Located along the stretch of shops at Brighton Crescent, this cafe looks pretty mysterious from the outside as the glass is tinted pretty dark. Once you open the door, you will be greeted by a pleasantly bright and nicely-furnished cafe. Well, they did say don’t judge a book by its cover. 😛
And if you love pets, you will be happy to hear that it is NEA-licensed to have pets within their grounds! But if you are not a fan of pets in general, not to worry, the cafe is separated into two sections, so you’re safe!
How often do you get this combination in your dishes, much less your soup? Was a pretty interesting take on a soup flavour, and it was surprisingly tasty and delicious! Akin to a creamy potato-y version of Tomyam soup. Definitely the sort of taste you’d want, especially when Mr. Weather decides to turn blue.
Wedges were fried to perfection, served piping hot so it was good to indulge yourself in. Anything with nachos cheese tastes good, but if you are not sharing this dish, you might swear off cheese after this!
Nachos cheese sauce was given in abundance, not the stingy drips and draps you’d usually get.
Came in a pretty generous serving too! Communal dish, definitely.
risotto with saffron thread, white wine, cream, butternut pumpkin and butter prawns
Did not expect this dish to come looking like a plate of salad. Pumpkin risotto was pretty fragrant and sweet, but I am definitely not a fan of food that has elements of sweet when it should really just taste savoury. :/ If you are a fan of pumpkin and risotto, this is your to-go!
dory fillet, truffle fries and tartar sauce
Fried fish had a thin layer of batter and a whole lot of fish meat, so it was good! However, after a few bites, it left a ‘siap-siap’ after taste. Could be either the oil used or the batter itself. Was served with truffle shoestring fries, mediocre.
Big Brekkie (Sorry for the lack of photos for this dish…)
oxford sausages, grilled back bacon, sauteed mushrooms, baby potatoes skewer, garden greens, cherry tomato confit, choice of poached, sunny or scrambled eggs.
Not a good idea to order their breakfast if you’ve a hearty appetite. Although its name stated otherwise, it was nowhere near big. Sausages were pretty tough, and poached egg was so-so. Adding an additional sunny side up would cost you another $2.50… #justsaying. Wouldn’t be a filling dish if you’re famished.
Probably wouldn’t visit this café unless I am in the area on weekends (so that I can see the dogs since it’s a dog-friendly café) because it’s not accessible for those who don’t drive. If you do drive, there is limited parallel parking right by the street. Would perhaps go for a drink/soup and some light snacks if I were to revisit.
Sun Ray Cafe
Address: 79 Brighton Crescent, 559218
Mondays and Tuesdays, 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am to 11:00 pm
Fridays, 11:00 am to 12 midnight
Saturdays, 10:00 am to 12 midnight
Sundays, 10:00 am to 11:00 pm
How to get there from Serangoon MRT (nearest):
Walk to the Serangoon bus interchange and take bus 70 towards Yio Chu Kang Terrace. Alight after three stops (4 minutes thereabout) at the bus stop before St. Helier’s Avenue and walk for about 5 minutes. Head north on Yio Chu Kang Road towards St. Helier’s Avenue, then turn left onto Serangoon Gardens Way. Destination will be on left when you turn left at Brighton Crescent.
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