29 Everitt Road, Joo Chiat
Tucked behind Fei Fei’s, the famous noodle house in Joo Chiat, is a new café. Relational Goods is the brainchild of Deborah and Loh from Group Therapy in Duxton Hill. The kid-friendly café blends into Joo Chiat perfectly; it’s a light, open space with exposed beams and a raw industrial feel. Mismatched furniture and quirky personal touches give a retro vibe. There’s also an edible garden, which Loh invites you to take cuttings from.
The menu features a range of baked goods, plus breakfast, lunch and take-away items. Coffee is roasted locally, a medium-bodied blend of Ethiopian, Sumatran and Brazilian beans. We enjoyed the granola with honey, banana, mixed berries and yogurt ($6.50); the smoked salmon, avocado and cream cheese on multi-grain bread ($8); the burger with cheese, mustard and homemade relish ($13.50); and the buttermilk pancakes ($9.50). I’d also recommend their organic juices and lemon, lime and bitters. Decadent options for dessert or afternoon tea include a pecan pie ($5), a four-layer carrot cake ($8.50) and a salted caramel cookiewich ($6).
The retail section sells organic snacks such as vegetable crisps, virgin olive oils, organic pastas and home-cooked meals such as shepherds’ pie ($12). If you’re on your way home and in need of some TLC, it’s a great place to stop to pick up something healthy and tasty for dinner.
Must-try Dish: Four-layer carrot cake studded with raisins, pineapple, walnuts and cream-cheese ganache.
** Please note, this cafe is now takeaway only **