Hubby’s breakfast #022: Sunday brunch @ Spruce

Spruce

Haven’t been posting hubby’s breakfast for a while. Of course he still eats brekkie daily, but nothing new or interesting to post.

Today’s breakfast was definitely on the atas upscale end. Having heard that Spruce is always fully booked on weekends, I made a reservation 5 days in advance for Sunday breakfast. Instructions from the other end of the phone were firm. “Please be informed that we’ll only hold your table for 15 minutes, and no changes will be allowed on that day (i.e. changes in seating arrangements or number of people).”

British Brekkie, S$17.00++

Rick stuck to his favorite breakfast choice — the British Brekkie, consisting of eggs (poached, scrambled, or sunny-side up), Cumberland sausage, baked beans, bacon, roasted mushroom, roasted tomato, and toast.

The food arrived on a platter gigantic plate. Portions were certainly hearty. Look at that foot-long sausage! I tried a bite, and it was delightfully tender, juicy, and herby. The scrambled egg was velvety smooth, while the two large slabs of toasted focaccia were addictively chewy and fluffy.

While mostly satisfied, hubby thought the sausage was too greasy, and the mushrooms too bland. He actually preferred my home-cooked English breakfast!

Eggs Benny on Corn Waffle with Leg Bacon, S$12.00++

As for me, I was struggling to finish my Eggs Benny. Don’t get me wrong, it was delicious! I especially liked the waffle with corn kernels. Loved the perfectly poached eggs too.

Much as I enjoyed it, this dish was a little too rich for me. Two eggs+hollandaise sauce (emulsion of egg yolk & butter!)+bacon+thick waffle–can you imagine trying to digest all that? I was so full I skipped lunch today!

Come to think of it, it’s actually great value, yeah?

We also had an excellent long black (S$5.00++). They serve Giancarlo, a premium coffee from Australia.

The al fresco section

We had opted for indoor seating, but the outdoor area looked comfortably breezy, with lush greenery providing much shade from the sun. As it’s the only F&B outlet in Phoenix Park, with no other retail outlets in the area, Spruce is much more tranquil than the Dempsey area. It’s definitely a great place to chill.

Spruce
320 Tanglin Road
Phoenix Park
Singapore 247980
Tel: (65) 6836 5528

URL: www.spruce.com.sg

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