An eclectic cafe that is housed in an old shop house is indeed a rare sight. We took some time to find the place as it is housed under the board ‘Oriental Antique House’. That being said, one just cannot miss the lights in the evening which hang on the entrance of this cafe. Situated in King George’s Avenue is the vibrant AEIOU cafe whose vowel-dominant name symbolizes all about going back to basics. The interior of the cafe is filled with quirky art and unique decor that is quite eye-catching.
The theme of the cafe focuses on simple living and hence there was a corner consisting of upcycled stuff and mugs for sale. The wall is adorned with paintings made by local artists.
For starters, we ordered the ‘Sticks for Comfort’ which was a plate consisting of root vegetable fries. It was a colorful plate filled with yam, purple yam, sweet potato and potato along with a salsa dip. Some of these vegetables were intriguing in the form of fries and were quite soft and tasty.
For the mains, I decided to go the nutritious way by going for ‘Pum King and Queen of Grains’ which had pumpkin and quinoa as the star ingredients. The pumpkin was well glazed and roasted along with pickled cucumbers and baby radishes. The quinoa had a nice balance of sweet with some raisins and almond flakes. Visually, it was quite appealing and taste-wise, it was quite filling.
Next we ordered the ‘Bravo Ravo’ which was their ravioli pasta offering. The ricotta lemon cream was too tangy and the dish was just not balanced on the whole with the tomato sauce lacking salt. This dish turned out to be disappointing.
To top off our meal, we felt like having a drink and ordered the ‘Hot Chocolate with a dash of Cinnamon’. This was quite refreshing and good and it was a pretty sight to see the sprinkle of cinnamon across the flat white surface.
It was impressive to see quite a few vegetarian options on the menu of a quirky and vintage cafe. For their interesting decor, for their simple menu, for their friendly service and a different feel, Aeiou cafe is worth a visit if you are in the area.
|In a Nutshell||Deelightful Rating|
|Cuisine Type: Western||★★★|
|Nearest MRT: Lavender|
|Address: 111 King George’s Avenue. Singapore 208559|
|Timings: Tue-Thu: 11am – 10pm ; Fri-Sat: 11am – 11pm ; Sun: 10am – 9pm|