I don’t know about you, but whenever I’m in town with my friends, we always spend a long time figuring out where to eat. There’ll be that one person who doesn’t want to spend more than $20, and another who refuses to settle for food court fare. Also, I hate queuing for food when I’m hungry, which makes popular haunts like Masizzim and POMPOMPURIN Café out of the question.

So imagine my joy when I visited Olivia & Co. at Suntec City. There wasn’t a queue (I was there for lunch on a Wednesday), and prices are fairly reasonable too. The mains range from $14 to $24, and they’ve got all-day breakfast items on their menu for brunch lovers (i.e. me).

There’s a whole backstory behind the concept of Olivia & Co. (read the full story here) but long story short, Olivia is a fictional character who is bugged with wanderlust and expresses all her travel stories through food. How this translates into reality is that the dishes offered range across a variety of cuisines and some are interesting fusion creations.

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You won’t get a gourmet meal here (let’s be real, for less than $20 you won’t get that anywhere in town), but you do get to satisfy your tummy and have a good time catching up with your friends at a cosy open-concept dining area.

Scroll through the gallery for reviews on selected dishes and desserts.

Olivia & Co. is at #01-481, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall (between Towers 1 & 2). They are opened from 9am to 9pm daily. Tel: 6337 2518

Images: Olivia & Co.
Text: Liu Kai Ying