A walk in the new Plaza Singapura

Cafe Cartel

Was passing by on Monday, realised that the new Plaza Singapura is done, so we’ve decided to go there for a walk last night after work. Wanna watch movie, but not much seats left, decided to watch another day. The extension isn’t as nice as the artiste impression which I saw previously. Perhaps, that’s what pictures are deceiving all about :p Anyways, it’s artiste impression… With the expanded space, there are more tenants, ranging from F&B, Apparels, Beauty & Lifestyle, such as Sephora, Uniqlo, GAP, JRUNWAY, Canele, etc.

The New Plaza SIngapura
The New Plaza SIngapura

As usual, I was late, he was there for like 45mins, walking around alone. He saw some nice shirts in Uniqlo. Went there with him, and sadly, no size for him. Guess we got to try in other Uniqlo outlets. Like every other Friday nights, every restaurant was packed. There’s queue in every restaurant, even with the additional number of restaurants. Deciding what to eat is always a headache for both of us. I was craving for Spaghetti 5 mins ago, but 5 mins later I feel like eating Japanese. He’s not a fan of Seaweed, hence Japanese cuisine was always the last choice for him.

We walked around and decided to dine in The Cafe Cartel. Luckily, we didn’t have wait long for a table. It has been a long time since I last visited Cafe Cartel. I am interested in the Breakfast menu, but only available on Sat, Sun and Public Holiday… Sigh…he get to try them in Jurong with M before their meeting with client.

Grilled Tender Chicken with Black Pepper Sauce (S$15.60)
Chicken was juicy and nicely grilled. Black Pepper Sauce not too spicy for me, but seems bland and tasteless to him. Comes with Potato Wedges and Veggies (Broccoli, Capsicums, Onions). I finished his Broccoli since he doesn’t like it. Topped up additional S$3.90 for soup and drinks.

Cafe Cartel - Grilled Tender Chicken
Grilled Tender Chicken

Hawaiian Pork Chop (S$18.50)
3 pieces of grilled tender pork chops, pineapples with mushroom sauce, served with Veggies and Fries. However, the sauce seems to be too sweet to be mushroom sauce, or was it because of the pineapples, and I quite like it. Love the pork chops as it’s not too hard for me, just nice. Topped up additional S$3.90 for soup and drinks.

Cafe Cartel - Hawaiian Pork Chop
Hawaiian Pork Chop

Fish Fingers with Tartar Sauce (S$7.90)
Fish Fingers, quite normal sides and it’s available in most supermarkets. Towards the end of the dinner, he then realise that all snacks, desserts, ice-creams, cakes are at 50% off after 9pm. Oh…I wonder if Fish Fingers one of them?

Cafe Cartel - Fish Fingers
Fish Fingers

Oh, saw this on one of the menu, accumulating the Acorns. It’s a social loyalty platform that allows you redeem vouchers or freebies with the loyalty points earned when we shop or dine. In this case, we are accumulating Acorns. Quite interesting. All you need to do is download the app “Squiryl”, Scan the QR code on the receipt to earn your Acorns and Redeem ๐Ÿ˜€ According to Squiryl’s website, I can trade acorns with my friends too. Quite fun. But I wonder if I can earn the Acorns from merchant A and redeem from merchant B? ย Should be able to, I guess…

Cafe Cartel - Loyalty Program
Image Source: Cafe Cartel website

Total bill added up to S$52.40, after a 10% discount with payment by DBS credit card. 1 Acorn earned for every S$10 spent in a single receipt, so I’ve got 5 Acorns ๐Ÿ˜€

01May2013: Sorry, it came kinda late. It’s a pity that Squiryl stopsย We will officially stop all operations on 15th April 2013. And Squiryl users can redeem any outstanding token before 31st May 2013.ย 


The Cafe Cartel [Closed]
68 Orchard Road, Plaza Singapura
#01-32/33/35, Singapore 238839
Tel: +65 6336 2682

Opening Hours:
Mon-Thurs: 11.30am – 11pm
Fri & Eve of PH: 11.30am – 11.45pm
Sat: 8.30am – 11.45pm
Sun & PH: 8.30am – 11pm
with loveโ€ฆ

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