You’ve heard of “husband and boyfriend” corners where you can rest your feet at retail stores, but what about an entire cafe for eating and drinking in between shopping bouts? Editor’s Market brings its slow-living philosophy into the dining world with a new F&B venture by the name of Cafe Found.
The Korean-inspired cafe can be found at Editor’s Market’s flagship store in Takashimaya, with its minimalist decor blending perfectly with the characteristically sleek interior of the surrounding store. The overall vibe here is one of fineness and relaxation.
Since its opening, Cafe Found has expanded its menu to include brunch items and savoury sharing plates. Each and every dish is crafted to be aesthetically pleasing, with natural flavours that complement one another.
In Singapore’s intense tropical weather, cold brew teas are always welcome and refreshing. Highly recommended is the Wild Honey Green Tea ($6.50) which pairs chilled green tea with wild honey jelly. I thought this unique way of serving ensures diners can enjoy their tea with their preferred level of sweetness.
The Earl Grey Orange ($6.50) is notably more citrusy and a stronger perk-me-up for those seeking an energy boost but without excessive caffeine. Taste-wise, I found the combination a little on the gingery side, and the flavours didn’t blend together as well as I would have liked.
Cafe Found’s attention to detail and aestehtics extends to its brunch and lunch/ dinner items. Brunch goers can enjoy the best of both worlds with the Half and Half Toast ($16) which pairs various savoury and sweet toppings with artisanal sourdough bread, including:
- Scrambled eggs and cheese
- Avocado and chives (vegetarian and vegan-friendly)
- Four-cheese (vegetarian-friendly)
- Proscuitto and honey
- Berries and ricotta (vegetarian-friendly)
- Honey mascarpone and figs (vegetarian-friendly)
- Kale pesto and egg (vegetarian-friendly)
- Smoked haddock and cream cheese
- Mentaiko prawn
- Burrata and tomatoes (vegetarian-friendly)
Overall, I enjoyed the Smoked Haddock and Cream Cheese with its umami flavours. The Avocado and Chives were a little more on the citrusy side. Get this if you’re feeling peckish but don’t want to commit to a full meal.
The Spinach Ravioli ($20) is another crowd favourite that’s vegetarian friendly and described as “funky form meets fantastic flavour”. Stuffed with velvety spinach and ricotta, the flower-shaped pasta has a well-bodied, earthy taste that isn’t to heavy on the tummy.
I’m excited to see more cafe-retail space collaborations like Cafe Found. The space fills up quickly even on weekdays, even with a 90-minute seating limit in place, so head down early to avoid waiting!
Address:391 Orchard Road, Ngee Ann City, B1-16 – 24, Singapore 238872
Nearest MRT: Orchard NS22
Opening Hours: 10am – 9.30pm daily