16/11/2013 – X had been to this place last week which I feel intrigued to come to today. Taking over the space of 7-Eleven is this new cafe called The Missing Pan. Opened by The Organic Baker (who owns Meat the Butcher and Eat Organic a few shops away), they have formerly operated at OUB Centre and Circular Road as UpperCrust. Spanning 2 levels of seatings (there’s another 2 levels which I don’t know where it leads to), there is a lift inside the shop to facilitate the move between both levels (there is also a staircase right beside for people who aren’t willing to wait).
The Iced Chocolate ($7.50++) is rather diluted. Otherwise, the quantity is a lot.
The Flat White ($5.50++) is ok although it is slightly burnt and thus had a bitter taste. X had this last week while he was here and he had the same comments as well.
The Over Hangover ($19++) consists of chicken schnitzel, bacon and sunny-side egg sandwiched by the sourdough, bacon vinaigrette and served with chips. Besides the chicken schnitzel being a bit too dry, this is great to order as the egg and bacon is cooked nicely.
The Crustacean ($24++) is rather acceptable. The serving is rather generous, and the pasta taste great. However, some of the crustaceans were not thoroughly cooked and tastes rather raw. Notwithstanding, this is something that can be ordered if you want something pasta (provided you take seafood).
The 62 Degree Eggs Benedict with Ham ($19++) had honey-grilled gammon ham, sauteed spinach and mushroom and buttered corn spreaded with in-house hollandaise sauce on top of 2 pieces of sourdough and served with salad. This is a definite must order. The ham tasted great with the honey. The egg is cooked to perfection (maybe it is really cooked under 62 degree heat!) with the yolk oozing out easily with a prick of the fork. The sauteed spinach and mushroom and buttered corn was excellent as well.
62 Degree Eggs Benedict with Ham
The Iced Mocha ($7.50++) tasted better than the Iced Chocolate as it is more concentrated in terms of chocolate taste. The amount of milk added is also just right.
The Cioccolatto ($8++), a dessert consisting of a chocolate cream (in the form of a ball), sprinkled with Maldon salt flakes and vanilla-infused olive oil and topped with a sugared bread, came out rather disappointing as we thought the quantity would have been slightly more. The chocolate cream was rather rich (we thought it was chocolate ice cream at first and as such thought it tasted odd). The use of Maldon salt flakes and olive oil made the chocolate cream tasted odd as well. Probably I do not know how to appreciate this dish, but I feel it isn’t to my liking.
If you are around the Bukit Timah area and looking for a cafe to have dinner at with family and friends, this is the place to consider.
Food: 7.3/10 (has an extensive all-day brunch menu; great food and coffee that still need slight improvements)
Ambience: 7.9/10 (well furnished; simple with double floors of seating)
Comfort: 7.8/10 (ample seating)
Service: 7.9/10 (service is fast and helpful)