Clinton Street Baking Co: NYC brunch in SG

Sunday, 11 October 2015

No longer just for couples to do on a lazy weekend morning, brunch should be for everyone who loves a good meal to begin their mornings. Clinton Street Bakery, a brunch branch from the famed New York restaurant with the same name, finally joins the brunch scene in Singapore. Despite being quite the latecomer, we're happy that they came anyway.

Details

Area: Bugis

Country: 
Singapore

Price: 
$$

Good For: 
 Small Groups / Friends / Solo 

Accessibility: 
Approx 5-7mins walk from Bugis MRT Station

Crowded scene taken about 10.30am on a Saturday morning. Seats are limited and the eatery is small and noisy. Despite that, queues are still blocking the entrance of the eatery, in wait for empty seats. Thank goodness we went there about 8 am, as soon as it opened, hence we did not have to wait at all.

Let’s Eat!
Cafe Latte
A smooth latte to begin the meal. Plain, with no latte art form whatsoever. Some would be appreciated, though!

Sugar-cured bacon ($7)
A light hint of sweetness hits as you munch down on these crispies. A must-have here for bacon lovers.

Pancakes with warm maple butter (S$18)
We ordered the pancakes which we've heard so much about. We chose the wild blueberries as our toppings. The blueberries somehow didn't come through very well for me (flavour-wise, and I wonder why), but thank goodness the warm maple butter did.
It was smooth and was not overly sweet. It also provided a delightful flavour when added to the pancakes, which were light and fluffy. Other toppings for the pancakes include: Banana Walnut or Chocolate Chunk.

Clinton St. Omelette ($18)
Here, you can choose what you want to add within the omelette. You are given up to 2 fillings. We chose mushrooms and cheese, but the cheese flavour failed to show up but the mushrooms still tasted good with the omelette. 
Well, omelettes and mushrooms, what could go wrong? But for its price, I still wished that they'd added just enough cheese to deliver the oomph it should have. The hash browns on the side tasted lovely, while I probably wouldn't have noticed even if the toasted sourdough toast had disappeared.

And in case you were wondering... no, they do not take reservations. Just like how they roll in New York. First-come-first-serve, people, first-come-first-serve.
Do also take note that only brunch items are available if you go there anytime before 11.30am. The full menu will only be available from 11.30am onwards.

Low-Down
The best bit: The fluffy pancakes!

The worse bit: The crowded space which literally cramps one's style.

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant
Location: 31 Purvis St, Singapore 188608
Operating Hours: Mon-Sun,  8am-6pm (last orders at 5pm)
Website: http://clintonstreetbaking.sg/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/clintonstsingapore