Five by Five (5 x 5)
With the closing of November 8 at the end of its 18 month lease, the cafe has resurfaced and relocated to the building right next to it as the cafe Five By Five with a new concept and brand. This cafe specializes in coffee, brunch menu items, dessert, as well as drinks. Happy hour is from 5PM - 9PM daily, with all draft beer at $5 per half-pint.
Do note that this cafe is closed on Tuesdays.
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5/5 for 5 x 5
Upper Thomson would be a fun location to play cafe roulette, what with its substantial number of them. While doing that, try not to miss the newly opened 5 x 5 Cafe, which is hidden at Thomson V One. If you have visited November 8 before, then it wouldn’t be difficult to find 5 x 5 - it’s in the building just right beside it!
The sleek, monochrome interior grabbed my attention immediately, and the natural lighting gave the cafe an almost energetic ambience. On to the food - the Chicken Bleu ($15.80) is a definite must-have. Juicy, tender chicken stuffed with warm mozzarella cheese and tasty bacon, with a generous topping of melted cheddar cheese… Typing it out again makes me crave for it even more. Another staple would be the Classic Waffle ($6), which has the most crisp exterior, and an almost impossibly soft and fluffy interior - likely the best waffles I’ve ever had.
Situated away from the main road, 5 x 5 felt chill and cozy - everything a cafe should be. I’ve been disillusioned by the ambience of the cafes at Holland V and even down Upper Thomson, but 5 x 5 has since renewed my hope in Singapore’s cafes.