With four branches in Singapore, PS Café continues to grow in popularity due to a tasty, simple international menu and a chic European vibe. Surrounded by greenery with a kind of village feel, the Dempsey Hill branch draws crowds in thanks to its slightly out of town location. It takes around 15 minutes to get there from the city centre, either via taxi or bus. At only ten minutes walk from the Botanic Gardens, it is perfect for a bite to eat after a walk around the park. The crowd is a mix of Singaporeans and ex-pats, but those who don’t like the buzz of a busy restaurant should beware, PS Café is family-friendly and there will be plenty of youngsters enjoying the open space of the front lawn.
There are three different menus, one for lunch and one for dinner during the week, and a specialised brunch menu for weekend dining. There are plenty of hearty dishes on the menu – fish and chips, shepherd’s pie and lasagne. One of PS Café’s specialities are truffle fries with a slightly smoky flavour, a portion is easily enough for two to share. The brunch specials include a Portobello stack: layers of poached eggs, mushrooms, spinach and potato gratin served with butter brioche, and the homemade muesli, yoghurt and berry compote topped off with a generous portion of their own almond, seed and honey toasted oats. Be sure to keep some room for cake, which are temptingly displayed in glass domes along the bar, and include such sweet delights as chunky rocky road, cherry tea cake and Florida Key lime pie or perhaps the gooey caramel date pudding.
The food may be tasty, but there are plenty of places that serve equally delicious food. What makes PS Café somewhere to revisit is the ambience, ideal for a chilled-out brunch at the weekend, afternoon tea or for a yummy-mummy lunch date. The Dempsey Hill branch is located on Harding Road, hidden along a path behind plenty of greenery and shrubs. Outside there are clusters of lounge chairs and a comfy cushioned seating area, and through the trees you get glimpses of the open fields that surround it. The atmosphere inside is also laidback with floor to ceiling windows really bringing a relaxed, natural feel into the main dining room, and there is an open kitchen that adds a homely touch.
PS Café is unusual in that, because of their popularity, they take bookings via text as well as over the phone, and it’s a pleasing element of the Cafe that the service is great and even on busy days they are attentive. On Sunday’s it’s a case of first come first served, but if you have to wait, it shouldn’t be longer than 30 minutes.
PS.Cafe at Harding Road
- Opening Hours: Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:00, Fri 11:30 - 01:00, Sat 09:30 - 01:00 and Sun 09:30 - 23:00
- Address: 28b Harding Road, S 249549
- Tel: +65 9070 8782