Archive for the ‘Brunch’ Category

Sweedeedee, Portland

Sweedeedee is a really cosy brunch place with a predominantly hipster clientele (at least that was when i was there this morning), and it is a blink and miss kinda place but I am glad we found it! They spin records, have pretty-looking cakes and pastries, and serve pretty decent brunch dishes! It’s evident lots effort went into the decor of the place, with shelves of neatly arranged jars and utensils, wooden touches and specials scribbled on a huge paper roll, for ease of refresh.

Sweedeedee, Portland
Breakfast Burrito (scrambled eggs, avocado, fried potato, lettuce and guacamole)

We had the breakfast burrito (scrambled eggs, avocado, fried potato, lettuce and guacamole) and potato plate (potatoes, fried egg and smoked trout)… both packed with goodness and weren’t too over the top (nor too oily).

Sweedeedee, Portland
Potato Plate (potatoes, fried egg and smoked trout)

However, the wait time was a bit of a gripe so it won’t be an ideal place if you’re in a bit of a rush. Also, there is the protocol of ordering before being allocated seats, which doesn’t work well for everyone. But it worked out well for us because it wasn’t that long a wait when we were there this morning.

Overall, great brunch place with a nice and lively atmosphere!

5202 N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217
(503) 946-8087
Opening Hours:
Mon, Wed-Sat 8 am – 4 pm
Sun 8 am – 2 pm
Closed on Tues


Broder, Portland

February 7, 2013 Leave a comment

Scandinavia? Sounds pretty familiar. Ikea’s furniture and café? Saab? No I am talking about Broder. Food pretty impressive. The wait is pretty impressive too. 1 over hour wait for brunch on a Sunday morning at 9am. The café is really tiny with a little more than 10 tables on SE Clinton Street. They probably rented the space from Savoy Bar beside as a waiting room so guests don’t have to freeze and get drenched in the cold and wet weather. Plenty of seats and Stumptown coffee served in the waiting room @ $2.50 Bottomless! *thumbs up*


Aebleskivers (Danish Pancakes) were probably the best thing I had there. Completed with housemade lemon curd, lingoberry jam, syrup and housemade applesauce. Usually served with a choice of 2 sauces but server gave us all 4!


Their signature dish, Pytt I Panna, Smoked Trout Swedish Hash in the mini cast iron skillets was good too!


Smorrebrod: Trio of Open Faced Sandwiches

Broder, Portland

Lefse (Norwegian Potato Crepe)

Staff is friendly and amazing! Definitely will be back again!

2508 SE Clinton St
Portland, OR 97255
(503) 736-3333
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun 9 am – 3 pm
Wed-Sat 5 pm – 10 pm

Categories: Brunch, Coffee, Eggs, Portland

Toby’s Estate, Singapore

December 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Toby’s Estate, is a pretty renowned coffee chain in Australia. Originally in Toby’s Mum garage in Sydney now expanded to Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Singapore, and even Brooklyn. They were also in the Union Square Holiday Markets in NYC. I kinda like the Robertson Quay area as its usually not too crowded and there’s plenty of dining areas. There’s also a couple of coffee places where you can sip your coffee by the river. Of course when the weather permits..

Toby's Estate, Singapore


Sat by the river for a bit and it started pouring.. Coffee on a weekday afternoon was awesome nevertheless. *Thumbs up*

Toby’s Estate
8 Rodyk Street
Singapore 238216
Tel: +65 6636 7629
Daily: 7.30am – 6.00pm

The Buffet at Bellagio, Las Vegas

The Buffet at Bellagio, Las Vegas

3600 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Tel: (702) 693-7111
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 7 am – 11 am
Mon-Fri 11 am – 4 pm
Mon-Sun 4 pm – 10 pm
Sat-Sun 7 am – 4 pm

Categories: Brunch, Cakes, Las Vegas, Seafood

Square One Dining, Los Angeles

March 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Square One Dining, Los Angeles
pressed egg sandwich with two scrambled eggs, tomato, arugula and aioli

Square One Dining, Los Angeles
braised mustard and collard greens with mushrooms and gruyere on grits

Square One Dining
4854 Fountain Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Tel: (323) 661-1109
Opening Hours:
Mon-Sun 8 am – 3 pm

Categories: Brunch, Los Angeles

Bld, Los Angeles

March 14, 2012 Leave a comment

Bld, Los Angeles

Ricotta Blueberry Pancakes
served with berkshire maple syrup

Bld, Los Angeles

French Press Coffee

Bld, Los Angeles

Fried Egg Sandwich
toasted sourdough bread, nueske’s thick cut bacon, gruyère cheese, aioli, choice of potatoes

7450 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Tel: (323) 930-9744
Opening Hours:
Mon-Thu, Sun 8 am – 10 pm
Fri-Sat 8 am – 11 pm

Categories: Brunch, Los Angeles

Umami Burger, Santa Monica

Umami Burger, Los Angeles

Umami Burger, Sweet Potato Fries, Thin Fries, Cheesy Tater Tots
shiitake mushroom, caramelized onions, roasted tomato, parmesan crisp, umami ketchup

Umami Burger
500 Broadway
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Tel: (310) 451-1300
Opening Hours:
Mon-Wed 11am-10pm
Thur-Sat 11am-11pm
Sun 12pm-10pm

Categories: Brunch, Los Angeles