"This little French diner’s interior resembles the cafes in France with it’s sweet furnishings and a whole wall hung with bread-filled baskets for customers to pick from." - Averlynn
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With limited food options around, my friend and I decided to try out Choupinette one day, bearing a spirit of adventure and for once, money in our wallets.
For broke students like us, Choupinette is a luxury - we don't really do brunch and our idea of it is Ya Kun half-boiled eggs, instead of Eggs Benedict from cafes which often fall far beyond our price range. This time, though, since we were already at Bukit Timah, we decided to atas it up a bit.
The decor is pleasant - lovely old-time French furnishings, coupled with the smell of bread wafting into our noses already held the promise of a wonderful ambience. (I love the smell of freshly baked bread). Besides that, the food was pretty good too (a change away from the Singaporean breakfast!) with nicely done Eggs Benedict (honestly I haven't had enough experience with them to tell what's good, but I suppose that this was at least flavourful and it was a delight watching the yolk slowly drip out). The Hollandaise sauce added to the flavour sensations exploding in our mouths.
A splurge for us, but a worthy one.
Read any review, ask anyone and they will definitely agree that Choupinette serves the best eggs benedict in Singapore. Choupinette is a tiny cafe with limited seating capacity and be prepared to wait for awhile on weekend brunches.
Their menu is simple and they offer brunch sets which comes with a main and a juice or coffee/tea. We ordered an Eggs Benedict set and a Di Di set. Di Di set is 4 slices of French Toast served with Berry Compote & Honey. The presentation of the food was really well done and I could not wait to sink my teeth into them. The french toast was so good as it was drenched in honey and berry compote. It became a little soggy and too sweet towards the end but it was still good.
The eggs benedict though, was perfect. I have never had an eggs benedict so yummy as Choupinette's. The yolk was runny and I especially loved the generous serving of ham sitting on the toasted baguette! The hollandaise sauce was rich and creamy too! Unlike most egg bens that come with muffins, I thought that the baguette went pretty well too. I polished the entire dish.
Choupinette serves cakes, pastries and breads as well. We also noticed some of the regulars buying their loafs that were displayed on the side of the cafe. Overall, it is a good brunch place to consider if you're craving for a good plate of Eggs Benedict.