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.
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.
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.
My friend arrived much earlier than our reservation time but she was gladly accommodated even if the cafe was a bit busy at the time. The pasta and the pies were good. I loved the coffee too. Service was excellent all throughout!
Love the caffe Latte here! The egg Benedict is yummy & it is great that you can customize the meat or vegetable you want! Will highly recommend.
Good place for lunch and coffee break, nice ribs and salad
Amazingly great food, price and service! Tucked in a non-descript location, this is a hidden treasure. The teriyaki chicken and salmon avocado sandwiches portion is huge with generous serving of greens and pototo chips. Big breakfast and Bernisse Rosti were also excellent choices for a hearty Sunday brunch with classic flat white or assorted selections of gryphon tea.
Oberstrasse was a surprise find, but we were pleased with the ambience and excellent service. Food was good as well and will definitely come back to try their other mains.
Nice cafe in an unexpected place. The food we tried were all done right - the mushroom aglio olio had the al dente pasta & right level of spiciness, the chicken baked rice was generously covered with cheese, the Rösti and the big breakfast were all good too!
First impression upon entering the restaurant - dark, stuffy. Staff was also slow to realise that we had entered; while service was not bad per se, neither was it welcoming. Thankfully, their food was their saving grace. Their utensils however, came with food stains stuck on it. In a nutshell, food is reasonable, but not somewhere we'll return.
Don't expect too much of a service as there were only 3 staff ( 2 kitchen and 1 service staff) at work when visited the cafe at 730pm. Food wise, tried the Rosti which was good. Desserts wise, can probably skip - had their oneh oneh cake which was extremely dry whereas their honey macadamia tart was okay.
The service is very good and fast. They even changed my latte after they served it to me because they gave me normal latte when I ordered skinny latte. The food prices are reasonable :).