Butter My Buns! That is the cheeky name of a cafe in the Stephen Riady Centre of NUS University Town (U-Town). It is an extension of the National University of Singapore campus across the AYE. I believe it sits on the former site of the Warren Golf Club (now in Choa Chu Kang) which was located here many years ago. i.e. at the junction of Dover Road and Clementi Road.
Butter My Buns cafe is located next to the Bookhaven bookstore on the ground floor of Stephen Riady Centre which I think is the social and retail/dining part of the campus. It is open to the public. There are a few other restaurants and a supermarket (NTUC Fairprice). The decor is basic but comfortable. It is a self-service place, order pay and collect when the buzzer sounds.
Here is a picture of the menu. We wanted to try the two unusual looking items on the menu – Durian Vanilla Belgian Waffles ($11) and the Bastard Dog ($3). There is an explanation for the crude name. According to a blog by Peggy who apparently runs the cafe – “It’s a hot dog with our special Basil and Mustard (BASTARD is a legit name!)” Unfortunately the hot dog was not available that day and we settled for eggs with mushrooms ($5.50).
The egg and mushrooms came with a bun. The taste of this was good. At $5.50 it is good value for money as well. We can’t say the same about the rather plain coffee in paper cups which costs $3 for a black coffee and $4 for a cappuccino.
The durian waffles looked quite beautiful. The waffles part of this dish was good. We thought that the durian flavouring was too sweet. We would try a basic waffles should we visit Butter My Buns again.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Butter My Bun
Address | 2 College Avenue West Stephen Riady Centre #01-07 University Town National University Singapore S138607
Opening Hours | 10.30am – 9pm; open daily