No, that’s not Bacon & Booze, but Punggol Waterway Park – the very place we were before we were headed for this cafe right at the edge of Singapore, literally. If you think that the Park is already inserted very deep into the North-eastern part of Singapore, you haven’t seen B&B. It is literally, a few steps away from the waters.
You can safely take Bacon & Booze very literally, though I think it should be named Booze & Bacon instead, because it’s stocked with much more booze. They are at least semi-serious with the booze and you don’t just find the usual here.
The Food Menu is relatively smaller, with a series of bacon items, brunch items and others. As we arrived here from a Breakfast Buffet, we only had a couple of side items, and of course, booze in the afternoon. Feels like a vacation already.
Somersby Apple Cider ($12++) :: Though it wasn’t particularly a hot and humid day, and that it was actually drizzling a little, I was still craving for the ever thirst-quenching and refreshing bottle of Somersby Apple Cider. The alcohol content might be 4.5%, but trust me, it is almost non-existent. It’s sweet, and as easy to drink as an Apple Juice, except sparkling. No it’s probably not for serious beer drinker. I don’t usually drink alcohol, but when I do voluntarily, it has to be this. A product of Sweden.
Honey Wings ($10.90++) :: Between Sambal and Honey Wings, we went for the latter. I thought the wings were okay-done. It can be better if it’s a little more moist. But I like the part where it’s genuine winter honey drizzled quite generously on this finger food. You can patently tell that it’s honey even with your eyes closed.
Bacon Wrap Enoki ($9.90++) :: My finger was quick to land on this dish, one of my favorite bacon dishes. Bacon was perfectly done, soft and still retaining its juices. However, the enoki could have been thicker and more substantial to make the course more balanced. The Teriyaki Sauce though, kind of spoiled it with its overdose of sweetness. Sweet and salty did not go well here. It comes in 4 sticks of 3.
Though the food is somewhere between below average to average, I’d still recommend for you to drop by here, if you are planning on a trip to Punggol Waterway Park. It’s not within walking distance, but only about a 10 minutes drive away. I’ve yet to try their Brunch items in the $15 range. But well, I guess you can always come here for its counterpart, booze! Promotions and Happy Hour can be found here. The cafe is just as chill a place as the park, and it is very enticing also thanks to its neighbor, a Horse Ranch.
You can walk around the area to find cabins (available for a staycation), a stable, and horses, if you are lucky. We were, as people were doing joy rides. It’s $10 per person for about a 5 minutes ride, if you so desire after the meal. A valued secret, both the cafe and the Ranch. I’m already planning a stay at the Ranch. Watch the space.
Address: 900 Punggol Road End (Track 24)
Telephone: 6489 5679 (Reservations taken)
Opening Hours: 3pm – 1am (Tue – Fri); 9am – 1am (Sat – Sun); Closed on Mondays.