Note: This review was written back in September 2014, when I attended Hang Out's grand opening. It was originally on Facebook, prior to me finding out about OpenRice. Photos used were obtained with express permission from Hang Out Cafe.
Hang Out Café is nestled in a quaint neighborhood area at Ang Mo Kio, so keep an eye out! It can be quite easy to miss!
A huge juxtaposition strikes you when you first step into the Café; its clean and minimalistic interior puts you right at home amidst the rather unimpressive neighborhood. The décor is artistic and modest, a break from the usual vibrancy of other café’s. The place does have rather limited seats though, so you might have to place reservations if intending to dine in a big group. Diners craving for some fresh air will be pleased to know that there are seats available outside the café!
Do note though: the walls of the café are rather thin, so it can be hard to hear from across the table when the chatter levels start rising!
Of course, food. Glorious food.
I started off with the Hang Out Big Breakfast, a hearty plate of fresh forest salad, scrambled eggs, honey glazed ham & bacon, chicken sausages and mashed potato balls for those who insist on their hash browns.
Who can resist the good ol' brunch classic?
The ham and bacon were delicious, a skillful mix of sweet and savory. I would have enjoyed it better had the ham been thicker/juicier; though it’s just a matter of personal preference. The scrambled eggs are different from the ones I’ve tried before – more silky than runny/fluffy. Despite the new mouthfeel and texture experience, I had no difficulty gobbling them up in seconds. Oishi.
Those who don’t enjoy their greens very much (hi-five!) would have no problem with the forest salad. The dressing (balsamic vinaigrette?) and cherry tomato slices added a touch of sweetness that had me patiently munching away on it. The chicken sausages (a slight grey color) were succulent and juicy, though nothing to write home about. My favorite part of the breakfast though, was the mashed potato balls. These little things packed a big potato punch that reminded me of hash browns, and lots of delicious things. YUM!
I then had their chef recommended’s Bombastic Eggs! These babies consist of bacon, cheese and egg housed in thick bread slices shaped like muffins (Not an egg mcmuffin).
These things pack a huge eggy punch!
My very first bite left me with mixed reactions; the bread was crusty and its taste seemed to overpower the other ingredients, until I took another bite with the egg yolk. I think smorgasbord would be an appropriate word here; the taste culminating in your mouth was sweet, eggy and savory all at the same time! This is definitely one for the adventurous, or those craving to introduce new and unique tastes to their palate.
The Super Mario Pizza came next, a quirky name that I deduced to be related to mushrooms.
If there's only one thing you should try, it's this stack of mushroom heaven.
Lo and behold, the thing was really MADE for mushroom lovers! It consists of mushroom slices, lots of cheese and their special house tuned paste. This was my favorite item of the menu; had I not been calorie conscious, the entire pizza would have been finished by me! I managed to grab two slices before some ninjas sneaked in and made off with the other four.
I managed to grab a bite of their house wings as well, which comes in either honey or buffalo sauce.
Spicy, sweet or me?
The honey variant was so-so; its taste was slightly overpowered by the sauce’s sweetness, and I quickly moved on to the Buffalo wings. The buffalo variant was coated in a sweet and slightly spicy sauce which I found out upon enquiry, to be another one of their unique house tuned sauces (secret recipe, just say lah…). For someone who isn’t a huge fan of spicy food, it was tasty enough for me to polish everything off to the bone.
Last but not least, I had the Brownie with Vanilla Ice-Cream.
Worth an hour of cardio.
I normally skip desserts because they’re sinful, but sometimes I let YOLO get the better of me. The brownie is made by their pastry chef Juliet, and it certainly is delicious! The texture is fluffy and melt-in-the-mouth, while the union of vanilla ice cream and chocolate is simply heavenly. Shiok! There are also berries accompanying it for that extra dose of fruity sweetness! Did I also mention that their hot teas (chamomile, lavender, earl grey, etc….) can be topped up with hot water free-of-charge?
With their unique menu and extensive choices, Hang Out Café is definitely a place you would want to watch out for! Whether you are a veteran café hopper or simple foodie, Hang Out will offer a range of novel dishes that will delight your palates!
For more information, check out their very own Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hang-Out-Caf%C3%A9/729644860405486?fref=ts
Super Mario Pizza,Hang Out Big Breakfast,Bombastic Eggs,Brownie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Table Wait Time: 0 minute(s)
Date of Visit: Sep 06, 2014
Spending per head: Approximately $20(Lunch)Other Ratings: