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For more details, please visit http://www.foodesteem.com/2015/09/spruce.html I haven't been to Spruce before, and I gave my first to the outlet at Phoenix Park after hearing the food at Tanglin fare better than at Upper Bukit Timah. Spruce is a modern American casual dining concept, and is open for lunch and dinner. From the exterior seating, it may seem like you are dining in a forest theme, where tall trees are towering the top and almost covering the entire stretch of the open sides. Gentle t
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I haven't been to Spruce before, and I gave my first to the outlet at Phoenix Park after hearing the food at Tanglin fare better than at Upper Bukit Timah.

Spruce is a modern American casual dining concept, and is open for lunch and dinner. From the exterior seating, it may seem like you are dining in a forest theme, where tall trees are towering the top and almost covering the entire stretch of the open sides.

Gentle tip from my friend who is a regular fan of Camomile Hot Tea. Get the honey instead of sugar to blend with the camomile. It makes the tea taste better, and also promote a healthier drinking method with its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties.

Bernaised Truffle Fries ($10.00). Spruce only serve normal fries during the day, but without much persuasion and knowing that we would like to have truffle fries instead, the manager is kind to accede to our special request, which is usually only served during dinner. Bernaised sauce is like an evolution of the widely-known Hollandaise sauce, where preparation is the same. This smooth and creamy sauce taste less eggy and comes with a light touch of herb. Definitely my choice now if I am able to choose.

Soft Scrambled Eggs ($18.00). Two pieces of light-toasted bread with a portion of almost well-done scrambled eggs, topped with smoked salmon and caviar.

Crab Cake Benny ($25.00), is one of four Benedict Collection in Spruce. I really have to complement on the crab cake. Lightly-fried on the outer, and came out the shredded-like crab meat when sliced.

If you are looking for normal food, where it's not just the usual toast and eggs, Pork Bolognese ($22.00) can be one of your options of the 7 items under the Savory section of the menu.

Double Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cake ($12.00). The immerse chocolate-y taste and crunchy bits is well shared among the 3 of us, and licked clean off the plate.

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Located in the ula ula area of Phoenix Park, one of the white and black houses housed this restaurant. There is both indoor and outdoor dine in area. But when I visit the place today, I could only sit outdoor as the air-con is having problem. The place is not crowded and is quite cooling and relaxing with dim lights on top.Ahi Tuna Tartar ($24++)Avocado, ciabatta, fresh tunaA tantalising platter of tuna tartare served with freshly toasted ciabatta bread and slices of fresh avocado.The tuna is li
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Located in the ula ula area of Phoenix Park, one of the white and black houses housed this restaurant. There is both indoor and outdoor dine in area. But when I visit the place today, I could only sit outdoor as the air-con is having problem. The place is not crowded and is quite cooling and relaxing with dim lights on top.

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Ahi Tuna Tartar
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Avocado, ciabatta, fresh tuna
A tantalising platter of tuna tartare served with freshly toasted ciabatta bread and slices of fresh avocado.
The tuna is light marinated and tastes quite refreshing fresh. The only letdown is that the bread is not hot.

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Clam “Chowda”
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Grilled parsley crouton & smoked paprika
Although thick and creamy, the soup is a bit too salty for me.

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Baked Ginger Date Pudding Ala Mode
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Lovely Baked Ginger Date Pudding served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The pudding is soft and moist, and balances well with the cold ice cream, thick chocolate sauce and crumbles, although I wish there is more crumble to have.

Overall the food is not bad, but priced a bit on the high side. Service is not bad, as staffs often come by to check on me.
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Full review:http://dairycream.blogspot.sg/2014/10/amex-30-licious-awesome-dining-deals-at.htmlDined through the Amex 30-licious promotion for the valuable set dinner here. The #30liciousAmex here features a House Salad, a Main and choice of beverage (coffee/tea/soft drink/in-house lemondade above) The House Salad is a class of its own , relished with truly sweet juicy tomatoes and unique champagne dressing that has a nice vinegrette tang to perk up our appetites. House Salad with choice of Champ
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Dined through the Amex 30-licious promotion for the valuable set dinner here. The #30liciousAmex here features a House Salad, a Main and choice of beverage (coffee/tea/soft drink/in-house lemondade above) The House Salad is a class of its own , relished with truly sweet juicy tomatoes and unique champagne dressing that has a nice vinegrette tang to perk up our appetites.
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House Salad with choice of Champagne/Honey Djon or Ranch Dressing
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For the mains, the pastas are really the showstoppers, because they were so confidently delivered that you thought you were dining in an authentic Italian trattorias. The Signature Prawn Pasta looked like anything, but a prawn pasta. This inventive dish born out of Spruce's first-generation American head chef to mark its opening, has been a popular mainstayer on the menu.

Luxuriously coated with spinach and zuchinni puree, the orecchiette (cat-ear) pasta is tossed with chopped sea prawns and savoury zucchini bits. Brilliantly peppered with grana padano cheese, the flavours are superior than an average basil pesto pasta; strong, garlicky without letting your fork paused for any moment. This is probably the tastiest prawn pasta I've ever had.
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The Squid Ink Pasta Carbonara is also too good to share. Being a carbonara fan, there have been many scary encounters of bad cabonaras being either too watered-down or too dry. This achieved the right consistency, though it could be less salty since there were already rewarding amounts of smoky bacon in the creamy swimming pool.
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The oven-roasted Chicken Pullet might not eclipsed the pastas in terms of richness in taste but it does have the power to win on its natural flavour. Served with rosemary velouté sauce, the effect is of simplicity rather than showiness.
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Desserts are not available as part of #30liciousAmex but if you like to have a sweet ending like me, there is a simple yet achingly fragrant Pandan Creme Brûlée. The Baked Ginger Date Pudding (below) is not too intimidatingly dense as the classic American sticky date pudding. Fluffy with undertones of ginger, the cake itself was, in fact, not sweet unless you lap it up recklessly with the Kapiti Ice Cream and chocolate toffee sauce.
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Alternatively if you prefer a course that has a dessert, head to the Firestation Outlet where its lunch promotion features a choice of drink, side salad with different menu for mains (roasted chicken/vegetarian pasta in Aglio Olio or Tomato base) and a dessert of chocolate cake. This double layer chocolate sponge inter-layered with a winning salted caramel sauce and crunchy chocolate pearls was served chilled, a pity because the smooth texture was locked up a solidified form and the sponge lost its moisture.
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Besides the food, the Phoenix Park outlet actually houses a playground, a courtyard and an alfresco area that can total accommodate nearly 200 pax. No wonder it has been a popular location for families and events such as garden theme weddings or solemnization. But all these plus points will not distract me from the fact that Spruce dishes up solidly good mains. This reality alone, is sufficient to bring me back for more.

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My last entry on Spruce was about 5 years ago and as I remember, food quality was merely average save for the beef burger. After all these years, it was time to see if things had changed.Brunch was a cheerier affair (as opposed to my initial dinner dining experience), with sunlight poring into the cafe and soft music playing in the background. Unlike 5 years ago, it didn't feel as stuffy and unwelcoming, probably due to the apparent difficulty in securing a reservation back then (I still think i
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My last entry on Spruce was about 5 years ago and as I remember, food quality was merely average save for the beef burger. After all these years, it was time to see if things had changed.

Brunch was a cheerier affair (as opposed to my initial dinner dining experience), with sunlight poring into the cafe and soft music playing in the background. Unlike 5 years ago, it didn't feel as stuffy and unwelcoming, probably due to the apparent difficulty in securing a reservation back then (I still think its a deliberate hype to get people interested in the place as the place wasn't exactly full when I dined there).

Spruce Mac & Cheese - The Mac & Cheese sported an unevenly baked top (one side was pale and the other was golden brown) coupled with a mildly creamy macaroni center. I personally liked the crunchy cheese bits but would have liked the cheese to be gooey. Overall a very average rendition.
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The Tuna Burger - I honestly wouldn't had known that the patty was made from tuna if not for the name of the burger; The tuna taste was seriously lacking. I appreciated the touch of crispiness on the surface of the patty though. An average at best burger and not something I would ever order again.
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Spruce Signature Burger - One of the main draws of Spruce, it's namesake burger. And it was as good as I remembered it to be. Well, almost. The moist patty was done medium as per my request with a nice uneven texture and a natural beefy taste. Topped with cheese, bacon lettuce and pickles (I personally like how the sourness of the pickles cuts through the semi molten cheese), it made for a great eat. Only gripe I had was the bun, which could do with more grilling and probably some butter. Oh and the fries were a little limp.

American Apple Pie Ala Mode - We were informed that the apple pie was one of the best sellers at Spruce. And it was difficult to understand why. For starters, the back crust was way too thick and lacked the oven baked taste that I personally like. Also, the apple slices were rather bland and things might have been better if raisins were thrown into the equation. Truth be told, apart from the rather generic vanilla bean ice cream, the only thing that I found palatable was the lumpy biscuit crumble that sat under the ice cream.

Brunch cost the both of us just over $81 which wasn't really that expensive per se but factor in the quality of food and the value for money factor tumbles a few notches. Honestly the only thing that I liked about Spruce was it's burger, nothing else. Service seemed to have gone down a bit over the years. Will I be back? Maybe after a long hiatus but only for the burger.

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Went to Spruce for lunch today and we ordered a Tuna Burger and Tagliatelle (pork bolognese sauce).The environment was pretty, the al fresco dining is much better than the indoors (maybe it was too chilly inside). The service was prompt and staff were friendly. But thats all it has to it, the food was not so impressive as the decor and staff.Surprising that we could request for the Tuna Burger (Tuna patty) to be cooked medium, rare or well done! Not sure how this is going to affect the taste a l
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Went to Spruce for lunch today and we ordered a Tuna Burger and Tagliatelle (pork bolognese sauce).

The environment was pretty, the al fresco dining is much better than the indoors (maybe it was too chilly inside). The service was prompt and staff were friendly. But thats all it has to it, the food was not so impressive as the decor and staff.

Surprising that we could request for the Tuna Burger (Tuna patty) to be cooked medium, rare or well done! Not sure how this is going to affect the taste a lot, but I guess we can choose how juicy we want it to be!

In the end, the Tuna Burger was so-so and the fries were nicer. But too little fries! Didn't feel that it was worth S$20.

The Tagliatelle failed to impress either. The sauce was too salty (like way too salty, had to drink a few cups of water), although it was a generous serving of minced pork.

The pasta 'noodles' were nicer, but a little too hard. It was not cooked al dente (i.e. QQ texture, springy cooked but still retains some hardness in it - wiki says cooked to the bite).

Not a lot of restaurants serve pasta al dente, so all is forgiven.

Would recommend everyone NOT to get the Tagliatelle because it does not offer much on taste.

I visited Spruce at Tanglin and Bukit Timah, both did not impress me a lot and I do not think I will be visiting Spruce any time soon.
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I heard about Spruce for sometime, so decided to head there for dinner, to try out their "wholesome and unpretentious American cuisine served with warm hospitality" as quipped from friends and Spruce's website. es, esconced in a rather inconvenient location for non-drivers, rest assured that Spruce makes it up to diners by offering a peaceful, lovely and enchanting dining ambience that makes your arduous journey well worth it.The first Main Course - the Roasted "Pullet" Chicken was served - serv
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I heard about Spruce for sometime, so decided to head there for dinner, to try out their "wholesome and unpretentious American cuisine served with warm hospitality" as quipped from friends and Spruce's website.

es, esconced in a rather inconvenient location for non-drivers, rest assured that Spruce makes it up to diners by offering a peaceful, lovely and enchanting dining ambience that makes your arduous journey well worth it.

The first Main Course - the Roasted "Pullet" Chicken was served - served with vegetables, desiree mashed potato in rosemary veloutte. The slightly charred taste of the tender, juicy chicken was lovely, the meat was smooth as well. The mashed potato was infused with the fragrance of rosemary, and the texture was milky as well.

Lastly, the Mushroom Risotto - with Porcini mushroom and truffled hen egg - one of the most delicious I've eaten, especially mixed with the sweet silkiness of the egg. The mushroom rice was absolutely flavorful, and the texture was cooked to softness without being mushy.

I understand the fuss over Spruce now, and would definitely be back for more, maybe try their famous brunches as well.

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2014-01-27 12 views
We had the Spruce Burger ($18) and it was good.Beef was succulent and tasted lovely with the homemade pickles, melted cheddar cheese, altogether plated with their chunky herbed fries. Ambience was casual, while service was excellent.Will I be back? Definitely! This place is well worth a try if you are craving some modern American cuisine, served in an equally modern rustic casual setting. Make reservations if possible.
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We had the Spruce Burger ($18) and it was good.
Beef was succulent and tasted lovely with the homemade pickles, melted cheddar cheese, altogether plated with their chunky herbed fries.

Ambience was casual, while service was excellent.

Will I be back? Definitely! This place is well worth a try if you are craving some modern American cuisine, served in an equally modern rustic casual setting.

Make reservations if possible.
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My family had our first brunch out at Spruce over at Phoenix Park, Tanglin Road, a nice step out of our usual ensemble of locations. (Chinese restaurants mainly) Phoenix Park had a pinch of the Dempsey aura, with Spruce set slightly up slope with a backdrop of luxuriant foliage. If not for the humid weather, outdoor seats would've been Australian-April-weather-perfect.InteriorThe cafe was laden with a collection of paintings that were so jaw-dropping realistic with such vibrant colours. They mad
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My family had our first brunch out at Spruce over at Phoenix Park, Tanglin Road, a nice step out of our usual ensemble of locations. (Chinese restaurants mainly) Phoenix Park had a pinch of the Dempsey aura, with Spruce set slightly up slope with a backdrop of luxuriant foliage. If not for the humid weather, outdoor seats would've been Australian-April-weather-perfect.

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The cafe was laden with a collection of paintings that were so jaw-dropping realistic with such vibrant colours. They made a whirlwind of a difference to the cafe’s interior which would otherwise be a bland (but seamlessly minimalistic) blend of white, brown and black. You know, "café colours".

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Spruce British Brekkie (S$19) - Of all the breakfast platters I have tried, the quality of ingredients in this one pleased me the most. The foccacia toast was thick and fluffy and the scrambled eggs were nicely smothered with butter. Tomatoes were roasted with the vines still attached and the bacon was soft the way I liked it.
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Cajun Prawn Benny (S$25)
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Crab Cake Benny (S$25)

The Cajun Prawn Benny & Crab Cake Benny were two less-than-usual takes on the usual Eggs Benedict and quite a divine spin too. The hefty price tag is justified with the sheer quality of their ingredients though we wish there were a bit more of it on the plate.

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American Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream (S$15) - A classic dessert stayed that classic and for good reason too. The warm apple pie was drizzled with chocolate sauce, which enhanced its sweetness whilst the vanilla ice cream balanced the flavours and cooled each bite down perfectly.
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Baked Ginger Date Pudding (S$12) - We weren't too impressed with the Date Pudding, though it looked pretty good. The Pudding lacked a perfect consistency and that left me focusing more on the vanilla ice cream that I happily doused in the sweet caramel sauce.
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Flat White (S$6) - While I fell head over heels with the coffee cup, my Flat White was decent but it didn't wow me to any point because it was a tad too acidic and not thick enough for my liking.
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Spruce Lemonade with mint (S$6)

Conclusion
The price of Spruce’s food was quite on the high end (for brunch) but that won’t stop me from returning ever again. The occasional splurge is worth it with good food in such a lovely atmosphere. They only serve brunch on weekends and public holidays, which I’m certain ensures a continuous peak period. Do make reservations if you’re planning on dining there.

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Sunday is best spent with a good brunch coupled with a laid-back and tranquil setting. Given Singapore is such a concrete jungle, it is rather rare to find a place that fits the bill. I first heard of Spruce from a colleague and decided to head over for a lazy weekend brunch with my good friend.Spruce is located at Phoenix Park, Tanglin Road where Ministry of Home Affairs and the Police Headquarters used to be. It makes me feel like I was somewhere else (out of Singapore) when I was in the resta
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Sunday is best spent with a good brunch coupled with a laid-back and tranquil setting. Given Singapore is such a concrete jungle, it is rather rare to find a place that fits the bill. I first heard of Spruce from a colleague and decided to head over for a lazy weekend brunch with my good friend.
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Spruce is located at Phoenix Park, Tanglin Road where Ministry of Home Affairs and the Police Headquarters used to be. It makes me feel like I was somewhere else (out of Singapore) when I was in the restaurant. The area is serene and you can even hear the sounds of crickets in the quiet peace. Very relaxing and makes you feel close to nature. That's what makes dining here so special.
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Corn Waffle, Back Bacon and Hollandaise Sauce. A perfect match in heaven. This would have to be my favourite dish for all that I have tried. The eggs are perfectly poached with the yolk still runny. The bacon is nicely pan fried and you can still chew the meat texture (unlike some places that serve overly fried and crispy bacon) - exactly how I like my bacon to be. The waffle is very fluffy and light and is even tasty on its own. Of course, the Hollandaise Sauce is also creamy and rich and goes perfectly well with the egg. Best way to eat this dish would be to combine all ingredients in one spoonful and chow that down. Yummy.
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A huge portion of scrambled eggs, bacon, German sausage, roasted tomato, roasted potato, mushrooms and Foccacia Toast. I'm a die hard fan of Foccacia bread so I'm extremely happy to see this being served on this big plate. The scrambled egg is a little too dry unfortunately but the sausage, bacon and mushrooms are delicious. For the eggs, you can choose scrambled, poached or sunny side up - I do appreciate these options given so you can mix and match your breakfast.
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Again, another huge portion of 2 sunny side ups, bacon, Cumberland Sausage, baked beans, roasted tomato, mushrooms and Foccacia Toast. It is pretty similar to the Big Brekkie except that the sausage is different. I like the German one better than this though because it is crunchier and juicier.
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Probably the best Mac and Cheese I've ever had. The cheese sauce is extremely wet and creamy (more like beige colour than yellow) and is very different from the usual mac and cheese that is served in sticky golden yellow cheese sauce. This is like a casserole dish where breadcrumbs are sprinkled on top and then baked in oven. I like the crispy bits on top. Thumbs up!
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Another winning dish served with mascarpone cheese and peach jam. The toast is thick, fluffy and moist on the inside. The combination of the mascarpone and jam is delicious. Perfect ending to the entire meal.

Spent just under $120 for 3 persons including beverages - we had tea, latte and fresh grapefruit juice. I love how big the portions are so when these dishes are served, our whole table is filled with a variety of lip smacking breakfast foods. Very happy brunch indeed.

Note: Advanced reservations are recommended. This place can be packed!
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This place is quite inaccessible via public transport, being located on a hilltop. But it is quite a good setting for a leisure brunch, seated at the alfresco area surrounded by the trees around the restaurant. The food here is equally just as good! Had the Big Brekkie, consisting of poached eggs, bacon, German sausages, mushrooms, Focaccia toast, roasted tomato and potato. Nothing extraordinary but everything on my plate was palatable enough. Ordered the Blueberry pancakes too and ahhh was ju
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This place is quite inaccessible via public transport, being located on a hilltop. But it is quite a good setting for a leisure brunch, seated at the alfresco area surrounded by the trees around the restaurant.
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The food here is equally just as good! Had the Big Brekkie, consisting of poached eggs, bacon, German sausages, mushrooms, Focaccia toast, roasted tomato and potato. Nothing extraordinary but everything on my plate was palatable enough. Ordered the Blueberry pancakes too and ahhh was just as good, except the pancakes were not fluffy enough ><
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Pricing is slightly steep, considering its out-of-the-place location. Service during my visit was so-so, perhaps due to the lack of staffing. But food is up to standard.
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Our orders on a nice Sunday:1) Frapuccino - Hazelnut ($9)I'm not a coffee lover, but I dun mind ang mo kopi, which is "diluted" with hazelnut, caramel etc. Here, the price of the coffee is slightly stiff, but the serving is good to share among two. =)2) Banana Hotcakes ($14)My lovely hotcakes which were so yummy! The pancake was fluffy and nicely sauced with the blueberry sauce, which tasted heavenly with the banana slices. AND, the banana slices were not just placed on the most upper slice for
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1) Frapuccino - Hazelnut ($9)

I'm not a coffee lover, but I dun mind ang mo kopi, which is "diluted" with hazelnut, caramel etc. Here, the price of the coffee is slightly stiff, but the serving is good to share among two. =)
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2) Banana Hotcakes ($14)

My lovely hotcakes which were so yummy! The pancake was fluffy and nicely sauced with the blueberry sauce, which tasted heavenly with the banana slices. AND, the banana slices were not just placed on the most upper slice for decor, they were sandwiched in between the pancakes lor. AND, the "crumbs" were not really crumbs okay, they were biscuits which added the "crunch" for the overall enjoyment of this dish. Thumbs up!
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3)Big Brekkie ($18)

The big brekkie was sumptuous which spoiled us with variety of mushroom, bacon, sausage, roasted tomato, eggs (choice of scrambled /poached / sunny side up), roasted potato & Foccacia toast. Good for people who are starving. =)

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My friends decided to treat me a meal at Spruce for my birthday. I ordered the Spruce burger (because it was a chef recommendation). However, it is way below my expectation. The burger is very average, it feels more like homemade burger instead of having the "restaurant standard". Nothing special and it cost SGD$18++. I will give a 2/5 stars for this dishAlso, If you are not driving, this place is quite inaccessible if you travel via public transport.
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My friends decided to treat me a meal at Spruce for my birthday. I ordered the Spruce burger (because it was a chef recommendation). However, it is way below my expectation. The burger is very average, it feels more like homemade burger instead of having the "restaurant standard". Nothing special and it cost SGD$18++. I will give a 2/5 stars for this dish

Also, If you are not driving, this place is quite inaccessible if you travel via public transport.
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2013-07-31 5 views
I had tried Spruce a couple of times for their breakfasts for brunch, and it was rather good; Spruce's ambience is good, although not very conveniently located. I was there some time ago and tried one of their cheaper mains - the Spruce Burger, which costs around $18. The beef patty was alright with melted cheese, was a little juicy, but overall rather average. The fries that came with it were thick cut fries which I'm not a fan of. The seasalt caramel chocolate cake was rich, but didn't have an
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I had tried Spruce a couple of times for their breakfasts for brunch, and it was rather good; Spruce's ambience is good, although not very conveniently located. I was there some time ago and tried one of their cheaper mains - the Spruce Burger, which costs around $18. The beef patty was alright with melted cheese, was a little juicy, but overall rather average. The fries that came with it were thick cut fries which I'm not a fan of. The seasalt caramel chocolate cake was rich, but didn't have any taste of seasalt caramel at all.
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2013-06-26 7 views
Spruce is a good brunch place but it usually gets too crowded on weekends, and it might get a little too noisy if you sit indoors, with constant chatter. I got the Big Brekkie this time, which consisted of poached eggs - one of it wasn't done well and was over cooked, so I was a little disappointed; the bacon was crispy and good, sausage average. The cute little roasted potatoes were fragrant but a little too dry after eating 2 pieces.
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Spruce is a good brunch place but it usually gets too crowded on weekends, and it might get a little too noisy if you sit indoors, with constant chatter. I got the Big Brekkie this time, which consisted of poached eggs - one of it wasn't done well and was over cooked, so I was a little disappointed; the bacon was crispy and good, sausage average. The cute little roasted potatoes were fragrant but a little too dry after eating 2 pieces.
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2013-05-06 6 views
It is advisable to make reservations in advance because it was very crowded on a Sunday. Located away from bustling shopping malls, it is no wonder that Spruce is a popular spot for brunch. Following the brunch hype, I came for their breakfast, which was served till 3+pm. I had the waffle eggs benny, which costs $15 (one of the cheapest mains). The poached eggs were good and runny, but waffle with corn bits was disappointing and not fluffy. Hollandaise sauce is not one of the better ones I have
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It is advisable to make reservations in advance because it was very crowded on a Sunday. Located away from bustling shopping malls, it is no wonder that Spruce is a popular spot for brunch. Following the brunch hype, I came for their breakfast, which was served till 3+pm. I had the waffle eggs benny, which costs $15 (one of the cheapest mains). The poached eggs were good and runny, but waffle with corn bits was disappointing and not fluffy. Hollandaise sauce is not one of the better ones I have tasted before. Overall average food but a good brunch spot.
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2013-04-14