Daily: 12:00 - 14:30
Daily: 18:30 - 22:30
Mad Jack is an Australian style cafe serving Western meals and desserts. In addition to dining-in services, the cafe also provides catering and delivery services.
Full Mad Jack review here
Mad Jack serves up pretty decent main and side dishes, and their service is passable at best. However, there are two outstanding reasons that would cause me to intentionally plan to come back.
Firstly, they are Halal certified. There are very few places that serve Halal western food, and Mad Jack is one of the more 'visible' and conveniently located ones that fit into this category. This is the place I always come to when I'm out with muslim friends and looking for a cafe with decent food and ambience.
Secondly, their desserts are really good. I especially like their Pavlova, which is a New Zealand dessert named after a Russian Dancer, that is not commonly found in Singapore. It's a meringue-based dessert, with a sugar-coated exterior shell made with egg white. It contains gooey meringue (like marshmallows), topped with fresh fruits. Those with a sweet tooth will appreciate this!
Their Oz Brown is pretty good as well. It's basically a warm, rich chocolate brownie topped with vanilla ice-cream and covered in chocolate sauce.
They also have decent burgers and cheese fries.
I was at Mad Jack Cafe because the price looked affordable and the menu was relatively attractive. The food left me in great disappointment. I had a Linguine Carbonara ($9.9) which came with mushrooms and ham. The linguine was grossly overcooked - it was soft! This won't do! The carbonara cream sauce was also EXTREMELY watery, though not diluted. My guess is they added lots of salt or MSG into the sauce. I've never eaten such substandard linguine carbonara before. The chicken ham was obviously those from the supermarkets. Overall, extremely disappointing.
I also had their Mad and Rich Chocolate Cake under the recommendation of the staff there when I asked what's their speciality. True enough, the cake was very rich and worth the money at $4.80. There was fudge, and some ganache in between the 2 layers. The cake helped the cafe regain some plus points but it was not enough to entice me to return. Certainly won't recommend this place!