DW Workshop At Rochester Drive – Buona Vista, Singapore

We got to know about DW Workshop through an instagram photo posted by @miss_teatime_sg. We were mesmerized by the cozy setting of the living room and it turned out to be a cafe, the DW Workshop.

 

The cafe is housed within a typical two-storey Colonial house which is in black and white. Even though nothing much was done to the interior since it only has mainly cemented floor and whitewashed wall, it is the combination of furniture that magnified the look.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Level 1 Interior

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Preparation counter, aka kitchen

 

At DW Workshop, it is a cafe cum workshop and at the same time a retail. First let’s explore its cafe. Dinning area are available at both level 1 and 2. Al Fresco dinning is also available.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Outdoor seats

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Herb and Spice

 

It seems like a trend for cafe to grow their own herbs and spice. We spotted these at DW Workshop as well.

 

At DW Workshop, various menu are available at different timing. Wake up to breakfast for scones, muffins, bread and granola. For lunch, expect the trendy and yet healthy Lunch Bowl. The menu rotates daily. Comes dinner, it is all about communal dinning where each dish is designed to share by 2 or more. The communal dinning menu is also at weekend, in addition to the devoted weekend brunch menu.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Monday Rice Bowl

 

My first visit to DW Workshop was for lunch. There are various Mains, both hot and cold sides and “rice” to choose from. The Mains choices differ from Monday to Friday.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Main, Grilled Beef

 

My choice for Main was the Grilled Beef. It was far too tough for me to chew till I am able to swallow them. I succumbed to the beef eventually.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Sides, Mushroom

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Sides, Mashed Pumpkins

 

I got 2 hot sides, the wild mushroom sauteed with persillade and pumpkin puree. I was surprise that they chose to mashed the pumpkin instead of serving it in cube.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Sides, Cheese Salad

 

My only cold side was the Spinach Goat Cheese Salad and I enjoyed this the most.

 

Our second visit was on a weekend to try out their Weekend Brunch.  On the menu were 3 savoury dishes, Our Signature Potato Rosti ($21), Crab Salad Croissant ($24) and Ground Beef Plate ($22). The remaining items served were mainly Breakfast food. As such, we selected the first 2 dishes as our brunch choices.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Our Signature Potato Rosti ($21)

 

Our Signature Potato Rosti ($21) was pretty decent. A pity we took a little too long to take our perfect photo shot as such it is never delicious when cold.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Crab Salad Croissant ($24)

 

None of us enjoyed the Crab Salad Croissant ($24) as we didn’t prefer the pungent seafood flavour emitting from the crab. Personally, I didn’t find the crunchy granny smith complemented the crab.

 

As for drinks, DW Workshop offers a range of cold pressed ($9) such as Summer Watermelon and Strawberry Mint that was refreshing. There are 5 other selections.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Watermelon, Strawberry and Mint Cold Press

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Summer Hibiscus ($7.50) & Gingerella Ginger Ale ($6.90)

 

Others include concoction such as Summer Hibiscus ($7.50) and sparkling soda, Gingerella Ginger Ale ($6.90).

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Coffee Making Counter

 

At DW Workshop, they have either Drip coffee ($9) or Stove Brew ($9) via Moka Pot.

 

Instead of preparing the drip coffee by hand, it is by the Poursteady Machine. The machine can pour a maximum of 5 cups in tandem and at a shorter time compared making it by the barista.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Automated Machine Drip Coffee

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Bialetti Coffee

 

The workshop will take over the dinning area at level 2 whenever there is classes.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - On the second storey view

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Projection onto the table

 

The workshop varied every 3 months. Currently, folding paper jewellery and making concrete lamp workshop are available.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Handicraft Making

 

It is also a retail with watches and many other items on sales.

 

DW Workshop At Rochester Drive, Buona Vista, Singapore - Merchandise On Sales

 

None is cheap.

 

 

NAHMJ Verdict

 

NAHMJ likes the concept of DW Workshop whereby they offer food, retail and handicraft sessions. But since none of which are wallet friendly, we supposed they have a specific target group. Lastly, we thought there are rooms for improvement for their food.

 

 

 

DW Workshop

41 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138582
Tel: +65 6659 0879

Websitehttp://www.dwworkshop.com
FBhttps://www.facebook.com/DW.WORKSHOP.PTE.LTD/

 

Opening Hours

 

Daily  0930 to 2230

 

Getting There

 

By MRT:

  • Circle line or East-West line – Buona Vista station

 

By Bus:

  • alight at or opposite Buona Vista station or after Anglo Chinese Junior College   74, 91, 92 95, 191, 196, 198, 200

 

Rating: 6.5/10