I’ve never been a huge fan of bread, and the last time I ate bread regularly would probably be in primary or secondary school when I would bring lunchboxes to school. So when I first heard of bread yard opening up their new outlet at Fusionopolis, my first question was “Do they sell other stuff?” It was only after I found out that bread yard was opened by friends of friends, and that some friends had even worked there before (one even helped plant a mini herb garden! – but it no longer exists), that I started to become more interested in visiting bread yard.
So when Benjamin (don’t know who he is? click here) asked me if I’d like to join him at bread yard with another church friend, I jumped at the opportunity, and even kept bugging him to arrange a time for us to go. We finally settled for Saturday morning, nice and early at 9.30am.
Upon arriving at bread yard punctually at half past nine, I was quite happy to see that there was no one there yet – I like quiet cafes, and also I feel less paiseh when taking photos. I had done my research into their menu the night before, so I didn’t need to look at it again – I knew what I wanted to get. Or I thought I did, until a staff member told me (after I asked) that they smoke the chicken and duck themselves. You see, whenever I go out to eat, I try get something that I can’t make myself. If the chicken and duck was store-bought, i.e. smoked in some factory, why couldn’t I buy it myself and assemble a sandwich for myself at home? But the chicken and duck were smoked in-house – perhaps this could be indicated on the menu. A minute ago I was so sure that I’d get the chimichurri steak sandwich, but now I was wondering. But the steak is sous vide-d in-house too, so I went for it! They also have the option of having roasted potatoes, salad or soup for an additional $2. I don’t know why but I thought that for $2 I’d get the potatoes and either the salad or the soup – but it wasn’t like that. You pick one side out of the three. I’d heard that the roasted potatoes were really good, so I had to leave the soup for another time.
Coffee-wise, bread yard does not have espresso coffee. They specialise in filtered coffee only, with two blends – single origin El Salvador, or Sumatra & Brazil.
If you’re getting black coffee like me, you’ve only got the El Salvadorian blend, but for coffee with milk you can choose either blend.
And here we are with the food. The steak sandwich was delicious – the steak was tender and still slightly pink, and the chimichurri seasoning was just nice. I felt the country bread was a bit tough but I reckon it’s my fault for taking too many photos, allowing the toasted bread to get cold. The roasted potatoes were quite good, but the sauce was even better.
As for the cookies, the owners gave them to us on the house. My favourite was the dark chocolate cookie, but I’d advise sharing it with someone because if you finish the whole thing yourself you’d probably not be able to sing in the shower for the next week. It is just so rich, but so good!!
Overall, while bread yard has not changed my attitude towards bread in general, they definitely spice things up with their creative homemade, made-to-order sandwiches. For my next visit I think I’ll go for the duck & orange sandwich with the soup. And that dark chocolate cookie, of course :)
- 1 Fusionopolis Place, Galaxis #01-23/24, Singapore 138522
- Tel: 9773 5318
- Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm
- Saturday 9am to 3pm