The idea of a ‘Broadway Café’ is already enlivening, plus it sells alcoholic cakes in the likes of lychee martini, orange vodka, chocolate whiskey, blonde bailey and ribena vodka. Would we get drunk?
Located at Duxton Road near my favourite Littered with Books and next to Ernest Seah’s shop (The actor who played the Watsons salesman from Already Famous), this seems to be a ideal location for afternoon coffee and cakes.
Entering the café, there is a long makeup room mirror and em, sexy provocative photos. The menu has uncharacteristic sounding items such as Mad Hatter Tea Party, Confessions of a Chocoholic, Snowing Today and The English Platter. Wait, that’s not ‘Broadway’!
The coffee, unfortunately, came slightly spilled and without the usual coffee art. And after we took a sip, drank it, then unconsciously realised it was … Nespresso. (I am no coffee expert but I can taste a Nespresso.)
The specialty cake Lychee Martini ($8.70) came with a little cup of alcohol on its side. Nice addition. My friend and I were trying and testing and tasting for that martini in the cake, which came too light and little for our liking.
The Blonde Bailey ($8.70) was a lot more alcoholic and worthy. However, the cake decorations and cream reminded me of an old-school styled cream cake, typical in neighbourhood confectionaries of the 80s. I asked and found out that they were made by a skilled ‘auntie’ who have been baking cakes for years. No wonder.
Friends may find this a small and cosy place to hold gatherings and birthday parties. I wished it could have been more ‘Broadway’ – play some musical OSTs instead of Olivia Ong (Why are so many local cafes playing Olivia Ong and Emi Fujita anyway?). Have more playful names. I would have loved a Wicked green cake, a cutesy Mary Poppins muffin and a dark Phantom of the Opera chocolate slice.
[Closed] Broadway Café
Address: 15 Duxton Road, Singapore (near Tanjong Pagar MRT), Tel: +65 6224 6131
Opening Hours: Mon–Thu: 11am – 1am; Fri–Sat: 11am – 3am; Sun: 11am – 7pm