Brunch @ My Awesome Cafe

July 8, 2014 in European (cafe)

Having heard of My Awesome Café and of it being branded as the hipster café of March 2014, my girlfriends and I were keen to check them out. And indeed, the café looks very impressive as it retains the exterior of the former Chinese clinic (although they are not the first café housing in a former Chinese medical hall).

We arrived at 2.30pm and had to wait for 10 minutes as all the tables were taken up.

And from the menu, we ordered:-

1) Croissant + avocado & tomato & cheese, $8.50 (above) – As with the name, lots of avocado! Not too excited with the fillings, but the croissant was so buttery soft and flaky. Nice.

2) Scrambled eggs + ham & cheese, $6.50 (above) – This was a let down. Although the scrambled egg was done beautifully, for only 1 slice of folded-into-quarters ham and cheese which were forgotten, it was a tad too expensive at $6.50.

3) My awesome salad, $15 (+ $3, goat cheese) (above) – Mesclun salad, smoked salmon, herbs chicken breast, duck rillettes, avocado & tomato. We were very impressed with this. Salad never looked so good! Portion was good for 2 to share too.

4) Pineapple upside-down cake, $4.50 (above) – This was not shown at the display shelf for desserts or on the menu. And instead of assuming that they have run out of this, we enquired with the staff. And boy were we glad we did because the pineapple does live up to its hype. Really good.

5) Dessert platter, $25 (above) – We decided to order this after the fabulous pineapple cake! And before ordering, we enquired on the portion and were told that 4 slices are given for 4 different type of cakes. However, after the platter was served, we realised that it’s not really 4 slices. Rather, it’s 1 slice served in 4 smaller pieces. We were given bread pudding, pineapple, banana and chocolate cakes. Unfortunately, the other 3 flavours were mediocre. The chocolate cake was also on the dry side.

6) Latte, $4.50 (above) – Oddly, this was very bitter.

We wont too impressed with the food. I was happy with my salad, but my friends were not with theirs. So I guess the experience is enhanced when one orders the correct dishes. I was not blown away by the interiors either. Too many cafes going with the industrial look of bare concrete walls and hanging bulbs. But I did like the self-service corner where you choose your own cup for water. There’s the vintage ninja-turtle cups! Oh, that brings back good childhood memories. Haha.

All in all, I would not make a special trip to My Awesome Café. Instead, I will drop by only for their salad and pineapple cake if I am in the area to pray at Thian Hock Keng temple!

However, I must add that it’s only when I was doing up this post that I realise their operating hour on weekends is till 3pm (Not sure if it’s a typo error on their social media pages). My friends and I stayed till 4pm, even ordering our desserts at 3.30pm, but we were not chased out. So for that, I do give them credits for allowing us to continue lingering at the café.

MY AWESOME CAFE
202 Telok Ayer Street, Singapore
8428 0102, Website, Facebook
Overall: 6
Opening hours:-
Food/Beverage: 6
Mon – Tues : 07:45 – 21:00
Ambience: 6
Wed – Fri : 07:45 – 00:00
Value: 6
Sat – Sun : 10:00 – 15:00
Service: 5