Conveniently located at Waterloo Street, I always find myself dropping by Crossings Cafe for a weekday lunch or just a cup of coffee often. There are tonnes of choices in the area but this cafe is special to me. Other than the serene environment providing comfort from the sweltering heat, this cafe is a social enterprise working closely with Assumption Pathway School to take on interns and graduates as employees. Assumption Pathway School is a Catholic educational institution helping disadvantaged students to achieve independent success in their own ways. The cafe also channels their profits to charities.
I would have taken the set lunch if I was a fan of Spaghetti Meatball. At just SGD$10 with a choice of sides at $2 each, it doesn’t burn a hole in your pocket. I went with ala carte for this meal with an Iced Latte (SGD$5.50) and Truffle Mac and Cheese.
The aromas of that truffle made me salivate when the dish was served to me piping hot. It’s a huge portion that I didn’t manage to finish but I thoroughly enjoyed the generous amounts of cheese with macaroni, freshly baked.
The coffee from Crossings Cafe is exceptional for the price tag with Cafe Latte at only SGD$4.50 and Affogato at only $5.
Have something sweet to go with that coffee like an Oreo Cheesecake. Though not impressive, it’s a decent cheesecake with generous amounts of Oreo and only costs SGD$5. The cafe does offer Panna Cotta of the day, Molten Cakes and other desserts on their menu.
EDIT// After reading my blog, my hubby wanted to try out their food so much that we went for lunch at Crossings Cafe on Sunday. So here’s updating on what we tried.
The soups were decent for the price and so comforting for a rainy day. The fries were freshly fried and absolutely loved that truffle dip which was a generous amount provided. If you can’t get enough of the dip, there’s an option to add on for just SGD$1.
The mains took a while as the cafe was packed. My hubby went for this corn-fed beef cottage pie with creamy mashed potato and all his favourite cheeses – Parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella.
I went for their Signature Chilli Crab Pasta.
The pasta was cooked perfectly in a sweet-spicy sauce with fresh crab meat in it, topped with crispy soft shell crab which went really well with the tomato base. It is definitely my favourite main at Crossings Cafe.
The only disappointment of the meal was the dessert as the molten cakes were not molten at all. A tad overcooked though the serving was generous with two cakes and a big scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Overall, my hubby enjoyed the food and the ambience was perfect for an after-church lunch. And nothing beats having a yummy and pocket-friendly meal and contributing to a good cause at the same time.
55 Waterloo Street
65) 6336 6203