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Kafe Utu

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Fri, 2/28
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Singapore's first African themed cafe and lounge taking up all three floors of a shop house in the gorgeous Keong Saik area. UTU is a cosy refuge away from the hustle bustle of everyday life. Our award winning Baristas serve our house blend, named “Ubuntu”, a blend of beans from Uganda, Mexico and Brazil . You can expect a rich buttery texture with hints of cashew nuts & brown sugar, subtle notes of red wine, caramelised apricot acidity and an intense dark chocolate finish. We believe that for a coffee to be great, you have to use not only great beans but also great milk! We exclusively use Hokkaido Milk, extra creamy, extra wonderful. UTU serves up a full brunch menu as well as authentic dishes
PRICE RANGE
$14 - $39
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
African, Bar, Cafe, International, Pub, Australian
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here with friends for dinner. I had the goat curry, two had the fish curry and one had the peanut chicken curry. The food was very tasty, but spicy, which I love. For our two friends, it was too spicy. The staff were...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I like to try different cuisines and this place beings back holiday memories of the African continent to me .Ordered the swahili fish and tajine as mains to share. Cauliflower is a starter but was rather large portion. Tajine did not come with the hot...More

Date of visit: February 2020
Thank TrailsOfAnne
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to come here on a Saturday morning for brunch. It was my first time trying out African cuisine, and I guess I was not adventurous enough to order any African inspired dishes plus I wanted to have something light/healthy that morning, so I...More

Date of visit: January 2020
Thank Tina C
Reviewed December 9, 2019

My husband and I enjoyed our afternoon coffee here. He was particularly in love with 'Ibada Ritual' in which he's never tasted a coffee so unique and strong as it was. Didn't try the food but will sure come back and explore more.

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank Leorio123
Reviewed December 5, 2019 via mobile

For a taste of culture that is a continent away. Singapore has got most cuisines covered but African is absolutely exotic. There’s nothing subtle about the place. Arresting photography graces the walls. African art and furniture whisk you to a geography away. The food is...More

Date of visit: December 2019
Thank kimwillrule
Reviewed December 1, 2019

Food is good but I find that the service is poor. Staff were unfriendly except for 1 lady. Level 1 space was too noisy. Felt dizzy and uncomfortable.

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Date of visit: November 2019
Thank matchalattecoffee
Reviewed November 2, 2019 via mobile

The food was spicy and very delicious. I would recommend the chicken peanut butter stew. The hotcakes are a must have!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank WhaleBbb
KafeUTU, Owner at Kafe Utu, responded to this reviewResponded November 4, 2019

WhaleBbb, thannks so much for coming by, very glad to hear you enjoyed! The peanut butter stew is one of my favourites as well :)

Reviewed October 29, 2019 via mobile

Elegant décor (especially the upper floors). Nice African ambient music. Friendly service from a waitress with a brand new iPhone 11 Pro Max. We were the only guests for lunch on a weekday, yet the food took 30 minutes to come out. It is good,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank conscienciouseater
Reviewed October 16, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant is located outside of usual tourist area being at Outram Park - nonetheless a very modest MRT ride or a few minutes walk from the business district. Not a large restaurant despite being on 2 floors so pre- booking advisable or be prepared...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank cantleyblade
Reviewed August 19, 2019 via mobile

Location: 4/5 Environment: 4/5 Coffee: 3/5, a bit on the dark roast and missing on the beans natural favour for cappuccino Food: 4/5 Cost performance: 3/5, a bit high while later we found out including the service charge and tax, so still ok!

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank marnlee
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