Media Tasting at Butter Bean
Looking for somewhere affordable and chic to have coffee (and more) with friends? Look no further. Butter Bean (at Funan and Vivocity) spots a welcoming yellow interior with extremely cheery vibes and serves contemporary Nanyang coffee-based beverages and inventive iterations of the quintessential daily toast. Although this cafe is not Halal-certified, we were informed that no pork or lard is used.
Pictured above are some of their signature drinks – the BBrûlée Kopi Latte (S$3.20) , Lime Aiyu (S$3.50), and G.M. Teh BBliss (S$3.50) and BB Rose (S$3.50).
Both the BB Rose (a pretty cotton candy-coloured concoction inspired by the classic Bandung) and the Lime Aiyu are refreshing options to have on a warm day.
The smooth BBrûlée Kopi Latte comprises three distinct layers – fresh milk, Nanyang coffee and signature salted cream foam topped with a sprinkling of sugar which is torched briefly to render treacly notes.
The stunning G.M Teh BBliss presents an icy blend of tea, home-cooked gula melaka and fresh milk capped with fresh whipped cream and a generous drizzle of more gula melaka.
There are 8 different options for toasts at Butter Bean with various toppings atop an inch-thick butter loaf.
We had to get the photo-worthy PB & J which was executed well but nothing too exciting. The Milky Milo (see above) is something more interesting.
We notice that each slice of toast is “toasted” on a flat-iron grill before the fillings go on so there is a satisfying crisp on the outside yet retaining the soft fluffy interior. As a bread-lover, I had to bag a loaf of these toasts home.
Tapping on BreadTalk Group’s expertise in the bakery industry, Butter Bean also carries a line of freshly baked buns (S$1.60 each, S$4 for 3). Some of the flavours include Choco-nana – soft bun filled with chocolate cream cheese and fresh banana, Pandan Coco and Peanut Cream.
Those looking for something savoury can go for Butter Bean’s sandwiches. Each butter toast pocket is brimming with omelette, sliced cheese, butterhead lettuce and a choice of protein (either battered fried fish or crispy fried chicken or ham and cheese). You can also select your choice of dressing (curry, black pepper, garlic sesame or thousand island) to finish. Here, we chose battered fried fish with thousand island, which is a recommended pairing by Butter Bean.
We found the sandwich to be satisfying but a little on the smaller side, perhaps leaving room for you to get some sweets.
Although the selection of mains are fairly limited at Butter Bean, they are renditions of familiar local favourites.
Despite having lunch prior to our visit, we were tempted by the creamy scrambled eggs when we saw someone else ordering it and had to get a bowl to try. This Curry On Sunshine (S$6.80) is Butter Bean’s take on Singapore-style curry and fried chicken thigh.
Other options include Hey You Hae Mee (prawn noodles) and Laksa Love.
Drop by for a visit if you’re in the area!
*Service charge(10%) and GST(7%) applicable.
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