Living just around the corner, I was particularly excited to hear news of The Bravery opening up at 66 Horne Road not that long ago. Over the past year or so, the Lavender/Jalan Besar area has been experiencing something of an renaissance and more and more cool cafes and eateries are opening up in this industrial area. See our 10 New Cafes You Need to Know About and Jalan Besar Goes Cafe Crazy features as proof!

With a rather cool shop frontage and no signage, just make sure you aim for the ‘golden door’ to enter The Bravery. Inside you will find a chic, funky yet simple designed feel. And just like the owners of their other cafe The Plain in Tanjong Pagar there’s a mix of interesting seating. Personally, we are fans of the massive round communal table.

Food and drink-wise, it’s pretty simple but yummy fare. Coffee is of course excellent as expected, and the food menu offers a solid selection sandwiches, cakes and brunch items like pancakes, eggs on toast etc. From my three visits so far, I’d definitely recommend the Poached Eggs on Toast, and be sure to add in some smoked salmon, avocado, cream cheese…and whatever else you fancy. It all comes served on full plate with wholesome, nutty bread. This will fill up even those with a large appetite.

Prices here are super affordable so a full blown brunch with drinks will probably only set you back $20 per person. Not too shabby! Unlike its neighbouring café Chye Seng Huat Hardware, The Bravery doesn’t look industrial, metallic or try too hard to be shiny and slick. It is what it should be, a friendly, simple neighbourhood café where patrons feel welcome and relaxed.


The Bravery Café is located at 66 Horne Rd, Singapore 209073.