Official Website: http://www.kitchenette.com.sg/; www.facebook.com/kitchenette.sg
Address: 51 Goldhill Plaza #01-01 S(308899)
Opening Hours: Daily: 08:30 – 22:30
Budget: $10-20 per person for breakfast, $20++ for lunch/dinner
Looking for somewhere that serves unpretentious French food at affordable prices? Look no further, here’s a hidden find!
Situated at Goldhill Plaza in Novena, Kitchenette is a combination of a bakery, bistrot and wine bar. We visited the place for brunch on a Saturday morning and left feeling satisfied that we uncovered a hidden gem once again. :D
Despite the place being 80% filled when we entered, we were greeted with a warm welcome. Service was rather efficient and the waitstaff were extremely friendly.
A plus point about the place is that it caters to diners at any time of the day. Unlike most French places that only serve lunch/dinner, Kitchenette serves breakfast too (Have I mentioned that breakfast is my favourite meal of the day?). A vast selection of homemade artisan bread was displayed at the counter and I was really tempted to try all of them! Reasonably-priced set menus are available for lunch/dinner too ($22 for 2 courses, $28 for 3 courses). However, since we were too early for lunch, we picked items from the breakfast menu to try.
The Eggs Florentine was the first item to catch my eye on the menu because unlike normal renditions that use English muffins, Kitchenette’s version used their own artisan bread (walnut-rye bread). The eggs were nicely poached (see pic below) and the spinach & artichoke were well-seasoned. The creamy hollandaise sauce complemented the eggs perfectly. Noms.
SG Boy ordered the Kitchenette Breakfast Set that came with two eggs (that are customisable) on toast, bacon, sausage, sauteed mushrooms, grilled cherry tomatoes, pan-fried potatoes and salad. The set came with a choice of coffee/tea, which I think they forgot to serve until we reminded them. It was a pity that the poached eggs didn’t come with hollandaise sauce (he had to steal some of mine) so they appeared rather bare.
It was a huge struggle for us to get through the meal without getting distracted by the desserts cos they were calling out to us the whole time! Nevertheless, we resisted the temptation cos we wanted to try dessert elsewhere. :P
In short, though not mindblowing, the food was tasty and somewhat comparable to other more well-known brunch places like Prive. The accessibility of the place was also a huge draw for non-drivers like us. All in all, we enjoyed a laid-back brunch at Kitchenette. Perfect place to spend a lazy Saturday morning!