This visit was a long, long, long time coming. I first heard about Revelry opening its doors some five years back, but never got around to making a visit, citing the jaw-dropping distance between my home in the east and Lorong Hilat. As fate would have it, a weekend errand that brought me to to the west side of Singapore, via the new Downtown Line.
Contrary to most of its peers that opted for the typical industrial meets bicycle-on-the-wall theme, Revelry’s decor is of a more cheery, almost whimsical nature. Elephant murals can be found painted on the walls of the cafe, while paper lantern-style lights hang from the ceiling in the interior.
Judging from photos and reviews from the time of its opening, it seems that Revelry has not changed its style over the years. The fact that this cafe has managed to stand the test of time, with most of its original menu intact, is pretty impressive!
Dishes are also competitively priced, with the stars of the menu being the waffles and the pasta.
Of course, it’s almost sacrilegious to visit Revelry without trying its famed Chicken & Waffles ($19). First introduced when waffles were all the rage (remember the barrage of waffle specialists and cafes churning out newfangled waffle recipes?), this classic combines savoury and sweet flavours all in one dish.
The fried chicken is generously thick, with the outer skin crunching on each bite and the meat staying tender without verging on overly oily. The waffles are subtly flavoured, elevated by the maple syrup. All in all, an enjoyable, classic cafe dish that ticks the boxes of a lip-smacking good brunch.
Five years is a pretty long time to be around in Singapore’s cafe scene, and it’s not hard to see why Revelry continues to draw crowds. If you’re up for good ol’ comfort food, why not pay a visit?
Address: 21 Lorong Kilat 01-02
Nearest MRT: Beauty World DT5
Monday to Friday: 11am – 10pm
Saturday and Sunday: 10am – 10pm
Contact: +65 9278 0466