Nassim Hill Bakery & Bistro

Nassim Hill Bakery & Bistro always gives me the feel of an expat vibe. It’s address screams white, chic, posh. Located at the far end of Orchard, most people wouldn’t venture there unless you drove, took a cab, or were willing to take the 15 minute trek from the MRT. Yes, to Singaporeans, walking for 15 minutes is a pretty long time. Ironically, when I met up with L and G for brunch last weekend, we each took different kinds of transport there. I walked from the train station and by the time I got to the cafe, I was ready for a very very cold drink. 

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Reservations are definitely recommended here. The cafe was buzzing with activity when we arrived and the place does seem very popular with families. One of the dishes that the bistro has become quite famous for is its reuben sandwich which is served with their signature beer bread. I tried it on a previous visit and remember having enjoyed the sandwich very much. I reckon that the sauerkraut really makes all the difference.

On my latest visit here, we decided to try other dishes from their menu

Steak and eggs ($22) – Grilled ribeye steak with two sunny side up eggs. For some reason, when it said steak and eggs, I imagined a sandwich. My bad though and I was pleasantly surprised to find a really traditional dish in front of me. We asked for it medium and it was cooked well, though not the best piece of steak I’ve ever had. For the price though, can’t really complain.
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Caesar salad ($14) – served with avocado, croutons, sliced egg, crispy bacon and saved parmesan
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Truffle fries ($12) – always a favourite among the ladies
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Fish and chips ($23) – Erdinger beer battered fries and fries. Couldn’t really find the beer taste in this, felt like any other fish and chips dish to me.
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Overall, I felt that all the dishes were executed well. However, was there any that stood out for us? None really. Perhaps the next time we come back it would be for the reuben, but the rest of the mains could be easily found at most other cafes. I do recommend this place though if you’re looking for a nice place to have brunch, catch up with friends. The staff are really friendly and seem content to let you take your time to eat and enjoy.

Add: 56 Tanglin Rd, #01-03

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