I chanced upon this blog in French, Active Mummy in Singapore, which mentioned Cafe Melba and, based on the photo, it seemed like the perfect place to bring Sophia for weekend breakfast. So when we woke up on Saturday morning with no plans for the first half of the day, I suggested that we head there and texted Cousin Samuel’s parents asking if they would like to join us. And they did!
The cafe setting setting did not disappoint. The Teak & Mahogany furniture amid a generally wooden setting creates a leisurely feel. Even the typically Singaporean me did not once think of sitting in the inside area.
They even provided activity sheets and coloured pencils for the children. Its an easy way to help parents gain precious 15 minutes of eating time and all restaurants should consider doing it – doesn’t cost them much anyway.
Next to the restaurant was a large pebble pit (which I wasn’t quite sure whether was meant for play or for some activity conducted by the Goodman Arts Center but in any case the children decided it was for play.
The other feature was a small bouncy castle, which Sophia and Samuel had great fun on.
All in all, I do like this place. Anywhere that gets my Sophia giggling like she did is a good place. Even though service was a little bit patchy (we had to ask 3 times before they provided us the activity sheets), it wasn’t as bad as the reviews on hungrygowhere made it seem. Food was not fantastic but pretty decent. I loved the roasted cherry tomatoes in the full melba breakfast set.