An offbeat venue at Singapore’s oldest and largest tertiary campus, National University of Singapore (NUS), Late Plate - helmed by Yan Long, a newbie restaurateur – is tucked away in a ground floor unit of the Shaw Foundation Alumni House. The 50-seater diner sits on prime space that overlooks the surrounding’s lush greens through floor-to-ceiling glass windows. Indoors, the plot is equally chic with dark wood tables and nude-coloured chairs set against a neutral-toned space overhung with exposed light bulbs.
What to expect
“It’s never too late to have a plate (of something) for breakfast,” says Roland Graham, the Australian executive chef of Late Plate, “And at Late Plate, we try to keep prices affordable - all items are priced below $20 here.”
True to its name, Late Plate specializes in a brunch menu of eggs-centric dishes, gourmet sandwiches, salads, pastas, sides and a limited selection of market specials that included barramundi fillet ($16).
If the eggs Benedict ($16.90) are anything to go by, Late Plate’s claim to victory might just be those twin servings of coddled eggs in a golden yellow hollandaise sauce. The dish comes with your choice of smoked salmon or Australian-imported lamb prosciutto.
The steak fries ($8) – don’t get this latter confused with the main dish of ‘steak frites’ – hand-cut, skin-on fries dusted with smoked salt served alongside sweet chili lime aioli and mustard ketchup – is also a worthy side.
You may not know that…
Kookaburra at Albert Court Village Hotel is a sister establishment founded on the same concept of all-day breakfast items.
Late Plate's interior
11 Kent Ridge Drive, #01-03 Shaw Foundation Alumni House
Tel: 8328 3127
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (Mon – Wed); 10am to 8pm (Thurs – Fri); 10am to 4pm (Sat); Closed on Sundays