While a name like SkyCafe would suggest it can be found on the roof-top, this Queenstown café is actually located on the ground level.
This is a community cafe by Lau Di Fang, so named as it is located at SkyParc @ Dawson which is a group of three blocks of tall residential buildings. Would say it is about a 10 minutes’ walk from Queenstown MRT station.
This place is getting more vibrant with more flats in the surroundings, with a couple of cafes and shops in the Margaret Drive and Tanglin areas, including Patisserie Woo, Lucky Saigon Café, Dilly Deli, Seeds Cafe (temporary closed), and Qi Philosophy.
Unless you are a resident who stays nearby or jogged past through the park connector, you probably would not have heard about this café.
This is quite a family and pet-friendly space (outdoors), situated next to a beautiful eco-garden, has a sheltered alfresco area, and has adequate space and slope for a wheelchair to move.
There are also two swing chairs for you to just take it easy, and watch the world by – while being close to nature.
The menu may rather japalang (varied) for some customers’ liking, serving signature items from Richie’s Crispy Puffs, Israeli Big Breakfast, Singapore local-style breakfast, Chinese fusion meals, sandwiches, wraps, to desserts and cake.
A highlight would be the Israeli Big Breakfast ($19.90 for one, $29.90 for two pax), which includes Mediterranean-style herbs omelette, Israeli salad, bread and “tapas” such as avocado spread, hummus with chickpeas and feta cheese.
Available on display include Ham & Cheese Croissant ($7.90), Apricot Chutney Chicken Sandwich ($7.90), Mediterranean Omelette Sandwich ($7.90), Beef Bulgogi Wrap ($5.90), Tandoori Chicken Wrap ($5.90), and Egg & Chicken Sausage Wrap ($5.90).
Food items in general seem to be more breakfast-skewed, so you may find yourself having some difficulty choosing food dinner onwards.
With all the “Singapore Chicken Curry” news all getting viral, I was tempted to try to Richie’s Chicken Curry ($6.90) which came with warm rice or toasted baguettes.
Would say this was a decent choice, with that home-style comfort that was mildly spicy, added with tender chicken legs and chunky potato pieces that were soft.
Friends who stay near Tanglin Halt or Jurong West may be familiar with Richie’s Curry Puffs, known for its Chicken Curry Puff, Sardine Puff, Black Pepper Chicken Puff, Mutton Puff, Lemon Tuna Puff, and Chicken Cheese Puff.
Each is priced at $1.80, two for $3.20.
Well… I remember they used to be bigger-sized and more substantially-filled, but these were not-bad curry puffs with crispy crimping especially if you get the freshly-delivered ones.
Am open to exploring more food in this area, as it does give off the friendly, neighbourhood vibes, and a possible place to WFC – work-from-café.
94A Dawson Road, SkyParc #01-04, Singapore 142094
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon