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Cafe Review: Cafe by Day, Bar by Night

Posted by May Espino on

They say you’ll never go hungry when you’re in Upper Thompson. With so many great options to choose from, this area is one of Singapore’s food and drink havens. Just when you thought you knew them all, another café has joined the line up to make your brunch choice just a little bit harder. But don’t worry, we’ve got it covered, read on for our review of the new all day dining venue offering an amazing selection of food and beverages – Birdy’s.
Birdys coffee
Located in a local neighbourhood, Birdy’s menu ranges from your good ol’ brunch menu to some hearty meals that will leave you wanting more. Not only do they offer satisfying food, but also their beverage selection is one to keep your eye on! Owners Kass and Jas, the duo behind Freehouse, have brought their a-game here with a collection of craft beers and wines sourced from all over the world. Pair this with Birdy’s head chef's beautiful menu, with his emphasis on local ingredients, and you're in for a treat. Since Jas is lactose intolerant, most of their offerings are dairy free but this doesn’t mean it’s boring! Anyone checking out this place for the first time must try the ‘Nut Butter Toast’, sourdough topped with banana, homemade cashew butter and drizzled with raw honey!  Don’t miss out the owner’s personal favourite as well – the not so average overnight oats topped with pistachios and berry compote – delicious!
Birdy's nut butter toast
It’s also very rare to see a Spirit coffee machine in Singapore and to find one on the bar here is such a delight. Jas and Kass have been regulars at Forty Hands since the beginning and so it’s no surprise they opted for a CMCR blend with intense and complex flavours of cherry and caramel notes from their coffee blend. You can also get some tips from the man behind the bar if you want to know which drink (coffee, wine or beer?) to pair with your main or sides!
Birdys Spirit coffee machine
With the ongoing trend of minimalist and an all-white design, Jas wanted to create something that uses neutral colours and whispers elegance. The use of warm tones makes it feel instantly cosy; perfect for a Sunday brunch with your girls and also a place where you can still enjoy beers with the boys!
So when you think of your next brunch or dinner destination, don't think about trekking into town anymore. Head up to Birdy’s and let them bring you quality food without the need to travel far (well if you live north at least!).
Birdy's
215F Upper Thomson Road, Singapore, 574349
Opening Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Thursday: 10am - 11pm
Tuesday: Closed
Friday: 10am - 12am
Saturday: 8am - 12am
Sunday: 8am - 4pm
Instagram: @birdysallday
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Coffee, Cake and Culture at Privé ACM

Posted by Stella Cochrane on

It has never been a better time to visit the new offering from the Privé Group at the Asian Civilisations Museum. With a vast open terrace sheltered under a sprawling tree over looking the water, can you think of a better location to while away an afternoon sipping on speciality coffee or something a little stronger?

 

If alfresco dining is not your cup of coffee then there is also the impeccably fitted out interior, styled with our tropical climate in mind it is a very breezy and open environment with clean white walls punctured with aquamarine. It makes for a relaxing and inviting environment to enjoy its all day brunch or dinner menu and they have even provided individual plug sockets at the indoor tables so any freelancers out there can enjoy the view whilst beavering away.

Now to the food, there is an emphasis on wholesome Western food with a couple of nods to the East with dishes like the seafood laksa and spicy prawn pasta. It has all the classic brunch dishes, think eggs bene, omelette your way and granola, as well as a super cool DIY sandwich bar for those looking for something a little more filling or as a take out. As it moves through the day to dinner there are offering to suit larger groups with sharing plates and mains such as burgers, red wine braised oxtail and pan-roasted seabass with caper butter sauce.

It is highly advisable to leave room for dessert as this is the star of the show here. If you approach the restaurant from the museum side you can’t help but notice all the mouth watering cakes and muffins on display in their cake cabinet – the s’mores cupcake is truly impressive! As is the sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce and the rich dark chocolate cake with peanut butter filling.

They also have an excellent weekday tea time deal when ordering any coffee or tea you can get 50% off the sliced cake, a great incentive to go and try them all!

Along side all of this there is a well rounded alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks menu with local favourites such a kopi and, of course, CMCR coffee. If you find yourself in the area between 5 - 8pm daily check out the happy hour with discounts on wine, beer and spirits.


Recommendations:

Brunch

The ultimate signature breakfast with 2 eggs any style, chicken sausage, bacon, tomato, button mushrooms, rosti and toast. Or for something a bit lighter, try the mango chia seed pudding with yogurt, almond milk and coconut.

Lunch/Dinner

Try the pan-roasted seabass or signature Bad Ass BBQ burger for something a little more filling accompanied by the deliciously refreshing Provence rosé wine. Of course leave room for a dessert of sticky date pudding with the luscious butterscotch sauce.

Privé have outlets in Marina Bay, Chijmes, the Asian Civilisation Museum and Clarke Quay. Details can be found on their website: click here

ACM Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8.30am – 10.30pm
Friday – Saturday – 8.30am – 12am
Sundays & PH: 9am – 10.30pm

Instagram: @theprivegroup

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