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Words by Rachel Goh (@wowthisisrachel)
Photography by GNineThree
Just when you thought that weekend brunches were typically made for only Sundays, you could not be more mistaken. Calling all fans of Spanish cuisine, Catalunya’s Brunch with Passion is now rolling out on every Saturdays, on top of their current Sunday brunches, from 12.30pm – 3.30pm. With over 40 traditional Spanish dishes coupled with entertaining showmanship at intervals of the brunch buffet, expect a fun-filled brunch affair with family, friends and loved ones.
From the same people who brought you Lucha Loco at Duxton Hill, comes the vivacious, younger, and slightly more chipper sister outlet- Super Loco. Located at The Quayside, this restaurant and bar which prides itself for serving Mexican street food, has a bright and sunny appeal with its coloured theme of pastels and neon. From communal tables and benches to bar counter stools and regular wooden tables, the spacious open-concept diner is all about recreating the Mexican City experience for their guests.
Super Loco offers two menus- Dinner served from 5pm onwards Wednesdays to Sundays and Brunch on the weekends from 10am-3pm. Reservations are also not allowed unless you have a group of more than 8 people. After seeing all those mouthwatering pictures on Instagram, coupled with my inclination towards brunch food, I naturally gravitated towards making a trip down on a Sunday to try their newly launched weekend brunch menu.
With a land scarce city like Singapore, parking lots are often a nightmare to find. Free parking is even more so a luxury and possibly a rare commodity. Still, we managed to rummage for 15 places in Singapore with free parking all day long– this list does not include the shopping malls that offer free parking during lunch hours from 12-2pm. No more having to be on your guard or look out for the “summon auntie” while dining or worrying about the value your CashCard reader is going to reflect when you drive out of the carpark. Simply park the car, stay as long as you want and enjoy your meal.
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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.