Hidden away in a corner in Selegie, Curios Palette is a neat little restaurant that serves a mean brunch in the style of an Australian café with an Asian twist.
Ambience, Service and the Staff
The restaurant is in the ground level of a restored shop house. The decor is very groovy. They’ve used finished irregular pieces of wood from trees as table tops, with steel and wooden furniture on one side, and upholstered benches along the walls to create a rustic, yet modern environment. Some tables also have plastic stools, giving it a very hipster feel.
This café has lots of natural light and gets very busy on weekends.
We had made a reservation ahead of time, and had a table waiting for us. We were quickly seated. The staff were friendly, efficient and very helpful.
Curious Palette’s menu is quite unique from other cafés. There’s a bit of fusion going on in their food, with a blend of local flavours and western staples.
We had a large group of 8 when visiting, where we’d ordered the Bao, the buttermilk chicken fried sando, smashed potato mala, the truffle fries, the buttermilk waffle with vanilla bean ice cream and fresh fruit, the curious breakfast and the fish fingers.
Food came out quickly – our wait was barely 15 minutes – and everyone was served within minutes of each other.
Everything served was very well presented and well made. Portions are generous. The buttermilk waffles with the ice cream are particularly good.
The Price Point
Including coffee, we spent approximately $25 per person. This is quite reasonable for the location and quality of food.
The Final Verdict
Curious Palette is definitely one of my go-to cafés in central Singapore. The restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner as well as coffees and drinks. They have a lovely ambience, good service and great tasting food and coffee. Being somewhat of a communal space, this is a great place to bring large groups of friends to catch up, or to have a first date.
Address: 64 Prinsep St, Singapore 188667.
Phone: +65 6238 1068.