For just over 23 years, Awfully Chocolate has been serving up super tasty cakes, confectionery and desserts. And most of them showcase the brand’s delicious high-quality chocolate. If you’re a fan of this homegrown doyenne of chocolate desserts – and if you’re looking for cafés in Katong – we’ve got exciting news! Awfully Chocolate’s new bakery and café concept in Katong now serves brunch and dinner. Here’s why this new concept is a prime pick for your next brunch outing.
Awfully Chocolate joins the Katong brunch bunch
Priced at $52 ($48 for members), this three-course brunch starts things light with a seasonal fruit and muesli plate. The fruit used in the dish is selected seasonally to ensure you’re getting the freshest ingredients possible. When we came down, we were treated to toasted muesli topped with decadent slices of wine-poached pears drizzled with maple syrup and a generous dollop of Greek yoghurt.
The next dish took things in a savoury direction. The truffle cream eggs are lightly cooked for a delicate, custardy texture and feature truffle cream and grated parmesan for a savoury kick.
The final dish, and the star of Awfully Chocolate’s brunch menu, was the freshly baked flatbread with roasted aubergine. The flatbread is made with dough that’s been proofed 48 hours, giving it a chewy open-crumb structure. Because the bread is only baked upon ordering, you’ll have it piping hot right out of the oven. A topping of hearty roasted aubergine slices and rocket (arugula) complete this brunch highlight. Save a little bit of your egg because it pairs perfectly with the flatbread!
As you might have noticed, the brunch is vegetarian-friendly; still, the more carnivorously inclined among us can also opt to add thick-cut bacon ($4) or a sausage patty ($6). This makes it a perfect option for brunch in Katong if you’ve got vegetarian friends with dietary restrictions.
Affordable dinner sets at Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe in Katong
Awfully Chocolate also has an affordable set dinner that’s priced at $25. The meal includes your choice of a starter and main, and you can also top up $3 for a drink. The Singapore borscht is an Eastern European classic that goes local with the addition of Asian spices. You can also choose classics like French onion soup and wild mushroom soup. Other intriguing starters include a grilled cauliflower salad and a warm camembert and pear salad.
If you’re in the mood for meat, tuck into mains like the Angus brisket. This comforting dish features beef braised till tender and served with potato fondant. Meanwhile, the classic ribeye steak comes with portobello, peppercorn pan sauce and truffle fries; it’s another great option for meat lovers. If you’re after something a little lighter, opt for seafood items like the grilled red snapper or the prawn and crab meat aglio olio. Vegetarians can also pick mains like the onsen egg and black fungus tagliatelle; this cream-based pasta is topped with a runny egg and strips of black fungus that lend a bite to the dish.
Chocolate milk and other treats
An ice-cold glass of chocolate milk is a childhood favourite for many, so I was excited to try the Really Fresh Chocolate Milk ($6). Blended with Awfully Chocolate’s premium 100% dark cocoa and freshly frothed with milk from Hokkaido, the velvety smooth drink was surprisingly light and not overly sweet. You can also opt for hot chocolate ($8) made with either 60% of 70% chocolate.
True to its roots, Awfully Chocolate Bakery & Cafe in Katong also sells some of its signature bakes like the salted butterscotch brownie (a personal favourite), the flourless chocolate cake and the nutella tart.
Brunch is available from 8.30am 4pm and dinner 6pm to 9pm from Tuesday to Sunday. The selection of freshly baked pastries and chocolate confectionaries is available every day of the week. Make a reservation here.
Written in collaboration with Awfully Chocolate.