Saltwater Cafe in Village Hotel Changi is a laid back cafe in a part of Singapore with a rustic feel. The spacious cafe allows diners to enjoy a leisurely meal with a view of the pool and Changi Golf Club.
Located in idyllic Changi Village, Far East Hospitality’s Village Hotel Changi is quite unlike the usual city hotel in Singapore. There is no shopping mall in sight but instead there are stretches of beaches dotted with coconut trees just a short walk away.
The hotel itself has all the modern amenities you would expect of a good contemporary hotel, including swimming pool, rooftop spa, bars and restaurants.
Saltwater Cafe is the all day dining restaurant of Village Hotel Changi. Located on the ground level, it has a cheerful colourful interior. Full height glass panels allow diners to have a view of the outdoor pool and the Changi Golf Club. The al fresco dining area next to the pool should be pleasant in the evening.
According to information on MUIS website Saltwater Cafe is a halal-certified eating establishment.
Saltwater Cafe Buffet
The Saltwater Cafe Buffet is popular. The buffet spread changes from time to time but you can expect Asian and Singaporean dishes as well as the usual seafood and international cuisine stations. There are live barbeque stations for the buffet dinner on weekends.
Buffet prices start from $42 for lunch and $46 for dinner on Monday to Thursday. Check the website of Saltwater Cafe for the latest buffet menu and prices.
A la Carte Lunch at Saltwater Cafe
We went to Saltwater Cafe for lunch. Since we were trying not to eat too much for that day, we ordered from the a la carte menu. We opted for Beef Hor Fun ($20) and the Village Nasi Goreng ($18).
The hor fun came in quite a substantial portion and was nicely plated. The wok-fried hor fun was topped with big slices of ribeye. The local style black bean sauce was not bad. The beef was like a slightly chewy beef steak. It was, however, a case where the combination did not work for us. The dish did not taste like the beef hor fun we expected.
There was no regret with the Village Nasi Goreng. The fried rice came with chicken satay, egg, archar and a dollop of Macanese sambal sauce. It was a simple straightforward dish and was nothing we did not like. The sambal sauce was especially good.
Changi Village has wide and varied dining options. If you want a pleasant spacious cafe with a relaxed atmosphere for a leisurely meal, Saltwater Cafe in Village Hotel Changi will not be a bad choice.
Overall Rating: 3 TOPs
Opening Hours: 6.30 am – 10.30 pm
Mon – Fri 12 noon to 2.30 pm
Sat & Sun 12 noon to 3 pm
$42++ (Adult) | $21++ (Child – aged 6-12)
Mon – Thur 6.30 pm to 10 pm
$46++ (Adult) $23++ (Child – aged 6-12)
Fri – Sun, and eve of and on Public Holiday 6.30 pm to 10 pm
$58++ (Adult) | $29++ (Child – aged 6-12)
1 Netheravon Rd
Village Hotel Changi, Level 1 Singapore 508502
Tel: +65 63797018
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