That is fast. I still remember the day news announced that King Albert Park fondly known as KAP (and its McDonald’s), will be torn down to make way for a residential development.
Fast forward 3 years, and in place is KAP Residences Shopping Mall.
EagleWings Loft should be the first F&B establishment in the mall, and I made my way there due to its name and nautical themed interior. My group of friends even wore blue for the meet-up. LOL.
The café boasts of a boat-shaped bar, wooden panels and purplish-blue lighting to replicate the experience of sailing out to sea on board a ship. From photos, I did imagine the space to be bigger, perhaps the narrow configuration made it slightly hard to walk through.
Private dining spaces are also available on the Flybridges (second floor), with big screen projectors and karaoke sytem.
On the opposite side of the café is EagleWings Gelato & Gifts, a little shop of specially curated Christian gifts.
What is served here are Italian and Asian-fusion cuisines, with Breakfast items such as Captain Benedict ($13), Portside Pancakes ($10, $12) available from 8am to 3pm; Western specials of Bacon & Egg Wagyu Burger ($18), Lobster Submarine ($20); Pasta dishes of Captain’s Carbonara ($15), Truffled Blackbeard ($18) and Signature Aglio Olio ($18); and Asian dishes of Thai Yom Yum Bee Hoon ($12), Singapore Famous Fish Soup; and Pizzas.
One of the best sellers is the Lobster Risotto ($38), in which the shop claims that Goh Chok Tong have left the plate spotless after trying this particular dish.
Cooked in lobster broth and topped with succulent lobster and scallop chunks, I liked the kitchen did not stinge on the seafood, and gave a portion likely sufficient for two to share.
The risotto sauce was creamy yet not overly rich; rice had a good bite without being too mushy.
I enjoyed the Smokin’ Sambal Pasta ($18) too, though some diners might find this a tad spicy. The Asian-ness should appeal to some, who are bored of the usual pasta varieties, and need some kick in their noodles.
The Foie Gras Wagyu Burger ($22) was of decent quality, with chargrilled Wagyu Beef Patties served in toasted brioche buns with caramelised onions and sautéed mushroom.
The foie gras piece was moderately small, and inconsequential to the overall taste, and the beef patty could have been juicier.
Service was sincere and friendly, the food wasn’t life-changing but good enough for café standard. The theme makes it attractive enough for a lazy day of café-visitation as a replacement to a yacht holiday.
9 King Albert Park, #01-14/33/34/56/57 KAP Residences Shopping Mall Singapore 598332 (King Albert Park MRT Station)
Tel: +65 8151 7777
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 12am (Mon – Fri), 8:30am – 12am (Sat – Sun)