“You know that quiet little cafe? The one that serves really good food, but no one knows about?”
If I told you something like that, the first thought that comes to mind would most likely be that cafe in the stables with the unoriginal name, or perhaps that coffee place weirdly located in an aging housing estate, or even that indie cafe in that indie bookstore.
Well the difference between what I am about to recommend and those mentioned in the previous paragraph, is that it is completely without pretence. This place is just your regular friendly neighbourhood haunt most people would not pay a second look, until they get a taste.
Restaurant in question is Swiss Butchery at Coronation Plaza, originally Swiss Butchery/Grill at Greenwood which I believe is still there. It is on the ground floor tucked at the very end of the mall, behind Starbucks and Hong Kong Cafe, so obscure I never noticed it.
It is a very tiny place, with only 4 simple tables outdoors. There are more seats available inside but the lighting is harsh and it is where the butchers chop up meat. Aesthetically this place isn’t very appealing at all. The crowd I observed all came by after work and seem like they live nearby.
The food however is something to write about. Among my friends and myself, we ordered a blue cheese burger, a lamb burger and a wagyu beef salad as mains. They all cost $15 or less for larger than life portions. And the $15 was money well spent. This is definitely a no-frills place all about food. They might have skimmed on decorations but the food is 100%.
Service was impeccable, our waitress was helpful and friendly. Maybe because there weren’t many people there. Food is served quickly and the servings were very generous. Half of my huge plate of salad was Wagyu beef. All our meats were superb, nothing less expected since we were eating at a freaking butchery. They specialize in meats! My friends’ burgers also came with generous sides.
French onion soup
OK sorry, at this point my camera died so I could not photograph the other food 😦 They are super fantastic though.
Anyway let me introduce two of my homies…
I don’t have a picture of myself from that night. So I will just insert a random picture… Haha yeah pretty cheesy..