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Published March 10th 2013
Brunch - The lazy breakfast option
Mmm… a lazy brunch with the girls on a Sunday morning. Nothing quite beats good conversation and a leisurely meal in a nicely secluded spot.
Popular with the younger crowd and families alike, Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar imparts a laidback vibe, perfect for get-togethers. An isolated establishment with glass walls and ensconced in natural light, the venue offers a relaxing meal away from the hustle-bustle of city life.
We opt for coffees and the Skyving Breakfast – a hearty combination of two eggs, bread, wild mushroom fricassee, an English pork sausage, roasted baby potatoes and confit of cherry tomatoes. The bread arrives, warm and buttered and the tomatoes are flavourful and nicely tart. I opted for soft poached eggs and they were perfectly cooked. Soft and delightful, unlike the rubbery texture of overcooked eggs.
The coffee had a distinctively bitter aftertaste I didn't quite like.
We end our brunch with a couple of desserts. The earl grey crème brulee offered a refreshing twist on the French dessert, and the clean earl grey flavours balanced its creamy richness nicely. The Crepe Suzette came with a scoop of honey and fig ice cream and orange segments, drenched in sauce infused with Grand Marnier Liquer. The ice cream was pleasant but the sauce tasted strangely medicinal.
We lingered around for a couple of hours, enjoying the bistro's relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.
Definitely worth a visit if you are looking for a relatively quiet spot to catch up over competently prepared food.