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Holland Village 38 Lorong Mambong Singapore 277694
 
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Breko Cafe with its unique cosy spots in its interior, provides you with a stress-free, comfort and relaxed atmosphere.

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3.5  (3)
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3.7  (3)
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3.2  (3)
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3.6  (7)
I went by Breko Cafe on a rainy afternoon and was really glad to have stopped by as the ambience was really good for sitting around. I have heard that it was famous for its breakfast menu, but it was way past the hour, so my friend and I ordered a rack of ribs to share along with a few sides. The ribs weren't too good as it tasted bland - the flavour of the sauce did not seem to infuse into meat.

It was probably not marinated long enough, although the meat was tender and separated easily from the bone. I would highly recommend the sauteed mushrooms however, which may sound easy to cook, but these here have a special taste which can't be described. My friend also really liked their milkshake which was really creamy and smooth, and not full of ice like most others.
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70%
brainboggler Reviewed by brainboggler on August 12, 2013
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"great place to relax"

I went by Breko Cafe on a rainy afternoon and was really glad to have stopped by as the ambience was really good for sitting around. I have heard that it was famous for its breakfast menu, but it was way past the hour, so my friend and I ordered a rack of ribs to share along with a few sides. The ribs weren't too good as it tasted bland - the flavour of the sauce did not seem to infuse into meat.

It was probably not marinated long enough, although the meat was tender and separated easily from the bone. I would highly recommend the sauteed mushrooms however, which may sound easy to cook, but these here have a special taste which can't be described. My friend also really liked their milkshake which was really creamy and smooth, and not full of ice like most others.

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Sauted portobello mushrooms
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A place that brings back fond memories. This is one of my favorite hangouts during my uni days. My friends and I always gather here on weekends and school holidays. We like to laze around the sofa area on the second level. Each of us will order a drink, some finger food and talk for hours. Our favorites are potato wedges with cheese and portabello mushrooms. There is also a tv where you can catch football matches. However the sofa area is pretty small and normally packed on the weekends.

Overall this is a no fuss cafe serving affordable drinks (daily happy hour and one for one) and food. A convenient place to catch up with friends after work.
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70%
Char0525 Reviewed by Char0525 on December 06, 2012
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"No fuss cafe"

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A place that brings back fond memories. This is one of my favorite hangouts during my uni days. My friends and I always gather here on weekends and school holidays. We like to laze around the sofa area on the second level. Each of us will order a drink, some finger food and talk for hours. Our favorites are potato wedges with cheese and portabello mushrooms. There is also a tv where you can catch football matches. However the sofa area is pretty small and normally packed on the weekends.

Overall this is a no fuss cafe serving affordable drinks (daily happy hour and one for one) and food. A convenient place to catch up with friends after work.

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25
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Holland Village
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Every time I eat out at Breko's, the subtle, lazy atmosphere that the restaurant artfully creates never fails to lure me into spending more time there than I had intended. This food place has got two things right in terms of decor and feel: space and time. Everything seems in the right place, and everything happens at the right time. Even if the food doesn't arrive within the 5 minutes you're used to at a Kopitiam- you don't really mind, because the couch is comfortable and the game is conveniently on the TV.

The food itself is very reasonable in terms of portions and taste for the price you pay. Yes, they serve burgers and fries- but it's more "gourmet" than fast food. I loved the Dory Fillet, Chicken Steak Burgers and of course, the Portobello Mushrooms. If you're eating at Breko's, you must also try their breakfast sets and if it's late at night and you're just in to watch the game, grab a few beers and an appetizer.
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80%
byambao Reviewed by byambao on November 22, 2012
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"Sunday Morning Breakfast Place"

Every time I eat out at Breko's, the subtle, lazy atmosphere that the restaurant artfully creates never fails to lure me into spending more time there than I had intended. This food place has got two things right in terms of decor and feel: space and time. Everything seems in the right place, and everything happens at the right time. Even if the food doesn't arrive within the 5 minutes you're used to at a Kopitiam- you don't really mind, because the couch is comfortable and the game is conveniently on the TV.

The food itself is very reasonable in terms of portions and taste for the price you pay. Yes, they serve burgers and fries- but it's more "gourmet" than fast food. I loved the Dory Fillet, Chicken Steak Burgers and of course, the Portobello Mushrooms. If you're eating at Breko's, you must also try their breakfast sets and if it's late at night and you're just in to watch the game, grab a few beers and an appetizer.

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Average Spent Per Person:
15
Best Part:
Portobello Mushrooms
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This place has long survived the ever-evolving scene of Holland V, a constant among the flurry of change.

Over the years, Breko has constantly upgraded and renewed its menu, and is a perfect place for an inexpensive hang out with friends. They have happy hour daily, and with finger food as well as mains and entrees readily available on the menu, it's all you need for a happy meal.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the place serves up fantastic food, but it's decent and generously sized enough to guarantee you a satisfying meal. The food is western styled and you usually get to choose two side dishes with your mains. I usually go for the Dory Fish for my main, and take the bacon and spring onion mash for my sides. The spring onion and bacon adds another dimension to taste, but as they make a new batch everyday, the chef might tend to go a little heavy on the spring onion at times, which kills it for me.

All-in-all, I'd say this would be a good place to catch up with a group of friends, where the menu is extensive enough to satisfy even the most picky of eaters - unless they really hate western food, of course.
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70%
abvxbynd Reviewed by abvxbynd on November 02, 2012
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"None too bad, by my books."

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This place has long survived the ever-evolving scene of Holland V, a constant among the flurry of change.

Over the years, Breko has constantly upgraded and renewed its menu, and is a perfect place for an inexpensive hang out with friends. They have happy hour daily, and with finger food as well as mains and entrees readily available on the menu, it's all you need for a happy meal.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that the place serves up fantastic food, but it's decent and generously sized enough to guarantee you a satisfying meal. The food is western styled and you usually get to choose two side dishes with your mains. I usually go for the Dory Fish for my main, and take the bacon and spring onion mash for my sides. The spring onion and bacon adds another dimension to taste, but as they make a new batch everyday, the chef might tend to go a little heavy on the spring onion at times, which kills it for me.

All-in-all, I'd say this would be a good place to catch up with a group of friends, where the menu is extensive enough to satisfy even the most picky of eaters - unless they really hate western food, of course.

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Average Spent Per Person:
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Brekos, located at Holland Village, is always one of my top choices for a chill night with friends or a late dinner. The portions of food are huge by my standards, and is your average western food - burgers, steaks and the works.
The atmosphere is what draws us back in. From the outside looking in, the cafe looks like the usual ones you would find. The 2nd level seating is more inviting and closed-off from the hustle and bustle of Holland Village, especially on the weekends, making it a great place if you're looking for a quiet night on a weekend to hang out with friends.
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70%
nic3wee Reviewed by nic3wee on August 09, 2012
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"Great place to chill!"

Brekos, located at Holland Village, is always one of my top choices for a chill night with friends or a late dinner. The portions of food are huge by my standards, and is your average western food - burgers, steaks and the works.
The atmosphere is what draws us back in. From the outside looking in, the cafe looks like the usual ones you would find. The 2nd level seating is more inviting and closed-off from the hustle and bustle of Holland Village, especially on the weekends, making it a great place if you're looking for a quiet night on a weekend to hang out with friends.

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A nice brunch place at Holland V as long as you don’t wake up too late for the breakfast. It’s located along the same chic street as EWF and the bars and the lively atmosphere is definitely there, but if you head for breakfast/brunch it is much slower going. Since the few times I went there I was always too late for breakfast. I tried their fish and chips of lunch. The portions are rather filling, and a bit on the heavy side. Personally it’s nothing spectacular, just a convenient brunch place at Holland V for a casual meet up with friends. The upside is that it is pretty laidback but I do believe there are better brunch places and cute cafes popping up all over Singapore recently.
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60%
ilovecactus Reviewed by ilovecactus on June 30, 2012
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"Overrated"

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A nice brunch place at Holland V as long as you don’t wake up too late for the breakfast. It’s located along the same chic street as EWF and the bars and the lively atmosphere is definitely there, but if you head for breakfast/brunch it is much slower going. Since the few times I went there I was always too late for breakfast. I tried their fish and chips of lunch. The portions are rather filling, and a bit on the heavy side. Personally it’s nothing spectacular, just a convenient brunch place at Holland V for a casual meet up with friends. The upside is that it is pretty laidback but I do believe there are better brunch places and cute cafes popping up all over Singapore recently.

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Breko Café is a small establishment just beside Everything with Fries at Holland Village. At first sight, the café looks welcoming with its warm lights and wooden seats, and there are almost always staff members at the café front to greet customers.

The interior of Breko is similar to the initial impression of the establishment — cozy, warm and inviting. There is a second level with sofa seats, which is always the seating I opt for. Food prices around here are similar to Swensen’s, and portions are slightly above average sized. The prices of the drinks are justified by the size of the glasses, and yes they are mostly yummy.

On my most recent visit, the portions for the sides of the main courses seem to have shrunk — bad move Breko! The pork rinds my friend had were fantastic at first bite, then slowly, each bite was replaced with a sickening after taste and before we knew it, the 2 of us couldn’t finish the dish. The sirloin steak I had was too thick cut for my liking, even Aston’s tasted a lot better. The burgers are safe choices; I enjoyed mine on past visits very much.

Service can get tardy when the café is filled to the brim, but overall Breko is a relatively underrated place to chill.
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80%
poppy Reviewed by poppy on May 13, 2012
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"Underrated "

Breko Café is a small establishment just beside Everything with Fries at Holland Village. At first sight, the café looks welcoming with its warm lights and wooden seats, and there are almost always staff members at the café front to greet customers.

The interior of Breko is similar to the initial impression of the establishment — cozy, warm and inviting. There is a second level with sofa seats, which is always the seating I opt for. Food prices around here are similar to Swensen’s, and portions are slightly above average sized. The prices of the drinks are justified by the size of the glasses, and yes they are mostly yummy.

On my most recent visit, the portions for the sides of the main courses seem to have shrunk — bad move Breko! The pork rinds my friend had were fantastic at first bite, then slowly, each bite was replaced with a sickening after taste and before we knew it, the 2 of us couldn’t finish the dish. The sirloin steak I had was too thick cut for my liking, even Aston’s tasted a lot better. The burgers are safe choices; I enjoyed mine on past visits very much.

Service can get tardy when the café is filled to the brim, but overall Breko is a relatively underrated place to chill.

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