LIFESTYLE MUSINGS: Brunch at Rider’s Cafe (A Review)

Sunday Brunch = The Happy Stuff. Always.

Cool Breeze, relaxed atmosphere. Greenery galore.

There’s a few places that comes to mind, when we think of a more natural setting to dine at.

Never really that far away from tow, the concrete urban jungle of Singapore. And yet, a respite, from the city sights and sounds. Almost.

Dempsey Hill, Fort Canning Hill, Rochester Park, The Botanical Gardens.

And one more on my list now: Fairways Drive.

Much further away from the town area, surrounded by trees and even maybe at times animals. Horses to be precise.

Imagine, driving through a stretch, white stable fences along the way before arriving at the said location. A random Horse cum Rider riding by at times.

Quiet. And alot of lush foliage. Bliss.

Even better, a cool early morning. Fresh air.

Rider's Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club (Drive In)

Rider's Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club

I had a good Sunday brunch at the cafe. Aside from a ten minute waiting period before we are seated. It was pretty filled up when we arrived around 10.30am I think.

Service for orders was alright. I was mainly there for the location and food anyway.

And it was sweet. Breezy, we were seated by the windows. A muted chaotic air around us, and the ceiling fan above us. Bliss again.

Random passer-bys at the window. *Clitter-clatter* Horse and rider.

I love spending time with family on the weekends, especially with good food and no real agenda in the books.

Rider's Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club (Looking out the window)

The enjoyability of brunch to me was the ability to have breakfast late.

Good company. And a change in settings.

I’d say for everyday regular Western/European breakfast fare can be found almost everywhere. And the menu never really varies all that much. Which sets in the challenge through:

  • Food presentation have to appeal.
  • Food quality has to be better than the standard usual fare of breakfast for the tad higher price tag that we pay.
  • Atmosphere
  • Service

The food presentation was ok, though coupled with a good mood and relaxed atmosphere. It upped the enjoyable factor.

Sausages, I guess it was different in taste. A mild herby combination, if I don’t remember wrong. (People usually have their own ‘type’ of sausage mix anyway. All that sausage in the market.).

The Eggs Benedict was well made, the yolk was cooked on the outside and yet breaks into a runny consistency when broken. Hollandaise Sauce was fresh.

I like the Norwegian Benedict out of the three. Rider’s breakfast came in 2nd.

Paired with sour dough bread, which somehow awakens your taste bud. Food tasted almost simple, yet wholesome.

Anyway, enough of my editorial wannabe crap. :) Here’s a few food pics to settle in the visual mind.

Rider's Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club: Rider's Breakfast

Two Eggs (Scrambled, Sunny Side Up or Over Easy)

Smoked Ham, Bacon or Sausage and Brown Toast

Was I missing the House Beans, Breakfast Potatoes?

 

 

Rider's Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club: Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict

Again No Breakfast House Potatoes. Are we missing something?

 

 

Rider's Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club: Norwegian Benedict

Norwegian Benedict

Smoked Salmon & Asparagus Spears

Maybe they have taken Breakfast Potatoes out of the menu. Boggled.

 

 

 

Rider's Cafe, Bukit Timah Saddle Club: Rider's Burger

Rider’s Burger

Add Bacon, Mushrooms & Cheddar

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Riders Cafe Pte. Ltd.

51 Fairways Drive
Singapore 286965
6466 9819 

Open Tue-Thu,Sun 8:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 8:30am-10:30pm
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