If you’re hanging around Singapore Botanic Gardens, you have to make your way to this cosy brunch cafe. While most people will just settle for the more convenient options located down the street, such as The Affogato Bar, Privé, or Plain Vanilla, we recommend taking a few more steps to Daily Ground.

Located right outside Tan Kah Kee MRT Station, Daily Ground is a multi-artisan concept store offers a delectable range of fresh baked goods, delicious meals, and scrumptious gelato.

The dining area is located on the second floor, which is accessible with a lift. Meanwhile, the first floor has a display shelf of their fresh bakes and gelato, which you can either get to go, or sit on the high tables at the entrance.

What to order?

For the first time ever, it only took us a second to decide on our order. The Ultimate Rosti ($29.4) was no doubt the most attractive option — ribeye paired with rosti, and a sunny-side up. 

The rosti was decent. Its moist, with just enough crisp on the edges for it to be a passable rosti. Meanwhile, the steak left a better impression with its meaty flavour and nice bit. Personally, I would have preferred a more aromatic steak — basted with butter and a lot of herbs — and this was lacking in terms of that. But, its intense natural flavours compensated.

It was the same thing for their Cheeseburger ($23.1). It was also meaty and flavourful. But that’s the kind of flavour you would expect of a patty that is made from Wagyu beef. Nothing too fancy about the toppings. Just some sliced tomatoes, cheddar, and pickled cabbage slaw to let the wagyu patty shine.

If you want to try something new, these are some dishes that I haven’t really seen elsewhere: Poached Pear & Cardamom Bircher Muesli ($14.7), Bean Medley Chili ($21), Ancient Grain Salad with Tempeh ($21). And yes, you might have noticed it by now, but this cafe is really vegetarian-friendly.

If you’re here for breakfast or tea break, they also have a small selection of pastries you can choose from. The Croissant ($5.3) comes with a tiny cube of butter and a small smear of jam. It was flakey, with a decent lamination.

Coffee and tea

Aside from the standard espresso-based drinks, we recommend the Coconut Latte ($6.3). A shot of espresso perfumed with cold-pressed coconut oil, this latte was reminiscent of Vietnam’s coconut coffee. Coffee with oil might be unfamiliar to many, but you don’t have to worry at all as it does not result in an oily mouthfeel. All it does adds a layer of fragrance.

You can also get the Dirty Chai ($6.9), which isn’t commonly found in cafes either. So far, the most famous Dirty Chai option in Singapore is located at PUNCH

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Daily Ground

Location: 619D Bukit Timah Rd, 01-01, Singapore 269724
Tel: +65 8518 0587
Opening hours:
8am-5pm

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