Best cafe in Singapore serving heartwarming food & kick-ass coffee.
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Visited My Awesome Cafe when it was about 3 weeks old. Nestled at Telok Ayer, we went there on a weekday evening and there was hardly anyone around. We almost thought that the cafe has closed for the day.
The menu wasn't extensive. Half the menu was salads, salads and more salads. which we weren't interested in. We decided on the croissant with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, as well as another one with ham and cheese. But we were told that they have ran out of croissants and were only left with bread. We went ahead with the bread. When the dishes came, my friend and I were so disappointed. The bread slices were pathetic. Imagine a slice of gardenia bread, sliced into half. Scrambled eggs were too runny for my liking and the ham and cheese tasted like those from cold storage. The smoked salmon was ok though. Overall, the food was so disappointing. It is almost something I could have made myself at home, and probably could have done it better, at a fraction of the price.
The only redeeming factor was probably the interesting interior design. But I wouldn't head back again.
Worth a visit!
I was initially slightly put off by the cheesy name but the old-school charm of this coffee joint was a big hit for me. This cafe seems to pride itself on keeping to all things old-fashioned - even its cups were a mish mash of vintage milk glasses and plastic ones with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on them. Food was also served on tinted glass plates reminiscent of those of our parents' younger days. The aesthetic draw of this cafe is evident in the number of online blogshops that have chosen to have their photo shoots there. My Awesome Cafe was not difficult to get to, being a stone's throw away from Telok Ayer MRT station.
While the food was delicious I felt the portions could have been slightly more generous. I ordered the sandwich with duck rillette (approx. $15) that came with more bread than it did duck. The rillette was spread very thin and very sparse and really left me wanting more. My friend had the croissant set with parma ham, stuffed tomatoes and greens that offered slightly more in terms of value for money.
I'd come back here again, but probably just for the coffee and the ambience.
Hippy Cafe with a Local Touch
My Awesome Café
202 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068630
Monday and Tuesday: 7.45am - 9.00pm
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 7.45am - 12.00am
Saturday and Sunday: 10.00am - 3.00pm
Try looking hard for the entrance to the café and what would greet you would not be some funky signboard stating the awesomeness, but rather, “Chung Hwa Free Clinic”, or in Chinese 中華醫院! Say what? A Chinese medicine clinic? Fact is, My Awesome Café took over the grounds of a free Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Clinic on Feb 2014, the latter having been there since 1956.
Yet, if you enter expecting some remnants of the place’s TCM past, you will be amazed that there is not a single clue of its past. Rather, My Awesome Café has been decorated in what seems like a fusion of Singaporean old-school coffee shop and modern chic interior, serving up for coffee and drinks to cater to the most hippy to the sophisticated urban Scotch.
With its delightfully well-rounded offerings, it is not surprising to see a crowd gathered all day long, catering to after-work drinks to the Sunday espresso. We arrived on a leisurely Saturday at about 1pm, and were delighted to see a mere 5 patrons. We got a comfortable table by the side, and were pleasantly served by the waiter. The menu was easy to navigate, with dedicated food and drinks menu, and the coffee was served within minutes.
I ordered the flat white (S$4) while my date took the double shot espresso with The Awesome Vegetarian Salad ($15). The flat white was smooth, with a perfect balance of espresso and milk. The coffee had a characteristic nutty flavor, which naturally went well with the milk. The espresso was medium-bodied and highly acidic, so purveyors of light-flavored coffee may prefer to skip this.
As for the Awesome Vegetarian Salad, the salmon-free version of this house favorite came in a surprisingly big portion. Tossing mesclun, boiled egg, grilled eggplant, red peppers and avocado in a flavorful balsamic dressing, the salad comes with options for brie or goat cheese. With a generous portion of half an avocado, the only complaint we would have is for a bit more cheese!
Being relatively knew to the cafe scene in Singapore, My Awesome Cafe has clearly won the hearts of many. Not only did crowds start to appear by 1.30pm, by the time we left at 2pm, there was a slight waiting time involved for determined patrons!