Located on East Coast Road, Oh Deli is a fabulous café come retail shop and butchery sprawled across two levels of a renovated shop house. Owned and operated by the larger than life Oh sisters, Annie, Patsy, Jenny and Susie, it first opened its doors in 2007. A veritable treasure trove of tasty little gems… foodie mamas will want to tune into this one – it’s perfect for you!
Tired of lugging the freshest (and best!) foods back from Australia, and riding on the back of the family’s third generation chilled meat importing business, the Oh sisters began importing gourmet food products into Singapore (starting with those items stocked in their own kitchens in Australia) and with it, Oh Deli was born.
These foodie sisters pride themselves on having a strong quality focus, offering their clientele that “something different”. They work closely with gourmet food producers and farmers, mainly in Australia, to ensure they import only the very best products available. Their philosophy is simple: if we don’t eat it, we don’t sell it.
So what will you find at Oh Deli? Only the finest array of essential ingredients to help you create exceptional culinary experiences at home, and almost always at least one of the very friendly Oh sisters to answer any of your questions… oh and excellent coffee too!
With a full Butchery offering choice cuts of Australian fresh chilled meats, like WA Harvey beef and Australian Free Range Linley Valley pork, Oh Deli also stocks hormone and antibiotic free chicken, as well as a large range of gourmet gluten-free sausages, all hand-made by sister, Patsy. The sausages are made with fresh chilled, free range meats (secondary cuts, not trim) and are safe to freeze for later.
And if that’s not enough, they also stock an impressive selection of cold cut meats, including crowd favourites like prosciutto, ham and salami and a large selection of imported cheeses (do order the French brie whilst you’re there – it’s hands down my favourite!).
Once you skip past the butchery, you’ll find that Oh Deli also stocks a drool-worthy array of gourmet food products, including truffle mustard, organic extra virgin olive oil, jams, relishes, chutneys, sauces and dressings, as well as fruit wines, preservative free wines, boutique beers and a wide range of gluten free products. Foodies rejoice!
They also stock a selection of Philippa’s products – their (very sinful) chocolate walnut brownies are a must try, as well as organic and biodynamic Australian fruits and vegetables (depending on what is in season and available Down Under!)
Opening at 8am, Oh Deli’s cafe is perfect for those of us that need an early morning hit of good coffee and good coffee it is! Having spent a number of years living in Melbourne, sister Susie knows and needs good coffee, so she doesn’t serve anything she couldn’t stomach herself!
Hungry? The breakfast menu includes a full English breakfast with a sunny-side up organic egg, Kurobuta bacon, English pork sausage and grilled tomato served with sour dough… delish! Or you could try my favourite, poached organic egg on sourdough with chopped roma tomato, and Italian parsley, drizzled with two types of Olio Bello EVOO (chilli and lemon).
Open all the way through to 9pm you can even get lunch or dinner here, either fresh-to-go (so you can whip it up at home) or you can choose to eat in. Don’t feel like anything on the menu but like something you see in the chilled meats cabinet? Ask them to whip up a steak for you or perhaps a pork chop — the friendly staff are more than happy to oblige!
Plus as an added bonus for mamas, Oh Deli loves little ones. There are baby chairs available upon request and Susie whips up a mean babyccino with lots of froth and chocolate, just the way the kidlets like it!
So if you’re looking for a one-stop gourmet food shop (where you can indulge all your foodie fantasies) — this is it mama!
421 East Coast Road, Singapore 429008
Tel: (+65) 6440 4409
Open: Tue to Sun 8am – 9pm (including public holidays unless otherwise stated)