The Brewing Ground

#01-24, The Yards,406 Joo Chiat Pl, 428084

Looking for a bright, friendly café with excellent coffee and a solid brunch menu? Leading the charge of new east side F&B openings, The Brewing Ground offers outdoor seating and a leafy setting in The Yards – the site of the old Telok Kurau Primary School, which is now home to arts, dance and fitness studios. This tranquil hideaway also features a beautiful heritage kapok tree. On my first visit I order the generous granola bowl ($12) with fresh fruits and berries, thick Greek yogurt, nuts and a drizzle of honey. On the second, the Burrata and Tomato Tartine calls my name – toasted sourdough piled with marinated cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata, almond flakes, basil and balsamic glaze. On my third and most recent visit, it was time to try the perfectly cooked scrambled eggs and sourdough, with a side of whole avocado and thick cut maple bacon. Seriously yummy.
For those looking for lunch options, the café also serves more substantial mains like the wagyu beef cheeseburger ($25), crabmeat tagliatelle ($26) and fish and chips ($22) and befitting its name, a handful of creative cocktails and craft beers.

VERDICT: A lovely quiet spot for easties looking to get a coffee and brunch fix.

** You can get your Brewing fix via self-collection/takeaway and islandwide delivery via Deliveroo, Air Asia food and Oddle. All items are available everyday from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Visit for more information.