Thanks to an invitation, I recently sampled the fairly newly opened (just last December) Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar, just a short walk from Newton MRT. Skyve is actually housed in a former school and has many quirky features as a result, even down to the name of the place itself with its connotations of skipping school!
Location wise it is a stone's throw from Orchard Road. Positioned where it is though, surrounded by the older style flats (I've not seen anything quite like them in Singapore previously and was struck by how beautifully different they look) and down a quiet road just off Clemenceau Avenue North you could be miles away from the malls. The interior of Skyve retains that school theme with classroom like chairs, menus with school themed names and place mats resembling school worksheets.
I went to sample their breakfast menu (available from 8.30am - 10.30am weekdays), being open from 8.30am Tuesdays to Fridays means it is the perfect place for breakfast catch ups with friends, a place to go and do some work or for breakfast business meetings. Skyve is self described as a 'mod bistro' with the food being, 'a bevy of familiar, comforting flavours prepared with modern culinary techniques by master of sous-vide, Chef Vincent Teng.' Before you ask they are open all day right through from breakfast time, so you can go for brunches (on weekends), for lunch and for dinner, bar snacks and drinks too. Take a look at their full menu here.
The breakfast menu though was absolutely delightful with the dishes I sampled being available on both the breakfast menu and the brunch menu at the weekend. So no excuse not to try the breakfast items if you aren't a particularly early riser and want a weekend treat instead! It was all fabulous food, simple but well prepared classics. The potato rosti was deliciously crunchy on the outside but soft on the inside, the classic breakfast was great with very good sausages. I'm afraid some of the sausages I've had in Singapore have let down a decent breakfast but these get my Brit thumbs up! My favourite has to be the ricotta hot cakes though - quite possibly the best pancakes I have ever had, with the crunch of the caramelized almond flakes combined with the passionfruit butter they were absolutely divine. They will definitely be on my order next time I visit.
Skyve is a great place to get your breakfast or brunch fix and I'll certainly be visiting again soon.
|Croque Madam - Sunny Side Up Egg, Brioche Bread, Sliced Ham, Melted Cheddar Cheese, Tomatoes - $12|
|Potato Rosti - Smoked Salmon, Tomato and Avocado Salsa - $12|
|Classic Breakfast - Choice of Two Eggs (overeasy/sunny side up/scrambled/poached), with Mushroom Fricassee, Pork Sausage (not pictured), Grilled Tomato, Brioche or Sourdough Bread - $18|
|Skyve Sous Verde Egg Benedict - Sourdough Bread, Grilled Portobello Mushroom, Sweet Corn, Arugula Salad, Hollandaise Sauce - $12|
|Ricotta Hot Cakes - Maple Syrup, Passionfruit Butter, Caramelized Almond Flakes - $12|
|Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice|
Skyve Elementary Bar & Bistro
10 Winstedt Road
Block E, #01-17
For reservations: (65) 6225 6690
Operating Hours: 8.30am to 12 midnight - Tuesdays to Fridays
10am to 12 midnight - Saturdays & Public Holidays
10am to 11pm - Sundays
Closed on Mondays until further notice
Promotions: Skyving Hours from opening to 8pm daily - $5 half pints Hoegaarden and Stella Artois on tap
Seating capacity: 40 seats in the lounge area, 60 seats in the main dining area, al fresco seats available
Dress code: Casual
Average bill: $25++ per person for lunch; $50++ per person for dinner
Modes of payment: Cash / American Express / Visa / Mastercard
Parking: Behind the bistro or along the road after 7pm
The bistro also caters for private events and functions for up to 100 guests.
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