Monday, 30 March 2015

The Alley Cafe

The Alley Cafe is located around Outram Park, and walking distance from MRT could be around 10-15 minutes. This is my second visit to The Alley Cafe, as my previous visit was an awesome one, which my friends and I really enjoyed the food and sides a lot.

Shop space pretty much fits the name, from a narrow corridor which depict the "alley" to a little more spacious area for accommodating bigger crowd.

A range of food from brunch to mains, and drinks from non-alcoholic to alcoholic, all in the menu.

Sawadee-Chicks ($12.00). Drumette only dish, it lacks the crispiness on the skin, but the sweet and spicy sauce together with the juicy and meaty drumette is satisfying.

SP Squid ($10.00). The Alley's tempura battered calamari rings has both the crispiness as well as the chewy texture of the squid, but it lacks of the flavor in it.

Truffle Carbonara ($15.00). A very cheesy and buttery dish, awesome for first few mouths but could be sick of it mid-way through the meal. In any case, pasta is quite springy. I, especially love the oldie-fashioned plate used for serving. It just reminds me of how I used this when I was still a kid.

Captain Bob's Fish & Chips ($16.00). Fish meat is smooth, but lack of the beer taste but with the fishy taste, and is bland as well. I would say the fish & chips is a disappointment.

The Alley Half Pounder ($22.00). Consists of a 227g of beef, caramelized onions, matured cheddar and a portion of fries. Out of the 3 mains we had, I would say the highest popularity vote goes to the Half Pounder. Just like an ordinary beef burger, but the savory taste and beefy meat kept me cutting more portions into my mouth, savoring the juiciness of the beef patty!

There is no designated parking lots for those visiting The Alley, so be prepared to be circling round and round for an empty street parking lot if you are lucky. Friendly crew whom serves your table every time with a smile, even though the cafe is already packed with diners.

We have to admit that the second visit was a disappointing one, which really does not reflect the positive reviews we had before. It was the first visit that prompted us to visit them again, and perhaps we came on a wrong day, but I hope my next visit to The Alley would be able to bring back what I had expected.

Accept Reservation: Yes

The Alley

21 Keong Saik Road
Singapore 089128

Tel: (65) 6223 1334

Opening Hours
Mon: 0900 - 2100 hours
Wed - Thurs: 0900 - 2100 hours
Fri - Sat: 0900 - 0000 hours
Sun: 0900 - 2100 hours

*Closed on Tuesdays

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