While I was holidaying in Singapore, I organised to meet a few friends for breakfast – bright and early on a Sunday morning!
My husband and two older boys didn’t come along, because they were checking out the Changi Museum and the Aviation Museum. YAWN. I much prefer to drink coffee with my girlfriends, and eat yummy food, thanks.
So my 4 year old and I set out for an early morning adventure.
We caught a cab to Bishan Park, at Ang Mo Kio Ave 1.
It was so pretty, serene, spacious and the “naturally constructed” creek was lovely.
Along both sides of the creek were long stretches of parks, grass, playgrounds, benches, trees and paths. It was 8:30am in the morning and the paths were full of runners, parents with kids on bikes, ladies pushing prams, people with dogs.
It was really nice to see people out and about enjoying the morning.
Well, right smack bang in the middle of the park, was this place!
A super-cool, little cafe called GRUB.
This is where I met my girlfriends.
I checked out the Grub website the night before and I really liked their whole idea and ethos – using responsibly sourced produce and natural ingredients, and creating an inspired menu with delicious wholesome food.
I was very keen to try out some yummy food.
But first – since it was 9am – I started with a REAL coffee.
The crema looked perfect. And it tasted exceptional!
I brought a scribble pad and some pens for my 4 year old, so he could doodle away while I enjoyed my breakfast.
He was very excited that he could read the name of the café, so he dedicated one of his drawings to his two favourite items this morning MUM and GRUB.
We shared a GRUB Breakfast Set – beef sausage, grilled focaccia, scrambled eggs, mushrooms and a salad (SGD $15).
Then my girlfriends started to order a whole lotta fancy schmancy food and I literally died from gastronomic happiness.
This is the Truffled Egg Cocotte – crispy parma ham and toasted facaccia (SGD $7)
It was amazing! Such simple flavours and cooked to perfection. It was my kinda dish. Seriously so yummy.
Beef & Guinness Pie, with mash and salad (SGD $12)
The pie looked daunting and possibly a bit heavy for so early in the morning. Maybe great for lunch?
But I’m glad I tasted it, because it was really delicious, fresh and full of flavour. The meat was succulent and soft in contrast to the flaky pastry, which nicely soaked up the Guinness flavour.
I took one bite, then another, and another, and then I wanted to tilt the plate up so I could slurp up the sauce haha.
(I noticed that on the menu, there was a nice selection of hand-crafted beers and ciders. This pie would have gone down nicely with a cold beer, but not at 10am in the morning!)
After chatting with my girlfriends, time seemed to stretch out into the late morning. We found ourselves a bit peckish again, so we ordered a few desserty dishes.
They serve ALL DAY desserts!
This is the Belgium Waffle with Hazelnut Gelato (SGD $8).
I love waffles and I’m a bit of a waffle connoisseur. This one was well made, had lovely texture and crispiness. Plus it was served hot with ice cream, can’t go wrong with that.
Churros, with dark chocolate, tangy crème anglaise (SGD $8)
These were lovely and crispy too. A nice sweet treat for the end of the morning.
Overall, the serves were generous, and the prices were very wallet-friendly. The menu was small, but hey, from what I tasted, it was really good wholesome food.
The place was family-frendly, relaxed and I really enjoyed the casual and modern atmosphere.
I would have loved to come back in the evening and enjoy their dinner menu. I guess I’ll have to do that next time I’m in Singapore!
It is definitely worth a visit.
510, Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
(Bishan Park 1)
Tue – Fri, 5:30pm – 10:30pm
Sat, Sun and PH, 9:00am – 2:30pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm