A Little Known Cafe in the National Library

When it comes to the National Library at Victoria Street, most people would be familiar with the eatery on the first floor.

What most people don’t realise is that there’s another cafe on the third floor, where you can enjoy a nice drink (and even a meal) away from the hoards of people on this over-crowded island.


If you expect to enjoy a delicious meal, you’d have to come during meal times. I was rather late, and they didn’t have much left available. Thankfully, they still had some tuna sandwiches. And to my surprise, this was what they served:


Wow! Look at that! It looks so fancy and appetising! I had quite a pleasant surprise. There’s herbs sprinkled all over the tuna, and on top of that, there’s even an avocado salad with a drizzle of olive oil and lightly-flavoured vinegar.

Here’s a close-up of the delicious meal:


Surprisingly, this delicious sandwich costs $7.50. For such a gourmet sandwich (and excellent service), its reasonable, if you compare it with Subway or Quiznos.

In addition to this delicious sandwich, I also ordered a fragrant pot of tea. (No photos because it was served in a very common white opaque pot. Not very interesting as a photo, in my opinion.)

It was a nice experience just sitting there, sipping my cup of tea while reading. A simple yet pleasant retreat, I must say.

Well, it was joy while it lasted until some obnoxious middle-aged ladies with no sense of courtesy came and started talking extremely loudly. One of them had a small kid running around the cafe. The stupid mother, thinking that her child has a voice-activated remote system, started yelling from across the cafe, ordering the child to stop running. Urgggghhh… I really hate this kind of people. They really know how to ruin a peaceful atmosphere.

After a while, I couldn’t take it anymore. Their banshee screeches got so loud that I couldn’t concentrate on my reading anymore. With that, I packed up, paid the bill, and left.

Well, at least I had the opportunity to enjoy some peace and quiet for a while. And the tuna sandwich was heavenly! Hopefully my next visit will not be ruined by such annoying people.