Met up for a quick brunch with
The interior is minimalist and clean, with tables spaced far enough apart to make you feel comfortable. I liked the large glass windows and the huge outdoor patio (as large as the restaurant itself), though we didn’t sit outside because it was a stinking hot day (as usual) in Singapore and we needed air-conditioned comfort 😛 I immediately zeroed in on the coffee – we don’t get great, barista-style coffee in Shanghai. There’s only Starbucks/Coffee Bean, or there’s nothing. Very very sad. So I drink a ton of coffee in cafes the moment I’m outside of China.
We ordered a bunch of dishes to share around, but not a huge amount because none of us were feeling particularly starving. Still, the portions were decent and filling, so we were full after our brunch. We had a peek in their Cheese room, which sounded impressive but was just a litte part of the cafe partitioned off and chilled, with a few miserable looking pieces of dried-out cheese.. and it STUNK to high heavens! I know what cheese cellars smell like, but this was way worse. Very strange.. perhaps they only store blue cheese in there? I don’t know, but it made me glad we didn’t order any cheese whilst we were there 😉
It’s a great place to meet up with friends and have a lazy brunch. They really should have more of these places – both in Singapore and Shanghai!
Our little table by the window
A very delicious coffee, and some mint drink?
Three dips with assorted toast and crisps –
they gave a stack of toast, which was awesome! Filled ourselves right up 😉
Ahi tuna tartare with toasted ciabatta and avocado –
I think this was on the salty side, but love the large portion of avocado.. mmm..
Braised duck pappardelle with rosemary –
this was crazy filling, but so tasty and amazing comfort food
Burger with blue cheese, bacon and onion compote –
OMG… gooooood…. ridiculously tasty and love the wedges!
Sundae with Valrhona fudge sauce and brownie bits –
the fruity sorbet totally didn’t match the rest of the dish, but the rest was great
There’s an outdoor area too, but it was too hot to sit there