Bukit Timah has no shortage of chill cafes, but we suppose throwing another one into the mix canâ€™t hurtÂ â€” especially on busy weekend afternoons. FlagWhiteâ€™s name is a play on flat white coffees and the act of raising the white flag (aka surrendering), butÂ weâ€™re pretty sure that defeatist attitude is the opposite of what the business wantsÂ to portray.
Located a couple minutesâ€™ walk from Beauty World MRT station, the minimalist space with industrial touches does what cafes aim to do best: serve a solid cuppa, paired with all-day brunch grub and house-made desserts.
In an effort to support its fellow local companies, FlagWhite usesÂ locally-roasted coffee beans and offers hot chocolate and teas from homegrown brands such as Fossa and Pekoe & Imp. Meanwhile, the food it serves is simple but hearty and comforting, with highlights such as crispy garlic parmesan wings, chicken parmigiana, and the signature beef burger sandwiching a sunny side-up egg, bacon, beetroot, cheddar, and BBQ aioli between two brioche buns.
Since its sweets arenâ€™t mass manufactured in a commercial kitchen, you can have a go at cakes like the fluffy double cheesecake, a lemon meringue tart, and a single origin chocolate tart with almond cream.
The menuâ€™s rather limited, but the unpretentious food is worth a visit when youâ€™re in the area, especially if youâ€™re keen to try something new.
FlagWhite is at 106 Jalan Jurong Kechil.
Mon & Wed-FriÂ 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-9pm.
MRT: Beauty World
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