SPRMRKT- Food. Retail. Art.
SPRMRKT which is actually SUPERMARKET spelt without the vowels, is a space that combines shopping, eating and even art appreciation all in one single visit. The brainchild of owners Joseph Yeo and Sue-Shan, SPRMRKT strives to provide you with a unique casual gourmet dining experience when you come here. The ingredients are fresh and dishes are made from scratch. And with a daily changing menu, you will definitely not get bored each time you visit.
We checked out their website for the menu before deciding which day we wanted to come down. After much deliberation (because there was something interesting served everyday), we decided on a Tuesday visit.
To start off, we had the Quinoa $11. The high protein grain which I grew to love back in Australia was tossed with a mix of french beans, carrots, garlic bits, mixed greens and extra virgin olive oil dressing. The crunchiness of the quinoa blended well with the garlic bits and dressing so well that a seemingly simple dish turned out so fresh, delicious and healthy tasting.
We were very fascinated by the Blackened Fish & Chips $17. Covered with squid ink batter instead of the usual white flour mixture, this was definitely eye catching with its jet black appearance. The batter was crisp and not oily at all while the white fish was so fresh. Accompanying the fish were some paprika seasoned shoestring fries as well that deserves a mention.
Two thumbs up for this BLACK Fish & Chips!
Of course, we could not resist this large slice of Double Fudge Chocolate Chip Walnut Brownie $7 on display and we also could not help but compare it with the last fudgy and decadent brownie we had at Sarnies. Well firstly, both were special in their own way. This one was a lot more moist and soft with more milk chocolate used in the mix and you taste the brownie the moment you put it into your mouth as compared to the other thicker dark chocolate brownie which hits you much later with a ‘WOAH’! I preferred this one though as I am more of a milk chocolate fan while the best friend voted for the Sarnies one with its much richer chocolate taste. But they are still both one of the best brownies I have had so far.
So if you work around the CBD area and is looking for a cafe to mix things up a bit, a place where you can shop for some office and home products or even some fresh produce during lunch time while you enjoy great tasting healthy and fresh foods, then SPRKMRKT is certainly the place for you to visit.
2 McCallum Street
Mondays to Fridays: 8am — 9pm
Saturdays: 9am — 4pm (Brunch)