1933 Cafe at Capitol Building - The Brand New '30s Dining Concept by Breadtalk [Media Tasting]

The newly renovated Capitol Building is building up to be one upscale eating destination, what with the likes of Dazzling Cafe, Angelina and Four Seasons sprouting up - all established names overseas. The Breadtalk Group brings in its own new '30s colonnial-themed open concept bistro here, 1933, specialising in local and western comfort food. 

The pretty space is compact and spans two levels, but comes with equally chi-chi menu prices to match.

1933 Menu (Click to enlarge)

Dishes for the night

Mixed Berries Smoothie, Mango Smoothie, Guava Apple Smoothie ($10 each) 
The drinks menu included some specialties such as smoothies and milkshakes. Of the 3 smoothies, we all agreed that the refreshing Mixed Berries was the best.

Gula Melaka Coconut Milkshake ($12)
     Latte ($4.50)

While the flavours offered for the milkshakes sounded tantalising, the Gula Melaka Coconut Milkshake didn't exactly work out as it was far too much cream, to the extent of overshadowing the gula melaka and coconut taste. 

Surprisingly though, their coffee was very, in fact more than decent. Apparently, it is brewed from Nanyang-based coffee beans, instead of the Arabica or Robusta we usually get in cafes. I enjoyed the smooth latte. which was not overly acidic, along with the cute '1933' coffee art.

1933 Greenhouse Salad ($14.90)
They also offer two choices of salads to start off with. The Greenhouse Salad would appeal more to greens lovers and also those who are fans of thai dressings. The dressing is the thai-style kind of spicy-sweet. It whetted our appetites.

1933 Power Carrot
Power Carrot Bread Bowl ($9.60)
Our favourite starter though was the Power Carrot Soup Bread Bowl. The bread was crispy on the outside, yet chewy and slightly fluffy still, while the soup was full of carrot flavour. Approved.


Nanyang Curry Chicken Bowl ($14.90)
Still the same addictive bread bowl, but in this Nanyang Curry Chicken rendition. It would be better if the chicken chunks came boneless. Nevertheless, the curry was a good consistency, and coupled with the bread, was pretty satisfying.

Grilled Pork Loin ($28.90)

Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice ($16.80)
For the Hainanese Kampong Chicken Rice, the rice fared better than the chicken, which lacked flavour though tender. The price for this hits nearly the top tier for chicken rice in Singapore (the topmost being the famous Chatterbox Chicken Rice). For a bistro not specialising in the dish, it would be better if they lowered the price in order for customers to be willing to try it. Get your chicken rice fix from other places, unless you feel an extremely urgent must-satisfy craving.


Gula Melaka Pandan Chiffon ($8.90)
We were silently wishing this was some sort of lava cake. It wasn't. Still, this pandan chiffon cake was fluffy and full of pandan flavour, Paired with the gula melaka, it tasted like a chiffon version of ondeh ondeh. Enjoyable, but would be better if they served it with ice cream instead of the whipped cream on the side (or even better still, having flowy gula melaka in the middle of it right?).

The misses aside, some of the dishes here are definitely worth a try if you do not mind the slightly high price points. Skip the 'local signatures', since you can get far better at cheaper prices from our hawker centres. The serene ambience of the Capitol makes 1933 a good place to spend the afternoon over a cup of coffee, people-watching and soaking in some 'colonial' vibes.

Many thanks to TheInfluencerNetwork for this media invite.

15 Stamford Road, L1-83 Galleria
Capitol Piazza, S178906
Open daily from 10am-10.30pm. (Last order 9.30pm)
Tel: 6384 3660
FB: https://www.facebook.com/1933.SG