Tucked away in the iconic former Singapore Badminton Hall, Brawn & Brains provides a nice and fresh twist to the older surrounding buildings. The clean interior of the cafe allows for ample natural light to stream in – making great Insta-worthy moments.
We were greeted by a full house on a weekday lunch hour. That did not stop us from stepping in. We were welcomed by fresh bakes on display, as well as savoury lunch options. The neat interior with greyish tones makes it an ideal cafe for a nice comforting meal; you bet we were in love.
Also, for avid coffee lovers out there, they have a great house blend called Pen & Pencil, using beans from Ethiopia, Columbia and Brazil. This produces a smooth, nutty and slightly chocolate-y taste that is easy to drink. They also have another great single-origin coffee – Nicaragua Jinotega, which is a fair trade organic bean rich with a hint of aromatic vanilla.
While we were a little upset that their popular Earl Grey Pound Cake was sold out for the day, we found a saving grace – Earl Grey Croissant (S$3.80). It was nothing like we’ve ever tasted.
The croissant was just the right amount of fluffy and buttery while the earl grey frosting on top wasn’t overpoweringly sweet.
Almost all the savoury offerings were extremely tempting but we went for the most unique option – Curried Chicken Wrap (S$10.90). For a friendly price tag of S$10, you get two huge portions of the wrap and some chips on the side.
The rich spices from the chicken is evident and we loved how they used chicken breast, together with various vegetables such as purple cabbage and rocket, to make it a healthier option.
What we saw and tasted about Brawn & Brains, we certainly liked.
Brawn & Brains
100 Guillemard Road
#01-02 Singpore Badminton Hall
Tel: +65 6348 8892
Tue to Sun: 9am – 7pm
Nearest Station: Paya Lebar
For more recommendations, read our guide to cafes in the East of Singapore.
About the writer:
Cheryl is a staff writer for ladyironchef. She loves a good steak and an even better cuppa. She eats just about anything and everything. In her free time, she regularly starts on sci-fi or fantasy movie marathons.