We wanted to go to the old airport road hawker for dinner before going to maple & market for desserts. But so unluckily the hawker is closed for renovation. Then we wanted to try brawns & brains, but they are sold out for the day. So, our last alternative is cafe melba. Cafe Melba is more like a restaurant rather than a cafe actually. European and Victorian interior design, open concept kitchen. They have both interior and al fresco seating. Good ambiance but i would say quite disappointing food quality given the expensive pricing.
& so we ordered, Chicken Parmigiana ($24). Its like breaded chicken with tomato chutney and mozzarella cheese with mixed leaves salad. There’s a choice of shoe-string fries or wedges. I would say it one of the best among all the dishes. At least the chicken is flavourful and tender and portion is still reasonable. (largely due to the wedges = potatoes chunks). Linguini aglio olio ($18), the portion is really pathetic, i think it can probably be finished within 5 mouths? Crayfish linguini ($27) and lastly Vongole of clams and squid ink pasta (500g, $19). The pasta is totally dried, undercooked, rubbery. The clams are still decent though with white wine flavour. All in all, i could say quite a disappointing experience there.
Address: 90 Goodman Road
Goodman Arts Centre, Block N #01-56
Value for Money: ❤