The Coastal Settlement located at Netheravon Road has gained quite a fair bit of popularity among local foodies since opening its doors in October last year and I can pretty much understand why. Just minutes away from the Changi Beach Club, this is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The Coastal Settlement is easily one of the most inaccessible cafes I’ve come across but that’s pretty much the only complain I would have about the place. Upon arrival though, one would find it very much worth the time and effort. Surrounded by lots of greenery and just minutes away from the beach, the atmosphere here is, in the very least for me, absolutely relaxing.
Being an avid photography hobbyist, I often visit the nearby Changi Point Coastal Walk which, in my opinion, is one of the best places in Singapore for fantastic paranomic and sunset photography. So this area is not unfamiliar for a frequent visitor like me. Having said that, it’s really easy not to notice this casual restaurant if one is not observant enough.
Depending on which direction along Netheravon Road you are coming from, there are basically two entrances into The Coastal Settlement. If you drive, there are both private and public carparks here to park your cars, both within minutes of walk to reach the restaurant.
Stepping into The Coastal Settlement for the first time, the very initial impression was how huge this entire retaurant is and despite the vast number of tables available, it was full house during my visit on a Sunday afternoon.
It’s not hard to appreciate how much effort has been put into decorating the interior of the restaurant. The relatively tall ceiling encourages better ventilation and I quite like the non-treated concrete floor and the vast use of the wooden tables that filled the floorspace.
Since it was full house when I arrived, I was ushered to the tables located outside the restaurant. According to the staff whom I was chatting with, it’s usually full house during the weekends and walk-in customers would usually be arranged to seat outdoors. As the weather was pretty good during my visit, outdoor tables sound just as good.
Definitely (and easily) one of the priciest brunch I’ve tried but it is also a recommended menu item off the restaurant’s menu. The Settlement’s Brunch comes with a good serving of 2 eggs (your choice between Scrambled, Sunny Side or Poached), accompanied with toasts, roasted tomatoes, smokey maple glazed bacon strips, baked beans, sauteed mushroms and a huge grilled cheesy chicken sausauge for that cheesy indulgence.
Is it huge? You bet.
More importantly, is it good? In a word, yes but I would say there are similar brunch servings out there that cost lesser. I do quite like the cheesy sausage and the maple glazed bacon! If you find this too much for your appetite, consider trying out their Smiling Benedict ($17) or the Truffle Eggs and Mushrooms ($19).
Being a mushroom, cheese and creamy pasta lover, this order was really an easy one for me. Shave parmesan cheese topped over the sauteed wild and Enoki mushrooms, all within the creamy truffle sauce with white wine reduction.
Sauce-wise, it’s not too creamy overall and it pretty much hits the right spot.I absolutely love the truffle taste. It’s often just so easy to go heavy on the truffle oil but the chef executed on that rather well. The fettuccine is smooth and goes tremendously well with the sauce. The fresh chives help lift the overall flavours too!
If creamy pasta ain’t your choice, do check out the Smoked Salmon & Avocado Bagel ($16), Weekend Roast ($25) or the Cod ‘N’ Chips ($26) off the Mains menu.
I also hear that the Truffle Fries ($15) and the Coastal Wings and Drumlets ($14) are worth trying too!
No complains about the Cap here, except probably for the price. It’s really good but not the best. I mean, there are also other cafes that serves even better coffee at similar prices but it’s really worth the try. I really love the overall smoothness and aroma.
Pretty much the perfect drink for our weather here. I like the hint of mint taste that complement very well with the tasty chocolate milk shake. That small piece of mint leaves really does do wonders!
The Coastal Settlement really does succeed (very well for that matter) in delivering a pretty unique dining experience due to its location and overall settings. No doubt the prices off the menu can be considered steep and getting to the restaurant is not exactly convenient, it’s definitely worth the time and effort coming here.
Ratings: 4.0 foodiedoos out of 5.0
The Coastal Settlement
200, Netheravon Road
Tel: 6475 0200
Tuesday – Sunday (Closed on Mondays)
From 10.30am till 12 Midnight
Last order for Food @ 9:45pm
Brunch Menu available from Sat,Sun & PH from 11am till 4PM