Melbourne café-inspired Strangers’ Reunion has reopened with a new menu that offers diners clean eating options. While the outlet has become known for its delicious Berry Ricotta Hotcake and Buttermilk Waffles, new additions to the menu provide guiltfree dishes that are equally indulgent.
For instance, the Salmon & Kale (S$19.90) features organic locally sourced kale with pan-seared salmon and poached eggs, dressed with salmon roe and home-made hollandaise sauce. The combination of flavours and textures that come together with the ingredients is clearly not for the fainthearted. Another treat is the Strangers Smoked Salmon, which is the café’s take on the popular brunch dish of Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict. While the latter offers slivers of smoked salmon with poached eggs on toast, at Strangers’ Reunion, expect nothing less than a 120g salmon fillet that is smoked in-house with mesquite wood and complemented with a sweet hazelnut béarnaise sauce and walnut crumble for crunch. Health-conscious diners can also tuck into the tasty superfood bowls such as the Coconut Chia Pudding, the Acai Smoothie Bowl and the Avocado Smoothie Bowl (S$11.90 each). On the dinner menu, the enticing Aburi Mentaiko Spaghetti (S$21.90) is a wonderful mix of cream and spiciness, topped with aburi prawns and scallops. Meat-lovers can also enjoy the hearty portion of Crispy Pork Belly that comes with chorizo hash, pan-fried sous vide egg and sautéed seasonal vegetables. While a wide selection of coffee drinks is available, must-tries include the signature Magic (S$5.50), a double ristretto topped with just the right amount of milk for that flavour punch, as well as the White Magic (S$6.90), a milky chilled brew made with fresh espresso.
33-35 Kampong Bahru Road. Tel: 65/6222 4869 www.facebook.com/strangersreunion