01 October 2008


With the F1 going on and downtown roads closure on weekend we ended up dinning in Cafe Cartel located in Springvale, Upper East Coast Road.

We ordered 2 pork ribs, 1 ham & egg sandwich with melted cheese and an oxtail stew.  Added an additional $3.90 for a soup, 1 drink and free flow of bread was included.  Desserts were brownie and bread pudding with ice-cream.

Free-flow bread with butter and vinegar were self-served at the corner of the shop front entrance.

Soup was diluted cream of chicken soup.

4 slices of ham & egg sandwich with melted cheese served with french fries - bread was nicely toasted.  Ham and egg tasted fresh and full of flavor ($7.80).

St Louis pork rib served with delicious sweet-sourish sauce.  The meat was well marinated and tender. A big slab enough for 2 servings and worth the money spent. Price is cheap ($12.80) and better value than Tony Roma.

Oxtail stew with onions, carrots and potatoes. The serving was large and meaty with at least 3 big chunks of the oxtail. The gravy was thick and full of sweetness from the onions and carrots. ($16.20).

To finish off the meal, desserts served :

Brownie served in chocolate sauce and ice-cream. Brownie is dense and moist.  The sauce was thick and smell heavenly, and quite a heavy dish to end the meal.

Bread pudding with vanilla ice-cream and fruits.  The pudding was compact and sweet, better to eat together with ice-cream. ($8.50)

Overall food was good.  Service was not so attentive due to the crowd and had to request for cutlery and water refills repeatedly.

Discount is offered for students who show their student pass and Citibank credit card holders.

The Cafe Cartel
907 Upper East Coast Road
#01-02 Springvale
Tel : 64499789

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