The Royals is a popular bakery in the East famous for their cakes and pies. A less known fact about the Royals is that it also has a cafe in Upper East Coast Road and a steakhouse in Jalan Pisang. The Royals Cafe in Siglap offers an interesting menu of Malay and Western dishes – from Mee Siam and Nasi Lemak Burger to Braised Beef Cheek and Spaghetti Carbonara.
The Royals Cafe in Siglap is located in Crescendo Building along Upper East Coast Road. Many people go there to buy bread or to collect whole cakes for special occasions. The dining space is small. It has a casual relaxed atmosphere.
The Royals Cafe Menu
The Royals Cafe Menu is not extensive but it offers a good mix of Malay dishes and Western cafe fare. There are specials and set meals on offer from time to time. Below is a photo of the main menu. There is an online menu on the cafe’s website.
Lunch at The Royals Cafe
We were at The Royals Cafe Siglap for lunch and ordered the Signature Nyonya Mee Siam ($5.90) and a Nasi Lemak Burger ($11.90).
The Nyonya Mee Siam with thick creamy and tangy gravy was delicious. This dish is a good enough reason to visit The Royals Cafe.
Nasi Lemak Burger was a piece of fried chicken between an egg and compressed pandan coconut rice cake. It was nicely presented. All the usual nasi lemak ingredients were there – pickles, peanuts, ikan bilis and sambal chilli. The dish was tasty and enjoyable but we thought that it was not a cheap serving of nasi lemak. Perhaps, it is the price to pay to have a more Instagram-worthy dish.
We also had a piece of carrot cake ($5.80) to go with our coffee ($3.90). The cake was dense but moist and flavourful. A good way to round up a simple lunch.
Good All Day Dining Cafe
The Royals Cafe in Siglap is family friendly with a kids menu and a Lego play area. Cakes and snacks as well as Malay and Western dishes are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The prices are in the affordable range. According to the MUIS website, The Royals Cafe is a Halal-certified Eating Establishment.
The Royals Cafe in Siglap is a nice spot in the East for a casual meal or desserts and coffee at anytime of the day.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
The Royals Cafe
19 Upper East Coast Road
Tel: +65 6445-6457
Weekdays: 9am – 10pm
Weekends & Public Holidays: 8.30am-10.30pm
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