BLACK & INK

29 Swan Lake Avenue, Singapore 455718
$ Fusion

A casual family cafe bistro serving comfort foods, specialty coffees, desserts and affordable beers!

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 29 Swan Lake Avenue, Singapore 455718
  • Cross Street: Opera Estate
  • Cuisine: American | Asian | Desserts | Fusion | Pasta | Pizza | Singaporean | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Coffee Shop
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Available
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | UnionPay | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: 25.00 | $25 for wines, $35 for hard liquors
  • Staff: BLACK&INK Table Reservations | Supervisor
  • Phone: +6587499929
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Free Wi-Fi,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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Events & Special Hours

Deepavali
Oct. 24, 2022 All Day 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 9 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Bedok. Refer to Google Maps [https://g.page/blackinksg?share] for more detailed directions.
Please email us at [email protected] or whatsapp us at 87499929.
You can park along the side of the roads around the neighbourhood and make sure you're not blocking any traffic.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.41 out of 5 stars based on 243 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 29, 2022
CINDY L.
This is my 2nd time visit food is so good, service excellent and cozy.
Business Response:
Thanks Cindy! We hope to see you again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 09, 2022
Andy Y.
very friendly and tip top customer service, food was good as well!
Business Response:
Thanks Andy! We hope to see you again soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 03, 2022
Reef T.
Love the service and the food. Just that closing is a bit early but understandable
Business Response:
Thanks Reef! Please come back soon!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 13, 2022
Stefanie K.
Good experience. The staff is friendly and nice and the food is above expectation.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 24, 2020
Wenqing T.
Really good food in a cosy little cafe at the most unexpected spot.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 23, 2021
Veronica L.
Nice quiet place tuck in a residential area. No problem with parking. Staff is friendly but not very attentive. Example husband didn’t order drinks and water wasn’t served until we asked for it. Food is average.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
May 13, 2021
Adeline Y.
I love the overall experience. Will definitely go back again.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 09, 2020
Clara O.
Good food, price are reasonable, great ambience. Definitely a good place for meals, catch up with family or friends.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 9/10
May 03, 2022
Ling F.
Great food and service! Pet friendly too! You can tell that Chef had put in much effort in preparing every dish! However, weather was hot which is no fault of the restaurant! Would love to visit again!
Business Response:
Thank you for your lovely review! And yes, we cannot control the weather! :)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 24, 2021
Gerard V.
Staff are friendly and prompt. Food was yum, pricey but probably justified. Only issue seemed to be ordering via the QR code and app. Otherwise a good experience overall.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 18, 2021
Emmeline L.
Not so crowded but only 2 staff around. Food & ambiance is not too bad. Pricing for drinks is on the pricey side.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jan 29, 2021
Guo M.
tom yom pasta is good! love the spice but can have more tom yum taste felt the spiciness overpowered the tom yum. Lasagne is good as good as u can expect out of lasagne brownie with ice cream, didn't know there are nuts inside the brownie. Didnt mind but just thought what if people dont like nuts in their brownie:) It was okay, both ice cream and brownie. Truffle fries can add abit more truffle. charge service charge but take own sauce and serviette? and honestly restaurants usually practice covid restrictions..No self service... But it's okay i dont really mind:)) Staff were friendly!! Thank you for your service!!:)

Overall: 8/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jan 14, 2021
Steve C.
I didn't have food on this occasion so cannot give a food rating. My friend and I ordered the three beer package, but had to walk in to ask for the next pint every time. Would have been great if the staff had been a bit more attentive: checked and anticipated when the next drink should be served, especially as the restaurant was not at all busy at the time. That said, the staff were friendly when prompted.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Dec 20, 2020
liew c.
Thank you for the wonderful luncheon that I did with my clients on a Friday 1pm. I had to call in twice to postpone the reservation timings and your staff were polite and accommodating. While I try to get a place to park, I told my clients to alight and get themselves seated and place their order (just so that we can save some time as we were late for our appt which was scheduled after lunch). It was my first time there and I didnt know that by getting them to order on their mobile electronically, it meant that my clients have to pay for their own lunch. Wish I was told. Food was good and we didnt have to wait for too long. But the environment was too noisy to enjoy a good lunch. We couldnt hear each other well and we have to lean forward to hear each other better. The place seem to amplify the noise level ? Not sure, but i guess there's nothing much that can be done. Thank you for your wonderful food and staff.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 01, 2020
Sandra C.
The aircon was NOT working and service was a little tardy. However the ambience is good and prices are reasonable.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 6/10
Dec 23, 2021
Daniel C.
Good was salty

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 21, 2021
Clara C.
My feedback: 1. Hot beverages with handle please. 2. Instead of “coaster” please provide proper plate for cakes and hot beverages 3. Air con condenser leak on top. Small droplet of water came down

Overall: 7/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 5/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 7/10
Sep 26, 2021
Martin L.
You can’t expect too much in a place like Black&Ink. It’s a decent neighbourhood cafe, tucked away in a quiet corner. The food is simple - perhaps too simple for some, but serviceable. The one area they can surely do better in is service. It’s not warm, nor friendly. Sometimes the wait staff remain silent and don’t even make eye contact when placing food on the table.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 7/10
May 17, 2021
Stella T.
Ambiance can be better. The seats at the end was too dark. The baba signature coffee can be less sweet, or the staff can ask for sweetness level.