Exterior of The Missing Pan.
The Missing Pan is a bakery/bistro situated in a row of shop houses along the long stretch that is Bukit Timah Road. The place is very well-known for its fantastic weekend brunches, along with exceptionally good baked goods, including organic artisanal breads. What sets The Missing Pan apart from all the numerous cafes is their take on modern cuisine which involves a unique, yet imaginative approach to the food.
Level one seats of The Missing Pan.
Level two of The Missing Pan.
The Missing Pan is actually situated in a shop house along Bukit Timah. Hence, the space of the bistro is quite small, with only around three tables on the first level. There are much more seats on the second level of the bistro. The Missing Pan houses its bakery on the first level while a brasserie is on the second level.
What’s great about The Missing Pan’s decor is that it is your usual “hipster/vintage/industrial” sort-of design. The place sways toward modern & sleek design elements with geometric shapes for their wall designs. The space gives off a whole “loft” feeling, with high ceilings on the first level and large black chequered framed windows that allow you to peek into their kitchen & bakery. Warm hanging lamps & sleek designer wall lights give off an elegance to the place. As the place can get quite crowded, especially over the weekends, they have adopted a similar waitlist system to Habitat Coffee.
Organic whole breads on display.
Menu of The Missing Pan.
The Missing Pan serves up a new unique take on brunch. Dishes include your usual Eggs Benedict & French Toast, but The Missing Pan provides a nice twist to these dishes to make it their own. Most of their food involves the use of their in-house baked organic breads as well. The menu is separated into three categories – Cold, Hot & Desserts. (And a section “For the Kids”) Many can attest to how good The Missing Pan’s food is, which is the reason why it can get quite hard to secure a table over the weekends.
Prices for The Missing Pan are quite above average, which I consider quite similar to Symmetry, the difference is that The Missing Pan doesn’t charge service fees or GST.
Eggs The Way You Like Them ($16 + $4 for bacon & sausage)
Choice of Eggs, Buttered Corn, Bacon, Sausage, Sourdough
My friend ordered this and chose to go with scrambled eggs. He commented that the dish was really delicious and he really liked it.
62 Degree Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon ($22)
Avocado, Seaweed crumbs on Sourdough, In-House Hollandaise
As I’m getting sick of the same ol’ Eggs Benny that is served with ham, I decided to choose The Missing Pan’s smoked salmon version. Everyone else seems to make the same choice.
Was it good? Most definitely. Eggs, perfectly poached. Hollandaise, simply delicious. The smoked salmon was the best part of the dish. It was nicely smoked & soft, not your usual raw smoked salmon FYI.
French Toast Salpicon ($19)
Chicken, Mushroom, Spinach stuffed in French Toast topped with Banana Nuggets, Mixed Berries, Strawberry-Smoked Maple Syrup
As with every cafe/bistro that has a certain special dish, The Missing Pan’s MUST-ORDER dish is the French Toast Salpicon.
They took your usual French Toast and gave it a twist. Making it sweet & savoury at the same time. The french toast is stuffed with savoury chicken that flows out when you open it.
Here, you can see the savoury goodness inside. Furthermore, it is topped with delicious fresh fruits, along with Banana Nuggets, which is basically like “Goreng Pisang”. The Strawberry-Smoked Maple Syrup was a fantastic complement to the dish.
[I do also want to thank the friendly staff who obliged to our request of having this served on a tile. For photography purposes. (It is usually served this way but I’ve seen a few photos of it served on a normal white plate and as a crazy-ass photographer, I couldn’t have that.)]
Mela Con Formaggi ($14)
Granny Smith, Banana Caramel Sauce, Chocolate Soil, Citrus Mascarpone, Parmigiano Reggiano Chips, Homemade Honeycomb
The presentation of this dessert is really far out. This is why I like The Missing Pan, as they take unique approaches to their dishes.
I quite liked this dessert, with sweet crunchy Granny Smith apples & delicious honeycomb. The only thing that I found weird tasting were the Parmigiano Reggiano Chips. [Which is basically French for Parmesan.]
Homemade Orange Yoghurt Ice-Cream, Raspberry Jelly, Macerated Strawberries, Basil, Chocolate Crisps
My friend and I actually ordered this by mistake. The original plan was to order the Meringue dessert, but my friend pointed to the dessert below it instead on the menu.
Even though it was a mistake, it turned out great. This dessert was pretty delicious as well and yet another awesome presentation. The ice-cream was good, not too sweet, which blended well with the strawberries & bottom goodness.
Signage of The Missing Pan.
Worth A Visit/Revisit?
The Missing Pan is definitely a bistro worth visiting for a great weekend brunch. Overall, I really like the concept and unique take on their food that are served with fantastic presentations. Though the price is towards the higher range, the food is quite fantastically different. The place itself is quite nice to spend your day in, though do beware of the immense crowd over the weekends and perhaps head there earlier if you’re planning on giving The Missing Pan a visit.
THE MISSING PAN
619D Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269724
(Nearest train station: Botanic Gardens)
Contact: 6466 4377
Tue – Sat: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm