Riders Cafe (Singapore)
Why I like it so much: True Singapore Style, Awesome Location, Great Breakfast, Everyone’s Welcome
Riders Cafe is a Singaporean classic & must-do including the real Singaporean table turnover time. The atmosphere right within lush greenery and a horse stable lets you forget that you actually are in a big city. Crowds of people queue up patiently to enjoy well tasting English breakfast.
Getting to Riders Cafe for those who don’t own a car maybe a little problematic. Set outside of Bukit Timah right next to a horse stable & golf course, Riders Cafe is not among your usual Weekend route.
This seems to have no influence to the success of the restaurant. The Black & White House with Open Room concept makes people wait in line for an hour if necessary, especially on Weekends. Reservations can’t be placed on phone even though you are begging & praying and crying to them – you really need to drop by to get on the list. Believe me I tried. Enough things to explore among the stables helps to bridge time.
One thing said, don’t expect the homecoming celebrations everytime you go there. I have been there most likely 10 times++it always feels like coming there the first time. Table turnover time is….. fast! Very confusing for me considering the fact that within a horse stable there should be something like a club feeling. You see, I don’t need to be greeted with a handshake in every restaurant but a little personal attention wouldn’t be that bad.
The Menu offers a good selection of English Breakfast options mostly egg inspired dishes with a twist, french toast, granola and fresh juices. Portion size I would call generous and prices are quite acceptable.
Lunch Menu starts at 11 as well so you can also enjoy a wider range of food.
I truly like going there for the vibe – gentle breeze in the neck, many different people around, horses outside – and that in the middle of a metropole like Singapore. Awesome setting.
For those who are looking for public golf courses – right next to Riders Cafe there is Champions Golf Course inviting especially young ones & beginners.
51 Fairways Drive
(+65) 6466 9819