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I have heard so much Yays and Nays about Wild Honey that I decided that I had to try it to form my own judgment.

Tucked at a corner of Mandarin Gallery, we had to wait for about half an hour for a table when we reached at 12pm.

I fell in love with the comfortable decor of this place. The floral mismatched couches, the dim lighting and the chill-out music made me felt really lazy on a Saturday afternoon. In fact, Wild Honey reminded me of a random breakfast place at Manhattan, where I used to go to the counter and place my order, then bring my coffee/tea over to the window area to people watch.

Food-wise, the cafe adopts this rather refreshing approach of offering breakfasts from different countries. You can choose Swiss, Japanese, Tunisian, Scandinavian etc etc depending on your mood and cravings. Refer to the full menu here. If you are unsure, there are 2 sets of Ipod Touch at the counter where you can refer to the pictures.

I had the European breakfast ($18) with a cup of Hot Chocolate. The Hot Chocolate was nothing to shout about but the European breakfast, which consisted of Eggs Benedict with field mushrooms & ham on top of brioche bread, was delicious. The egg yolk oozed out and combined with the sweet brioche, while supplemented by the texture and taste of the savory mushrooms and ham. I love it! While the portion looks tiny, the set was actually quite filling. Undoubtedly, the price is on the slightly higher side but I didn’t mind paying for the quality of the food.

The Californian breakfast ($18) consisted of scrambled eggs, tofu, herbs, peppers on ciabatta. It was apparently very good too!

Verdict:

There is something for everyone. You can go for something exotic like the Yemen or Tunisian breakfast. For the sweet tooth, there are Belgium, Canadian and Sweet Morning. Pricing is on the higher side of the spectrum, as each person spends about $27 for breakfast and hot drink. It doesn’t help that the cafe doesn’t accept reservations and waiting time could be long. Nonetheless, I had a very comfortable and relaxed breakfast experience and wouldn’t mind paying Wild Honey another visit.

I bet some of you might ask if I prefer Spruce or Wild Honey. If I have the luxury of time and transport, I would go to Spruce anytime for its quieter location and more affordable offerings. Wild Honey, on the other hand, provide a homely respite from the crazy shopping or errand-running at Orchard.

Wild Honey
333A Orchard Road
#03-02 Mandarin Gallery
Tel: +65 6235 3900

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You know at Sex and the City, the 4 friends will gather for Sunday brunch to update each other about what’s going on? It’s the casual place that requires no dressing up and no pretence. And if you’ve noticed, all the very important conversations in the show usually appear at brunch!

Back in Singapore, if you yearn to experience brunch like the regular New Yorkers (as seen on SATC), go to Hatched – a newly opened all-day breakfast restaurant.

Located at Evans Lodge, the newly opened all-day breakfast place resembles a cozy tuck shop complete with wooden furnishing and chalkboard! Unassuming and unpretentious. And since Evans Lodge is a laid-back area, no dressing up is required! There is a great selection of food from the “2010 Catalogue of Eggs” (menu), so you will not go hungry after all the talking. All checked, great place for brunch.

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PBJ (Peanut Butter and Jelly)

It’s so hard to find a place that sells PBJ here! I don’t understand why not many places sell PB&J sandwiches in Singapore since it’s so easy to prepare. Hatched’s version uses thick wholemeal bread slices. The jam had generous berry bits for texture but I think we could do better with more peanut butter. Somehow, this didn’t feel the same as the Peanut Butter and Jelly Bagel that I had at the cafe along 17th street at NYC.

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The Sleepover – $12 with Hatched special (grilled bananas and bacon strips between Brioche French toasts)

The portion looks humble but it was really filling! Love the combination of grilled bananas and bacon. You could go without the maple syrup if you do not want your toasts to be too sweet. The Sleepover was tasty and not too oily – I expected French toasts and bacon to be a bit greasy but thankfully, this was not.

Hatched
26 Evans Road #01-06 Evans Lodge
Singapore, 259367

Tel: 67350012/13

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