Discover  Food  Fun  Lifestyle   ·   24 Mar   ·   04:03 PM   ·   3 minutes Read

Must-Try Affordable Mains From $9 At The Food Barn 

Credit: Frasers Property | @eatandsnooze

It’s nearing the end of March, which means payday is almost within grasp. But until then, many of us are looking for ways to make our last $50 stretch as long as possible. With the exorbitant prices in restaurants, it’s a headache for those of us attempting to stay frugal while trying to keep our love life alive.

Cue Food Barn, your go-to brunch spot with mains that start from as low as $9! Here, you won’t have to worry about breaking the bank to fill up your tummies with a plethora of mouthwatering mains, desserts and more!


Food Barn

The Food Barn started out as a modest café in the bustling Alexandra business park, serving mostly office-goers looking for a quick, affordable lunch. Since then, the Food Barn has grown into a full-fledged eatery, attracting large crowds and serving gourmet mains, drinks and desserts fit for the gram!

Credit: Frasers Property

The eatery is dressed in hues of warm brown, with a homey industrial feel. Dangling lights, wood tables, wood decor and metal chairs make the café a welcome, casual place to eat and unwind! Plus, all the recipes are homemade and curated in-house, so you can expect nothing less than fantastic while dining.


The Nosh

For first-time customers, we really recommend the classic Spaghetti Carbonara ($15.90). The pasta is perfectly al-dente, drenched in a savoury cream sauce that clings to every strand of pasta. The carbonara also comes to your table topped with a perfectly poached egg that gives the dish an extra umami kick that left us coming back for more!

Image: Spaghetti Carbonara ($15.90) | Credit: @foodies4fattiess

If pasta isn’t for you, pick from their array of loaded sandwiches! We tried the Chix Avocado ($9.50), which had grilled chicken breast, creamy avocado and tangy chipotle mayonnaise between two fluffy slices of focaccia! It was hearty, healthy and definitely hit the spot.

Image: Chix Avocado ($9.50) | Credit: @eatandsnooze

For a meatless option, the Grilled 4-Cheese ($9.50) is also a crowd-pleaser, with Provolone, Monterey Jack, Colby Jack and Mozzarella Cheese melted between two slices of sourdough. It also comes with tomatoes and a scrumptious pesto spread, ideal for an afternoon snack!

Image: Grilled 4-Cheese ($9.50) | Credit: @snacco_by_eden

But if you can’t live without your meat, the De Ole Barn Burger ($15) is a classic that just can’t go wrong. With a homemade beef patty, fried egg, caramelised onions and cheddar cheese, this is sedap, filling and ideal for all the big-eaters out there.

*Malay word meaning delicious.

Image: De Ole Barn Burger ($15) | Credit: @theloverforfood.s


Tasty Drinks To Wash Everything Down

Coffee lovers can pick from Food Barn’s generous selection of brews, made with the best, sustainably-sourced beans. We had the classic Cappuccino ($4.50), which was smooth, rich and just the right amount of bitter! An ideal cup of joe for an afternoon snack for sure.

Image: Cappuccino ($4.50) | Credit: @peppermint1101

But if coffee isn’t scoring in your books, we suggest one of the tantalising smoothies like the Guavaberry ($4.50). It’s a refreshing, tangy mix of strawberry and guava sure to cut through all the grease!

Image: Guavaberry ($4.50) | Credit: @chinnyeats

If you’re interested in a tall glass of beer, do try their Beniaka ($14) bottled beer. It’s a beer fermented from sweet potato and comes to your table a deep, golden amber colour. It’s the perfect accompaniment for any salty, fried foods!

Image: Beniaka ($14) | Credit: @d.a.r.y.l.e.e


Brunching On A Budget

If anything, this article proves brunch doesn’t have to be a wallet-destroying affair which leaves you getting by on cai png. At Food Barn, enjoy delicious sandwiches, burgers and pasta on a budget. Bring your friends and family down for a Sunday brunch, we guarantee everyone will be leaving with smiles on their faces!

*Mixed vegetable rice.


Address: Galaxis, 1 Fusionpolis Pl, #01-13, 138522 (1), 438C Alexandra Road, #01-02/03, 119968 (2)

Opening Hours: 8 AM – 9 PM (Mondays – Fridays), 10 AM – 8.30 PM (Saturdays), Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays (1), 8 AM – 6 PM (Mondays – Fridays), Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays (2)

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