One of the first thing that comes to my mind when I see the word "Butterstudio" is butter (not buttermilk). Indeed, this Halal Cafe located in the Jalan Besar has won fans for its cupcakes and other pastries. However, it is also cosy place that offers brunch items like egg benedicts and pancakes.
The Signature Red Velvet Cake ($7.90/slice) is drizzled with salted caramel for that savoury balance. The cake is moist and tender but the efforts were rendered futile by the intense sweetness evident in both the cake and the cream cheese. These seemed to be the case for the cupcakes and jar cakes, which were a pity because they looked good and stirred my excitement initially.
However, the Sea Salt Nutella Tart was an instant winner with a crisp shortcrust shell and rich creamy Nutella. The addition of salt magically brought the Nutella to an optimal sweetness. The Belgian Chocolate Tart comes close behind with a 50-60% chocolate cream blended with milk chocolate but the cacao taste did not shine brilliantly that day.
If you love poached eggs, you will be extremely pleased to know that there is quite a number of dishes to choose from the brunch menu. From the Norwegian Salmon Bagels ($18) to the Classic Egg Florentines in Ciabatta ($13), each one comes with 2 poached eggs and Hollandaise sauce. The classic Morning Benedicts ($12) is still the reliable choice as nothing beats a well-buttered and toasted English muffin layered with chicken ham and turkey bacon.
Packed with a crispy hash-brown, scrambled eggs and cheese in a tortilla skin, the hangover breakfast wrap ($12) might not be the most delicious cure but it is definitely a nourishing pack to fight the headache and perk you up for the rest of the day.
147 Jalan Besar
(Sun-Thurs 12-11pm/ Fri, Sat 12-12mn/ Tues closed)
Tel: 6543 9809