If you are a horse-lover or want to look at the majestic creatures but too scared to try horse-riding like I did, Riders Cafe is the perfect place for you.
Riders Cafe – Decor
Hidden behind lush greenery in the heart of Bukit Timah, Riders Cafe is located nex to Bukit Timah Saddle Club. You can see horses being washed from the windows and smell the distinctive smell of horses.
High white-washed ceiling and black ceiling beams gives the place an old-world charm. There is no air-conditioning, big ceiling fans help to cool the place. Dark-brown wooden table and chairs gives the place an earthy feel.
Riders Cafe – The Food
The extensive menu at Riders Cafe features classic favourites using good and fresh ingredients. You can find the full menu here.
Eating Riders Burger [S$19] is a messy business. This huge burger comes with 200g of angus beef patty, American cheddar, lettuce, tomato, pickles and house burger sauce. You can even choose the doneness of your beef patty and I asked for medium rare. The beef patty is so juicy that the juice ran down my arm when I tried to take a bite. That’s one hell of a burger.
If coffee, teas and soda are not you thing, do consider getting one of their smoothies. I tried both Sunrise Smoothie [S$9] and Passion Fruit Smoothie [S$9], both are creamy with distinct taste of fresh fruits.
For a taste of desserts eaten during British colonial days, try their Homemade Tea Scones [S$9]. They are warm and tasty with the accompanying traditional clotted cream, raspberry preserve and butter.
Crepes Suzette [S$12] is a simple yet comforting dessert. The butter crepes are flambéed with Grand Manier liquor so they have a light orange fragrance. Eat them with the accompanying passionfruit sauce and coconut ice-cream for a sweet twist.
If you are a chocolate-lover, you will love Riders Cafe’s signature dessert Death by Chocolate Cake [S$13]. The chocolate cake is moist and dense by itself, the accompanying chocolate sauce and vanilla ice-cream makes it more sinfully divine.
Eton mess is a traditional English dessert and Riders Cafe’s Summer Eton Mess [S$13] added tropical fruits to suit the local palate. The homemade meringue is topped with passionfruit curd, whipped coconut cream and summer fruits such as mango, dragonfruit and kiwi.
Even though there is no air-conditioning at Riders Cafe, but the delicious food and pleasant atmosphere makes it a joy to come to for a leisurely breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Address: 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965
Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 8am – 9pm, closed on Mondays