Located in the popular Haji Lane area, Working Title is a humble setup with an indie vibe. The interior is edgy and rustic, and also extremely relaxing in the afternoon. They have an extensive menu here as well as a wide selection of craft beer. You probably didn’t know that they also run a traveller’s lodge in the 5-storey shophouse with a very cool rooftop as well.
LOOK & FEEL
After setting up the bed and breakfast on the upper levels for half a year, the owners decided to take over the first level and set up a cafe on their own. They only had a month to put everything together and in that rush, the working title remained as “working title”. It is quite impressive how they pulled this feat all within a month, but now they have grown confident of their offerings, dishing out new and bold creations lately.
To keep costs low, the furniture were collected from preloved stores and some were also hand made from wooden planks. This resulted in the eclectic mix of tables and chairs.
Though it isn’t Halal certified on paper, the food preparation and sources of supplies are all good for Muslims to consume. Drinks wise, though alcohol is sold here, they are all in bottled forms and none of their other food and drinks are mixed with alcohol.
For a brighter environment, the courtyard with natural light and comfy chairs is also available at the back.
There’s also wifi and powerpoint if you are looking for a place to work on your laptop too.
FOOD & DRINKS
To start off the meal, I had a Cafe Latte. The coffee here was slightly more roasty with heavier body, with hints of bitterness that didn’t linger. However after it turned cold, the bitterness was a lot stronger and more distinct, which can be a little unpleasant to those who prefer more balanced coffee.
My favourite kind of food has to be Big Breakfast sets. The all-day brunch item was a very generous serving of sunny side up, sausage, turkey ham, toasted muffins, hashbrown nuggets and salad. The mix of everything sent me to heaven by the mouthfuls. They had done a really good job with this otherwise common dish.
We also had the Chilli Crab Mussles which came in a generous portion for sharing. As expected, the sauce was delicious, very “shiok” and could get really spicy. The crispy toasts were perfect for dips and the mussels were also fresh and not fishy.
Truffle fries was quite the average, but I liked that they used thicker fries which was crispy yet with great texture.
To end off the filling meal, we ordered a Toasted Marshmallow Ice cream sandwich. For this size it was a little pricey but at least it was a happiness-creating food. We made the right choice as the sweetness of the ice cream was just nice and the butterscotch cookies had an interesting chewiness to it.
IN A NUTSHELL
Overall, we were impressed by the food we had tried. The interior was nothing too fancy, but had somehow come together to form a very harmonious indie vibe. No surprise about its popularity especially with the lunch and dinner crowds, for it has such delicious and interesting dishes on the menu. Would definitely come back again to try their wide variety of food next time.
Thank you Working Title for hosting us.
48 Arab Street
T: 9734 4187
Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat: 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm