Can you imagine a world where robots make and serve your food?
You can get a glimpse of this at RATIO Café + GastroBar at ION Orchard. While there are no androids walking around to take your orders, you can place your orders even more conveniently using your mobile by scanning their menu.
Upon selection of your food and drink, the coffee and cocktail orders are prepared by a robot. The RATIO Café + GastroBar is robotics company RATIO’s first flagship store and the first dining establishment in the world to adopt RATIO’s The Super Manual (TSM), the robot making the drinks.
Combining human craft and technology, RATIO seeks to deliver perfectly brewed coffee, exciting cocktails and delicious fusion dishes at this new venture to delight customers.
Have your coffee made by the world’s first fifth wave coffee robotic barista, TSM, complete with barista-level latte art. AI-powered, TSM executes every order with high precision and consistency to create perfect cups of coffee and latte arts every single time. Here is a perfect cup of cappuccino which TSM brewed for me, complete with coffee art:
Also unique to RATIO, you get to customize your cocktail alcohol levels. Ranging from 0% – 100%, you can select your preferred alcohol level in two of the frozen cocktail offerings.
We were invited for a dinner tasting and these were the items we sampled:
RATIO Café’ + GastroBar’s menu brings together traditional and contemporary flavours and techniques, said to be inspired by the four founders’ travels around the world.
The culinary team also had experience working in the kitchens of famous Peranakan restaurants in Singapore, hence you would find some familiar local inspired dishes like the laksa linguine and har cheong wings. Both of which are among the cafe’s signatures that we tried.
For cafe food standards, the food served at RATIO Café’ + GastroBar was up to mark and priced reasonably. For ambience, the establishment has a futuristic, upbeat vibe to it which is further enhanced by the presence of the robot barista. The latter is clearly the star, with many patrons and passerby stopping their track to see it in action as it whipped out drinks after drinks.
Beyond just a novelty concept, RATIO Café’ + GastroBar serves quality food and drinks and can be a fun place to hangout with friends when you are in the Orchard shopping area.
If you are interested to visit, here are the details:
ION Orchard #B1-12, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)