There are a few local design or architectural firms that diversify to set up F&B businesses. Redpan at Marina Square is one, DW Workshop at Rochester Drive is the other.

Shamrock at Clover Way is set up by interior design firm Jetic Design.

Representatives from these companies spend time consulting clients over coffee, so how convenient it could become if the meeting venue is your own café.


The name “Shamrock” is perhaps inspired by the road the café is on, as “shamrock” is a young sprig of clover.

Clover Way? It is a secondary road at Bishan, somewhat near Marymount MRT.

Their “Eat and Treats” menu features a small selection of bakes such as Black Pepper Chicken Pie ($3.60), Curry Chicken Pie ($3.60), Cakes ($5.80 – $6.80), Gelato ($3.80 for a scoop), Cold Pressed Juice ($ 5.80 – $6.50) and Waffles ($5.50, $9.00 with gelato).

They have recently included other mains such as Cold Tom Yam Pasta ($8.90 a la carte, set meal with $12.50).

I tried the Peanut Butter Jelly Cake ($6.80) – not bad. Soft, moderately moist, with the jelly providing a delightful textured taste and twang.

The Black Pepper Chicken Pie ($3.60 was passable, and you might have wished for more fillings.

There could be a wider range of savouries, for the café to gain more traction, and to appeal to café hoppers to make their way to this part of the island.

The usual ‘serial’ ones will come, but I suspect that’s about it for the moment.

Overall, it needs more character.

As Shamrock Café is operated by a design firm, you can tell that both ideas and materials are cleverly incorporated into this lifestyle café (cue that expensive market tables). For example, the clover leaf design can be used on their tea-cup covering.

If you stay in the vicinity, you can consider chilling-out at this still rather-unknown, under-publicised space.

Shamrock Café
5 Clover Way, Clover Park Singapore 579079
Tel: +65 6352 5515
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 6:30pm (Sat), Closed Sun

Other Related Entries
Redpan (Marina Square)
DW Workshop (Rochester Drive)
Oh My Tian (Whampoa West)
The Plain Jane (Serangoon)
The Larder Café (Toa Payoh Central)

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