The Bravery in Telok Ayer
My experiences with The Bravery date back to several years ago, when I was still a student, digging into their banana ricotta pancakes at their old location in Lavender. Recently, this Muslim-owned cafe has relocated to a new home in Telok Ayer, with a slew of all-day eats and in-house bakes. Hearing about this news, I headed down with a colleague, eager to see what they’d bring to the table this time.
Food at The Bravery
The Bravery has a breakfast menu, available all-day from Tuesdays to Thursdays, and until 3pm through Fridays to Sundays. We started our meal with one of the breakfast items—Steak & Eggs ($23+). This comes with a 200g grass-fed striploin, sourdough, sunny side-up eggs, and a side salad.
I had my reservations about the meat, as it appeared overcooked, lacking that true blood-red centre I associate a perfect medium rare with. To my surprise, it was juicy, tender, and slightly chewy in parts marbled with fat. The seasoning used here also helped bring out the butteriness of the beef.
I liked that the eggs here were well-seasoned, a nice touch by the cafe. They were also cooked to the right doneness, with bright orange yolks that oozed and seeped into the sourdough underneath.
On the flipside, I’m not a fan of the house-made sourdough, as it was too chewy, with a crust I found too hard for my liking.
We moved on to their lunch menu, available from 11am until 6pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays, and 3pm on Fridays and the weekends. From this, we tried the Seafood Alfredo ($20+). Here, twirls of spaghetti are dressed in cream