COCONUTS HOT SPOT — PS Cafe needs no introduction. We’re all familiar with the cafe chain, which has expanded its reach across the island since its humble beginnings in 1999, when it started out as a small cafe ensconced within the Projectshop clothing store. With locations at Ann Siang Hill, Dempsey, Paragon and Tiong Bahru, the chic chillout spot has garnered fans far and wide, but its ninth and largest outlet is the brand’s crown jewel.
The 160-seater eatery sits in a prime location on the second level of One Fullerton — which may or may not bring back certain drunken memories of a particular nightclub that used to take up that space — offering glittering waterfront views at its breezy, open air terrace, as well as cosy booths and lush floral displays at its stylish interior.
Confession time: We’ll be the first to admit that we hang out at PS Cafe for its spiffy decor and relaxed ambience. Food — with the exception of those glorious truffle fries and decadent desserts — often takes a backseat here, although there are several dishes that stand out from the rest.
At the new cafe, the menu goes through a couple of tweaks as the day goes by, from brunch to dinner. But no matter when you stop by, start off with cold pressed juices ($9.50), sweet shakes ($10.50), floats ($7.50) or cocktails for a happy little buzz.
For brunch, mains take the form of fluffy pancakes with banana jam, blueberries and passionfruit curd ($24), chorizo chilli hash with poached egg ($29), and a double baked cheese soufflé with smoked bacon and baked portobello ($27). Of course, salads, pastas, pizzas and locally-inspired dishes such as crab and prawn laksa ($26) are also available.
Inspired by its waterfront location, the cafe’s lunch and dinner menu dives into several new seafood items, such as chargrilled skate with green harissa and broccolini ($34), mussels with bread for dipping ($28), and the chargrilled chunky prawn sandwich with spiced pickled mango and kaffir lime aioli ($27).
Other dishes making their debut include the lovely, flaky baked Greek spinach pie with ricotta and feta ($27) — we could eat this all day long — the poached chicken salad with smoked yogurt ($25) for health nuts, and the dinner-only grilled sticks ($6-$8) for those who want to snack on skewers of prawn and crab otah, spicy chorizo kofta, or pumpkin and chickpea falafel.
Sweet tooths who want to try something different (besides the towering chocolate blackout cake) can go for the moist creme caramel orange cake ($13) or the whipped cream-laden Mrs. J’s trifle bomb ($16).
Oh, and if you’re always on the lookout for new places to host your business lunches, the two-course set ($34) — although not the most affordable — offers an ever-changing rotation of pastas, meats and veggie mains, including the likes of fennel sausage aglio olio and ricotta gnocchi.
PS Cafe One Fullerton is at #02-03B/04 One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Rd, 8812-3198. Mon-Wed 11:30am-11pm, Thurs 11:30am-midnight, Fri 11:30am-1am, Sat 9:30am-1am, Sun 9:30am-11pm.