After the booming cafe scene at Tiong Bahru, Jalan Besar and Everton Park, a new cafe scene is slowly blossoming at Upper Thomson. November 8 is one of such cafes that has opened up recently in the area. Located at the Thomson V Two, the cafe unfortunately is hidden inside the building away from view outside unless you are aware of their existence. Stepping into the huge premise, the dimly lit cafe felt more like drinking hole than a cafe.
Cafe Latte 4/5
The barista at November 8 made a decent cup of Cafe Latte ($4.50) using the coffee beans from Dutch Colony.
Sweet Potato 2.8/5
Instead of the usual french fries, I ordered the Sweet Potato Fries ($8). A good change from the usual but it was missing that crispiness on top of its sweetness.
Summer Chicken 2.8/5
The Summer Chicken ($17) with baked chicken breast topped with cheese and served with broccoli and carrots on the side. The passion fruit sauce was too sweet for my liking and I left it aside. The chicken breast with the melted cheese is pretty flavourful but it was on the dry side.
It is a pity that November 8 with its huge premise does not have a proper kitchen. I felt that their weakest is the food section which there is much room for improvement.
Thomson V Two
11 Sin Ming Road
Tel: +65 65544388
Nearest MRT: Marymount (CC Line)
Daily: 12pm - 12midnight
(Closed on Wed)
1) Alight at Marymount MRT station. Take Exit A. Cut through Shunfu estate and walk towards Thomson Community Club. Continue walking down Upper Thomson Road until Sin Ming Road. Turn right onto Sin Ming Road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 15 minutes. [Map]
2) Alight at Marymount MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to the Bus Stop opposite Shunfu Estate (ID 53021). Take Bus No. 52, 132, 162. 163, 165, 166, 167, 855 or 980 and alight one stop later. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey about 10 mins. [Map]
2) Alight at Marymount MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to Marymount MRT station (Stop ID 53121). Take bus number 410. Alight 2 stops later. Cross the road and walk to destination. Journey time about 8 minutes. [Map]