The first global outpost of the famous New York institution, Singapore’s Clinton Street Baking Company is like a cleaned-up, swisher version of the slightly weathered original that, over almost three decades, has won ceaseless crowds over with its comforting brunch options and charming East Village bonhomie. Already a popular favourite amongst in-the-know brunch crowds here, the Singapore outlet at quiet Purvis Street offers an understated variation of the bustling New York experience.
All the classics from its savoury-sweet Southern-style brunch menu are here in Singapore: crispy-skinned and tender Buttermilk Fried Chicken served on maple-kissed waffles, and fluffy hotcakes slicked with warm maple butter then paired with your choice of tangy blueberry compote, chocolate chunks, or banana walnut.
What’s brunch without some eggy indulgence? Other New York staples include the ubiquitous Eggs Benedict, here served over a crumbly Southern buttermilk biscuit, and hearty Huevos Rancheros – fried eggs in a party of Mexican beans, guacamole, sour cream, and tomato salsa, all topped with a heap of Monterey Jack, then broiled to cheesy perfection. The unspoken crowning glory here is the brunch cocktails you can get round the clock for that real “Sex and the City” touch of weekend revelry; Mimosas, Bellinis and Whisky Sours paired with your carby breakfast keep Brunch O’ Clock going before you sensibly sober up with a bracing black coffee and hit the town. (Nov 2016)