Rarely do you come across a restaurant with a heart. The kind that truly serves its community and not just providing lip service to sell the food. That's why when I found myself eating at Crossings Cafe in Singapore, it was such a fulfilling experience.
The restaurant is described in its website as "a social enterprise that serves delicious comfort food at affordable prices. Nourishing connections in the community is at the heart of our business. Thus, we channel all our profits to charitable and social causes." And like I said, it's not all lip service. The restaurant employs disadvantaged persons as servers, cooks and baristas, giving them opportunities to be productive, earn for themselves and get respect they deserve.
For starters, I had the Crisp Green & Honey Tangerine Salad made with rocket arugula, baby spinach, honey tangerine, cherry tomatoes, candied walnuts & crispy bacon bits drizzled in citrus vinaigrette. The sweet and tangy mix of the fruits vinaigrette balanced the slightly herbaceous and peppery crunch of the greens.
For some seafood, I had their Signature Chilli Crab Pasta, fettucine in chilli crab claw meat sauce, topped with deep fried soft shell crab and fresh rocket arugula. The combination was very simple layer of tastes and very filling. Which is why I don't know how I finished the Honey Berry Ribs. The tender roasted porkloin ribs were smothered with wild honey berry sauce and served with sweet potato fries.
The place is quote out of the way if you're in Singapore for some shopping. But if you do have time, this is one honest-to-goodness restaurant you might want to try.
Address: 55 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187954
Telephone: (+65) 6336 6203