To be honest, my desire for brunching has waned a little over the past couple of years. There are only so many permutations of eggs or pancakes or French toasts that I feel like having and with my cooking skills coming up to par these days, I’m just as likely to want to Netflix and chill on a Sunday. Yes, I really mean watch Netflix and chill.
Not to mention my tummy just isn’t as robust as it used to be – I can’t even recall the last time I had one of those Champagne-fuelled 5-hour Sunday brunches.
But once in a while, I do roll out of my cave in search of a pleasant Sunday brunch and upon the advice of another foodie, I decided to check out Fynn’s.
Fynn’s, which bills itself as a casual modern Australian restaurant, is located at the South Beach enclave that also houses the design-oriented JW Marriott, restaurants like Akira Back, Black Cow and Fasta.
The area is still a little too quiet for a Sunday, but Fynn’s is one of the restaurants with a house full of patrons. So make that reservation, for sure.
The foliage-filled setting will make you forget you’re in yet another spanking, shiny new office complex in the CBD and the friendly vibes of the staff make you feel at home too.
Cappuccino and piccolo latte in hand, we proceed to order brekkie. I had the French Toast (S$19.50) stuffed with maple bacon and gruyere. It has the sweet and salty thing going for it, the bread was fluffy, not soggy, and the portion is generous, so it ticked all the boxes for me.
Always reminiscing about the corn fritters at Sydney’s brunch godfather, Bill Granger’s eponymous restaurant, is my hubby. So when he saw Corn Fritters ($22) on the menu, the choice was obvious.
The crisp fritters came with just-right poached eggs, bacon, sautéed spinach, grilled tomato and jalapeño jam. Everything was good except the strange jam, or relish, I would say. Didn’t add anything to the dish.
Despite being full, we decided to indulge in dessert – oh why not, it was the weekend leading up to my birthday, so all bets were off.
I’ve been told my tarte tatin is pretty good, so I have some experience with making this French classic, and happy to report that Fynn’s version is not bad at all.
Tarte Tatin ($12.50) had a crisp puff (more colour would have been good), caramelized apple slices topped with vanilla ice cream and a raspberry balsamic sauce. Nothing like a dessert that blows hot and cold. 😊
With other attractive sounding items like Vanilla Hotcakes with coconut butter and Baked Butternut Squash with sweet burratina cream, Fynn’s is one brunch spot I’d return to one day soon.
Address: 26 Beach Road #B1-21, South beach avenue, Singapore 189768
Contact: +65 6384 1878 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday to Friday: 9:00am – 10:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am – 10:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am – 5:00pm