Friday 29 May 2015

NOM - Bistro & Bakery, Macpherson CC

NOM which also means 'No Other Meaning' is widely known for their rainbow cakes, we all love the look of these colourful layers in a cake. Their signature rainbow cakes have been generating quite a bit of hype across social media especially on Instagram. After so long, I've finally made my way down for brunch and this.

The menu is pretty extensive considering the shoe box size kitchen, with a wide range of light snacks, burgers, pizzas, rosti as well as all-day-breakfast. (Wish there were pasta though) Also note that brunch is only available during the weekends from 11am-3pm. 

Prices are rather affordable, majority of the items are below $20. We all know how costly it can get to dine in cafes these days, let alone cafe hopping across the city.

The fridge which contains most of their pretty rainbow cakes, macarons, chocolate cakes as well as rainbow cheesecake.

As usual, kicked start my meal with caffeine. Saw that they have a range of flavour coffee for an additional $1, inclusive of apple pie, chocolate cookies, hazelnut, matcha, salted caramel, vanilla, tiramisu and toffee nut. And I went ahead with Toffee Nut Flat White ($4.90). 

Was surprised to find that there were no latte art, given the standard of coffee making these days in cafes. It was one of the most unpleasant looking cup of coffee, the taste didn't make it up either.

My friend wanted a bowl of Mushroom soup $3.90, pretty affordable. For soups, you are given a choice of Wild Mushroom or Clam Chowder. Tasted average overall, just a tad too creamy that it overpower the mushroom zest.

The rosti menu looks appetising so I had the Breakfast Rosti $14.90, which consists of snail pork sausage, bacon and fried egg while I changed mine to scrambled eggs. Nothing fantastic I would say but it's still a good eat. Scrambled eggs could be better and I wished my rosti was more charred and crisp.

 One of the item in the weekend brunch menu, Eggs Atlantic $13.90. The usual combination of english muffin, smoked salmon and hollandaise on poached egg. Smoked salmon tasted artificial, like the cheap buy at the nearby supermarket. The english muffin would be better if it's slightly toasted but hollandaise was good.

Back at the Rainbow Cake $8.80 - Nom does it better by having different flavour in their layers of cream in the rainbow cakes. A total of 4 flavours such as Salted Caramel, Oreo, Chocolate and Cookie Butter. I went with the Cookie Butter since it sounded more unique with it's caramelised cookies as the topping on top.

The sponge cake were moist and soft in texture, one of the better ones out there. No doubt it's photogenic and insta-worthy on social media platform. I took away an additional Oreo base rainbow cake as well but still prefer the Butter Cookie flavoured.

There is a small area with playground slide in the corner of the cafe, catering to younger children. It tend to get noisy and rowdy when crowded with children screaming, I guess the low ceiling probably didn't help much. In my opinion, NOM is likely to attract families more than youngsters but nevertheless, food are affordable and variety of pretty cakes. But I won't be rushing to revisit any sooner.

NOM - Bistro & Bakery
400 Kallang-Paya Lebar Way
Macpherson Community Club L1
Singapore 379131
Tel: 6747 3839
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm daily

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