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Friday, July 14, 2023

Old Habits

A visit back to Old Habits for their atmosphere and food while introducing my friend to the nostalgic environment. 

We ordered chicken breast fillet as the main and a glass of rootbeer float. The Chicken Fillet was cut into even slices, decked up by a bed of mashed potatoes and drizzled in some sweet-tasting sauce. Completing this main with the garden greens with zesty dressing and vinaigrette. 

Chicken Breast Fillet - $15.50

Pairing my main, Seasalt Caramel Roast Chicken with Mashed Potato & Coleslaw. The Roast Chicken was simply toothsome dressed in its glistering skin and tender meat. The coleslaw lifts the dish to a refreshing level. Balancing the protein meal, I had mashed potatoes as crabs. Love it.

Half Seasalted Caramel Roast Chicken - $18.50

Posted on 3rd August 2022

Old Habits was established in the year 2014 and are part of a Vintage shop and fusion cafe that brings good vibes. Priding themselves in providing quality and affordable food fare, they also do create a unique theme in their cafe too. One can really enjoy dining in an environment surrounded by some of the items we had seen in the past.

Old Habits

Stepping into the Old Habits is as if sitting the time capsule back to the past as it filled us with a lot of old memories. Comparing the floor area of the existing place in Safra to their old unit, this is much better and spacious as it provides more room for more nostalgic displays.

The Old Habits

As you enter the cafe, you will be greeted by this Astro boy.

Astro Boy
Passenger Loading Only

The highlights of the cafe are mainly the toys on display. The wide array of nostalgic toys was a great reminiscent of our childhood. Here you get to see some metal tin-based robots, classic Ultraman, power rangers etc.

Array of Toys

While the place may look like a junkyard for some in its industrial-looking theme and placement of items all over the entire place. You will get to see a portion of Coca-Cola and some soft drinks collections on top of the scaffoldings.


Over at one corner, you get to see some M & M and other figurines with a view of Safra's Swimming Pool.

Swimming Pool View

Over at the industrial shelving, there is  a good range of Pedz Candy collections on Micky, Minnie, Donald and Daisy.

PEDZ Candy

Does this Qoo Figurines look familiar to you?


How about this range of Elephants figurines?

Elephants on Display

The mushroom soup was served with a dash of truffle oil. The bowl of creamy and delicious soup was made up of both white button and shitake mushrooms. The chalky texture of the soup was made up of some mushroom bits too.

To complete my meal, I had the Old Habits Float out of curiosity. It was a surprise drink in a combination of Kickapoo Joy Soft drink, and Angostura Bitters with a scoop of Rum & Raisin Ice Cream afloat.

Old Habit Float & Mushroom Soups - $7.90, $6.50

Food is value for money! The portion was big and the spaghetti was tossed in tender beef chucks stew with tomato base sauce.

Chunky Beef Bolognese (Spaghetti) -$9.90

While I expected smoked duck to be on the saltier side, these pieces of pan-seared duck were drizzled with homemade honey mustard and served with coleslaw and garden greens. 

Smoked Duck Bigarade -$19.50

The glistering pieces of Smoked Duck were addictive.

Yummy Smoked Duck

It's also called a Pouffle as the texture is in between a bread pudding and a souffle. The Pouffle requires preparation for about 20 minutes. The coconut kueh with shredded coconut was partially caramelized and aromatic, topped with vanilla bean ice cream. 

Old Habits Coconut Kueh (Pouffle)- $9.90

Here's another section of the restaurant where one gets to enjoy a setup of Mama Shop aka Convenient stall with the coin-operated phone as well as coin-operated kiddie ride.

Mama Shop

In the absence of Spotify, YouTube and KKBox for music, we have these tapes and records in the past.

Cassette Tapes

Here's the vintage-looking Gramaphone for the records.

Retro Turntable

To my surprise, they have a handful of records in collection too.


This manual Sewing Machine is passe and with the technology advancement, such machines are replaced by the computerized sewing machines nowadays. Nonetheless, this reminds me of those days whereby my mum operated this to alter our school uniforms.

The Singer Sewing Machine

This is definitely stunning to me. They have a section on the olden day's medical hall's cabinet where the staff used to grab different kinds of herbs from the drawers.

Medical Hall

Do you have some recollections of such canned condensed milk?

Hanging from the Scaffolds

As we walked out of the cafe, reality hits us once again and we are back in 2022. If you ask if I will visit again? I will say yes mainly for their service, environment and food.

Rating: 3.5 / 5

The Old Habits
SAFRA, 2 Telok Blangah Way, Mt Faber, #01-04 Singapore 098803

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