The people behind Mediterannean restaurant Maggie Joan's have opened a new all-day dining concept called Gemmills. The name is inspired by John Gemmill, a successful auctioneer and banker in the 1840s who donated the Gemmill Fountain at Raffles Place, Singapore's first public drinking fountain.
Gemmills, located next to Maggie Joan's, offers breakfast on-the-go and 50 labels of red and white wines, as well as beer. It is also a licensed bottle shop for takeaways.
The menu features lentil, chickpea and parmesan salad ($10); duck rillettes ($10); and a tart of the day ($10), such as chocolate and hazelnut. A selection of cheese (from $10) and charcuterie (from $7) items are also available. More items will be added to the menu soon.
Where: 01-02, 110 Amoy Street
Open: 8am to midnight, Monday to Saturday, closed on Sunday
2 HOT PANS
Good news for those sick of waffles and pancakes.
Dutch baby pancakes or German pancakes - which are baked in a cast-iron oven - are fast becoming the next hot thing.
Hot Pans at Simpang Bedok is serving a variety of eggy, souffle-like pancakes. Flavours include Lemony Mixed Berries, Pear and Apple Crumble and Cinnamon Apple Cookie. Prices start at $5.50.
Later this month, look out for savoury versions of the Dutch babies, as well as main courses such as rosti and baked rice.
Where: 02-14 Simpang Bedok, 348 Bedok Road
Open: Noon to 10pm, Tuesday to Sunday, closed on Monday
Cafe hoppers can head to Dose! for their next brunch fix. The menu features an all-day breakfast platter (weekend only, $13.90 each) with ham and bacon, or sausages with scrambled egg and croissant; croissants (from $7.50); and savoury waffle sandwich (from $13.90).
Sides include fries with mayonnaise truffle dip ($8.90) and hot and spicy drumlets ($9.90). For desserts, items include waffle biscuits with Nutella dip ($7.50); ice cream sandwich ($7.50); and waffles with a single scoop of ice cream ($11).
Drinks include coffee (from $3 for an espresso), tea ($7), hot chocolate ($6.50) and organic matcha ($6.50).
Where: 01-03, 139 Tyrwhitt Road
Open: 11am to 9pm daily except Tuesday
Info: Call 9145-8103 or go to www.facebook.com/Dose.tyrwhitt
4 SUFOOD AT WHEELOCK
Italian-inspired meat-free concept Sufood opened its second outlet last month at Wheelock Place. It is by home-grown restaurant chain Putien, and its first outlet is at Raffles City.
Available only at Wheelock Place are six breakfast sets priced from $7.90 to $10.90, including a choice of freshly brewed coffee, black tea or fresh fruit juice.
Options include poached egg bread bowl with seasonal fruits; scrambled egg croissant topped with cranberries, tomatoes and lettuce; and pita pockets with sesame sauce stuffed with veggie balls and served with fresh broccoli, potato and red and yellow peppers .
Other items on the menu include its signature Star Pizza and wild mushroom charcoal tagliatelle.
Where: B2-01, Wheelock Place, 501 Orchard Road
Open: 9am to 9.30pm daily
5 PASTA MEAT SAUCE
For a no-frills, fuss-free pasta meal, head to Pasta Meat Sauce.
The simple menu features options such as mixed vegetables with pesto ($8); grilled chicken and chunky tomato sauce ($8); and mixed seafood and tom yam cream sauce ($10).
Diners can also customise their own pasta, meat and sauce for $12. All prices are nett. No pork and lard are used in the dishes.
Where: 01-72 East Village, 430 Upper Changi Road
Open: 11am to 6pm daily except Tuesday
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