Make your way into Bukit Timah Saddle Club and you will find Riders Café, occupying a two-storey building with a view of a horse riding stable.
While Riders Café is somewhat out of the way, families come here to dine and escape from the busy urban life and be surrounded by greenery and open space.
Unfortunately, the casual dining restaurant housed in the colonial-era building will have to end operations early 2023.
This is because the premises will have to accommodate a worksite to support tunneling works for the coming Cross Island Line.
While Bukit Timah Saddle Club will move to a new home in Woodlands, Riders Cafe which was founded in 2007 has planned to close its door for good after 15 years in operations.
If you are planning to head here, there is a menu for each of breakfast, lunch, afternoon and dinner.
Visit in the morning and you will find European-style dishes in the Homemade Rosti & Breakfast Sausage ($19) and Croque Madame ($15).
For lunch, hearty entrees include Barramundi & Chips ($23) and Angus Steak & Sunny Eggs ($25). In the afternoon, the menu is more focused on sharing plates and light bites.
For dinner, some lunch options are still on the menu. In addition, there are very filling dishes such as Steak Frites & Chimichurri ($35) and Chicken Parmigiana ($22).
Thankfully, the same desserts can be found all day. Death by Chocolate Cake ($13), their signature, is exactly as it sounds.
Indulge in their chocolate cake covered with chocolate sauce and vanilla ice cream.
As much as the owners wish to relocate the Riders Cafe, they could not find a unique space like the current one.
If you miss this place, head over to Bukit Timah Saddle Club to check out the old-world charm and take a breather from the hustle and bustle of the city.
51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965
Opening Hours: 8am – 9pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon