This March, we speak to our valued customer Tadcaster Hospitality about one of their well-known unique restaurants Cafe Melba. Let’s check out what’s new with them and how their relationship has been with iSwitch so far.
A Relaxed Cafe And Restaurant
Cafe Melba blends influences from (Melb)ourne and (A)sia for a gourmet yet leisurely dining experience. The first Cafe Melba opened in the East at Goodman Arts Centre in 2012. Followed by Cafe Melba at Mediapolis in the West in May 2016 and Café Melba at Mount Sophia is opening soon in May 2021!
Award Winning Family-Friendly Restaurant
Already beloved in Singapore for breakfast all day, traditional weekend roasts, and the best kid-friendly atmosphere. Over the years, they built quite a following of those seeking a strong latte or just a little break for an after work vino. Parents can also enjoy a classic Eggs Benedict in peace while their little ones burn energy on our infamous bouncy castle! Café Melba is also awarded Best Family-Friendly Restaurant in 2019, 2020 and 2021 from Expat Living, and SG Top cafes in 2020/2021 from Wine & Dine.
Rising Above The Challenge In The Covid-19 Period
During the Circuit Breaker in Singapore, they efficiently used Café Melba kitchen as a central kitchen and managed to bring the popular dishes from their different venues for the delivery and takeaway at Café Melba. They also worked with their suppliers and sports teams to support each other.
Now that the restaurants are re-opened for dining in, they implement safety measurements like limiting number of pax., 1m social distancing and no intermingling from table to table, mask off only while eating or drinking, twice daily temperature checks for the staff, all guests must perform safe check-in and have temperature check before placing any orders. There are also two safe distancing officers on each shift, and the restaurant is closed and cleared of all drinks at 10pm instead of 10:30pm.
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Experience With iSwitch As Their Electricity Retailer
Cafe Melba has been with iSwitch for more than 2 years and in fact, just renewed their electricity contract. They switched from SP Group and noticed significant savings after switching. Since signing up with iSwitch in February 2019 Cafe Melba has saved over $40,000, compared to SP Regulated Tariff.
“Our sign up process was with Gary, our account person, he sent a sales proposal and made the experience very pleasant. We would recommend iSwitch to other businesses in lieu of comparative savings and great account management/customer service.” – Roza Willis, Tadcaster Hospitality.
Kids Eat FREE every Monday, Monthly Chef Specials, and our popular Easter Day kids colouring competition starts from 22 March – 4 April 2021!
If you have not been to Cafe Melba, why not try out their best-selling dishes this month! Check out Café Melba full breakfast, Traditional wood-fired thin crust Pepperoni Pizza and monthly Chef Specials.
Expect a vibrant and full of energy restaurant. There are also lots of kids activities like bouncy castle, kids colouring competition, open space for little ones to run around freely and safely and many more.
Café Melba @ Goodman Arts Centre (East): 90 Goodman Road, Goodman Arts Centre Block N #01-56, Singapore 439053
Café Melba @ Mediapolis (West): 1 Stars Avenue, #03-01, Singapore 138507
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