Situated at 64A Prinsep Street, Hungry Chimps is an initiative by Play Nation to feed the comfort food needs of the modern ape. With a wide array of delicious grub, the selection at Hungry Chimps is sure to satisfy even the pickiest eater. In fact, there's a good choice of beer and on weekends, there's also live soccer being screened. So come on down to Hungry Chimps and have a swingin' good time!
There is a huge TV set but is not turned on as it was spoiled. There were some books available for reading on the shelf. Their menu was written with chalk on the wall. I selected the sofa bench and regretted my choice. I sank all the way down and was barely able to keep my head above the table. I had to add another pillow to slightly increase my height.
Ice/ Hot Chocolate ($7)
Not as thick as I prefer. A bit watered down.
King Kong Breakfast ($18)
Triple stacked pancakes, quarter pounder beef patty, sautéed mushroom, bacon strips & truffle fries, served with Hollandise sauce & vinaigrette greens.
Serving is quite huge. The patty is a bit too dry. The fries smells great but tastes dry and hard.
Honey Chicken with Sour Cream ($16)
Japanese Yuzu marinated chicken, grilled potatoes, served with bacon, sour cream, and chives.
Cannot taste any unique flavour of Yuzu or honey on the chicken. The potatoes are a bit too charred.
Overall the food is average. Service is slow and we waited quite awhile for food and bill.
The cafe had lush green sofas and I felt like collapsing into a snoozing heap the moment I saw it. Unfortunately, it isn't leveled at a comfortable height to the table and my friend & I both felt kinda of stupid sitting that way. We ended up shifting our seating positions a few times around the table from the sofas to the proper chairs.
Overall, though, a place I would recommend. You have to check out their super value-for-money lunch sets if you're in the region.
The place was understaffed, I was there on a Tuesday evening and there was only one waiter serving a crowd of about 20pax. The food took a good half an hour to arrive despite the restaurant being only at half of its full capacity. There's nothing worth shouting about regarding the food. In all honestly, the only good point was that the calamari rings that we ordered did not taste like rubber, that is a feat to me. The other dishes we tried were simply meh (colloquial for unremarkable). .
My friend and i decided to go for the triple brat stack, which is a triple pancake combo with salad and sausages and hash browns and a chocolate lava cake that came with ice cream on the side. The first bite into the pancake was heavenly. It was amazing, the fluffiness was just nice and the maple syrup was heavenly. the has browns were also cooked to perfection being crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The lava cake did not disappoint me either. It was , however, too rich to be eaten by one person alone.
Since then, It has become one of my favourite hangouts in town. Because the food is value for money and totally worth it.
The fish and chips i tried was pretty good but the serving was too huge for me. I only finished half the fish. I ordered garden veggies for my side but to my horror, I really felt that I was eating vegetables plucked fresh from the garden (tasteless or bitter). Though rather empty, food took quite a while to come (20 minutes). Their fries are nice!
I would definitely suggest Hungry Chimps if you want to find a quiet place to eat and also get to try affordable and tasty food.