Brawn & Brains – Coffee break, anyone?
While chatting with the husband last night, he said I cannot take stress very well which I disagree absolutely. After a long discussion, I concluded that, “I can take stress very well, but I cannot handle human relationships and competition as well.” It’s true, given the tonnes of workload I get during my media days, I was happy and accepted whatever that came. But when dealing with people and competition, my balls shrunk (as if I have one to begin with, but you know what I mean).
I am always building friendship from the beginning, viewing my relationships through the lens of my own consciousness. But many a times, I didn’t realize the other person may have a completely different relationship towards me. Things get messy when you thought you are speaking to someone you trust, but eventually it is not the case. That’s ironic isn’t it, considering I studied honours in mass communications.
On the other hand, never ignore the quirky urge and funny tingle you get when you are dealing with frenemy – someone who pretends to be your friend but is actually your enemy. In my experience, it hasn’t always been obvious. People who talk about you behind your back or having a twisted competition with me are never real friends. So the rule of thumb is, if you are dealing with emotions like jealousy and inferiority on a semi-regular basis, it may be time to re-evaluate your relationship.
Anyway the gut feeling tells me I met a great lady for brunch at Brawn & Brains. It was my first time visiting them after they shifted to a bigger space. Oh man, I love it – sunlight shining through the glass wall of the cafe and a pace away from the hustle bustle. Now that got me missing Australia very much.
Their weekday menu is available from 10am onwards with sandwiches and wraps. We went for the Oven Baked Molten Eggs ($9.80) on tortilla and melted cheese. Needless to say, who doesn’t love the runny yolks? The neatly arranged baby spinanch was drizzled with tangy sauce and the sweet cherry tomatoes compliment it. There’s also the option of adding on bacon or smoked salmon as well.
I am usually not a sandwich fan but that day, I decided to try the Grilled Chicken and Avocado on Brioche instead ($12.90). The brioche toast was soft and fluffy with crisp edges, and a mildly seasoned chicken in the middle for a savoury, buttery smooth breakfast treat. They bake the brioche on the premises daily. It comes with side chips. There is also smoked salmon and avocado on brioche ($14.50) too.
I don’t think I have to tell you how good their coffee was. Choose from Single Origin or House Blend Pen & Pencil depending on your mood. This is how I like to spend my day, with people of the same frequency, eating and taking photos together, and chatting over some coffee and sandwiches.
Brawn & Brains Coffee
Address: 100 Guillemard Road, #01-02 Singapore 399718
Telephone: 6348 0501
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