There’s no lack of brunch venues in Singapore dishing out oh-so-typical breakfast fare. It kinda gets dull after a while, dont ya think? Fret not! Ô Comptoir (previously known as Le Comptoir) has recently unveiled their newly revamped brunch menu to excite your taste buds. Available on weekends and public holidays from 11am to 5pm, foodies can look forward to a taste of France at the charming creperie and bar.
You can be assured authentic and quality crepes at Ô Comptoir. Not only were staff sent to train in France for 4 months, the ingredients and equipment used to make crepes are imported from France as well. Apart from crepes, Ô Comptoir also specialises in galettes, a savoury crepe made from buckwheat.
We first sampled the Brunch Set ($32) which includes a glass of fresh orange juice, a hot beverage (coffee/ tea/ hot chocolate), a savoury crepe or galette, a dessert and another hot beverage to end. What fantastic value!
Savoury crepes are freshly made, according to your desire. First choose the base (galette/crepe/eggs), then 2 fillings (ham/ bacon/ tomatoes/mushrooms/ marinated salmon/ sautéed vegetables). Additional toppings are available for an extra $2 each (comte cheese/ prawns/ scallops/ mango/ prosciutto/ goat cheese). If you’re unsure which ingredients go well together, the friendly staff are always ready to advice.
So here’s my luxe crepe piled with prawns, scallops, mushroom and sautéed vegetables. The seafood was nicely grilled and juicy; paired with delicate crepe, its bliss with every mouthful.
My dining companion had her crepes adorned with marinated salmon, prosciutto and mushroom. Not a salmon girl usually so I’ll quote my dining companion’s (@explodingbelly) verdict: “These marinated salmon are not like any I’ve tasted. It’s so fresh, thick and chunky, and tasted just like sashimi.”
Those who like something gratifying can go for the English Breakfast Galette ($16), which consists of tomatoes, beans, egg, mushroom, pork sausage and bacon. This is my first time trying galette and I enjoyed it immensely. There’s a slight sour flavour that lingers on the palette, which is great as it lightens up the otherwise hearty dish.
Not a fan of crepes? Ô Comptoir also serves classic brunch favourites such as Omelette Ham & Cheese ($12) and Eggs Benedict ($15). We also tried the Marinated Salmon Scrambled Eggs ($14) which was beautifully lush and satiny.
Who can resist salted caramel and nutella crepes? I know for certain I can’t! Rolled and sliced into bite-sized portions, The Normady Landing ($8) had a generous spread of homemade salted butter caramel. The Chocolate Rendenz Vous ($7) nutella rendition was less outstanding but still lovely.
At Ô Comptoir, its happy, easy food with gourmet ingredients at affordable prices, perfect for the lazy weekends. Do note that it can get a little warm as the creperie has an idyllic seaside theme which has open-air concept, so it’s best to dress light.
Much love to Fiona and Ô Comptoir for the invite.
79 Circular Road