Montreux Jazz Cafe: Introduces the Weekend Jazz Brunch

Rise and Shine! Brunch in Singapore is bigger than ever. You can barely set foot out of your front door during the weekend (or miss out on social media) without stumbling across a mugshot of avocados on toast or finding the waft of buttery waffles in the air. A spin-off from the popular jazz brunches in New York and London, Montreux Jazz Cafe in Orchard introduces their new weekend brunch experience, highlighted by a slew of Singapore's brightest jazz talents serenading patrons with their soothing vocals as you throw back the champagne (ferociously). To start off your weekend in style, this is the place you gotta be.

It's naughty, nice and everything in between. Let's start off with the booze, for just $98++, you'll get a choice of champagne, house-pour wines and draft beers at your disposal. Boozy brunchers can tank up on Moet and Chandon champagne or house-pour wines which you should not dismiss. The Lily Semillon Sauvignon Blanc has a fruit and fresh fragrance to it, balanced with fine lemon acidity which works in tandem with the raclette cheese. The Lily Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot has an pleasant earthy snap  that is echoed by the familiar flavors of the steak frites.

The first glass of bubbles is the perfect foil to the slew of fresh starters. Choose from the Portobello stack, Breakfast Salad, Corn Fritters or Soup of the Day. My Breakfast Salad comes looking like a Christmas wreath on a plate. Hard Boiled eggs, shredded chicken, cherry tomatoes, avocado, purple onions and croutons provide just the right health boost to propel you through the weekend. There's also the Portobello Stack which restores all corrupt drunkard behaviour the night before.

The best thing about Montreux Jazz Cafe is the live jazz acts. The intimate space is dominated by white linen draped tables angled for views of the stage, hefty mustard yellow lounge chairs and soft lighting flowing in from their ceiling high windows. Sitting here feels sexy, and the folks are brilliant enough to remove the raclette and live meat carving station to the al-fresco area lest the smell detract from the fullness of the charm.

Breakfast Salad
Hard Boiled eggs, Shredded Chicken, Cherry Tomatoes, Avocado, Purple Onions and Croutons
Portobello Stack
Baby Spinach, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Pine Nuts, Shallots and Raspberry Vinaigrette

The mains menu reads like foodie soft porn, trad-rustic and occasionally finicky. There's Spanner Crab Spaghettini, Blat and Eggs, Reuben Sandwich, fluffy Scrambled Eggs, Steak Frites and more. Comfort food made upscale - resolutely non-punchy but delicious nonetheless. My BB King Cheese Burger was admirable. Those burger buns sweet and buttery without robbing from the glamour of that well seasoned and seared patty.

Then there's more! The Jazz Brunch affair is accompanied by a Raclette Cheese Live station where generous amounts of melted cheese is doused upon main dishes from the roast meat station - each bite like cool silk on your tongue. A perfect dessert to follow the debauchery is the indulgently messy fluffy pancakes with mascarpone cream, caramelised mixed berries and vanilla ice cream. Isn't that a mouthful? The combination reducing to a hot mess of tangled cutlery and raspberry ripple swirls across the white plate.

Where prices are concerned, Montreux Jazz Cafe isn't a spot to come on a budget, but if you're sans expense account and hard out for some live music to pace your drinking habits on a weekend morning, their jazz brunch is definitely worth checking out. 

Montreux Jazz Cafe
10 Claymore Road
Pan Pacific Orchard
t: 6733 0091

Weekend Jazz Brunch
Dates: Every Saturday and Sunday
Timing: 11am to 3pm
Pricing: $98++ inclusive of free flow Champagne, selected wines and spirits, draft beers and soft drinks
$78++ for non-alcoholic option
$18++ for Children Menu

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