Review~ Crossings Cafe

Crossings Cafe is a recently set-up cafe along Waterloo Street (nearest MRT station Bras Basah). It prides itself in being a social enterprise- giving disadvantaged youths an opportunity to start their career in F&B here. The cause which this cafe rallies behind is meaningful and with the simple yet comforting decor of the place, it certainly is a good choice when looking to spend a lazy afternoon.

Prices for mains range about $12 onwards to $18. This is the price point for most cafes, but I was hoping that it would be slightly cheaper, given that it's so near school and non-profit. I chose to have  the Chicken and Aubergine Parmigiana, but upon realising the big portion and the cutlet being fried, I swop it with my friend for the Baked Black Pepper Chicken Rice.

Baked Black Pepper Chicken Rice

The black pepper sauce came off just right, nothing too spicy or overwhelming. The cheese sadly, did not cover over the entire surface of rice and the dish actually looked a little dry. It was. Some parts of the chicken were tough and lacking in moisture, making it a little hard to swallow. Overall this dish was not impressionable; mediocre at best.

Chicken and Aubergine Parmigiana
The portion for this was generous. In fact, the 2 ladies seated beside us ordered this as well and could not finish it fully. The aubergine with baked cheese on top was delicious with the aubergine juicy when bitten into. The chicken, though fried as a cutlet, was not as dry as I expected and the flavoring was decent. In fact, this dish is not bad a choice, that is, if you are not watching your waistline since it is fried.

Spicy Coriander Grilled Fish
As can be seen from the picture, the fish portion is considerably smaller than that of the chicken. Though I only took a bite out of this, my friend said that this was overall, underwhelming, with the fish thin and  lacking in any real flavor from the coriander. Though it is named spicy, the spiciness was little present in the dish. 

The cafe also provides free flow of water (in a jar)  to all customers.

Though the food we have tried were nothing spectacular, I guess I will be back to check out the Chef's recommendations to determine exactly how much Crossings has to offer.

Crossings Cafe:.
Take exit A from Bras Basah MRT station to the 1st floor and head straight onto Waterloo Street.