Avocado toast and millennials may have been the butt of jokes for quite a while, but there’s no denying that these creamy fruits are both healthy and delicious.
At All The Batter, you can channel your inner millennial and enjoy avocados in a variety of dishes.
Tucked away behind Thomson Plaza, this avocado-themed cafe serves both savoury and sweet dishes. Being a millennial myself, there was no way I could resist the chance to drop by this cafe.
The cheery and bright interior was spacious, with a minimalist feel. The white tables and light wood chairs made for a very Insta-worthy backdrop too.
I started off with an avocado milkshake. The Avocado Nutty Galore ($8.90) was topped with walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds, which added a crunch to the creamy drink.
Even though the milkshake was rather thick, the flavour was not too overwhelming nor overly sweet because the yoghurt cream undercut the richness. The milkshake left a lingering nutty aftertaste too!
All The Batter actually started off specialising in only avocado drinks, before branching out into desserts and savouries. Their inspiration came from dessert cupcakes, which taste delicious but are hardly healthy.
Made from real avocados, the milkshakes here are a healthy and guilt-free alternative to other sweet desserts.
I couldn’t decide which dessert to get, so I opted for the Always Batter Avocado Dessert Platter ($25), which had three different kinds of sweet avocado desserts. This platter is good for sharing too, so that you can try a bit of each.
The Avocado Gula Melaka Slice ($6.50) replaced butter in the cake mix with avocados and even had additional avocado slices sandwiched between the cake layers.
I liked that the cake wasn’t overly sweet because it allowed me to appreciate the blend of flavours more distinctly.
The Avocado Citrus Shortbread Pie (only available on the dessert platter) was a healthier alternative to the regular pies out there.
The crust was made from flax seed and had the consistency of shortbread. I liked how soft and crumbly it was, while the citrus flavour helped to reduce the richness of the smooth avocado cream butter.
The Italian Avocado Yoghurt Pavlova ($12.90) was served together with avocado balls and a dollop of yoghurt. The lightly sweet meringue base was airy and complements the other ingredients well. The yoghurt also added a tartness to the mostly sweet dessert. Perfect for a light treat!
We went on to trying the savoury dishes made with avocados.
The Bangers & Smash ($21) is a play on the British dish ‘Bangers and Mash’. Instead of mashed potatoes, the dish had mashed avocados on top of crispy toast.
I enjoyed how fresh and creamy the avocado mash tasted, especially together with the chilli flakes sprinkled on top of it.
The dish also came with chicken sausages and a side of mustard sauce. I liked the light taste of the chicken sausages, which didn’t overwhelm my palate.
Another savoury brunch dish was the Beech Wood Smoked Salmon Smash ($22), which came with generous servings of smoked salmon and mashed avocados. There were also olives and alfalfa sprouts, which added a distinctively “green” flavour to the dish, and I loved how the smoky flavour of the salmon blended together with the fresh sprouts.
Finally, I ended the meal with yet another dessert, the Avocado Rose Ice Cream Waffle ($15). The waffle was fluffy and light on the inside, and crispy on the outside.
A scoop of vanilla ice cream topped the dessert, with juicy and tart strawberry slices. The drizzle of chocolate sauce added some sweetness to the creamy avocado slices, and I couldn’t stop at one mouth.
This is definitely a dessert for sharing, especially if you’ve already stuffed yourself with the other dishes.
If you’re looking for a quiet spot to catch up with your friends over brunch, this avocado-themed cafe is here to make your hang-outs all the batter!
Expected Damage: $15 – $30 per pax