The Bravery Cafe – it has been a while since I been on a cafe-hopping trip, and my recent expedition has brought me to this dainty cafe located at Horne Road. If you have no idea where is that, it is totally walkable (3-4 minute) from Lavender MRT station. When you’re strolling along Horne Road, do keep a lookout for an exterior of red and yellow acrylic wall – not really glamourous just like its industrial worn-out interior – but it provides a good environment for a weekend chill out.
We did not know what to order, partially because of the mixed reviews, but we went ahead with the recommendation from one of the friendly staff. Other than the slightly hefty price tag of Holy Crab ($14.50), this rendition of bechamel crab cakes was lovely. Beneath the crust lies a mush of crab, which is nicely seasoned and light on the palate. Not to even mention, the poached egg was done perfectly, just runny enough for a great insta-worthy shot. Opt for the King Horne Sandwich (S$9.50) if you want something more filling. Despite not being a fan of crusty bread, we enjoyed the different flavours and textures of beef pastrami and rockets within the crust of a fine ciabatta.
For drinks, head for a nice cup of Cappuccino (S$4.60) or their signature Lavender Latte (S$5.50). We were pleasantly surprised with how the mild fragrance of lavender blended with a nice cup of latte. Having said that, I am still wondering how this combination works. Isn’t caffeine suppose to make you wide awake, while lavender makes you drift off to dreamland?
For a quiet weekend chillout spot, while reading your favourite book or magazine and sipping on some caffeine, I do recommend The Bravery Cafe. Oh, did I mention that this cafe is halal-certified too?
The Bravery Café
66 Horne Road
9am – 6pm
Closed on Tuesdays