The Mayor of Tiny Town Cafe (MOTT)

October 01, 2012

Singapore café culture is definitely booming. With many up and coming interesting cafes opening in smaller suburbs, one need not be confined to the crowded cafes in Orchard Road to enjoy delicate food. One new cafe that was opened last month in Cantonment Road was The Mayor of Tiny Town Cafe (MOTT).

Owner of MOTT, Pei Shi, used to be an air stewardess, and she loves visiting cafes in Taiwan and collecting small zakka items. After she left the airline industry, she decided to pursue her dream and set up this cafe with her boyfriend, Ting Feng.


Our lunch started with Seared Salmon Fillet ($15.90) which was proud creation of MOTT’s Chef Jimmy. Chef Jimmy used to work in L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon for 3 years.

His salmon filled was topped with Bols blue caracao infused lemon ginger mint tea butter, on baked eggplant puree with mixed greens. The big flavor brought on by searing, coupled with the richness of the blue butter, gave the dish an interesting turn.


Pork Belly Rice ($13.90) was braised with strait chai tea dark sauce, seasonal vegetables and steamed rice. You have to bear in mind that this is not the typical Chinese pork belly rice, so it doesn’t have the strong herbal flavours. The pork belly only has a mild tea taste which is light on the palette.


MOTT also serves heartwarming soup and egg-citing brunch. Royal’s Egg ($14.90) comes with poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, smoked salmon, roasted tomato, mixed greens and english muffins.


The Mayor of Tiny Town offers a waffle-ful experience with the rich, crispy, golden brown and fluffy waffles. There is a wide selection of sweet or savoury waffles accompanied by MeiJi ice cream, fresh fruits and other flavourful ingredients and pair them with your favourite cup of freshly brewed coffee and tea.

We had Scrambled Eggs & Crab Mayo Waffles ($12.90) under the savoury selection. The crab mayonnaise was too spicy and it kinda covered the sweetness from the waffles.


Strawberry & Custard Waffles ($10.90) came with crispy waffles, fresh custard, strawberries and strawberry ice cream. We didn’t quite like the strawberry ice cream but the waffles was not bad.


MOTT also features a specialty dessert called Mayor’s Mischief ($14.90) that will leave a lasting impression on every diner.

Basically, the big wine glass is filled with mixed nuts and vanilla ice cream, covered with cotton candy at the top. You have to pour a hot cup of espresso down to melt the cotton candy so as to eat the ice cream. Interesting, isn’t it?


They have more than 10 types of Gryphon Artisan Tea ($3.90) such as Pearl of the Orient, Hanami, Osmanthus Sencha etc.


The Mayor of Tiny Town Cafe (MOTT)
Address: 61 Cantonment Road
Tel: +65 6222 7089 |
Opening Hours: Tue – Wed: 11:30 am – 6:00 pm; Thu – Fri: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm; Sat: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sun: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Closed on Monday.