Some months back, we visited Sunday Market at Lim Tua Tow Road located just off Upper Serangoon Road on a sleepy Sunday afternoon for brunch. We were not expecting much, but what greeted us was a wondrous entrance of plants and a red-and-white signboard that looks like something plucked off from the 80′s. The cafe may seem inconspicuous from the main road, but just look out a little and you will find the unit that sits right at the left hand corner.
Inside, it is a quirky space with brick walls in the prettiest hues of rust, spotting irregular display of paintings sporadic plant arrangements, and filled with chitters from a hippy crowd. We were awoken by the energetic vibe almost instantaneously.
Sunday Market serves a small but concise menu including toasts, pastas, duck dishes, salad and waffles — most dishes are reasonably-priced below S$15. The coffee was sadly run-of-the-mill, but we will come back again for the Savoury Pancakes with Roasted Duck and Garlic Hoisin (S$12.90) and the excellent Sirloin Rendang Toast (S$15.90).
Yes, a Rendang Toast is what you’d least expect for brunch, but the Straits-style item is a delightful twist to the usual toast. We had meant for that dish to be shared, but before we knew it, our friends polished them off. A stunning creation, indeed.
Waffles were sadly mediocre, too. We’d say to skip this, because we heard the Bangkok Toast (S$10.90) is quite a mean treat.
As you can tell by now, the food is hit-and-miss. We haven’t had the chance to try everything, but we might pop by again because of the quirky retro details of the decor and furnishing. And we hope that the next time we return, the ventilation issue would be solved and no one has to step out of the cafe all smoky and stinky.
22 Lim Tua Tow Road
Mon to Fri: 1am – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon