Cafe Wabi Sabi is a new Japanese-inspired cafe at Everton Park
Everton Park is an ever-changing trove of cafes, bakeries and more━joining the line-up is Cafe Wabi Sabi, which takes over the space where Little Oasis used to be. As you can probably tell from the name, the Japanese-inspired cafe revolves around the concept of 侘寂 (wabi-sabi)━a traditional Japanese philosophy about the the appreciation of beauty in imperfection.
The cafe is located around a 10-minute walk from Outram Park MRT Station. Currently, it’s still in its soft launch phase, offering sando, donburi, a range of sides and more.
A must-try is their Pork Katsu Sando ($11.90++)━a bestseller━featuring house-made shokupan, AKA Japanese milk bread, sandwiching a thick slab of pork katsu, mixed salad, tomato, and cucumber.
The shokupan was well toasted and crispy, yet maintaining its fluffy, chewy texture that contrasted well with the crunch of the katsu. The pork cutlet was also slathered with an appropriate amount of tonkatsu sauce, giving a tangy note to each bite.
Other than pork katsu, Cafe Wabi Sabi also has Tamagoyaki Sando ($8.90++), Teriyaki Chicken Sando ($11.90++), and Beef Steak Sando ($14.90++) on the sando menu.
Alternatively, you can choose from nine different donburi here! Go for their Sukiyaki Don ($14.90++) which comes with a generous portion of thinly sliced beef, caramelised onions, a runny onsen egg, tobiko, and shibazuke, AKA purple pickles, on the side.
Each spoonful was delightfully satisfying, with the pop of tobiko, crunch of pickles, and silkiness of the onsen egg. It all complemented the sweet-savouriness of the sukiyaki sauce that the beef had been cooked in, with added buttery notes from the marbled meat.
Top up $4++ to complete your meal with miso soup, a small salad bowl, and either karaage or gyoza. The karaage was light, crispy, and not greasy at all.
If you’re looking for sides to share, opt for their Fried Oyster with Wabi-Sabi Wasabi Mayo ($8.90++) which features six sizeable pieces of fried oyster.
Even if you’re not big on oysters, like me, you’re still likely to enjoy this dish! The rich, tangy flavour of the wasabi mayo paired extremely well with the fried oyster.
Zhng up your ‘gram with Cafe Wabi Sabi’s fizzy drinks too, of which we tried their Blue Citrus ($6.90++) which is a sweet and refreshing mixture of blue pea flower, yuzu, honey, lemon, and soda water. Stir it to watch the colours blend into one another!
Aside from these, Cafe Wabi Sabi also offers house-made cakes and ice creams that are made fresh daily.
Keeping to the wabi-sabi theme, the cafe has a minimalistic interior with neutral grey tones, which creates a cosy and relaxing atmosphere. There are also power sockets available━perfect for getting some work done. It is best to visit the cafe during non-peak hours as there are limited seats available!
Address: 3 Everton Park, #01-79, Singapore 080003
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10am to 8pm, Sat-Sun 8:30am to 5pm
Cafe Wabi Sabi is not a halal-certified eatery.
Photos taken by Melvin Mak.
This was an independent visit by Eatbook.sg