I love brunches, period. More so, if they include Eggs Benedicts or have decadent breakfast sets (i.e. sausages, scrambled eggs and bacon). One of the few places that have consistently received rave reviews of their Eggs Benedicts is Choupinette, along Bukit Timah Road.
Much of the reviews are well-deserved, I’d must say. In my case, we ordered the Eggs Royale (S$21++), which essentially comes with,
- 2 Poached Eggs on Smoked Salmon on English Muffins with a drizzle of hollandaise sauce
- A Hot Drink (i.e. Coffee/Tea)
- A Glass of Juice (i.e. Orange Juice)
Eggs Royale is a variation of the classic Eggs Benedict (which is served with Ham instead of Smoked Salmon). Other variations include Eggs Florentine (served with Spinach instead) and Eggs Blackstone (served with streaky bacon).
The Eggs were poached perfectly – the yolk remained runny and when gently nudged, came oozing out and did not come out tasting like they were soaked in a vinegar bath. (Vinegar is more often than not, added to the boiling liquid to solidify the egg whites).
All said and done, Choupinette is not all brunch and breakfast, they do have quite a decent dinner menu too, serving up classic bistro favourites at decent prices. And while you’re there, don’t forget to look at the wide array of pastries and breads that they have on sale!
Reservations: Do note that Choupinette, regardless of how you look at it, is a petite sized cafe, sitting no more than 40 pax at best. Therefore, reservations are definitely recommended if you intend to drop by.
Photos taken with an Apple iPhone.
607 Bukit Timah Road,
#01-01 (At the corner, closest to Coronation Shopping Centre)
Tel: +65 6466 0613
Tue–Fri: 9am – 10pm,
Sat: 8am – 10pm,
Sun: 8am – 6pm