Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

We had our annual christmas lunch at Joan Bowen Cafe – a cafe that employs and trains youths with special needs so that they can develop healthy self-respect and hopefully contribute to society. You can read more about their good work here.
Their menu may not be extensive, but the food served is scrumptious! Plus, their desserts just blew me away!

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

The Menu 
Was amused by the naming of their dishes like “Belly Dancer” and “The Duck Stops Here”. LOL

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog
Their waitresses in action

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

Affogato
Expresso with a large scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream.

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

Belly Dancer
Threw my diet plans out the window for this strip of pork belly that had been slow-cooked for 8 hours and then pan-fried till the skin’s crispy. Beautiful!

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

Chilli Crab Pasta
SJ ordered this unusual dish and I had a bite. It was a bit too “fishy” for my taste but still had a good kick to it.

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

Alfredo Squid Ink Linguine with Prawns
BL ordered this. He said it was sinfully creamy! *mmmmm*

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog
Fish & Chips

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog
Catch of the Day

 

And then, it was dessert time!

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

Oreo Cheesecake
The house specialty. It was served like a frozen block of ice cream straight from the freezer! I love the creamy texture of the cheesecake that contrasted nicely with the crunchy bits of oreo.

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

Brownie
For a chocoholic like me, this wins hands down. Moist, chewy and chocolatey inside with a crunchy caramelised layer of sugar on top, it really hits the spot.

Joan Bowen Cafe @ Jalan Wangi, SG - The Bake Idea Blog

Apple Crumble
This wasn’t as good as the others, due to the fact that the apple filling was not soft and sticky enough, but overall taste was still good.

Wonderful dishes, amazing desserts… there’s no excuse not to try it out at least once!

Joan Bowen Café
Address: 9 Jalan Wangi, Singapore 349354
Tel : +(65) 6281 3629
Business Hours : Monday to Friday: 11am – 9.30pm Saturday: 12pm – 9.30pm Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

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