One-North may not be an immediate choice of place when you talk about café hopping, but there are more brunch and coffee places there to cater to the working crowd in the area.
And during the weekends, there are less people over the area, and it may be time you want to venture to quieter places.
Well, Bread Yard still remains popular during the weekends (tip for cyclists: there are places to park your bicycles outside the building).
Bread Yard started in a HDB in Ghim Moh more than a decade ago. Since then, it has moved to the current location Galaxis in Fusionopolis, serving brunch fare and baked goods to the crowd.
Even during the weekends, you may find the brightly lit café decently busy, so much so that they have taken over the shop space opposite.
From Cruffins, Croissant, Almond Croissant, Kouign-Amann, Pain Au Chocolat, Sticky Cinnamon Bun, to Gluten Free Bread… they got them.
They sell more than just breads.
Bread Yard’s menu has something for everyone, since they provide for both the usual fixes and vegetarian or vegan options.
Popular items on their brunch menu includes Beef Kofta Shakshuka ($16), Mushroom Vegetarian Shakshuka ($16), Pulled Pork Eggs Benedict ($14), Avocado Fields ($16), Bread Yard Big Breakfast ($18), and Banana Foster French Toast ($16).
If you are up for a more filling meal, there are bowls of Mexican Chicken ($14), Japanese Beef ($18), Norwegian Salmon ($14), Seared Tuna ($14); along with pasta choices of Basil Pesto ($10), Prawn & Bacon Aglio Olio ($12), Mushroom Bacon Truffle Alfredo ($16), and Rustic Meatball Linguine ($14).
A trusty Ham & Cheese Croissant ($14.00) comes with honey-baked ham and a mix of homemade queso cheese and cheddar. Thin red apple slices bring a change in texture as you bite into the croissant.
The Sabich ($12.00) is a vegetarian creation, built around fried eggplant, hummus and tahini dip. The sandwiches also come with a choice of soup or salad for good measure.
Since I am a sucker for English Breakfast style of plates, I ordered the Bread Yard Big Breakfast ($18) included with two eggs, spicy baked beans, back bacon, button mushrooms, and saliscca pork sausage.
There were elements I enjoyed more than the others.
The brioche bread was my favourite, lightly buttered and crispy, and deliciously fluffy. Not the biggest fan of the pork sausage which had a slight mushy texture.
I also had the Bananas Foster French Toast ($16.00) for brunch, which includes generous portions of French toast made with Hokkaido Brioche, dressed with caramelised bananas in rum, crushed pistachios, candied bacon and a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream.
Also, great bread – some, pillow-like Hokkaido Brioche, and a good mix of sweet, savoury and sour coming from the candied bacon and raspberry jam. Yums.
Most amazingly, Bread Yard has subscription plans for bread. If you liked the bread at the café, you could have them delivered to your doorstep weekly, fortnightly or monthly.
1 Fusionopolis Place #01-23, 24 Galaxis, Singapore 138522
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 5pm (Sat), Closed Sun
* Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Dean Ang.