The Club Street Social cafe is technically not on Club Street. I guess “Gemmill Lane Social” does not sound as snappy. It is however close enough to be visible from the Club Street, taking up a corner shop space near the open air car park. There is nothing ostentatious about the place. In fact, some parts of the industrial styled interior are quite spartan. But there is a certain air of carefree-ness about Club Street Social, both in its external appearance and interior, which makes it attractive.
The name of the restaurant is literally written in stone at the entrance. The dining space is simply furnished. Three lucky groups get to dine in upholstered booths.
Brunch is served at Club Street Social from 11 am. Here are pictures of the food menu and wine list. We ordered a pulled pork baked beans with sausage ($16+4), smashed avocado toast ($18) and a fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomato pizza ($21). Being already in the festive mood we also tried a carafe of Chablis ($55 for 500ml).
The toast used for both dishes that day were harder than we would have liked them. The only thing memorable about the smashed avocado toast was the taste of the avocados.
The other elements of the pulled pork baked beans were much better. The optional sausage was very good. If only the toast was only crisp on the surface and soft inside, this would have been a very good dish.
The pizza was served in a rectangular shape of four slices. It was made up of a thick crust with pieces of mozzarella and sun-dried tomatoes sprinkled on top. There was no sticky, endlessly stretchable cheese in this version of pizza. We think we prefer the traditional style of pizza.
Overall, it was fair to say that the savoury food at Club Street Social that we tried that day did not really resonate with us. Fortunately we had the Chablis to help tide things over until the desserts came. Which was another story.
We tried two types of desserts. The chocolate brownie and the pear crumble. Both were served with ice-cream. The brownie was quite good. It contained balsamic cranberry and hazelnut. The star of the day was the pear crumble. This was really good. The coffee in Club Street Social was also praiseworthy, both in terms of taste and looks. The cappuccino decorations were delicate and beautiful. Brunch at Club Street Social started on a low note but ended on a sweet one.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Club Street Social
5 Gemmill Lane
Tel: +65 6225 5043
Mon-Fri: 12pm till late
Sat: 11am till late
Nearby MRT Stations : Telok Ayer, Chinatown