Note: This place is no longer in operation.
Acting on masak-masak’s review, we decided to make a trip downtown to scout for this place. Even though the address says Jalan Dang Wangi, it’s more accurately on Psn Capsquare, off Jalan Dang Wangi as it faced this lane. We did catch sight of it by chance and parking was fairly ample. Looking at the almost invisible signage (on a round, transparent sticker and which really needs to be improved on), we considered ourselves really lucky to have spotted this joint.
The decor is very clean and minimalistic and I like the white booth seats. Scribbled messages adorn the mirrors and fresh blooms filled the vases. Only 3 months old, this diner feels more like a modern albeit cosy version of an English eatery. But they maintain that they are a cross between a American Diner and an Italian trattoria and we’ll just have to take their word for it. It was a little quiet on this weekend morning but our waiter was as pleasant as can be, given the ungodly hour. He even took the time to apologize for the lack of music (some technical glitch I believe). Anyhow, only the breakfast menu was available as lunch & beyond starts from 12 pm.
Desperately needing some caffeine to get me going, it was a latte for me and a peach tea for her. The waft of peach and coffee blended together was surprisingly quite refreshing. And oh, the olive coloured table placements were adorable. Random perhaps, but the splash of green was just what I needed too.
Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon. Luscious, creamy Hollandaise covered smoked salmon on poached eggs on bread. The slightly tangy yet buttery Hollandaise sauce was a brilliant accompaniment to the salty salmon slices and the bread was perfect to soak up all the juices.
Stacked Breakfast, with a choice of white or rye toast, beef of chicken sausage, sunny side up or hard boiled or scrambled eggs, baked beans, mushrooms, potatoes and streaky beef brisket. The toasted rye bread was crisp and very delicious. And it soaked up my egg yolk quite well too! Lol. I thought the chicken sausage was a little hard, probably due to the high ratio of lean meat used so I probably should have gone for the beef. But the streaky beef brisket made up for it. Enjoyed the potatoes and mushrooms immensely. Ah, great hearty breakfast to start the day with!
I did enjoy having breakfast at this cosy yet delightful corner. As it was relatively quiet, we hung around catching up after polishing everything off our plates until the owners & their mates popped in. We could see that their friends enjoyed spending their lazy Sunday here, just having laughs and catching up, all over good food. Ah well, this place definitely warrants a return visit.
The Pink Sage Diner & Pantry (www)
No. 12, Jalan Dang Wangi
Tel: 2693 6000
Closed Mondays. Opens 8am to 7 pm.