Symmetry

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Skinny Latte ($5.80, I think) – Latte was served with a cute little biscuit that was yummy! All lattes should be accompanied by cute homemade biscuit men.

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Big Breakfast ($24) – This was literally a BIG breakfast. It came with everything you’d wanna eat at breakfast – eggs, bacon, sausage, toast, hashbrown, tomato… I thought the most unique part of this dish was the fruit butter. I think it’s a mix of butter and jam/fruit, which is refrigerated and then serve as spread for the toast, trés intelligent!

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Flan ($23) – This was absolutely delicious. The waitress recommended it to me and I did not regret ordering it at all. It’s two huge chunks of pork cheek confit served in a very thin wafer like “tart shell” with sauteed mushrooms, a poached egg and a mixture of onions, cream and pommery mustard. The pork was perfectly cooked and it paired so well with the rest of the components. I don’t usually like mushrooms but this was so good, I ate them all together anyway. I wished they’d call it something else though, “Flan” is too simple and non-explanatory a name for such an amazing dish.

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Espresso Semifreddo (approx. $14) – Semi-frozen milk pudding sitting on puffed rice. This wasn’t too sweet at all and was light enough to end off our meal on a sweet note without leaving us feeling like elephants.

Overall my experience at Symmetry was positive, especially since the food was amazing and the service wasn’t bad. I was blessed to have gotten a table at 12pm on Saturday even though I didn’t make a prior reservation. It did, however, get quite packed so if you’re thinking about visiting Symmetry, it might be a good idea to make a reservation. Also, I would say Symmetry is on  the slightly higher price range.

Penny University

This is a pretty little cafe in the East Coast, not sure if there’re many others like this around there, and so it’s definitely a gem for all those who stay in the East. It serves coffee and desserts, as well as breakfast and sandwiches, and is an all round nice place to chill – I spent more than 3 hours there with Evie, and saw many others who were working there with their laptops.

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Honey-infused Greek Yogurt with Granola & Dried Fruit Topping ($6) – The yogurt with granola was nice. Yogurt wasn’t too sour, which is the way I like it, but I did wish I had slightly more granola topping. I thought it was a decent portion for its price, but then again it’s one of those items that’s hard to write about because literally anyone can remake this at home, even if you didn’t have much of a culinary flair.

Skinny Latte ($5.50) – It bubbled slightly, which based on my coffee-drinking experience, usually means that the milk was slightly overheated. But other than that it was good. I think they use beans from Liberty Coffee.

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French Toast with Fresh Fruit, Maple Syrup & Cream Cheese ($8) – Evie ordered this. She said it looked pretty and that the berries were sour. We initially couldn’t tell if it was cream cheese served with it cause it was rather tasteless. Overall, I think Evie enjoyed it. I can’t comment on whether it was fluffy or eggy cause I didn’t try it, plus I don’t particularly fancy french toast.

If you do decide to pay them a visit, try the Toasties! I didn’t order them this around, but we sat near the kitchen and I saw many orders of toasties being served, so they must be good! Also, the owner (well, at least I assume he is) recommended us to try the Turkish Eggs, and also the sandwiches. They also sell a variety of desserts. I have yet to try them but they do look really yummy. Hopefully this helps you make your ordering decision when you visit!

402 East Coast Road

Tel: 90213959

http://www.pennyuni.com

Cups N Canvas

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Back: Mango Orange Juice ($5.80) & Cucumber Mint Iced Tea ($5.80)

Front: Carrot Cake ($6)

The cucumber mint iced tea was probably the winner of this lot. It was really refreshing and didn’t have too much of a raw cucumber taste. It was a tad bit too sweet for my liking but I enjoyed it nonetheless. There was nothing exceptionally good or bad about the carrot cake but it was worth the $6 just cause it was huge.

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Sweet Potato Latte ($4.80) – This drink was one of the recommendations. It looks, tastes and sounds really unique. Pam said it tastes like bubur cha cha, and didn’t really appeal to her tastebuds (she rates it 1/5). I guess unless you’re feeling adventurous, or want something rich and sweet, or feel like having bubur cha cha then maybe this isn’t for you.

I didn’t get to try the coffee this time, but I might return to try it again if I’m around the area. Another thing that sounds interesting to try is the ice blended sticky date pudding drink. Overall our experience there was enjoyable, especially because the service was good and it wasn’t too crowded.

139 Selegie Road

Tel: 68846855

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