Fully in thrall to the zeitgeist for new Nordic cuisine, Gaest in Singapore’s preeminent outpost for that northern land’s gastronomy, serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and a popular weekend brunch to Singapore’s notoriously restless foodie community. Scandinavian food, like its architecture, its furniture, is deeply on trend right now, so where better to situate a Scandinavian restaurant like Gaest than in the city’s most trendy food destination? Gaest has planted its flag on the corner of McCallum Street (suitably northern hemispheric) and Telok Ayer Street (suitably Southeast Asian) in Tanjong Pagar, and it’s here that you can indulge in Nordic sandwiches, soups and salads, Nordic sourdough pizzas and brunch options like the set brunch plates loaded with, for example, a Danish style omelette with potatoes plus bacon, cherry tomatoes and sourdough bread (with Danish butter), homemade rhubarb compote, brie, cream cheese & homemade caramel. Gaest, we salute you.
The place is small, but the menu is good. I had the salmon and scrambled eggs with rye bread, and it was delicious - the eggs were cooked just perfectly. Being from Denmark I was not sure if the rye bread would live up to my expectations, but it was (almost) just as good as back home. Recommending this place for people seeking a healthier breakfast option, and especially if you are from Denmark and missing rye bread - this is the place to find it :-) The coffee was very good as well.
I ordered a salad of the day which is beetroot and pear. Ingredients were really fresh and tasty. Not to mention owner Alex was so smiley and friendly during my dining experience. Highly recommend if you're looking for a delicious lunch in the CBD.