30 Nov 2014
If there’s a perfect time for me to use the description, hole in the wall, this is it. Mean Bean and Wicked Grind is located within The Plaza, tucked away in a secluded corner of their own, amongst the many unrelated travel agencies and what not. The place I would least expect them to be. Besides, the directory has not even changed to include MBWG into it, and that got us confused for a little while, before deciding to go ahead to the unit number to check it out.
The cafe has a menu that is printed on A4 sheets of paper, on their counter, nothing too fancy because their bakes are always on a rotation, and changing. They do not have any fixed menu to speak of, except for probably their drinks, whose menu is also up on the wall, and for now, their waffles.
Since we were there before 2pm, we decided to get a set meal of Savoury Waffles + Iced Mocha ($17.90), which we later topped up with $6 for the Peppermint truffle chocolate cake! I also had the biggest dilemma of the week, trying to decide on which sweet waffle I should get: Peanut Butter with Banana waffles or the Nutella Kinder Bueno. Both sounded like heaven to me, I wish they had a half-half waffle, like pizzas. d***, I think I should open up a cafe with all my ideas like these. Hahaha! I went for the latter eventually because i thought banana and peanut butter was something that I eat all morning for breakfast, and I needed a change.
Overall, we had an enjoyable visit to Mean Bean and Wicked Grind! The waffles were really good, and comforting. Even though the ingredients used may be simple and easy to make, we were still pretty impressed with them! This shows that you don’t need to be overly creative with your dishes, some times the classics still can capture hearts.
I would love to try all the different cakes that they display in the future though, despite the disappointing cake that I had this time round. We were also given a small slice of the salted caramel tart thingy to sample and that, was just divine! I think having cakes from different home bakers and having the variety of cakes to be on a rotating basis is an absolutely good idea because it keeps the menu fresh and different!
For the full review with pictures, visit: https://fatassbean.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/review-mean-bean-and-wicked-grind-the-plaza-beach-rd/