Posts Tagged ‘brunch’

Kara Cafe & Dessert Bar now serves breakfast!

KARA Café & Dessert Bar at Bukit Timah, known for its popular Sogurt self-served frozen yogurt and iconic dishes like its Pork Belly Miso grain bowl and Matcha Berry Mochi Waffles, has just launched a breakfast menu for the first time. I was invited to Kara Cafe to sample the breakfast menu, which is available from 8am – 11.30am. My previous visit was a couple of years back when I sampled Kara Cafe’s main menu.

Kara Cafe & Dessert Bar (6)

It was a wet and windy Sunday when I made my way to Kara Cafe. To be honest, I was wondering if I should postpone my visit since the forecast was for thundery showers for the first half of January. I had intended to kill 2 birds with one stone with this journey across the island, by visiting the nearby Singapore Botanic Gardens, but that hope was washed away with the gloomy weather.

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Hei Kim Cafe – Under the radar cafe in the East?

Hei Kim Cafe has been open for over a year now but based on my Instagram feeds, I hardly see people going there. Which is a bit of a pity because there are precious few cafes in the East of Singapore. (Don’t mention those cafes in Lavender because those are almost city centre already). I’m talking about East East. Singapore cafes in the East, please email me, I will try to give a shout out to you, because friendly neighbour here wants the East to have more cafes!

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Anyway, Hei Kim Cafe scores on a few points. For one, their coffee-based drinks are pretty affordable at $4 for a cappucino, flat white, latte etc. Very few cafes in Singapore offer this pricing. The cafe is also quite spacious, the tables are not squeezed next to each other, of course this would change if the cafe was booming. Some parts of the cafe are a bit more industrial looking, some parts more retro, so this might attract the Instagram crowd. Lots of bright sunlight coming in, which is always a plus point for me. And who doesn’t love a window countertop shot. There is a piano there, which they allowed us to use, of course again may not be possible if the cafe is crowded.

And what about the food? Some hits and misses in terms of pricing and taste. If you order smartly, you might be able to keep your dish at $12 nett. Scroll down further for the food review and more pictures!

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Senso Ristorante & Bar Moët & Chandon Courtyard Brunch

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You may be familiar with Senso’s Italian Prosecco Brunch on Sundays which I blogged about some months back. In addition to this, Senso has now introduced a Moët & Chandon Brunch, to be held every quarterly. These are the special themes (later months tentative) : 

  • October 2018 – Imperial Brut (by bottle)
  • December 2018 – Ice Imperial —> 2nd December, it’s this weekend!
  • March 2019 – Imperial Brut (Magnum)
  • June 2019 – Ice Imperial 
  • September 2019 – Moet Rose
  • December 2019 – Moet Grand Vintage

The Moët & Chandon Brunch will feature a Pop-up Champagne Bar in the Courtyard, with free flow of Champagne, red & white wines and beers. If it’s too much work to visit the Champagne bar, do not fret because the waiters come by often to refill your glasses anyway. Senso’s Italian buffet of salads, antipasti, hot mains, pastas, desserts and other Italian classics will be available. And if you are in a party mood, you will like the House Music by Senso’s resident DJ Donat’. Check out this video taken during October’s Courtyard Brunch, it looks like the party atmosphere is going strong! You don’t have to sit in the courtyard though. We sat in air-conditioned comfort indoors. Smile

The next Moët & Chandon Brunch will be held on 2nd December from 11.30am to 3pm and there are but a few seats left. $108++ per person for free-flow alcohol or $68++ for no alcohol. Scroll down for some photos and a video taken at the 1st ever Moët & Chandon Brunch back in October.

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Pan Pacific Edge Restaurant Theatrical Sunday Champagne Brunch Extravaganza

A couple of weeks back, the Partner and I celebrated an early Christmas by going for a Sunday Champagne Brunch at Pan Pacific Edge Restaurant. I have never attended a Sunday Super Brunch before. I’ve always wanted to, but it’s just so expensive! In the grand scheme of things, a Sunday Super Brunch buffet (a few hotels offer this) is the most expensive buffet you will find, costing well over a hundred dollars, and sometimes nearing $200. In this case, because it was the Christmas period, and because there was UNLIMITED Champagne and cocktails, it was on the high end at $179++, per pax!

But what can I say, it was the most festive and most rambunctious event / buffet I have ever been to. And it’s longer than other buffets too at 4 hours, instead of the usual 3. But you know the 4 hours passed SO QUICKLY! There were loads of Ang Mohs out in huge groups celebrating Christmas. And when Ang Mohs + alcohol meet, it makes for a very jovial atmosphere. Many had even brought along their Christmas hats and reindeer antlers. I wanted to bring mine too but I forgot!

Pan Pacific Champagne Brunch Compilation

Scroll down for more pictures of the Champagne brunch. But first up, some pictures of Edward at his first brunch buffet! Kids under 4 dine free!

Toddler playing with utensils

Edward had a great time at Pan Pacific hotel. We were there 1 hour early to take pictures everywhere! He loves hotels because he loves running around and climbing onto the soft comfy sofas. Here’s a picture of him playing peekaboo with the utensils!

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Man-Cakes?! You have to visit LeVeL33 Craft Brewery and Restaurant to try them!

I am so smitten by these Man-Cakes that I had to just mention them upfront. Now is this creative or what? Mini pancakes served in beer mugs, with generous dollops of clotted cream. And did I mention bacon, because bacon just makes things taste better. You will laugh when ordering it, and it will be fun to eat too.

LeVeL33 - Bacon Man-Cakes (Banana, Maple, Clotted Cream) $15 (2)

Bacon Man-Cakes (Banana, Maple, Clotted Cream) $15

And I think the Man-Cakes epitomises the philosophy of LeVel33, which is to establish itself as a relaxing and fun place to dine at, especially on the weekends. There are so many items on the menu I want to try just because they sound so interesting! Btw, the person holding the beer mugs is Executive Chef Jimi Tegerdine himself. Chef Jimi has been working in the culinary world since 2001, and has had experience in numerous locations such as The Relais de Coche in South of France, Wagamama and Cho Gao in Australia. At Cho Gao, his role was to give a fresh interpretation of traditional Asian dishes from Thailand, Vietnam, India, China, Indonesia and Japan. And you will see these Asian influences again in the dishes that are served at LeVel33.

Scroll down further for our review of the recently revamped Saturday lunch menu.

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