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Friday, April 19, 2013

Five & Dime Eatery @ River Valley Road, Singapore

At the outskirts of Orchard Road lay Five & Dime, where drivers and passer-by find it hard to be missed with its one of a kind vintage-chic facade. Stepping into the restaurant was like entering a space of nostalgia - soft sunlight streaming through their ceiling-high glass panels, rustic wooden furniture arranged neatly on their tessellated mosaic flooring of white and black tiles, and my favourite childhood snacks (chocolate waffles and sweets, ooh~) placed inside several glass containers.

Five & Dime serves one of the best brunches in Singapore with dishes, such as their highly acclaimed Eggs Benny (S$17) - an orchestra of hollandaise-drenched poached eggs set upon slices of smoked ham and toasted brioche, alongside with the complementation of breakfast potatoes, vinaigrette-tossed mesclun greens and fruit salad in a cute orange ramekin.

Take comfort in their sandwiches as well, like how their classic Egg Mayo & Bacon Panini (S$12) sent oohs-and-ahhs to my buddy who devoured this in minutes. Savoury, flavourful and a burst of textures within slices of perfectly toasted panini. Oh, and it comes complete with a potato salad.

One's meal is never complete without desserts. A friendly staff recommended a towering dessert of strawberries and cream set upon some crisps (can't remember name) which is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. To be honest, not very "wow-inducing" for the hefty price though..

In a nutshell, Five & Dime Eatery definitely makes it up to one of my favourite brunch places with its extensive variety of  brunch and dinner dishes. Although slightly overpriced, why worry about spending a few extra bucks on an occasional splurge?

Five & Dime Eatery

Tel: 92365002

Opening Hours
Mon - Thu: 12:00 - 22:00
Fri: 12:00 - 00:00
Sat: 10:00 - 00:00
Sun: 10:00 - 22:00

297 River Valley Road