Small Tables Brings A Taste Of Ipoh To Singapore
Small Tables revives Orchard Road with good food and a scenic view
Ipoh cuisine is apparently a thing now, especially in neighbouring Singapore. You can thank Small Tables Cafe for that, as it serves signature dishes from Ipoh, Ipoh white coffee and other tantalizing Asian cuisine. Finally opening its doors at Pacific Plaza on 3 September 2022, the cozy sidewalk cafe brings a taste of Ipoh to the Garden City whilst also helping to breathe new life into Orchard Road.
My favourite part about this cafe is how Instagram worthy the entire place is. Featuring long booth-couches and comfy seats that provide a gorgeous view overlooking Orchard Road, this place is perfect whether you want to have a chat with friends or just snap a few pics for the gram while enjoying Ipoh on a plate.
Moreover, the menu for Small Tables was designed by Executive Chef Sandra Lim and features 26 delectable dishes ranging from full on mains to bite sized snacks and a plethora of coffee, tea and wine options including the ever famous Ipoh White Coffee. The menu also includes the chef’s signature Curry Mee, which was the dish that helped make Small Tables a reality.
On top of that, the interior gives off a modern, minimalistic weekend coffee with friends vibe with its use of darker hues which puts patrons in a relaxed mood and also has a bunch of antique mirrors that make the cafe feel bigger than it is. There are also retro grill gates and condensed milk tin cans on display to add a retro look and feel.
A little fun fact about me is that I actually grew up in Ipoh and vividly remember the old Ipoh roads filled with rustic coffee shops run by elderly Ipoh couples who made the best Ipoh White Coffee I have ever tasted, and this is coming from someone who exclusively drinks tea now as no other coffee has come close to the Ipoh variety.
The highlights of the menu at Small Tables include it’s authentic and enhanced Ipoh favourites with Chef Lim’s personal progressive touch including the Ipoh Curry Mee, Ipoh Chee Cheong Fun (one of my favourites growing up) and Ipoh White Coffee with the beans roasted the traditional Ipoh way instead of the Singapore way.
Check out the Small Tables Instagram to know more, especially if you’re popping into Singapore and have a craving for Ipoh grub.