On Arab Street in Bugis, one might expect to find Arab food – sharwarmas, felafel, kebabs and the like. At number 48 though, there is a totally different form of cuisine on offer, but one which is equally at odds with the expectations of Singapore. Working Title is an American coffee joint, a haven for bean and burger lovers, with a few international favourites thrown in for good measure as well.
Working Title sounds like a cafe name that smacks of indecision – ‘we’ll think of a working title until we can come up with a better name – but their cooking is certainly not something about which they are waiting to make up their mind. They serve up American food to Arab Street, a geopolitical gastastrophe waiting to happen, one would think, but not so: the public of Singapore are heading down to to Bugis in droves to find out what the fuss is all about.
Of course, a restaurant with an ironic location and an indecisive name is all well and good, but to survive, it will need a menu that draws the punters in. Lucky then, that Working Title serve food that stands out from the rest of Bugis and Singapore – American classics such as burgers and pizzas for the lunch crowd, and a speciality brunch menu that is the highlight of any Sunday afternoon spent on Arab Street. Throw in a barista that is big on flavour and even bigger on latte art, and a dessert selection that would keep even the most waddling American happy, and you have a winning recipe.
Friendly staff and glad they are willing to accommodate my request for special order.
Great food in a nice little cafe. Must try their tatter tots and of cos their burgers. Will definitely come back again to try the other items from the menu
Excellent Very efficient And reliable Quandooalltheway Didnt know i work receive this kind of points when i joined or signed up for quandoo and my first experience at working title is awesomeee
It's a cool burger bar with variety of fulfilling meal for the hunger happy tummy... Alot of variety of burgers to choose... Ribena Wings is a must to try and fell in love with Satay Fries... Overall, the atmosphere of the place is AWSM... Gotta visit again and try other food...
Nice ambience. Staff are friendly. When we went there, one of their staff pre-empted us that their oven was apparently dysfunctioning and they had a temporary oven which may lead to a delay if we were to order their burgers. I thought that this was a good step to prevent unnecessary complaints. We were so glad that they inform us we still ordered their burgers anyway since we were not in a rush and the cosy ambience made the wait bearable. Of course, we killed the waiting time with starters (Chips with dips: nachos with 2 types of mayonnaise which was ok) and Churros (served with dark chocolate, texture is good, but tad too sweet to my liking, but I still ate them anyway while waiting for the burgers). The smoothies was nice (Peaches and cream: texture was smooth, no overwhelming milk/peach taste, not too sweet, just nice. I liked it. Chocolate bananarama: texture was smooth, same as peaches and cream, no overwhelming chocolate/banana taste. Husband like it too. The thai tea smoothie which I forgot the name was AWESOME! I don't really drink tea, but when I tasted it. I liked it alot too, more than the Peaches n cream in fact! The burgers came not too long after they serve the starters, probably we were busy catching up with each other and we were enjoying the crispy midwings (crispy on the outside, juicy on the inside, NICE!). The burgers was not too big, but it was enough to share as we had the starters earlier on. The buns was slightly oily and crispy, cos I prefer it to be soft and moist, but that's the only part I enjoyed less. The rest of the burger was nice, the patty was juicy, tomatoes and lettuce was fresh and crisp. Overall, pleasant experience and good food. Portion of food is medium.
The staff were really friendly and sincere. I made a reservation at 730pm but only reached around 915pm as I was caught up with my errands. I gave them a call around 711pm to inform them that I would be late and to ask if I can change my reservation to 830pm. The staff were very understanding and accommodating over the phone and readily agreed. When I finally reached Working Title, I was pleasantly surprised to find that they still kept my reservation. However, the staff were sorry to inform me that their kitchen just closed minutes ago. But they went the extra mile, and offered to prepare sides and desserts for us if we would still like to order. The overall experience was really great, and the churros and truffle tater tots are the bomb as always. Would definitely recommend this place! ☺️👍🏼
It was my second time returning to Working Title and the place never fails to make me feel at home. The group of us (4 persons) got their Ribena Wings, and for our own burger their daily special (Buns of Steel), El Spicy Sombrero, Fowl Play. They were equally impressive and just visually mouthwatering. My El Spicy Sombrero was a beautiful beef patty with jalapeño, Sriracha sauce, cheese, mesclun, topped with brioche buns. The overall flavour was a very uplifting tang and sourness from the Sriracha sauce, with an amazingly juicy beef patty. Though, you may want to let them know if you want your patty more cooked. Their Ribena Wings were simply unique; wings in reduced Ribena sauce, one would have thought it'll be too sweet. In fact the Ribena sauce was almost the next new near-perfect must-have sauce for fried wings; definitely giving buffalo wings and BBQ wings a run for their money! Halal food has never tasted better ;)
I reserved a table for two @ 1630hrs but I arrived half an hour earlier but they still managed to squeeze me and my partner in! We ordered Dengerous (the satay sauce really complimented the whole burger!), El Spicy Sombrero (all of the elements of the burger was just nice and perfect!) and Roasted Baby Potatoes (they could be roasted to be more crispy and could use lesser oil, but overall the cheese was so generous!) Such a vintage and cosy ambient to dine in, would definitely come back! Overall a great lunch and good service for my birthday!
Busy night with cheerful and helpful staffs! Place was hipster kind. Laid back and great to chill for couple, family and friends. A Caucasian staff was attentive and always seen smiling despite the busyness. The burger beef patty is thick and delicious! The caramalised onion taste great as its not overbearing, seeing that im not a fan of onion. Ribena glazed chicken is tasty, bit with more Ribena it'd be da bomb! Overall first time experience, all smiles with happy tummy! :)
I really had a great experience at Working Title - Burger Bar. The service was just amazing. It was my first time trying the burger and I love it. Will definitely come back again to try other burgers. Awesome-ness!