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“Simply Over-rated...”
Review of The Plain Cafe - CLOSED

The Plain Cafe
Dining options: Breakfast
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Dining options: Breakfast
Reviewed March 26, 2012

Boast as the "Melbourne Cafe in Singapore", The Plain offers any day breakfast.  The menu selection is very simple and focuses on a limited few choices.  Eg, Toasted Ciabatta with ham, cheese, tomato and poached egg, toasted ciabatta with vegemite, cheese and poached egg. 

Price wise, $6.90 gets you one toasted ciabatta with above toppings and $12 gets you two servings of toasted ciabatta.  The pricing is definitely not on the value for money radar, a decent two person large serving meal would set you back at minimum $30 for breakfast.  This also includes coffee, which we found to be probably the most decent thing out of the whole experience.

Staff service was friendly and attentive.  Although, an aspect we were terribly disappointed in was the way staff handling of food. At a minimum, food tongs would be appropriate when selecting/ handling food from pre-prepared food from display shelves.

In addition, staff suffering from severe conjunctivitis should be refrain from handling and serving food without gloves!  This is fundamental health and safety issue.  

On overall, if you are looking for appetising full breakfast that is value for money,we would not recommend this cafe ...

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