Symmetry @ 9 Jalan Kubor

Entrance of Symmetry.

Entrance of Symmetry.

Cafe by day, restaurant bar by night, Symmetry is one of the best places in Singapore for a weekend brunch. The place is always packed on the weekends and you will probably need to wait for at least half an hour before you get a table. Nestled at the end of one of the shop houses along Jalan Kubor, near Haji Lane, Symmetry manages to constantly draw a crowd, rain or shine.

Side of Symmetry's building.

Side of Symmetry’s building.

A taste of the good life.

A taste of the good life. The cat understands.

One of Symmetry's icons, almost life-size figures of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Cam-whores, prepare thy cameras.

One of Symmetry’s icons, almost life-size figures of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Cam-whores, prepare thy cameras.

Whoops, hi there.

Whoops, hi there.

Interior of Symmetry. You can see how dark it is inside even during the day. (Pardon my photos, this set was taken with my digital camera, didn't get my DSLR at this point yet!)

Interior of Symmetry. You can see how dark it is inside even during the day.
(Pardon my photos, this set was taken with my digital camera, didn’t get my DSLR at this point yet!)

Aesthetic
The whole interior of Symmetry has a very raw industrial look to it. Raw wooden elements are used, crates & boxes hanging on the ceiling from an unstable looking wooden palate. Wires are exposed and the style of the lights & lamps make you feel as if you are inside a tunnel. The place itself is also very dark inside even with some windows allowing Sunlight in. The interior is not big at all, so expect things to get uncomfortable during peak hours, especially from the amount of people they let in. Felt like it could be a fire hazard.

Brunch menu of Symmetry for 2014.

Brunch menu of Symmetry for 2014. Really nice looking menu. It’s an artwork by itself.

Food
Once you’ve had Symmetry’s food, you can stop wondering why it constantly draws the crowd. The food, which is a mix of Australian casual dining culture with French cuisine, are all very well done. You can tell the food have been very well thought out and crafted by the chefs. One downside unfortunately is that Symmetry’s food has one of the higher paying prices in Singapore. $16 for Mushroom Soup? I’m tempted to try it because of its presentation, but the price is enough to leave some people gawking. Anyone looking for a cheap brunch, this is not the place for you.

Prawn & Courgette Popcorn ($17) With  Piquillos pepper remoulade. This tasted good, however the price definitely left me at a loss for words. $17 for a snack/appetizer?

Prawn & Courgette Popcorn ($17)
With Piquillos pepper remoulade.
This tasted good, however the price definitely left me at a loss for words. $17 for a snack/appetizer?

Symmetry Eggs Sur Le Plat ($24) Mixture of pork sausages, smoked paprika, cherry tomato coulis, creamed baby spinach, eggs, cheddar cheese, toast.

Symmetry Eggs Sur Le Plat ($24)
Mixture of pork sausages, smoked paprika, cherry tomato coulis, creamed baby spinach, eggs, cheddar cheese, toast.

Symmetry Eggs Benedict ($22) Low temperate eggs, portobello mushroom duxelle, bacons, aged cheddar, hollandaise. One of the more expensive Eggs Benedict in Singapore, but also one of the best. This is definitely in my top 3.

Symmetry Eggs Benedict ($22)
Low temperate eggs, portobello mushroom duxelle, bacons, aged cheddar, hollandaise.
One of the more expensive Eggs Benedict in Singapore, but also one of the best. This is definitely in my top 3.

Waffle ($16) Mix berries compote, peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut, maple syrup, chantilly cream, blueberries ice-cream. The was also good, and the presentation superb.

Waffle ($16)
Mix berries compote, peanut butter, chocolate hazelnut, maple syrup, chantilly cream, blueberries ice-cream.
The was also good, and the presentation superb.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
Definitely a place worth a visit. Though more towards the pricier side of things, Symmetry’s food is fantastic. I’m still looking forward to go back for another brunch and maybe even dinner (They have a totally different menu for dinner.).

Rating

Food
8.5/10
Aesthetic
7.5/10
Price
6.5/10
Service
7/10

Symmetry

9 Jalan Kubor  Singapore, Singapore 199206
(Nearest train station: Bugis)
Phone: 6291 9901
Opening Hours:
Mon: 10:30 am – 9:00 pm
Tue – Thu: 10:30 am – 11:00 pm
Fri: 10:30 am – 12:00 am
Sat: 9:00 am – 12:00 am
Sun: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
http://symmetry.com.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/symmetry.com.sg

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