The Place I bought lots of my weekday work shirts from them, not knowing that one day I would enjoy my weekend brunch from the same team behind those awesome wears. The Assembly Ground definitely fits well into the style of Benjamin Baker, and in fact brings more character into the Ground. Located at the old Gramophone, which sadly closed last year, the large commerical space now divides between the Assembly Store and Ground – with one focusing on pushing the boundaries on men’s fashion and the other focusing itself on bringing the best brunch and coffee to town!
The cafe, as with many cafes today, adopts an industrial chic design. That said, Assembly Ground gives you a rather relaxing vibe, totally a place for a perfect weekend brunch!
The Food What you would expect on a cafe menu. Nothing too surprising, but of course, its the quality that matters anyway! On that note, quality comes with a price as well!
Extracts from the menu at the Assembly Ground:
theRantingPandas each has our own preference when it comes to coffee – Flat White and Cafe Latte ($5 each). You can request for a double shot at just an extra $0.50 more as well!
On to the mains, if every restaurant has to have a signature dish, then The Assembly Brunch ($19.50) would be Assembly Ground’s. Feels like a potluck of Brunch favourite’s, it matches a really well flavoured sausage, together with smoked salmon, scrambled eggs, sautéed mushroom, roasted tomatoes, mashed potatoes and of course, toasts! Seemed like the folks behind this, has it all thought out in ensuring none of our all-time’s favourite should be off this brunch selection. Verdict: Match-made in Heaven!
Rants Might be priced on the high side, and possibly losing the support of students from the nearby institutions and university.
Will I Return Again? Definitely a yes. The Assembly Ground is definitely a good addition to the cafes in Orchard. Next time, do grab yourself a cuppa before your movies at the Cathay!
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Taste bud: 4/5
Hole in the pocket: 4/5
Overall Experience: 4/5
The Assembly Ground
The Cathay 2 Handy Road
Tel: +65 6733 3375