Season’s Greetings to all the folks out there! Hope you have a good 2014 and welcoming a brand new year 2015. More new cafes opening, more café-hopping sessions, and definitely more food reviews for your reading pleasure!
Sunday Market Cafe at Lim Tua Tow
Today, we hunt for another café in the heart of Serangoon, this time along the streets of Lim Tua Tow Road. It may seem a little hidden from the main road, but keep a lookout for a unit that lies on the utmost left corner where you will find yourself a humble café sitting quaintly by the side.
Nearest MRT Station: Serangoon
An industrial themed café built from artistic brick walls and vines creeping on walls, Sunday Market houses an interesting old-school concept of quirky furniture and potted plants. It was nearing Christmas and the café had beautiful decorations ushering in the mood for the upcoming festive season.
This true blue hipster café doesn’t forget to leave behind notes with a tinge of humour to its customers.
Managed to find a seat without hesitation before we browsed through its small but concise menu. Ranging from mains and salads to pasta and ice cream, we spent a good amount of time looking through the food items – mainly because of the heftier price tag that goes along with it.
To start off, we ordered a bowl of crispy, shoestring Truffle Fries (under the ‘small bites’ section), tossed in truffle oil. The fries were nicely topped off with grated parmigiano and mayonnaise. I was incredibly pleased with the fragrant truffle smell upon the serving of this delectable dish and it was quickly wiped clean even before our next order, even with the large quantity of shoestring fries served.
Crispy Duck Leg Confit ($17.9)
Our main dish of the day was a Crispy Duck Leg Confit with fried baby potatoes, chopped salad and orange brown sauce to go along with the ingredients. Although it would be a more perfected dish with a better generosity of sauce served and softer baby potatoes, the duck leg had a really juicy and tender texture that you won’t regret eating. Crunchy skins and tasty mushrooms are the way to go!
To end off the 3-course meal, we purchased sweet pancakes with pineapple in Gula Melaka desiccated coconut fillings for a scrumptious dessert. Definitely for the sweeter taste buds. The pancakes were served with a scoop of young coconut ice cream and mixed berries.
Apart from the above, you could also order a wide range of caffeine, juices or healthy salads which you deem fit. After all, we all need to eat clean from time to time!
To my surprise, the staff alerted us that there was a lucky draw contest extended to customers throughout the Christmas period, right before we made our way out. Who knows, they might have another giveaway for the next event when you drop by? 😉
Here is my overall rating of the café.
Would I visit the café again? We might pop by again because of the unique retro details of the furnishing and the jolly music accompanying its cozy atmosphere. The service was satisfactory, too. I did, however, really enjoyed some of the dishes ordered at the café. Check out Sunday Market’s weekend brunch menu, too!
For more information on Sunday Market, you can feel free to browse through their Official Website or Facebook Page. Oh, and one more thing – don’t fret because they are open for business not only on Sundays but almost every day of the week!
Enjoy your visit and keep your eyes peeled for the next café-hopping pit stop! Have a great new year 2015….
eLifestyle Food Blogger (Cheow Yi)