JANE- Brunching in LA

If you can’t already tell, there aren’t many things that bring me more joy than finding a REALLY good place to eat. This morning my friends and I were on a hunt for some Sunday morning brunch. We drove by all of our go-to places only to find never ending lines at all of them. After starting to get hangry (you know it’s a real thing), we quickly searched for breakfast places near us and found Jane on York Blvd in LA. Driving past it, we couldn’t even tell it was a restaurant. The cute little yellow house with a sprawling patio (for seating) was packed, but we decided it was still worth the wait. Their menu was full of enticing options, including different kinds of omelettes, sandwiches and salads. My two friends decided on the breakfast quesadilla with a side of morning potatoes and Arnold Palmers, and I ordered the breakfast sandwich with a vanilla cold brew. Once we ordered we went out to the patio to grab a table in the sun. The purple flowers and little garden just made everything that much more aesthetic (because do it for the insta, right?). Jane was packed with groups of friends, families and couples with their dogs (so cute!!) and was the perfect atmosphere for a low-key Sunday brunch. At around $15 each, we all agreed that Jane is a new go-to and favorite. The portions were extremely generous and the food was delicious. I highly recommend Jane if you are in the LA area and looking for a really yummy brunch! If you try it out, let me know in the comments below.

Website: http://www.janeonyork.com/

Address: 5830 York Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90042

Phone: (323) 675-1093

Price: $$

Haakon Superfoods- SG Cafes

Last weekend, I ventured out to a new, funky brunch place with one of my friends. Haakon Superfoods was a place I had heard about before and had been dying to try. Known for their Acai bowls and smoothies using superfoods, this seemed right up my alley. We walked in to this tiny, yet vibrant little corner of a shop and immediately gushed about how cute it was. With only about 6-7 wooden tables, it had a super cozy feel. We sat down at a table and spent about 10 minutes looking at the menu trying to figure out what we wanted to order (it was hard!!). I finally decided on the Sunrise Magic smoothie and the waffles with coconut ice cream. My friend ordered one of their Christmas drinks, the gingerbread latte, and the avocado on toast. Everything was amazing! The smoothie was light and healthy. It only had fruit and a little bit of yoghurt which was just what I wanted. And my waffles were so light and fluffy, yet perfectly crispy. And my favorite, duh!, was the coconut ice cream. I love love love coconut ice cream, so when I saw this on the menu, I knew I had to order it. It was super light but also amazingly creamy. Highly highly recommend Haakon Superfoods if you’re looking for a healthier brunch option!

Check them out!

Address: 118 Holland Ave, #01-03 Raffles Holland V, 278997

Phone number: +65 8399 2450

Website: http://www.haakon.com.sg/

haakon superfoods menu

haakon superfoods menu

smashed avocado & feta on toast ($14.90)

smashed avocado & feta on toast ($14.90)

plus, they're environmentally friendly!

plus, they’re environmentally friendly!

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nordic vafler (waffles) with coconut ice cream ($7.90)

nordic vafler (waffles) with coconut ice cream ($7.90)

gingerbread latte ($6.90) and the sunrise magic smoothie ($6.90 for large)

gingerbread latte ($6.90) and the sunrise magic smoothie ($6.90 for large)

 

Curious Palette- SG Cafes

It was my 17th birthday, and I was at the height of my brunch addiction. So instead of doing a fancy dinner like I did every year, I wanted to switch it up a bit. The answer (of course): Brunch. I went on Instagram and looked for a new, chic brunch place that I hadn’t been to yet. I found one that looked amazing, Curious Palette. It’s a really cute, half outdoor, half indoor, cafe packed with small round tables, as well as long wood tables, perfect for big groups. I was just with my family, so we sat at a smaller round table. The restaurant is filled with small succulents, white walls, and funky carpets, perfect for Sunday brunch. The menu was extensive, both with savory dishes and sweet dishes (omg, the waffles!). Of course, me being my indecisive self, I couldn’t decided if I wanted something savory or if I wanted waffles. So my sister and I ordered two dishes to share. We decided on the Curious Croque Madame and the Vanilla Infused Strawberry Compote Buttermilk Waffles (queue oo’s and ahh’s). My mom ordered Smashed Avocado on Focaccia (I know…basic) and my dad ordered the Soft Shell Crab Burger. The food was…. there are no words to describe. It was by far the best brunch I’ve had so far. I tried all the dishes, and they were all 10/10. What could have been a simple avocado on toast, was creamy and chunky, with feta folded through. The Soft Shell Crab Burger was different, but packed with flavor and texture. The waffles were incredibly amazing and satisfied every craving I’d ever had. But by far, the Croque Madame was one of the best dishes I’d ever had. It came with sweet potato fries, and was drizzled with truffle oil, adding the most amazing aroma and flavor. So if you’re looking for a new brunch place in Singapore, I highly highly recommend Curious Palette. It’s on 64 Prinsep Street, right around the corner from Plaza Singapura.

Go check them out: http://www.hungrygowhere.com/singapore/curious-palette-bugis/

Curious Croque Madame

Curious Croque Madame

Smashed Avocado on Focaccia

Smashed Avocado on Focaccia

Soft Shell Crab Burger

Soft Shell Crab Burger

Vanilla Infused Strawberry Compote Buttermilk Waffles

Vanilla Infused Strawberry Compote Buttermilk Waffles

Stranger’s Reunion- SG Cafes

A little shop house in the south of Singapore is home to one of the cutest little cafes I’ve been to so far. Walk through the doors and there are an array of different types of tables and chairs. From red velvet to wood, steel to couches, this little café is bustling with colors and chatters. When seated at your table, you’re brought a bottle of water with the saying “let’s make loIMG_0610ve, coffee and magic”, and Stranger’s Reunion does just that.

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Their extensive menu was bursting with exotic teas, such as Rose Tea, crazy waffles and a breakfast menu to die for. After staring in awe at the menu for too long, I decided on waffles with macerated strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream and an iced mocha, Ellie decided on eggs on toast done sunny-side up and rose tea, and Flissy decided on avocado on toast and an iced mocha. But of course, we couldn’t go without ordering fries, so we got a plate of truffle fries to share. The food was absolutely amazing, and the atmosphere upped it up a whole other level. If you’re looking for a low-key brunch with your girlfriends, I highly recommend Stranger’s Reunion at 35 Kampong Bahru Rd. You won’t regret it! Check out their Facebook page to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/StrangersReunion

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Truffle Fries!

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Rose tea served on the cutest tray!

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Waffles with macerated strawberries and vanilla bean ice cream

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Eggs on toast- Sunny-side up