You know your hood is officially hip when you finally read about a hipster cafe which shares a similar postal code to you, being featured on a popular blog. And you know it is a really decent cafe worth visiting again and again when your rare cafe-hopper husband sneaks in a 2nd visit sans the family, within the week just to wind down from a stressful work schedule.
Just when I thought cafes in Singapore couldn’t get any cooler, Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe impresses the socks outta me and my family at first sight. They say location is everything, and Seok Seng Bicycle Cafe absolutely nailed it.
“Feels like a scene out of Top Gun”, the husband said as we were warmly greeted by the roaring sound of another jet taking off while walking towards the cafe.
As if our daily commute route to and fro home peppered with gorgeous views of planes, hangars, calm waters, big shady trees wasn’t scenic enough; here we were, sipping our lattes and plane watching at Seok Seng’s, having our skin brushed by the cool breeze every few seconds. My only gripe was only having my phone camera to capture it all.
Family friendly? Absolutely. While the only kids friendly structure that was available at Seok Seng’s were baby chairs instead of fancy ball pits or slides or even toys, the boys were happy and contented just running and scooting along all that huge space within the outdoor seating, being able to scream in excitement, at the top of their lungs, whenever they spotted a plane. I didn’t have to pretend to be busy with my phone because some other patron might throw dagger stares at me ruining his hipster cafe moment. I could actually relish in the relaxing and calming vibes the surrounding and quaint cafe exude. Plus, don’t you think it makes the perfect backdrop for a runway #OOTD or family shot? Truly one of its kind!
While the cafe’s food didn’t take my breath away as much as its picturesque view, I thought it was pretty decent. The kids enjoyed their Fish & Chips (which tasted quite good using breadcrumbs instead of batter) till the last morsel, that we had to order seconds just so the husband & I could snack on some of it.
I also spied on a variety of cakes on display such as the 1-layer Ondeh cake, and the chocolate rainbow but alas, I wasn’t with my dessert kakis. But what caught my eye beside the cake display was a big sign displaying all the flavours of Ice Cream Sandwiches from The Ice Cream & Cookie Co. Kudos to them for stocking my all-time favourite dessert and combo: admit it, it can’t get any better munching on a cookie ice-cream sandwich on a gorgeous day like the Sunday morning we were at Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe, with clear blue skies and private jets in plain sight.
Were we charmed? You bet. We’ll definitely be back.
Other things noticed:
Clean toilets as part of MAJ Aviation Building
a sheltered lobby to the carpark for sudden downpours
Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe is at 80 Seletar Aerospace View, MAJ Building – ground floor (you won’t miss it), Singapore 797563