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Holland Village 38 Lorong Mambong Singapore 277694
 
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Breko Cafe with its unique cosy spots in its interior, provides you with a stress-free, comfort and relaxed atmosphere.

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The tyranny of choice

You are spoiled for choice when you look at the Breko Cafe menu. When you can’t agree on what to eat at Holland Village, go to Breko because there’s something for everybody.

However, nothing on their menu is particularly outstanding, although their burgers are a big draw, which come with criss cross fries and waffles are popular. Look out for their one-for-one beer promotions to complement your meal.

The alfresco dining at Breko is great for a cool evening, and you can hide in the loft area on hot days. The mezzanine loft can get noisy though, as the noise bounces around the enclosed space.

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Most photogenic pancakes

Breko Café is one of the less known cafes in Holland Village, and many do not know of the super delicious Caramel Banana Pancakes they sell. It is almost as if the pancakes are so good that everyone tries to keep it a secret.

I’m not usually a fan of bananas, but Breko Café incorporated the fruit extremely well into their pancake dish, soaking it with caramel. The fluffy layers of pancakes are stacked neatly on top of each other, lined with slices of banana, coated with caramel, and topped off with a scoop of caramel ice cream. The whole dish is dusted with icing powder, giving a very magical and fairy-like look. It can’t get any more Insta-worthy than this!

The pancakes are warm and moist, complemented with the cold and refreshing ice cream. I was also given a bottle of maple syrup to drizzle over the pancakes. The other dishes at Breko Café are worth trying too, such as the breakfast platter. Although the scrambled eggs were a little too heavy and thick for my liking, the juicy and fat sausage totally made up for it.

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(Updated: August 12, 2013)

great place to relax

I went by Breko Cafe on a rainy afternoon and was really glad to have stopped by as the ambience was really good for sitting around. I have heard that it was famous for its breakfast menu, but it was way past the hour, so my friend and I ordered a rack of ribs to share along with a few sides. The ribs weren't too good as it tasted bland - the flavour of the sauce did not seem to infuse into meat.

It was probably not marinated long enough, although the meat was tender and separated easily from the bone. I would highly recommend the sauteed mushrooms however, which may sound easy to cook, but these here have a special taste which can't be described. My friend also really liked their milkshake which was really creamy and smooth, and not full of ice like most others.

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Sauted portobello mushrooms
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Yes
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No fuss cafe

A place that brings back fond memories. This is one of my favorite hangouts during my uni days. My friends and I always gather here on weekends and school holidays. We like to laze around the sofa area on the second level. Each of us will order a drink, some finger food and talk for hours. Our favorites are potato wedges with cheese and portabello mushrooms. There is also a tv where you can catch football matches. However the sofa area is pretty small and normally packed on the weekends.

Overall this is a no fuss cafe serving affordable drinks (daily happy hour and one for one) and food. A convenient place to catch up with friends after work.

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25
Branch Location:
Holland Village
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Sunday Morning Breakfast Place

Every time I eat out at Breko's, the subtle, lazy atmosphere that the restaurant artfully creates never fails to lure me into spending more time there than I had intended. This food place has got two things right in terms of decor and feel: space and time. Everything seems in the right place, and everything happens at the right time. Even if the food doesn't arrive within the 5 minutes you're used to at a Kopitiam- you don't really mind, because the couch is comfortable and the game is conveniently on the TV.

The food itself is very reasonable in terms of portions and taste for the price you pay. Yes, they serve burgers and fries- but it's more "gourmet" than fast food. I loved the Dory Fillet, Chicken Steak Burgers and of course, the Portobello Mushrooms. If you're eating at Breko's, you must also try their breakfast sets and if it's late at night and you're just in to watch the game, grab a few beers and an appetizer.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Portobello Mushrooms
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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None too bad, by my books.

This place has long survived the ever-evolving scene of Holland V, a constant among the flurry of change.

Over the years, Breko has constantly upgraded and renewed its menu, and is a perfect place for an inexpensive hang out with friends. They have happy hour daily, and with finger food as well as mains and entrees readily available on the menu, it's all you need for a happy meal.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the place serves up fantastic food, but it's decent and generously sized enough to guarantee you a satisfying meal. The food is western styled and you usually get to choose two side dishes with your mains. I usually go for the Dory Fish for my main, and take the bacon and spring onion mash for my sides. The spring onion and bacon adds another dimension to taste, but as they make a new batch everyday, the chef might tend to go a little heavy on the spring onion at times, which kills it for me.

All-in-all, I'd say this would be a good place to catch up with a group of friends, where the menu is extensive enough to satisfy even the most picky of eaters - unless they really hate western food, of course.

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Average Spent Per Person:
20
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
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Great place to chill!

Brekos, located at Holland Village, is always one of my top choices for a chill night with friends or a late dinner. The portions of food are huge by my standards, and is your average western food - burgers, steaks and the works.
The atmosphere is what draws us back in. From the outside looking in, the cafe looks like the usual ones you would find. The 2nd level seating is more inviting and closed-off from the hustle and bustle of Holland Village, especially on the weekends, making it a great place if you're looking for a quiet night on a weekend to hang out with friends.

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15
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Overrated

A nice brunch place at Holland V as long as you don’t wake up too late for the breakfast. It’s located along the same chic street as EWF and the bars and the lively atmosphere is definitely there, but if you head for breakfast/brunch it is much slower going. Since the few times I went there I was always too late for breakfast. I tried their fish and chips of lunch. The portions are rather filling, and a bit on the heavy side. Personally it’s nothing spectacular, just a convenient brunch place at Holland V for a casual meet up with friends. The upside is that it is pretty laidback but I do believe there are better brunch places and cute cafes popping up all over Singapore recently.

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Underrated

Breko Café is a small establishment just beside Everything with Fries at Holland Village. At first sight, the café looks welcoming with its warm lights and wooden seats, and there are almost always staff members at the café front to greet customers.

The interior of Breko is similar to the initial impression of the establishment — cozy, warm and inviting. There is a second level with sofa seats, which is always the seating I opt for. Food prices around here are similar to Swensen’s, and portions are slightly above average sized. The prices of the drinks are justified by the size of the glasses, and yes they are mostly yummy.

On my most recent visit, the portions for the sides of the main courses seem to have shrunk — bad move Breko! The pork rinds my friend had were fantastic at first bite, then slowly, each bite was replaced with a sickening after taste and before we knew it, the 2 of us couldn’t finish the dish. The sirloin steak I had was too thick cut for my liking, even Aston’s tasted a lot better. The burgers are safe choices; I enjoyed mine on past visits very much.

Service can get tardy when the café is filled to the brim, but overall Breko is a relatively underrated place to chill.

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