Breakfast / Brunch

Breakfast / Brunch

Starting your day right with the heartiest items is the way to go!
Amanda Liu
Amanda Liu

Tucked away within the many medical / office buildings of Biopolis, Runes serves up the much needed boost that you require & simple toasts for the working crowd in the area.

Opening daily from 8am to 4pm, except on weekends, this spot seems like a good space to work-from-cafe if home is not suitable as they have comfortable seats, wifi, power plugs (although limited) & coffee to fuel you through the day.

I ordered the Ham & Cheese toasties for my morning meet up & albeit simple, this was pretty satisfying. It reminds me of breakfast I used to have on the go when I was heading to school back in the day--perfectly crispy toasted bread, gooey cheese, salty ham; simple yet nostalgic.

Pair it with your choice of coffee & you've got your day sorted!

While the travel restrictions are loosening up, if travelling is not on your list just yet, you can still get a taste of HK at Tim Ho Wan!

If you're looking for something unique, this option of HK Curry Beef Brisket Rice Rolls aka Chee Cheong Fun is just for you! This creation seemed strange at first, but it surprisingly worked so well! The CCF acted as noodles, absorbing every bit of curry & bursting with flavour as you bite into it. The brisket was fall-off-the-fork tender that you'd need a spoon to wipe up the whole plate.

Definitely something to try as this HK curry signature option will only be valid for a limited time only!

Recently having moved into Hillv2, Spruce took the corner unit on the first floor facing the main roundabout.

This corner unit sits about 30 pax (I think) and comes with floor to ceiling glass panels, allowing maximum light in, which makes it a perfect brunch spot!

The Spruce Hash was something unique apart from the usual brunch items and comes with diced up pork sausages, chorizo, stir-fried celery, onion & potatoes. It's usually topped with an organic poached egg, which I switched out for scrabbled eggs instead (at no additional charge). Served on the side are home-baked ciabatta toasts which were crispy and warm upon arrival.

The combination was a warm Sunday hug to the belly, which surprisingly ended up being pretty filling. The saltiness was well-balanced but could have had some acidity to it as it got a lil' monotonous after awhile. Nonetheless, still a pretty brunch item!

Was introduced to this new spot for prawn mee in the West after my in-laws raved so much about it!

Under the Astons umbrella, East Treasure Specialty Prawn Mee 東寶 has opened another outlet in the west serving up hearty bowls of prawn noodles. They range from $5.80 for a Classic version up to $12.50 for a Supreme Big Prawn version.

For the former, at $5.80, you get 2 generous & juicy tiger prawns, perfectly thinly sliced pork belly, generous cubes of pork lard & a thick prawn-y broth on the side. For the dry version, I ordered kway teow with chilli with looked harmless when I set my eyes upon it, but the chilli was a stunner, packing quite a bit of a punch. Each spoonful was flavourful & tasty with loads of ingredients. Only downside was that the kway teow was slightly over cooked (since they used the thin kinds) so it got clumpy after awhile. Other than that, the dish was perfect. Soup wise, the thick pork & prawn broth was rich and decadent! It got a little salty towards the end but helped washed down all the chilli & oil from the noods.

Defo an alternative to prawn mee if I'm craving for it & need a quick fix!

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This was featured as the chef's recommendation & I can see why! Unlike its siblings, this version of CCF 猪肠粉 has an additional layer of a crispy shell which gives you an added texture to the usual silky rolls.

The shrimp is first wrapped in a thin crispy layer, deep fried, then rolled into the silky rolls. The best part, although it's been steamed, the crispy layer remains crisp throughout even after being doused in the soy sauce.

This is my next go-to when I visit again! It's so so good.


I was introduced to Mee Sua Kueh at another dim sum store (just down the road) many moons ago & have not tried any other stores that sold it till I came to Dim Sum Haus.

If you've not had MSK, it's basically deep fried mee sua with shredded carrots & in this case, chinese sausage aka lap cheong. The Dim Sum Haus version is surprisingly much better with its soft interior & crunchy exterior. The lap cheong also added a nice savoury twist to it, which allowed for another dimension!

Another option to get if you're using #burpplebeyond!

First visit to Dim Sum Haus & the entire experience was delightful! Although they were quite a small outlet, it was buzzing with self-collection orders, delivery orders & walk-ins! Amidst it all, the staff were still diligently checking everyone's vaxx status & safe entry, so kudos to you guys!

That aside, the food was pretty dope as well! We tried the basics of all dim sum which includes their siew mai. I must say, this siew mai was pretty good for its price. The pipping hot dumplings are generously filled with minced steamed pork, shrimp & cloud-like egg white which allowed the fillings to be light & fluffy! Each bite was so soft & flavourful, it set itself apart from many other siew mais that I have had elsewhere.

If you're on #burpplebeyond, you also get a 1 for 1 for Steamed items & you can count this as one of the items!

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New spot in the Dhoby area brings you to Twenty Eight Cafe, serving up good food & good coffee!

We ordered their Eggs Florentine, which comes with huge portobello Shrooms which covers the sourdough, perfectly runny poached eggs, avocados, charred tomato & homemade hollandaise.

The end result was a gorgeously plated hearty breakfast to kick start your weekend! The dish was well-seasoned & every item was cooked perfectly!

Ordering & payment is done through a QR code on the table, which makes a hassle free! It's also free seating, so you get to choose the best spot with natural light, or for that ootd of yours 😉

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Believe it or not, this is my first time to Starter Lab ever since I heard of them (which was when they opened) 😅

On a rare off-day, this bustling bakery sits along an old neighbourhood but serves up simple yet tasty combinations of toasts.

With their assorted of bread options, ranging from seeded to fruity ones, you can choose to dine in or take-away your loaf choices.

Their Honeyed Mascarpone is made of rosemary toast (recommended pairing) topped with homemade mascarpone, honey from The Rare Honey Co, crushed walnuts & black sea salt. What you get is a sweet yet savoury combination of flavours, with an added crunch from the crushed walnuts. It's so so tasty & can be washed down with a side of white coffee.

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This fusion dish could very well be the next National Day dish to have.

A spicy tomato puree base is cooked in with chunks of crab meat, topped with an onsen egg and comes with halved fried mantous.

The base initially tastes on the sweet side, but the spiciness kicks in after awhile and lingers for a pretty long time. The chunks of crab meat are visible and adds a different form of sweetness to the dish. Mixing in the onsen egg gives you added creaminess as you dunk each slice of mantou in.


If you're looking for a classic American breakfast, you won't go wrong with Chicken & Waffles. This rendition from Coexist Coffee is both worth the calories and worth every penny!

A thick juicy & rather large slab of chicken thigh is deep fried & sits on top on a perfectly made crispy-edged waffle, drizzled with maple syrup and sprinkled with chopped parsley.

The size of the chicken thigh and waffles was almost the same, so with every mouthful, you like equal portions of chicken to waffle ratio. The slab of chicken is well-cooked, containing all the moisture and natural juices within the crispy crust. Definitely something to get if you're down for a sloppy yet delish meal.

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TCA has opened yet another outlet in the city & is situated in the buzzing popular Millenia Walk!

Their space consists of both an in-store & in-the-middle-of-the-atrium space (like most of the other stores there) for you to choose between a cosy day out or a quiet chat with a friend or two!

Since they're on #BurppleBeyond, you've got a choice of 1 for 1 All Day Breakfast, or their Pasta/Pizza/Big Bites!

One of the options that I had not have before was the Smoked Salmon Hash which turned out to be a delight! Perfectly pan-fried hash was placed at the bottom, topped with sour cream, baby spinach, 3-4 slices of smoked salmon, ikura & a side of a poached egg. It seems & sounds sounds pretty simple, but the medley of all the flavours matched perfectly, making it a real hearty breakfast/brunch dish to have!

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