Words by Melody Yap, Photographs by ladyironchef
Canopy Garden & Dining Bar is a new-found brunch haunt that offers a good menu of comfort food with friendly price tags, and is coveted for its location – nestled amongst the lush greenery of Bishan Park, and away from the bustling city. I have a thing for calm and unassuming spots as such, where you could just break away from everyone and everything, and idle your day away with your favourite magazine.
If you are staying in the area – well, even if you are not, there is absolutely no reason to not pay Canopy a visit. I could preach non-stop about going there for brunch, but let me just highlight its value-for-money offerings.
A classic Eggs Benedict – everyone’s favourite and the most common brunch choice – is only $12. While most places in Singapore charge at least $16, and I do think that is rather exorbitant for just eggs, ham and muffin.
We got excited after perusing the menu. There were so many dishes we wanted to try, but we eventually short-listed three items: Eggs Royale ($13), Buttermilk Pancakes with Syrup ($6) and Scrambled Eggs with Salmon Roe ($12).
We started with the Eggs Royale, and it far surpassed our expectations with its quality for $13. It was generously covered with hollandaise sauce. This is one vital factor that attributes to the totality of a good Eggs Royale (or Eggs Benedict) – no stinginess when it comes to hollandaise sauce.
Then, we had the Buttermilk Pancakes ($6 with maple syrup, and $9 with ice cream). For the price, we thought that it was great value for this dish. The pancakes were thick and fluffy, but just a heads-up — it could get heavy on the stomach, so order this to share.
The last dish of Scrambled Eggs and Salmon was a satisfying finale for our brunch. You can never go wrong with this combination, and here at Canopy, they went a notch up by topping it with the fat and juicy salmon roe.
Canopy Cafe at Bishan Park is among the top of my list of brunch places in Singapore, I am sure you will like it too.
Canopy Garden Dining & Bar
Bishan Park 2 1382 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1
Tel: +65 6556 1533
Mon to Fri: 9am – 10pm
Sat, Sun, Eve of PH, and PH: 8am – 11pm