I like going to Cedele at the new Ogilvy & Mather office building for lunch. There's air-conditioning, always a good thing in hot humid Singapore. The food's rustic and wholesome, without compromising on taste. And I can always get a seat here.
The Chicken Avocado Sandwich ($7.80) on pumpkin rye balanced out creamy, mild avocados with poached peppery marinated chicken breast. This had a very refreshing cool element to it.
The Chicken Peperonata Hoagie ($8.80) with chicken, red pepper, mozzarella, Bavarian mustard and lettuce was more savoury, and had a peppery tinge to it.
The Sweet Corn and Chicken Chowder ($7.80 for large) was creamy, rich and thick, with sweet plump corn kernels interlaced with diced red peppers.
There were generous chunks of shredded chicken breast lumped into the broth.
Cedele Bakery Cafe
71 Robinson Road
Tel: 6534 9581
Open Mondays to Fridays from 8am to 7pm