It has been awhile since my brother and I have similar off days so we decided to hop on the bandwagon and explore a new cafe. I have to admit we took 30 minutes to decide the night before on a cafe to try out since there were so many cafes for us to select from. Little Part 1 Cafe was chosen because of our love for German food after having visited Germany ourselves last year and some of the German restaurants in Singapore. Besides that, there were several genuine positive reviews on both HungryGoWhere and Ladyironchef.
We tried to make reservation the next day predicting that it’ll be probably pretty packed for a Friday evening. Reservation was a hassle. We tried calling the outlet but no one picked up. The other method was to send an sms to a specific mobile number as specified on their official website. Finally we got a reply but there was no exact confirmation that we did reserve.
When we reached the place, we were having doubts on our booking and already had plans up our sleeves to either visit Fat Boys or Habitat Coffee nearby if there aren’t any seats available for us. Well, thank goodness the reservation was made successfully!
The cafe was surprisingly small, estimated around 30 pax at most? However it was cozy and it is a great option for small dinner hangouts. Even though it was only 6.20pm when we reached, most of the seats were already occupied or placed with a “reserved” sign. The only empty seats for walk-ins was a middle round table which could probably only fit a group of 4.
Having done my “homework” beforehand, ordering was a breeze. For first-timers, ordering will probably end up as a chore with the faded menu (not sure if it’s actually a design or they couldn’t replace the menus). I had to squint in order to read it properly.
We decided to go ahead with spicy buffalo wings (what they are well-known for as written on their menu) as starters. As I am not a spicy food eater, I was quite worried when the wings came. On first glance, it was pretty unappealing as the skin was scorch black and it came with a dip of what seems like sweet chilli.
However on first bite, it was unexpectedly good. The spiciness of the buffalo wings come around 30 seconds later and it starts to numb your tongue and throat. It was the perfect match with our beers. If we haven’t ordered the other dishes in advance, we would definitely ordered more to satisfy that fried chicken and beer craving (you’ll understand what I mean if you have watched You who came from the stars).
While trying to finish our appetizer, the other main dishes came quickly, one after another until our table was totally full. I guess this is a usual trend of German restaurants having to serve all the food together which is very much similar to Chinese restaurants.
We tried the ribs first for it was one of the most voted “must try out dish”. It was exactly as what the review I’ve read written. The meat was so tender that it literally fell off the bone. I find it a hassle to scrape meat off bones when eating ribs. This was perfect to me. However to my brother, he was disappointed. He liked it the other way. Oh well, too bad for him and great for me! The meat was succulent and the sauce was finely made. It can get quite addictive as you eat on. My brother in the end agreed that it was good and remarked that a full slab would have been a better option compared to the half which we’ve ordered.
Next, we tried out the beef quesadillas. This is in my opinion, the best dish for the entire night. The combination of the tomatoes, beef, mushroom and cheese was in such perfect harmony that all of us nodded in unison with our mouths full. The crispy outer layer complimented the juicy beef within.
I would have to say I was disappointed with the Chicken Schnitzel or probably because we tasted this last out of all the dishes hence it wasn’t as tasty as it would have been if we tried it upon served. Even though it was crispy when we ate it, I think we were too biased towards the beef quesadilla to make a fair judgement.
Lastly, Bratwurst Brat. It was good but after awhile, I got sick of the taste. However, my brother really liked this main. In addition, to our surprise the mash potato was really good. It literally melted in our mouths. Kudos to them for putting so much effort into a side dish!
Overall, I think it’s a great place to visit especially after work. It was cozy and I love how the place was decorated with all the mini portraits of customers.
More pictures of the place and the food (not forgetting our selfies :p)
Ps. For people who like to take food photos, it’s quite difficult to take nice pictures because of the warm lighting if you’re eating in the evening.