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The Book Cafe

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#01-02, 20 Martin Road Seng Kee Building, Robertson Quay Singapore 239070
 
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Listing created by Averlynn Lim on June 13, 2013    

A breakfast and brunch restaurant with a great ambience to have a cup of coffee and sit down to spend the afternoon with a book. They serve a range of food from pastas to all day breakfast which are easy on the wallet. They have multi power points for customers to charge their laptops.

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Opening Hours:
Sunday to Thursday: 8:30am to 10:30pm (Last order at 10pm) Friday & Saturday: 8:30am to 12:30 midnight (Last order at midnight)
Avg Price:
$10-$20


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Hidden gem!

First time there, we overshot the place because we didn't know where it was! It's pretty well-hidden so you guys have to really keep an eagle eye out for the place! Due to the long trek from Clarke Quay MRT, my friend and I were famished by the time we reached there. It's a good thing they have all-day breakfast.

I ordered the 'big breakfast' set, which is the chipolatas and bacon, served with scrambled eggs, tomato, toast and hash brown. Yeah, it was a pretty big plate. The scrambled eggs were light and fluffy in a slightly under-cooked way, which I prefer actually. It went really well with the self-buttered toast, and the rest were pretty decent as far as it goes. Overall, a really filling meal for one. It would have been better if there were more greens to balance the set.

My friend ordered the eggs benedict with baby spinach. She really liked the touch of greens, which added colour and texture to the dish, and kind of balanced the meal a little. The eggs benedict were alot better than some other places that we tried.

The atmosphere of this place is really laid-back, I literally saw a woman kick off her shoes to settle into the sofa seats. It's a great place to chill and hang-out, whether with friends or alone with a good book. The food I had so far were above expectations and I will definitely be back to try other mains!

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(Updated: September 24, 2013)

Cosy and comfortable, with decent food

I really am quite a sucker for the usual brunch suspects like eggs benny and brioches. However, while I was deciding what I should order for brunch that day, I decided against those usuals because they honestly didn't look that appetizing....judging from the plates that were churned out from the kitchen window I was seated right next to.

Me and my friend got a muesli with greek yogurt, fresh fruits and milk that cost us about $12 after GST. It was good, but not great, and although I was patting myself on the back for the considerably healthy meal, in my head I was just bothered by how I could've recreated that myself for less than 5 bucks. It is afterall, just muesli and yogurt. It's not even a yogurt parfait.

Another of my friend got a shibuya toast with berries, which came with a scoop of vanilla ice cream decked on a thick, well-toasted french toast. It looked really good! Their cake selections looked very good as well, so if I ever do return that I'd say to go straight for just their sweets/desserts. Their pastas appeared popular as well, and you might wanna try their breakfast items only if you don't mind meh-looking benedicts.

That said, huge plus plus plus to their snug and cosy ambience, what with the numerous sofas around for you to sink into with a great book. There're also books and magazines placed around for you to browse through on a leisure afternoon. It's not called the book cafe for nothing....hahaha. I would visit this place again, definitely!

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