Clinton Street Baking & Restaurant started by chef-husband and wife, Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman had only one mission when they set up shop – to make the best baked goods in the city that are hand-mixed in small batches. That singular focus has turned the bakery-restaurant in New York into the ‘it’ place for breakfast, lunch and weekend brunch, with outlets sprouting up around the world like Dubai, Tokyo and now Singapore.
Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant serves comfort American classics with a South-western touch. The Singapore outlet at Purvis street is the brand’s only Southeast Asia outlet and the place to savour chef Neil’s famed blueberry pancakes, voted twice by New York Magazine as the best in New York City. Here are some signature dishes you can find at the Singapore stop:
Pancakes with warm maple butter
A must-order at the restaurant, the legendary Clinton Street pancakes with warm maple butter ($18) have been voted ‘Best In the City’ twice by New York magazine. Thick, soft and fluffy, these pancakes comes with options of wild blueberries, banana walnut or chocolate chunk toppings and a generous serving of Canadian maple syrup.
What is a Southern breakfast? From biscuits and thick gravy to chicken and waffles, southern breakfast are dishes commonly found at the Southern part of United States like Oklahoma, Virginia and Maryland. Clinton Street serves a Southern breakfast ($18) consisting of two eggs, sugar-cured bacon, cheese grits and panko-coated fried green tomatoes. What caught our attention was Clinton Street’s Chicken & Waffles ($21). Seriously, who can resist crispy fried chicken on Belgian vanilla buttermilk waffle?
Other noteworthy dishes include Buttermilk biscuit sandwich ($13.50) with scrambled eggs, melted cheddar, house-made tomato jam with hash browns, Brioche French toast ($18) served with caramelised bananas, roasted pecans and warm maple butter, and Crispy potato pancakes ($14 with caramelised applesauce and sour cream; $19 with house-smoked salmon, caviar and lemon crème fraiche).
Clinton Street Baking Company, Singapore
Where: 31 Purvis Street, Singapore 188608
Phone: +65 6684 4845
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun 8am-6pm