The pop-up Craftholic Cafe has been buzzed about since its opening on 17 September 2016. We knew that that cafe was going to attract as much attention as with its plush toy retail stores, so we decided to drop by before it closes its doors on 13 November 2016.
This themed cafe is the first of its kind outside Japan, and lovers of Craftholic toys can rejoice! You will be treated to a simplistic cafe ambience that is lined with Craftholic decorations all around, and be served with edible versions of your favourite plushies.
The first dish we tried was the Sloth Beef Stew with Butter Rice ($16.80). You will notice that the rice is shaped like the Sloth, and is decorated with a Sloth-face taro chip.
The beef was tender and was covered in a tomato base sauced, which went well with the rice. It could be improved in terms of its taste complexity.
Sloth Garlic Aioli Roast Chicken Sandwich with Truffle Potato Chips ($16.80).
We loved the Sloth-shaped bread lying on top of the sandwich and it was almost too cute for us to bear taking a bite into. Doesn’t it look just as fluffy as the plushie?
Taste-wise, it was a modest sandwich comparable to that of a sandwich joint or cafe.
To complete our meal with something sweet, we had the Mango Tango ($12.80). It was a combination of Mango sorbet parfait with granola, cheesecake and sponge cake cubes. It is hard to go wrong with Mango sorbet as it is so refreshing in the hot tropical country that we live in.
If you are a themed-cafe lover, or a fan of Craftholic toys, this would be the place to visit on your next cafe hopping session.
You’ll be basking in a happy, cosy environment, mainly for the novelty of the idea, perhaps not as much for its food. That being said, Craftholic lovers should grab hold of this limited-time opportunity to visit the cafe.
Expected damage: $12.80 – $16.80