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March 7, 2015

Rabbit Carrot Gun @Katong

Looking for a new place for lunch today, we decided to try this cafe situated at the corner, opposite Katong Plaza. We quite remember its cute name and quirky décor the last time we were in the area, so we just went straight in without thinking much.

We spent an hour in there, and noticed a large number of its visitors were expats or tourists. Perhaps it is due to the fact that it also provides accommodation- really pretty, boutique level decorated kinds ( as the photos show. I wouldn't mind staying a night here ;)

The whole space is no very big, small and cosy. No air-con, but it is surprisingly breezy for a 1 pm afternoon. Prices are mostly below $20.

We ordered:

Gourmet Beef Burger ($19)
With a separate cone of fries!

Signature Brunch Dish- Gamekeeper's Shooting Breakfast ($19.50)
Sausage, Bacon, Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Choice of Eggs, Sourdough Toast

Mushrooms & Spinach On Toast ($15)
With a Pair of Soft Poached Eggs Served on Sourdough Toast

The portion of their Signature Brunch Dish, Gamekeeper's Shooting Breakfast ($19.50) is the largest among all. More of a lunch portion than for brunch. The flavours are pretty average. Nothing really interesting. Comes with Sausage, Bacon, Mushrooms, Baked Beans, Tomatoes, Choice of Eggs, Sourdough Toast. I am not sure if it deserves the 'Signature' title...

On the menu, it says Mushrooms & Spinach On Toast ($15) comes with a pair of soft poached eggs served on sourdough toast, but the egg is overcooked so much the egg's pretty much stuck in the middle of hard-boiled and poached, that we'd rather much prefer it to be hard-boiled if it is not going to be poached. But the major turn-off is the vinegar. There is way too much of it, that the entire dish was extremely sourish. It could have been a very simple and pleasant dish...

The Gourmet Beef Burger ($19) had grandest entrance. With fries served in a cone wirefame (cue Swensen's fries) with Mayonnaise and Ketchup, we agreed that we could be very happy people with just the fries among all of the dishes. The burger was quite alright as well. The patty is quite normal. The best part of the dish was actually the bun. Buttered and toasted to the right crisp. We ordered two burgers, and the doneness was right.

If parking's not a trouble, I would recommend this place for chilling out. It is a nice space to bring your laptop and settle down for a little work, with a cup of coffee, looking at people walking by. But if you're going this area for food, there're many other options around.


Food: 2.5/5
Service: 2.5/5
Ambiance: 3/5
Total Score: 2/5
[1- Never visit again, 2-Won't visit unless there's no other option, 3-Perhaps, 4 & 5- Yes!]

Good for? Couples, Groups, Family
Price Range: Less than $20


About it:
Rabbit Carrot Gun
Address: 49 East Coast Road, Singapore 428768