Southeast Asia, you have a big piece of my heart. I had recently relocated to Singapore earlier this year for a short-term program at work and had been naturally eating my way around the country. Upon moving to Singapore, I was ecstatic to learn that there is a thriving brunch culture, particularly driven by the significant number of expats from Australia, the UK, and America. You basically have your pick between traditional Asian food for breakfast (think noodles and rice dishes), fancy “free flow” champagne brunches at hotels, or hipster cafes.
Super Loco falls into the third category. It’s the sister restaurant to Lucha Loco, a fun taqueria and garden bar in Duxton Hill, my favorite happy hour neighborhood in town. Super Loco has the same airy, colorful vibe as Lucha Loco, but it’s located right on the Singapore River in Robertson Quay.
I met my friend Cloe, who also recently relocated from NYC, for brunch during my first weekend in the city. I was AirBnB-ing it nearby at Boat Quay for my first week in the Red Dot so she suggested the eatery for something low key and easy nearby.
Super Loco is quite popular so we were faced with a 15 minute wait despite the fact that the restaurant is rather spacious. The interior is cheery and festive; I loved the retro string lights and mosaic tiles.