Strangely, this Mondays.. café does not open on Mondays.
Located at 8 Jalan Klapa (where Kumoya previously was), this brand new café called “Mondays..” near Arab Street serves many food items in skillets.
As the people behind the café put it themselves, the café is meant to be warm, comforting and inviting for everyone to chill and dine at.
The skillets are not just instagrammable gimmicks either. It is meant to keep warm the food served in it, and hopefully also your heart as you dine in.
Hot skillet items include Steak & Eggs ($28), Chili Con Carne Rosti ($24), Miso Pacific Cod ($32), Garlic Tiger Prawns ($21), Spice Spatchcock ($19) and Crispy Cauliflower ($8).
There are also cold skillet dishes of Corsican Peach & Burrata ($23) and Beetroot & Pumpkin ($15).
The signature item on the menu is the Steak & Eggs ($28). No one knows whether this breakfast item is Aussie or American, but what we do know is that this is a very good and filing breakfast when done right.
Here, you have a 150g Angus Striploin with two sunny side-ups, paired with a healthy mix of king oyster mushrooms, fried kale and cherry tomatoes.
Diners can choose from medium to well-done for the doneness. I had the medium-rare steak which was pretty-much as straight forward as it gets.
I did wonder if the skillet could have been better made use of… such as keeping the food much warmer, sizzling of sauces, or something.
The Chili Con Carne Rosti ($24) is another specialty, with the Tex-Mex style chili con carne (chili with meat) to top a golden-brown and crispy rosti. The chili is made with Angus beef and red kidney bean, finished with melted cheddar.
If you are craving for pastas, there is their Truffle Cèpes Bow Tie & Melted Cheese ($15), a skillet of bowtie pasta coated evenly with truffle cream sauce and mixed with French wild mushrooms.
This was not too bad, rich and creamy, though could do with more truffle fragrance.
Mondays.. prides itself on their Canelés, which is the item that left an impression for me.
Canelés are a small cylindrical French pastry with a soft custard center and a caramelised crust. It is usually flavoured with rum.
However, Mondays.. chose to come up with its own alcohol-free recipe for Canelés so more people can enjoy this pastry.
The Canelé was moist and tasty, with the vanilla mainly shining through if you go for the Original ($4).
There are other varieties like the Matcha ($6), Dalgona Espresso ($6), Raspberry Truffle ($6), and Valrhona Chocolate Seasalt ($6).
The best for the last is, of course, the desserts with the choices of Lemon Meringue Pavlova ($15), Deconstructed Tiramisu ($9), and Peach Crumble Crepe ($15) which is served with caramelised cinnamon Corsican peach, crumble and Chantilly cream.
There is a coffee bar, with certain specialty drinks like the Valrhona Ice Chocolate ($6, $7), Biscoff Latte ($7, $8), and the Ondeh Ondeh Latte ($7, $8).
Prepared using coffee beans roasted by local coffee roasters Dutch Colony Coffee Co, the Ondeh Ondeh Latte had a light pandan fragrance with palm sugar sweetness that was thankfully just a light touch and balanced well with the coffee.
Regular coffees like the Black ($4, $6) and White ($5, $7) are also available.
The next time you want to start your day on the right note, go to Mondays.. (though not on Mondays) for the Canelé.
8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Tues – Fri), 9am – 9pm (Sat – Sun), Closed Mon
* Written by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Dean Ang. DFD paid for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.