Last Updated: May 2, 2018
Cafes with minimalistic interiors have been all the rage. The Good Boys Cafe at Tai Seng has just that, and food that is almost too pretty to eat.
It specialises in smoothie bowls and artisanal coffee. But that’s not all, they also have savoury food items, which will knock your socks off.
Every smoothie from The Good Boys Cafe uses at least one superfood, which makes them wholesome meal replacement options.
Even if you’re not about that-superfood-life, these smoothies can also double up as extremely refreshing, not to mention healthy, desserts.
The Fruity Matcha ($12) smoothie bowl is a vegan smoothie bowl made up of pineapple, baby spinach, banana, and Japanese Matcha.
This makes for a slightly tart smoothie, which pairs well with the sweet toppings. This dessert is also incredibly Instagrammable especially when it’s served in an adorable heart-shaped bowl.
The wide array of toppings artistically scattered on top of the smoothie makes it a feast for the eyes. Almonds, coconut flakes, bananas, and passionfruit.
All the toppings gave the dessert a contrast in textures and colours. The acidic passionfruit made us pucker, but that zing took this smoothie to the next level.
The Mango Spice ($14) smoothie bowl is something less common and is perfect for those who want to try something different.
This Mango Spice smoothie bowl is made with ginger, turmeric, and maca powder, making it super high in antioxidants.
Similar to the Fruity Matcha smoothie, this one is also topped with seven different toppings, such as chia seeds, coconut flakes, bananas, and strawberries. Compared to the Fruity Matcha, this smoothie bowl was sweeter and more fragrant because of the ginger and turmeric used.
If you’re worried that the taste of ginger will be too prominent, this one lacks the spicy heat that comes with it. So don’t be afraid to try it; you won’t regret it!
Now that we have the healthy food out of the way, let’s get down and dirty with the less healthy stuff.
The Good Boys Cafe sells a variety of savoury foods, I’m talking about double patty burgers, pizzas, and various bar bites.
Mentaiko Fries ($10) is one of the sides you cannot miss. The crispy fries are topped with a housemade Mentaiko sauce and then torched.
I’ll admit that I wasn’t expecting much because torched Mentaiko on anything is so common nowadays, but when I took my first bite of the fries, I was sold.
The Mentaiko sauce was sweeter than the those found elsewhere, and also had less of a fishy smell. I’d say this is good for sharing, but I’m pretty sure my colleague and I could polish off an entire plate of our own.
The Red Claws ($16) comprises of crispy soft shell crab tempura, coated with a mildly spicy chilli crab sauce on a toasted bun. It also comes with a side of fries, albeit without the delicious Mentaiko sauce.
The chilli crab sauce had the right balance of sweet and savoury. The one downside is that it can get a little messy to eat, with the thick sauce oozing out from the sides of the burger every now and then. So roll up your sleeves, and dive headfirst into this hearty burger.
To accompany your meal, why not get yourself a cup of coffee? The Good Boys Cafe uses coffee beans from Melbourne to produce their fragrant brews.
We were recommended their Flat White ($4), suitable for people who aren’t big fans of strong, acidic coffee.
It was smooth and nutty, and didn’t induce a caffeine rush. But I’m no coffee connoisseur, so you’ll have to use your own discretion.
For something different, try out the Beetroot Latte ($4.50). It comprises of fresh beetroot juice mixed with honey and a dash of cinnamon. The cinnamon and the honey mellow out the earthy flavours of the beetroot, making it a beverage that anyone can enjoy.
The Good Boys Cafe has a menu which encompasses both healthy and more sinful treats, this means you get the best of both worlds when you dine there.
So if you’re looking for somewhere to visit to cool off from the sweltering Singapore heat, head to The Good Boys Cafe for a good meal complete with ice-cold smoothie bowls.
Expected Damage: $15 – $30 per pax