Singaporean's Guide To Ulu CafΓ© Hopping

Price Range: $15-$27

Nearest MRT: Lavender

Instagrammability: Very High -
The Populus of Bugis, sans luxurious napkins. Choose between gloomy, overcast windows or a brightly-lit, air-conditioned alfresco area.

1) Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict [$18.00]
Brightly-coloured Chipotle Hollandaise was fine. The choice of American-meets-Indian marinade was a little weak for the pulled pork, and ultimately, becomes unmemorable.

2) Orange Cinnamon French Toast [$15.00]
My first reaction after slicing open the bread was, "Oh, it's white!" Orange cinnamon is a unique & welcome take on French Toast toppings, but it isn't aggressive enough to my liking. The two strips of brittle bacon snaps were great, but not enough to make a $15 brunch item.

3) Duck & Waffle [$22.00]
Waffle was hard and devoid of fluff & joy. The duck was good, but hitting just above the ranks of cheaper joints like Saveur. Meanwhile, the sorbet was actually lovely. Again, for its derived satisfaction, it's a bit overpriced.

4) Hot Chocolate [$5.00]
Comes with beautiful yet durable Lion Latte Art. Why'd you always Lion?

To me, the unevenly-coated, pale-in-the-middle $15 French Toast & tough Waffle represents everything disappointing with 20F; easy on the eye, but without inner substance to inspire a return.

Come Here: Maybe?