I’ve always believed that a scrumptious breakfast is the way to start the perfect day. This Valentine’s Day, my friend and I took the chance to sit down and enjoy our long-awaited brunch together. We decided to head down to The Coffee Academics at Raffles City. On first sight, the place looked pleasant and the service crew was rather friendly. Serving an array of food from breakfasts to desserts, I got so excited that I wanted to order everything to try. Unfortunately, desserts are only available from 3pm; which makes sense cause nobody eats dessert for breakfast.
We decided on 3 dishes to order which were the Crab Avocado Salad (S$22), Academics Breakfast (S$25) and Fish Tacos (S$23). We also ordered the cold brew coffee (S$8) and a glass of pink lemonade (S$7).
If you are someone who enjoys your seafood, you’ll have to order the crab and avocado salad. On the first bite, my friend and I were both impressed with how it was so flavourful. It was really a pack full of flavour. Although the crab meat was a little salty; taste the sea!, the avocado accommodates the saltiness and brings it down to a nice combination.
The Academics Breakfast comes with a pork bockwurst sausage, prosciutto, baked beans, baked baby potatoes, eggs of your choice (sunny side, scrambled, 63 deg C), served with salad and toasted bread. Honestly, I would say this is the one that is not worth the money as it was just a normal breakfast that you could whip up on a Saturday morning. The eggs were of different doneness and the sausage was a tad bit salty as well.
A surprisingly simple but delicious fish tacos was what we ended up having. On first impression, I was thinking that I must have ordered something plain and boring. The fish was soft and not fishy; which is always good to have, while the mango salsa blends in well with the fish. However, I have to say the curly fries tasted almost identical to the ones I just had at MacDonald’s during their Chinese New Year promotion. It’s good, don’t get me wrong but just the same. So if you’re craving for twister/curly fries when MacDonald’s is not selling them, you can have it there.
Overall, it was a pleasant breakfast that I had and would definitely go back to try other things on the menu.
The Coffee Academics currently has 2 outlets in Singapore;
6 Scotts Road, Scotts Square, #02-01/02, Singapore 228209 (Orchard MRT)
252 North Bridge Road, Raffles City Shopping Centre, #B1-12, Singapore 179103 (City Hall MRT)
**Disclaimer: All food eaten has been paid by me.**