5 Cafes to go during Weekend Part 2

Southeast Asia
Our cafe adventures continue for the these few months. Some have asked me how I do pick the cafes to go and how I finish the food, and how often do I go. Well, my bae and I plan 2 cafes/interesting places to go, and our strategy (yes you need some planning and strategy) is to go 1 cafe and have main course there, and then go to the next one (preferably nearby) for coffee/tea. And if you do not know now, Burrple is an awesome app to have and you are only a few taps away for all the cafe info you need.

I have compiled 5 more cafes that I have visited over the few weeks for part 2 series and shall share with you my simple and humble reviews on them. 
1. Brawns and Brains
100 Guillemard Road, #01-02, 399718 
This is my fave amongst all as its molten eggs are fantastic and at a really affordable price. It is located at 100 Guillemard Road, in Singapore Badminton Hall along Geylang Road.
This is so good. Lava molten eggs with avocado at $12.90. You can add additional smoked salmon or bacon.
And I was really full after this meal but really satisfying. Perhaps it is because I’m an egg lover 🙂
I was there on a Saturday and it was really packed. We sat at the high tables facing the road (my favourite sitting options) and enjoyed this hearty meal. You may want to bring your date to this place for a more casual setting with pocket friendly awesome dishes!
Highly recommended for dates / catch-up with friend
2.  Supply and Demand
277 Orchard Road, #02-13/14, Orchard Gateway, 238858
I have always wanted to try out supply and demand, and was surprised when my colleagues mentioned it is in Orchard Gateway! So near our workplace and was so thrilled to see their lunch promo – 3 diners with the 4th diner free. So there were 3 of us and we shared the 4th dish. They are considered as a pizza restaurant which is an italian southeast asia brunch fusion.
It has a very european earthy tone for its interior which immediately transports you to a place full of greenery. It has an outside sitting area which is more family-friendly. 

Had prawn aglio olio for my main course

Both of my colleagues had herb-fused chicken as their main

We shared this fourth dish which we had Morning After 9 inch thin crust pizza. 
Overall, we paid around $18 per pax and it is affordable given the quality of pasta and pizza. The lunch promo also had free flow of salad and a bread with olive oil. Personally I prefer their pasta to the pizza. I still prefer Timbre’s thin crust pizza though. 
Highly recommended for gatherings and lunch time outings with colleagues.
3. I AM Cafe
674 North Bridge Road, Singapore 199486

I’m sure everyone is familiar with Haji Lane and those who have been there will definitely walked past I AM Cafe. It is a relatively small area which offers halal western food. 



Mojito mocha (non-alcohol)
Fish and chips… always a safe choice if you are not sure 🙂
My friend had charcoal grilled juicy beef burger
The queue was insane on a Friday night. The price range was around $14-$20 for the main course; an average cost for cafes. The fish was tender but I find it a tad too pricey. Nonetheless, it is a good place to catch-up with friends but only for those who are alright with alfresco and open-air seatings. I am always a great fan of alfresco! Did not try their famous rainbow cake (need to mindful of my calories intake) so if you are keen, do go ahead and try and let me know!

Highly recommended for catch-ups and casual dining.

4. Flavour Flings
Blk 121 Hougang Avenue 1, #01-1348, 530121

It is the pioneer for salted egg croissants. Went there the first time and was turned away at 3pm as they mentioned it was full-house. Was disappointed but went there second time after calling in to make sure there’s space. 

No luck with their salted egg croissants as they had certain timings in the morning and at 5pm evening. I had their eggs benedict as their main course and it was awesome. 



It has a cozy appeal and outside seating area. Hope I get to try their salted egg croissant one day! 

Recommended for dates. 

5. Department of Caffeine
15 Duxton Rd, 089481

This cafe has been around for the longest time and there was a fad on savoury waffle. So here goes:



Their scrambled egg honey bacon waffle was delicious and kept me full almost the whole day, which justifies its price tag. Their latte was great and I have to say the quality of its food and drinks may be the reason why this cafe still is around though there have been sprouts of new cafes in the recent years. The cafe is small and bustling with morning crowd during the weekend.

Recommended for brunch with friends/dates.


Not recommended

I have decided to include this as I have not dined at a cafe before with a hefty price tag but food quality is below average. 

Rise and Grind Coffee Co (Not recommended for its Hangover brunch)
Bukit Timah Plaza

Went there for their brunch today and I shall say I am disappointed. Nothing special about their poached eggs and doesn’t justify the price tag of $18++. When I first saw it, I was like huh? just like that? Super unimpressive with the ingredients just put together. The toast was tough and poached eggs were just average. I think Refuel cafe brunch is so much better than this and at a fraction of the price $13.90 for their Full Tank. 

Did not try their coffee or other items as the main course was disappointing and not gonna spend anymore money to try and see if their other food fares well. I guess this cafe needs to have more innovative menu to attract cafe hoppers and also to focus on their quality of food to justify the hefty price tag. 

My happy face before I ate this and realise this is totally not what I anticipated… sigh.
But still grateful for bae for bringing me there – there’s always hits and misses for our cafe adventures. Sometimes, it is the company that matters. 🙂 Stay tuned for my next series of cafe adventures! 
Danceoff,
Salseralove

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