Located a 2min walk from the exit of Telok Ayer MRT station, Sarnies was easily found along a row of shophouses. It was raining when I reached the place though, and my hands were full with the umbrella, hence I did not get a photo of the exterior. It was easy to spot from afar though, with the word “Sarnies” emblazoned clearly on the awning.
Seating indoors was rather limited, with about 4 tables for 2 people each, and 2 long tables for up to 6 people each. Fortunately, we managed to grab a seat at the long table, although we had to share it with 2 others later on. The place gave off a laid-back vibe, with an eclectic mix of wall art and ornaments that decorated the cafe interior.
It was pretty much self-service here, and I got the food & drinks menus (they are printed separately) from the counter.
I ordered a flat white, which had a slightly nutty and bitter aftertaste, and I thought it was quite good.
My mum ordered a orange-carrot fresh juice, iced of course. Well it was definitely freshly squeezed, as I could taste the sour tang of the orange!
For the mains, we ordered a scrambled eggs & smoked salmon on sourdough, which featured a generous topping of smoked salmon slices, and a mound of scrambled eggs. The smoked salmon was tasty, and the scrambled eggs nicely done. I did not like their sourdough bread though, as I found it rather hard and crusty.
We also ordered a fry up with eggs, shrooms, baked beans, bacon, and sausage. The fried eggs were normal, while the shrooms were absolutely delicious. I would totally buy the shrooms on their own, as they were bursting with flavour, and had a lightly grilled taste to them. The bacon was rather oily, although I had to say that it was rather yummy. The baked beans came with some sort of tomato puree/salsa, and although I dislike baked beans, these were actually pretty decent. The sausage on the other hand, was unappetising and tasted funny to me. I hope they change their supplier for the sausages.
Sarnies is a boon for office peeps lookin’ for a cuppa joe before work, as they open at 7.30am on weekdays. It’s a bit more relaxed on weekends, as they only open after 9am, just nice for those of us who wake up not-too-early, yet not-too late. The coffee was good, and the mains were rather decent as well. Due to the limited space available indoors, you might end up dining alfresco, so do come prepared. Did I mention the yummy muffins available a few doors down at The Muffinry?!
136 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore 068601 (Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer)
Open 7.30am-11pm (Mon – Fri) & 9am-4pm (Sat & Sun)
Check out their website here.