Selfish Gene Cafe

F April 16, 2012
 
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4.1  (11)
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head over heels!
Overall rating 
 
4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
5.0
Service 
 
4.5
Value 
 
4.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
A small little shop tucked away in Duxton, it serves up all-day breakfast and coffee. With a menu handwritten with chalk, small flowers on every table, and friendly service staff, Selfish Gene feels like a home away from home.

Food-wise, I tried their Ham and Cheese sandwich, Carrot Cake, and Matcha Latte. The sandwich was toasted, and came with a salad on the side. With just the right balance of cheese and ham, it had been warmed just right so that though toasted, the bread was fluffy and not hard. The cake was adorable, with a small swirl of cream cheese frosting on the top. I really liked how it wasn't too sweet! The frosting didn't overwhelm the taste of the cake, and it came together nicely. The Matcha Latte was smooth, also not too sweet, and with a great fragrance of green tea.

Overall, SGC is my favourite place to bring my favourite people. With good food, free wifi, great service and a cosy and warm atmosphere, I'm in love!

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Average Spent Per Person:
16
Best Part:
Lovely atmosphere!
Branch Location:
Duxton
Recommend to Friend:
Yes
AJ
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Hole in the wall
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4.5
Food / Beverage 
 
4.5
Ambience 
 
5.0
Service 
 
5.0
Value 
 
3.5
Overall Score 
 
4.5
It literally was.

When our cabbed stopped and said we've reached, I turned around and looked at my surroundings, still failing to spot selfish gene.

and there it was! at a corner shophouse, beside an italian cafe. We opened the door and entered, what greeted us was a few tables in eclectic colours, a table near the entrance with colorful ceramic cups and magazines for patrons to self serve. The environment- checked.

The cooking area was rather small, but the whole place was a cozy one. We chose a table which had light streaming in from the ceiling which was just a glass pane, where the sun's rays could stream in through the glass onto the table. It was sucha perfect spot to spend the afternoon alone with a coffee and sandwich or just chilling with a mag.

The staff were also courteous and helpful. We ordered 3 drinks, their banana cake which came drizzled with melted peanut butter and their smoked salmon sandiwhc on ciabatta.

Frankly speaking, even though the banana cake was soft and fluffy which went well with the sweetness and saltiness of the syrup and PB, I still feel it didn't justify the 5.60 price tag. (correct me if I'm wrong about the price).

The smoked salmon sandwich came with sliced gherkins and creamy white smooth cream cheese with a rather generous portion of smoked salmon and a side of tortilla chips. The cream cheese was holy smooth and went real well with the smoked salmon.

Would come back again for the ambience.
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