Acoustics Coffee Bar has opened a brand-new outlet at Farrer Park, offers an inviting atmosphere with a focus on sound quality and comfortable space.

Assam Kicap Pulled Pork Toasties, Truffle Cheese Toastie, Pandan Tiramisu, Doughnut with Glutinous Rice, Nasi Bakar, BCM, Braised Pork Belly Fried Wontons?

Okay, the menu sounds interesting already.

The café (previously situated in Ang Mo Kio) has another outlet at Neil Road.

Similarly, it is designed with natural elements such as wooden flooring, comfortable seats, and some green plants, complemented by wooden waveform structures and large speakers to enhance the ambience.

The café also demonstrates a commitment to creating a comfortable environment with its acoustic panels, aiming to provide an echo-free space for conversations.

There are items such as the Owen’s Breakfast ($24) which features a fluffy bao, a choice of eggs cooked to your liking, pork belly, a side salad, and honey-glazed carrots.

For vegetarians, you can try the Cauliflower Steak ($15) with charred cauliflower steak sitting atop a bed of smooth hummus and is topped with an Asian chimichurri that would add a burst of flavour.

I decided to go for something that was not-the-usual-café offering.

The B.C.M ($15), Acoustics’ twist on the traditional Bak Chor Mee, is a fusion that includes Japanese ramen noodles, braised pulled pork, pickled shiitake mushrooms, fresh coral greens, and 72° egg.

However, the dish while promising on paper, fell a bit short in execution.

The diverse ingredients, unfortunately, do not meld as harmoniously as one would hope, and the noodles tend toward the soggy side, detracting from the overall enjoyment of the dish.

The Nasi Bakar ($18), created by MasterChef Singapore finalist Mandy Kee, was another dish that intrigued with its description and photo.

It features grilled coconut spiced rice wrapped in a banana leaf, topped with rempah infused chicken, and served with house pickles.

While the concept is appealing, the dish itself could benefit from a bit more moisture to alleviate its dryness.

The Pandan Tiramisu ($16) is a creative endeavour also curated by Mandy Kee.

This dessert is a playful take on the classic tiramisu, incorporating local flavours with ladyfinger biscuits, espresso, pandan sabayon mascarpone cheese, toasted desiccated coconut, and ube powder.

It is a assemble-yourself dish, which adds an element of fun to the dining experience.

However, the lengthy wait time of around 45 minutes for this DIY dessert, despite a relatively empty café, was a bit puzzling and something the kitchen might need to address.

Acoustics Coffee Bar at Farrer Park offers an array of intriguing dishes that show a lot of potentials.

While some dishes hit the mark with their innovative combination, others might need a bit of tweaking to reach their full potential.

The café itself provides a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere, making it a spot to relax and enjoy a meal.

Acoustics Coffee Bar – Farrer Park
2 Owen Road, #01-02, Singapore 218842
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Acoustics Coffee Bar – Neil Road
61 Neil Road, Singapore 088895
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm (Sun – Thurs), 8:30am – 7pm (Fri – Sat)

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* Photos partly by Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Follow @DanielFoodDiary on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube for more food news, food videos and travel highlights. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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