This was my 2nd visit to Spruce, but first visit to itâ€™s Upper Bukit Timah Firestation outlet. My 1st visit was to the Spruce at Phoenix Park near town. As usual, I decided to sit al-fresco to avoid the air-conditioning. Also, it was drizzling slightly that day, and it was just a delight to be sitting facing the Bukit Timah Nature Reserve that was shrouded in a slight haze. Living in the Eastern part of Singapore, which is bereft of Nature Reserves, I often feel, or try to feel like Iâ€™m not really in Singapore when I see so much trees!
We had gone to visit a photographer in Choa Chu Kang, and were famished by the time we got out. I didnâ€™t actually have a clue as to where to eat, but thankfully, when we drove past the Firestation, I remembered Spruce was in there and we turned in.
Eggs Benny (Corn Waffle, Back Bacon and Hollandaise Sauce) $15
The most vegetarian option as usual, this was ordered by my father. They so kindly switched the corn waffle with brioche toast, and the back bacon with slices of avocado! An extremely healthy dish, unlike what I orderedâ€¦. Love the contrast between the feta cheese and tomatoes!
Spruce Big Brekkie (eggs, Bacon, German Sausage, Roasted Tomato, Roasted Potato, Mushrooms and Foccacia Toast) $19
There are 2 big breakfasts, with the main difference being the sausage, and the potato vs the baked beans. Havenâ€™t been served a roasted potato like this before, usually it would be chips, or wedges, or cubed potatoes. The scrambled eggs definitely look way better than my 2 sunny-side-up. But you see, while I do like scrambled eggs, Iâ€™m fussy about them and if theyâ€™re not just right, I start regretting?
I found the German Sausage to be much more flavourful, albeit a little oilier than the Cumberland Sausage. The Cumberland Sausage has a milder taste, with more earthy/herby tones.
Spruce British Brekkie (Eggs, Bacon, Cumberland Sausage, Baked Beans, Roasted Tomato, Mushrooms and Foccacia Toast) $19
As I was saying in the picture above, I found the German Sausage to be better tasting than the Cumberland sausage. But it really depends on your preference. The Partner found both equally good. I would say if you like strong tastes, go for the German Sausage. The mushrooms are very tasty, and not too oily. The brioche was so so, I thought it was a bit dry, and crumbled easily.
Spruce Signature Burger $18
â€œForcedâ€ my mother to order this. Sheâ€™s always so afraid of eating meat because she thinks itâ€™s bad for health. If she were eating tons and tons of beancurd, vegetables and legumes to obtain all her essential vitamins, I wouldnâ€™t be too concerned, but itâ€™s hard to do so in a chinese diet. So I forced her to get some meat go load up on iron, protein and other goodness that meat gives.
Spruce at Firestation (Upper Bukit Timah)
260 Upper Bukit Timah Singapore, Singapore 288190
Mon: 11:30 am – 12:00 am
Fri:11:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat – Sun:9:30 am – 12:00 am
Tel : 6466 5582