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  1. Neptune
    Photograph: Fabian Loo
  2. Neptune
    Photograph: Fabian LooPortobello ragout
  3. Neptune
    Photograph: Fabian Loo
  4. Neptune
    Photograph: Fabian Loo
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Time Out says

The latest café to open in Katong doesn’t have much of an online presence yet. With just nine grids on its Instagram page, Neptune has been drawing a consistent line outside its doors (where Firebake used to be).

Its owners might be a reason why; Neptune is opened by the same people behind successful eateries that include Apollo Coffee Bar, Atlas Coffeehouse, Columbus Coffee Co.

The gorgeous interior could be another. Mid-century modern influences help provide a clean, sun-filled backdrop for dining in comfort. A grand olive archway frames the entry, which opens up to wooden furnishings soften by pastel off-whites and soothing green tilings.

Of course, the food is the main highlight. The all-purpose menu offers something for every taste – from classic brunch plates to novel Asian-inspired creations. Drop by for brunch, and look forward to the portobello ragout ($19.50), where a toast comes half topped with spoonfuls of creamy mushrooms, and another with juicy, blistered cherry tomatoes. Chorizo, eggs, and avocado ($20.90) come together on another plate; the dish is best enjoyed by piling a bit of everything atop accompanying slices of crusty sourdough. Do note that portions come deceptively small, and those feeling hungry can afford to over-order.

Heftier mains comes in the form of Summer Chicken Stew ($19.30), bacon-curried rice ($23.50), shrimp scampi ($21.90), and more. A dessert section might be conspicuously missing from the menu, but options of strawberry-topped French toast ($19.80) and buttermilk waffles (from $11.20) can easily satisfy any sweet cravings.

Skip the iced chai latte ($7.50) with faint spice notes and go for the brews instead. The coffee program here offers the choice of two different blends: Mr. Cuddles, with bold, nutty undertones; and Mr. Brightside suffused with juicy notes of cherry. Espresso goes for $3.80, and latte starts from $5.40.

Fabian Loo
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Address:
237 East Coast Rd
Singapore
428930
Opening hours:
Tue-Sat 9am-10pm; Sun 9am-7pm
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