The Place It is rare to find a cafe space like Chu and Co., nestled within the quiet private estate of Litchfield Road, which is close to the heart of Serangoon Garden. This is a 2-in-1 concept which houses a bakery and a gelato bar, with mostly sheltered outdoor seats by the walkway, and a very Instagram-worthy alfresco seats under the sky.
There are also some tables indoors, where the kitchen is pretty open concept, though there is no air-conditioning indoors.
The Food The bakes on display at the counter is quite an enticing spread – you have the likes of Dark Choco Brownies (S$5.50), House Loaf (S$9) and Smoked Cheese Red Pepper (S$6) bread. Otherwise, there is also an All Day Menu with options like Quiche (S$9), Chu’s Breakfast (S$15) and Avocado Tartine (S12).
I settled for the Egg Mayo (S$7) toast, Flat White (S$5) and Lemon Cake with Olive Oil Rosemary (S$5.50). I chose very light bites as it was my second lunch stop, and the items I tried are pretty decent.
The Egg Mayo toast comes in a small plate and is ideal if you just want a nibble. It is topped with pickled cucumber and some mixed greens, and my favourite part which is the egg mayo.
The lemon cake is dense in flavour and it probably goes much better with a long black than the flat white I had.
For sweet treats, there is the gelato space which functions as a takeaway concept as there are no tables at the moment. Some interesting flavours I spotted like Smoked Whisky, Strawberry Pistachio and Sake. I didn’t have space for gelato, maybe next time?
Rants Dining under the sky sounds dreamy but I will opt out of it in the day as the weather is merciless.
Will I Return Again? The offbeat location is charming and the whole setting of Chu and Co. is its strongest proposition. I will gladly return, hopefully early in the morning next time with a cool morning breeze, hopefully.
Taste bud: 3.5/5
Hole in the pocket: 3.5/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
Chū and Co.
15 Litchfield Road
Friday to Tuesday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Closed on Wednesday & Thursday
Ranted by The Ranter