Opened by the folks behind the successful The Tiramisu Hero, Butter My Buns at National University of Singapore’s University Town (UTown) brings wholesome cafe fare to the West of Singapore.
This new concept – Butter My Buns (yes, it is a cheeky name) – serves D.I.Y all-day breakfast sets, waffles and more.
The cafe is located beside Book Haven in Stephen Riady Centre and it can be quite hard to locate if you are not familiar with NUS. For those of you who are taking the shuttle bus in, stop at University Town and walk towards your right all the way to the building, then take the walk down the stairs. Butter My Buns faces the central field.
The prices here are very reasonable to cater to the students and you really get a bang for your buck. We picked out a savoury and a sweet option for variety’s sake.
The Honey Truffle Waffles (S$12) and BMB Breakfast (Cheese Sausage S$3, Scrambled Eggs S$3, Pasta Salad S$2.50) sure made our tummies really happy.
The waffles might look ordinary and simple, but it was both crunchy and fluffy. What stood out for us, was the truffle taste and fragrance which was well-balanced with the rest of the components of the dish.
It is definitely worth it to travel all the way here just for this sweet treat!
Other desserts include a series of Korean Bingsu (the most expensive is only S$7!), and sweet crepes.
The BMB Breakfast is a mix-and-match breakfast item where you choose your favourite ingredients and put together a breakfast of your desire. We picked the cheese sausage, scrambled eggs and pasta salad.
It was tasty but it lacked something – some X-factor of sorts. That said, it is still something simple and hearty. Perhaps we got the combination wrong!
Otherwise, try the Bastard Bun (S$3.50). Said to be one of the star dishes on the menu, it is essentially a hot dog with with a Bastard sauce – basil + mustard. Yup, Bastard.
Butter My Buns
2 College Avenue West Stephen Riady Centre
#01-07 University Town
National University of Singapore (NUS)
Daily: 10.30am – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Kent Ridge