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Cafe Hopping ☕️

Cafe Hopping ☕️

Brunch: my favourite meal of the day. Being able to chance upon a good cafe with a good brunch menu, sip coffee and chill with friends has got to be one of the best feelings in the world. 💕
Rachel 🐰
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For a different brunch experience, I highly recommend this place. Artichoke is now available on Chope so I won’t have any difficulties with finding seats for 4 on a Saturday afternoon. The vegetarian-friendly Cauliflower Sabbich is just amazing: charred cauliflower, pickled vegetables, hummus and crispy toast; all those things I really love. The Feta Burrata was good too (the cheese and bread combination is just so simply satisfying) but there’s a whole bunch of rocket salad in this one so those who don’t fancy this ‘bitter’ salad shouldn’t order this! The last item was the Turkish Hot Pan Eggs which had soft-boiled eggs, mozzarella cheese and lamb meatballs. I’m not a fan of lamb but others who tried this enjoyed it!

A chilled Saturday brunch out with friends saw us at Hatched, but to my disappointment the standards there seemed to have dropped pretty significantly since the last time I was there! I had the Tortilla Espanola which was basically fried eggs sitting atop some roasted potatoes, bell peppers and onions and topped with salsa and 2 slices of plain toast. The eggs were lacking seasoning, the vegetables were cold and the bread slices came plain and tastes meh. Out of all the dishes my friends had, I'd say only the rosti tasted decent!

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Been longing for another brunch date hence here we are. Nothing more satisfying then ordering my favourite usual: Smoked salmon, poached eggs on sourdough. The Pulled Pork Benedict was a slight miss for me though, personally found it too sweet for my liking probably because of the Apple cider hollandaise! Nevertheless, lovely and quiet ambience tucked away in Bukit Timah Plaza, with both indoor and al-fresco dining options available!

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It's been awhile since we had family brunch so took the opportunity during the Diwali holidays to revisit an old favourite. Wanted something lighter and healthy hence went for the miso-glazed salmon salad bowl ($15) topped with charred baby corn, broccoli and poached egg. Not to be underestimated though; this meal was light but hearty and filling enough. Generally, the portions here are large, family ordered the Ultimate Breakfast Croissant ($13) and Salmon Eggs Benedict ($16), making it very value-for-money if you ask me!

Set lunches were at $10.90++ and I went for the Spaghetti Arrabiata out of the 3 options and my colleague went for the Chicken Cutlet. There were free flow pumpkin soup and fresh vegetable with vinaigrette salad which you can help yourselves with, as well as the choice of either orange or calamansi juice. The food was decent and the portion was sufficient, no complains based on just how value-for-money this set is! 👍🏻

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Treating ourselves to a better lunch becos Friyay! I had the Chef Fishwich ($11.90) which was unfortunately very meh: The ciabatta was rather tough to chew and there wasn't enough sauce/flavour from the fish. The pasta option definitely looked better and tastier. We shared a side of truffle fries ($5.90) which was pretty good actually! Sufficiently salty and truffly, and good thickness and amount of potato as well! And for the price, very worth it. We shared a Tiramisu ($5.90) becos we were both craving sweets but I found it way too alcoholic for my liking!

Felt like treating ourselves to a better lunch today so we found ourselves at this nearby cafe. Ambience felt nice and cosy here, rather quiet on a weekday at lunch time. I had the Smoked Salmon Tartine ($16) and my colleague had The Hulk ($16). The portion was deceivingly small: a single slice of toast but piled on with ingredients. I'm a coffee-lover so I had a Long Black ($4) but they had really interesting tea latte options on their menu like Tumeric and Beetroot. Perhaps I'll try those next time round; I'm pretty curious to see how they'd taste like!

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Brunch date with the girls @ Rider's cafe. The place was full when we arrived, around 130pm on a Saturday but thankfully we made an advanced booking via the Chope app. I had the Smoked Salmon and Sweet Corn Hash ($17); can't go wrong with this standard breakfast combination so it's pretty decent, but the sweet corn hash could have been more flavourful. We had 1/2 dozen Cornflakes Crusted Chicken Wings as appetisers, and the yoghurt dip that came with it was really good, I'll definitely recommend this for sharing! The uniqueness of this cafe will be the occasional sightings of horses and equestrians! Definitely makes this a more interesting cafe to visit despite its slight inaccessibility!

Found my newest favourite brunch spot for the weekends. 🤗 Known for their gluten-free bread and healthier options, this place is pretty popular and the busiest eatery along Chip Bee Gardens on a Sunday at lunchtime. I went for a relatively lighter option of veggie quiche and Raw Energy salad set ($11). Really liked the salad, really refreshing and naturally sweetened. The hollandaise sauce on the Eggs Benedict with Crispy Bacon ($17) is pretty rich and creamy, and is one of the more popular brunch choice there. Oh and this place is dog-friendly with an outdoor eating space too! 🐶

Such photogenic scrambled eggs toast set sitting atop a generous chunk of fried chicken chop in mushroom sauce. The eggs looks as good as it tastes; buttery and silky and perfect with a thick slice of toast. I'll skip the chicken chop though, found it a tad too dry and personally not a fan of this combination (although I think some will really enjoy having more meat/proteins in their dish). We had to have the famed egg tarts which never fails to disappoint. And the milk tea was nice and rich, and it came unsweetened so that the sugar level preference is entirely up to you. Food was tasty, value for money and there wasn't a queue on a Sunday at lunch time. I'll definitely be here often. 😙

For a lovely, sophisticated ambience and guarantee of good brunch quality, Wild Honey is the place for that. It was a busy Saturday afternoon at lunch time, but thankfully I had reserved a place using the Chope app so zero waiting time for tables. With the crowd, it was difficult to get the attention of the staff, but I really did appreciate the waitresses' stellar customer service in spite of that. I had the Tunisian, the vegetarian Shakshuka, which seems highly recommended on Burpple. I liked the fact that the brioche was thick and fluffy to fully absorb the tangy tomato and eggy stew. 🍞😛 I find the prices are actually pretty reasonable considering the big portions and cafe location. I'm excited to try the other menu options when I'm back here. 😊

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