Off the edge of gemmill lane, so obscure it warrants a few quick checks to ensure you’re not in the wrong alley, is tucked a classy restaurant that melts seamlessly into the rest of the white brick and slanted vespas. I thought she was kidding when Nadia said it was like being back in Manhattan, but she’s right- it’s like being back in New York sans the airfare. And a thousand eight is surely a tad too much to pay, even if it is to get a good brunch.

Only the most causal disregard for the function of time, sitting there unabashedly ordering brunch at 8pm. There was no salmon on the menu, so I had scrambled eggs with fontina and chives, which Brad said was the best in singapore– best, im not sure, i go around hunting salmon not eggs, but it’s pretty good is what i am saying. Nadia had truffled egg toast (divine, it really tastes like truffle fries) and Cindy had bacon, egg and maple butter panini (also very, very droolworthy), but the one that really stole the show was the Strawberry Nutella Panini

The most amazing.. !! Strawberries and nutella toasted in only the fluffiest of panini breads, crisp yet not overdone. Definitely a must try if you’re stuffed and dont have space for anything else, or if you’re just popping by for coffee with friends. The entire place reminded me of Clarks Restaurant down at Brooklyn Heights, arguably the best place for brunch if you’re in New York- take the subway to Clark St. and cross the road from the exit with the sushi shop, it’s right in between Henry St. and Hicks St. and doles out hands down the most amazing and generous brunches with friendly service on the side. All smiles around for brunches, no doubt.

5 gemmill lane, s(069261)
+65 6225 5043
Mon to Fri: 11am – 10.30pm
Sat: 9am – 10.30pm
Sun: 9am – 9pm

On a separate note, dear little Oi has found a loving home and has apparently been re-christened Adeva after the spa bag we popped her in. Well, there was talk that Oi wasnt the most appropriate of names for a kitten…
Thank you all for spreading the word! 🙂