Eden Cafe @ Club Street


I had taken a day's leave to run errands and to take a break from work.

Erskine Rd, Ann Siang Rd & Club St Montage

After having lunch with JH at Le Papillon on its last day of operations, I wandered around the Ann Siang Hill area. I like the area because of the quaint refurbished shophouses. I took some pictures and shopped a little. It was a very hot afternoon and all that walking was making me thirsty. I stopped by Eden Cafe for a cup of tea and a snack before my next appointment.

Interior - Cafe Eden

It was my first visit and I was surprised to see that the walls were adorned with pictures by Felix Hug, a Swiss photographer who has done shoots for Silkair amongst many others. There was also an interesting panel at the back of the dining area which was decorated with jars of spices and tea...and a row of hand-made teddy bears in front. The teddy bears are apparently for adoption in support of The Spastic Childrens Association of Singapore.

Hibiscus Cheese Filo
Hibiscus Cheese Filo @ S$9.90

The friendly chef cum owner of the cafe, Clement Ronald Ng, recommended the Hibiscus Cheese Filo. He also took the opportunity to talk about the philosophy behind his cafe and the food that they serve. The cuisine here is floral-based and simple, as they believe in adding a touch of homeliness with their food.

Cross-Section of the Hibiscus Cheese Filo

I must say that I was disappointed with this dessert. The frozen Philadelphia cream cheese and hibiscus combo made the entire filo parcel too hard to cut. The staff had to help me cut it. The hibiscus purée was pretty sweet and reminded me of jam. It was like eating fried ice-cream but with an "un-puffy" (read: no puff in my pastry) filo pastry. Maybe the cheese was a little too frozen hence rendering the pastry too cold to rise? Or maybe they didn't brush melted butter on every sheet before layering them? Or maybe it was due to both factors? Whatever the case, the pastry was not puffy enough and the core was too cold for me to truly enjoy the dessert.

Musical Tea

Fusion Tea: "Musical" @ S$9.00
Thyme, Juniper Berries and Hibiscus

Thankfully, the pot of Fusion Tea called "Musical" made with thyme, juniper berries and hibiscus was pretty good. It's apparently supposed to help to soothe a sore throat. I guess it's because of the use of Thyme, which is an antiseptic. This is worth a try if you're in the area.

Eden Cafe
54 Club Street,
Singapore 069431
Tel: +65 6536-1181

Operating Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 11.30am - 3pm & 4.30pm - 10pm
Friday: 11.30am - 3pm & 4.30pm - 11.30pm
Saturday: 11.30am - 11.30pm
Sunday/Public Holidays: 11.30am - 10.00pm