Waking up on a Sunday morning for breakfast is one of the hardest tasks that I cannot accomplish over the last three years since I started the work life. However, as a promise to my current girl friend, i own her a breakfast which I only managed to fulfill 3 weeks later. However, things don’t get that smoothly in the morning as I sank back into the bed after turning off the alarm and was late for the appointment.
The venue was not chosen at the point when we met, while I was in for Forty Hands at Tiong Bahru, she was keen in bringing in to Riders Cafe, which is steps away from Marmalade Pantry. Arriving at the Rider Cafe, it was overwhelm was people queuing outside the restaurant and we dropped the idea and went to Marmalade Pantry instead. I am just that impatient to queue for food at times, especially in the morning when the sun is bright.
Upon entering the premises, we was greeted by a Filipino waitress who show us our seats. We choose the outdoor sitting as compared to the indoor air-con atmosphere as my girl friend wanted to enjoy the sunlight and we are both smokers which makes our life easier to access the smokers’ corner.
|Outdoor sitting at Marmalade Pantry|
She wasn’t a big eater and could only managed a soup and a cupcake. Though the portion is considerable small, she couldn’t finish either of it and I will have to “assist” a bit in clearing her food.
|Field Mushroom Soup with truffled croutons|
I tried on the mushroom soup and it wasn’t really that fantastic as compared to some other restaurants. The soup was served warm and it has a faint taste of bitterness and without much fragrance of a mushroom soup. I would have fared it 2/5
Next right up was the Red Velvet cupcake. Basically I don’t fancy sweet stuff therefore i think it would be unfair for me to say that it is too sugary for the taste bud. But my girl friend loved it anyway and i will left it to her to rate this cupcake next time.
Here comes my breakfast ! Eggs Benedict. I have always liked rocket leaves though some find it hard to adapt to the slight bitterness in the veggies. Same as the mushroom soup, it was served warm, or I would say cold, didn’t really liked the way they treated the food. If you eat the eggs and hams without a tinkle of salt and pepper, the food tasted staled. I finished it quickly as the portion wasn’t that big after all. 2/5
Definitely a thumb up for the atmosphere as well as their services. However, if you are looking for a fulfilling brunch, their portion might be slightly small. The bill came up to $50 plus inclusive of 10% service tax and 7% GST. I would consider this as a fair deal for brunch.
Marmalde at the Stables
55 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286846
Reservations: +65 6467 7748
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays: 3.00pm to 11.00pm, Saturdays and Sundays: 10.00am to 11.00pm, Closed on Mondays