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Riders Cafe

04 January 2010


What better way to start the first Sunday of the brand new year with a delightful brunch at Riders Cafe, with the good company of fellow bloggers and food enthusiasts Elaine, Frances, Angeline and Janelle. I think the draw about Riders Cafe is its "out-of-nowhereness" that appeals so much to the city children of Singapore, with the surrounding lush greenery and trotting horses outside. Serenity, conversations and food would always be something worth waking up early for :)

Riders Burger: 4/5


A very simple burger sans the bacon, but I like it nonetheless for its "beefiness" and the evenly toasted buns. It may have gotten a bit lukewarm and dry after a while, but I'm thinking it's more because we left it out in the open for close to fifteen minutes for our customary photo-taking spree. The steakhouse fries were more like wedges, thick and what some may call it "potatoey".

Scrambled Eggs


I ordered this as a side to my burger. It is what it is, just plain scrambled eggs and pretty much what you can get from McDonald's as well.

Morning Pancakes


The favourite of the morning, and if there's one reason that I would be back at Riders for brunch, it would be for this. Fluffy pancakes that smell and taste good, further flavoured by the berries compote and maple syrup. Thanks Frances for letting me take a forkful, it was yummy!

Eggs Florentine


Angeline wanted to try something other than her usual favourite Eggs Benedict, but I think in retrospect she should have chosen the latter. Eggs Florentine replaces the ham with spinach and mushrooms, something healthier but perhaps not as satisfying. By the way, I thought this picture has an "uplifting" mood to it, with the way the yolks are faced upwards. Random thought haha.

Grilled Prawns Portobello


Elaine meanwhile chose something out of the lunch menu. Having run out of portobello the staff replaced it with smoked salmon upon Elaine's suggestion. She commented that the prawns were a bit too dry for her liking.

Service
Very good. Frequently replaced our water jugs with newly filled ones. By the way, reservations are a must, because you wouldn't want to travel all the way here only to have to wait for close to an hour for a table. There's too many people complaining about the waiting time when they should have made reservations in the first place!

Price
$14 for the riders burger
$3 for the scrambled eggs
$10 for the morning pancakes
$12 for the eggs florentine
$15 for the grilled prawns portobello

* Prices subject to the usual 7% GST and 10% service charge.

Place
51 Fairways Drive, Bukit Timah Saddle Club.

Pictures taken with the Canon EOS 500D.

11 Foodie Comments:

Angeline said...

haha. Next time I will be back for the pancakes! :D

January 4, 2010 at 2:09 PM
*Harris said...

Haha you too right! We should look for the ultimate pancakes in future brunches!

January 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM
Angeline said...

I'm in search for the ultimate egg ben too!

January 4, 2010 at 2:41 PM
foodaholic said...

angeline: were the eggs benny up to mark?

darn! i shdve tried the pancakes when I was there!

January 4, 2010 at 9:08 PM
Angeline said...

foodaholic: I'm afraid not..poached egg was a little sour to my liking. Pancakes are much better! :D

January 4, 2010 at 9:58 PM
elaine said...

wow first one to blog as usual! yea its definitely pancakes over egg flo or my prawns... think their savories need some fine-tuning.

January 5, 2010 at 12:03 AM
*Harris said...

the little girl with her strawberry milkshake and yogurt muesli seemed to be enjoying herself much. i should have indulged just like her haha!

January 5, 2010 at 12:16 AM
Angeline said...

haha..there's plenty of chance to have brunch! Indulge ourselves like small little girls and boys! LOL

January 5, 2010 at 9:33 AM
Drake said...

Hey What time is the breakfast/brunch hours?

May 25, 2010 at 6:09 PM
*Harris said...

Hello drake! Although Riders' website says it's open 8am to 10pm Tuesdays to Sundays, I think the weekend brunch menu lasts from around 9am to 2pm. Do call 6466 9819 for reservations, and you could confirm with them as well. Hope that helps :)

May 25, 2010 at 9:43 PM
Cheerycolours said...

The pancakes with berries compote look damn good!

August 25, 2010 at 9:08 AM

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