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Late Plate: Brunch for $20 and below

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By Evelyn Chen
20 April 2012 2:40 PMUpdated 23 Apr 2012

Late Plate: Brunch for $20 and below

Eggs Benedict

The setting

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).

Steak fries

Our favourites

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

Late Plate

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

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