When I first visited, I ordered one of the classic comfort dishes, the baked pork chop rice plate ($8.50), which is a pan-fried pork chop that’s placed on top of rice (or spaghetti) and then covered with a tomato sauce with cheese. Baby Cafe’s version takes it a notch by adding a fried egg on top.
The dish was good, but a bit straight-forward. The rice was plain (I’ve had it with fried rice that provides more complexity in flavors) but I liked how everything tasted fresh.
I got to explore the menu more on my next visit when I brought along my friends Vera and Wella. Baby Cafe has some offal items like beef tongue and pig feet, but we stuck with more innovative dishes in presentation like the signature rice cube, which are square rice bowls that have been torched on the sides to brown it and give it a crispy edge. Then in the hollowed out center, the rice cube is topped with beef stew or curry chicken.