We stopped by House of Robert Timms for dinner earlier in the week. The Hubs made this observation, which I quite agree, that this cafe always seems so empty whenever we dine here, and wondered how it survives the brutal F&B industry. Thing is, although it does appear lacking in customers whenever we pop by, I suspect that weekends are jammed with customers, which probably keeps this afloat.
The quintessentially Aussie fare is hearty, rustic and charmingly unpretentious, and laidback ambience makes for a great place to unwind after work. And, they offer an all-day breakfast (always a great draw) selection. Nothing like a platter of eggs and bacon to soothe the day's woes!
The Handmade Spinach & Mushroom Hash ($17) with a perfectly fluffy egg scramble, grilled turkey ham, crisp bacon, mixed greens, a beautifully carved grilled tomato, baked beans and toast was both hearty and rustic. I really liked the hash, it was moist and delicately seasoned, with a lovely bronzy sheen.
The Bacon & Mushroom Egg-Drop Fettucine ($21) with shavings of parmesan and a couple of crisp parma ribbons was commendable, but veered a little to the cloying.
House of Robert Timms
501 Orchard Road
#01-02 Wheelock Place
Tel: 6735 9201
Open daily from 8am to 1am