I always wanted to try this place out ever since I saw it published on a Japanese magazine.
So thought I called my troopie Maizy (aka steady) to meet me to try it. Its been really years since I last saw her, and I think this place seemed to have a very nice chillax ambience, and would be a nice place to catch up and relax 🙂
On the way to finding this place, I got lost (ok whats new). Its at the very extreme far end of Raeburn park, and its towards right far end of the industrial estate looking side. head along there and you will find the cafe!
I was 1/2 hour ++ late trying to find this place. It was also raining on the day! double whammy .. but ok finally reached in 1 piece 🙂
so we ordered off the brunch menu
Parco Continental Colazione : Freshly Baked Bagel with Crème Fraiche, Grilled Ham,
Frankfurt Sausage, Golden Hash brown, Seared Tomato,
Gratinate Portobello with Gruyere Cheese and Poached
and for myself,
Portobello: 2 Farm eggs* on Grilled Portobello Mushroom served with
Smoked Salmon, Poached Asparagus, Baked Sweet Potato
with Crème Fraiche, Cherry Tomato Bruchetta and Toasted
Black Olive Bread
in between our catch up, we got interrupted by the owner of the restaurant, who offered us some sweets / pre-desert snacks. He is a very friendly Italian chef that makes the effort to make sure everything is alright at your table. So he served us
lady kiss, almond biscuit
The sandwich biscuit he called them lady kiss. The second is a moist almond biscuit.
We then proceeded to order dessert. What is a meal without dessert really!
Parco Caffe Chocolate Lava: Dark Molten Chocolate Lava Cake served with Vanilla Gelato
Strawberry Cheese Cake
Verdict: 1.5/2 of us will return.
troopie maizy mentioned that Dessert wasn’t a stellar. That I agree. The strawberry cheese cake was disappointing.. well not quite how we expected it to turn out, and yet disappointing in that, the biscuit base is too soft?.. 😦 Her main, the Bagel was not ‘good dry’ .. But the sausage and has was nicely done .. but other than that, not something to shout about.
I thought the molten cake was good. Size was right and the cake was ‘crispy’ and oozy (with chocolate lava).
My main, hmm I didn’t see and could not understand how the sweet potato would compliment the hollandaise? My eggs were poached well though I must say, and the hollandaise was one of the better ones I have eaten by far. The Cherry Tomato Bruchetta had too much raw garlic on it – making it abit too spicy for me.
Overall, we both enjoyed the ambience and the coffee. Maybe the next round if we return, we might just hit the pastas or other mains instead. Service is very efficient and warm. I liked it that the chef at least bothered come out and greet you and make sure everything is good. The location of this place is just abit too far off .. but I guess thats where the ambience factor comes in.
Parco Caffè @ Raeburn Park
10 Raeburn Park #01-28