When the SPIC told me of Cafe Melba – a 4 month old bistro that opened along the East – and it’s doggy-friendly policy, I knew it was a matter of time, we were going to check it out! You had me at ‘Hello! Doggy Friendly Place!’ These restaurants are rather rare in Singapore still but it’s changing slowly. There are more restaurants now accepting dogs within their premises. So a huge YAY to these places! Dog owners like us thank you for sometimes all we really want is for our best friend to hang around and spend more time with us.
I’ve heard that weekends can get pretty crazy at Cafe Melba and since it was a rare occasion that the Man did not have a golf game arranged on the Sunday morning, we got up early and arrived at Cafe Melba at 9am. With a couple of tables filled with early patrons, the restaurant looked rather inviting for us to spend the day with our fur-kiddo.
The fur-kid wasn’t the odd-ball out over at Cafe Melba. Another family brought along 2 of their doggies as well. Good thing, otherwise we might feel a little left out. We asked for a table nearer to the field as we were worried that Sparky might be a nuisance to some of the diners. Thankfully, all he did was to sniff around and then just laid down to drink his cold water while us adults managed to have our breakie.
Service here was rather warm as well. The moment the servers saw us with Sparky, they brought out a pet-bowl and filled it with cold water for the fella. But when it came to order-taking, one of them did miss out our order of pancakes. But no biggie, they went straight into the kitchen and had that sorted out within minutes.
Breakfast offerings were rather decent. In fact, some of their lunch menu items do look even better. Since it was breakfast, we went for the Eggs Benedict and the Eggs Florentine. The poached eggs did turn out well but the bacon could have been a tad bit crispier.
The pancakes, on the other hand, were not as good as we thought. They tasted like store-purchased pancakes rather than those whipped freshly from the kitchen.
So food-wise, I think Cafe Melba serves up some pretty decent nosh.
But I think the plus point to this place has gotta be it’s doggy-friendly policy! 🙂 We probably pay another visit! Perhaps this time round, Sparky will join us while we dig in the burgers and beer in tow. Hehe..Cafe Melba Address: 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre , Singapore 439053 Telephone: +65 6440 6068
Update in April 2014:
Understand that Cafe Melba has revised its policy and it’s no longer a pet-friendly cafe according to its Facebook post. If you are planning on bringing your furry friend down, I suggest you give them a call to check on whether this has been resolved.