Weekends are perfect days to enjoy a lazy brunch. I was looking for a place with a relaxed ambiance and located by the river when I came across Whisk and Paddle situated along a section of the Punggol Waterway. When I reached the cafe, I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was abundant greenery around. It is situated next to the PCN cycling track. The cafe offers indoor as well as alfresco seating. The music in the background was soft and soothing. We were immediately seated by the staff and were handed the menus. The neatly displayed dessert counter did catch my attention. To beat the heat, we promptly asked for water and I liked the serving mugs 🙂
The staff informed us about the daily specials and I decided to go for the ‘Bread Box’ since I was intrigued by the name. It was a visual delight when placed on the table. It was filled with bread cubes, a large scoop of ice cream, custard, fresh fruits like strawberries and lychees. I was in for sweet breakfast! It was a sizable portion – enough for two people. It looked like a delicious treasure box with fresh quality goodies filled inside.
Eggs are standard in a brunch menu. Since my husband eats eggs once in a while during brunch outings, he ordered the ‘Whisk Breakfast Set’ which had customizable options mentioned on the menu. The salad was extremely fresh, especially the cherry tomatoes. The sunny side up eggs were perfectly cooked. The whites were set and the yolks were runny. The mushrooms were well cooked and seasoned and the bread was fresh as well. The staff is accommodating of substitutions in case you don’t eat meat.
As we enjoyed the gentle breeze, we also decided to order Fluffy Italian soda to beat the heat. We chose ‘Pomegranate Wild Berries’ Soda. It had the right amount of fizz and was quite refreshing. Order this if you like pomegranates.
Next time I plan to try the other things on their menu like pizzas, pastas and nachos. For their isolated getaway-like location, for their quality desserts, for their friendly service and for their decent food options, Whisk and Paddle is totally worth a visit.
|In a Nutshell||Deelightful Rating|
|Cuisine Type: Western||★★★1/2|
|Nearest MRT: Riviera LRT|
|Address: 10 Tebing Lane. Singapore 828836|
|Timings: Tue-Fri: 3.30 am – 10.30 pm ; Sat-Sun: 9.30 am – 10.30 pm|