Something’s brewing at Joo Chiat, specifically the Telok Kurau area. Most recently, newcomers The Brewing Ground joined the fray of Café de Nicole’s Flowers and Sundays Ice Cream.
While out of the way, it feels like a little piece of heaven hidden from the bustle of the city. The Brewing Ground is situated at The Yards, a revamped compound meant as a space for arts, dance and drama.
The café is located within a former training shed sitting beneath a towering Kapok tree, while a red swing adds a punchy contrast to the scenic facade.
On the inside, tall ceilings, exposed metal frames, and a neutral palette grant a certain industrial chicness to the space. With wide windows and hanging plants, it’s like dining inside an idyllic greenhouse.
Café hoppers would be happy to know The Brewing Ground’s beans come from 2 Degrees North. They are the popular roaster behind big names such as Populus and the Atlas Coffeehouse chain of cafes.
Their coffee menu is a no-frills one with standard choices such as Black (S$4.50), White (SS$5.50), and Filter (S$7.50). No wacky variations, unless you count the Puppycino (S$4), which you can get for your doggo.
In terms of food offerings, The Brewing Ground basically serves all-day brunch, with the Crab & Signature Scrambled Eggs on Toast (S$25) as their highlight. Your stomach will thank you for the generous serving of ikura, crab meat, and eggs atop sourdough.
For those who want sourdough toast but want to avoid seafood, their Avocado & Ricotta Tartine (S$17) and Burrata and Tomatoes Tartine (S$18) are also great alternatives.
If toast and brunch items aren’t enough, The Brewing Ground also offers heartier mains on their menu. Pasta lovers will appreciate items such as the Garlic Butter Aglio Olio (S$15), Crab Meat Tagliatelle (S$26), and Bolognaise (S$20).
But if you want to fill your stomach, then the Wagyu Bacon Cheeseburger (S$25) is the way to go. Thick bacon slices, thicc brioche buns and an even thicker beef patty—real bang for your buck.
If you’re looking for a cute, quiet café spot away from the concrete jungle, The Brewing Ground might be it. The greenhouse vibes and the beautifully-plated brunch food will be perfect for a relaxing Sunday afternoon.
The Brewing Ground
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📍 406 Joo Chiat Pl, #01-24 The Yards, Singapore 428084
🗓️ 8.30am–5pm (Daily)
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