’ walk from the MRT station. (Also read: 10 Best Hougang & Serangoon Cafes)
Similar to their outlet at Telok Kurau, The Garden Slug Petite has separate with a 10-seater air-conditioned and 20-seater pets-friendly section.
Plus point, pretty spacious for pets to roam around, so fur parents will have an additional option in the hood.
Their interior is vastly different from the previous outlet, with a brighter and a tropical touch, a potted plant on every table.
Focusing on brunch dishes at this outlet, offerings include Soup ($6.90), Starters ($12.90 – $13.90), Salad ($13.90 – $16.90), Pasta ($13.90), Bagels ($12.90 – $16.90), Waffles and Gelato (from $9.50).
Their selection of Bagels seems interesting, ranging from Double Eggs Benny ($12.90) to Chilli Con Carne ($16.90), Shrimp Avocado ($16.90), Chicken Alfafa ($16.90), Tuna Mentaiko Bagel Pizza ($16.90) and The Slug Garden Bagel Pizza ($16.90).
I ordered the Shrimp Avocado Bagel ($16.90) that came with shrimp, avocado, tomato, lettuce and cream cheese sandwiched between.
Marinated with cream-based salad dressing and seasoned with black pepper, served with capsicum, lettuce, cucumber by the side, the Shrimp Avocado Bagel had a more muted taste on its own.
The dessert menu features only Waffles and Gelato at the moment with Gelato starting at $4.50 per scoop.
Flavours include Korean strawberry, Matcha, Hokkaido chocolate, and Salted caramel.
For a more substantial meal, their Waffles is served with various options of one scoop ($9.50), double ($13.50) or five scoops of gelato ($23.50) suitable for sharing or one hungry dessert lover.
Texture-wise, the waffle had a crispy outer layer and slightly dense and chewy inner layer filed with buttermilk fragrance.
Free optional toppings such as icing sugar, strawberry sauce or chocolate sauce are available as add-on for the extra indulgence.
The matcha gelato was smooth, creamy and not icy with slight lingering bitterness in its aftertaste.
Pretty decent but matchaholics will probably prefer a more earthy and robust flavour.
Interestingly, the Korean strawberry milk gelato tasted just like the strawberry flavoured Pocky sticks – with ‘nostalgic’ tasting sweetness and fruitiness.
Using a 3-beans-blend from Brazil, Papua New Guinea and Vietnam for their espresso-based drinks, Espresso ($3.50), Americano ($4), Flat White/ Latte ($5), Cappuccino ($5), mocha ($5.50) are available with alternative milk such as Soy and Oat (+$1.20).
Alternatively, they also offer Homemade Chocolate ($5), Frothy Nutella ($7.50), Four Seasons Iced Fruit tea ($6), Fizzy Soda ($2.50 – $5), Tea ($4), Beer ($7.50), Wines ($13) and Soju ($12/ bottle).
With the opening of The Garden Slug Petite, there is finally another pet-friendly cafe with a conducive environment.
The Garden Slug Petite
37 Lowland Rd, Singapore 547440
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9pm (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Tue
* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.