Café Melba

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3 out of 5 stars
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Café Melba

Its location at the Goodman Arts Centre affords Café Melba plenty of sprawling grounds for bright and breezy family gatherings. On the menu at this Aussie-inspired café are child-friendly items like kids' pancakes ($6), French toasts ($6), and pizza and pasta sets ($16, comes with fruit juice or milk and ice cream). Come the weekend, hearty roasts take centre-stage.

On Mondays, kids eat free with every main course ordered by a parent, but hold off the eating first. There's a bouncy castle to run amok in from 3pm, and an arts and crafts corner for hands-on fun from 5 to 8pm. The bouncy castle also surfaces on the weekend, but on any other day, the expansive lawn provides more than enough space for junior to run around. 

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Venue name: Café Melba
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Address: Block N #01-56 Goodman Arts Centre
90 Goodman Road
Singapore
439053
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat & Sun 8.30am-10pm
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One of the brilliant things about being back in Singapore has got to be Ladies’ Night on Wednesday’s. This ritual allows ladies to get free entry and free drinks (to an extent) at most clubs and bars in the city.


The deal at Cafe Melba is slightly different but still worthwhile and I can’t believe I didn’t know about it earlier! Known as, ‘Mum’s Night Out’, this cafe does a special deal for the ladies out there – bottomless prosecco for two hours from 6PM to 8PM with a minimum spend of SGD$22 per lady. Now that to me essentially means SGD$22 for a medium sized pizza and bottomless prosecco, and what more could I ask for??


I was meant to meet my friend at the Goodman Arts Centre branch at 6:30PM but because of the after-work traffic on the roads, I only got there at 7PM. That certainly didn’t stop me from milking the bottomless prosecco and we actually both ended up having five glasses of prosecco each! It was rather tactical of my friend to order our pizzas while I was still on my way so that by the time I arrived, our pizzas were ready – this saved us so much time!


I went for a 12 inch Forest Mushrooms Pizza. This consisted of three different types of mushroom (shiitake, oyster, and swiss brown) on top of a generous bed of cheese and tomato sauce, and finished with a drizzle of truffle oil. The crust was nice and thin so eating a medium sized pizza was not difficult nor too filling. The edges of the crust were rather crispy, which isn’t to my liking as I prefer a good, chewy sourdough crust. Nonetheless, it was an enjoyable pizza and I finished it all, except for the crispy edges.


I liked that the waiters and waitresses were quick to come top up our glasses when we asked, as this saved us time. They were equally efficient at getting our bill and handling the payment at the end. I also liked that they didn’t come to speak to us too often, only the standard making sure that we were enjoying our food and that our drinks were too.


In terms of the atmosphere, there wasn’t much to comment on. It was nice that it had an exterior and interior section, as there was a mini playground outdoors for children to play in. The interior section, where we were seated had various types of seating – couches/sofas with tables or regular tables and chairs. I did like that the separation between the interior and exterior was floor to ceiling glass so that there was sufficient natural lighting shinning in.


I’ll definitely be back for this mid-week deal because it truly is worth it, especially if you can drink a lot!