Old Habits Cafe has affordable pasta in Telok Blangah
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If you find yourself reminiscing about the good ol’ days, perhaps it’s time you take a trip down memory lane. Run by a husband and wife team, Old Habits Cafe is a cosy eatery at SAFRA Mount Faber that’ll whisk you back in time with their retro toys display.
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The cafe screams nostalgia with their old-school trinkets, including old metal signs, a rotary phone, and a gramophone. Vintage toy collectors will also be impressed with their collection of antique toys and metal tin-based robots with the likes of Ultraman, 1963 Gigantor, and even Astro Boy.
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There’s also a display case filled with old game consoles and childhood games such as View-Master. According to the owner, Donovan, all the toys here are part of a shared collection belonging to him and four of his friends. Interested customers can buy the toys if something catches their eye.
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Old Habits Cafe also offers a spread of affordable dishes, including $9.90+ mains such as Chuncky Beef Bolognese, Clam Vongole Spaghetti, and Chicken Breast Sandwich.
Other popular orders include the Smoked Duck Sandwich ($12.90+), comprising soya-cured duck with plum vinaigrette mix, and the Portobello Mushroom Sandwich ($13.50+)—portobello and melted cheese sandwiched between multigrain bread, served with a side of greens.
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Those looking to splurge can also try the Wagyu Beef Steak ($33.90+), which sees a 300g Wagyu fillet served with two sides of your choice. Alternatively, you can try the more affordable Wagyu Beef Rice Bowl ($18.90+), featuring flame-torched Wagyu served atop butter rice and topped with a poached egg.
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Finally, end your meal with the cafe’s signature Coconut Kueh With French Vanilla Ice Cream ($6.50+), or wash everything down with the buttery Popcorn Matcha Latte (from $5.50+).
If you’re looking for dessert places that open till late, check out these late-night dessert cafes. Else, read our list of old-school snack stalls that will transport you back to your childhood.
Address: 2 Telok Blangah Way, Mount Faber, #01-04, SAFRA, Singapore 098803
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11am to 9pm
Tel: 8864 3343
Old Habits Cafe is not a halal-certified eatery.
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Feature image adapted from @ieatliau, @voyagewithkim_, and @sgwalking
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