For most cafe-hoppers, the sound of brunch will make you go weak in your knees. And that’s the reason why we are all so willing to sacrifice our weekends to travel for the brunch menu in all parts of Singapore.
When the cafe scene wasn’t as bustling as it is now, what used to excite us, are the McDonald’s hotcakes and big breakfasts. But the harsh truth is, step aside hotcakes, it is the time of Eggs Benedict, Pancakes and French Toast today. I am a HUGE fan of brunch menus, and in particular, the French Toast! Don’t we all love the thick, fluffy, eggy brioche toast, drizzled with honey, and topped with a variety of ingredients that makes each unique to its own taste? Ah, that sweet-savory combination.
I have picked out 6 of my favorite places to go to for your french toast fix! I can’t seem to be able to rank them, because all of them tastes so GOOD to me!
Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast ($14 nett). This is what I call a beautiful mess. Thick and fluffy brioche french toast, stuffed with peanut butter and raspberry jam, accompanied with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream, and finally finished off with mixed berries compote.
What a delectable combination. Sweet, savory, acidic, warm, then cold. Trust me when I say it feels like a party on your palates, once you pop a mixture of these into your mouth. There was blood shed between the boy and I, fighting for the last piece of toast. It IS that yummy!
17 Jalan Pinang
2) One Man Coffee
Brioche French Toast ($10 nett): They offer 2 types of french toasts, one with homemade berry jam, while the one that I ordered, consisted of Caramelized Banana, Salted Caramel and Fresh Cream!
Look at this fluffy goodness. The star of this dish was definitely the salted caramel smear. Salted Caramel and fluffy brioche are 2 of the things I love, and this dish did justice to my favorite foods.
One Man Coffee
215R Upper Thomson Road
3. The Lokal
French Toast with Sauteed apples, raisins, bacon and maple cream ($15) Besides their amazingly delish BANANA BREAD and the best Sticky Date Pudding ever, I tried The Lokal’s french toast on my second visit. Boy, was I blown away! This has a character on its own because, unlike its counterparts, it has both the sweet and savory components in a dish, which complemented each other so well. I especially loved how the bacon tasted just like bakkwa!
136 Neil Rd
Brioche French Toast ($14.50). Served with Braised Apple, Bacon, hazelnut butter and syrup. I think the winning combination to any french toast, is braised apples with brioche toast, and maple syrup. The hazelnut butter used in here also made the brioche toast more fragrant and enjoyable. Remember to get a cuppa Wicked Mocha along with your French toast when you’re there!
17 Hongkong St
5) Jimmy Monkey Cafe and Bar
Brioche French Toast with 5 spices and figs ($17) One of the most expensive french taosts I’ve ever came across. I enjoyed this because the combination was more unique than the others with 5 spices and figs. Besides the toast was well-drenched with syrup, which went very well with the figs. Quite an experience. Besides, the ambience is pretty quiet and relaxing too! Great place to get some work done!
Jimmy Monkey Cafe and Bar
9 One-north Gateway
One-north residences, #01-51
6. The Missing Pan The most unique French Toast of ALL TIME goes to, The Missing Pan’s French Toast ($19).But this is not your usual Brioche French Toast topped with fruits and maple drizzle. There is a surprise in there. Chunks of chicken and spinach. Pretty much reminds me of a Pau. I wasn’t exactly too impressed with the chicken previously, but it’s on the list because, it’s not often you get to see such an innovative dish! Besides, I loved the fried balls of bananas. YUM.
The Missing Pan
619D Bukit Timah Road
I’ve picked these 6 out of all the French Toasts I’ve tried, because they were the best or the more unique ones I’ve had. I will be aiming to produce a list every fornight, so, stay tuned! Leave a comment to share your favorite french toast places and tell me what lists are you looking forward to read!