Brunch

Brunch

Featuring Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Knockhouse Cafe, Common Man Coffee Roasters (Martin Road), Boufe Boutique Cafe (Tanglin), Habitat Coffee, Whisk & Paddle (Punggol), Rise & Grind Coffee Co. (Bukit Timah Plaza), One Bar Cafe, Dutch Colony Coffee Co. (Frankel Avenue), Crown Bakery & Cafe
Qianwei Chew
Qianwei Chew

Been hearing so much about their ambience and food I just had to head there for lunch soon! Located at 65 Tras Street (a few mins walk from tanjong pagar mrt), reached this place before 11.30 (suppose to open at 11.30am but it is opened earlier at 11 for coffees and their kitchen is only open at 11.30) and there were already customers there. Probably because it was public hols. A good thing we were early as we had to "return back" the table by 1pm due to reservations though. Early as I was just abit particular in choosing this only table in the restaurant that has the brightest natural lightings and facing those pretty greens πŸ˜‚ I mean chic ambience with marble tables, greens, natural lights? I'm sold. Not only was ambience great, service was great and the food? Amazing. Items featured in the photo includes: Braised Pork Belly rice bowl $16/Butter Poached Cod $18/Liu Sha Donuts $7/Cafe Latte $/Strawberry Iced Tea $. Can't really rmb the drinks prices tho damn. The rice bowls were amazing though I personally preferred the braised pork belly more than the cod (I realised the cod was naked white, not covered with the sauce as seen on other pictures) But I didn't really realise it until we went off so oh well πŸ˜… The liu sha donuts was delish, just a tad too sweet from the sugar coatings but salted egg york is 😍😍😍 The only thing disappointing was the iced tea though but the rest of the food, service, and ambience more than made up for it. This place is a must go really. 4.50/5.0.

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No, it's not a club. It's a cafe! Bet you already know that, I'm quite late in paying here a visit ._. HAHA. Maybe cos it's located near club street.. go along club street and turn into Gemmill Ln, and that's where you will find this attractive looking bar cafe at the quiet corner of the road, which gives off a manhattan vibe. It serves all day breakfast as well. Paid a visit early on a saturday and was one of the first customers there. Left by 11 and it was still quite empty. Items featured in the photo includes: Ricotta Pancakes with orange maple & cream $14/scrambled eggs with fontina & chives $13 w added on smoked salmon, mushrooms & sausage $10/Latte $5.50. Verdict: Food wasn't mind blowing, especially their signature scrambled eggs which i personally felt wasn't that amazing. Their pancakes were thin and fluffy which was the better dish here imo, and also, plus points for their amazing ambience. I would have ordered their recommended truffle toast but these 2 plates were pretty filling for 2. Prolly wouldn't return again in the short run, but this place is still worth a visit for their pancakes & other dishes! 3.8/5.0

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Located in JB Jalan Dhoby (5-10mins walk from city square), it's my first overseas cafe experience!πŸ˜‚ (sry this might be a long post) Crossed the borders bright and early in the morning and reached city square at 9.15 whereby I spent half an hour trying to find the place cos the construction was blocking up some roads I was initially gonna take, armed with screenshots of my GPS map back I took in sg, and without GPS and proper street signs along the way, it was hard to find. Reached at 9.45am and even though it was supposed to open at 10am, it was opened early and there were already groups of people inside. This quaint cafe had such a pretty interior with its wooden tables and marble & patterned tiles, flower vases and the famous kinfolk magazine. yes, a very "kinfolkish" cafe. 😍 Service was prompt being the first few customers there, and the food was quite good. The coffee not so much though. Went off at 11.30am when the place became completely crowded. Items featured in the menu includes: The Breakfast Platter RM25.90/ B&B French Toast RM 17.90/ Latte RM10. Total bill sums up to about 20 Sing Dollars only?? Verdict: Really love the ambience and food here, especially the B(acon)&B(anana) French Toast with vanilla ice cream. But situated across the borders, I prolly won't be back again so often 😒 would probably give other cafes a try when I do! 4.1/5.0.

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Located at 22 martin road, this cafe is not easily accessible via train/bus so do prepare to walk a distance. Most of the customers are foreigners, probably residents staying in the area. Arrived at about 10+ and the place was already half filled, chose the alfresco seats which had natural lighting (only the ones near the entrance), and which had nice wooden tables, and my fav plants πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Left at 12 when the crowd started to fill the place. Items featured in the photo includes: Common Man Full Breakfast $26/ Egg benedict $24/ Latte $5/ Mocha $6. Verdict: The total bill sums up to about $70 which was on the pricey side. The egg benedict, organic eggs on tender braised ox cheeks was great. Love the ox cheeks 😍 The full breakfast was not bad as well, but with its plate of bacon, sausage, hashbrowns and pork cannellini beans aside eggs, tomatoes, mushroom and toast, it became too much of a portion being on the "meaty and salty" side πŸ˜… The coffee was good though! 4.2/5.0

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Brunch is only available on weekends, opens from 9.30am onwards. Located in a far corner of Singapore in Punggol at 10 Tebing Lane, it was the.. nearest cafe to me πŸ™Œ (Alight at LRT Riveria and walk 5-10mins) Decided to go early on a saturday thinking I'd be the first few to arrive anyway since it's so ulu.. but only 9.45am and the place was almost three quarters filled πŸ˜… But the ambience was great, being open spaced and facing the park/reservoir. It's a different experience from the usual cafes. Items featured in the photo includes: Egg benedict (poached eggs with hollandaise sauce on waffles) with choice of sauteed mushrooms $10.80/Ham & Pinapple Pizza $16.80/ Latte $5-6 (can't rmbπŸ˜“) Verdict: The egg benedict waffles wasn't as good as the first time I tried it (this was my second visit here) and it was all soft, soggy and tasted weird. And also, I should have stuck with my fav smoked salmon instead of those mushrooms.. But! The pizza saved the day. I'm not really a pizza person, but it was delish enough to me 😍 I hope their waffles standard would go back to the first time I was here 4 months ago though. 4.0/5.0.

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Located just outside Bukit Timah Plaza, it only starts serving brunch food from 10am onwardsπŸ˜… went so early I had to wait. But as it was father's day, the place was already filled before 10am. Dads were offered a free cup of latte on this day too 😊 Food was good! Though despite the rave, I couldn't really taste that unique yuzu sauce for my egg benz (Ocean Thirteen) But it was still not bad. Items featured in the picture include: Ocean Thirteen $17/The Conquistador $19/BYOB with so many items it amounted to $21. Verdict: Love the food here. Surprisingly, the BYOB breakfast platter is more appetising to me. Imo, it's better than most mediocre egg benz and breakfast food out there! 4.30/5.0.

Crown bakery & Cafe is located at the crown centre, at bukit Timah, and their dine-in menu is only available from 9.30am onwards even though the bakery opens at 7.30am. It was a scorching hot morning and outside seating is hell, but indoors seating is quite limited. Food was not as good as expected with its egg benz too salty and waffle too soft/soggy (not the crispy-outside-fluffy-inside kind of waffle, plus the taste was abit weird) The only thing I liked most was the earl pear bread pudding, which was fragant with every bite. Items featured in the picture include: Royal Eggs Royale $19/Crown sourdough buttermilk waffles with ice cream and fruits $9/Earl pear bread pudding $12. Verdict: Dine-in food I had for some was quite disappointing. But you might still want to give their better known breads a try. 3.50/5.0.

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Located near Jalan besar Stadium and alot more cafes nearby (great for cafehopping around), went to visit on a rainy sunday morning, probably the reason why the place was not very packed. Ambience inside the cafe was great with its cool dim lightings, but i chose outside seatings for natural lighting since the sky was turning brighter despite the rain... Food was great! Items featured in the picture includes: The Huat Breakfast $17/Charcoal pork burger $18/Earlgrey cheesecake $5-6 (can't rmbπŸ˜…) Verdict: really love the food here. The pork burger was well executed though I'd prefer fries rather than chips as its sides. 10/10 would recommend, I'd make a revisit myself again😊 4.40/5.0

Located in the quiet neighbourhood of kembagan, i went early on a saturday and were one of the first few customers there. But the place was packed within 2hrs into operation. Its ambience with natural lighting through the glass roof is 10/10 for good pictures. The food is not bad, though it is not the best I've tasted.. the bagel is cold and too hard, the toast is better and imo, coffee is the best for this brunch. Items featured in the picture includes: The signature Wentelfeejes $10/Smoked salmon bagelwich $11/Cafe mocha $5.50/Signathure Flight Coffee $8.50. Verdict: I won't come here for brunch again, but more for their coffee and cakes. (tried their Strawberry matcha & thai milk tea cakes too, and it was good, especially the milk tea one😍) 3.90/5.0.

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Located in quite an empty building at Taiseng, it's of walking distance from the mrt station. The place was quite packed at noon, but we managed to get a seat immediately (there wasn't a waiting list) as a couple was just leaving at the time. ok. I'm just going straight to their food cos it's just too good. yes. especially their waffle pizza! Am a fan of waffles, mostly sweet ones but this savoury waffle certainly did not disappoint. Didn't get to taste the highly raved wings as I couldn't take spicy stuff. but my partner eating it had nothing but praises for those gorgeous wings. Love their new item, the thai iced milk tea too! 😍 Items featured in the photo includes: Jumpin's Ultimate Breakfast $15/Hawaiian Pizza Waffle $14/Honey Paprika Wings $8/Thai Iced Milk Tea $4.50. Total bill sums up to about $40+. Verdict: Love all the food I've tried there. Highly recommended and I would see myself returning.. if not for my quest to try more cafesπŸ˜… 4.30/5.0.

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Located along the thomson road with its stretch of coffee shops, restuarants and cafes, we decided to hop over to pacamara for a second brunch after our first brunch at habitat coffee, since it's really near. Am quite a fan of this cafe and it was already my second visit there. Of course, the usual crazy weekends crowd and we had to be put on the waiting list. fortunately we didn't have to wait long.. the tables are benched-like (not individual separate ones) so we had to sit beside strangers. I didn't really mind as the food is all that I minded πŸ˜‚ Ordered the same french toast again and tried one new item on their menu, which were the lemongrass hotcakes that replaced the previous red velvet pancakes. But they tasted more like fluffy pancakes instead of the usual hotcakes I've eaten at 2 other cafes which had a more poundcake-like texture. Maybe they should name it pancakes instead? hmm. Items featured in the photo includes: Salted Caramel Banana French Toast $16/Salmon Royale $18/Lemongrass Ricotta Hotcakes (forgot the priceπŸ˜…). Total bill sums up to about $50+. Verdict: The french toast is still my favourite, egg bens was quite okay, but the hotcakes is a tad disappointing given its tempting name πŸ˜… I would return for the french toast though! 3.80/5.0.

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Located along the thomson road (known for its stretch of resturants, coffee shops and cafes located there),this cafe has been around for quite a number of years and also been on my to-go-list for a long time. Decided to go down one fine sunday and reached around 2pm for a really late brunch, but the place was still quite crowded. Lucky us managed to get a table outside without waiting for too long. Service was average (we had to wait for quite a long time) but the food was not bad,especially their pancakes! Items featured in the photo includes: MaMa's Banana Pancakes $10/The Big Ben $14/Eggs Tomato Relish $15. Verdict: The food is not bad, but quite normal though (not really a fan of the tomato dish though it looked quite tempting..) but otherwise the pancakes were quite good! 3.50/4.0.

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