Nestled within the lush greenery of Bukit Timah is a 14 years old gem serving contemporary comfort food in a casual and relaxing rustic black and white cafe.

Well-known for their brunch menu, @riderscafe dinner menu is equally extensive with monthly specials. We started off with ๐’๐ž๐š๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‚๐ž๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐š๐ฅ๐š๐ and ๐‚๐ฎ๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ž๐ ๐Œ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฌ. These dishes really showcases the freshness of the food served here. Part of their monthly specials, the ๐˜พ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ง๐™ž๐™š๐™™ ๐™ˆ๐™ช๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™จ is a must-try that you may never get a second chance at!

Next, we had ๐Š๐š๐›๐จ๐œ๐ก๐š & ๐Š๐š๐ฅ๐ž, a hearty and tasty vegan dish. A delightfully light dish that comprises of soft and creamy oven-roasted Kabocha paired with house-made tabbouleh and Miso Tahini.

For mains, we also had the ๐๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐๐จ๐ซ๐ค ๐‚๐ก๐จ๐ฉ, ๐‹๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฉ ๐‚๐ซ๐š๐› ๐€๐ซ๐ซ๐š๐›๐ข๐š๐ญ๐š and ๐’๐ž๐š๐Ÿ๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‚๐ข๐จ๐ฉ๐ฉ๐ข๐ง๐จ. I highly recommend the ๐™Ž๐™š๐™–๐™›๐™ค๐™ค๐™™ ๐˜พ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฅ๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ค stew, a hearty and flavorful crustacean and wine broth with squid, prawns, scallops, clams, mussels, snapper and served with a side of soft and fluffy garlic flatbread. If you fancy some fusion food, definitely go with the ๐™‡๐™ช๐™ข๐™ฅ ๐˜พ๐™ง๐™–๐™— ๐˜ผ๐™ง๐™ง๐™–๐™—๐™ž๐™–๐™ฉ๐™– which gives the Italian sauce a twist with our local delight and topped with a generous amount of crab meat. On a side note, I really like how tasty the roasted cauliflower steak (a side served for the Bone in Pork Chop) was!

To end off the lovely evening, we had ๐‚๐จ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฎ๐ญ ๐…๐จ๐จ๐ ๐‚๐š๐ค๐ž served with Santan Ice Cream and Gula Melaka and ๐’๐ฎ๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž๐ซ ๐„๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐Œ๐ž๐ฌ๐ฌ, a rendition of the traditional English favourite with a tropical twist.

Over at @riderscafe , you can expect a relaxing and peaceful ambience that exudes a lovely old world charm with occasional glimpse of horses riding by. Though the cafe is quite secluded, a trip down to @riderscafe for a delectable meal in a tranquil setting is pretty worth it, especially when youโ€™re looking for a serene respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Iโ€™d say itโ€™s an ideal place to impress your date!