In just 20 years, PS.Cafe has gone from a single-branch diner hidden inside a clothing store to one of Singapore’s most charming and delicious chain eateries. This European-inspired café brings together indulgent dishes, delicious drinks, and lusciously cosy interiors that are perfect for everything from a first date to brunch with coworkers. PS.Cafe has convenient branches located all around Singapore, giving you a taste of Europe without the need to travel.
Blending gourmet with everyday
Much of the PS.Cafe menu may seem fairly everyday by name, filled with offerings like spinach pie and fried chicken. However, while you may have tried these dishes before, you’ve never had them like PS.Cafe makes them. The Baked Green Spinach Pie, for example, is bite-sized chunks of filo and ricotta goodness with a special pesto recipe. Likewise, the Buttermilk Fried Chicken features juicy meat and a well-seasoned batter, all served atop a smoky jalapeno aioli. As you can see, this café’s speciality is taking once-simple meals and turning them into culinary delights.
Atmosphere competes with menu
The menu isn’t the only thing that wows diners at PS.Cafe-there’s also the beautiful atmosphere. Many of their minimalist, European-style outlets are so filled with plants and floor-to-ceiling windows that one could mistake them for greenhouses. These glass panels and unique planters are combined with a monochrome-and-wood colour scheme, wicker chairs, and marble-topped tables. The gorgeous surroundings don’t just make for Instagram-worthy photos, they also make the dining experience even more enjoyable.
Expanding the brand
If you want proof of just how great the food at PS.Cafe is, you only have to look at how far they’ve come since opening in 1999. Not only do they have over 10 branches across Asia, they’re also expanding to new angles and concepts. Takeaway meets retail at PS.Cafe Petit, for example, where the walls are stacked with unique wines and chefs whip up some of the fanciest fast food classics (like burgers and pizzas) you’ll ever try. Alongside that, there are two decidedly ‘East-meets-West’ restaurants: the Anglo-Chinese Chopsuey Café and the Japanese-influenced JYPSY. Chopsuey specialises in colourful, bold dishes that marry China with the UK and US, while JYPSY is all about casual and contemporary dining.
Dishes you have to try
Nothing disappoints on the PS.Cafe menu, but there are certainly some dishes everyone needs to try at least once. For one, there’s the trademark PS. Truffle Shoestring Fries, the meal everyone associates with this restaurant. Each portion includes a generous helping of crisp and golden fries seasoned with truffle oil and topped with Parmesan cheese. It’s the kind of dish that makes even the fullest diner want a second helping. We also recommend this restaurant’s versions of various Singaporean ‘street food’ dishes, prepared like you’ve never had them before. Their Mee Goreng, for example, is a very popular choice loaded with fresh crab, king prawns, and plenty of aromatic flavours.