Simply meaning upper street in German, this all-day cafe at the vibrant Kitchener Complex in Lavender is named for the street where the founder lived in Switzerland. He did more than live there, it seems. During his European sojourn he stocked upon on traditional Swiss and German recipes, and has brought this culinary encyclopaedia back to Singapore to the delight of Oberstrasse’s many fans. Found down French Road, this modern, rustic eatery offers breakfasts, lunches, dinners, or just a spot to chill and refresh.
Good food as usual, friendly service. Try to go either early or after brunch hours on weekends.
Food is delicious here but a bit warm at the corner seats. Service is rather slow but that shows the food is freshly made. Waiters need to be trained on clearing plates. They should not be stacking them or even disposing the bits from one plate to another at the table ! Take it away from the customer and do it in the kitchen.
The day begins at Oberstrasse with the daily coffee roasting. It’s all done in-house, making for a properly fresh espresso of the kind you’d expect from the haughtiest European cafes. As the kitchen begins to roll out its all-day breakfasts, so do Lavender locals begin to roll out of bed and up French Road to the Kitchener Complex. This hub has seen some boom times of late, and Oberstrasse stands proud with nourishing Swiss and German fruhstuck specials like the farmer’s rosti with veal bratwurst and eggs to leaven the start of another humid day in Singapore with something a little alpine.
Oberstrasse prides itself on being able to deliver hearty meals to Singapore’s diners at great prices. There’s a frugality at work in the presentation also, with the typically European dishes using a restrained number of ingredients to deliver maximum satisfaction. It’s not all Swiss- and German-inspired eating here: there’s also a great range of Italian pastas on offer (that said, the southern Swiss like their pastas, too). Very close to Lavender MRT and right in the midst of the action at the Kitchener Complex, Oberstrasse is a surefire place for anyone looking for good value eats, or simply good coffee.