SACHA & SONS
Wild Honey fans rejoice—the group that brought you the scrumptious all-day breakfast offerings has launched Sacha & Sons, a New York-style delicatessen that brings authentic recipes of iconic delis from the Big Apple to our shores. Other than classic offerings like sandwiches, dill pickles, latkes, chopped liver, kugel and matzah ball soup, fans can look forward to an all-day brunch menu filled with a mouth-watering array of options. Think bagels and toast, pastrami knishes and latkes in a variety of flavours, washed down with single origin brewed coffee from Common Man Roasters as well as home-brewed sodas and hand-crafted beers. What’s more, with its homely décor evocative of the Lower East Side in the 1920s, this is as close as it gets to an authentic New York deli experience.
Sacha & Sons is located at 333 Orchard Road, #03-02 Mandarin Orchard Singapore. Visit www.sacha-deli.com.sg
- ERWIN’S GASTROBAR
After making a splash at their original MBFC branch with their hearty fare of burgers, sandwiches, salads and pastas, Erwin’s Gastrobar outlet offers up an equally delicious selection at its new Valley Point outlet. Located in the residential district of River Valley, the spacious new restaurant is the perfect venue for a weekend brunch with the family or a gathering of friends. Available from 10am to 5pm, take your pick from an extensive menu that includes ciabatta breakfast rolls, toasties, burgers, sandwiches and even a traditional English Breakfast, complemented with fresh brews, juices (and a Bloody Mary if you fancy), to kickstart your weekend.
Erwin’s Gastrobar is located at 491 River Valley Road #01-21/22/23 Valley Point. See www.erwins.com.sg
A brunch café by day and a restaurant bar by night, Rookery is the latest brainchild of former radio DJ and F&B entrepreneur Daniel Ong, who owns the successful Cupcakes empire as well as sweets shop Dulce & Sucre in Orchard Gateway. With Australian and American-inspired grub whipped up from locally-sourced ingredients as its main draw, Rookery’s location in the prime CBD area will also come in handy to execs looking for to have a power brunch with clients or to grab a beer with colleagues come evening. Highlights from its brunch menu include Spanish Chorizo Hash, Eggs Benedict, Steak and Eggs and the hearty Rookery Breakfast, which features eggs in any style complimented by crispy bacon, grilled sausages and sourdough as well as sautéed potatoes and mushrooms.
Rookery is located at Raffles Quay, #01-02A Hong Leong Building. Visit www.facebook.com/rookerysg
Fashionistas take note: you can now enjoy your food while browsing stylish threads all at once. Started by 3 friends who were inspired to take cafe hopping to another level, Boufé, a nifty combination of “Boutique Café”, allows you to sample tasty café fare while taking in styles from ohvola.com, a local fashion label. Ensconced in the serene environs of Phoenix Park, the pretty all-white café lit amply by natural light was specially designed for patrons to take selfies and ootd shots. Another highlight is Boufé’s in-house pastry room, which produces all its baked goods for guaranteed freshness, and those who want to enjoy a leisurely brunch can look forward to staples such as eggs benedict, smoked salmon crossiant, brioche French toast as well as Boufé’s Big Breakfast, which comprises a buttery croissant served with scrambled eggs, assorted sausages, streaky bacon, sautéed mushroom and fresh greens.
Boufe is located at 308 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park, #01-01. See www.boufesg.com
THE LANEWAY MARKET
Founded by Chef Christopher Tan, who used to co-own the now-defunct Joo Chiat Bakery Kreme Couture, The Laneway Market is a cool new place to chill out over great food. Bright and cheery and furnished with wooden accents, the café serves everything from casual breakfasts to dinner mains in addition to specialty coffee and in-house pastries. Tan recommends the sous vide egg and the stacked rosti for brunch. The former is a slow poached egg served in a bed of mushroom ragout with truffle oil, toast, roasted peppers, sprouts and toast with basil oil. The stacked rosti consists of smoked salmon and sour cream between 3 layers of crispy potato rosti with a side of vinaigrette dressed mesclun salad.
The Laneway Market is located at 266 Tanjong Katong Road. See www.facebook.com/thelanewaymarket
A family-run business, Queen’s Garden is a hidden gem perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and get close to nature. Located in the quaint Raintr33 Hotel, which is housed in a refurbished colonial building a stone’s throw away from the coast, you can sample modern European western cuisine with Asian fusion flavours in a verdant, tranquil setting. Other than its mouthwatering offerings and set meals on weekdays, the restaurant’s weekend brunch selections include char-grilled striploin, potato latke, wagyu beef burger and a classic old-fashioned English breakfast of streaky bacon served with eggs, mushrooms, tomato and garden greens.
Queen’s Garden is located at 33 Hendon Road. Visit www.queensgardenchangi.com