Prodigal Cafe – New Cafe with Yummy and Beautifully-Plated Food
Located in the Tai Seng/MacPherson area, Prodigal Cafe recently opened its glass doors to warm reception from excited fans of Prodigal Roasters, its sister cafe in Ang Mo Kio. The intimate and cosy space has tall glass windows that allow natural light to stream in. The food here is quite delicious, and rather good-looking too! Cakes in glass displays always look irresistible, so we got a slice of cake, and 2 other main dishes.
We ordered the Grilled Cheese ($10) which, according to the staff at Prodigal Cafe, is one of the more popular items. Both my friend and I found this dish exceptionally delightful. We thoroughly enjoyed the buttery soft bread and oozy cheese. As if the copious amount of cheese sandwiched between the bread slices was not enough, the toast is sprinkled with a blizzard of shaved cheese — absolutely perfect for cheese lovers. In addition, the cheese was very stretchy and easy to pull! I loved that the cheese had a nice, savoury, and sufficiently salty flavour, which was then balanced out by the bitter rocket leaves. The yellow capsicum slices added more vibrance to the rich dish.
We also tried the Mountain Yam ($12), which is a really unconventional item. How often do you see Hokkaido mountain yam with burnt cream and coffee dusting on a menu? The Mountain Yam ($12) was a sight to behold — sitting pretty between a row of figs, and looking like it’s a dish served in a fine-dining establishment. Nonetheless, this dish is pretty much an acquired taste. On the first bite, the yam was neither sweet nor salty, and could in fact be described as a touch bland. The taste of yam was strong though. The yam was undeniably smooth and satisfying to cut through. The burnt cream atop the yam slices was sweet, yet salty, at the same time, and tasted like torched mayonnaise. Some may find it difficult to appreciate the complex flavour of capsicum, coffee powder and fig together. However, you might be surprised! The dish might grow on you after a few mouthfuls, as it did on me!
The Miso Cheese Tart ($6) was incredibly soft and really creamy. My fork slid through the smooth cream cheese with great ease. The cheese tart had a salty-sweetness, and the miso caramel carried a subtle smokiness.
Prodigal Cafe may be a little hard to locate, but the affordable food options are well worth the search. I loved how every single dish was aesthetically pleasing, and delivered in terms of taste too.
Address: 81 Macpherson lane, #01-55, Singapore 360081
Area: Tai Seng, MacPherson
Opening Hours: 10am to 6pm daily, Closed on Wed
MissTamChiak.com made anonymous visit and paid its own meal at the stall featured here.