Fri - Eve of PH: 11:30 - 23:30
Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 23:00
Sat: 08:30 - 23:30
Sun: 08:30 - 23:00
An American-inspired cafe, this flashy joint has an extensive menu of salads, pizzas, pastas and main courses. There are also student value meals and set lunches to draw in the younger crowd.
I enjoyed their Hawaiian Pork Chops. The chops were tender, and it was very juicy. I also tried their dessert, which was the brownie. It was too sweet for me. The service staff took some time to respond to my needs but I think it might have been because there were quite a lot of people in the restaurant at that time.
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The restaurant was generally huge and spacious, good for gatherings. Perhaps make a reservation first to ensure your group has enough seats to sit together!
I had the Bananarama waffle at $11.90. The bananas are topped with caramel, and it gives a very sweet taste. The waffle in general.. wasn't up to expectation. To be honest, this could be one of the worse waffle I've ever tried. I will definitely not come back for their waffle. I've tried their ice cream brownie before, slightly better than this but the more you eat, the more sick you get due to the overwhelming sweetness in it.
The trio meat lover's platter at $21.90 was a average. Comes with ribs, sausages and chicken chop. I would say that's quite a few varieties in a plate. In fact this dish was meant for 2 pax to share. I guess it's fine if a person can finish everything in this plate, because the meat were generally smaller in size. Nonetheless, my brother told me the meat taste good.
Nothing much about cafe cartel's main dishes that I would like to comment about. All I know is this place probably isn't good for lunch. Their main dishes are not really up to standard. Their happy hour (9pm) where all snacks and desserts are going at half price would probably be more worth it. Haha!
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It's a nice place to sit and chill out with friends. I recommend having the set lunch which is worth the money and worth a try. Had a mix experience with the staff as some clearly showed that they were not happy with some customers openly (cursing and swearing amongst themselves) while a handful were so nice and even reminded us that we forgot to have our dessert.