Open For Business: First 25 Cafe

Tuck into Italian fusion cuisine at First 25 Cafe, located in the Central Business District.

The 40-seat cafe serves an affordable three-course set lunch at $16. Four main course choices are available - braised duck leg with polenta, gnocchi with basil cream, grilled salmon with barley rice, and oatmeal fried chicken with butter rice topped with katsu curry.

Salads are also on the menu, with choices such as crispy calamari salad ($9), smoked salmon salad ($11) and warm mushroom salad ($9). Pasta options include smoked uni carbonara ($25), wagyu Bolognese ($21) and vongole pasta ($16). Other mains include yuzukosho pork rack ($25), Chilean seabass ($27) and First 25 porcini burger ($19).

Beer, coffee and tea are available, as well as a range of premium chocolate drinks made from African cocoa beans. Prices start at $5 for an African Red, with hints of cocoa liquor.

Where: 7 Hoe Chiang Road

Open: 7.30am to 10pm (weekday), noon to 8pm (Saturday), closed on Sunday

Info: Call 6221-2565 or go to www.facebook.com/first25cafe


This article was first published on January 3, 2016.
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