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W39 Bistro & Bakery first made waves when they opened early last year for being one of the few cafes in the West that offered a hearty brunch menu with local delights and decent mains for both lunch and dinner. Tucked away in the quiet West Coast neighbourhood, this cheery bright-yellow and sky-blue themed bistro, though spacious with indoor and alfresco seating, is usually always crowded. Reservations, especially for brunch which is only available on weekends and public holidays, come highly recommended.
For the drivers, there is parking available around the area if you come really early like us (we had a 9am reservation), and you might just score a parking lot right in front of the cafe (like we did). Alternatively, you can park near the Clementi Stadium which is also within walking distance.
Most brunch places on the weekends do not open early enough. True, many do want to sleep in but there are early risers like me who usually prefer having breakfast or brunch earlier so that the rest of the day is freed up to run errands amongst other things. Needless to say, I was stoked to find out that Jamie’s Italian at Vivocity had recently launched their new weekend breakfast menu which starts from 9.30am and ends at 11.30am- before their regular menu begins.
Expect family-friendly items, healthy choices and basically very wholesome options on this new breakfast menu. Inspired by Jamie Oliver’s love for comfort food, it is all about fluffy American pancakes, British-style fry ups, Breakfast Butties and great Vegetarian alternatives- reasonably priced between $7.50 – $19.50.
I zoomed into the Smashed Spicy Avocado $12.50 which turned out to be a great pick with its buttery creaminess and hint of spice that complimented the toasted Calabrese bread so beautifully. An interesting twist to the usual buttered toast and one that is filled with nutrients and healthy monounsaturated fats as well. Vegans and non-vegans alike will definitely enjoy this one. I know I did.
Keyaki, located at level 4 of Pan Pacific Singapore is probably one of the more scenic Japanese restaurants that I have ever dined at in Singapore. Spanning across an elegantly sculpted garden and fronted by a koi pond, this restaurant is classy yet traditional and forms the ideal backdrop to enjoy an authentic Okonomi styled kaiseki weekend brunch. Featuring a menu of perennial Japanese favourites curated by Chef Hiroshi Ishii, guests can look forward to customising their very own 8-course meal for $75++ ($125 inclusive of unlimited sake, Champagne, selected red and white wines and beer) as they experience the wide range of dishes Keyaki has to offer.
Starting with the Kobachi, better known as the amuse bouche course, choices include the Seared Beef with Ponzu Sauce, Sweet Miso-Glazed Konnyaku, Avocado Salad or Spinach in Goma Sauce. We picked the Unagi Omelette and thoroughly enjoyed the sweetness and fluffiness of the Tamagoyaki which was complimented by the grilled richness of the eel.
Perched at the summit of ION Orchard is Salt Grill & Sky Bar opened by celebrity chef-restaurateur Luke Mangan. Known for serving Modern Australian cuisine, this elegant fine-dining restaurant boasts of a panoramic 360 degree view of the Orchard area which impresses both in the day and at night. Touted as one of the most romantic restaurants on our island with its sky high dining experience, Salt Grill & Sky Bar has recently launched a new Weekend Brunch menu for diners to enjoy its picturesque charm in the day as you dine by the stunning view unveiled by its floor-to-ceiling windows.
The Weekend Brunch menu here at Salt Grill is rather straightforward and simple. With just 4 items on the list- The Full Aussie Breakfast, Eggs Benedict, French Toast and Butter Milk Pancakes, the concept is a “Make Your Own Brunch Platter” for $40++. Essentially, you pick a main and 2 sides (roast mushrooms with garlic butter, bacon, baked beans, grilled wagyu sausage, avocado, house made crumpets, rocket & pear salad or grilled tomatoes with sea salt) to customize your platter. Each platter also comes with freshly squeezed fruit juice and a choice of coffee or tea.
It is not easy to find a good eatery in Orchard. It is easy to find food yes, but good food at affordable prices? That might just be cutting it close. So when Seasons Bistro first popped up right in the heart of town at Triple One Somerset, I did have my reservations at the beginning and presumed all too quickly that it was going to be yet another one of those mediocre Western restaurants charging exorbitant prices for average food.
Nonetheless, the convenience of its location was a highly appealing factor and when I found out that they had launched their Weekend Brunch Menu, I was definitely game to try it.
Taking over the former space of Applebee’s, Seasons Bistro- as its name explains it, is all about eating with the season. The menu changes seasonally because Thomas the owner believes that the produce is at its freshest during its own season and therefore highly accessible. And also because the ingredients are widely available during this period, costs are lowered and savings are passed on to the customers by keeping prices of the dishes affordable. Expect to pay $10-$18 for a brunch item and $8-$12 for desserts.
The food served here at Seasons Bistro is truly American. Not your usual burgers and fries but more of a reflection on how diverse the American culture has grown with touches of Mexican, Canadian, New England and New York City lending their own unique influence to the dishes Executive Chef Benjamin Fong makes.
From their Weekend Brunch menu list, we tried the Montreal & Lox $15 which featured a winning combination of smoked salmon and capers served with toasted bagel and cream cheese. Gorgeous presentation and the vibrant colours of this dish ticked all the boxes for me. An example of really fresh ingredients thoughtfully thrown together for a satisfying result. The Lumberjack $18 with its alluring fried sunny side up molten yolks and addictive home fries was a home run for all of us. Stacked with a round slightly doughy pancake that was good to eat even on its own, smoked bacon and a chunky sausage bursting out of its skin, we all agreed that this was comfort food at its best.