{Family Fun Friday #6} NOM Bistro & Bakery Cafe (No Other Meaning) @ Macpherson CC

Welcome to Family Fun Friday! Every FRIDAY, I will recommend a FUN place / activity for families. And at the end of the post, you will find a linky with Family Fun posts from other bloggers.  If you have Family Fun recommendations, feel free to add your link at the bottom of the post!

This week, I am featuring Nom Bistro & Bakery Cafe, which a reader shared with me on my Eateries with Play Area page, and the nearby Dragon Playground at Pipit Road.  I actually visited NOM twice in the past 1 month, and have consolidated my experiences into this post.

Getting To NOM Bistro & Bakery

NOM Bistro & Bakery Cafe was located at MacPherson CC.

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I took the MRT to MacPherson MRT and walked to MacPherson CC.  The walk was about 15 min (20 if you are carrying a kid with you, 30 if you have more than 1 kid) .  Thankfully, there were many fighter planes flying across the sky continuously which kept us entertained the whole walk!

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NOM Bistro & Bakery Play Area

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The playground here was for children aged 3-6 years old.

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The moment we reached the cafe, 2 year old MY dashed straight into the playground!  He was slightly underage but… he couldn’t read the sign and I didn’t see the sign until much later. Heh.

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I thought it was super COOL how they built the dragon frame around a common kids slide.

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MY didn’t know much about the dragon being uniquely and iconic Singapore.  It was simply a slide to him and, dragon or not, he enjoyed himself.

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During my first visit, there was a cardboard truck.  Just one.  I was feeling glad that I was there on a weekday and MY was the only kid, so I did not have to break up any fights over that one truck.

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But during my second visit, the truck was gone.  MY managed to dig up a wheel from under the glass door.  RIP Truck.

The cafe wasn’t very big, so you should have no problem keeping an eye on your little ones playing at the play area.

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NOM Bakery & Bistro Menu and Food

Here are snapshots of the menu, so that you have an idea what kind of food they served and the prices.

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Here is part of their drinks menu:

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And they have Kids Menu too!

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Their menu items were all NETT PRICED.   No GST or service charge!

If you cannot decide what to order, check out the chalk board near the counter for their signature dishes.

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The first thing I ordered was an iced cold lemon tea.  I had walked all the way there from MacPherson MRT under the hot sun.  So I really needed that ice lemon tea.

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Iced Lemon Tea ($2.90)


For my main dish, I decided to order one of their signature dish: 6AM.  It was like a combination of 2 things I love: Waffles and Eggs Benedict.  Loved it!

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6AM ($14.90)


And noticed there was a hole in the waffle at the corner.  Nope, they did not short-change me.  I had to give MY a bite before he would leave it alone for me to take photo. #WoesOfAParentingBlogger

As for desserts.  Totally instagram worthy.  Their specialty was rainbow cake, which is no longer a novelty these days.  But their rainbow cakes were covered with different types of cream.

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Cookie Butter Rainbow Cake ($8.90/slice)

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Salted Caramel Rainbow Cake and Chocolate Rainbow Cake ($8.90/slice)

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Oreo Rainbow Cake ($8.90/slice)


The star, imo, was the Rainbow Cheesecake.  Rainbow cake is everywhere, but not rainbow CHEESECAKE.

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Rainbow Cheesecake ($79/whole)


Wait till you see what it looks like when sliced up.

Rainbow Cheesecake ($7.90/slice)

Rainbow Cheesecake ($7.90/slice)


That’s like one of the most beautiful cakes I have ever seen.  The rainbow craze did not end there.  There were still the… Rainbow macarons!

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Rainbow Macarons ($2.50)


They also had non-rainbow cakes such as this.

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Banana Chocolate Cheesecake ($6.50/slice)


So when I was back for a second visit, I went straight for desserts.  I wanted to get the rainbow cheesecake, but I saw an Earl Grey Lemon Cheesecake that was not there during my first visit!

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Earl Grey Lemon Cheesecake ($6.50/slice)


It was a tough choice: Rainbow cheesecake or Earl Grey cheesecake.  I went for the Earl Grey because I figured rainbow cheesecake was all just colouring.  And Earl Grey was cheaper.  I also ordered a Salted Caramel Rainbow Cake and Lemon Macaron.

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The rainbow cake, frankly, tasted pretty blah.  I liked the salted caramel cream, but the cake itself was too dense for my liking.  I prefer the fluffy Prima Deli type of rainbow cake.  The Earl Grey Lemon Cheesecake was awesome though.

I also ordered an Apple Pie Latte.  Because cake is not complete without coffee.

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Apple Pie Latte ($5.50)


Never heard of Apple Pie Latte? Neither have I. I have NO idea what was inside and how to describe the taste in words. It was quite nice and unique.  Try it!

Bonus Information: Pipit Road Dragon Playground

** Background story, skip if you don’t like my random babbling **

While I was sitting at NOM, sipping my iced lemon tea during the first visit, Mum in the Making shared her blog post on Heritage Playgrounds.  She said that she had been to all except the dragon playground at Pipit Road.  I almost chocked on my ice lemon tea.  I was sitting on Pipit Road!! Okay, almost on Pipit Road.  So I decided to go and recce.  Because, that’s just me. Carpe Diemish and impromptu and all.

I had no idea exactly where the playground was, and it was a mighty hot afternoon, remember? So I just asked a resident if he knew where the dragon playground was.  And he told me it was GONE!?!

I told Mum in the Making, Pipit Road playground is gone.  But A Juggling Mom said that couldn’t be right, she just went there.  I was thinking, did I get cheated by the resident?

So anyway, before rumours that Pipit Road playground was gone started to spread because of me, I decided to go back another day to personally check it out.  And it turns out, I was totally cheated the first time round.

** End of random babbling **

Pipit Road Dragon Playground 1

There you go, the baby dragon playground on Pipit Road.  If you are wondering where is the exact location, it is next to block 53.

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MY went up and down once or twice (can’t remember) and decided he was not a fan.

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I tried to make him pose for a photo with the dragon.  Because it was all so heritage and all.  And I can’t call myself a parenting blogger without at least one photo of my kid at a heritage playground on my blog.  All parenting bloggers have that by now.  Very reluctantly, he obliged and here is his ‘Alright mummy, if you must… *roll eyes*’ photo.

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And what did the kid like? The fitness corner beside the dragon playground.

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Kid knows NOTHING about heritage.  But you know what’s the strangest thing? When he saw the photo of the Toa Payoh Dragon Playground in “Got Kids, Go Where?”, he said he wanted to go there! *roll eyes back at him*

NOM Bakery & Bistro Cafe Information

Address: MacPherson CC Level 1, 400 Paya Lebar Way Singapore 379131

Getting There: 15 min walk (about 1km) from MacPherson MRT (CC10)

Tel: 6747 3839

Opening Hours: 1100 – 2300 Daily (Closed on first Tuesday of the month)

Websites: Facebook Page | Instagram | @noothermeaning

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20 Comments on {Family Fun Friday #6} NOM Bistro & Bakery Cafe (No Other Meaning) @ Macpherson CC

  1. Phoebe
    August 7, 2015 at 8:37 am (1 year ago)

    Nice place! Too bad my kids getting older and the play areas seems too small for them. Sniff

    • bumblebeemum
      August 7, 2015 at 8:29 pm (1 year ago)

      Yeah.. Most play areas at cafes and restaurants are catered for toddlers and young children. I guess the rationale is that older children are less disruptive during meal times and don’t need a play area to cater to them?

  2. Cynthia
    August 7, 2015 at 8:51 am (1 year ago)

    Many of my friends have been raving about Nom’s rainbow cakes but I have yet to try it… We did see that baby dragon playground once and were thinking to go soon! Weirdly, kids love fitness corners~~~

    • bumblebeemum
      August 7, 2015 at 8:31 pm (1 year ago)

      Okay lah.. I can only say their rainbow cakes look nicer than they taste. But taste is highly subjective. Still, it’s so beautiful you cannot help to buy one. Lol…. And yeah! My kids love fitness corners!! Near my place there is also a children’s playground and fitness corner side by side. The kids would rather go to the fitness corner.

  3. Ai Sakura
    August 7, 2015 at 10:58 am (1 year ago)

    I would go to NOM just for the wooden dragon playground and paddle-pop like macaroon haha… haven’t visited the dragon at Pipit Road yet. Must-go to finish my heritage playgrounds hopping too!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

    • bumblebeemum
      August 7, 2015 at 8:32 pm (1 year ago)

      Hahaha.. Paddle pop macaroon!! Now that you mention it, indeed, it does look a lot like paddle pop!

  4. Sarah Tan
    August 7, 2015 at 11:16 am (1 year ago)

    The wooden dragon playground idea is so cool. Very creative. I really thought they had specially built one like this for sale.

    The items on the menu look like what my kids will eat. Will consider taking them there soon.

    • bumblebeemum
      August 7, 2015 at 8:33 pm (1 year ago)

      After going there 2 times, I still haven’t tried their kids menu. Should really give it a try when I’m there again.

  5. SengkangBabies
    August 7, 2015 at 1:26 pm (1 year ago)

    If my kids are younger, I would bring them to play the Dragon slide at NOM, so classic !
    Love your comment “All parenting bloggers have that by now” wahaha.

    I do that sometimes too :)

    • bumblebeemum
      August 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm (1 year ago)

      There’s no harm bringing them there to take photo with this Dragon slide nevertheless. Who knows, one day this would become heritage too.

  6. PeiPei.HaoHao
    August 7, 2015 at 6:07 pm (1 year ago)

    The cakes look so delicious! My children are over-sized for the play area now! Am I the only parent blogger who has not blogged about dragon slide??

    • bumblebeemum
      August 7, 2015 at 9:14 pm (1 year ago)

      Maybe? Hahaha… I never blogged about the real deal at Toa Payoh though… This one is just a baby. And I was actually there more for rainbow cakes than dragon slides.

  7. SAys! Happy Mums
    August 7, 2015 at 6:28 pm (1 year ago)

    Ehh y ny comment came out half slashed off de??

    I too haven’t visited the iconic dragon with the kids!!!

    U’re right rainbow cake is all about colouring. Have you tried Madam Patisserie at Turf City? Apparently theirs is made using natural food colouring. I so heart that!

    Shirley @ SAys! Happy Mums

    • bumblebeemum
      August 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm (1 year ago)

      The iconic dragon is my nemesis. I walked all the way there from Toa Payoh MRT, only to discover that it was located at the top of a flight of stairs and there were no slopes to push my stroller up. *grumble grumble*

      Why now then you tell me about Madam Patisserie?? I was at Turf City yesterday!! Wahaha… Next time I go check it out.

  8. Angie Yeow
    August 7, 2015 at 9:49 pm (1 year ago)

    Earl grey lemon cake sounds heavenly! I admire you all who would make the effort to go around and experiment different places and try food! I erm… can’t be bothered and also can’t imagine dragging my trio…. perhaps they’re also outgrowing indoor playgrounds too? : ) Sharing my home fun instead! ; p

    • bumblebeemum
      August 9, 2015 at 10:59 am (1 year ago)

      Yeah.. I was just telling my friend that’s the thing about parenting blogs. Our blogs grow and evolve as our kids grow. I’ve gone from nursing rooms to indoor playgrounds to eateries as my kids grow, and nowadays I’m going more for outdoor playgrounds than indoor playgrounds too. And as my kids grow even older, they would eventually outgrow these eateries (or hopefully I won’t even need them, coz they will be able to sit down properly for a meal at last???). But I guess that’s why I go everywhere to explore while the kids are still young and can enjoy them. Carpe diem! :)

  9. mumseword
    August 7, 2015 at 10:30 pm (1 year ago)

    I am so amazed how iconic that dragon playground has become! And you are amazing to give such a thorough review for all the places you’ve been too! Makes me wanna check out this cafe soon too! :)

    • bumblebeemum
      August 9, 2015 at 11:01 am (1 year ago)

      Haha.. Yeah, with the SG50 fever going on, we see dragon playgrounds EVERYWHERE! I was surprised that it did not appear among the sand sculptures at Sentosa though. This cafe is really worth a visit, for the aesthetics more than anything.. Lol.

  10. SAys! Happy Mums
    August 8, 2015 at 1:13 am (1 year ago)

    Wow Dragon Playgrounds are the rave now! haha am actually amazed at the little wooded Dragon one they have at Nom! Such a cool customized piece! And by the way, I have not visited a single Dragon playground with my son! Yikes?? hahaa…

    Audrey @ SAys! Happy Mums

    • bumblebeemum
      August 9, 2015 at 11:03 am (1 year ago)

      Wahaha… I’m not the last huh… Yes, this customized one is just super cool. And I wonder if it’s deliberate or coincidental that it was located near the Pipit Road dragon playground.


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