My Awesome Cafe, it’s one of the cafes which I’ve been wanting to visit since they’ve opened their doors earlier in March this year. It took me so long to visit them because they are located at Telok Ayer, where all the grown ups are. I seldom visit cafes at the CBD area, because they are ironically inaccessible to me. What drew me to visit My Awesome Cafe, was its unique looking shop face, and their really buff owner and staff. I’ve also heard good reviews about the food there, and hence it has always been on my to-go list.
My boy telepathically read my list and decided to bring me there last Sunday. I was, of course, really excited. However, our spirits got a little dampened by the massive rain, which got us hobo-ing at the end of the tunnel.
What distinguishes The Awesome Cafe from the rest is its exterior. Taking on a vintage look, it preserved the look and feel of what used to be Telok Ayer Chung Hwa Free Clinic.
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Their interior took on several vintage items, such as that of the ceiling fans, cups, and the TCM medicinal cabinets. The tables were made of school desks, with matching retro-inspired chairs. A rather dimly lit place I would say, but its interior design just makes you wanna snap pictures of everything because the theme that the cafe takes on stands out from the usual cafes, even the retro ones.
It’s a little blurred cause I was too shy to stand in the middle of the entrance to snap a picture. But you get the gist, this place is pretty with all the antique items! I took this picture because I got annoyed with me banging knees with it every time I try to cross my legs. Hahaha!
I’ve heard a lot about the My Awesome Salad before I came here, and I was really torn apart choosing between this and Awesome Breakfast. I chose the latter eventually because I won the scissors paper stone game with the boy, and partly because I thought that no salad would be able to top that of The Alley Cafe’s.
I got pictures of their menu and found out that they were pretty extensive, however it gets a little too confusing and complicated to read for some of the items.
Food: E.g. I got confused trying to figure out between the prices of C1 and C2 under the Breakfast All Day category. Maybe it’s just me, but it gets pretty overwhelming if you have too many items on your menu.
Drinks: They serve up a wide range of drinks, ranging from Coffees, juices to liquors and even Protein Shakes.
In my opinion, it’s a little too much for they are offering, which can make one pretty undecided on what to order, as well as a little frustrating to zoom into what you are looking for. Maybe that’s what they are looking to, to make them stand out from the rest, serving a wide array of food and drinks.
We arrived at about 2pm, and the place was rather empty and quiet for a weekend. Seems like a good place to chill and they offer free wifi too! We ordered a Awesome Breakfast and a Duck Rillettes Sandiwch. Both priced at $15++. As well as an Iced Mocha ($6) for the boy.
We thought the coaster was pretty adorable, but I wasn’t too impressed with the mocha. It tasted not chocolatey at all, and pretty underwhelming for my liking, right from when it was served. So it’s not too much the problem caused by the diluting from the melting ice.
My (NOT) Awesome Breakfast ($15++): What was I thinking when I read the description and went ahead to order this dish. Firstly, minimal preparation is needed for this dish. The croissant was stale, parma ham can probably be served from the package, red peppers, avocado can be eaten straight. The only thing that needed some form of cooking were the scrambled eggs, which was hard and not runny at all, it wasn’t even served hot enough to melt the cheese served atop of it a little.
Secondly, I wouldn’t mind paying this price for this dish, if it tasted good enough. Unfortunately the ingredients did not just come together, besides the serving of the parma ham was 3 small slices. Hey, really? For that price, I expect more, especially for such a dish that we can just throw together in less than 10 minutes at home. Not impressed. To the extent that I’m actually annoyed.
Duck Rillettes Sandwich ($15++): If I were to pay $15 for a sandwich, it better be good. Or at the very least be really stuffed and pretty. I am pretty sure we did not order a salad sandwich with duck rillettes spread.
I’ve really got nothing positive to comment about the food at My Awesome Cafe. This visit has been ridiculously disappointing and it really spoilt my afternoon. For such a cafe, with that amazing design, it’s bound to be one of the hot spots to visit for cafehoppers. However, the empty seats in the cafe on a weekend pretty much sums it all up. Maybe we’ve ordered the wrong items from the menu, resulting in such an upset. Maybe we should’ve went for the highly raved My Awesome Salad. Maybe.
But this only means one thing, if you can’t get the quality of your food to be consistent and up to standards, then don’t be overly ambitious by offering so many items on the menu. With so many cafes popping up these days, if one does not up their game, there’s no competition to even speak of.
Where is the Awesome in this cafe?
How to get there? (Should I even be including this???)
202 Telok Ayer St, 068639
Mon – Tue: 7:45 am – 10:00 pm
Wed – Fri: 7:45 am – 12:00 am
Sat: 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm