What makes a good life, you say? Well, for us over here at Wedding & Travel, a good cuppa (all the better for hitting those deadlines, right?), and some quality me-time from the hustle and bustle definitely rank high on our list! And that’s why we were delighted to visit newly-opened Necessary Provisions (for about a month now), a café-restaurant by the same people who brought us Smitten Coffee and Tea Bar.
Located in the midst of a quiet residential estate at Eng Kong Terrace, Necessary Provisions is a lovely place to escape the hectic city and while the time away with a cup of coffee and a good book. The café’s all-day menu includes the usual suspects, such as sandwiches, toast and paninis. But coffee aficionados will be impressed with the store’s Thumper espresso blend (consisting the Brazilian Fazenda Serrado, Sumatran Wahana Natural & unwashed Ethiopian Sidamo), which is freshly roasted on the premises. Also look out for the baked goods, which change every day — be sure not to miss their Pandan Chiffon Cake, which is the surefire hot-seller! (We heard that some customers even call to reserve a slice as the cake is freshly baked everyday in small quantities!)
The dinner menu (available after 6pm) serves up a modest range of good sincere home-made food — freshly made pasta, rice dishes such as sambal fried rice and Japanese-styled pork rice bowl, and pork and fish mains — that will cater to any appetite. The chef has also thoughtfully included the Summer Pasta (ingredients change from day-to-day and may include cherry tomatoes, arugula, cucumbers, or Japanese shiso leaves) for vegetarians in the house.
With a strong menu and attentive service, Necessary Provisions will make you feel right at home. (Psst, if you are intending to pop by for dinner, do try to get there earlier to avoid disappointment as ingredients are limited and may run out before time!)
21 Eng Kong Terrace, Singapore 598993
+65 9231 7920