Stirling Highway @ 5 Ridgewood Close

Another brunch place in the West has opened. Taking over the shophouse space formerly occupied by Haato at Ridgewood Close condominium, this place is really not for those who do not drive or cab in- the nearest bus stop is at least a 10 minute walk away. Nonetheless, people coming here who are looking for a quiet respite and cafe to chill on the weekends may be disappointed because crowds have already hopped on the bandwagon and the place was full house and bustling on a late Saturday morning when we dropped by- we had to sit at the al fresco area. None too shabby I have to say, for a cafe that has been opened only for 3 months in a tad obscure location.

Started by three young friends who met during their university days in Perth, the cafe is also fondly named after the street they used to live in. Serving brunch food from opening till 2pm everyday, the menu switches to a more mains and pastas one from 6pm onwards. Lunch is served in between from 11am-2pm as well, with nothing more than $16 while dinner items are $20 and below.

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We had our Eggs Benedict $12.90 with Smoked Salmon and with the sprinkle of cracked black pepper and dash of cayenne pepper, this was a pretty picture- truly Instagram worthy. The only problem was that because it was so crowded and they seemed shorthanded, we had to wait roughly 40 minute for this arrive. And we were both ravenous by the time it did. So did it taste good? The combination was enjoyable I have to admit though I did not have the patience to tease out the individual elements of the hollandaise and sourdough because I was simply too hungry. But in case you were curious, both poached eggs were perfect and burst beautifully with flowing yolks.

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These Pulled Pork Pancakes $14 were my real reason for coming all the way to Stirling Highway. Buttermilk pancakes layered with juicy strips of pulled pork and finished with a drizzle of Jack Daniel’s infused maple syrup, the description sounds heavenly even before trying it.

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The verdict? Well these pancakes actually sat on the table while we waited 40 minutes for our Eggs Ben because OCD me insisted I wanted a photo of the two together. So when we finally tried the pancakes, they had been out of the kitchen for quite some time already. But surprisingly, they were still very good! The pancakes themselves were fluffy and airy while the pulled pork added a nice savoury factor to the mix. I know some have mentioned that the pulled pork can be a little salty but honestly, we did not have a problem with what we had.

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We had initially also left some space in our tummies deliberately as we had meant to try their desserts and pastries which looked absolutely delectable on their social media platforms. Unfortunately, the lady at the counter informed us regretfully that they did not have much to offer that day due to some issues with the baking side. So we ended brunch dessert-less.

Overall, save for our waiting time for the food, the experience here at Stirling Highway was rather good and service was polite despite them being crazy busy. I might consider coming back when they have more desserts to offer next time, but it will definitely be on a weekday instead, which I hear is quieter and less crowded.

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5 Ridgewood Close, Unit #G1
Ridgewood Condominium
​Singapore 276696
Tel no: 6464 9607

Opening hrs:
Monday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday – Friday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

Singapore

2 Responses to Stirling Highway @ 5 Ridgewood Close

  1. Food Esteem says:

    I feel like having the poached eggs burst in my mouth right now =D

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