Dine at The Coastal Settlement and Enter An Aura of Relaxation
Foliage in full glory outside the cafe
Nestled in the eastern part of Singapore, the Coastal Settlement exudes rustic charm and tranquility. The two year old café is located behind Hendon camp and just opposite the old Changi hospital. The lush foliage outside the café allows one to unwind and enter an aura of relaxation in a halcyon atmosphere. Somehow, the serene surroundings remind me of one of the eateries at Dempsey.
The interior of The Coastal Settlement is spacious and can accommodate up to 300 persons. I was intrigued by the eclectic mix of contrasting furniture. The steel columns, shelves and bars look a little strange against the brick walls. There are different kinds of seats such as bar seats, dining seats, sofa seats and more.
The menu is quite interesting with a mixture of local and western delights including fish and chips, baby back ribs, nasi lemak, seafood mui fan, sambal mee goreng and beef hor fun. There is also a selection of pizzas such as chargrilled wagyu beef and mushroom, prosciutto and arugula, spicy salami, margherita and five cheese.
Brunch menu is available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from 11am to 4pm. Highlights include portobello fries, truffle fries, The Settlement’s Brunch, truffle eggs and mushrooms, Smiling Benedict, smoked salmon waffle and more.
The Settlement's Brunch
Thomas had The Settlement’s Brunch ($24) while I had the Smiling Benedict ($20). The Settlement’s Brunch is a substantial meal with eggs (choice of scrambled, or sunny side up or poached), chicken cheese sausage, maple glazed bacon, sautéed wild mushrooms, baked beans and toast. It was tasty but a little too heavy for me.
The Smiling Benedict
The Smiling Benedict was heavenly. The poached eggs were well executed and melted instantly in my mouth. The honey baked ham was tantalising and the baby spinach and mesclun salad were delightful accompaniments to the dish.
The truffle fries ($15) were average, the aroma of the truffles was not intense enough. The dipping sauce was not fantastic too.
No meal is complete without dessert. We had the Grandma’s Brownie ($12) which was prepared using Valrhona chocolate and roasted macadamia. The brownie was accompanied with vanilla bean ice cream. The presentation was lovely and the brownie tasted decent.
Thomas and me can't wait to indulge in the Grandma's Brownie
Relaxing at The Coastal Settlement
Overall, The Coastal Settlement is an ideal place to chill out with friends and family over the weekends, especially for people who reside in the east. Prices are a little steep but the ambience makes the dining experience an awesome one.
The Coastal Settlement is located at 200 Netheravon Road. For reservations, call 6475 0200.