Bukit Timah is home to many expats, and also to: the most perfect scrambled eggs we’ve ever seen, $1.50 oysters, famous (and allegedly the best of the best) local food, and more.
Check out these cafes and restaurants we’re loving in this high-class residential district.
Refined European flavours match the rustic allure of this traditional rotisserie restaurant, with tried and true classics like Steak Tartar to Herb-Crusted Lamb Rack.
Come the weekend, the brunch fare warrants a revisit. We love the Shelter French Toast (pictured) – egg pan-fried French brioche topped with berry compote, and vanilla ice cream.
22 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289218
NEXT: Ristorante Da Valentino →
Chef Valentino’s pasta is somehow familiar yet fancy – classic Italian food is laced with Chef’s Valentino’s creative touch.
And when you’re adventurous enough to venture off the menu, the chefs would gladly oblige if you’d like them to actualize any special requests.
If you think you can take on more than your weight’s worth of pasta and pizza, there’s also a buffet lunch at only $45 per head.
#01-19, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
NEXT: Bakery Brera →
This almost hole-in-the-wall artisan bakery is easy to miss, but once you discover it, you’ll keep coming back.
Find freshly baked breads, pizzas, cakes, and more. We were recently here for the newly-launched cruffins (pictured) – a croissant and muffin hybrid – that was all the hype among hipster New Yorkers in the U S of A. The verdict? A must-try!
#01-05 Block 8, Empress Mall, Empress Rd, Singapore 260008
NEXT: Atlas Coffeehouse →
To think we ever foolishly claimed to be able to cook scrambled eggs – this cafe certainly put us in our place. Would you just look!
The menu reads extremely well, from healthier options like Salmon with Soba Noodles to full-fledged indulgence like the Butterscotch Banana Pancake. You know where we’ll be at brunch this weekend.
6 Duke’s Rd, Singapore 268886
NEXT: Choupinette →
It’s a bold claim, but we’re going to say it: Choupinette serves up one of the best egg brunches in town. Eggcellent. Eggsquisite. Eggstraordinary.
And before you leave, pick up a freshly baked croissant or five for an extended brunch at home.
#01-01, 607 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 269708
NEXT: Selera Rasa →
Nasi Lemak (rice cooked in coconut milk and pandan leaves accompanied by a variety of dishes) is a well-loved Singaporean classic, and for this stall (which many locals simply know as “Adam Road Nasi Lemak”) to be crowned by so many as the best in Singapore, it’s a definite must-try!
This version comes with an otah (spicy fish meat), begedil (potato patty), a deep-fried chicken wing, a fried egg, ikan bilis (deep-fried anchovies), and a fiery-sweet sambal sauce.
Adam Road Hawker Centre, 2 Adam Rd, Singapore 289876
NEXT: Bonheur Patisserie →
Our only gripe about these macarons: how could anyone bear to eat them?
If you can, good for you – these cutesy pops come in classic flavours like nutella and vanilla aside, as well as trending local favourites like Thai milk tea.
#02-06/02-K63, 200 Turf Club Rd, Singapore 287994
NEXT: Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro →
If anyone knows how to do fish, it’s the folks at Greenwood – and the seafood’s incredibly fresh, too. Choose any fish, from safer choices like fresh Atlantic cod to fish you’ve never even heard of (Mako Shark, anyone?), and have them done any way you like.
Come Tuesdays, fresh oysters go at only $1.50 each. Go crazy!
34 & 38 Greenwood Ave, Singapore 289236
NEXT: Shelter In The Woods →
By Pinky Chng, September 2016