[SG] Revisiting Selfish Gene Cafe - great brunch spot!

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Coffee art never fails to make our day while chilling over brunch (:

A rejection at the Plain Cafe as they were having some maintenance work got us visiting Selfish Gene again, just a few doors down the lane. My first visit there had left me craving for its mains as we only had the chance to try their desserts, though equally satisfied with the Banana Cake!

The Valerie ($11.80)

This was one of those on my list previously, wanting to come back for a shot. It’s pretty much won me over since I was craving for some decent eggs brunch. With creamy scrambled eggs retaining the buttery fragrance, it was a simple one done nicely. It was also even so you don’t really get problems of having some chunks of eggs here and there to spoil the consistency of the texture.

Next was a treat for those with sweet tooth! Showered with blueberry compote and cream cheese, it was a messy yet satisfying treat for my sweet cravings! I would have preferred a slightly more toasted brioche for that perfect dish, though this was good enough for our liking!

Verdict: 8.0/10

Carrot Cake ($5.80)

A supposed popular item on the menu, I’m not one who’s really appreciative of carrot cakes so I’ll take some tips from my picky companions. We loved the surprise raisins within the carrot cake, spicing up what would otherwise be another boring piece of cake. Ordinary with the fragrance of cinnamon coming through, pair it with loads of cream cheese given as its topping for some sweet indulgence! We found this a decent piece, sticking right to its basics.   

Verdict: 7.5/10

Orange Yoghurt Cake ($3)

A simple cake off its usual menu, we were just looking for one other dessert to go with our meal. It looked pretty dense but I was quite surprised to find it so light on the flavour and texture. The orange yoghurt on top simply wow-ed me as the sweetness blended in so nicely and the refreshing slight tang got me hooked! This was one simple delish that managed to impress!

Verdict: 8.5/10

Matcha Latte ($5)

Just as I was reminiscing a cuppa matcha latte like the one I’ve had in Sydney, this curbed my cravings with a warm cup of strong matcha fragrance and taste. Smooth and flavourful, it is definitely one that I’d go back for!

Verdict: 8.5/10

My second visit has left me with a better impression this time round, perhaps with several hits on my list of orders. Comfortable chilling spot, it's probably making it into my list of favourite hide-outs!

Overall Verdict: 8.0/10
40 Craig Road
Singapore 089678

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  1. the food here is definitely better than The Plain's, but the Plain's coffee is better. Go for the sandwiches, very perfect. The Breakfast Platter is quite value for money too.

    1. Yup, we've heard so much about the Plain's coffee too! shall try our luck there again soon. thanks for the suggestions, will keep that in mind for our next visit!

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    1. yup, it was quite a decent one! plus points on the big portions too!