Relaxed Brunch at Fusionpolis Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar

Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar is tucked away in a corner at One North Residences shops.

I was having a job nearby and my girl friend suggested to have our lunch at a nearby cafe, Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar. The cafe was opened by an Australian, Michael Ryan, has been staying in Singapore for the past 10 years. While he craved for the real coffee and cafe experience back home, he decided to open Jimmy Monkey to bring the ultimate experience in Singapore.

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People spending their own sweet time chatting away while the kitchen works with speed to deliver the food.

Although the size of cafe is not huge, it is completed with a bar and lounge that could easily house 25-30 guests at one time. Perhaps it was a Sunday afternoon, the cafe was busy and almost every other seats are being taken up.

Smoked Salmon Spaghetti Aglio Olio. Topped with rocket leaves.

The dish looks simple and dedicated. At times, simplicity works for better than complexity. Most of the food are only cooked when order, so short waiting time is rewarded with a plate of hot spaghetti and excellent taste. The portion is adequate and leaves your stomach some room for dessert.

Ristretto. With a slice of biscuit.

Jimmy Monkey’s coffee is specially brewed using Singapore’s very first Slayer Espresso machine. The Ristretto was bold and aromatic with a very smooth tasting. Meanwhile, the coffee’s bitterness wakens and unblock my brain which lack of caffeine “power”. You may like to add some sugar if you find the taste too strong for you or maybe just goes with their desserts or premium ice cream will be a good choice as well.


Jimmy Monkey cafe is definitely a great place to spend some time chatting away with friends or your loved one on a great weekend. Price are slightly steep but justifiable on the quality and service.

Jimmy Monkey Cafe & Bar
9 One-North Gateway
#01-51 One-North Residences
Singapore 138643
Tel: +65 6777 8470

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 8.30pm
Saturday and Sunday: 8.30am to 6.00pm

Delightful Breakfast at The Marmalade Pantry in Fairways Drive

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.

The Marmalade Pantry at Fairway Drive

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
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
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

red velvet cake with coconut cream cheese frosting (By Fooding Singapore)
Red Velvet

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.

Eggs Benedict, Eggs topped with rocket leaves
Eggs Benedict

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