Visiting the Coastal Settlement always feels like a genuine getaway. Surrounded by lush greenery and very much removed from the Singapore cityscape, it is a welcome break from the weekday hustle. To ease into the newly entered ‘Phase 2’, we decided to spend a relaxed afternoon here.
TCS channels a laid-back, retro and nostalgic vibe. It’s something certainly unique to the place. Highly encourage you to take a walk around the different parts of the restaurant to take in the quaint decorations that line the walls and flank the tables. You can feel the heart and care that goes into curating all these knick-knacks from another era. It’s a great place to impress a date and a bonus is that the Changi Coastal Walk is nearby for an extended date. 🙂
The menu options for brunch are extensive – there’s a whole section just dedicated to eggs (eggs with crab, eggs with steak, eggs with avocado – just give me everything already!).
Chili Crab & Eggs?
As it was our first time back in a while we decided to go for something more unique – the TCS Chili Crab & Eggs ($25++). This dish consists of savory chili crab sauce drizzled over fluffy scrambled eggs, with deep-fried bread fingers on the side.
We really enjoyed the bread fingers – the ‘mantou’ complement to the meal. The chili crab sauce was pretty standard with chunks of crab meat. However, we did feel the portion was a bit small for the price point especially as the main part of the dish was a mountain of egg.
Next – we had their famous truffle fries ($15). I do believe TCS was one of the restaurants that helped to popularize truffle fries before it became a thing. These were pretty decent – crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside. Even so, I think the ‘best truffle fries’ contenders list is a pretty competitive these days and this wouldn’t be my top 3 – but decent nonetheless.
Yummy Thick Milkshakes!
Finally, we opted to wash it down with a milkshake ($8) – a dessert and a drink in one. This was creamy and thick (just the way we like it) and not overly sweet or artificial tasting. You might want to share this as it gets a bit much for one person to finish though! Especially with all the yummy food to go along.
Also – even though we didn’t have it today – I do encourage you to try the coffee as it’s pretty great as well.
The Bottom Line: All things considered, I do feel that The Coastal Settlement is a great place to go once in a while to soak in the atmosphere. Food is on the pricier side, and you might be able to get better quality + portion sizes in other cafes.
The Coastal Settlement
Address: 200 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508529
Weekdays 10.30am – 10.30pm
Weekends (+Fri) 8.30am – 10.30pm
Reservations highly recommended to avoid disappointment and if you would like indoor seating. Nearby parking is limited.