Simply Bread is located at Bukit Timah and specializes in breakfast and freshly baked goods. The company started as a single bakery in 1995 and has since expanded to 6 retail locations including sub brand 'Simply Sandwich' and a central kitchen, employing 56 staff.
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Try Their Famous Sticky Buns
Simply Bread has been a fixture at Guthrie House for as long as I can remember, serving up a variety of sandwiches that are made fresh to order using their rustic loaves and breads. They also sell whole loaves as well as other buns and pastries, which are hugely popular with the brunch crowd on weekends.
Simply Bread’s best-seller is their iconic Sticky Bun. This sweet roll is stuffed generously spiced sugar filling, and is served hot with a thick, glossy coating of cinnamon glaze. The dough is studded throughout with raisins, and is buttery and pillowy-soft. Be prepared to get your hands messy, or simply attack with a fork and knife. At $1.85 a pop, this delicious bun makes for a sweet, wallet-friendly afternoon treat.
If you’re there for lunch, give their roast beef and chicken sandwiches a try too. Spacious and brightly lit, Simply Bread is great place for a simple sit-down brunch. They do quick takeaways as well.
Some of the best breads
If you're ever at Simply Bread, just go for the breads. Seriously. They do sell other items, such as sets with scrambled eggs, cereal and yogurt, but these items only taste sub-par and are quite expensive.
The breads though, oh. The breads are fantastic! They are freshly baked, and you can smell that heavenly aroma once you step in. They sell loaves, sandwiches, and many other buns and pastries. The one I had, the Cinnamon Raisin Bun, was so good. Perfect amount of sweet, not too sticky, and decently sized.
The interior is clean and unpretentious. Very light and airy, and a good place to study. It is a great place to have a nice breakfast with your family and friends. Do head down!
Sticky buns are the best
I used to school near the Simply Bread at Cluny Court, and had patronized this store regularly as a student. The simplicity of baked bread brings much joy to my taste buds.
As the name does not suggest, Simply bread does not only sell a wide variety of pastries and baked loafs, they also serve breakfasts, dinners and pots of yogurt, I haven't tried the breakfast or dinners here, but I mainly patronize this shop for their bread. Their lovely bread.
My favourite item in the shop would have to be the sticky buns. They aren't too sweet, or have too much cinnamon, but they have the perfect combination of both flavours. I personally like to eat the bun a little warm, and would pop it in the microwave for a bit before I indulge in this treat. Since I've patronized this store as a student, it says a lot about the prices and affordability of the food here. And at the prices the breads are sold at, the quality is amazing.
On the constant pursuit for the best breakfast places that won't break the bank, I arrived at Cluny Court for my next endeavour. To be honest, we were supposed to brunch at Société Canteen, but as I was waiting inside for my late date (yet again), I changed my mind to venture somewhere else.
Why, you ask? The atmosphere at the Société Canteen was very, very cold and pretentious. Cold as in emotionless and without passion. No where near the Melbourne experience as promised. There were barely 3 tables occupied and no one smiled or even said hello. Everyone just looked like there was someone with a gun in the back room and they had to pretend to look normal. Absolutely stoic and I couldn't stand it in there. Oh wait, this is a review about Simply Bread, right, on to that. Ahem.
So we managed to locate this little bakery cafe on the 2nd floor of Cluny Court and decided to have brekkie here. We ordered at the counter with the very friendly staff, and sat down in the austere looking cafe. Now personally, I feel that clean, white backdrops with simple furniture is way over done in many cafes and brands who try too hard (like a certain canteen), but Simply Bread pulls it off well. You can feel the consistency in the brand image, that they are really just trying to serve you good bread and not visually rape you with their lavish, out-worldly furniture.
We ordered the French toast with bacon, Roast Beef Sandwich with mustard, Sticky buns and Scrambled Eggs. When the food arrived, I was quickly reminded why its called Simply BREAD here. Every dish had bread, even the eggs came with bread. The home made Ciabatta was really good no doubt, and goes really well with eggs in the French Toast. The combination was fluffy and light, not overly eggy and goes really well with the butter and maple syrup provided. Bacon was the crispy variety that crumbled really easily, overly crisp for my taste but I know some people like it this way. The roast beef sandwich paired really well with the mustard for a spicy punch, but after trying so many deli meats before, I'm quite sure the roast beef was just bought ready-made from a supplier. The meat was prepared and cut well though, not too thick and warmed without drying out the meat. The star again is definitely the home-made bread.
The scrambled eggs had a slight overcooked streaky texture and was not as smooth as I liked, but still decent. The cinnamon raisin sticky buns, although cold, were absolutely delightful. Light and voluminous with a lot of air from the raising yeast, yet heavy with sticky cinnamon goodness, this was a damn good bun. Highly recommend buying some home if you are in the area.
A very pleasant experience, with cafe latte and only costs $15+ per pax! Definitely worth the value.