Last Updated: April 7, 2014
Brunetti cafe at Tanglin Mall is a Italian cafe originating from Australia, for their casual coffee joint brunch concepts. A combination of Gelateria, Cioccolateria and Pasticceria, Brunetti offers a little of everything for everyone and is an excellent spot for families and friends alike.
The common Australian brunch actually only has desserts and coffee, unlike the meatier heavier variation in Singapore.
A quaint setting with old fashioned black and white tiles, Brunetti has a casual flair yet exudes a certain sophistication.
But first, on to our food tasting items.
Wild Mushroom Soup ($8). Comes with freshly baked multi-grain bread. Light hint of truffle and a pretty easy soup to drink.
Homemade Tagliatelle with Chicken, Mushroom, Truffle and cream sauce ($18). Amazing texture with the homemade, flat tagliatelle which picks up more mushroom cream sauce. Nice truffle taste to it also.
Chicken and Asparagus Risotto ($18). This was a bit mushy in my opinion and more like porridge than the usual risotto texture. Flavour-wise was also not as striking as the mushroom dishes, and seems a tad bland.
Wild Mushroom Risotto ($18). Similar to the tagliatelle, the mushroom flavours in this risotto are also excellent with a hint of truffle. The chef seems to have his mushroom recipes right.
Linguine Seafood ($19). This was pretty lackluster in taste, but the ingredients were well cooked.
Proseuitto Conrucola ($20). Not in the regular menu but you can order it specially made. A margherita pizza with additional topping of Prosecuitto ham & Rucola (rocket leaves). Salty ham goes well with the pizza crust and rockets.
There were about a gazillion cakes we tried so I can’t really write all of them here. Highlights include the Flourless Chocolate Soufflé ($8), Limoncello ($8) and Pear and Cheese Crumble ($10).
Personally I found the larger cakes to be more moist and not as dry as the mignons (smaller ones).
Hot Latte ($3.90). Being an Italian cafe, you can expect the latte to be pretty reputable at Brunetti. Not overly sour or bitter, pretty well-balanced coffee.
Brunetti also launched a new set dinner at $23.90 nett, which consists of appetizer, entre and dessert. Overall prices are pretty reasonable and portions are huge, a casual hangout that you can consider when at Tanglin. I recommend the mushroom dishes which are executed well, while the other items are pretty meh. Go wild on the desserts too.
Expected Damage: $20-$30/ pax