good, delicious brunch, in a very cool hipster hangout in the still-cool neighborhood of kampong glam. so this place, it’s eminently likable. is it weird that I think that someplace this cool ought to be rather irritating? it’s done up in concrete, the hostesses are young trendy females, the baristas wear baseball hats and graphic tees, and the menus are all done up illustration-style. but the food is delicious, the wait isn’t long – and there’s a good, orderly queue system.
very, very likable.
I’m past the
fantasy idea that cafes serve decent food as a matter of course – there are too many that sell themselves on the interest of their local coffee (a beverage I’m not partial to) or their too-beautiful furnishings, and too little attention paid to what actually comes out of the kitchen.
so when a place lives up to its surroundings, it’s distinctly satisfying.
the portions are pretty reasonable. a big breakfast came with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, sauteed mushrooms, and a mushroom with toast – and my breakfast trio was a cereal parfait, softly-cooked truffle egg en cocotte and toast with some sort of berry butter. the eggs were soft and delicious, and while I would have preferred a more oaty muesli in my parfait, it was all good.
that same crunchy flake and cluster cereal melange made another appearance in my order of granola – but this time with a dark purple berry compote and deliciously creamy greek yogurt. mix it up, let it sit and soften slightly, and it’s plenty breakfast for a cereal lover.
so great food, and good sizes.
they also have one of those electronic queuing systems where you take a ticket number and they text you when your turn arrives, so while you might have to wait outside in the abominable heat for a bit (I did say this place was trendy and popular, right?), at least you know there’s a system behind getting your seat (amongst the things I brought back from london was an obsession with queues and an immense annoyance when queuing norms are flouted).
very, very easily return-able.
9 Jalan Kubor
tel +65 6291 9901
$$: 20-30 per person
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