Luxe Sydney’s first ever overseas venture led to the birth of Luxe Singapore mid-2015. Their gorgeous interiors and contemporary Australian fare took over social media last year, and till date I have patronised the restaurant four times.
The space accentuates the vibes of a modern Australian cafe, with its white-washed walls paired with beige wooden tables and wooden floor panels. The laid-back ambience here and the fact that at any one time there would be westerners present, kind of makes you feel as though you’re somewhere overseas… away from overly humid weathers and insanely packed public transport.
Luxe offers different menus for brunch and lunch/dinner, and recently I gave their updated brunch menu a try.
If I had an ideal breakfast bowl, it would be the Quinoa and Chia Seed Pudding with Coconut Yogurt and Fresh Fruit ($16) – I’m not very much of a “chia seed pudding” kind of person, but this dish won me over. There was a contrasting mix of subtle flavours that worked well – the sourness from the passion fruit and the sweetness from the coconut yogurt. The almond flakes and passion fruit seeds gave some added crunch too.
Luxe also dishes out their own version of a Ricotta Hotcake with Berries, Exploding Candy and Maple Syrup ($20). Portion-wise, this thin slice of ricotta hotcake may be pricey but surprisingly it turned out better than expected. The hotcake was dense and moist and felt like a thick slice of crepe instead of the usual fluffy ones you’ll find. Watch out for the crunch and sizzle of exploding candy as you dig in.
The old and boring poached egg dishes like the Eggs Royale with Smoked Salmon, Hollandaise ($20) may still be served here, but they are done well above average with great presentation. What I liked about the hollandaise sauce was that it was not too buttery and rich.
For a less common poached egg dish, go for the Breakfast Bruschetta ($21) that comes with poached eggs, pesto, parmesan, rocket and roast tomato on artisan bread. Thanks to the generous amount of parmesan shavings and pesto, the bitterness of the rocket leaves got hidden well and I managed to chomp them down easily. A seemingly simple yet satisfying dish.
I think I’ve found myself a favourite cafe spot – the small round table at the back of Luxe, where natural light flows in from a transparent back door. Admittedly, prices are steep for brunch fare and their coffee is a tad bitter in my opinion. But then again you can also have champagne with breakfast here, like I did during my last visit. Because why not?
One out of my four meals here was courtesy of The Uniform SG and Luxe Singapore.
1 Keong Saik Road
Tue to Fri 11am – 12am
Sat 9.30am – 12am
Sun 9.30am – 4pm