Armed with a strong recommendation from a friend, I trotted to the unfamiliar east side for brunch today.
Nope, this is not another post about a fairly new hidden cafe furnished quirkily and only offers coffee and dessert items that you need to try the next weekend.
Overlooking the fact that you might not know you’ve arrived at your destination, Ronin, do offer pretty decent (non jap related) food but some of their…antics puzzles me, I’ll elaborate.
I’ve been missing in action for a little while, and I do apologize as I’ve been adapting to a new role in my company, that’s been keeping me busy!
A really short one this time round, to kickstart coming back, and also Wild Honey has been blogged to death. While I agree Wild Honey deserves their popularity with consistently good food, generous portions and a hell of a pretty set up, there are many many other great brunch options and with pretty decors, like Antoinette for example.
English Breakfast, $24, a heaping plate of the usual suspects with toasted brioche, spicy homemade baked beans and fried potatoes. Toast was a little over-toasted but everything else was good. I highly recommend sharing this, the portion can easily be spilt between 2 girls.
European – Eggs Benedict, $18. Could do with a little more hollandise but similar to the other dish, everything was great.
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 09:00 – 22:30, Sat – Sun: 08:00 – 22:30
When I first saw Five & Dime at the start of the year I was really excited to try it, even if it was mainly driven by my first-hand knowledge of the eatery from my eyes and not from any form of media. I miss discovering things on my own! The pretty white-washed shophouse set in quiet River Valley helped too but didn’t get the chance to visit it till recently.
First post of 2012 and I’m blogging in real time while enjoying breakfast here people! Please be proud of me =)
Plain duo of pancakes, $8. Prices have risen a little since I was last here, still as yummy, fluffy and crisp around the edges though! Don’t judge me for ordering the same things, I like these a lot! There’s a slightly heavier twinge of citrus this round, which I don’t remember used to be there, almost as if I’m eating orange pancakes.
I’m so glad I’m here before the brunch crowd kicks in. Fft is better without the rush of crowds.
Side of Scramble Eggs with cream, $4. I can smell the cream as they set it down on my table. Eggy goodness but I personally would like less cream!
I’m halfway through my meal and I’m full already, tsk. Happy 2012 everyone!
Food for Thought
8 Queen Street
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat 9am – 10pm
(Last orders from kitchen 8.50pm)
Sun 9am – 9pm
(Last orders from kitchen 7.30pm)