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The place was a little hard to find, but the food was good
Good food good service . Will come again but their opening hours are short.
We ordered a chicken bleu and a mac and cheese and the food was much better than expected. Also got hot chocolate and hot matcha latte which both came with very well done latte art on top.
Good food, good vibes 🍔🍝🎶 the boss himself served us with a great attitude ! My family enjoyed the experience very much, location is a bit remote, well to its name.
It was my very first time to visit the café, but it made a great first impression. You're not going to have a perfect day anywhere, but having spent almost 8 hours at Nook & Cranny yesterday gave me a good enough idea as to the kind of day I'll have there. They were busy when I arrived at 230 pm and as it was a literal nook and cranny (difficult to find), I missed the reservation I made for my party of 3. Once I placed my order, I received my coffee promptly. The fries took a while however, but they were worth it (Sweet potato fries!) . I think letting their customers know the approximate time to expect their food, might stop us from wondering if the order was even placed at all and ask to follow-up on it. The staff were polite, I would say I received a friendlier and more relaxed service towards the evening. But despite their busy-ness at lunchtime, there were only a few mishaps: as mentioned, the food took a while at times and we weren't sure if our orders were placed at all, then our server failed to tell us there wasn't any mashed potatoes in the duck dish and replaced it with pasta that had bacon without our knowledge but one of us does not eat portk. They took it back, replaced it without a fuss and the staff still showed us friendly faces. The fries and desserts were wonderful. I especially liked the attitude of the service team for the night shift as they smiled a lot and made you feel like a regular customer.
Hidden in a quiet enclave in Thomson area, Nook & Cranny offers a decent range of breakfast and lunch options. The Portobello beef burger was very substantial, decked with a huge beef patty, bacon, ham, sunny side up egg in-between two big sesame seed buns. Delicious!
Ordered the chicken bleu and waffles with ice cream. The chicken bleu and waffle were yummy but was a bit taken aback when most of the ice cream were not available and many of those that were available was not in good condition (too soft). Nonetheless, I appreciate the honesty of the waitress who informed us before hand. We managed to order the two flavours that were cold enough to be served.
Despite being the only customers in the shop, staff were not attentive to our needs and service was a major drawback. Don't see the need to have a service charge given that I had to approach the staff myself to take orders, make payment at the cashier, help myself to the water. Furthermore, I was ignored by one of the staff when I requested for my drink to be served. Food was only mediocre and not worth the price paid for. The truffle mac & cheese was a run-off-the-mill, barely had any truffle flavour and the pasta itself was rather dry. The top layer of baked cheese was a tad overcooked and burnt, without the characteristic melted gooey elastic cheese. The egg atop was just a normal sunny side up with a hardened solidified yolk, differing greatly from the sous vide egg I had chanced upon a few times on instagram features. That being said, the sweet potato fries was also rather limp and soggy, without the crisp factor. The only saving grace was the kind barista who offered another drink on the house after a long eternity wait for our drink order. Drinks here surprisingly fared better than the mains as I truly enjoyed the Cold matcha latte which came in a deconstructed version comprising of a scoop of matcha azuki ice-cream soaked in cold milk and a side of thick, earthy matcha shot. The reese hot chocolate was not too bad too, a lingering nutty peanut butter flavour amidst the chocolatey notes.
The place was a little hard to find but it's nice clean and quiet . The presentation of my drink peppermint chocolate was nicely presented and service was good with not much waiting time .
Felt that it was kinda overpriced for the burgers and chicken bleu as the portion was not very substantial but the taste was OK. Maybe $12.90 would have been more reasonable. Also didn't like the dressing which came with the side salad. Was it strawberry jam? Good for a first try out of curiosity. Maybe will drop by to try out the coffee on a lazy afternoon one day.