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Charlie Brown Cafe @ 313 Orchard

charlie brown

This cafe was visited about 2 months back - they have put in place some really cute mascots to up the cuteness of the cafe!
Themed cafes are a thing of the past, or a figment of the adolescent period. Depending on how much I grew up with the cartoon, I normally will not make a conscious effort to choose one as choice for dining location. Charlie Brown Cafe opened without much of a bang last year, not much publicity even after replacing a hotspot that was previously occupied by Deste.

I spotted the same cafe in Hongkong at Tsim Sha Tsui yet the impulse to head in was barely there.

cute

Cuteness overload.

aluminium tins

Baked items in the aluminium tin foil box that made it...so camp food.

lasagne

Beef Lasagne ($9.80)
Flat Pasta, Beef Ragu, Mozzarella Cheese

Served in an aluminium box, it felt like camp food for a nano-second...or those ready-to-eat meals. More than decent and surprisingly so! Enough cheese and melted to such pull-worthy strings, bolognaise sauce was hearty...flat pasta was a tad hard but Charlie Brown managed to pull off a surprise here.

Hawaiian Baked Rice ($9.50)
Garlic Parsley Rice, Turkey Ham, Pineapple, Mozzarella Cheese

In comparison, this was lacklustre. Dry grainy texture of rice did not go down too well with me, thought this was boring.

croque monsieur

Croque Monsieur ($7.80)
Foccacia, Turkey Ham, Bechamel, Melted Mozzarella Cheese

My first attempt at croque monsieur was at Fullerton's Post Bar which left me confused and disappointed.

croque monsieur sliced

Surprising yet again when this was crunchy toast meets melted cheese and tasty ham. Simple ingredients but they nailed it. YUM.

big breakfast

American Favourite
Toasted Foccacia, 2 Fried Eggs, Chipolata

Nothing to scream about, I liked the grill marks on the chipolata sausages though.


crepes

Woodstock's Cherry ($6.50)
Crepe, Sour Cherry Jam, Vanilla Icecream

crepes

Made to the right thinness, these crepes were actually quite good.

pancakes with hazelnut icecream

Lucy's Strawberry ($6.20)
Pancakes, Strawberry Puree, Whipped Cream

An overkill of strawberry jam which was too red and too sweet. However, I thought the pancakes were delicious. Fluffy and moist...nice texture!


Additional $3 for a scoop of icecream which we paired with Hazelnut.Adored the rich hazelnut icecream for nutella swirls found within.

shot

Single shot of espresso ($3.80)

Tiny as can be, this was gone in two big gulps.

Their menu is limited by their handful of ingredients that seems to make its way to every few dishes.Perfect as a hangout place but it lacks the connection with Charlie Brown nor Snoopy...both are characters I grew up with but there was no magic or attempt to connect with the past - the best has got to be the cocoa powder dusting of Snoopy's outline...or the string of dishes named after the characters.

Service is non-existent with us helping ourselves to cutlery and napkins throughout. The only thing I did not need help with was showing myself to the door. 

Charlie Brown Cafe
313 Orchard

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