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Cafe Melba

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Address: #01-56, Goodman Arts Centre Block N, 90 Goodman Road, 439053
This modern and slick joint at Goodman Arts Centre serves a variety of dishes that center around Italian and Australian cuisine, which includes pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. The cafe expands its menu during the weekend - do check out its brunch selection for free range organic eggs florentine and pancakes.

Mon - Fri: 10:00 - 22:00

Sat - Sun: 08:00 - 22:00

+65 64406068
$37 based on 70 submissions
Alfresco/Outdoor Dining (12 votes), Children/Family (12 votes), Brunch (11 votes)

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Best Pizzas ever

This will be a pretty short post as I took just a few food pics. Didn’t plan on blogging about this actually… but.. I think they are worth a note! Thursday night my company (soon to be ex – company) headed to Cafe Melba for our dinner after a visit to old folks home during noon time and a bowling session in the late afternoon. We arrived 15 minutes before 6 and were  greeted by friendly waiters and the boss herself, a pretty Caucasian lady. We sat outside at the alfresco for drinks. They have a nice huge bench for bigger parties and about 12 of us sat nicely around it. The weather was breezy and cloudy. I ordered a strawberry margarita first.

For the rest of the review plus pics, please see http://wendylimwendy.com/2014/12/20/cafe-melba-at-goodman-arts-centre/ - cheers!

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• 14 Aug 2015 • 53 reviews • 1 follower

It was so bad I do not know why people bother to go...

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Never have I ever experienced service and food as horrible as Cafe Melba's.

The food was terrible. Those who ordered steaks were given very different sizes. Especially one of ours was extremely small, half the size of the rest. When asked, Indian manager retorted instead of answering properly. Yeah he went on n on ranting about how busy he was and implied explicitly that its like that, just eat it. After cutting it, it wasnt even a proper steak. Looked like some beef flank leftover from stewing. It was like beef jerky. He insisted medium well steak should be like this, chewy. Yes, med well done is definitely more tough than doneness, but what was serve did not even look like steak. Moreover it was drenched in some sweet sauce which they called black pepper. 

When she asked to return it, the manager challenged her and threw the plate on the bar counter! How horrid! This place takes first prize for being the worst ever restaurant. When we read that service was bad, we could not believe it. After going there, its true. The only saving grace was the location. Some part timers were ok. THE MANAGER WAS WAAAAAAAAY TOO RUDE. Too obnoxious. He thinks he calls the shots and can bully his customers. He insisted he was not angry even though he raised his voice and threw the plate down. 

We spoke to him nicely initially but after the hostile reaction from him, we lost our cool and our appetite. 

Why are you so angry? Why cant you handle the crowd? Maybe F&B is not your cup of tea.


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• 01 Aug 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

Downhill Slide

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Its incredible how this wonderful restaurant which once served fabulous food has gone down the drain.

The place is the same and so is the ambience, that is faultless especially at evening and night time when lights under the trees and children playing soccer in the field nearby create a magical atmosphere.

But the food! We had a so-so Three Little Pigs (bacon ham pepperoni) pizza but what really rankled was the smoked carbonara linguine, and the atlantic cod fish and chips. The linguine was bland and overly-sticky with doughy pasta, and the fish and chips were two lumps dark-brown deep-fried fish laid on a bed of bland chips.

Now the prices remain the same. Which is very pricey. (with a coffee, the total comes to over $80) But we remember the food as being much better. The fish and chips used to look completely different. Even the children (under 10) remark: This fish doesn't look the same.

When the seven-year-old merrily shakes salt over all of her food, echoing what we do, we know. We are never coming back.
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• 19 Jul 2015 • 2 reviews • 0 follower

The most boring burger on earth

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this place appears to be going downhill. A few years ago, I remember a delicuous Melba burger, served with lots of Ingredients and flavour. The last 2 visits have been a big diSappointment. A tasteless patty, that comes well done. They don't ask you how you'd like it anymore. A sloppy slice of lettuce, a wet tomato and enormous dollop of a weird garlic mayo sauce which is all I could taste. I dont even think it's hone made. I gave them the benefit of the doubt and went back again, this time had the Melba sandwich. Chicken was tasteless. Same old lettuce and tomato and guess what? So much garlic sauce I couldn't finish it. and the French fries were so brittle, they flew off my plate every time I tried to put my fork into them. There's more imagination at McDonald's 






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