Enchanted Cafe

November 14, 2018 Ivan Teh - RunningMan 0 Comments

Enchanted Cafe
88 Rangoon Road #01-04

https://www.facebook.com/EnchantedCafeSg/


Avocado Toast With Hummus (SGD $12)



Fantasy Theme But More Looks Than Substance

(Ratings: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 = Worst and 10 = Best)
Overall: 6
Ambience & Setting: 8
Food & Beverage: 6
Service: 5
Value for Money: 6
Spent about SGD $20 per person.


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Founded in March 2017 by young entrepreneurs Cynthia Loy and Daphne Choy, Enchanted Cafe is a fantasy-themed cafe, whose quirky, eye-catching elements were mostly hand built. With a simple curated menu, Enchanted Cafe offers a chill, relaxing, picture-worthy place, with food and drinks as a secondary factor.

Ambience at Enchanted Cafe is the best thing about the place. With a fantasy, fairy-tale atmosphere, created with wooden shelves, picture frames, mirrors, faux books, faux greenery, warm mood lighting, and painted murals on the walls, every part of this place looks so pretty. The mismatched tables and benches are comfortable, and well suited for lingering. However, a small floor space and limited seating means the place fills up quickly.

Service at Enchanted Cafe is largely self-service, with ordering and payment over the counter, though staff will bring orders to your table. They display decent product knowledge, but then again, the menu is fairly sparse. I note that staff are quick to clear away and clean up when diners leave, turning around the place for the next customer. However, the quality feels transactional in nature, with little engagement.

Food at Enchanted Cafe is mostly finger food and brunch, done Modern Singaporean style. Quality and tasty is decent to above average. Their outsourced desserts are alright, and drinks are pretty straightforward. Portions are sized for individuals. Overall, the quality of dishes here is decent, but not something you'll go out of the way for. Prices are comparable to other cafes, budget about SGD $20 per person for a meal here.

Enchanted Cafe initially gained popularity for gimmicky dishes, such as their signature colour-changing beverage The Sorcerer's Elixir; or the home made fusion Ngoh Hiang Burger. Since May 2018 however, these have been removed from the menu, and they now offer more straightforward fare that is suitable for everyday dining.


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Enchanted Cafe Signage
Enchanted Cafe Signage


Enchanted Cafe Exterior
Enchanted Cafe Exterior


Enchanted Cafe Interior
Enchanted Cafe Interior


Enchanted Cafe Menu


Enchanted Cafe Menu
Enchanted Cafe Menu


Kitchen Counter
Kitchen Counter


Gateway
Gateway


Decor
Decor


Into The Looking Glass
Into The Looking Glass


Reflection
Reflection



Spend a lazy weekend afternoon staring into the Ice Water (SGD $Complimentary), marvelling at the strong structure of the ice cubes contrasting against the clear, life-sustaining liquid within, formed to the shape of the dual layer cup.

Ice Water (SGD $Complimentary)



The Latte (SGD $4.90) was below average. A little too much milk, overwhelming the ratio of coffee within.

Latte
Latte (SGD $4.90)



The White Cold Brew (SGD $6.90) tasted more like milk coffee, seeing as their blend of milk to coffee ratio tends to be slightly imbalanced. But it's smooth and refreshing, great on a hot day.

White Cold Brew
White Cold Brew (SGD $6.90)



The Ondeh X Espresso (SGD $6.90) is so named because it tastes like the traditional Malay dessert of klepon / onde-onde, with flavours of gula melaka / palm sugar, pandan / screwpine leaf, and coconut, blended with coffee. Interesting and tasty. Good!

Ondeh X Espresso
Ondeh X Espresso (SGD $6.90)



The Lychee Soda (SGD $6.90) has soda water infused with lychee syrup, giving it a floral fruity sweet flavour, and a bubbly fizzy texture.

Lychee Soda
Lychee Soda (SGD $6.90)



The Mango Soda (SGD $6.90) has soda water infused with mango syrup, giving it a floral sweet flavour, and a bubbly fizzy sticky texture.

Mango Soda
Mango Soda (SGD $6.90)



The unique Creme Brulee Beverage (SGD $5.90) is a non-caffeine drink, with a base of warm milk, topped by a layer of torched sugar crystals and cinnamon powder. Each sip has a sticky crunchy texture from the caramelised sugar crystals, then you get the lovely floral spice sweet flavour of the topping, and the milky sweet flavour of the beverage. Pretty good.

Creme Brulee Beverage (SGD $5.90)


Creme Brulee Beverage
Creme Brulee Beverage



The Blueberry Muffin (SGD $3.90) has a fluffy soft crumbly texture, and a delicate fruity sweet flavour. The muffin is filled with blueberry compote, and studded with chocolate chips. Decent enough.

Blueberry Muffin (SGD $3.90)


Blueberry Muffin



The French Vanilla Mille Crepe Cake (SGD $8.90) is an above average dessert cake. The medium thin layers of mille crepe cake are moist and soft, with cutlery sliding easily through each delicate layer, although the top layer seems to have dried out a little from chilling. Each mouthful has a rich floral sweet vanilla flavour, very enticing. Worth ordering!

French Vanilla Mille Crepe Cake (SGD $8.90)


French Vanilla Mille Crepe Cake
French Vanilla Mille Crepe Cake



Loved the Avocado Toast With Hummus (SGD $12). Served with a side of crisp potato chips, the crunchy spongy toasted sourdough bread has a light bready grainy sweet flavour. Coated with a smashed avocado and hummus spread, which has a thick creamy texture and earthy vegetal sweet savoury flavours, along with crunchy nutty chopped almonds and pumpkin seeds. Finished with a sprinkle of lemon juice. Hearty and feels healthy too. Highly recommended!

Avocado Toast With Hummus
Avocado Toast With Hummus (SGD $12)



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