Your excuse to head over to the East Coast: a traditional breakfast set to die for, and a mega brunch spread starring fresh bakes straight from the oven at Firebake.
From the moment its handmade wood-fired ovens burst to life last year, it’s been a go-to for great sourdough and its hearty fruit loaf (yes you can get their breads takeaway to help you survive the week). Firebake’s fans flow in throughout the day to dinnertime, but now the bakery and restaurant is bringing out the big guns for the breakfast and brunch lovers. Check out why we think we’ll be starting our days here more often…
It’s all about the wood-fired ovens: two of them, blazing away in view so that the daily bakes (made with organic flour, by the way) are literally fresh from the oven. If you’re an early bird (Firebake now opens at 8.30am), you could strike lucky and get your cinnamon and lime bun still warm from being fanned by flames. This is particularly fortuitous if you’re indulging in Firebake’s amazing cheesymite bun. We know those two words just brought on whiplash for thousands of Aussies in Singapore, but for the uninitiated, vegemite, melted cheese and hot bread are a holy trinity. Trust us.
The wood-fired sourdough milk buns are also quite the treat, especially when they’re charcoal-grilled and served with a good slap of Belgian butter and smear of Hainanese-style kaya jam, hand-stirred by a local auntie for six hours. It comes as part of the brilliant breakfast set: Firebake’s ode to the Singaporean tradition of starting the day with kopi, half-boiled eggs and toast. It’s $4.50++ (an extra $1 for the kaya), and it’s on until 11am.
For brunchers with a bigger appetite , the breakfast menu extends to baked eggs with mushrooms and crispy bacon, poached eggs with avo and feta on toast, an amazing roast veggie sandwich. Or go big or go home with the steak sandwich with harissa made in-house.
And if you have a hankering for Firebake’s signature prawn capellini, you can order it for too from 11.30 – we’re down with that.
If you’re as fussy about your morning coffee as you are about your artisanal bread, Firebake of course goes beyond the traditional kopi and serves a great brew for us latte lovers. But our hot tip is to check out the Greek coffee – a nod to founder Konstantino Blokbergen’s heritage, which comes with a bite of loukoumi (think Turkish delight) – a strong and sweet kickstart to the day.
Firebake Woodfired Bakehouse & Restaurant, 237 East Coast Road, Singapore 428930; p. 9784 2950