When I was working in the CBD, I was always at a lost about where I should be going for lunch every day. Why, you may ask? When there are so many food choices in the CBD? Precisely! I got boggled by the tonnes of choices. If you are like me, O’ Coffee Club Xpress @ Raffles Xchange is here to help, offering the O’ Coffee Club Xpress with ‘Grab & Go’ Concept.
Are you having a busy day and just want something quick and easy to eat? Have you over-indulged in the weekends and want something light and healthy? Are you look for a 3-in-1 place with food, charging points and free WiFi so that you can conduct a meeting or presentation for a client? Perhaps you are dining alone to enjoy some quiet me time with hot pasta and a nice pastry? Whatever your lunch situation today, O’ Coffee Club Xpress has you covered!
O’ Coffee Club Xpress New ‘Grab & Go’ Concept
To cater to busy office workers, multi-tasking homemakers and students alike, O’ Coffee Club has introduced O’ Coffee Club Xpress, which will serve tasty ‘Grab & Go’ meals, pastries and coffee at affordable, nett prices. Nothing on their menu is over S$10, including their cooked upon order pasta of the day!
An extensive range of wholesome sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups will be made fresh twice daily then pre-packed and housed in large chillers near the cashier counter for you to grab and go! If you are not that time constrained, you can also request for your pre-packed meals to be warmed up or order pasta to be consumed in O’ Coffee Club Xpress‘s large and comfortable premise.
Providing both free WiFi and abundance of USB charging points, O’ Coffee Club Xpress is also outfitted to cater to customers who may need a meeting space for discussions and drinks.
The first O’ Coffee Club Xpress is now opened at Raffles Xchange. Other outlets are also in the pipeline and are likely to be opened by end of 2017 in locations such as Singapore Management University and Jurong Point Shopping Mall.
Offerings of O’ Coffee Club Xpress
If you look through the ‘Mains’ menu of O’ Coffee Club Xpress, you will see the appearance of many superfoods like beetroot, pumpkin, purple sweet potato and salmon. Like me, do you correlate healthy and nutritious foods with tasteless and unappetizing? Yes? Don’t worry. At one point, I was worried about the taste but I left convinced that healthful foods can be delicious too.
Among those I have tried, my favourites are the Chicken Pesto Salad (S$8.90 Nett), Purple Sweet Potato & Egg Sandwich on Wholemeal Bread (S$2.90 Nett) and the Chicken Tikka Wrap (S$5.90 Nett). The chicken pesto salad and purple sweet potato & egg sandwich are light and tasty meals while the chicken tikka wrap is more filling.
The Salted Egg Chicken on Ciabatta/French Loaf (S$8.90 Nett) is not bad with a nice enough salted egg sauce. For sure, this is not the best salted egg sandwich I have encountered but if you are craving for salted egg chicken yet feeling conscious of the calories, this version is worth a try.
The Beetroot & Mozzarella Salad (S$7.90 Nett) and Wholesome Pumpkin Sandwich on Wholemeal Bread (S$1.90 Nett) are really too wholesome for my liking. Plus, I am really not a fan of pumpkin.
On the day I visited, the Pasta of The Day (S$9.90 Nett) was Salmon Garlic Cream Pasta. I am normally not a cream pasta kind of person, preferring tomato sauce pasta or Aglio Olio. But because this cream sauce is not too heavy, I actually enjoyed it. The baked (or maybe steamed) salmon is also surprisingly good. But if you are a die-hard cream pasta fan, you are likely to find this lackluster.
We all enjoy an occasional sweet treat after meal. Knowing this, O’Coffee Club Xpress also has in-house-baked pastries ready for us. You can choose from the Apple Turnover, Blueberry Basket, Strawberry Basket or the Flaky Sweet Potato. Expect to find buttery and flaky puffs filled with natural real fruits or vegetable.
Among these, my favourite is the Flaky Sweet Potato (S$3.90 Nett), which is filled with the superfood- purple sweet potato. Naturally sweet because of the sweet potato filling, this is a unique pastry that is not available everywhere. I won’t claim that this is healthy but at least it is probably healthier than many other desserts.
If you prefer fruity fillings, you can go for the Apple Turnover (S$2.90 Nett, shown above with the Flaky Sweet Potato Puff), Strawberry Basket (S$2.90 Nett) or Blueberry Basket (S$2.90 Nett). Made with real fruits and little sugar, these will satisfy your sweet tooth without adding too much calories onto you. The more popular one among my fellow diners is the blueberry one.
Exclusively available in Singapore for the first time at O’Coffee Club Xpress, the Organic Jeju Cold Brew (S$7.90 Nett) on tap is cold brewed in Korea using only sustainably-farmed Ethiopian Gemadro coffee beans and Jeju spring water. The Jeju spring water, which is alkaline in nature, helps to balance the acidity of the coffee. Prior to being served on a tap, nitrogen bubbles are introduced to the coffee to yield a smoother and creamier body. I find this coffee light in coffee flavor and low in acidity with a smooth and creamy finish. This is recommended to be consumed on its own but I prefer it with some milk.
Apart from the above items, I also noted on O’Coffee Club Xpress ‘s menu some food stuff that I may return to try- Truffle Egg Mayo Sandwich (S$1.90 Nett), Smoked Salmon French Loaf (S$7.90 Nett), Smoked Duck Wrap (S$5.90 Nett), Phad Thai Salad (S$8.90 Nett) and Raspberry Panna Cotta (S$5.90 Nett)!
If you want tasty and wholesome real food, O’ Coffee Club Xpress is the place to go! The best part is that everything on the menu is under S$10 Nett!
O’ Coffee Club Xpress @ Raffles Xchange
5 Raffles Place, Raffles Xchange #B1-25/26, Singapore, 048618
Tel: +65 6841 5752
Monday – Friday: 0700 to 2000 | Saturday and Eve of Public Holidays: 0700 to 1400 | Sunday and Public Holidays: Closed
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Written by Denise Chua myfoodstory.sg.