Got Luck Cafe is located near the famous Rich & Good Cake Shop at Kandahar Street in Kampong Glam. The cafe has its own signature cakes – Ondeh Ondeh Cake and Sea Salt Kaya Cake – but it is more a place for kaya toast and eggs and affordable local one dish meals.
Got Luck Cafe replaces Dong Po Colonial
Dong Po Colonial Cafe was an old school confectionery and cafe along Kandahar Street. It closed its doors for good earlier this year. Got Luck Cafe took over the premises vacated by Dong Po Colonial Cafe. The new cafe has a retro theme decor with vintage paraphernalia. There is an eclectic mix of furniture.
A display cabinet allows patrons to point and pick out various cakes and local kuehs. Behind the glass cabinet is the cashier’s counter and drinks preparation area.
Got Luck Cafe Menu
The menu of Got Luck Cafe features old school breakfast food like toasts and eggs but includes a trendy item, Sea Salt Kaya CrispyToast. The local dishes on the menu are straightforward and includes, Nyonya Laksa, Mee Rebus and Pineapple Fried Rice.
Lunch at Got Luck Cafe
We visited Got Luck Cafe in Kampong Glam for lunch recently. The one dish meal in the Local Delights section of the menu comes with a hot drink, with an option to change to a cold drink by topping up 50 cents. We ordered Mee Siam ($5.70) and Ayam Penyet with Rice ($8.90). It was a very hot day and so we selected cold beverages – Lemongrass and Honey Lemon – and paid the top up. No GST or service charge was added to the bill.
Order and payment were made at the counter. The beverages were handed over at the counter. The food would be served to the table.
The mee siam was served in an actual enamel bowl. The portion was quite small and, during a time when the prices of bean sprouts had become exorbitant, the amount of bean sprouts in Got Luck’s mee siam was meager. The sweet, savoury and tangy gravy was not bad. Overall, the mee siam was average and we missed the crunchiness that towgay usually added to the mee siam.
The Ayam Penyet came nicely plated on a rustic wooden tray with rice served separately on an enamel plate. A bowl of soup and some chilli came with the Ayam Penyet meal. The chicken thigh was deep-fried to a dark golden-brown. The skin was thin and crispy and there were crispy bits of fried batter. The meat inside was succulent and delicious. The chilli was very good and added to the enjoyment of the Javanese fried chicken dish.
Go try your luck
Overall, we thought our meal at Got Luck Cafe, like the cafe’s decor, was a case of hit and miss. The mee siam was average but the ayam penget was very good. However, as their prices are very reasonable it would not cost much to try your luck at the cafe to find out if they have other dishes as good as their ayam penyet.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Got Luck Cafe
56 Kandahar Street
Tue-Thu: 9 am – 6 pm
Fri-Sun: 9 am – 7 pm
Closed on Mondays
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