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Café review: Sarnies

We scour the island’s café scene to bring you the new and the noteworthy – it’s a tough job, but somebody’s got to do it! ANTHIA CHNG checks out popular Aussie café Sarnies right in the heart of the bustling CBD.

burger Sarnies café
The Texas-style burger from Sarnies Cafe is worth every mess

First impressions:

Located along the happening Telok Ayer Street is six-year-old café Sarnies, known for their delicious Aussie grub. I found the place to exude an unpretentious, chill vibe – think wooden tables and chairs, with hip art murals on the walls. While this cool spot is popular for their brunch items, their new dinner menu also has worthy contenders that sound (and taste) amazing! Remember to arrive hungry!

Grub on these:

For starters, I recommend the grilled haloumi slider trio ($13). This vegetarian-friendly dish is a delicious combination of tart cherry tomatoes, sweet onion jam and a generous serving of grilled cheese. Mains wise, go with the Texas-style burger with overnight smoked brisket (done in-house), homemade barbecue sauce and coleslaw ($26.50). Trust me, this juicy and hearty burger is worth all the mess. Pasta fans will love the rich and flavourful Southern Indian style hand-cut Pappardelle with prawns, coconut milk and curry leaves ($19.50), a signature item on the menu.


handcut pasta Sarnies café
Southern Indian style hand-cut Pappardelle

Sweet ending:

Don’t leave without trying the Sarnies brownie with vanilla ice cream ($8), a super dense, super fudgy bit of heaven for chocolate fanatics like me.

Last but not least:

Sarnies also has a decent list of cocktails from the classic margarita ($17) to the more unique limoncello martini ($18). Absolute yum!

Want to find out more? Check out this video.

Sarnies Cafe
136 Telok Ayer Street
6224 6091 | sarniescafe.com

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