We’ve been to Jamie’s Italian numerous times but it’s always for dinner; so glad that we finally made it for breakfast! I love how bright the whole restaurant looks in the day, and it suits our happy mood perfectly on a Saturday! Jamie’s has started serving breakfast on the weekends, and I mean breakfast literally – it ends at 11.30am so definitely does not qualify as lazy brunch which begins after noon.
The comprehensive menu is broken down into pan-cooked breakfast (naked chef style!), butties (all served in seeded buns with ketchup), toast/cereal/sweets (think freshly baked breads, granola and american-style berry or bacon and banana pancakes), kids’ breakfast (smaller portions of selected items from the “adult” menu) and beverages from the usual coffee/tea and juices/smoothies to brekkie cocktails! Never too early for a glass (or two) of prosecco, mimosa or bloody mary, aye?
Brilliant Berry Breakfast ($9++)
mixed berry compote, smashed toasted nuts, artisanal yoghurt, honey
I totally dig the creamy artisanal yoghurt topped with tart berry compote and sweet honey (supposed to have nuts too but they were missing hmm), beautiful and my kind of healthy breakfast any day! Speaking of which, I’ve been solely eating fruits for breakfast for the past decade (and counting) so the plate of mango, kiwi, banana and strawberry was another dish right up my alley. Pricey tag aside, I like how the simple fruits were jazzed up with a touch of zesty and crumbly lemon ricotta!
Breakfast Fruit Plate ($15.50++)
freshly cut fruit, lemon ricotta, berries, honey
No doubt, my favourite was one of Jamie’s classics – smashed ripe avocado set on a crisp toasted ciabatta! Too few places in Singapore do smashed avocado right. Jamie’s take is rather special; rich and buttery avocado that’s a little spicy and has the distinct vinegar tang from Worcestershire sauce, lovely!
Smashed Spicy Avocado ($12.50++)
toasted ciabatta, vine-roasted cherry tomatoes, worcestershire sauce
The other classic of scrambled eggs and salmon didn’t fare as well. Eggs were not bad, but the supposedly gently poached salmon was overcooked…
Scrambled Eggs & Salmon ($15.50++)
freedom range eggs, poached Norwegian salmon, toasted ciabatta
Last but not least, breakfast is not breakfast without the big breakfast! I think this is the most value-for-money dish – there’s so much going on in a pan! Almost 10 different components (you get your meat and veggies) and despite the amount of food on our table, K single-handedly polished this off! If that’s not the highest compliment, I don’t know what is.
The Works ($19.50++)
toulouse sausage, pork & honey sausage, outdoor-reared streaky bacon, choice of freedom range egg, vine-roasted cherry tomatoes, homemade baked beans, garlic & thyme oven-roasted portobello mushroom, spinach, toast
Special thanks to Stef for arranging breakfast!
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