Not that long ago, someone asked me for a recommendation for brunch places in Singapore.
At that point in time, I couldn’t think of an answer.
After visiting 101 Jalan Sultan, I’ve finally found it – Classified Cafe!
Located at The Sultan Hotel, Classified Cafe is a great place to have a hearty Sunday brunch with the family.
The Sultan Hotel is a gorgeous, traditional white Singapore townhouse, a globetrotter’s dream stay. The hotel is also notably well preserved from a bygone era.
On the pristine white walls are framed “before and after” renovation photographs capturing the beauty of the timeless building.
The majestic Sultan Hotel is quite unlike any other in Singapore.
Considering it has 64 guest rooms with no two rooms alike, The Sultan is bigger than it looks!
Great for staycationers and tourists alike, the ambiance and decor of the whole place is impressive and the epitome of class.
I would definitely put it down on my list of staycation-worthy hotels in Singapore. Y’know, for a temporary air ticket-free getaway from reality.
Classified Cafe kindly invited me down for a food tasting session one weekend, and spoiled me silly with their numerous breakfast options.
I decided to sit in the lobby where there was plenty of sunshine, and really beautiful furniture I wish I could bring home! (The acacia table was my favourite.)
Classified Cafe really ticked all of the boxes with their food, impeccable service, and dining atmosphere.
Let’s have a peek at their brunch menu! (Honestly, if I could I would order everything…)
Classified Cafe let me try out their Eggs on Cloud and Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon & Avocado.
I also ordered Mac and Cheese and a vanilla milkshake. The staff were happy to customise my milkshake order, which was very nice of them!
Eggs on Cloud [S$14.90]
Turkey bacon bits, chives, and mozzarella cheese folded into lightly whisked egg whites, served with toasted brioche
I really liked the presentation of the Eggs on Cloud. Don’t the eggs look like little clouds? The slate plating was also very cool.
Taste-wise, the eggs on cloud was really fluffy, airy and delicious. Kind of how you would imagine a savoury cloud to taste like.
The slight sweetness of the brioche was a nice, welcome change from the typical plain white toasted bread you get at coffeeshops. As for the bed of rocket salad hidden beneath the eggs on cloud, it was really fresh and full of a mild spicy flavour.
Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon and Avocado [S$14.90]
Poached egg, smoked salmon, homemade hashbrown, avocado, red and yellow cherry tomatoes, rocket, hollandaise sauce
To me, the highlight of this breakfast dish was the HASH BROWNS. I’ve never had hash browns this amazing in my life before. I couldn’t stop eating and the addiction to the hash browns was real. If there was one reason to come back to Classified Cafe, the crispy, flavourful hash browns would be the answer!
The avocado wasn’t soft and ripe and instead quite crunchy. But this happens to the best of us I guess! Like for example, the other day the avocado I prepared at home for guacamole turned out to be unevenly ripe.
The rocket (like before) was very fresh and yummy. The warm smoked salmon and poached egg was perfect. But as I said, the real star here is Classified Cafe’s amazing homemade hash browns.
Macaroni and cheese [S$10.90]
Macaroni, melted mozzarella and melted cheddar
Doesn’t this Mac and Cheese look AMAZING? When it arrived, I was pretty much in awe. The portion was soooo generous. (Trust me, the photos really don’t do justice to the real portions) I don’t think you can find as generous a serving of mac elsewhere in Singapore, and for a really good price!
The Mac and Cheese is great for sharing with family and friends, and the cheese is truly a lot – expect strings and strings of delicious cheesy goodness. You wouldn’t expect it, but this Classified Cafe Mac and Cheese makes for a really yummy breakfast! My favourite part was how the macaroni was evenly coated in mild, crispy cheesy bits. Yum. (I’m definitely drooling and hungry as I type this!)
On a side note, the Sultan is full of greenery and beautiful, tall bamboo. You’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to Japan. The grounds of the hotel are really lush and perfectly serene.
After a satisfying breakfast or brunch at Classified Cafe, you would probably be wondering to yourself, so what is there to do nearby?
After all that breakfasting at Classified Cafe, you will want to walk off your meal with a stroll around Kampong Glam to experience the eclectic and vibrant side of Singapore.
Snap a photo of one of Singapore’s most prominent mosques, the Masjid Sultan. Found at Muscat Street, the picturesque mosque is one of Singapore’s oldest. Just take a moment to admire the golden architecture and facade. Fun fact: this place of worship can fit up to 5,000 people!
For a quick history lesson on Singapore, jog over to the Malay Heritage Centre at Istana Kampong Glam to get a unique perspective of what life was like back in the good old days.
Shop Turkish lamps and beautiful authentic Persian rugs and a wide variety of traditional garments made from the finest silk in the small lanes of Kampong Glam.
For a bit of modernity, I recommend exploring The General Store, located at 38 Arab Street. The General Store is a minimal and independent local store featuring well-designed homegrown brands and much-loved international labels.
Do check out their wide array of watches, phone cases and sunglasses (which I love) from their very own home brand.
For coffee lovers, don’t forget to check out Artistry Cafe, Sexy Coffee and Krave. Besides these few, there are many more things to see and do in the Haji Lane vicinity after a yummy brunch at Classified Cafe.
[Disclaimer: The food tasting was kindly sponsored by Classified Cafe. This food review and guide are my own opinions of Classified Cafe and The Sultan Hotel.]
101 Jalan Sultan
Tel: +65 6723 7101