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The Reading Room

$$ - $$$, Cafe
19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, Singapore
+65 6220 9019
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“burger” (17 reviews)
“bolognese” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Cafe
$$ - $$$
19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, Singapore
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1 - 10 of 159 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came across this little restaurant by chance and very glad we did. Fantastic food and drink in a very quirky setting with fantastic atmosphere. Good selection of tapas type dishes alongside a large drinks menu. Would advise anyone to go and have a nice meal...More

Thank paulmutch86
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after lunch for coffee. Love the quaint ambiance. Best place to be if you want a quiet break to read and re-charge alone. Staff was friendly.

Thank wyew5125
Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

This place is a trap! We were on lunch break from a course just a few metres away when we stumbled upon this place around 12noon. Only drinks menu were placed outside so we went in to see what they had to offer for lunch....More

Thank dorothyingrid
Reviewed 6 February 2018

I ordered the eggs benedict and the hollandaise sauce came all congealed and fake-looking, while my friend’s lobster pasta in white wine was all dry and tasted like instant noodles/MSG. I love the decor and ambience of this place, and it was relatively quiet for...More

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Thank ironicallyivory
Reviewed 5 February 2018

The place is a cosy one and I love all these artifacts that mix together so well. Food is fine, although I was kind of surprised/disappointed to get a burger served on a plastic (?!) tray. Otherwise, please do something with your wine list. House...More

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Thank chrispS2763TB
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

This bar is located in a quiet street on the edge of Chinatown and is one of the few places in the area open at lunch that accepts credit cards (hence its popularity). The decor follows the reading room theme, with wall to ceiling bookshelves...More

Thank romeboy
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Nice cafe with excellent service. I had a couple of glasses of wine and read, while my friend got some work done. We ordered bruchetta, wine and coffee. All were excellent. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Sandi M
Reviewed 7 January 2018

Hubby and I were totally in love with this place. The ambience is perfect to grab a book and some tea/coffee. The food was good. My salmon was well done. The Crab croquettes were to die for. Just felt that the music was too loud...More

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Thank Jasmine S
Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

The ambience was nice and quiet. I like the fact that book shelves are used to create private space for customers. The food was all right and service was good.

Thank I_S_B_L_o
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Decent spot to hide for a while. Books are a little dated and the menu options are, to say the least, satisfying - and there's a friendly vibe about the place.

Thank stpn_fz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Bar, Cafe
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 1:30 am
9:30 am - 1:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore
  • Phone Number: +65 6220 9019
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