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June 14, 2015

Cafe Mosaic @Bugis, Carlton Hotel

We've always walked past this place and wondered what's with the happy faces of the people inside.
And finally, a card promotion (one-for-one) finally allowed us to have the chance to dive into this buffet without much consideration. At $91 after taxes, it works out to be less than $50 per pax.


Fresh seafood and salad

Live cooking and carving station

Desserts Station

Which honestly, we'd suggest you skip this place.

They were doing some promotions on bountiful seafood, but honestly, other than oysters, mussels, prawns, endless salmon sashimi, there's not much variety. No crabs, no crayfishes, no Alaskan King Crab legs. Stuff yourself silly with salmon sashimi. And a salad station.

Live stations, there was laksa, which was quite tasty, and LOTS OF SAUTEED vegetables. Kang Kong, cabbage, beansprouts, shitake mushrooms, dou miao. We ate the most dou miao ever in our lives.

Carving station, they only had roast beef. That's it.

Chinese food, they had your usual soy sauce fish slices, rice, etc.

The desserts station consisted of only slices of cakes and puddings, with 3 soupy desserts. One of it Red Ruby, which we jumped for joy, but felt eeky after the first mouth as the chestnut has all become soggy, not crunchy at all. Nothing interesting, no fondues, no ice stations, etc. The ice creams were a low key affair, with coconut being a substitute for vanilla, and the topping stations a few steps away from the ice cream chest. Pretty weird setup.

No Indian food station, no different cuisines. It was the first time we actually had space in our stomachs two servings of ice cream.

The decor is great, but the varieties are just too little. If you're going to visit this place paying full price, I'd recommend you to visit other buffet lines.


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

Good for? Couples, Groups, Family


About it:
Cafe Mosaic
Address: 76 Bras Basah Rd, 189558
Exclusively for Citibank, DBS/POSB and UOB Cardmembers for a limited time only*

Enjoy 1-for-1 Adult Buffet
Lunch: Mondays to Fridays
Dinner: Daily

Lunch Buffet, 12 noon to 2.30 pm
Mondays to Fridays       $53++ per adult, $26++ per child

Dinner Buffet, 6.30 pm to 10.30 pm
Sundays to Thursdays     $78++ per adult,  $39++ per child
Fridays to Saturdays        $88++ per adult, $44++ per child
Free flow of soft drinks and chilled juices at $9++
Sommelier selected wine at $11++ per glass and $52++ per bottle