Start Your Day Right at Rise & Grind in Punggol, Singapore

Written by Katherine

March 29, 2023
Last Updated on February 29, 2024

Oasis Terraces has undergone quite a few changes, but one thing that hasn’t changed is Rise & Grind! The cafe has been around for 5 years since the building’s opening and still going strong. Hubs and I don’t usually celebrate Valentine’s Day, but we decided to give it a shot and have brunch at Rise & Grind this year. Want to know what we ate and if it’s worth a visit? Keep reading! (´• ω •`)ノ

Why Rise & Grind?

I am on a mission to explore cafes and restaurants along the North East Line (NEL). Hence I decided to revisit Rise & Grind! This cafe has been around for 5 years and is popular with families and couples. Every time we walked by during dinner time, it was always bustling with people. So, I had to find out why it is so popular.

Rise & Grind's ordering station

To beat the crowd, hubs and I decided to arrive before lunchtime. At first, the cafe was pretty empty. But before we knew it, the place was bustling with people, especially couples. It seems like everyone had the same idea to come to Rise & Grind for a cosy Valentine’s brunch. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

What We Ate at Rise & Grind

We did not do our homework to find out what is good at this cafe. Since it was our brunch, we decided to order something brunch-like. Hubs ordered the Buttermilk Pancakes Platter while I had the Brioche French Toast Platter. These two menu items are basically the same except that one has pancakes and another has french toast. We also ordered one Flat White to share.

Flat White, Buttermilk Pancakes Platter and Brioche French Toast Platter

Weak Coffee with Odd Latte Art

If you have read a lot of my blog posts, you would know that hubs and I love to order Flat White whenever it is available on the menu. The flat white at this cafe taste really normal. There is only a very slight hint of coffee and there seemed too much milk. I personally think it tasted more like a latte than a flat white. The latte art is also nothing to shout about. I honestly think the barista poured too much milk as the staff had a hard time bringing the cup over to us. I was watching the staff doing a slow walk over to our table as she was trying so hard not to spill the coffee. Also, I am very sure some coffee came out ‘cos the latte art looks off. Haha! (*/ω\)

Normal-Tasting Food

I think hubs and I can agree that we both love the scrambled eggs that came with our platter. They were flavourful and fluffy. I know it is bad to compare it with McDonald’s but if you think McDonald’s is nice, you would love it here. Just for your information, I don’t like McDonald’s scrambled eggs. (´・ᴗ・ ` )

And bacon being bacon, they were good. I mean who can go wrong with bacon right? Haha! Anyway, between the brioche french toast and the buttermilk pancakes, I don’t think they are any much different. Granted the pancakes are softer than the french toast, but I felt that what makes them good is the maple syrup. Without the maple syrup, both items are just SO NORMAL.

Something Worth Mentioning

The cafe is located just beside a clinic and what separates the cafe and the clinic is a half wall. When we were there, there were A LOT of people queuing outside the clinic. And a lot of them were leaning on the half wall just outside the clinic. During normal times, we MIGHT be okay with that. But nowadays, just to be careful, we still prefer to sit further away from the clinic. You never know what you might catch from them! ٩(× ×)۶

View of Rise & Grind from the "back" of the cafe. Also showing where the clinic is located.

Overall Experience

I think hubs and I both agree that the food at Rise & Grind is quite normal. But that being said, I think the affordable price is probably what makes it attractive to couples and families. Also considering that there are only two cafes at Oasis Terraces (with Anna just opened a few months ago), Rise & Grind became a popular choice for couples and families.

Hubs and I have not tried other menu items so it might have other better food that we don’t know of. That being said, if you are taking the North East Line and want to visit a good cafe, I highly recommend the Rise cafe at Potong Pasir. It has one of the best flat white and desserts! (´• ω •`) ♡

Information about Rise & Grind

Opening Hours: 10 AM – 9 PM (Mon – Fri), 9 AM – 9 PM (Sat – Sun)

You can find out more about Rise & Grind Coffee Co. here:
Website: Link HERE | Facebook: Link HERE | Instagram: Link HERE

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