Craft Cafe is brought to us by the same people of 3 Inch Sin, so naturally the molten chocolate cakes are a must-eat, and therefore we avoided it.
At first, we thought the spam frites ($5) were small for $5 but they were hot from the deep-fryer and very, very addictive, done just right, not overly salty. And though a small portion, the three of us had difficulty finishing it. However, the dish of the day, beef stew ($13, below), was so-so. The taste didn’t come on strong enough and the color was strange, different from the darker stews we had.
On the other hand, the bacon mac n cheese ($12.50) was one of the best mac & cheese we had tasted. It had two cheeses, and thus, had a complexity–was it mozzarella that caused those visually stunning strands of cheese? There was a piquant taste–surely they didn’t dare use a smelly cheese? But it was greasy and could be too much. Best to be shared.
Since we eschewed the chocolate molten cakes, we went for a waffle with ice cream ($7). At this price, the waffle ought to be made fresh but it wasn’t. It was already made, and then reheated.
One other area that we thought could be improved is the decor. A cafe has to show the character of the owner, and this cafe is pretty plain.
When we were there, our friend was working as a waitress, and she gave a 10% discount. SCORE! So the service was awesome, and psst… there was a very, very handsome young Eurasian waiter that made us question if we were lao tik-ko. Including a mocha ($7, from Papa Pahelta Coffee) and a horlick nutella twist ($7.50), we trio spent $52 or about $17 per pax, a rather reasonable price for brunch.
24A Lorong Mambong, Holland Village, Singapore 277683
T: 6467 7710
Sun-Th: 12-11 pm; F & Sat: 12pm-12am
Rating: 3.063/5 stars
Written by A. Nathanael Ho.