[SG] GRUB | relaxing cafe experience in the heart of Bishan Park

Thursday, January 15, 2015

After a tiring work week, all we want for the weekend is enjoying some peace and good food without having to hustle for it. Nestled right in the middle of the park, this was undoubtedly on our list for weekend brunch especially when we've enjoyed our visit to Whisk and Paddle for some scenic quiet brunch!

The rainy weather recently made it a perfect spot, allowing us to indulge in our brunch affair without sweating all over. There are both outdoor and indoor seating available, and thankfully when we'd reached at about 1plus, there were a few empty tables left hence we didn't have to wait at all! 

Pork Quesadilla - cheddar, mozzarella, pork ragu with jalapeño sauce | S$8/++

Appropriate portioning as an appetiser, this brought us to quite a heavy start with the cheesy pork filling. We thought the tortilla wrap could have been toasted a while more for that crisp touch.  

GRUB Breakfast Set with a coffee/tea/homemade or canned drink | S$15/++
Grilled focaccia, scrambled eggs, mushrooms, choice of chicken cheese/garlic thyme pork sausage, side salad 

Getting the basics of big breakfast sets right, it has all the components in a typical set. One peeve was that the focaccia could have been lightly toasted to complement the scrambled eggs and we preferred our scrambled eggs to be creamier and more buttery.

Crispy Fish Burger - crumbled fish fillet with remoulade | S$14/++

Unique in its presentation with a much larger fillet compared to the buns, this was plain old comfort food. It was a fond reminder of fish fingers that we used to have in our childhood days, and though we would have preferred a fresher version of fillet used, the price tag was easily justified and helps satisfy your cravings for some good ol' simple food! 

Churros with dark chocolate & tangy crème anglaise | S$9/++

If there's just one thing you want to try from Grub, this would be it. It hit all the right notes with crisp shell dusted with sugar to satisfy that sweet tooth of ours and was so good even on its own! Only drawback we felt, was the chocolate sauce that was a tad watered down and lacked the strong chocolate flavour in it. 

Outdoor Seating

Chillin' along the lake!

Overall ambience was a relaxing one, and we're pretty glad that the hype has died down, though there's still a steady crowd streaming in. At least there isn't a crazy snaking queue just for brunch. We liked that food was priced affordably and decent tasting, and it wasn't too crowded even on a weekend. Service staffs were also very attentive to our needs and knew their menu well enough to make the right recommendations, making ordering a breeze for fickle-minded people like us!

Overall Verdict: 7.5/10

510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Bishan Park
Tel: (+65) 6459 5743

P.S. Photos were taken with Nikon D810, thanks to Nikon Singapore for the loan! 

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