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shots. a café on ann siang hill. (CLOSED)

Restaurants, Italian Tanjong Pagar

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This cafe has closed.


Our first course was a platter of three shot glasses filled with espresso, amaretto and distilled water. This is Shots’ version of the caffè corretto ($12.90) – an Italian beverage consisting of an espresso ‘corrected’ with a dash of alcohol. This modern take on the traditional beverage didn’t quite work: there was significantly more liquor than espresso, and the correct method of consumption – amaretto first, espresso and then a water ‘chaser’ – was not explained.

This Scandi-styled Japanese-Italian café does serve some of the better sandwiches on Ann Siang Hill’s bistro-laden stretch, though. The Champagne Ham panini ($13.80), for instance, was a warm and soft brown-breaded assembly of slices of pink, bubbly-marinated ham, alfalfa and nicely salted, sautéed shiitake and button mushrooms. And although the accelerated (microwave) reheating of the frozen-beef lasagna ($8) resulted in a dish that was scalding to the bite, the hearty, tomato sauce-drenched sheetsremained intact with an even mix of chewy and melting textures.

Shots, it seems, has grasped the concept of café food: its offerings are light and filling without causing sluggishness. Hard to be sluggish, in any case, after the caffeine jolt delivered by the café’s very own Tiramizu (sic) – a thoroughly whipped, mildly creamy cake.

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Address: 8 Ann Siang Hill
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am-10pm , Fri & Sat 10am-2am
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