Had brunch with Nat on Saturday morning at Spruce. It’s one of those brunch places you always hear of but never get to go to. I found out why when we got there in Nat’s car. It’s not exactly a very accessible place… or at least I think so… I’m not very familiar with Tanglin area so it’s hard to say.
We got there at about 9:15am. It was pretty early but they already had so many table reservations. A little disappointed that we couldn’t get the tables that had natural lighting. That meant I had to use my flash once again for the food shots. Sigh.
Nat’s Big Brekkie (about $18 without sparkling wine)… standard for a brunch big breakfast. Nat requested that her scrambled eggs not be too overcooked but here it was cooked to the point of being bouncy at some parts. It definitely could’ve been creamier and less firm in my opinion.
I ordered the Crab Cake Benny ($25). For that price, you’d expect something really good. The poached eggs were a bit of a letdown for me. They had a very obvious vinegar taste used in the cooking process. The yolks weren’t as velvety as I’d hoped. But at the end, the thing that won me over was the crab cake. Real crab meat… no fake stuff. Satisfyingly sweet and succulent. So, I guess the crab cake helped justify the crazy price to some degree.
Spruce did have that ambience that kinda took you out of crowded and crazy Singapore for just a few moments. Somewhat similar to the same feeling you get when you go to Rider’s Cafe. Price wise it’s a little steep and not all the items on the menu might actually be worth the splurge. It’s definitely worth a visit just to run away from things for awhile if you’re not feeling stingy.