The menu is modest, comprising mostly familiar western dishes. When I was there at 2pm, only two main courses were still available: Fish and Fries; and Prawn Pesto. The Fish and Fries (S$6) was crispy and not at all unctuous, the fish fresh and tender, even better when dipped in the accompanying sweet chilli sauce. Both seafood and ribbons of noodles swathed in green, the Prawn Pesto (S$6) had a smattering of fried peanuts (the same kind found in nasi lemak, another dish that the café offers) that added some crunch. Though a side dish, the Salmon Skins (S$6.90) was a standout, each one incredibly addictive with a slightly-salty note. Rivalling many cafés’ renditions that go at double the price, the Waffle with Ice Cream (S$5) was delightful, the waffle fluffy and the chocolate scoops not too cloyingly sweet and topped with crushed nuts.
Other than the good food, what was commendable was the trainees’ service. Everyone I met was generous with his or her smiles, and it was a place that brimmed with positivity. At APSN Mystical Café for All, the profits are used to fund the organisation’s programmes as well as the trainees’ allowances. There is a pay-it-forward initiative here: For S$12, you can pay for someone else’s meal! Come here if you want to steal away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s life, and tuck into tasty, cheap café grub.
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APSN Mystical Café for All
Address: Kembangan-Chai Chee Community Hub 11 Jalan Ubi Blk 4 #01-31 S409074
Operating Hours: Closed on Sundays
Mondays to Fridays: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Saturdays: 9:30am to 2:30pm