Known for their delectable freshly baked cakes and wholesome food, this little halal cafe on Arab Street is the perfect place for brunch with friends or a slice of cake and tea after shopping around Bugis. I’ve been there a couple of times, the food has always been healthy and delicious and I can never resist going home without a naughty sweet treat for takeaway.
Lunch there last Saturday with a couple of friends and babies in tow was as usual an enjoyable occasion. On arrival there were no available tables indoors as the place was unsurprisingly packed. I had tried to phone them several times to make a reservation as they do take reservations but unfortunately no one had answered the phone so we were given a table outside which was actually quite breezy as they have overhead fans.
The menu consists of the usual cafe fare including all day breakfasts, salads, sandwiches, rice bowls, pastas, sides and a range of coffees, teas, lassis, juices and much more. On weekdays they have a lunch set where you get a free soup or dessert of the day plus $2 off any drink when you get a salad, sandwich, rice bowl or pasta.
I had my usual Roasted Sweet Potato Salad ($16.90++), it’s the only thing I’ve actually eaten there but it’s just so damn good that I always end up getting the same thing. Even though it’s just a salad, it’s pretty filling as you get a huge plate full of oven baked sweet potato pieces, chunks of grilled paneer, onions, pickled beetroot, crumbled garlic croutons and toasted almonds. It’s the perfect combination of sweet, sour, savoury and crunchy with a subtle dressing and a tasty piece of garlic bread on the side.
The drinks there are nice as well, I usually go for a Café Latte ($5.20++) or Iced Café Latte ($6.70++) and the Lemongrass Iced Tea ($5.50++) is also nice and refreshing with a strong lemongrass flavour and comes with sugar syrup on the side if needed.
The Pasta Of Lamb Meatballs In Pomodoro ($19.90++) which is a new dish on their menu comes with either penne or spaghetti cooked al-dente. I wouldn’t really recommend this dish as you get a pretty small portion and the flavour of the tomato sauce was nothing special. The lamb meatballs were nice but where were the toasted pine nuts that were supposed to be in the dish??
But overall I enjoyed the food at All Things Delicious. The service was ok, the waitresses were quite helpful and efficient although one of them was a little brash and rude when she misunderstood what we were asking for, which ruined the lunch a little for me. I got a slice of Gula Melaka Cake ($8.60++) for takeaway and it was gone within minutes as soon as I got home 🙂 It was a very good cake, moist and not overly sweet, with buttercream sandwiched in between each layer of cake to balance out the sweetness of the sticky gula melaka sauce.
If you only try one cake in All Things Delicious though, I would have to recommend that you get their carrot cake. The carrot cake is probably the best I’ve ever had, extremely moist with a delicious cream cheese frosting and not too overpowered by cinnamon as some carrot cakes can be.
Besides cakes, they also sell sandwiches, scones and other baked goodies as well as jars of cookies and you can order these online too on their website. All Things Delicious indeed 🙂
All Things Delicious
Address: 34 Arab Street, Singapore 199733
Tel: 6291 4252
Opening Hours: Tuesday- Sunday: 9am – 7pm, Monday: Closed
Hope you’ve enjoyed my review of All Things Delicious, please feel free to leave a comment below with your own review of the cafe or if you have any questions!