No matter how much the Caucasians love it, I simply cannot stand dining alfresco in Singapore's weather. Heat in the day makes me sweat within a minute and even at night the humidity makes me feel sticky and irritated. Then again, I realise I will be missing out some great places that only embraces such aircon-less settings and are probably worth risking the heat for, which explained the trip to The Fabulous Baker Boy.
Located at the bottom of Fort Canning Park opposite Liang Court, the little cafe had an odd mix of tables and chairs at its alfresco area, with the air-conditioned indoor limited only to its cashier and a short stretch of bar bench. Well to be fair, the shelter and the good number of strong-blowing fans were enough to keep one cooled so its not that bad outdoor really. Order at the counter and have your food delivered to your table, fuss-free as you laze time away. Oh yes, do make reservations in advance or else you have to be really lucky to walk-in for a table on weekends.
Choosing iced options for obvious reasons, the latte perked me up for the (not so early) morning while the house blend tea was pretty refreshing.
Essentially two Egg Bens with sauteed spinach, there wasn't anything to fault with good-ol runny yolks and a creamy Hollandaise sauce, top up with sausages if you want a meatier bite. I'm not usually a pancake person, but one oozing with Mozzarella, Parmesan & Cheddar cheese sounded too good to be missed. Taste-wise, it wasn't cheesy overload either with the right balance of maple syrup and fluffy pancakes.
Total bill for two was $34.90 nett. Not too bad to be out in the sun (not literally I mean) once in a while to have a cuppa with pancakes, and having heard much about their pies and fried chicken waffles (woah) on the dinner menu, it will be worth a visit in the evening. Now I have to worry about mozzies, that is.
The Fabulous Baker Boy
70 River Valley Road
#01-15, The Foothills
Taken with iPhone 5