Monday, February 17, 2014
Ronin - 17 Hong Kong Street: Coffee, Breakfast and Mystery
My friend and I wanted an early place for breakfast and coffee. Good coffee. I knew Ronin was nearby, so we ducked in to check them out. It's dark and grungy in here. Rustic industrial chic with no bearing on masterless samurai whatsoever.
But the coffee is indeed a potent brew. Ronin uses the same Genovese blend as The Plain and Bravery because it's the same folks behind this joint.
There's no menu here, so everything is recited to you. Not a lot of items, but it must be tiring for the staff to keep a cheery face repeating the same menu all day to customers. And having them ask, "Can you repeat that again? What was the second thing after French toast?"
And breakfast, thankfully, was hearty. Scrambled eggs with toppings you can choose! We had one with bacon and portobello mushroom.
Another one with a scrumptious sausage. The eggs lean towards the runny side, so it may be comforting to some, but too soft for others. I like them on the toast.
Nice wireframe artwork lending a slight cowboy feel. Look at the shadows it casts.
There is no signboard here either so you will have to simply look out for the address. I still have no idea why it's called Ronin...and really, the name is fast fading. I just remember it as 17 Hong Kong Street.
And no telephone number either. Such a hush hush hangout, but it's got some hipster coolness to it.
Website or Facebook page? Don't even ask about it.
17 Hong Kong Street
Open 8am to 8pm
Photos taken with the Canon EOS 100D kindly loaned by Canon Singapore
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