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A simple and no-frills cafe, this place has a great location overlooking the busy Orchard Road. While the food is not outstandingly good, there are some decent dishes and the best part is that it's very reasonably priced.
Big Breakfast (promo price $12.90, U.P. $16.90): Good variety on this plate. Scrambled eggs were nice, bacon a bit overfried, chicken sausage quite salty, but I like the relatively unconventional addition of the fruit yogurt. Worth the promo price, but only until the month of June.
Portobello Burger ($12.90): Seemingly plain and boring, this dish turned out to be rather tasty! Mushroom was juicy, but it could be a bit bigger. The burger buns were toasty and nice too!
Seafood Laksa Pasta ($16.90): This was ordinary, but worth a try if you're craving for laksa. Could taste a bit of the laksa powder there... But prawns were fresh.
Mixed Grilled Platter ($18.90): Not recommended. Portion was quite small considering the high price tag - only two sticks of beef and chicken each. The beef was tough in particular.
Aglio Olio Spaghetti with Bacon ($7.90): This is in their lunch menu only, hence the much more wallet-friendly price tag. Not too bad, very value-for-money. Portion of bacon was quite generous.
Fresh Fruits Waffle ($9.90): Good variety of fruits given. Waffles were the thin and crispy kind, but still delicious.
Chocolate Waffle ($9.90): This dish lived up to the name of the cafe. The chocolate gelato and chocolate waffle were good! In general their waffles are quite a steal at less than $10.
Oreo Cheesecake ($4.90): This was ordinary. I felt the cheese didn't taste... fresh? Somehow.
Hazelnut Royaline ($4.90): A good size, not too big nor too small, and it was quite rich. Enjoyed this!
Malt cake ($6.90): This is a cake that looks better than it tastes. It was dry and hard and we were left disappointed.
Earl Grey tea cake ($5.90): A much better variant. Tea flavour was just nice, portion was quite big too.