Car-Rousel Café: Vintage Automobile Café At Kallang Wave Mall
The moment that we’ve been waiting for is here, a hipster café in Kallang Wave Mall! Car-Rousel Cafe, not to be mistaken with Carousel Buffet, is a café heavily themed with vintage cars serving home-baked, specialty coffee, DIY van-wiches (sandwiches) and salads. Great word play by the way!
Finally a proper visit here after 2 months since their opening during SEA Games 2015.
Car-Rousel Cafe specializes in van-wich as their main food, while other savories and baked goods as sides. Why called ‘van-wich’? Because the kitchen and serving counter are house in a vintage van!
I ordered the Roasted Chicken van-wich ($8.9) that came along with fresh vegetables such as cucumber and tomatoes, choice of dressing and wrapped with Purple Berry bread. Very much like Subway sandwich bar. Each van-wich comes with a small serving baked potato and pumpkin.
I think I will call it a Salad Van-wich instead. WHERE ARE MY CHICKEN?! Gosh, 4-5 pathetic and ‘painstakingly’ sliced chicken breast that were no thicker than my index finger when put together! Other than that, the bread was thankfully fluffy and edible.
Next, the baked baby potatoes could break some dentures or injure a child when thrown at high-speed. I turned it away, they tossed back into the microwave for 1 minute but made no difference. Am I being mean and ignorant or otherwise?
Completing my meal with a latte ($5) which had traces of flavours from Guatemala and Ethiopia beans. When enquired of its origin, this was my reply: “The beans we brew with contain Guatemala and Arabica”. #Mindblown
So there you have it, transcend yourself back to the 1970s at Car-Rousel Cafe; a cozy spot to chill in Kallang Wave Mall after your sporting activities!
1 Stadium Place, Kallang Wave Mall, #02-12
Mon- Sun: 10am-10pm