Sun Ray Cafe is a no-frills cafe located near the heart of Serangoon Gardens, primarily reaching out to residents looking for a chill out cafe near their house or a place to escape. The place opens from lunch to about 11pm or when the last customer leaves and has a pet friendly section for dog owners to bring their dogs and mingle.
At a recent tasting, I managed to try some of their key offerings.
Recommended is the Asam Fish, which I understand has 26 different ingredients in the very thick sauce.
The Chicken Cordon Bleu is another fushion mix in which the chef puts in Japanese seaweed in the traditional western dish to create a lighter feel.
Finally, go for the lamb rack if you like your meat well done. The chef commented that he cooks it in this way as the locals prefer it so.
Another localised Italian dish available is the Mushroom Pasta, in which the pasta is filled with a rich cream sauce and the spaghetti is not al dente, once again to fit the local palette.
Done with the food, what I thought stood out in this quaint chill out place is the drinks. I really enjoyed the Dr Loosen Riesling , which was a light Riesling with a sweet after tastes. Ladies who like beer should go for the Timmermans Peche, a peach-flavored lambic beer with a pleasant sweet finish.
Like most local cafes run by the proprietor, expect personalised and friendly service.
I have to say that Sun Ray really embraces our pets, unlike some other joints that merely tolerate the presence of our 4-legged friends. Service staff is a little on the slow side and it can be hard at times to grab their attention, but I am happy that they were totally comfortable with my fur-pal.
Food wise, I would say there are more hits than misses.
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I tried the lamb shank, omg they are huge and wonderful. Just that the dogs are staring at me and drooling. great taste ,wonderful ambience with nice host. A guy by the name Kyler provide me with excellent service ,wine recommendation and finishing off with the aromatic self roasted coffee. Hope this review is able to compensate for the excellence service tip i have forgotten. $$$$ cheeers
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A pet-friendly cafe, there is much joy and laughter ringing in this cafe. There are adorable doggies in their store, and you can tell from the smile on their faces that they are a happy bunch. Drop by this cafe if you would like to be infected by their simple joy. There are some in-house beverages too, such as the Matcha green tea latte.
Went to this pet cafe a couple of times... frankly will not visit again if not for lack of pet friendly places in Singapore. The place is really filthy as most of the pet owners do not bother to clean up after their pets and the staff appears to be too disorganised to take any action. Food is overpriced for the standard, I had their salmon dish and chicken dish on two occassions, the salmon was overcooked and dry and the chicken was rubbery and tasteless. Like badly microwaved frozen food. Staff got theirs orders wrong, charged wrong amounts (overcharged), and the food took way too long to arrive. If you are forced to eat there because you need to meet pet friends, i recommend their assam fish which is not bad.
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1) Iced Latte- $6
Probably the largest glass of iced latte ever haha I didn't even manage to finish it after sitting there for close to 2 hours. The coffee was smooth with the right balance of milk and coffee for me
2) Latte - $4
Very affordable cuppa
3) Poached Eggs - $18
One of the eggs was perfect while the other was slightly overcooked. Served with crusty traditional Singapore toast and savoury smoked salmon, I quite enjoyed this! The hollandaise was overly sour and a little odd though. Also, we felt that the portion was pretty small. Definitely not filling
4) American - $20
Creamy scrambled eggs on a traditional Singapore toast accompanied with a German Bratwurst, sauteed mushrooms, bacon, baked beans and a side of salad. This was quite a hearty dish and I especially like the eggs and juicy mushrooms. The salad was drizzled with a very sour dressing and I didn't know that before giving some to Waffles and he actually spat it out haha. Waffles never spits anything out. Must really have been too sour