While the dishes served up in Selfish Gene Cafe on Craig Road may be simple, what they lack in complexity they make up for in quality, with a range of classic European inspired cafe cuisine created from scratch using only the best, locally-sourced ingredients. Open seven days a week, the people of Singapore flock to this popular Tanjong Pagar cafe whether it is for breakfast, lunch or a slice of Selfish Gene’s much talked about cake.
With a philosophy of not serving anyone food that he wouldn’t eat himself, hence the name Selfish Gene Cafe, the chef (call him Gene!) over at this cosy joint in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar may be selfish but this results in a menu jam-packed full with quality cuisine. You will find everything from breakfasts – options include the Whole Lot breakfast which, as the name suggests, features it all – sausage, scrambled egg, bacon, hash browns, mushrooms, mesclun and multigrain toast, to lunch and all day choices.
On Fridays, the special dinner menu features a range of options from classic Italian pastas like carbonara and spaghetti Bolognese to Asian-inspired dishes such as grilled chicken or pork collar fillet served with pink slaw, soy-honey vinaigrette and truffle mash. Famous in Singapore’s Tanjong Pagar for their homemade cakes, this Craig Road cafe draws in a crowd after their sugar fix, and you will find a selection of tasty treats on the menu which changes daily, all freshly baked every day.
Relatively hearty portions and scrambled eggs are nicely done! Enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing catch-up over brunch without the crowd after 1pm on a Saturday.
Nice and quiet on a weekend afternoon for brunch. The breakfast platter was great and portion big enough even for a guy. Service crew was cordial and attentive. Thumbs up!
Quiet environment, spacious. Great service. Food was quite good though slightly pricey. Will come again!