Brunch Menu at Boufe Boutique Cafe @ Phoenix Park

If you are into the cafehopping scene, then Boufe Boutique Cafe will not be new to you. The cafe is located in a Black and White House at Phoenix Park. Going alone with the monochrome concept, both the interior and exterior of the cafe are executed in black and white as well. Hence, it is little wonder (with windows offering lots of natural lighting) that this place has also been featured in many OOTD shots on blogs and Instagram.

We visited the cafe on a weekday afternoon, hence it was relatively crowd free, as opposed to a packed dining area on a weekend. The staff was friendly and helpful as they offered suggestions on what to order.

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MEDZS’ New Breakfast Menu @ Clifford Centre (Media Tasting)

MEDZS has recently introduced a new breakfast menu at their Clifford Centre outlet, which is just 100 steps away from Raffles Place MRT Station Exit A.

The new menu consists of usual breakfast favourites like scrambled eggs with sausage to easy-to-grab sandwiches for those on the go. It is catered especially to the working crowd in the area and is available from 8-11am, from Monday to Friday.

The outlet has indoor seating as well as a semi-alfresco dining area; the latter was what we opted for because it had the best natural lighting and it was a good place to people watch.

While waiting for the rest to arrive, we enjoyed the morning breeze along with our English Breakfast Tea and Peppermint Tea ($4.90 each).

First to arrive on our table were the artisan sandwiches & baguette. We had the Olives Ciabatta with Prosciutto & Veal Paprika Lyoner Ham ($12.90), Laugen Brotchen with Pork Bierschinken & Red Cheddar Cheese ($11.90), Beef Pastrami with Rustic Baguette ($12.90) and Italian Panini Bread with Tomato Capresse & Buffalo Mozzarella ($12.90).

Out of the four sandwiches, I found the olive ciabatta the most interesting. The distinctive sweet, sour and pungent flavour of the olives enhances the soft sponginess of the bread.

This Scrambled Eggs with Chicken Sausage, Mushroom and Bacon came at an UNBELIEVABLE price of $5.90! While the eggs were slightly salty, it was very delicious and unanimously everyone’s favourite dish at the tasting.

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Toast Box: Toasting One Hundred!

UntitledToast Box celebrated its 100th store yesterday at Shaw House! What a milestone! From a single local store selling traditional Nanyang Kopi, it has come a long way and has now expanded to countries like China, Hong Kong and Thailand.

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No glamour shots here! On a side note, I am so glad to finally get a picture of the three of us (Lirong and Vivienne) after so many events together!

And now… back to the food!

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Eggs & Berries at Jurong Point (Media Tasting)

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While Eggs & Berries is not exactly a new restaurant in Singapore, I had never made a trip there prior to this because the reviews from my foodie friends were not very positive. However, I received an invite, so I thought ‘why not?’.

We were there to try ‘The Heavenly Four’ buns–Smoked Paprika & Beetroot (pink), Turmeric Curry (yellow), Spinach Pesto (green) and Charcoal Squid Ink (black). The colour of the buns are natural and take on the colour of the individual flavour.

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The interior is brightly lit and filled with colourful chairs. In fact, the lights were so blazing that my pictures were mostly blown-out.

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I ordered the Green Mountain Bee ($6.50) while waiting for the others to arrive. This avocado, bee pollen and vanilla smoothie came highly recommended. What was interesting was that there was no accompaniment of gula melaka (which is quite common in Singapore), so all you can taste is the natural creaminess and sweetness of the avocado.

The burgers were as vibrant as the interior of the restaurant. The chef made the pairing for us, but you can choose to pair one of the buns with one of the four types of patties: beef, lamb, pork or chicken.

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Lunch at { croute }

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Sis and I headed to Valley Point, which was popular with my family because we love Dozo and often had birthday celebrations there (missing it already, still cannot believe that they have closed their doors), as well as Absolute Yoga for hot yoga sessions. However, this time around, our visit was for a different reason. We went there just to try Croute.

Initially we had kept wondering where the outlet was based on the unit number but we worried for naught! The storefront is so striking that you cannot help but notice it from the entrance of the mall. Also, Croute spans two shop spaces and it is roomy.

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When we asked the staff what was good, he did not offer anything constructive, simply stating that “everything is good here.” I detest overconfidence in restaurants, unless they are able to deliver and it was not very helpful of him to make sweeping statements like that.

For your information, they have many specials which are not on their menu, so you might want to check with them before placing your order at the counter.

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