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Crossings Cafe

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Crossings Café is a social enterprise serving delicious comfort food at affordable prices. It includes the delicious Singaporean favourites both traditional and modern tastes prepared from special recipes.

Daily: 10:00 - 22:00

+65 63382669
+65 63366203
$18 based on 5 submissions
CygnusX

Good value and ambience for family

Relatively small restaurant. Modern deco, well lit and casual setting.
Waiter service is good. Felt like a family restaurant.
Most dishes in menu are priced $10-20.
Ordered the Pork pie, Fish and chips, Chilli crab fettuccine. Like the food.
When paying my bill, waiter was kind to inform on DBS/POSB CC 10% discount....sweet.
Will return.

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13 May 2014 • 13 reviews • 3 followers

Good value and ambience for family

Relatively small restaurant. Modern deco, well lit and casual setting.
Waiter service is good. Felt like a family restaurant.
Most dishes in menu are priced $10-20.
Ordered the Pork pie, Fish and chips, Chilli crab fettuccine. Like the food.
When paying my bill, waiter was kind to inform on DBS/POSB CC 10% discount....sweet.
Will return.

29 Mar 2014 • 21 reviews • 14 followers

Trappist beer and good food, good cheer

Three former students took me out to eat - thanks fellas! - and they suggested this restaurant. There's a retired Belgian Catholic Priest there (though he said he only works once a week) – all the profits go to charity – and he offered the most AMAZING rice pudding if we ordered amazing Trappist Beers. No need to twist my arm. AMAZING!! The rest of the service also seemed good, and the soup I had wasn't bad at all – New England Clam Chowder, maybe my first in Singapore. Fun, good food, simple surroundings. All for a good cause.
28 Feb 2014 • 36 reviews • 0 follower

Underwhelming Mains

Crossings Cafe is a recently set-up cafe along Waterloo Street (nearest MRT station Bras Basah). It prides itself in being a social enterprise- all proceeds goes towards charities. The cause which this cafe rallies behind is meaningful and with the simple yet comforting decor of the place, for more,I chose to have  the Chicken and Aubergine Parmigiana, but upon realising the big portion and the cutlet being fried, I swop it with my friend for the Baked Black Pepper Chicken Rice.... visit http://herpenandfork.blogspot.sg/2014/02/review-crossings-cafe.html

23 Jan 2014 • 296 reviews • 14 followers

A cafe with a cause

A cafe with a conscience on Waterloo Street serving hearty dishes. We are intrigued, more so when we hear that Crossings was started as a social enterprise to provide employment opportunities for those who come with disadvantaged backgrounds. Profits will also be directed towards charitable causes. What to eat: Tuck in for a cause? We sure can, and their chilli crab pasta (fettuccine, chilli crab sauce and a deep-fried soft shell crab, $16), the honey mustard ribs (served with fries, $18), the chendol pannacotta ($5) and profiteroles ($6) sound like worthy options. For more hot new restaurant guides, click here
Chili Crab Pasta
14 Jan 2014 • 64 reviews • 0 follower

Food with a cause!

Newly opened less than a month ago, Crossings Cafe is not just your regular cafe; it is a social enterprise full of opportunities to students with needs. Despite being new, they have already managed to offer internships to students from Assumption Pathway School, which is a school for the disadvantaged. Profits from the cafe are also claimed to be donated to charities for a good cause.

The menu sticks largely to a western theme, but there are some dishes served with a local twist. Chili Crab Pasta ($16.00++) was a signature dish in the menu, which was described to be cooked with a unique Crab Claw Meat Sauce. There were bits of meat in the sauce and while it was mildly spicy, it somehow felt a bit lacking as it still tasted pretty much of tomato, as though derived from a tomato base instead. Soft shell crabs were fried and presented atop the pasta, which provided a bite for the dish with its crispiness.

Since my dining partner was having pasta, I decided to go for a main which we decided on the Spicy Coriander Grilled Fish ($15.00++). It was fresh and flaky, and well-seasoned with coriander to remove the fishy odour. The tomato puree was tangy, fresh and felt like it was made from tomatoes instead of coming out of a can, and came with a moderate tinge of spiciness. The sauteed vegetables included pan-fried potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots which were tasty on their own, but would be better with seasoning.

Instead of having a Soup of the Day, Crossings Cafe’s daily special was the Panna Cotta of the Day ($5.00++). Chendol was the flavour on the day of our visit, and sure enough it came with red beans and jelly noodles. Caramel was substituted with Gula Melaka to simulate the signature taste of Chendol. The smooth and eggy pudding complimented well with the various condiments, and despite being a largely western dish, carried the local fusion well. This would be one item I would be glad to have on any other day.

While there are many cafes out there, not a lot of them operates with a social cause. We enjoyed our stay at the Crossings Cafe, for we were glad to have given the chance for the interns to showcase their abilities which were commendable. Some of the service staff whom attended our table despite being disadvantaged was extremely polite and even attentive, which is better than some other restaurants as well.

For more photos and the full review, please visit: http://jiaksimipng.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/crossings-cafe-catholic-centre/