Last Updated: March 28, 2015
Set up in a idyllic platform above the main road, the Providore seemingly allows one to detach from the drain of city life, observing only as an onlooker. It also helps that their new outlet is located at Pasarbella, where deep set into the greenery, there is little hint of the busy city life all around Singapore.
Using artisanal, premium produce straight from their own humble establishment “The Grocery”, The Providore’s fresh ingredients almost guarantee a whole great experience, complete with a great scenery and even better food.
Their Croissant ($4.50) baked in-house daily, was light and buttery, crisp on the outside yet fluffy on the inside. It also smelled heavenly, that baked buttery goodness that makes you want to crinkle up on the inside. However, personally, I felt the marmalade jam that went with it was a tad too sweet though.
The Croque Madamme ($18.50) was quite a hearty dish by itself, poached eggs atop some ham and cheese sandwiched in between a golden brown, airy gourmet bread. The ham was from their own Providore déli, and definitely, was a notch above your usual average fare. I would have preferred their cheese to be a little more melted though.
One of their highly raved signatures on the menu, we also had their Ricotta Pancakes ($17.50), with caramelised bananas, candied walnuts atop their very own Providore aqua no. 3 sugar syrup. The ricotta cheese was well integrated into the fluffy, light pancakes, making for a heavenly bite each time.
Together with the slightly sweet sugar syrup, it was a good combination, where the sweetness complimented the denser cheese textures perfectly.
Together with the Grass-Fed Beef Burger ($26.50), we completed a rather satisfying meal. The Providore prides itself on using handmade, quality ingredients, and even their fries are handmade from scratch by cutting fresh potatoes to fry just for you, with no preservatives involved.
Even though the beef patty was a tad overcooked, making it a little too tough for my liking, I appreciated the mishmash of in-house condiments in the burger, which went surprisingly well with the beef patty.
Throughout our course, we also had a multitude of drinks, courtesy of the ever generous establishment. Pictured here above on the left is the cold-pressed fruit juice ($8.50), of pineapple, blackberry & mint, made using a Kuvings slow juicer.
It was my favourite drink so far, a refreshing blend that brought something different to the table. However, if you are an avid chocolate fan, you would be sure to love their Iced Chocolate ($7), a rich, creamy chocolate goodness of a smooth and milky consistency.
We also tried their different signature smoothies, the deep berry and banana, honey & muesli ($9.50 each), as well as the Salted Caramel milkshake ($10.50), made with their own Providore Gelato. My favourite was the deep berry smoothie, a citrus blend of sour goodness, with raspberry and blackberries to complete the taste.
Their Salted Caramel Milkshake was a dessert by itself, literally tasting like an ice cream in a cup. Drizzled with caramel, each sip/scoop was a creamy, caramel induced dream. A little over-sweetened for my liking though.
This hearty meal prepared by their humble kitchen was an overall delight, and I can definitely see myself returning for future visits. I enjoyed the whole concept in this dining establishment, where they used their own ingredients in-store (which you can purchase), from the sauces to their homemade hams, to allow customers to familiarise themselves with the whole authentic Providore cafe experience.
Head down over to The Providore’s newly opened wing at Pasarbella as well while you’re at it, to check out The Grocery’s wide selection of fresh produce and artisanal products.
Imported from all around the world, The Grocery sources for the freshest, environmentally sustainable ingredients to bring to you at pretty affordable prices.
As a home-grown brand, The Providore establishes itself over a vast majority of food products, from your extra virgin olive oil to their very own cheese. They have their own brand of food produce over at The Grocery, of premium quality and taste.
Not to forget their wide selection of artisanal wines and spirits as well, imported from famous brands all around the world, exclusively here in The Grocery @ Pasarbella.
Most affectionately, I present to you The Providore’s very own confectionery section, complete with imported swiss chocolates of their own brand, as well as their signature series of hot chocolate varieties (ranging from the classic hot chocolate to that of cinnamon and white chocolate). Behold any one with a sweet tooth, this could be your paradise.
Not to forget their very own Deli & Bakery, complete with a wide selection of premium hams and cheeses. Their impressive bakery also features their very own selection of bread, baked fresh daily through a laboriously intensive process using traditional Japanese methods.
Expected Damage: $17 – $35 per pax