Gorgeous Garden Cafe near MacPherson MRT
Knots Cafe and Living is a gorgeous, 2-storey café tucked away in an unassuming shop complex just a short walk from MacPherson MRT.
With unique Bali / Ubud vibes, it may well be one of the top 10 most beautiful cafes in Singapore. To avoid disappointment, it is highly advised to make a reservation, especially on a weekend.
Exploring this greenery-filled cafe is such an adventure in itself. There are interesting knick-knacks in every corner as well as tons of cute plants. Some of the items are even available for purchase so take your time to browse.
Our Top 3 Favourite Dishes
Of course, a beautiful cafe is nothing without delicious food! Read on the top 3 dishes we enjoyed.
1. Danish Camembert Cheese Board ($16.50)
We absolutely loved this starter. This consists of an entire round of camembert cheese torched to perfection and served with truffle honey, raspberry jam and toasted baguette. The smoky, creamy cheese is simply divine and the dips also go great with it, especially the truffle honey. We polished off every last bit of the cheese.
2. Truffle Eggs Croissant ($13.50)
You will see this on many tables in Knots Café. It consists of a buttery, flaky croissant stuffed to the brim with runny, truffle-infused scrambled eggs. The truffle taste is pretty strong and somehow goes really well with the creamy eggs, who would have thought? The croissant is also really fluffy and delicious.
3. Spaghetti Carbonara ($16.90)
Knots Cafe has jazzed up the humble carbonara. Their version comes with a generous amount of bacon and a healthy amount of garlic. There is also a raw egg yolk to add to the richness of the sauce. Despite all these sinful ingredients together, it doesn’t get too heavy and you will easily polish this off.
Decent Brunch Dishes
These dishes were okay and you can order them if you really have a craving you need to scratch!
Knots Waffle Brekkie ($22)
The signature waffle brekkie was good overall and definitely filling. It comes loaded with a sausage, fluffy scrambled eggs and some side salad. The eggs were perfectly done which was the best part. However, the waffle could also be a bit lighter & crispier and the grilled tomato was just so-so.
Salmon Eggs Benedict ($18.90)
Knots Café’s version of smoked salmon eggs benedict was fairly standard. It consists of two nicely poached eggs and a decent amount of salmon on top of English breakfast muffins. The dish did feel a slightly underwhelming for the price but is nonetheless something diehard salmon-fans can consider.
French Toast ($14.90)
Knots does a pretty creative pairing of popcorn chicken with 3 slices of golden French Toast and assorted fruits. The chicken itself was really nice, perhaps because I’m just a fan of popcorn chicken. Unfortunately, the toast itself was a bit disappointing as it was essentially sliced bread.
Knots Cafe & Living (Paya Lebar) is has a lovely atmosphere and design that I would come back again for. It’s also relatively spacious and a great place for anything from family gatherings to meetups with friends.
While there are areas for improvement, the menu does have some real winners and I would go back for that delicious carbonara any day. You can check out the full menu here!
Knots Cafe & Living (Paya Lebar)
Address: 160 Paya Lebar Rd, #01-07, Singapore 409022
Mon: 10am – 9pm
Tue – Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fri, Sat: 9am – 10pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm