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The Mayor of Tiny Town Cafe (MOTT)

Tucked away in one of the shophouses along Cantonment Road, we found this modest cafe – The Mayor of Tiny Town Cafe (MOTT). We first came to notice this humble cafe one working morning while waiting for the traffic light to turn green in order to cross over to the Outram Park MRT station, located directly opposite the cafe.

We decided to visit this cafe one Saturday morning for brunch.

counter copy  dining area copy

MOTT is a simple yet homey cafe. The interior of the cafe is Japanese Zakka style inspired. It is decorated with unique and tiny ornaments carefully handpicked by the owner, who was an ex SIA air-stewardess, from all over the world during her jetsetting days.

Not knowing what’s their specialties but since we were craving for some English breakfast, we ordered one of their recommended items on the menu – MOTT breakfast ($15.90).

Mott breakfast copyThe MOTT breakfast is made up of a sunny side up, crispy bacon, ham, sausage, roasted tomato, sauteed mushrooms with herbs, spinach and waffles. A very typical breakfast dish with nothing much to shout about until… we tasted the waffles! Undeniably, the waffles were really great and impressive! The golden brown waffles are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. It is tasty even eaten alone without any toppings! No wonder that they have replaced the commonly used toasts for breakfast set with their signature waffles!

Only until then that we realized their specialty is simply their waffles! MOTT offers a wide selection of freshly baked sweet or savory waffles. We will definitely come back again to try out more waffles dishes!

Other than that, we also pampered ourselves some freshly brewed teas. We had a glass of iced-nectarine tea ($3.90) and a cup of Hanami Gryphon Artisan Hot Tea ($.390).

black tea with peach copyThis black tea with a hint of peach is very refreshing at first sip with a nice sweet peach lingering aftertaste. The sugar level is adjustable at personal preference. Simply love the flavor of this tea!

Tea copyOn the other hand, Hanami is a Japanese sencha with cherry blossoms flavored tea. The sakura flavour is subtle but complimentary. It’s a bitter sweet experience. Definitely worth a try.

Other than the all day brunch and waffles, MOTT also serves some pretty unique mains and desserts like Blue Salmon and Mayor’s Mischief! Can’t wait to try out these dishes during our next visit.

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The Mayor of Tiny Town
61 Cantonment Road
Singapore 089757
Telephone:+65 6222 7089
E-mail: mott@mottcafe.com
http://www.mottcafe.com
 
Opening hours:
Tues to Fri : 8am to 6pm
Sat, Sun & PH: 9am to 7pm
Closed on Mondays

All Day Breakfast at Wild Honey Mandarin Gallery

Wild Honey has been yet another one of the talk of town for ages, and of course we wouldn’t want to give this all-day breakfast cafe, located on the third floor of Mandarin Gallery, a miss.

It was packed when we arrived but it was all expected from the reviews that we read. As the place runs a no-reservation policy, we left our names and phone numbers on the waiting list. It took us more than an hour to get a seat! *tummy growling*

The interior of the cafe is somehow lovely and homely. Its cozy with its dim lighting, vintage-styled plump cushions and music playing in the background. It was definitely perfect for a lazy Saturday afternoon!

Unlike other cafes, ordering at Wild Honey is done at the counter before we head to our table. Everything was nicely written on the chalkboard. Colorful and neat. If you are unsure, there is an iPad with photographs to help you with your choice. Talking about variety, Wild Honey is by far, one of the breakfast places that offers the most extensive breakfast choices from all over the globe. You can choose from Canadian, English, Persian, Aussie to Japanese! I’m sure there’s one which can please your taste bud!

We started with the safest ones, their signatures – Europeans and Tunisian.

Tunisian ($18)

I had the Tunisian breakfast with a glass of orange juice ($9). This sizzling pan of spicy tomato stew with onion, pepper and chilli was served with two sunny side ups, chorizo sausages, toasted brioche and Israel salad (made with cucumber and tomato cubes). I must highlight that the two sunny side ups were perfect! They literally exploded when you poked into them. The whole thing went simply well with the fluffy brioche.

European ($18)

My breakfast partner, on the other hand, ordered the European breakfast – Wild Honey’s version of Eggs Benedict, paired with a cup of hot latte ($6). The Eggs Benedict was made with two poached eggs wrapped in thinly sliced and uncooked prosciutto (Italian ham) and sautéed mushrooms on their signature sweet and slightly toasted brioche, topped with hollandaise sauce. Although I don’t really like raw meat, the use of parma ham instead of normal ham has definitely added a nice twist to the dish for many! However, the poached eggs were quite a disappointment. It was a little bit past runny. As much as I love the mushrooms, I would still think that roasted button mushrooms would have been a better combination than sliced Shiitake!

Overall, while Wild Honey serves a pretty refreshing and extensive range of breakfasts, I personally find that it still lack some kind of wow effect. It was mediocre. With the price (more on the higher end), I would think that there are plenty of better breakfast/brunch places out there! With more and more breakfast places popping up, it’s hard to find a good reason to go back to Wild Honey!

Food Review

Wild Honey Singapore (Mandarin Gallery)
333A Orchard Road #03-02
Mandarin Gallery Singapore
Tel: +65 6235 3900
http://www.wildhoney.com.sg

Opening hours:
Mon to Sun : 9am to 9pm