Drury Lane

The café culture is definitely on the rise in Singapore. The neighbourhood cafés act as a place to catch up with friends on weekdays. Families can get together over special weekend brunches. One such café that has sprung up is Drury Lane situated in Tanjong Pagar. It was a little difficult to find the café as there was no visible signboard. It is actually a two-storey shophouse. For those who want a landmark – it is a distinctly red-colored café on that road. The lower floor is generally used for quick bites whereas the upper storey is for casual conversations. We headed there for dinner, and the first thing that struck me as I entered the upper storey was the interesting décor comprising of wooden tables and crates recycled as stools. The tables are wide and will remind you of the old college canteens. Orders are placed on the lower floor and you typically carry a glass carrying your order number – and an interesting message.

Order number

Order number 9

Sufficient water was provided in a large bottle. In these times when water is charged at certain places, places where water is free receive brownie points from me.

Water serving

Water serving


The Orders

My friend ordered ’94 Goes Green’ which was the part of All-Day breakfast menu. It was a decent sized meal. The baked beans and avocado acted as good complements to the whole meal.The tomato relish which came as a side could have been much better.

94 goes green

94 goes green at $13

I decided to go for the ‘Veggie Sandwich’. Unfortunately, it was too small in size to act as a main for dinner. The sandwich could do better in terms of striking a balance between the leafy and non-leafy vegetables. The taste was strictly ok and could do with some flavor enhancement.

Veggie sandwich

Veggie sandwich at $8


We did not got for the coffee or muffins, but the place does have an interesting range of brews and muffins at affordable prices. I intend to head there one time just to taste them. I also noticed that since there is low cellular signal availability, they have free wi-fi. If you want to laze around, catch up on some decent conversation and want some place for a quick gathering / caffeine fix, then Drury lane is definitely worth a visit.

In a Nutshell Deelightful Rating
Cuisine Type: All-Day breakfast ★★★
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Address:94 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088515
Timings: Mon-Fri: 9 am-10 pm ; Sat-Sun: 10 am – 6 pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/drurylane.sg
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Muchachos

Made my way to Muchachos situated in Tanjong Pagar for dinner. Muchachos in Spanish means “young men” and the restaurant has been started by two friends. Another Mexican joint is always welcome and Muchahos is generating a lot of buzz. It is an exclusive burrito place and has bar-style stools and counters as part of its seating space. It can seat roughly 25 people, so smaller groups are recommended. What immediately caught my attention was that it has the Subway-inspired “Build your own burrito” concept. The burritos are available in two sizes : Regular ($12) and Burritino ($9). Now, burritos at that price point are a steal! The Burritino is a good to have if you’re not hungry enough to finish a large burrito – and that is well-thought out from their end.


The Orders

I first ordered ‘Vegetarian Burritino’ for dinner and that by itself was quite filling. The grilled veggies like bell peppers, lettuce topped with rice and beans were delicious. I took the extra topping of guacamole which was worth it. Also, if you don’t prefer sweet flavors in your burrito, please don’t opt for the pineapple salsa while building your burrito.

Muchachos

Burritos at Muchachos (pic taken from their FB page)

They have extra sauces (for free) to try as combination. If you like the spicy kinds, do try the Valentina and Chile Habanero. They also have some bottled juices. I ordered the thirst quencher called Blood Orange which was as refreshing as promised. Avoid the coconut water (available in a tetra pak) as it is quite bland.

Muchachos is also perfect for takeaways. Their packing is clean and leak-proof and ideal for lunch if you are working around that area. They have friendly staff who try their best to seat you soon. No advance reservations accepted. It definitely was a burrito delight and on my repeat list.

In a Nutshell Deelightful Rating
Cuisine Type: Mexican ★★★★
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar
Address: 22 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089129
Timings: Mon-Thu: 12.00 pm-10 pm; Fri-Sat: 12.00 pm-2 am
Website: https://www.facebook.com/muchachos.sg