Egg3 Cafe – No Eggs in This Basket
For a place called Egg3, you would have expected all-day breakfast dishes, egg toasts, or cakes with eggs. Well, not quite.
It was branched out from the Egg3 lifestyle concept store which sold home accessories, fashion and gift items. Instead, you would find mainly spaghetti dishes, finger food and desserts.
Getting here was a problem, a big problem. The ‘sotongness’ in me got my friend to take me to Mountbatten Square, when Egg3 was around Old Airport Road aactually at behind Mountbatten Centre. We circled nd Guillemard Road for a long time before we found this old school.
It was a hard-to-find (whether by Circle Line to Mountbatten MRT or car), but you might be just surprised at this vintage-styled café with quirky décor and a comfortable setting for that relaxing afternoon tea.
Egg3 had an Alice in Wonderland in Ikea setting, kind of whimsical, unpredictable, stylish yet simple. I could spend half an afternoon here reading home décor magazines with a cup of tea enjoying the bossa nova music. Unfortunately, I went on a Sunday and children were around. A spoiler.
I had difficulty ordering food, because nothing (fish and chips, calamari, fishcake, yam cake) really appealed to me, and the widely-recommended carrot raisin cake ($4.90) was not available. (It was very unusual because I spent an hour getting here, yet did not feel like ordering anything!)
The waitress urged me to try the chicken wings and satay sausages. The sausages had a strange artificial satay taste, but it liked them for its sweetness. Would have been perfect if there was pineapple satay sauce for dips. The chicken wings though light and crisp were rather ordinary. My suggestion would be to have a more unique dip (say a Singapore meets Thai sauce) rather than just chilli sauce.
I would say Egg3 could focus more on their desserts. The Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice-cream was quite a delightful pleasure with soft fluffy cake with hot molten chocolate flowing out even before my spoon went within.
Oh yes, you could your shopping here too. Say for example, if you liked your coffee cup so much and wanted to bring it home, just pay for it!
With so-so food, inaccessible location, but cosy ambience, Egg3 might just attract a very niche crowd. Let’s hope it survives!
231 Mountbatten Road #01-06 Block D, Mountbatten Centre Tel:+65 6241 3823
Opening Hours: Tue–Sun: 10am – 9pm (Closed on Mon)
August 17, 2017