Riders Cafe is one of the earlier brunch spots which was so popular that reservations have to be placed in advance. Fortunately and coincidentally, there was a table cancellation when I called on the previous day of visit and so we did not have much problems securing seats.
The usual brunch suspects were delicious and certainly lived up to the predominantly positive comments that were aplenty in the media or online community.
Brioche French Toast with Fresh Berries and Vanilla Mascarpone $14 are great for those who like to start the day on a sweet note. The alternative french toast option comes with maple butter, smoked bacon and burnt bananas.
Unlike "The Usual" ($16), Black stone Benedict ($15) comes with the extra hollandaise sauce on poached eggs and crispy bacon instead of bangers and mushrooms.
To me, hollandaise sauce is the supporting cast that makes the leading cast (soft poached eggs with bursting egg yolk) shine.
I had been tempted all along to challenge the Death by Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Ice cream $12 but I was disillusioned eventually. This won by quantity and not quality. The chocolate ganache was not velvety and stood unmoving like a rubbery coating. There was not much contrast in the taste because everything from the cake to the ice cream was cloyingly sweet.
Instead, the Salted Caramel Cheesecake with Crumbled Honeycomb $8 would attract one to take a second bite or even more. The cheesecake itself tasted as natural as it could get, without too much sugar added. Would be ideal if there is more of the salted caramel frosting.
Special items of the day are written on the black board. Even though many other brunch spots and cafe have sprouted incessantly in Singapore, Riders Cafe is a good option for brunch or even dinner with the accompaniment of horses. But the location is only convenient if you can find your way there in a car or by a taxi.
51 Fairways Drive Singapore 286965
Bukit Timah Saddle Club
Brunch Hours: 8am-3pm Sat/Sun
Closed on Mondays
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