One-month-old Afterwit is a quiet cafe nestled in Kampong Glam. It was set up with the wisdom obtained from the running of their sister cafe, Working Title, which is just a short walking distance away. For all you hipsters, it’s a great place to explore.
Afterwit offers a wide range of beverages, besides the usual coffee and tea. On their menu, you can find delicious mocktails and dessert smoothies that will be bound to quench anyone’s thirst at any time of the day. On our visit, we had the Malibu Dream ($7) mocktail and Sabai Sabai ($8) from the dessert smoothies selection. Between the two, we suggest to go for the former if sweet Thai iced milk tea isn’t your thing.
Ah Boon had the Red Velvet Latte ($6), which was just as great as it was smooth and left a hint of a cocoa aftertaste. The red velvet was not overpowering and complimented the drink well. For those who wish to try out something special with their coffees, there is also the option to spice things up with a shot of syrup.
On our trip to Afterwit, we were also lucky enough to taste food from their unreleased selection. Here’s what we found:
The serving of Smoked Duck Croissant ($15) comes with sides of tortilla chips as well as a side of salsa and avocado dip. With generous chunks of smoked duck, sandwiched between a light and flaky croissant, the pairing had a nice woodsy flavour which balance out the dish nicely. The only letdown we felt was that the taste of honey mustard was too sweet for our liking. Ah Boon too felt that perhaps it could be paired with wasabi mayo instead for a nicer contrast to the flavours too.
We thoroughly enjoyed the Smoked Salmon Avocado Pasta that followed, which was served with a side of lettuce and cherry tomato, dressed lightly with a dressing. Unlike many dishes from other places that serve avocado in chunks, the avocado in this dish was mashed well instead. When added to the spaghetti, it gives a creamy texture to the dish, replacing white sauce that most of us would be more familiar with. The smoked salmon is also skillfully timed and cooked together with the pasta, hence allowing it’s flavours to seep into the pasata as well. This dish would definitely make a healthier substitute for the sinful carbonara.
Afterwit has an interesting design to its layout. With murals painted on the ceiling and walls enhance the mystique of the cafe, there is also a drink menu that has been organized to look like a periodic table that is plastered over one of the walls. The periodic table of drinks is both witty and creative, and captures the attention of the patrons as well. While we were there, the place was pretty cozy, but we felt that during peak hours, it may feel just a tad cramp for comfort.
Afterwit has the price range of normal cafes, but is surprisingly cheap during its promotion periods. Set lunches are available from 12pm to 3pm, and cost $10. The set includes a can drink with a dish of your choice from the selection of salads, snacks or brunch.
778 North Bridge Road
Mon – Sun: 09:00 pm to 09:00 pm
We are giving away 5 brunch sets from Afterwit!
To win, 1) Like our Facebook post and 2) tell us what drinks did we had at Afterwit on our facebook post!
If you would like to stand a chance to win a set from Working Title as well, head on over to the review here and answer the question there too (do it in the same comment on Facebook)!