Sarnies is a casual Australian eatery in the heart of the CBD on Telok Ayer Street. Always packed full with people it seems, it’s probably best to go when it’s a bit quieter either on a weekday evening when reservations are accepted via Chope or early in the morning. At all other times you just have to try your luck at nabbing a free table. The cafe itself is quite small and cramped but there’s also tables outside if you can take the heat!
Although named Sarnies, they don’t just serve sandwiches but they also have breakfasts, salads, baked treats, soup, a coconut soft serve menu, a dinner menu of starters, pastas, risotto, meat mains and dessert as well as brunch items on the weekends. They use quality fresh produce, their bacon is cured in-house and their coffee beans are also roasted in-house. Orders are placed at the till inside the cafe and then your food is served to you at your table.
I went there on a very busy Sunday during lunchtime but luckily we managed to get a table outside after only waiting around for a few minutes. It was a pretty hot day so sitting outside wouldn’t have been my first choice but there are fans to cool you down a bit although unfortunately only one was working on that day!
Me and my sweet tooth ordered the Pancakes with Burnt Toffee Sauce, Caramelised Apples and Cinnamon Spice Nut and Seed Brittle together with a latte. The pancakes were big, light and fluffy and they were generously topped with the nut and seed brittle and caramalised apples. The caramalised apples were very sweet, perhaps a little overcooked too and combined with the nut and seed brittle which was also very sweet and the burnt toffee sauce it was a huge sugar fest with just a few strawberries to cut through some of the sweetness. It was delicious nonetheless and satisfied my sweet cravings. The latte was also very nice with a smooth earthy flavour.
Service at Sarnies was ok although the guy at the cashier didn’t seem to be knowledgeable about the food there as when I asked him what nuts were in the nut and seed brittle for my pancakes he was unsure and didn’t seem to want to find out either. The food came out quickly although there were definite inconsistencies with the portions as two of my friends ordered the Vegan Zoodle Pad Thai salad and they looked completely different with one of them looking like it had been half eaten already. Sarnies is probably not a place I would go back to again during peak times as it’s really very busy and quite chaotic, perhaps for dinner though or a takeaway sandwich.
Address: 136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601 (Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer)
Tel: 6224 6091
Opening Hours: Monday & Tuesday: 7.30am – 10.30pm, Wednesday – Friday: 7.30am – 12am, Saturday & Sunday: 8.30am – 4pm
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