The Bravery @ 66 Horne Road

Entrance of The Bravery. So hipster, it hurts.

Entrance of The Bravery. So hipster, it hurts.

The Bravery is a cafe opened by the people of another cafe called The Plain (which I have not been to yet). The cafe is situated along Horne Road, near Jalan Besar Stadium. The whole area is very up-and-coming for cafes and hipsters. The entrance of The Bravery itself is extremely hipster, to the point that it doesn’t even have a signboard. If you are walking by the place, you will probably have no idea what it was. (That happened to me when I walked by it once.)

Interior of The Bravery. Untreated walls, hanging lights strung everywhere, high ceilings, air-conditioning vents exposed. A hipster's heaven.

Interior of The Bravery.
Untreated walls, hanging lights strung everywhere, high ceilings, air-conditioning vents exposed. A hipster’s heaven.

Counter area for ordering. The kitchen is RIGHT there.

Counter area for ordering.
The kitchen is RIGHT there.

The main centerpiece of The Bravery.  Some figure of a horse made by wrapping foil.

The main centerpiece of The Bravery.
Some figure of a horse made by wrapping foil.

Aesthetic
The decor of The Bravery is extremely simple. It is so simple and unfinished, that the decor should be taken as irony. The place makes use of plywood tables that give the place a raw feel. You can almost smell the wood as well. The chairs & stools of the place are all quirky, some may say to a fault. Crates are used as seats, you can also find old-style stools. Some people may complain of them being uncomfortable.

Small menu of The Bravery.

Small menu of The Bravery.

Food
The food offered by The Bravery is actually not that much. So you can tell that I was extremely disappointed when I went there and the one thing I was looking forward to try after seeing other reviews [Brave Begedil ($17)], was not available. It felt somewhat ironic, to have a menu that small and still have things unavailable. I’m also not sure how the counter worked, but on my visit, the servers took orders first before having us pay. My companion at first didn’t pay attention when the server told her that the “Brave Begedil” was unavailable, and he instead took it that she ordered the “Raunchy Eggs” because of that. And so, when we were served the “Raunchy Eggs”, there was some confusion. I eventually decided to settle for it, since the former was unavailable and the latter was already made. They also forgot the added “Honeycomb” on the “Pancakes Stack”, I had to ask them for it after it being served. So perhaps, the service section could be improved by having customers pay first, giving them a receipt & repeating the orders to make a confirmation. The prices for The Bravery isn’t that cheap as well.

Lavender Latte ($5.50) This was one of the unique things of The Bravery. I do recommend trying this. The Lavender flowers were a nice touch.

Lavender Latte ($5.50)
This was one of the unique things of The Bravery. I do recommend trying this. The Lavender flowers were a nice touch.

Raunchy Eggs ($14) Two fried eggs, spicy beans, anchovies, parmesan, shredded cabbage, tortilla I'm not a big fan of beans, but these were pretty good. Seemed a bit simple though.

Raunchy Eggs ($14)
Two fried eggs, spicy beans, anchovies, parmesan, shredded cabbage, tortilla
I’m not a big fan of beans, but these were pretty good. Seemed a bit simple though.

Pancakes Stack ($15) with added Honeycomb (additional $3) Bananas, Ricotta cheese, honey, crushed pistachios I really like this dish. The pancakes were soft & fluffy. Each bite had a nice banana taste. It may seem kinda weird to have Ricotta cheese on pancakes, but it worked really well. Some reviews have mentioned that the added honeycomb may be missed, but I really liked it and will definitely add it again.

Pancakes Stack ($15) with added Honeycomb (additional $3)
Bananas, Ricotta cheese, honey, crushed pistachios
I really like this dish. The pancakes were soft & fluffy. Each bite had a nice banana taste. It may seem kinda weird to have Ricotta cheese on pancakes, but it worked really well. Some reviews have mentioned that the added honeycomb may be missed, but I really liked it and will definitely add it again.

Worth A Visit/Revisit?
If you’re in the neighbourhood, feel free to drop by The Bravery to give it a try. I would still like to go back to try the [Beef Begedil] and perhaps the [Beef Steak Ciabatta] as  I saw almost everyone ordering it during my visit. If you still feel a tad hungry after The Bravery, or if their food doesn’t entice you, just walk down the street and there you’ll find Windowsill Pies. I love that place and I do highly recommend their pies. (Will do a review for them soon)

Rating

Food
7/10
Aesthetic
6.5/10
Price
6/10
Service
6/10

The Bravery

66 Horne Rd, Singapore, Singapore 209073
(Nearest train station: Lavender)
Phone: 6225 4387
Opening Hours:
Mon: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Wed – Sun: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
http://thebravery.com.sg/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bravery-Cafe/218682528283255

 

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