Simple, innovative and delighting. The hipster cafe of the North, also known as Common Chefs Bistro & Café is indeed a lovely spot to gather with family and friends to have brunch with.With their new menu dishes like my favorite Wazza (Pizza + Waffles) and refreshing Tacos, it If you stay around Sembawang, be sure to check out Common Chefs!
Recently, they have come out with a new menu dishes like my favorite Wazza (Pizza + Waffles) and refreshing Tacos that would totally delight you!
Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Okonomiyaki Wazza
Ever wondered how would Osaka’s Okonomiyaki and Waffles be like when combined together?
Instead of cabbage, it was served with waffles and I found it intriguing to try it out. Okonomiyaki Wazza was actually surprisingly not bad. For someone who likes Takoyaki or Okonomiyaki, make sure to try it out!
Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Full Breakfast Wazza
But, when it comes to my favorite Wazza, I still prefer their Full Breakfast Wazza!
Good classic waffles served with crispy bacon, grilled tomatoes and hearty sunny set egg, it was indeed a full breakfast! I mean with these combinations, it can’t go wrong right?
I do hope, however, is that they offer their customers to choose either bacon or sliced sausages.
Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Rich Man
Flavourful chorizo (pork) patty and scrambled eggs, paired with mountainful drizzle of nacho cheese, it was dead sinful. I know that I will not be a Rich Man after I eat this burger, but I know that it was incredibly rich and delicious. If you are looking for something that is full of flavors, choose this!
Common Chefs Bistro & Café – Tacos
Though the menu says tacos, it was actually more like burritos. I like the combination of lime, fresh cubed tomatoes, and the seasoning, but I feel that I will like it better if it was actual tacos or crips.
If you are looking the perfect luxury Sunday weekend buffet brunch, this is it.
Located at Fullerton Pavilion, Monti is one of Marina Bay’s latest dining and lifestyle destination, offering modern Italian food, evening live band with jazz-inspired cocktails and stunning view to match. What’s even better now is that Monti has introduced their new brunch by the bay concept every Sunday with superb Italian breakfast menu.
Egg Salmon Florentine – Monti
Though it is a buffet, it is served in ala-crate style. You would have to order it and they will prepare for you immediately. Which, I find it better as the quality of the food won’t be compromised.
Egg Salmon Florentine was amazing! Served with Sour Dough Bread, Baby Spinach, Smoked Salmon and drizzled with Dill Hollandaise to top it off, you certainly won’t be disappointed with the standard here in Monti.
Egg Salmon Florentine – Monti
No brunch would be completed without eggs. Choose from poached eggs to omelet, I’m sure they will make it to perfection!
Foie Gras on Toast – Monti
Indulge yourself with the choice of Foie Gras on Toast. Try it and you will love it!
French Toast – Monti
Be delighted with their French Toast! Served with Honey Cinnamon Mascarpone Cheese, Caramelized Banana and a scatter of Fresh Berries, it was decent. However, I would very much prefer a wider range of selections for the topping. Imagine having French Toast with Caramelized Banana and Chocolate Syrup. Yum! Nevertheless, it was delish.
Risotto Live Station – Monti
Fancy for Risotto? Order their famous Truffle Risotto and be intrigued with a fancy live show. The Risotto Live Station will showcase on the finishing of your risotto in a parmesan cheese wheel in front of you and your guests.
Monti’s Famous Truffle Risotto
The risotto was very rich and creamy. Due to parmesan cheese, it was a little pungent. Which, could be good or bad depending on your taste bud. I do like it, however.
Monti’s Dessert Table
Check out Monti’s Dessert Table made in-house by their pastry chef after your hearty meal too as these desserts are also part of the buffet. I’m always excited when it comes to dessert, looking at this table makes me even more elevated.
Lemon Rosemary Tartlets
Miniature Lemon Rosemary Tartlets looks indulging and refreshing! It was quite balanced with a twist of Rosemary in the crust. Yet, I personally still prefer it to be sourer.
Rich and decadent Chocolate Cake. Served with fresh berries, they were intensely moist.
We only live once, why not drop by Monti this Sunday for that perfect moment?
Brunch Buffet Packages from 12 P.M to 3 P.M every Sunday.
Brunch Buffet only s$90++ per pax
Brunch Buffet & Non-alcoholic Drinks $120++ per pax
Brunch Buffet & Free Flow Wine $140++ per pax
Brunch Buffet & Free Flow Champagne $160++ per pax
If you are looking for a perfect weekend brunch with your family and friends, you have come the right place! Portico Host has recently launched their new brunch menu! Only available during the weekends so make sure to check it out. Not only that you get to chose an array of specialty dishes from their new menu, the place is also insta worthy!
Craving a good classic french toast? You can try out their Brioche French Thick Toast here at Portico Host. Served with their in-house Mixed Berries Comport, you really can feel that the difference between ready-made syrup and homemade style. If you ain’t a berry fan, you also could opt for Mascarpone Cheese or Maple Syrup. But in my option, I personally feel that you should give their Mixed Berries Comport a try.
I’m amazed that they are able to produce such a lovely huge and Fuffy Hotcakes and am loving it! This cake serve up to 4 people, it is really huge! I was surprised that it wasn’t dense at all, I doubt you could get such a gigantic pancake elsewhere. Definitely very Instagrammable!
Wagyu Beef Burger
If you prefer something savory, you could try out their Wagyu Beef Burger with Japanese Seaweed French Fries. I really enjoyed the french fries and Japanese seaweed seasoning!
Host Big Breakfast Pan
Want to have Big Breakfast instead? Go for their Host Big Breakfast Pan then! Their big breakfast consists of bacon, sausage, eggs, fresh tomato and herbs, mushrooms fricassee, brioche toast, and roasted potatoes. I love their roasted potatoes, even though it is so simple, it is so comforting. What a feast!
They also tried to recreate traditional taste with a modern twist with this Nonya Crepe. This dish reminds me of Nonya Kueh Dadar. Combining familiar taste like pandan and coconut cream with vanilla gelato, it is a good start. Yet, I’m not a big fan of the texture. Nevertheless, I am not a big fan of the traditional Nonya Kueh Dadar anyway.
Another worthy item to mention is their Granola. Delicious maple-sweetened Greek yogurt with crispy hearty oats, nuts, and a generous amount of fruit toppings, it is light and refreshing.
The place is very instagrammable, especially if you wanna look chic. So, make sure to wear something bold if you are going there. Who knows? You may the next fashion statement! But, do note that the new brunch menu items are only available during the weekends!
If you are traveling to Seoul, Korea and are looking for cafes to visit, here are some you must not miss!
1. O´sulloc Tea House
O´sulloc Tea House
If you are looking for Green Tea/Matcha flavors, you should totally check this place out! This cafe specializes in Green Tea and has many Green Tea drinks and desserts. I totally love their Green Tea Swiss Roll as the sponge was so soft and delicate, with a hint of Green Tea. It was filled with deliciously refreshingly Green Tea Mousse Cream.
However, I was really disappointed with their ice cream. Maybe, it was only for that day but totally mine was certainly disapproving icy. Yet, the place was very quiet and relaxing. A great place to chill out after a long busy day shopping in Myeongdong.
Nevertheless, if you are dropping by, make sure to get some of their tea products! They have really special tea leaves that you can’t find anywhere else.
Address: 12 Myeongdong 7-gil, Myeongdong 1(il)-ga, Jung-gu, 서울특별시 South Korea Phone: +82 2-774-5460 Hours: 10AM–11PM Website:http://www.osulloc.co.kr/
2. Thanks Nature Cafe
Thanks Nature Cafe
Beautiful and enchanted, this cafe host 2 cute fluffy white sheep that will sure to make you go feverishly!
Why do you still visit dog or cat cafes when you can visit a sheep cafe? Thanks Nature Cafe sells mainly waffles and drinks, so don’t come here with an empty stomach expecting for the main course! Located just around the station of Hongik University (Hongdae), you could shop around the area after spending a delightful amount of time in the cafe. Clothes here are very affordable, usually starting from 10,000 won for most of them. Most youths like to hang out here! Additionally, there are many street performances in the evening during the weekend.
If you are a Line user, you got to visit Line Friends Cafe & Store when you are here in Seoul. It is considered the largest Line store in the world. The store is 3 levels high and should definitely be considered a tourist attraction!
Here, they offer not only the cafe but a bunch of other cute Line products to browse through. You will be greeted by a huge Brown upon entering the store. But, you do have to queue if you want to take a photo with him though. The basement level holds the themed cafe. I highly recommend you to try out their really adorable macarons! Additionally, you also should roam around the area as there are many other shops there.
Retro American-style, located just around the corner of Garosu-gil just like Line Friends Store and Cafe, it offers really delicious fluffy Lobster Rolls!
There are many variations of Lobster Rolls you can find here. We got to try out a few and my favorite one was the warm Cajun Cheese Lobster Roll. The restaurant is located in the basement alongside with elevated windows and coastal decorations, it made me feel like I was having my meal inside a boat in a nearby port. They were very generous with the amount of lobster meat in their rolls and will sure to please you.
Address: 524-27 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea Phone: +82 2-6402-0904 Hours: Sunday to Thu: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 10pm Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 11pm
5. Blind Alley
A rare shot with the ever so active Raccoon at Blind Alley
Blind Alley Cafe, as its name suggest, I couldn’t find or take notice the cafe even after walking past for quite a few times! Situated along the street of Cheongpadong just before Sookmyung Women’s University, this is one unique cafe I’m certainly sure you can’t find something similar in Singapore!
WARNING: THIS ANIMAL-THEMED CAFE HAS TWO WILD RACCOONS INSIDE!
Yeap, it is a raccoon cafe! These raccoons are not kept in their cages most of the time. Hence, do expect them to crawl all over you when dining there. They do offer some refreshing smoothies, aromatic cafe latte, and some desserts. The best part is that the food was reasonably priced! Unlike some other animal-themed cafe whereby, the price of a cup of Orange Juice can be exorbitant!
Address:63-20 Cheongpadong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea Phone: +82 2-701-6075
6. 1Q84 Churros
For a quick bite, head down to 1Q84 Churros while shopping in the streets of Ewha Womans University.
You do have to wait awhile for them to prepare the Churros as it will be made to order. Warm crispy Churros with well-coated Cinnamon Sugar is so comforting, especially in the winter. I got to try out their Churros with Cream Cheese spread on it. It so delish!
Address: 196-14, Uijeongbu 1-dong, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi, Seoul, South Korea