Oh dear, certainly Cafe de Amigo is no longer the Amigo of my colleagues. We paid Cafe de Amigo a visit today, and all of them concluded that they would never ever visit this restaurant ever again.
I know I seldom write such harsh reviews, and in fact, I think I was the only one who was quite okay with the meal. All 5 of us ordered the lunch set meal of $13.90++, which comprises of complimentary bread, starters, mains and coffee/tea.
Complimentary bread : â€“ All 5 of us agreed that the slices of baguette was totally inedible. It was as tough and chewy as an old boot. The butter looking thing, I suspect wasnâ€™t butter since it was whitish and very light in weight for some reason. Cafe de Amigo should have dispensed with serving the complimentary bread if they didnâ€™t have something better, because this really was the catalyst to the negativity.
Starters (Soup): â€“ Those who had the soup said it was too creamyâ€¦
Starters (Prawn Tempura): â€“ I had the Prawn Tempura on a bed of lettuce. I thought this was quite tasty. The Prawn Tempura was freshly fried and laid on a bed of crunchy lettuce. After the fiasco of the stale bread, I was half expecting wilted lettuce, but they tasted pretty fresh.
Mains (Grilled Garoupa):- Those who had this said that the fish was okay but the bed of fennel and other vegetables beneath the fish tasted as if they had been stashed in the refrigerator for far too long.
Mains (Roasted Chicken):- I was the only one to order the 1/2 Roasted Chicken. I quite enjoyed it even amidst the comments coming from the fish eaters. The mashed potato and shredded vegetables also tasted good and I used them to mop up all the chicken gravy. The chicken was on the small side though, definitely not 1/2 a roasted chicken, it was probably 1/3 of a roasted chicken.
Well, considering that Cafe de Amigo used to be so much better, this was a step down for me and a horrible experience for my colleagues. I hear there was a management change some time ago, hence the difference in standards? Wonder where the old chef went? The news has travelled wide though. Cafe de Amigo used to be full during lunch time, but today there were about only 3 or 4 tables occupied.
I guess if I ever desire to dine at Cafe de Amigo again, Iâ€™ll be dining alone.
Cafe de Amigo
Funan DigitaLife Mall
#02-15, 109 North Bridge Road Singapore 179097
Tel: 6835 0238