Boufé Boutique Café

#01-01 Phoenix Park, 308 Tanglin Road. Tel: 67347656
Sub-lime: Truffle house baked baguette ($17), homemade pastry crowned with truffle mushroom ragout, a hard-boiled egg and fresh greens.

Club Meatballs

#01-35 China Square Central, 20 Cross Street. Tel: 6222 8660
Sub-lime: The Spaniard ($9.50), featuring wagyu beef meatballs, sobrassada, blue cheese, green chillies and roasted onions in a wrap. Top up $1 for a ciabatta bun instead.

Hyde & Co.

785 North Bridge Road. Tel: 9369 4369
Sub-lime: Lady Hyde ($12.90, pic above), a spruced-up version of the Croque Madame with the addition of pineapple slices.

Le Halo

#01-162, Block 4 Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. Tel: 9736 8087
Sub-lime: Otak Egg ($8.50), featuring a thick ’patty’ of Muar otak with a sunny side up egg on toast.

Marco Marco

23 Circular Road. Tel: 6820 0119
Sub-lime: The Milan ($12), a piquant pack of prosciutto crudo, brie, truffle oil and arugula.

Moc Quan

#01-23 UE Square, 81 Clemenceau Avenue. Tel: 6736 0123
Sub-lime: Banh Mi Thit ($6.50), fresh crisp baguette with homemade pork paté, Vietnamese sausage and crunchy greens.

Sacha & Sons

#03-02 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road. Tel: 6735 6961
Sub-lime: Grilled Reuben with pastrami (from $18), hearty servings of meat dressed with Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing.

The Daily Press

#01-561, 126 Toa Payoh Lorong 1. Tel: 6258 0167
Sub-lime: It’s a tie between the house-cured salmon ($15) and the Korean “Fried”  Chicken ($12). The former’s got subtle smokey tones and hidden walnut crumble crunches, while the latter is an Asian spin with tangy kimchi and a juicy sous-vide-then-baked chicken cutlet to match.

The Hangar

25 Arab Street. Tel: 6291 0127
Sub-lime: Lotus Crockeroot ($10), a vegetarian option featuring lotus root croquettes and an invigorating mint chutney.

The Lab SG

#01-01, 1 Jalan Pisang. Tel: 6299 5681
Sub-lime: The Lab Chick ($10.90), Cwajun grilled chicken with mesclun salad on sourdough, a straight-up NOLA import that’s easy on the palate.