Lola’s Cafe in Kovan is a gem of a find not far from Kovan mrt. They serve delectable brunches and fine dining worthy dinners at very affordable prices as well as having a good selection of great tasting coffees, teas, craft beers and soft drinks. Reservations are recommended as queues can stretch down the block although they do have space to fit around fifty people.
On a recent visit for dinner, I had their Beef Cheeks with Truffle Mash ($18+) and a half pint of Rye & Pint’s Sunday’s Brew Pilsner ($9+) which they have on tap there. The Beef Cheeks with Truffle Mash was unbelievably good (that explains the long queues), it came with an extremely generous portion of slow-cooked and very tender beef cheeks on top of creamy truffle flavoured mashed potato together with fried garlic kale, cherry tomatoes and grated parmesan and tied together with a delicious, flavourful beef gravy. My mouth is watering at the thought of it!
The beer which is from one of Singapore’s craft beer breweries Rye & Pint, was ice cold, very refreshing and had a light taste with citrus and floral notes.
Now how amazing does that Duck Leg Confit with Truffle Mash look! For only $18+ you get a beautifully confited duck leg with crispy skin where the meat practically falls off the bone. This paired with truffle mash, arugula, cherry tomatoes, caramelised onion sauce and balsamic glaze gives you a perfectly balanced dish that you would expect to find at a high-end restaurant.
The Smoked Pulled Pork Carbonara ($17+), although strictly not really a carbonara, was tasty with 6 hours smoked barbecued pulled pork and what tasted like more of a tomato based sauce rather than a creamy carbonara sauce. It was topped with cherry tomatoes, a sous vide egg, grated parmesan and generously seasoned with black pepper. Although the dish was pretty good, the linguine was a little bit overcooked.
Anyway all-in-all the food was amazing and topped my expectations by far. Service was efficient and polite, my only criticism is that the food didn’t come out at the same time, however this unfortunately does seem to be quite the norm for places in Singapore. I will definitely be back very soon for that beef or duck as well as to try some of their very tempting looking cakes in their display!
Address: 5 Simon Rd, Singapore 545893
Tel: 6284 0349
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday: 10am – 11.30pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am – 12am, Monday: Closed
Hope you’ve enjoyed my review of Lola’s Cafe, please feel free to leave a comment below with your own review or if you have any questions!