Thrive Kitchen – Cosy Cafe Serving Wholesome Healthy Food
Thrive Kitchen, a humble little eatery in the Western part of Singapore, promises wholesome and scrumptious food that is free of artificial and processed ingredients. With an emphasis on healthy living, Thrive Kitchen uses whole grains and unrefined sweeteners, and bake their cakes with nutritious spelt, coconut and almond flour.
The cosy space in West Coast Drive is situated on the ground level of the newly opened NeWest Condo. The place might feel a little deserted as the other tenants have not moved in yet, but just look out for the warmly lit restaurant! Thrive Kitchen has tasty options catering to vegans and vegetarians too! You might see the word ‘mylk’ in their menu. Rest assured, its not a typo. Mylk is the medieval spelling of ‘milk’ and is used as an alternative to describe products that do not contain any dairy. Thrive Kitchen’s housemade mylk is blended from sprouted nuts.
The signature item that keeps the crowd coming back is the Nyonya-inspired Assam Fish Brown Rice Bowl ($17.90). Expect a huge portion of haddock fish doused in a house-made assam sauce that contains cubed zucchini, sliced mushrooms and organic tomatoes. The dish comes with an onsen egg and a side of greens too. Oh, and you might be pleased to know that they make their own healthy brown rice. The waitress wasn’t kidding when she told us that the assam sauce is “really quite spicy”. I gamely went ahead with the original spice level, as I can take spice rather well, and was left with tingling lips. I really enjoyed the slight tang of the assam sauce though. The tender haddock is slightly drier and milder in nature and, thus, pairs perfectly with the thick and flavourful assam sauce.
We also tried the Chilli Crab Scramble on Toast ($11.90). It is an interesting ensemble of creamy chilli crabslaw scrambled eggs (dairy-free), toasted multigrain/brioche, housemade chimichurri spread, organic cherry tomatoes, organic sprouts and crispy shallots.
We thought that the dairy-free scrambled eggs lacked the expected fluffiness, but we were pleasantly surprised by the slight spice of the chilli crabslaw, which tasted like a watered down version of our usual chilli crab sauce. On hindsight, we should have opted for the multigrain instead of the brioche as the thin slice of brioche soaked up the sauce a little too well, making it slightly soggy. We were hoping for more organic cherry tomatoes as well.
Please remember to save some space in your stomach for their desserts! The selection of bakes are made in-house daily. We got the Gluten Free Coconut Cake ($6.90) which is topped with a generous sprinkle of roasted almonds. The slice of cake is extremely dense and moist, and smells amazing.
The cake is served with a small saucer of dark chocolate sauce (no sugar used!). You can choose to dip a forkful of cake in the sauce, or simply drizzle it all over the cake. We liked that the dark chocolate sauce was smooth, rich and decadent. This cake is definitely not a sugar-bomb, and its texture can be likened to that of cookie dough.
We will return to try their Flourless Chocolate Cake ($6.90) – a fudgy, dense and buttery slice of cake that is baked with coconut sugar and honey. House-made vegan coconut yogurt is also available at $3.50.
While there are some hits and misses, we were impressed by Thrive Kitchen’s welcoming atmosphere and extensive menu which comprises western pastas, Asian pastas, rice bowls, juices, smoothies and all-day brunch.
P.S. They have free WiFi! The password is thrivewithus.
Address: 1 West Coast Drive #01-73 Singapore 128020
Opening Hours: Mon - Thurs: 10.30 am - 9 pm Fri: 10.30 am - 10 pm Sat: 10.00 am - 10 pm Sun: 10.00 am - 9 pm
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