Located just opposite Kovan MRT, Lola's Cafe stands out with its eye-catching exterior which bears a striking contrast to its neighbori...

Food Review: Lola's Cafe

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Located just opposite Kovan MRT, Lola's Cafe stands out with its eye-catching exterior which bears a striking contrast to its neighboring eateries. This cafe was opened by a couple who met in their university days and they strive to bring out food that's made and served from the heart. It would be highly recommended to reach at around 10am on weekends unless you're willing to wait 30mins to an hour for a table!

More details on the cafe and its menu can be found at 


Address:

5 Simon Rd, 545893
6284 0349


Nearest MRT Station:

Kovan

What they are famous for:

Paprika wings, Tarts

Opening hours:

Mondays: Closed
Sundays, Tuesdays - Thursdays: 10am - 11:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays: 10am - 12am

Atmosphere: 8/10

Price: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10


Digitized queue taker! Just key in your mobile number and the people at Lola's would ring you up when there are available seats 

Cafe counter with an extremely friendly staff. You can spot him in almost every picture. Haha!
Cafe Interior 
Cafe seating 
Cafe menu 
Drinks and Dessert menu 

We had:

Iced Marigold Round Fruit Tea - $4.50

Teas served at Lola's Cafe are home brewed. Marigold round fruit tea encompassed a fruity flavor which was rich and fragrant. Definitely one of my favorites! 

Iced Mango Tango Green Tea - $4.50

This, on the other hand, was lighter and more refreshing. The mango flavor was distinct and not too sweet. This would be perfect as a thirst-quencher on a sweltering afternoon! 


Honey Paprika Crispy Wings - $10
(Wings, Honey, Spices)

This was really good! The wings were lightly coated with batter and the meat was juicy and tender. The honey drizzled on the wings was heavenly, with the paprika spices sealing the deal. 
I would definitely order this the next time I visit. :)

Lola's Full Monty Breakfast - $15
(Brioche Bread, Pork Sausage, Honey Bacon, Pork Ham, Garden Salad, Scrambled Eggs and Balsamic Dressing)

There were quite a number of hits and misses in this! My favorite was the bacon because they used the  same honey as for the Paprika Wings! The scrambled eggs were fluffy and creamy, and the pork sausage was delicious. However, the rest of the sides were pretty ordinary.

Mushroom Melt - $10
(Brioche bread, Swiss white mushroom, Mozzarella cheese, Cream, Garden Salad, Balsamic Dressing)

Cheesey mushrooms on fluffy brioche bread. What's not to love about this?! 
Definitely one of the better dishes in this cafe that got me craving for more. :)

Lemon Meringue Tart - $5
(Fresh lemon curt, Meringue, Candied lemon zest)

One thing I loved most about their tart was the perfect combination of tartness and sweetness. The lemon curt was thick and fragrant with its lemon zest making it even more delectable. Most tarts served at Lola's Cafe are made from scratch. 

Banana Earl Grey Tart - $5
(Earl grey pastry cream, Caramelized banana, Pistachio crumble)

I couldn't taste much of the Earl Grey flavor in this. The caramelized bananas on the other hand, were crispy and sweet. The tart was a little tough and so it took us a while to slice through. 



Service:
The service was rather slow on that day and we had to repeatedly ask the staff for our cutlery. We went there on a Sunday and thus, had to wait for around half an hour before getting a seat outdoors which was a little dusty thanks to the on-going traffic.

Atmosphere:
The cafe exuded a cozy interior which was evident in the sofa seats available and the low-lighting. I wouldn't recommend this place for large crowds as it might get a little claustrophobic when seated indoors.

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It was Shuang who brought me there because she was used to work at Lola's and this was a plus point for me because she knew the place pretty well! Even though we had to wait for our tables, we made great use of the time by taking ootd shots and exploring the area. Her photo-taking skills are really commendable which always leaves me with the first world problem of not knowing which to upload on Instagram. Hehe, but I really can't be more thankful for her. *Hugs*


That was also the day I finally got to try out the Magnum Pop-up store after forever!




I must say that this was really different from the magnums I've had. Each magnum cost $7 with your choice of coating (White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate and Dark Chocolate) with 3 toppings of your choice! Haha Khloe and I chose the more photo-worthy toppings because it was our first time having it but Shuang just chose those that tasted better.

Verdict? Well I really love how thick the coating were but..... I probably wouldn't pay another time unless there's someone sharing with me. $7 for a magnum stick is pretty pricey, if you ask me.

Hope you found the review useful.
Toodles! :)

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