The Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant of New York has branches in Tokyo, Dubai and Singapore. Clinton Street Baking Co Singapore is located in a shophouse on Purvis Street. According to their website, the Clinton St Baking Co was named “New York’s #1 breakfast spot” by Lonely Planet and “Best Pancakes” by New York Magazine. Well, it has taken us a while but we eventually got down to trying these famous pancakes from New York in Singapore.
At 11 am on Sunday, it was almost full house at Clinton St Bakery. Small parties like ours of two people can get in easily as we could squeeze into any small table that became available. Bigger groups had to wait for a bit. They do not take reservations for brunch on weekends “(even if you are famous, or related to us by blood)” – a rule clearly set out on the website. The crowd thinned out by the time we were finished at around 12 plus.
Here are pictures of a couple of pages of the Clinton Street Baking Co Singapore menu.
The Black Angus cheeseburger ($23) was very good. The meat patty was flavourful and although cooked to medium well as we requested, was not tough or dry. The skinny fries had mixed reactions. The one who likes them plump did not like these. The other who likes a strong deep-fried flavour was happy. What ever the preference, we agreed that the best way to eat them was with the Clinton St Bakery hot sauces. They came in red or green versions. Both were good, but the green one with a slight sour taste was more interesting.
We ordered the blueberry pancakes ($19) as it looked as if every table was having one. After tasting the first mouthful, we could see why. The pancakes were fluffy and buttery. The portion was big. The topping of blueberries was generous. They were delicious.
Overall, we had mixed sentiments about our lunch at Clinton Street Baking Company Singapore. The food was very good, but the place was very noisy and the small tables were so close to each other. Our next visit will have to be at an off-peak hour. Pancakes like this need to be enjoyed in a relaxed atmosphere.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Clinton Street Baking Company Singapore.
31 Purvis Street