Decided to have brunch at Spruce last weekend. Initial plan was some place at The Grand Stand. Maybe Omakase Burger or PasarBella, but my car was at servicing.
It was a terribly hot day. TERRIBLY HOT. This was just before the haze arrived. Anyway, we took a short bus ride down and when we arrived, the cafe was pretty packed. There were some empty tables but they were under reservation. The waitress could only seat us outside. In the heat. Great! We had such a sweaty brunch date.
Doesn’t look that hot, but it was!
Suffering in the sweltering sun. His back was actually in the sun!
Spruce Signature Burger with hand cut chips and bacon ($18 + $2 for the bacon)
He ALWAYS has burgers. And I always have an egg dish.
Mmm, look at that perfectly constructed burger. It looks extra yummy with the golden burger bun!
I had only a tiny bite of the burger because it was medium rare and I like my beef done medium well. In fact, not a big fan of beef. Still, it tasted pretty good to me. It’s good meat and doesn’t have that strong meaty taste and smell that I dislike. I love the relish and pickles that they use. That always makes a burger so much better.
The chips were nice and crisp. They weren’t oily, greasy or salty. Great fries! DJ even asked me if I could make fries like that for him.
Soft Scrambled Eggs Avruga Caviar and Smoked Salmon ($18)
I was more than pleased with the scrambled eggs. They were perfectly cooked, fluffy and a little moist. Not the mush that you get at other places. I have a thing for smoked salmon, and sour cream and salmon are the ultimate partners in crime. And who doesn’t love their caviar? Those black gems that pop in your mouth when you bite into them.
I’d definitely recommend Spruce’s weekend brunch to anyone. It is a tad bit pricey, but the food is good and their ingredients are of good quality. I’d imagine the ambience indoors would be better. Outdoors, maybe, but not in the heat! So do make a reservation beforehand! You can make reservations online or via telephone. I didn’t get to try their dessert, but they looked really good, especially their carrot cake!
Spruce @ Fire Station
260 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, Singapore 588213
Tel: 6466 5582
Mon – Fri: 11.30am – 12am
Sat, Sun & PH: 9am – 12am
Till next time,