It amazes me how a once sleepy stretch of road can quickly transform into a vibrant neighbourhood teeming with life. All it takes is a few cafes popping up along the street and voila! People young and old, family or just friends will start dropping by to relax and chill around on a Sunday afternoon. It’s the same for Tiong Bahru. It’s the same for Haji Lane and it’s going to be the same for Lavender too.
Walk away from V Hotel: Lavender and into Horne Road. It’s yours for the picking: Famous dessert pies from Windowsil or ever-popular coffee hangout Chye Seng Huat. The latest addition, Two Bakers, with their specially crafted French cakes. But the one that stands out the most has got to be The Bravery Cafe. There was no signboard in sight and you can’t peer at what’s inside because the windows are tainted red and gold. Which might make it hard to find. For the first timer walking in, it might be baffling. I have been to many industrial themed cafes but none can rival the interior of The Bravery. It’s minimalist to the extreme. No pillars just four walls. A couple of metal tables and aged tall stools surrounding one makeshift communal table. It’s rather empty for a themed cafe but yet I can’t seemed to look away from the space.
I quite like the feeling actually. It’s fuss free and it’s inviting. It is something new, not quite like other place.
Their menu consists of just one page. Eight dishes if I were refer to my photos. They serve cakes too but I did not have a look at the type they had available. They are the same folks that brought us cafehoppers, The Plain at Duxton Hill. Brunch here cost a little less than what is at The Plain, with the Brave Begedil being the most expensive at $17.00. And while I wasn’t in the mood for brunch that Sunday, my partner’s Eggs On Toast ($8.00) though simple, seemed perfect with those poached eggs on buttered bread.Coffee here was equally good as well. Iced or hot depending on personal preference. Smooth and velvety with a nice latte art to gaze upon. That’s their Cappuccino ($4.50) for your info.
I read from here, here and here that the food was good especially the pancakes with banana toppings and drizzled generously with maple syrup. Seems like my type of comfort food and I shall make some effort to drop by soon.
The Bravery Cafe
66 Horne Road
Tel: +65 6225 4387
Weekdays: 9.00am to 7.00pm
Weekends: 8.00am to 8.00pm
Closed on Tuesdays