Lunchtime Discovery: Maison Ikkoku at 20 Kandahar Street, Singapore

Accidentally visited one of the places that I've been eyeing during lunchtime last week when Karen suggested that we head to Maison Ikkoku for lunch and some light work discussion. This place is surprisingly near to our office at Lavender since it is located at the hip and trendy Haji Lane / Bugis district.

Apparently a google Wikipedia showed that "Maison Ikkoku" is originally a Japanese manga written in the 80s.

Now I wonder what's the link between that and this cafe.

Speaking of the cafe though, it is a very pleasant one. I like it when walking in already. It is in one of the shophouses, and has a very "deep" layout.  This shot is literally what you see of the place.

Their 2-page menu comprised of Sandwiches, Salads, Speciality Items, Home-made Cakes and Coffee. You can have a look at the items and price yourself, most of it seems quite fair! Also, they have a "mi spam musubi" and "mi pork bun kong bak pau" which sounds really intriguing!

A whole page was dedicated to their coffees, and their apparatuses seem to suggest that they are connoisseurs! Or at least, enthusiasts.

Karen however had their Lemon Camomile tea ($5), served in very nice transparent pot and cup. Look at the bent spoon! Haha. Rather extra since you don't need sugar with this tea.. but a whimsical touch.

It's a pity we are not coffee connoisseurs.. But I had a decaf Latte ($5). It's very nice.

The main aim of this lunch (other than our very fruitful work discussion of course) is the sandwiches! Time for something different from the Smiling Orchid diet, really. There is only so many times one can eat from our canteen on the 11th floor. Or opposite at the JTC canteen.

Karen ordered the Norwegian Smoked Salmon and Dill Sour Cream sandwich ($13.90)! According to her it is pretty darn good, very juicy. Probably how you would imagine the photo below to taste!

I had the spicy chicken and cheddar. Other than the fact that it's slightly wet with chili or olive oil, it was a very flavourful sandwich, and rather satisfying as well. That's something to be said for a sandwich, as some are merely appetizers. But this is a full meal by itself. Rather enjoyed the side salad too, it had a really interesting tasting dressing. It's a unique one.

Great for coffee lovers and people wanting a good hearty sandwich, this place has a high 'chillable' index since it's right in the heart of indieland. Deffo a place to bookmark next time you want to rest your feet or have a inspiring place to do some brainstorming!
Maison Ikkoku
20 Kandahar Street, Singapore 198885
Tel: +65 6294 0078
Mon–Thu: 9am – 9pm, Fri–Sat: 9am – 11pm, Sun: 9am – 7pm
1 comment
  1. Informative post. Thanks for posting the menu, I was afraid they'd only serve Japanese food.
    BTW, the post above is spam.
    BTW, "their 2-page menu comprised of Sandwiches, ..." should be '... consisted of Sandwiches, ..." or "... comprised Sandwiches, ...".