Brunch!

Brunch!

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

I quite liked this despite the long wait time of 20 minutes and the deceptively small but actually quite filling portion. You'll get 2 organic eggs nestled in a simmering pool of creamy cauliflower mash. Hidden under the surface, specks of smokey bacon and wilted spinach await to be discovered like sunken treasures. The hero of the dish though, are the succulent and juicy pieces of well-seasoned truffle portobello mushrooms that are a more than welcome replacement to meat.
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Taste: 3/5

With absolutely gorgeous and spacious interiors conducive for a relaxed brunch over drinks with friends, Supernova is a relatively recent addition to the East from the founders of sister outlets Apollo Coffee Bar in Serangoon as well as Neptune on East Coast Road. It's a much needed injection of fresh blood in the sleepy neighbourhood of Tanjong Katong.
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Expect conventional cafe meals such as this Grilled Cheese with Pumpkin Soup. Whilst the former fared well with crusty sourdough overflowing with gruyere and mozzarella, we found the soup thin and lacking in flavour.
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Taste: 3/5

If the sight of this bronzed, flaky croissant stuffed with juicy roasted portobello and schmears of brie as well as truffle cream cheese doesn't get you hungry, I don't know what will. Additionally, the bacon at East Coast Commune is thicc as and worthy of splurging $4 more on for a protein-packed breakfast of champions.
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Taste: 3/5

A better than average rendition of avo toast with plenty of trimmings. Feta crumble, dukkah spice mix, pomegranate, earthy beetroot hummus and herb oil all contribute a variety of textures and tastes to the creamy mashed avocado over sourdough toast, for a healthy yet satiating breakfast. Add on scrambled eggs($5) to make it a full meal.
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Taste: 3/5

Always queues for days at the ever popular Five Oars, and no surprise since the vibes here scream Melbourne in both the interior design as well as the food.
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The coffee here is good, as is the brunch-centric fare usually, but maybe we ordered the wrong dish, as I couldn’t quite shake the feeling of disappointment with the greasy rosti and viscid mushroom cream sauce. The saving grace was the slab of thick-cut bacon, but because all the ingredients were rich, it really needed at least one component with more acid to cut through the heaviness.
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Hot tip - take a photo of the queue system QR code out front so you can scan it beforehand in the future instead of having to loiter at the entrance like a chump).

Taste: 3/5

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Luxuriously creamy, the bacon-speckled sauce swathes oodles of thick udon noodles in garlicky, cheesy richness. The salty ebiko and shreds of crispy kale go some way in counterpointing the decadence, but the furikake-crusted fatty salmon fillet as well as runny egg are akin to adding fat to the fire, however deliciously it might burn.
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TLDR - very nice but jelak.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Silky smooth and creamy, the pumpkin hummus is a hidden gem of a dish and easily one of the best sides at Common Man. Served with a moreish pumpkin seed praline and fluffy pita for scooping up all that delicious dip, we wiped the plate clean in no time.

Taste: 3.5/5

Coated in a light and crunchy semolina batter, the tender whitebait went swimmingly well with a pungent garlic and anchovy dip. The portion is generous and I’d definitely order it again.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Good produce begets good food, and the quality of Little Farms products is without a doubt top shelf. Bulbous poached eggs topped with dukka and bursting with golden yolk sit perched on a hilly terrain of velvety smashed avo and creamy Meredith Dairy feta, with a base of crusty sourdough serving as a vehicle for the deliciousness. Sure, it's a little pricy, but the ingredients speak for themselves.

Taste: 3.5/5

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Nothing like a morning margarita to start the weekend right - A refreshing concoction of Arquitecto tequila blanco, agave syrup and lime juice that's zesty, smooth and just the right thing to stir the appetite.

Taste: 3.5/5

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A mite too heavy-handed on the salt, but the smoky champignon mushroom and locally-grown spinach sauce specked with streaky bacon is a pool of umami goodness you'll want to drench the eggs with and dunk your sourdough in.

Taste: 3/5

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LRC's play on a Spanish favourite is tasty enough, but falls slightly short of the mark. There's nothing wrong with the individual elements, and theoretically they should work harmoniously together, but as a whole it fails to evoke the full-bodied flavours of Spanish cuisine and the balance as well as portion sizing of each piece of the puzzle is off, especially where the ratio of sourdough toast and crisps to chorizo sauce is concerned. In addition, potato "foam" is a misnomer, as its consistency is closer to a puree instead of the effervescent nuage I was expecting. I did enjoy the very well-executed bread-coated soft fried egg which was amazingly crisp on the outside yet gave way to soft, molten ooziness when cut into.

Taste: 3/5

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