Café & Bar Gavroche
69 Tras Street
Brunch is officially out of control in Singapore. The passion for this lazy Sunday morning meal runs as deep as the crowds. That’s why, this month, we are stealing away to sleepy Tras Street to dine with the casual little brother of popular Brasserie Gavroche. Squeeze past the bar to reach the dining areas at the back – one fashioned like a family-style French kitchen (complete with dangling copper pans and an antique stove); and the other, a Parisian sidewalk café with streetlights and cobblestones.
Chef Frédéric Colin has designed a menu of relaxed French fare meant for sharing, like smoked salmon oeufs Benedict ($25) and an open-faced tartine of perfectly cooked scrambled eggs, tapenade and Japanese tomatoes ($17). Comfort foods include croque monsieur, pain perdu and rillettes, and Cadoret oysters are sold by the half-dozen ($28). As a Frenchman, Frédéric is deeply invested in the bread – and his pain au chocolat and other pastries are guaranteed to test the willpower.