Today, I went on my second trip to Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove. I’m still keeping the faith that I’ll finish trying all of the cafes/restaurants at this area even though it’s highly impossible. It was definitely not easy trying to choose which eatery to enter on my first visit but I eventually got into Sabio (by the Sea).
I instantly fell in love with the decor. The main brown tones of the place was daringly matched with outbursts of colorful tables and stark red high chairs at the bar. Hanging from the high ceiling were nautical ropes and cool white structures holding light bulbs. My favorite would be the zebras and horses. I don’t know if that’s the case for most people but I find myself being intrigued by animal head decor pieces. Let’s move on to the food.
A small plate of Chorizo Picante ($9), or spicy paprika sausage, to feed hungry mouths while waiting for the highlight of the day…
I was ecstatic to see a page on the menu dedicated on the Weekend Brunch Set ($35) which they have. At $35 for a brunch set by Sentosa Cove I really felt that the price’s acceptable. The set starts off with a warm cup of cappuccino, and then the Sabio Basket of a couple of breakfast items to get your stomachs going: Croissant, chocolate croissant, yogurt and orange juice.
A selection of main courses is there to entice you and you may get spoilt for choice. They’re mostly brunch items of omelettes, toasts and cheese and an item which stood out: the 120g Grilled Ribeye. As a Singaporean I believe in going for the most value-for-money stuffs so it was a choice made in an instant. With chachouka, fried egg and grilled mushrooms to spice up flavors, the ribeye was not too beefy for brunch.
It would be perfect if the brunch set includes desserts as well but I understand how unprofitable that would be for the restaurant. Anyway, my meal ended on a high note with what could possibly be the best Churros ($11) in the country. Extremely crispy yet soft on the inside, these delectable sticks were sprinkled generously with sugar and cinnamon. Don’t forget to add the finishing touch – chocolate sauce.
The menu also claimed that the Sally Butter Caramel Lava Cake ($15) is popular so I went with it. The cake was more dense and of a harder crust compared to the usual lava cake but somehow I found it so apt to go with the thick, caramel lava flowing out of it. In fact it was certainly good but with the churros around it’s hard to get my attention of the churros.
As for now, this area is still pretty clean of people (perhaps due to its location). On one hand I really hope more would find the hidden gems here but on the other hand I’m always afraid of overrated-ness. The wonderful ambience while having quality food makes for my enjoyable meal here. So get here soon before pigeons do.
31 Ocean Way
Weekend Brunch set from 12pm – 3.30pm on Saturdays
10.30am – 3.30pm on Sundays