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d’ Good Cafe

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It’s been a while since I’ve entered the food enclave of Holland Village so I thought why not take the chance to go back during the eve of a public holiday. Initially my thoughts were set on Mu Parlour but I did a last minute change to this much-newer-than-mu-parlour cafe that I’ve seen some snippets of on Instagram. (I’ll be back for Mu, though).

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d’ Good Cafe specializes very much in providing the most suitable type of caffeine for you. For a minimal sum, a barista will help concoct a cup of coffee for you based on your likes and dislikes. You can then “save” the concoction under your name for future visits.

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Upon stepping into the 2-level cafe, I was very much impressed by huge coffee machines. I reckon they’re for blending coffee beans. The cafe is neatly divided into 4 seating areas namely: The Bar (where you sit next to baristas), The Lawn (cosy space), The Attic (with child seats) and The Balcony (alfresco area – lights at night!). I fell in love with The Lawn area. Swing seats and carpet grass are really a girl’s thing. I guess the swing seat was the highlight of the day. It was really “swingable” and we rocked on the seats for a good couple of hours while watching the rain fall on Holland Avenue…

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On to the food. I was pretty disappointed with my Eggs Benedict ($13.5). Appearance-wise, it was already lacking much with a sloppy look to it. You can see from the picture that the egg white for one of the eggs wasn’t even nicely atop the runny yolk. Taste-wise, it was nothing more than average.
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The Chicken & Mushroom Pie ($10.5) on the other hand was much better done with a crispy curry puff-like crust with warm chicken and mushroom bits in it.  Although I have since then gotten a bad impression of their food, some reviews do agree that they have decent mains like their pasta and rice. I have seen pictures of their other egg benedicts served to other customers and they sure look a lot better than mine.

The Blueberry Cheesecake ($8) was a huge slice of cake so be prepared to share. It was so rich with cheese and probably impossible for someone to finish it all by herself after a main course.

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I ordered another dessert – the Matcha Red Bean Cake ($6). Sad to say, it was rather tasteless except for the layer of red bean in the middle. I was expecting something more but the matcha failed to give off its flavour, resulting in its blandness.

I say: Snuggle in their coziness. Get addicted to their house brews. Accompanied by a lava cake, macaron, cheesecake or so.

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273 Holland Avenue

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Sunday – Thursday 1000 – 2200

Friday & Saturday 1000 – 2300

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La Nonna Italian Restaurant

Before this, I already had a target on La Nonna, after finding out that it serves traditional Italian cuisine. “La Nonna” means the Grandmother, implying the cosy, heartening type of food a grandma would cook. I believe I’ve quite found the right place to satisfy my Italian craving. This is it. Furthermore, with its second outlet opened and located more conveniently at Holland Village, I’ll never have too much of transport woes!

Complementary bread well, is a complementary thing and it probably serves as a compliment to us too. It makes everyone happy. What’s even better is that the bread and crackers’ light taste, together with the neutral and healthier olive oil, gives you the appetite and momentum to continue into your appetizers and main courses.
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A what appears to be a vegetarian dish but is actually not, the Penne Delle Nonna ($18) had an authentic Italian touch to it. The penne clearly had a firm texture to it, done al dente. The sauce was cooked well with the penne and ended quite a fulfilling dish.
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What a better way to end off an Italian meal with none other than the original Tiramisu ($12)? I always make it a point to order tiramisus whenever I’m dining Italian style, that’s when you get the real deal out of a tiramisu. The tiramisu here is definitely one of the better ones around, so soft and¬†irresistible. It has a certain kind of attraction which causes you to instantly pop every bit of it into your mouth the moment you meet it.
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Indoors dining proved to be a cosy option while the alfresco area may be rather dusty and humid. I received pretty casual yet friendly service and mannerism which I would applaud for. Also, don’t forget to try their signature pizzas.

Alternatively, their 1-for-1 main course/pasta/pizza during the weekdays lunch specials and 20% discount off all drinks is pretty value for money, not to forget their 3 course set lunch at $22++ as well.

 

26/26B Lorong Mambong

Singapore 227685

 

76 Namly Place

Singapore 267226

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