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Artichoke Cafe + Bar

Artichoke Cafe + Bar sits squarely at the junction of Waterloo St and Middle Road, and if you think that sounds familiar, it is inside Sculpture Sq, where My Secret Garden used to be. I’ve been to My Secret Garden a couple of times and didn’t even realise it’s gone, until recently. In its place, Artichoke serves Moorish cuisine (i had  to google this, it basically encompasses Spanish, Moroccan, Greek and its likes) in a more laidback, communal setting. Well, it was almost 2 when we arrived there, and it was still crowded; either the place did not have that many seats, or the place is that popular. Well, it was the latter. They change their menu every month, giving the chef (Bjorn) the freedom to come up with dishes that are shaped by the market (both the consumer & meat/agri market), so things don’t get dull around here I suppose.

The brunch menu’s big on eggs, so we both had egg dishes, with different sides.

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Soft scrambles with Kin Yan Farm mushrooms, blistered grape tomatoes, rocket & toast

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Soft scrambles with maple glazed bacon chop, blistered grape tomatoes, rocket & toast extra smoked salmon

Needless to say, I had the one with the glazed bacon chop (ter is quite health conscious, to put it mildly), and I had no idea that the bacon chop was going to be that thick. Bacon and thick just don’t gel. But it was so good, sweet yet savoury. I think they must have put like 3 or 4 eggs in each dish. Egg overdose! But the eggs, were really soft and smooth. They were scrambled like McDonald’s breakfast eggs (but better of course), and weren’t too watery. Most importantly, there was a bunch of rocket leaves that I absolutely love! For the win!

This is one of the better brunches I’ve had in Singapore. Ambience is gd, food is good, and we had a good chat with the manager Ronny. Friendly chap. He even bought me a glass of beer, on the house.

Would love to have dinner here some time. Oh and if you’re coming on a Sunday for brunch, do call for reservations. It can get pretty crowded.

artichoke cafe+bar
161 Middle Road
Singapore 188978
Inside Sculpture Square
(beside NAFA)
Opening Hours:
Brunch: Sat & Sun: open at 11.30am, last food orders at 2.45pm, doors close at 4pm
Dinner: Tues – Sat: open at 6.30pm, last food orders at 9.45pm, doors close at 11pm
Closed on Mon
Tel: +65 6336 6949 (reservations highly advised for weekends)
Email: wassup@artichoke.com.sg

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