GOOD SATURDAY MORNING FOLKS!
Being an avid cafe hunter, I am always looking forward to weekend brunch and am constantly on the look out for great all-day breakfast places to try. As Windie and I met up to collect our Run350 goodie bags at City Square Shopping Mall, I brought her to explore this area. Hopped over to Chye Seng Huat Hardware for the second time, it’s conveniently located near my place – a stone throw distance from Lavender Food Square. The cafe name itself is catchy as it is uniquely one & only. CSHH is a fictional name created by the landlord and the Papa Palheta owners, its aim was to commemorate all the past hardware and metal shops that had once been there.
The frontal of this cafe will definitely caught you off-guard, as they do not have an “official” entrance. Patrons have to enter via the side door. Considering that the place is large, CSHH has both indoor and outdoor seats. The overall atmosphere was very relaxing for an afternoon too. Weekends are love!
We ordered French Toast and Huat Breakfast, food was pretty decent. We opted for a plain toast without whipped cream, as both of us didn’t like it. What I love most was the fluffy toast with maple syrup, that wasn’t too sweet to my liking. Yay! Eggs in Huat Breakfast was silky and milky; but I thought it will be complete if there is sauteed mushrooms in it! My favourite.
A great catch up time with Windie over a hearty brunch sums my Saturday, would definitely head back for more to try other sets!
Chye Seng Huat Hardware
150 Tyrwhitt Road
Tel: +65 6396 0609
Tue to Thu: 9am – 7pm
Fri to Sun: 9am – 10pm
I am an avid lover of eggs and tend to look out for places that serve the best egg benedicts! It is definitely a MUST HAVE for every brunch session. I love how the yolk always ooze out from the egg whites, heh! After exploring a few places, I am here to give my humble opinion;
1. Canopy Garden Dining & Bar
Portion was tad small for the prices paid. Like what you see, is what you get. Would prefer if they would add on an additional side to this plain-looking Egg Benedict and improve the taste overall. Eggs a little watery, salad a little plain. But the dinning environment was pretty awesome especially after an early workout in Bishan Park! Definitely a good hide-out or weekend brunch place if you wish to skip the buzzling town or are looking for somewhere with tranquility.
Verdict : Mediocre food standard and service couple up with an awesome dining environment
Canopy Garden Dining & Bar
1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Bishan Park II
Weekdays – 9am till late
Weekends – 8am till late
Everyday – 5pm till late
*Last order: Sunday to Thursday : 10pm Friday / Saturay / Eve & Festive Days & PH : 10.30pm
Hatched serve one of the best Egg Benedict, in my opinion! Love their cute website and menus! (Ham looked char because of the editing filter) The eggs were cooked perfectly to taste. With the additional side, brunch like this is definitely filling. The outlet at Evans Lodge is really small and customers were asked to seat around the apartment lobby area. It’s not too “pretty” for any photos to be taken unless you are seated in the cafe itself.
Verdict : Waiting time is slightly longer if you are heading Evans Lodge branch, but the food is worth the wait 🙂
Hatched @ Holland Village
267 Holland Avenue
Tel: 6463 0012
Opening Hours: 9am to 11pm (Tue – Sun).
Closed on Mondays.
Hatched @ Evans Lodge
26 Evans Road
Tel: 6735 0012
Opening Hours: 8am to 4pm (Thur – Mon).
Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays.
The best egg benedict in Singapore. The delectable and yummy taste for a hearty breakfast still tingle in my taste buds. Instant pleasure at looking at the picture! Almost perfect. Choupinette serves other bakery and desserts like ice cream, tarts and macrons as well. Heh, it is also one of the most expensive brunch I ever had.
Verdict: A little out of town, a little on the high side but it serve the best egg benedict! What say you?
Choupinette (beside Coronation Plaza)
607 Bukit Timah road
Tel: 6466 0613
Tue – Thu: 9am – 8pm, Fri: 9am – 10pm
Sat: 8am – 10pm, Sun: 8am – 6pm
Located near the neighbourhood of Serangoon, Arbite’s Egg Benedict is one of the most wallet-friendly around. I like how their Egg Benedict taste really clean, with the light-tasting hollandaise sauce making the overall really healthy tasting. Adding on would be my favourite sauteed mushrooms, portion was good enough for two!
Verdict: A hidden gem around Serangoon, a quick-fix brunch that’s wallet friendly and definitely worth every cent of your money!
Last Order at 2.30 pm & 9.45 pm
5. Wild Honey
One of the most highly raved place on the list, Wild Honey. Famous for their breakfast/brunch dining, it is always fully booked especially on the weekends. The beautifully yolk laying on the curled ham, make everyone salivates upon looking! Food appearance is definitely a 9.5/10. I love it as the texture of the bread compliment the overall taste, which I personally feels it’s one of the important factor Wild Honey stands out. Awww.. look at the runny yolk! *glups*
Verdict: Food price slightly on the high side, but conveniently located in town and the cozy environment to sit in. Love the huge variety of breakfast choices too!
Wild Honey @ Scotts Square
6 Scotts Road
Level 3 Scotts Square
Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 22:30
Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 22:30
Wild Honey @ Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Road
Mandarin Gallery Singapore
Tel: +65 6235 3900
Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 22:30
Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 22:30
Feeling all hungry blogging this in wee hours. I guess it’s really time for me to plan a time out this weekend for a brunch! Any recommendations?
Heard many raves and good reviews from famous bloggers like ladyironchef and beatricetan recommending this dim sum haven; I had always wanted to try it! So I did a reservation a week ago before heading down to avoid any disappointment. Raffles Hotel; Royal China whereby they always have their weekends fully booked!!! It have been ages, since we all bought Mummy out for High Tea Dimsum! Which I think Royal China is a perfect location for the parents, Mummy love it! Greeted in by the Tiffany Blue decor and was really amused with their service! They served really good dimsum and overall I would give an 7.5/10! The Chee Chong Fan and Custard Buns can be better!
The one I like most is this! The Char Siew Tarts! This is one of Royal China Signature and they did it so well, that once its in your mouththe crisp just melt tactfully into your buds! Too yummy! Another Special Char Siew Buns, they are only available on Sundays and Public Holidays! Lucky us! This is how they make you itch and come back during Sundays and PH! This is second best to the Char Siew Tarts!
We had so much food that we are almost at the brim of our throats!
Then we decided to head down to the newly Gardens By the Bay Marina South. Wanting to see the super tress and all, we drove down and the carpark was so HUGE packed with so many people!The opening of The Gardens By the Bay was on the 29 June 2012, therefore all of us (Singaporeans and tourists) wanted to have the first hand view of how it looks like! This explains the crowds during the weekends! Many with baby prams and doggy prams!
Me and Wayne love exploring nature parks! We went to places like Punggol Waterfront and Bukit Timah Nature Reserve and our frequent hangout at East Coast Park, we are both very nature-loving and we enjoy doing the most natural activities which is beneficial to our health and both of us find it very stress-relieving! Glad to have found a partner who have the same sentiments as me 🙂 I guess we are outdoor lovers & we enjoy our dating in the simplest way. Activities like running, kite-flying, photo-taking, hiking and packing up home-cooked food for a picnic! I would prefer a hiking date than a movie , if you asked me!
Royal China at Raffles
1 Beach Road, #03-09 Raffles Hotel
Tel : (+65) 633833963
Mon–Sat: 12pm – 3pm
Sun & PH:11am – 3pm
Mon–Sun:6pm – 10.30pm