Wildseed Cafe, Seletar Aerospace Park
Looking for the hottest dining enclave in Singapore? It has to be the new Seletar Aerospace Park (SAP). We checked out The Summerhouse, a multi-concept F&B and lifestyle destination comprising The Summerhouse Dining Room and Balcony Bar located on the upper storey; and Wildseed, a café, patisserie and bar on the ground level.
And yes, The Summerhouse is in a godforsaken spot on the island but treat it as an excursion to the English countryside as you roll along the the tree-lined roads and conservation black and whites. Our recommendation is to start the day at Wildseed cafe with a lazy brunch, then move on to after drinks at Balcony Bar, followed by supper at The Summerhouse Dining Room. In between, wander around the edible garden curated by Edible Garden City, or check out the gorgeous blooms at partner florist, Poppy Flora Studio. Or simply enjoy the peaceful nature.
The produce used at the Summerhouse is not only fresh (they connect with a farming collective of Singaporean and Malaysian growers and producers, as well as a Singapore kelong), they are also sustainably grown. Plus all the garnish used are harvested from the in-house edible garden.
Pick from the colorful array of sandwiches, salads, eggs, cold cuts, cakes, and pastries. While indulging in the freshly made bakes, kick back with coffee from Nomad the Gallant, which roasts and blends their specialty coffee on site.
The Flat White ($5) uses the Exodus Blend of Brazil, Fazenda Lagoa and India Bibi Plantation AB. Go for this if you like wood, spice, and chocolate. If you are not into caffeine, pick from a selection of fresh juices.
Onto serious food business, make sure you get your hands on the artisan sandwiches on rye or sourdough (don't make me pick one, both are great). From the pulled pork series, we had the Pork & Krauts ($15) sandwich (more like a burger) which held the tender meat with cabbage, cucumber salad, nuts and a yogurt sauce. It's surprisingly refreshing for a pork dish and the meat could pass off as chicken possibly. I prefer stronger flavors and a sharper contrast between the meat and veg though.
The Morocano ($18) features braised beef brisket with eggplant stew, feta cheese, sautéed pak choi, hummus and sesame. The meat melted like butter as we sank our teeth into the bun. The lemony and minty hummus gave this the Mediterranean touch.
My favorite sandwich of the lot turned out to be a vegetarian one- the Independent Uruguay ($15). Bursts of flavors and colors with pickled beetroot, carrot pesto, feta cheese, lettuce, yogurt sauce and an herbal falafel! Flavors and textures on point here!
Regardless of whether you're a small brunch eater, or a big one with space for desserts, you would certainly love the items from the brunch menu. This perfectly-sized Pancake is golden all around and the buttery batter is a perfect match with the maple syrup and roasted corn kernels. It's slightly more savory but you could certainly add more syrup if you wish.
My must-have is the Kaya Toast! This western take on our local bread, butter and coconut jam may be on the sweeter side, but that fragrant and chewy sourdough and housemade butter more than make up for it. Plus, Wildseed has incorporated desiccated coconut and gula melaka with this one!
Onto more sweets, i would gladly take a hike just to get a bite of 1-Group’s Pastry Chef Jasmin's pastries and cakes. Her bakes are inspired by the edible garden and provide a twist to the conventional sweets.
It's not all spice with the Ginger Flower Banana Loaf ($6.50). You only get a hint of the spice in the ginger-infused toffee sauce. What we really love are the moist and dense center and the interesting dehydrated candied rojak flowers.
The Pea Flower Coconut Muffin ($6.50) with its gula melaka coconut filling, reminded me of a giant ondeh ondeh but more cakey. The cake is on a dry side, but honestly, the purpose of eating this muffin is for the coconut.
If you wanna tuck into some of my favorites on a weekend, be prepared for the queue! Guess the secret is out. :/
3 Park Lane Singapore 798387
Tel: +65 8608 3340