Brunch has officially became the favourite part of the weekends. Nothing beats sleeping in till the hot afternoon sun shines and heading out to a nice cosy place for your first bite of the day. Here we are again travelling to our supposedly brunch venue at the Egg3 cafe all excited and bubbly. Sadly, when we arrived there at 1pm, we were told that their breakfast menu is not available. Breakfast serving stops at 12. Not exactly the best start, but never mind, the Sun and I shall settle for their lunch.
Egg3 cafe is located at Mountbatten road, housed together in the premise with kindergartens and tuition schools. The location kind of reminds me of where Loysel's toy is at. A turn into a small lane from the main road and it literally takes you to another place. If you have been to loysel's you would know what i'm talking about. Avid reader of our blog would know by now how we shun those overpacked and hyped places, loving those hidden, quaint and quiet ones.
picture paints a thousand words. love the simple design, furniture and the cosy feeling.
part of the cafe has a retail space where they display items for sale.
Big tables ideal for group gatherings
chair fit for a king
rustic looking clock which i like
we started off our lunch with the soup of the day. Mushroom soup! the sun's favourite. Their mushroom soup is tasty, unlike those boiled from a condensed chunk. It comes with chewy mushrooms shreds which gave the soup a really good texture. Definitely works in whetting our appetite for the mains.
choosing food can be such a chore, at times you dont know what you should get. And other times, you know straight on what you want once you read the menu. I was finding it hard to decide, and there wasn't any dish that stood out to me so i went for the safest bet among the lot, fish and chip. On that day, it pays to play it safe. The home-made battered fish was crispy and juicy and that fries that came along with it was pretty much just as good. Towards the end, i began to find the fried fish abit oily, but i still finished it nonetheless. It exceeded my expectation and i think i enjoyed the fish and chips.
Mixed seafood pasta - SGD $ 23
Mixed seafood pasta - SGD $ 23
The Sun order a seafood pasta which came with a quite a generous serving of seafood. Like the fish and chip, the pasta was good on our taste buds. It was quite a safe option chosen by the sun, seafood with spaghetti and tomato puree sauce and it worked out well. However, we felt that it was too pricey. After all, we have had seafood pasta costing about the same price with twice the amount of seafood and pasta @ Sailors along Robertson quay. That was the little down side to the dish.
The sun loves lava cakes. The moment i told her egg3's lava cake is one of their specialties, she knew she wanted to try it. Having worked at several ice-cream parlors and tasted many different ice creams, the sun has very high standards for the ice creams she chooses to put into her mouth. Many times, she ended up with the disappointed look when the ice cream falls below the bar she sets.
This time, though, there was no such disappointment. The vanilla ice cream was just okay enough and most importantly, the lava cake was delightful. The taste of the molten chocolate in your mouth is one filled with such euphoria. really, anyone who doesn't eat desserts is missing out on alot of joy. The serving however, is pretty small but good things come in small packages right? Also, you have to wait for about 10-20 minutes for the lava cake after ordering it so do order before you finish your entree. The heavenly lava cake we had at Gobi might have been the best we ever tasted, but egg3's lava cake is not too far behind. Worth a try if you are there.
231 Mountbatten road (guillemard crescent entrance)
block D , #01-06/07
Tue-Thu: 10:30 am - 9:30pm
Fri - Sat: 10:30am - 10:00pm
Sun: 9:00 am - 9:30pm
★ ★ rating of the food: 7/10
★ ★ rating of the place: 7.5/10