Situated in Bugis is a hidden gem at the National Library on Level 3. A conducive place for meetings and studying, Over The Counter offers delicious and comforting all-day brunch at friendly prices. The cafe has a cosy ambience, making for a great place to chillax. The spacious venue is also perfect for birthday parties or baby showers! Read on to see what we tried.
We first tried the Creamy Mushroom & Italian Sausage Bakes Pasta ($9.90) which contains linguine, Italian sausage, mushroom in cream sauce and a generous amount of mozzarella. This dish was full of flavour and will definitely leave your tummy feeling satisfied!
Try their Signature “Big Breakfast” Pizza ($13.90) with a sunny-side up egg to top it off! The crust was thin and light and makes a great dish for sharing with friends. We really loved how cheesy the pizza was!
The Oven Baked Egg with Ham and Mushroom and Toasted Breadstix ($11.90) was the perfect snack for those looking to study at NLB! It was fuss-free and easy to munch on. The combination of ingredients complimented the crispy breadstix perfectly!
One of our favourites had to be the Egg & Cheese Portobello Mushroom with Grilled Bacon egg & Mozzarella ($14.90)! The eggs are actually baked INSIDE of the mushroom caps with cheese melted on the top! If we could have brunch like this everyday, we would!
Have a go at their desserts with their Chocolate Lava cake & vanilla ice cream ($12.90)!
If you fancy something lighter, give their Tiramisu in a Jar ($7.50) a try! The tiramisu was a perfect blend of smooth and thick and was finished off perfectly with a sweet strawberry.
Feeling thirsty while cracking those books open? Order their Iced Green Tea Latte ($6), which comes with super cute green tea rose cubes! We couldn’t stop taking photos off it!
Happy hour happens on weekdays from 5pm till closing! Get your drinks at 1 for 1 with Kronenberg going for ONLY $12 a bottle and House Pour (Gin & Tonic, Vodka Ginger Ale and Whisky Dry) at the same price! House Wine, red or white goes for $15. Sharing with a group of friends? Get 1 bucket of 5 for $29!
Where: National Library, Level 3
Opening Hours: Daily from 11am – 9pm