This week on Family Fun Friday, 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.
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!
NOM Bistro & Bakery Play Area
The playground here was for children aged 3-6 years old.
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.
I thought it was super COOL how they built the dragon frame around a common kids slide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is part of their drinks menu:
And they have Kids Menu too!
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.
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.
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!
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.
The star, imo, was the Rainbow Cheesecake. Rainbow cake is everywhere, but not rainbow CHEESECAKE.
Wait till you see what it looks like when sliced up.
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!
They also had non-rainbow cakes such as this.
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!
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.
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.
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 **
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.
MY went up and down once or twice (can’t remember) and decided he was not a fan.
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.
And what did the kid like? The fitness corner beside the dragon playground.
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)
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