Food Review: Five by Five

Five By Five is a relatively new cafe opened by the same guys behind November 8 (now defunct), but at a space just below the latter's unit.

The interior design is every Instagrammer's dream - white tiles, marble table tops, light-coloured wooden chairs, and unpolished cement floors. Plus the abundant natural lighting completes the checklist of beautiful photos!

I can't remember what drinks these were, although the green ones are obviously matcha, because my dining partners ordered it.

5by5 Breakfast ($15.50)
The usual big breakfast plate, with eggs (sunny or scrambled, of which we chose the latter), chorizo sausage, bacon, honey ham, mushroom and tomato, served on toast and greens by the side.

The eggs were very runny and silky, while the bacon and sausages were alright, a bit salty as usual. Mushrooms and tomatoes were fresh and juicy! This serves as a hearty breakfast dish, and the portion was reasonable given the amount you pay.

Miso Roasted Pork ($16.50)
Slow roasted pork belly with Japanese Miso seasoning, served with orzo rice pasta with greens by the side. We ordered this because it was something unconventional of a cafe.

The pork belly was tender and well marinated. The orzo, which was a kind of short-cut pasta, reminded me of the rice in Briyani haha. It was my first time tasting it and... I think I'm not used to the flavour? But overall this dish was not bad.

Waffles with Durian, Ferrero Rocher and Thai Milk Tea ice cream ($6 + $4.80 + $4.80 + $4.20)
And now it's time for desserts! Knowing that they started November 8, and their waffles there were good, we kinda had expectations for this one too. I felt the waffles could be a little lighter and crispier. (Or maybe it's cos we took very long to take photos?) But the ice cream flavours were good! Enjoyed the Ferroro Rocher and Durian the best. But I think it's a bit pricier than it could have been.

There's nothing wrong with this cafe, but there's also nothing outstanding of it either. Ok, yes their design and natural lighting as mentioned earlier, but food wise was alright. The ice cream and waffles weren't that mindblowing either. But I guess if you're in the area and bored of the usual Upper Thomson offerings, you can try out this place!

Five by Five
Thomson V One
9 Sin Ming Road
Singapore 575630
Sun - Mon, Wed - Thurs 1100 - 2300
Fri - Sat 1100 - 0000
Closed on Tuesdays


  1. Hi! Thank you for the review! We will continue to strive to let customers have a better experience here. Hope to see you again!

  2. This was my second time attending an event at this place, and was my first business event here (the other event was a charity show). Everything at venue Houston was perfect, the drinks and food was amazing. Even the coffee was wonderful.