As is the norm for hotels, Ibis Singapore Novena Hotel comes with its own restaurant cum cafe with the curious name of OOpen. Guests of the hotel for the night could enjoy 2 complimentary breakfasts, so off we went to grab our breakfast in the cafe situated at a side off the lobby.
Just as it is with the rooms, lateral space is at a premium but furniture is spaced at a comfortable distance to allow customers to navigate to their seats as well as affording a bubble of privacy. The small restaurant yet comfortable cafe faces the corner of a junction, giving diners a main view of the usually quiet Irrawaddy Road as well as a side view of the hustle and bustle of the major road that is Ballestier Road. Wide window panes allow a sense of airiness within whatever limited space Oopen could afford.
Oopen's variety in breakfast may not score points with me but I am not complaining as the taste itself is enough to keep me going for more. Guests could opt to enjoy a Western style breakfast complemented by self-serviced toasts with assorted jams, assorted Danish pastries or a meat-filled plate of sausages and bacon in the company of scrambled eggs, or just go all out on rice served with curry chicken, the oriental and local way to start the day. Not that we really do that for breakfasts... One should not forget the platters of fruit for a healthy dietary habit.
One does not simply go about his day without his share of black coffee, cappuccino or latte. I do not like my coffee bitter, and fortunately again for me, the offered latte has just enough milk in it to sweeten the beverage yet retaining the taste of coffee. Talk about the coffee lover who doesn't love the bitter of the coffee...
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