With the gig economy on the rise in Singapore, startups and freelancers are constantly on the lookout for a chilled enough environment to meet, collaborate on ideas and work. Preferably with food around the corner too!
This is what Clubco and Club Meatballs have created, a co-working space with all the amenities, starting with packages from $500 a month. The big difference in this membership fee, compared to other co-working spaces, is that you are able to use the equivalent ($500) amount to grab food Club Meatballs Cafe which, is the restaurant and cafe connected to the co-working space.
We were invited to a Sunday brunch at the cafe to try out all the delicious new dishes on the menu and of course we were starting the morning right with a prosecco!
There is also a wine room where you can select your wines to bring home or have at Club Meatballs with your mates!
We had the CMB Spaghetti and Meatballs ($15) which is just a classic tomato sauce base pasta and beef meatballs. However, I felt that the Pasta was slightly acidic and the meatballs were slightly dry, but this could be due to the fact that the kitchen cooked this in a large quantity for the tasting. We're pretty sure that this is a one-off blooper.
We moved on to the Club Meatball Pizza ($22), topped with meatballs, salami, ham, bacon, onion, mozzarella and BBQ sauce. A typical Aussie staple and especially good when you're working hard on your computer to get your creative juices going.
If you need something hearty, give the Beer Braised Beef Short Rib ($28) a try! This dish is slow cooked in dark beer and plated on a bed of mashed potato. It certainly melts in your mouth and was quite tasty.
Quite surprisingly the Tofu Steak ($20) served with vegetable couscous drizzled with honey ginger soy glaze and a salad on the side was really delicious. Plus points: it's healthy and vegetarian!
Next, we moved on to the Quinoa Salad ($15) that comes with a generous portion of pomegranate, toasted pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, feta, mint tossed with a citrus vinaigrette. This was simple and it had just the right amount of dressing to bring this salad to life.
Well if you're game to down more meatballs, do give the Baller Platter ($30) a go! The meatballs are served on a bed of mashed potato and it comes with your choice of tomato sauce, garlic aioli, creamy mushroom, red wine onion gravy or pesto.
We finished off with the Classic Shepherd's Pie ($18), which has mini lamb balls inside, along with carrots and peas. This is all layered and topped with a cheese mashed potato. Hands down, our favourite dish here.
We also stayed back a little longer for the Big Baller Meatball eating competition!
There were some serious contenders and boy take a look at the huge meatball! If you are keen on entering any competitions in the future, which will give you amazing prizes, check out Club Meatball's website for updates!
Overall, we had a great Sunday with lots of hearty food and refreshing drinks despite the heavy rain. If you are thinking of getting a co-working membership, this could possible be the place for you and not forgetting all the delicious food!