Ronin, which means a master less samurai, attracts foreigners and locals alike at Hong Kong Street (nearest MRT is Clarke Quay station) with its cement-washed walls and naked light bulbs situated at strategic areas in the café. The overall mood at RONIN is considerably darker with dimly lit designer lights and people seemed to get lost in their conversations in the mysterious atmosphere of grey walls and matte black furniture.
We had the Dirty Ronin ($13) which is one of Ronin’s specialties. It is an excellent sandwich not to be missed. The bread was toasted to a light crisp and there were eggs, comte cheese, lettuce and chorizos sandwiched in between. It was a good choice for our moderate brunch. However, for those who have lighter taste buds, you might find it slightly salty. Fungi ($11) was the other healthier sandwich which we ordered. It had a generous portion of juicy Portobello chunks and some rocket leaves. I shared Dirty Ronin and Fungi with my friend and for me, I liked Fungi better between the two but my companion preferred the Dirty Ronin.
Matchatone ($5.50) had a beautiful appearance with ‘jade coloured’ matcha lined at the lower part of the drink. It had been premixed with a hint of sweetness and sipping at it allows the matcha to travel through the frothy milk. It tasted nice, just that I don’t really like the premix sweetness.
There are limited seats and they fill quickly at peak periods, so do avoid peak lunch hours if you want to enjoy your meal peacefully. The food and service are excellent, so you will most likely return after the first visit.
17 Hong Kong Street
Open 8am to 6pm(Weekdays)
8am to 730pm(Weekends)Have you been to RONIN at 17 Hong Kong Street too? We love to hear your experience of this or even other cafes.
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