What? Another character theme pop-up cafe?
Not just a single character but a few characters from the same company – The Cartoon Network.
Frankly speaking, I only know Powerpuff Girls among all the characters (did I just reveal my age?)
This was my weekend routine at 10am, sitting down in front of the television, tuning in to Kids Central and munching on my bowl of cereal.
Those were the days and fast forward to the present, I wouldn’t have imagined myself ‘eating’ my childhood heroines – Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup.
As a collaboration with Cartoon Network for a year, the 93-seaters Soup Spoon Union at Punggol Waterway Point has undergone a revamp with Cartoon Network wallpaper, toys, plushies and a dedicated corner for cartoon sketching.
Other cartoon network characters will take turn to make its appearance throughout the year, perhaps characters such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Tom & Jerry?
While this is not the first time for Soup Spoon to venture into character-theme cafe, their first attempt with Gudetama Café at Suntec City was a success with both cute and better-than-expected food.
Each of the cartoon characters will be available in the Appetisers ($8.90 – $10.90), Mains ($14.90 – $23.80), Desserts ($12.90 – $16.80) and Drinks ($4.50 – $10.90) section of the menu.
Even though I felt excited when I thought of meeting my childhood heroes initially, I don’t feel as much for the taste and the presentation, as compared to Gudetama Cafe.
Without the piece of cartoon paper in each dish, I actually had a hard time trying to differentiate and identify them.
Appetisers include Adventure Time BBQ Drumlets (6pcs for $8.90), Powerpuff Potpie ($10.90), Ben 10 Baked Fries & Meatballs (6pcs for $8.90), Pan-pan Carlzone ($10.90).
My favourite was the Powerpuff Potpie ($10.90) that came with a choice of Velvety Mushroom or Clam Chowder.
I preferred the former, with a stronger and distinct flavour, topped with a crispy, buttery and flaky (Power)puff pastry.
A total of 9 mains are available, and my favourite happened to be the Grizzly Beef Burger ($18.80) shaped like Grizzly who is the leader of We Bare Bears.
Ok, I googled on who are these “We Bare Bears” because the only 3 bears I know comes from “Goldilocks and the three bears”. They are supposedly 3 awkward brother bears.
Served with beef patty, onion rings, sunny side up, mushroom and cheese that are sandwiched between the brioche buns, hotdogs were used to create the ears for this cute Grizzly.
The combination of ingredients were moist and flavourful, which could easily be one of the favourites (including the 3 cute We Bare Bears) there.
Wow! A total of 10 desserts are available and come in the form of a plated dessert of a milkshake.
While candy floss, fruits, candies and macarons are used as toppings, remove those characters imprinted macarons and we will be left with a normal looking milkshake and cheesecake.
The Finn & Jake Peanut Butter & Banana Freakshake ($16.80) was the more photogenic one among the lot.
The banana milkshake was not too heavy with nutty flavour.
Unfortunately, the toppings were not as impressive as other Over-The-Top Freakshakes in the market and the waffle sticks were a tad soggy.
Craving for some Rootbeer Float that was once available in A&W stores?
The Ben10 Rootbeer Float ($8.90) did bring back some good old memories.
Fizzy, creamy root beer float made using a scoop of vanilla ice cream, except that it came with some jelly at the bottom which was really weird.
A thirst quencher.
I might not be able to fully relate to Cartoon Network characters but kids and young parents staying in the area (that’s probably why this pop-up is in Punggol) may find enjoyment in them.
Cartoon Network Cafe By The Soup Spoon Union
83 Punggol Central, #B1-12, Waterway Point Mall, Singapore 828761
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)
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* Written by Nicholas Tan @stormscape who loves all things [NEW]. This meal was from a media preview.