Elevate Your Brunch with Brunches Cafe

By Ian Lim

Stepping into Brunches Café is like walking out of a time machine. One look around, and it’s like you’re in a different time – surrounded by sights from the seventies. 

Founded nearly seven years ago and managed under the watchful eye of owner TK Teng, this cosy café, located along 96 Rangoon Road, oozes retro. It’s littered with vintage trinkets from a time long past, from Tintin comics to a functioning vinyl record player. In one corner prominently sits a Brunches icon: a Mini Cooper, refurbished into a table for four. 

“We’d see all these vintage items when we used to travel around across the years,” Mr Teng told U-Insight. “If we like them, we buy them and collect them.” 

“Then my friend suggested that we set up a café. To let people understand and know more about ‘vintage’, especially the younger generation.” 

Image Credit: Victor Lim, Amarpreet Kaur, Edmerson Low 

Of course, a café is much more than just its Instagrammability factor. Brunches offers much more than just good photo spots – in fact, you just might find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to food options. Looking to satiate your sweet tooth? Go for a sweet all-day breakfast, such as a stack of fluffy pancakes served with mixed seasonal fruits. Fancy something savoury instead? Try a fiery Aglio Olio, or slow-cooked pork belly. 

Vegetarians need not worry either, as Brunches has no shortage of vegetarian options to pick and choose from, such as vegetarian pasta in tomato sauce, or portobello mushroom fritters! 

Image Credit: Victor Lim, Amarpreet Kaur, Edmerson Low

Where taste and aesthetics really come together is with their signature high tea set, of which only 10 are sold per day. From tarts and sliders to carrot cakes and macarons, the three-tiered selection of goodies is served with one of their house blend teas. I also highly recommend a molten lava cake to end your meal on a high note – it tastes just as good as the flowing chocolate looks. 

Some may find the café’s price point steep, but not to worry! NTU students can get 15% off all purchases by flashing their matriculation card, courtesy of NTUPerks promotions. 

Regardless of whether you’re looking for a fresh new date spot, a hangout with good friends and good food, or just a solo trip for yourself and your camera, consider Brunches café as your next go-to! 

*Brunches Café is not a halal-certified establishment. 

Address: Brunches Cafe, 96 Rangoon Rd, Singapore 218381 (Nearest MRT is Farrer Park).

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