Brunch!

Brunch!

Featuring Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Brawn & Brains Coffee (Guillemard), Dean & DeLuca (Orchard Central), Clinton St. Baking Co. & Restaurant Singapore, Toby's Estate, Wild Honey (Scotts Square), Penny University, HOUSE at Dempsey, Salted & Hung, The Tuckshop
Jason Wong
Jason Wong

Thick slabs of homemade Wagyu corn beef, and swiss cheese slices between sourdough make this a hearty ham and cheese sandwich, but a reuben this is not quite – it needed alot more than the barely present sauerkraut and Russian dressing. However the generous to the point of overflowing amount of fries was beautiful.

Taste: 3/5

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Sometimes you don't need anything other than a well-executed classic to satisfy your cravings. Little Farms' bistro at their brand new outlet in Joo Chiat serves up theirs with wobbly poached eggs slathered with hollandaise sauce, atop seed studded English Muffins and thick folds of salty ham. Come early if you want to avoid the queue that can last till 3pm!

Taste: 3.5/5

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Eggs Benjamin is Brewing Ground’s play on Eggs Benedict, and what a taste sensation this glorious mess is. Thick-cut chunks of meaty maple bacon and loads of butter in the form of a velvety beurre blanc blanketing everything are the building blocks of an extremely rich breakfast plate, the centrepiece of which are a pair of delicate sous vide eggs primed to unleash a golden flood of viscous yolk. Reprieve from the richness comes in the form of cherry tomato halves and a sprinkling of chives.

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The pungent aroma emanating from the dish hits you right in the face the second the plate lands on the table, but not in an unpleasant way.

Tossed in a heady black garlic, chilli and long bean sauce, and garnished with flakes of katsuobushi, the linguine is winningly umami with a dash of heat. Tangled in the strands of pasta were tender pieces of smoked barramundi, moreish and well-cooked to my liking. This is an innovative and well-executed main that’s a refreshing change from your typical cafe fare.

Taste: 3.5/5

Times must be hard on F&B businesses especially during COVID, which might explain the $3 price increase from when I last ordered the Smashed Avocado Tartine about a year or more ago.

Still, it's worth ordering as an occasional treat as they smashed it out of the park with this one. The rich and creamy avocado was complemented by the tart crunch of pickled cauliflower and garlicky gremolata, with pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta adding even more textural depth and bursts of saltiness.

No wonder they say millenials can't afford houses because they spend all their money on avocado toast.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Nutty and creamy, the schmear of classic hummus was as good as any I've tasted, but the garlic chive cream cheese clearly stole the show, especially so when paired with such a natural partner as the toasted bagel. A great snack with coffee if you're feeling peckish but don't want a full meal.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Needs moar butterscotch sauce was my first thought. Other than that, the bundt cake was acceptable if a little dense, helped along by an extra scoop of vanilla ice cream(+$4). Having said that, @eastccommune is a beautiful cafe with ample room, high ceilings, indoor foliage and very family-friendly with a kids corner and even a nursing room. I can see myself returning regularly.

Taste: 3/5

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Incongruous though it might sound, all the seemingly mismatched elements in this sandwich are in perfect sync - the flaky tenderness of of the smoked barramundi is complemented by the slight crunch of ponzu kangkong and acidity of pickled shallot, whilst the garlic chive cream cheese slathered on the insides of the thin and crisp toasted sourdough provided a fatty unctuousness with each bite. If only more cafes served up more of such innovative fare instead of the generic brunch items that have been done to death.

Taste: 3.5/5

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For a hearty brunch, you’ll not go wrong with this juicy sausage and twin perfectly poached eggs. The star however is the slab of crispy potato hash with fresh thyme, fried to golden brown crunchiness on the outside, yet meltingly soft within.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Passably tasty, but a club sandwich this is not.
In between thick, toasted slices of gorgeous bread were smoked chicken ham, a fried egg, tomato, lettuce and Micro Bakery’s fabulous pesto mayo. Give me their cheese toastie and tomato soup over this.

Taste: 3/5

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What I’m most impressed with is the quality of the produce at Little Creatures, however they need to add alot more value be it in portion size, flavour or creativity to justify the prices they’re charging.

Taste: 3/5

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This didn't live up to the hype as I was hoping it would. The admittedly generous amount of caviar, crab and clams could have been fresher, and the lobster bisque sauce was slightly too thick for my liking. Not a bad dish by any means, but it could have been so much better.

Taste: 3/5

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