Brunch @ Shrove Tuesday

July 13, 2014 in European (cafe) by thywhaleliciousfay

Shrove Tuesday is not within Toa Payoh central. Instead, it’s a 10 minutes walk from Toa Payoh Central, located in a quieter estate. Upon arrival, we settled for the ‘grass area’ which is behind their counter, in front of the orange-painted wall. The only reason we chose to hide there was because the main seating area is raised with timber strips, and it squeaks with every step we took. Or… Were we too heavy? Haha.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Waffle, $5 (+ $2.50, 1 scoop of ice cream) (+ $0.80, premium flavour) (above) – For our ice cream, we chose ‘banana caramel’. Waffle wise, the taste was nice. Instead, it’s the texture of the waffle. Waffle was crispy on the exterior, but really airy on the inside. Once we bit into the waffle and past the crispy exterior, we were almost like eating… Cloud? It was nice in a (different) way, although it’s definitely not meant to be taken as a main since it’s too airy to fill up the stomach.

2) Baked apple pie, $8.50 (above) – While we were not too impressed with the apple pieces which were too soft, I really liked the (bottom) crust.

3) Strawberry rose velvet, $4.50 (above) – This was surprisingly nice. It looked dry but the sponge is really moist. Very nice. But we wolfed this down with just 4 mouthfuls. So for a small slice of cake, it’s a little pricey.

4) The bomb, $12 (above) – We went with ‘gula anana’, and within the crunchy exterior, it comprises of half gula melaka and half pineapple ice creams.

5) Latte, $4.50 (above)

So while I wont make a special trip to Shrove Tuesday, it’s definitely a nice addition to Toa Poyah. I like their location. It’s probably the design of the estate, but when we left the cafe at 6pm, imagine smelling the smoke as their neighbour hawker burn joss stick to pray at the alter, hearing the voices of children running around and seeing elderly gathering around. Shrove Tuesday is indeed located in a very nice, quiet estate.

Blk 94, Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #01-32, Singapore
6258 2254, Facebook
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Thur : 10:00 – 22:00
Ambience: 6
Fri – Sat : 10:00 – 23:00
Value: 6
Sun : 10:00 – 22:00
Service: 5