Address: #01-28, Robertson Quay
Opening hours: 7 am to 7 pm daily
After launching its Robertson Quay outlet five years ago, Kith Café’s unpretentious, fuss-free fare and excellent coffee garnered so much positive feedback that it has since opened two other outlets at Park Mall and Sentosa Cove.
Nestled in a quiet end of Rodyk Street, the original outlet overlooks the serene river and is a perfect spot to people-watch or enjoy some quality family time on weekends. The modest 30-seat café — patronised mainly by loyal families who live nearby — only has outdoor benches.
Food-wise, many of its light bites and no-frills mains are ideal for children. Sarnies ($12 to $17), available in a variety of fillings, are the star here, such as the sirloin steak with truffle oil, rocket and Parmesan on sourdough bread, as well as Cajun chicken with grilled capsicum, mixed greens and tomatoes on multi-grain bread. All sandwiches come with corn chips.
Weight watchers will want to grab the vegetarian sandwich with sautéed mushrooms and feta. Non-carb options include homemade meatballs in tomato sauce with fresh rocket ($14), as well as grilled chicken or smoked salmon salad ($11 each). Hard-core dieters can opt for a protein shake ($7.50 to $9) — available in tasty flavours, including strawberry vanilla yoghurt or chocolate banana.
Don’t forget to wet your whistle either with Kith’s hot, cold, and ice-blended coffees ($4 to $9) or refreshing juices ($6 to $7.50), such as watermelon and lychee or apple and lychee.
Tot-O-MetER: The Park Mall and Sentosa Cove outlets offer a small play area, but Kith at Robertson Quay has heaps of open spaces for kiddos to zip around in their bikes or scooters while you sit back and enjoy a cuppa. There is also a bucket-full of interactive toys to keep them entertained, plus a mini-library where your sweetie can choose a book and settle into one of the many colourful animal-shaped kiddy seats for a quiet read. Once he’s worked up an appetite, offer junior a toastie ($6) — banana, peanut butter and cheddar butter; tuna and double cheddar; and our favourite, bacon, scrambled eggs and cheddar. All toasties come with fresh fruit, like apple. Other tot-friendly eats junior will enjoy include smoked bratwurst ($3.50 each) and a fluffy raisin brioche served with chopped strawberries in vanilla yoghurt ($7.50). He’ll also dig the super-thick milkshakes ($7 to $8.50), available in peanut butter and jelly, and banana and cookie flavours. MB