Cafe Epicurious

13 04 2010

“Dear Ben, I miss you terribly! Have have you been the past few weeks? I know I haven’t been spending enough time with you because my schedule has been rather busy of late but I promise this will all change if you would just give me a chance. Meet me at Cafe Epicurious for Sunday Brunch and we will work things out, I promise!”


There he was, slathered with a rich Hollandaise Sauce. He was the only constant in an everchanging world and the mere sight made me recall why I loved him so. Dressed in an English Muffin and skirt of Ham, I wouldn’t have him any other way. His temperament was mild today, not as sour but equally buttery as when I met him at Cafe Hacienda and Rider’s Cafe. I preferred him better this way. We embraced and after the exchange of a few love bites, he was gone yet again…leaving me with an empty heart, a full gut and not to mention a $12++ bill.

I was crestfallen once more and left in a ditch. Then I thought to myself, maybe Ben was just too immature. I needed someone more disciplined, someone from the military. That’s when I found Baked Eggs with Toast Soldiers($12++ with a choice of Ham, Mushroom or Shrimp as fillings). He really went by the book and never allowed any shortcuts. Everytime he was ordered, he would be started from scratch and given an allowance of 20 minutes to gear up. He was my favourite of the lot, despite his cheesy demeanor. Actually that was what I liked about him, unpretentious and expressive in all his flavours(eggs, tomato, cream, shrimp baked with cheese).

We later separated because I couldn’t take the excruciating 20mins wait whenever I desperately needed him. Jaded by my failed relationships, I went into flings. Carpe diem or just simply to seize the pleasures of today was my new motto. Whatever I liked, I just took, it was relationship ala-carte, a freestyle order of 2 Sunny Side Up Eggs served with Buttered Toast($6++) with Tomato($0.70++), Onion($0.70++), Bacon($2.50++) & Sausage($2.50++). Ironically, these flings turned out to be highly satisfying.

When I was finally ready to settle down, I eventually found someone who was secured(not financially but wrapped in a burrito). The Breakfast Burrito($12++) had a filling of Chorizo, Tomato, Cheddar and Tomato Chili Relish with a side of Salsa. I didn’t love him as much as my other ex-es so this would probably spell the start of an extra-marital affair.

By the way, all meals came with Sauteed Potatoes which were simply orgasmic.


Drinks here are reasonably priced. A bottle of Snapple amounts to $4++.

Epicurious is a nice place to chill and people watch with a nice view of the Singapore River. However be warned, queues are amazingly lengthy during weekend brunch and the blazing sun can be a real pain for al fresco diners.

Bon Appetit!





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