My hubby and I enjoy visiting Prive café for a relaxing brunch. The cafe, located on Keppel Island, serves comfort food, with a reasonable price tag. We visited a couple of times, for both brunch and dinner. Be prepared for a lengthy post!
All day breakfast is served from 9.30am to 5pm. After 11.30am, a much wider variety of dishes are prepared. You can view the menu and prices here
The best thing about Prive Café is the ambience. Diners can enjoy the view of the waterfront (and the many yachts parked there).
If you wish to dine at the alfresco area, do check the weather forecast. Although the area is sheltered, if the rain is heavy, you will still get wet. There was once we were brunching indoors, and a heavy downpour occurred, forcing many diners to leave the alfresco area.
Service is friendly and efficient, no complaints from me!
Classic Caesar salad: Baby romaine lettuce topped with crunchy bacon, a gently poaches egg, baked herbed croutons and drizzled with Prive classic Caesar dressing. The lettuce was fresh and the egg was perfectly poached, with a runny yolk that’s hardening around the edges.
Roasted butternut pumpkin salad: wild rocket topped with roasted butternut pumpkin, Granny Smith Apples, pomegranate and tangy buttermilk dressing. I like how all the flavors complement each other, as well as the crunchy texture from the apples and pomegranate.
Prive’s signature mushroom soup: Seasonal mushrooms with a hint of truffle oil, served with crusty garlic bread. This was impressive; it was full of flavor, and chunky mushroom bits but not too thick or creamy. The soup was served piping hot, unlike some restaurants that sometimes serve it warm. The garlic bread was yummy too.
Hearty peasant soup: rustic cabbage and potato soup topped with bacon and crunchy pesto croutons. Because the mushroom soup was so good, we ordered this, hoping it would fare the same. The soup was disappointing as it was terribly bland.
Crab meat Omelette: Delicately flavored opened-faced crab meat omelette topped with pine nuts and a refreshing shaved fennel and dill salad. I was not too happy with this: the omelette tasted so bland, and the serving of crab meat was scarce.
Spaghetti Aglio Olio with crispy bacon, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, birds eye chilli, wilted baby spinach, pine nuts and flat-leaf parsley. You can choose mild, medium or very spicy. So good we had this twice!
The Ultimate fish and chips: Lightly battered Dory fried to a golden crisp served with fries, tartare sauce and malt vinegar. I am not a fan of fish and chips, because I usually encounter thick oily batters, which makes me feel sick. This batter was light, not too oily and the dish tastes as good as it looks!
Perfect pear charlotte with white wine poached pears and raisin baked in a golden crust, served with vanilla bean ice cream (or Ruquefort cheese ice cream). I felt this dessert fared better than the Oreo mud pie.
Red velvet cake and passion fruit tart were yummy 🙂 But the orange and almond cake was plain boring, and dry too… Took away muffins for breakfast the next day: Chocolate/ Apple and Oats/ Bacon and cheddar/ Banana walnut. I felt the bacon and cheddar tasted a bit weird; maybe I am just not used to savory muffins.