Caffé Prale, the brainchild of Chef Judy, is a quaint little eating place situated in a very rustic district of Tiong Bahru. The day was really warm and all we could think of was a place to seek refuge. Fortunately, this place offered something that was cozy and comfortable.
The groupon vouchers entitled us a very hearty meal that was fit for a king. For starters, we placed our order for Mushroom Soup ($8.90). It was a really unique presentation in which the soup was contained in a huge loaf of bread. The soup was not as thick and punchy as I would have liked but still it still retained the mushroomy aroma that all good mushroom soups should possess.
For a change, I opted for something which I do not usually consume outside. The portion of the Ham and Cheese Sandwich ($8.90) was huge. Trust me, it was a really cheesy affair. The whole experience was not a memorable one though. The sandwich was rather and somewhat lacking of the perfect condiment that would make the whole meal tick.
Seafood Baked Rice ($8.90) has become somewhat of a norm for E. She lives by baked rice and would not hesitate to get her hands on one. A connoisseur? Maybe not. But surely an expert whose reviews you can trust. This dish was overflowing with cheesy goodness. The rice was not too soggy and the seafood embedded in them was actually refreshing, for the lack of a better word.
One of Chef Judy’s master pieces, the Pralet Signature Cake ($4.40) was absolutely delightful. This treat really melts away in your mouth effortlessly as it reveals its chocolatey goodness. The bits of chocolate chips embedded in the cake gives a good contrast in texture. Definitely a must try.
Our money would be on their desserts and their desserts only. Their dishes really pale in comparison to their sweets. Even their beverages were not really worth mentioning.
Caffé Pralet is at:
17 Eng Hoon Street, #01-03/04 Eng Hoon Mansions
Mon–Sat: 10am – 10pm
Sun: 9.30am – 10pm
Tel: +65 6223 5595