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If you haven’t already heard about Platform 1094, the second food outlet by Fresh Fruits Lab and the Harry Potter-themed café that opened in early January 2017 in Singapore, you may not be as big of a Harry Potter fan as you thought! But whether you’re local or travelling through The Lion City, this café is a must-visit for any Muggle.
Harry Potter fans will be delighted from the moment they step into Platform 1094. The café has paid careful attention to the aesthetics; brick walls with wood panelling on the ceiling, candlelit tables and even a candelabra all combine to give it the ambience of being inside the Hogwarts Castle. The café also provides witch hats and an array of wands for customers to up their Instagram game, all of which add to the atmosphere.
In Singapore’s competitive food and beverage industry, a popular theme isn’t enough to sustain a café, and the food options at Platform 1094 don’t disappoint. The themed menu offers a diverse range of mains and focuses on quality and flavours. Try the aromatic pork ribs for something hearty or the grilled chicken quinoa salad for something on the healthier side.
Where this café’s theme really shines is with their cocktails and desserts. On appearance alone, Platform 1094’s most popular drink is the Goblet of Fire, made with a blend of Blue Curacao, lemonade and Bacardi Rum. When it arrives at the table, the cocktail is set alight, and some cinnamon powder is sprinkled on it, shooting off golden sparks. Get your camera ready to quickly capture the magic!
Another popular drink is the mocktail, the Elixir of Life. This non-alcoholic drink is a mix of sweet and tangy with tonic water, Sprite® and lime sorbet. Carefully layered, and served out of laboratory glassware, the Elixir of Life looks like a spell that is just about to boil over.
The desserts are almost too pretty to eat, and much like the drinks, there are some that are for adults only because of their alcohol infusion. Try the decadent Bloodberry, featuring two chocolate cauldrons each foaming over with yoghurt parfait and Hoegaarden Rosée and then topped with honey-infused caviar, berry foam and, just to raise its Instagram game, an edible wizard’s wand.
If you’re feeling adventurous, try Black Magic, which arrives uncompromisingly and completely pitch black. Another dessert option is Arendelle, a fruity mixture of tomato mousse, passionfruit cream cheese and mango custard that combine into something magically delicious, as promised by the menu.
The get to Platform 1094, take the purple North East Line to Boon Keng MRT which is about a 10-minute walk from the café.
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–10am