Families who bond over good food would be spoilt for choice in Singapore, given the countless cafes and restaurants scattered across the island nation. A casual outing over the weekend would be complete with a proper brunch – and that is what Milk & Honey offers with their subsidiary located at the HomeTeamNS outlet.
We might be more familiar with their first outlet serving gelato over at Bedok, but this café seeks to broaden their outreach by focusing on three aspects – gelato, pastry and coffee. This makes plenty of sense, taking into account the number of families that patronise HomeTeamNS for sporty activities.
We had the opportunity to speak with Clarence Sim, one of the owners of Milk & Honey’s, and he was keen to share with us the core ingredients that make this café tick. This idea was conceived straight from his love for giving back to the community. After all, his previous career involved working with children with special needs, which explains why they organise monthly free gelato giveaways with Voluntary Welfare Organisations.
Once you enter the café, you’ll be impressed by the holistic nature of their concept, from the open kitchen right to the bevy of brunch selections. 3 shop spaces are occupied, and you can clearly recognise their operations from scratch from the kitchen to the dining area. It’s interesting to note that the brunch menu only started in early December 2015, with brunch available on weekends from 9am to 3pm.
Dishes of worthy mention will be the chicken béchamel pie, consisting of boneless chicken chunks drenched with herbs, forest mushrooms encased within a thick and fluffy pastry. We like how it tastes less peppery than other pies, which might be due to the more family-oriented nature of their business model that attempts to embrace a more light hearted, easy going feel.
Other highlights would be their signature Eggs Benedict, which comes served in a sharing platter. The Eggs Benedict is sweet, but not overpowering in a way that still leaves a “light” aftertaste. Unlike other cafes that use English muffins, this dish includes doughnut waffles, which mixes very well with the Hollandaise sauce. Clarence shared with us that waffles have been one of their more “iconic” dishes, and it comes as little surprise that they have used the same waffle batter to make it into the shape of a doughnut.
And finally, we were treated with what Milk & Honey represents all this while – a talented selection of dessert. We sampled the mango cheese, mud ball pie and PBJ (peanut butter jelly) – all with their own distinct flavours, served with the doughnut waffle as well. They are priced reasonably, ranging from $5.90 to $6.20.
Head on down to this outlet, if you’re keen on an environment that promotes family bonding over good food. After all, Clarence strongly believes that good conversations can be had over good food, which explains why the quality of food is way up there to inculcate this value to the consumers!
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HomeTeamNS, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, S659003, #01-01/02/03