Paddy Hills is one of the hipster cafes in the West. In fact I have visited the cafe a couple of times but it never occurred to me to blog about it until now. Unlike most cafes that offer simple re-heat or microwave food, the food here is proper cooked dishes that is comparable to bistro standard. On top of that, it brews a good cup of coffee.
The Latte at Paddy Hills is not too acidic and has a good body to it. The aromatic scent with the bitter sweetness is like rocket fuel energizing my day.
Kimchi Fried Rice 4/5
It is quite interesting to find Kimchi Fried Rice ($20) in the menu at Paddy Hills. The kimchi fried rice comes with slices of beef steak as well as a sous vide egg. The flavours are spot on and enjoyable. My disappointment is that the fried rice is on the wet side.
The Salmon ($26) is new on the menu. The salmon is glazed with saikyo miso for hints of sweetness. Topped with seasoned quinoa, giving it a delectable crust. Complementing the flaky and pinkish salmon is the pumpkin puree, baby eel cracker and seasonal greens.
Potato & Fish 4.2/5
A very substantial dish on the menu is the Potato & Fish ($24). Resting on a bed of rosti is the seared seabass. Holding the two different ingredients together is the bagna cauda sauce. Just like chicken and waffle, I would never expect that rosti and fish can be paired together as a dish. The dish is further crowned with a fried egg.
For a cafe, even though it serves bistro standard and quality food, it is rather pricey. The price tag of their mains are almost the comparable to those of restaurant. I am not sure whether it is due to the high rental. What surprises me even more is the crowd that is willingly to pay for the price for the food. I am not sure how long it can continue to charge at this type of pricing. Only times can tell.
38 South Buona Vista Road
Nearest MRT: Haw Par Villa (CC Line)
Mon-Fri: 1030am - 5pm, 6pm - 930pm
Sat-Sun: 9am - 5pm, 6pm - 930pm
1) Alighat at Haw Par Villa MRT station. Take Exit A. Walk to bus stop at Haw Par Villa MRT station (Stop ID 16019). Take bus number 200. Alight 3 stops later. Cross the road. Walk to destination. Journey time about 10 minutes. [Map]