The Place Not the most accessible place without a car, The Missing Pan’s location could have been better. That said, once you are there, tRP is sure you wouldn’t be leaving disappointed. Cosy cafe vibe, with the best seats in the cafe right next to the level 2 windows – one can sip his latte and watch the traffic go by along the busy Bukit Timah Road.
The place do get quite crowded on weekends, so be sure to call to reserve!
The Food This is one of the rare finds amongst the long list of new cafes in Singapore where the brunch actually impresses us, with quite a wide range of food options on the menu plus a daily hand-written desserts cum pastries selection. But be warned that some items could be sold out early, so either be an early bird or risk making second tier choices!
The hand-written desserts selection for the day!
The best spot in the house. Slowly sipping my Caffe Latte ($5.50) while the busy road rages on silently behind the glass window. The latte could have been stronger in taste, a tad too bland for my palate.
As usual iced options are available, the Iced Mocha ($7.50) and Iced Caffe Latte ($6.50). The mocha is good, but it would have been better if the Nutella Milkshake was available though!
While the coffee may not be the best, the mains at the Missing Pan commands a return visit. The photo below does no justice to the 62 Degree Eggs Benedict with Ham (S$19), it was good. Real good. Sour-dough, topped with buttered corn, spinach and mushroom, completed with honey grilled ham and the (cooked to perfection) 62 Degree Eggs. We are coming back for more.
Rosti ain’t a new concept, especially with the generation who grew up with the Marche-craze back in the early 2000s. But at the Missing Pan, do give this Rosemary Rosti Stack (S$16) a try. While it may be a tad too salty, the Rosti has bacon stuffed between its layers, giving this dish an unexpected twist in its taste. Break the yolk, and have it with a mouthful of the potato slices and bacon. Slurps!
If you are looking for something sinful, opt for the Over Hangover (S$19). Chicken Schnitzel with a Sunny side-up and Bacons, topped with a really tasty Bacon Vinaigrette (tasted like normal vinegar but with a sweet after-taste) with Sour-dough. And how can I leave out mentioning the fries as the sides. Sounds likes any fried chicken patty sandwich? Not exactly, it does taste much better than the usuals. Give it a go if you are giving your diet plans a break, totally worth the calories!
Rants The service can be on the slower end, so just make sure you don’t visit the Missing Pan feeling ravenous!
Will I return again? A definite yes if I am in the vicinity, but I might forgo its coffee for the Milkshakes instead!
Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 3/5
The Missing Pan
Bukit Timah Road
Tel: +65 6466 4377
Tues – Sun: 08:00 – 22:00