The Bakery Chef

A casual meet up to explore this place in the hood

we ordered to share (ok i had the waffle to myself but couldn’t finish)

so we ordered to share

Chocolate Guanaja

Chocolate Guanaja

latte

latte

Red Velvet Waffle

Red Velvet Waffle

de constructed

de constructed

Verdict: 2/3 of us will return. 

Coffee: Impressive latte art! My friends had a whale and a bear latte art drawn on their coffees. Taste wise was really ok if you like your after taste to not be so acidic.

Cake: consistent texture.
sweet level: 4/5

Waffle: This was something new that kinda worked. the whitish part is cream cheese, not normal cream.Nonetheless, it was quite solid the waffle, probably due to the chocolate inside. If you like your waffles to have a slightly heavier consistency, I would recommend this one. Crispiness was not compromised even though the mixture was towards the heavy side. 🙂
Just a thought:
1) I think they could try to infuse the cream cheese into the waffle , as I bit into it, there was chocolate inside the waffle, so instead of chocolate, i think if they did it with the cream cheese instead and continued to drizzle the chocolate sauce on the outside, it would have been quite a pleasant surprise.
2) come up with a cream cheese ice-cream equivalent if the above mentioned menthol of infusing the cream cheese is too much of a hassle. Chocolate ice-cream was too much for me.

sweet level: 4/5

Looking forward to return and try the other desserts 🙂

Note* : If i had to measure sweetness level through a cup of milo drink, imagine when making a cup of milo:
Sweet Level (1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest) 

  1. Not at all sweet ( = 1tbsp of milo)
  2. Subtle sweet ( = 1.5 tbsp of milo)
  3. Generally Sweet ( = 2 tbsp of milo + 1 tbsp of condensed milk)
  4. Just nice (= 2 tbsp of milo + 1 tbsp of condensed milk + 1 tbsp of sugar) 
  5. Too much (= milo (9 tbsp of milo+ 2tbsp of condensed mik and sugar))

Damage: $15-$18 per pax

The Bakery Chef
Blk 161 Bukit Merah Central
Singapore 150161
Operating from:  10am-9pm (Fri- Mon),
10am – 7pm (Tues & Thurs)

Symmetry Cafe

Been wanting to post about this place

Its one of those places where you read a lot of reviews about but just don’t know if it did live up to the reviews ..

for starters, the ambience is nice ..

from the outside

from the outside

So we ordered:

Passion Fruit Tea

Passion Fruit Tea

Pink Grapefruit soda

Pink Grapefruit soda

Latte

Latte

Hot Mocha

Hot Mocha

truffle fries

truffle fries

Big Breakfast : 2 Eggs of choice, maple-glazed bacon, chicken sausage, sauté mushroom, mesclun, jam & toast

Big Breakfast : 2 Eggs of choice, maple-glazed bacon, chicken sausage, sauté mushroom, mesclun, jam & toast

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Flan: berkshire pork, saute mushroom, egg, soubise sauce, cream, pommery mustard

Flan: berkshire pork, saute mushroom, egg, soubise sauce, cream, pommery mustard

 

Verdict: 2.5/4 of us will return.

1. Be prepared to queue quite a while if you don’t reserve beforehand!  – though i must say we managed to get our seats without reservation quite fast .. perhaps 1/2 hr wait? we met with the lunch crowd

2. I really liked the Flan , it was something different from the usual brunch affair. The pork was thoroughly braised and so soft that it just melts in your mouth. For mustard/dijon lovers like me, i couldn’t really taste the mustard, and the texture of the sauce tasted like there was mashed potatoes mixed in. Not that that was a bad thing altogether, but just quite a different taste : I was pleasantly surprised.

3. The hollandaise for the Eggs Benedict was not as sharp as I expected it to be,  and pretty minimal. The rest were pretty normal, though I must command their creativity in presenting Jam and Butter : They merged the two and what you got was a pink slab of butter -> sweet and salty at the same time! saves the hassle for lazy spreaders. 🙂

4. If you are a fan of toby estate’s coffee, you would enjoy the mocha and latte at this place. I must say the mocha is pretty decent

Damage: $30 ish per pax 

Symmetry Cafe
9 Jalan Kubor
#01-01
Singapore 199206

The Providore Cafe

was looking around for a central place to catch up

always walked past this but didn’t go in to have a look

Latte

Latte

BREAKFAST BLT: GRILLED BACON & PROVOLONE CHEESE ON CIABATTA BREAD WITH ROASTED TOMATOES, FRESH AVOCADO, ROCKET & GARLIC AIOLI

Breakfast BLT: Grilled Bacon and Provolone Cheese on Ciabatta Bread with Roasted Tomatoes, Fresh Avacado, Rocket and Garlic Aioli

EGG BENEDICT: POACHED EGGS ON TOASTED BRIOCHE WITH WILTED SPINACH, COOKED HAM & HOLLANDAISE

Egg Benedict: Poached Eggs on Toasted Brioche with Wilted Spinach, Cooked Ham and Hollandaise

Mushrooms side

Mushrooms side

RICOTTA PANCAKES WITH CARAMELISED BANANA, CANDIED WALNUTS AND PROVIDORE YELLOWBOX HONEY

Ricotta Pancakes: with Caramelised Banana, Candied walnuts and Providore Yellowbox Honey

 

Verdict: 3/3 of us will not return.
The Pancakes were the light and fluffy ones .. I personally like the thick and heavy ones .. but it was ok ..
Eggs Benedict was quite ok  .. sauce was too sharp
BLT was quite average

 

The Providore Mandarin Gallery
#02-05, Mandarin Gallery
333A Orchard Rd,
Singapore 238897

Letoile Cafe

Decided to check out this place with my sister

A very nice place indeed to chillax

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Interesting Cups

Interesting Cups

Back of the cups

Back of the cups

Latte

Latte

Big Breakfast: Toast, Potato, Chicken Sausage, Omelette, bacon, mushrooms and salad

Big Breakfast: Toast, Potato, Chicken Sausage, Omelette, bacon, mushrooms and salad

Verdict: 1/2 of us will return.
Honestly the food was just mediocre. Coffee was average. But I guess for the price, its quite the bang for the buck. They do serve quite a bit of local fusion items as well…
We decided we would only come back if we want to chillax over a good book or just people watch/ relax and catch up .. but nope not for the food.

Letoile Cafe
160 Owen Rd,
Singapore 218953

Ronin

Decided to check out this place

A hidden gem around the corner!
Becareful if you walk past it, you might just end up missing it :p

Scrambled Eggs with Home Made Sour Dough (+) Portobello Mushrooms and (+) Pork Sausage

Scrambled Eggs with Home Made Sour Dough (+) Portobello Mushrooms and (+) Pork Sausage

Hot and Cold Wicked (Mint Mocha)

Hot and Cold Wicked (Mint Mocha)

Dirty Ronin Sandwhich (Spicy Italian Sauage and Egg in Ciabatta bread)

Dirty Ronin Sandwich (Spicy Italian Sausage and Egg in Ciabatta bread)

 

Verdict: 2/3 of us will return.

1) Scrambled Eggs were fluffy yet moist and ‘thick’ (does sound weird that both adjectives are placed together)
2) wicked drink -> hmm personally for me, abit too much of the peppermint taste that I can’t taste the balance of the choc and latte
3) Dirty Ronin -> well.. it does look simple and something that you can make at home, but what was the difference was the bread. My friend liked it much

Service here is one of the kind -> no menus and the waitress will come by your table and recite the whole menu for you. We were waving for the attention of one of them, when she missed us and got reprimanded in front of us by her boss. They take service here very seriously and really make the effort to please every customer.

** it does get crowded lunch time/ 2-ish … adding on that the place is pretty small and narrow.. fyi

Ronin
17 Hong Kong Street
Singapore 059660

 

Eggs & Berries

Wanted a little change of environment
decided to go on to explore the west side  🙂

It was too hot so we decided on this place

Italia Eggs Benedict Doppie

Italia Eggs Benedict Doppie

Avacado Shake

Avocado Shake

Blue Berry Shake

Blue Berry Shake

Griiled Chicken Tigh

Grilled Chicken Tigh

 

Verdict : 05/2 of us will return.
1) the drinks : was just horrible.  Although the colour on the surface looked like it was really rich, the milk was more overpowering than the actual fruit itself.
2) Mains were slightly ordinary. It was good but not so much a definitely die I want to come back IMMEDIATELY .

Eggs and Berries
3 Gateway Drive
#02-06 Westgate Mall
Singapore 608532

The Bravery

You could miss this place by a bit if you didn’t catch hold of the door.
Another hidden find around 🙂

The Bravery  🙂

Just a look around

Just a look around

Pan Cakes Stack with Ricotta Cheese, Honey and Crushed Pistachio

Pan Cakes Stack with Ricotta Cheese, Honey and Crushed Pistachio

Brave Begedil : Poached Eggs with Turkey Bacon and avacado on a corned beef hash

Brave Begedil : Poached Eggs with Turkey Bacon and avacado on a corned beef hash

Iced Mocha vs Iced Chocolate ( Which one is which?)

Iced Mocha vs Iced Chocolate ( Which one is which?)

Verdict: 2/2 of us will return.

We enjoyed every aspect of it.
Ambiance: was very chic, minimalist, artsy and interesting displays
Food: The stack, although looked like it was drowned in honey, but as I was working through it, it was really one of those fluffy and light kind of pancakes 🙂
Brave Begedil was something really interesting as well. The hash was not too saltish, and the eggs were poached really well? 1/2 runny and 1/2 molten.  Thoroughly enjoyed.
Drinks were good.  Iced Mocha was slightly sweet for my liking.

The Bravery
66 Horne Road
Singapore 209000
*closed on Tuesdays!