Brothers in Fine Food BFF – Muslim-Owned Cafe By Penny University At Tampines West Community Centre
”Let’s go (to) BFF! I mean let’s go, BFF” as I jio-ed (asked) my friends to Brothers in Fine Food.
BFF is the acronym for this café. So cheeky
By the people behind Penny University located at East Coast Road, Brothers in Fine Food shares a similarity to their sister cafe – no where near a MRT station.
Not THAT convenient for us unfortunately, but I heard enough to want to make our way there.
BFF is located at the second floor of Tampines West Community Centre above Alt-Yard (a food kiosk), which also belongs to Penny University.
The interior is simple and fuss-free, which could appear more of a canteen instead of a café. No instagram wall if you intend to find one.
Brunch items are served from opening till 3pm, whereas dinner is served after 5pm, priced between $8 and $15. Interesting food to look out for include Dashi Noodles Breakfast ($8.90) and Peanut Butter Jelly Toast ($10).
All of which were unavailable when I was there on a weekend (Sad!)
I had the Builder’s Breakfast ($15) which was a typical breakfast platter that came with sausage, beef bacon, eggs, mushroom, tomatoes, salad and toasted sourdough.
While I liked the soft and fluffy scrambled eggs, the sausage filled with chili oil wasn’t pleasant (or maybe unpleasant).
The Butcher’s Daughter ($15) came with sous-vide seared beef was a tad under-seasoned and undercooked.
Sadly, the highlights were the eggs and fries though.
The selection of drinks was interesting. Think Red Velvet Hot Chocolate ($5.50), Chai Steamer ($5.50), Orange Hot Chocolate ($5.50), Yuzu Mojito Mocktail ($6.50) and Peanut Butter Jelly Mocktail ($8).
The Red Velvet Hot Chocolate ($5.50) was at least smooth, chocolatey, and of course ‘photogenically –chio’!
Desserts are limited to Baked Maple Hotcakes ($12) and Avocado/ Earl Grey/ Apple Toffee Cheesecakes ($7) on display.
I liked the Earl Grey Cheesecake ($12) most with distinct tea notes and a smooth, creamy texture.
The menu stated that there’s “Coconut flour, poached pears (you mean a quarter?), seasonal berries (half a strawberry)” on the Baked Maple Hotcakes ($12).
The size and amount of toppings were significantly lesser compared to other Hotcakes at Paddy Hills and Curious Palette and texture-wise was a tad doughy.
We would have loved to bring our BFFs to BFF more frequently, so wishing for enhancement in the food aspect to warrant those return visits.
Brothers In Fine Food
Tampines West Community Centre, 5, Tampines Ave 3, #02-07, Singapore 529705
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Tue-Fri), 9am – 10.30pm (Sat-Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Daniel’s Food Diary Cafe Correspondent Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Visit his instagram for all things [NEW].