Hipster-ish brunch cafes are pleasantly abundant in Singapore, but Nosh offers something slightly less hipster, more classic. The fact that its location is more remote means that it’s usually not jam packed on weekends; you definitely won’t need a queuing ticket to get a table (like we did at Atlas Coffeehouse).
The Greenhouse part of Nosh is an outdoor area, surrounded by greenery. It’s beautifully peaceful, no wonder the first time I attempted to brunch here on a Sunday afternoon, it was closed for a wedding. With such a setting, I would’ve been skeptical about their food, but after hearing multiple positive experiences, I had to try it for myself.
House-cured Salmon with Scrambled Eggs
The house-cured salmon with scrambled eggs didn’t look too inventive at first. But we were impressed with the execution of the unexpectedly creamy eggs. The smoked salmon was also delicious, especially when mixed in with the mentaiko sauce.
Shakshuka with goat cheese and eggplant fritters *must order*
But the shakshuka was definitely a winner. It might even be the best ones I’ve had to date in Asia. The sauce was appropriately thick and flavourful. The mix of chunks of goat cheese added to the layers of flavours, as an almost pungent flavour would sneak into a bite here and there. I would’ve preferred the eggplants non-frittered however, as they made the dish a little heavy.
Beautiful spot to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon
With the green serene setting and a great brunch menu, Nosh is definitely a solid and comfortable destination to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. My only complaint is that the coffee was decent, but definitely did not live up to the strong coffee standards of cafes in Singapore in general. So I’d say, save your caffeine quota for the late afternoon somewhere else!
9 Rochester Park (near Buono Vista MRT)
Phone: +65 9755 5015
Spend per person: SGD25-30