I am pretty certain that cafe hoppers in the West would welcome The Usual Place Cafe where there is a very low number of cafe in the area. Though of late, there are sign of more entrants. Hopefully, this is the beginning to more great things to come.
Upon entering, I thought Christmas arrived early. It has some white painting of reindeer and stars. The white land which the reindeer stands are like snow. It is very much depicting the Santa scene of a white Christmas.
Menu is kept at one page with an equal amount of Pastas versus Mains versus Appetisers. 6 in each sections.
In addition, The Usual Place offers 2 Waffles and a variety of cakes and beverages; Chocolate, Coffee, Tea and Fruit Cooler.
I am not sure about the taste of the cake but look-wise the cake on the display isn’t inviting. Worse still it might be a turn-off.
Food I tried …
Honey Soy Chicken ($8.90) reminded me of the Garlic Soy Sauce that are on the Korean Fried Chicken. This is a chef recommendation
It uses thigh meat, cooked the the traditional Chicken Chop with Honey Soy sauce drizzled over the crispy skin. Finalized it with dashes of sesame seeds. Served with greens and fries. In short, I like it.
Another Chef Recommendation is the S’more Waffle ($7.50).
Fluffy waffle that wasn’t too airy and with slight crisp outer with a pretty huge scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream seated on the waffle and 4 toasted, melting marshmallow melting sticking on the waffle. As an improvement, The Usual Place could use smaller marshmallow and increase the amount so that the coverage on the waffle is wider.
The Passionfruit Fruit Cooler ($3.50) is basically a colouring and flavouring Soda drink, was disappointing.
I couldn’t savour the passionfruit, instead only tasted the artificial colouring and flavouring in a frizzy state.
There is No GST and No Service Charge at The Usual Place. All prices on its menu is Nett. That’s a good news for all the Westies. Food is tasty though I see some room for improvement too.
The Usual Place
Block 346 Jurong East St 31 #01-73, Singapore 600346
Tel: +65 6425 1517
Tuesday – Sunday 1100 to 1530, 1730 to 2200; Closed on Mondays
- East-West line – Chinese Garden
- alight at or opp Blk 350 along Boon Lay Way 180, 335
- alight at Blk 317 or Blk 316 along Jurong East Ave 1 98, 98M, 99, 157, 185, 187, 198, 334, 502