Wild Honey (Cafe)

January 12, 2012 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Wild Honey (Cafe)
333A Orchard Road
#03-02 Mandarin Gallery

6 Scotts Road
#03-01 Scotts Square


http://www.wildhoney.com.sg


Beautiful Breakfast, At A Price
(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 8
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 8
Service: 7
Value For Money: 6
Spent about SGD $34 per person.


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First, the good stuff. Wild Honey (Cafe), founded by Stephanie Hancock and Guy Wachs in November 2009, proclaims they do "Beautiful Breakfast, All Day", and that they do. Food is presented beautifully, and tastes great.

Popular favorites at Wild Honey (Cafe) include the European, which is their version of Eggs Benedict. The poached egg yolk is nice and runny, and the prosciutto ham adds a nice salty flavour. They claim to make their own Brioche bread, and I like that it's toasted nicely on the outside, while still having a fluffy interior.

Another favourite is the Tunisian, which is served with spicy chorizo sausage. The spiciness of the dish is offset by the tomato stew and eggs it's served with.

Portions are generally large and quite filling, even for big eaters. Ambience at Wild Honey (Cafe) is homely, and the different types of furniture used, and small interior of Wild Honey (Cafe) add to the cottage feel.

I've tried many places for Brunch with her, and this is the place she likes best.

Now, the not-so-good stuff. Waiting times at Wild Honey (Cafe) can range from long, to the ridiculous. Due to the small outlet space, average waiting time is 15 to 20 minutes. During peak periods, like breakfast, lunch or dinner hours, waiting times can stretch up to 60 to 90 minutes.

While the food is good, in my opinion, it's not good enough to warrant waiting anything more than 40 minutes.

Tip: Go in pairs, couples generally have a shorter waiting time, as compared to groups of 4 or more.

Then, there's the much reviled 10% service charge. At Wild Honey (Cafe), you actually have to queue and order your own food at the cashier, so understandably, some may feel it's not justified. Personally, I feel the service charge is for them to bring your food, clear the tables, and to call you from the waiting list when a table is available, so I'm alright to pay a little extra.

Also, they don't serve water. Prices are also steep, as compared to other Brunch places.

I would personally visit again, (and have), but I suggest going at non-peak periods, to reduce your waiting time.

Update Apr-2012: The new Wild Honey (Cafe) outlet at Scotts Square, which opened in December 2011, is actually more spacious, so the waiting time is much shorter... Plus they accept reservations! Also, they actually have service here... As in the staff actually serve you and take orders. Plus, the overall ambience is much nicer. If possible, visit this outlet instead.

Update Jun-2015: Wild Honey (Cafe) is still going strong after all these years. Visited this time for my birthday celebration, am pleased to say the ambience, service, and food have remained consistently good. Thumbs up for their effort!


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European 01


European 02


Tunisian 01


Tunisian 02


Nature's Remedy


Wild Mocha Dolce


Wild Mocha Dolce Again


Honey For Money


English 01


English 02


English 03


English 04


Canadian


Banofee Brulee


Italian 01


Italian 02


Queen Bee


I Love New York 01


I Love New York 02


Caramel Latte


Corsican 01


Corsican 02


Almond Latte


Scandinavian 01


Scandinavian 02


Cheesecake With Berry Compote 01


Cheesecake With Berry Compote 02


Cheesecake With Berry Compote 03


Santa Fe 01


Santa Fe 02


Spanish Hash 01


Spanish Hash 02


Coconut Cake 01


Coconut Cake 02




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