Named after their daughter, Joan Bo Wen, this arts-themed café-cum-culinary centre trains and imparts lifelong skills to youths with special needs. Khong Yoon Kay and Jeanne Seah train up to ten young adults each day to serve up to 31 different dishes including baked escargot and chilli crab pasta, and 11 types of coffee. The youths in turn get to gain confidence and discover their special talents – and we get to eat and drink well.
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Spend effort looking, but be rewarded!
The branch at macpherson is indeed rather inconvenient, having to drive quite a distance from the nearest mrt - Tai Seng. However, the effort pays off.
The staff are friendly and helpful. Though they are youth with special needs, they pay close attention to customers in order to make them feel happy and comfortable.
They serve a variety of western food, with fish n' chips being their signature dish. The fish was crispy and satisfying, though I did find it to be a touch too oily. I also tried some pork knuckle, and WOW! The skin was really crisp, and the meat was tender without being too dry. Coupled with delicious mash potatoes, made the entire meal oh so satisfying.
Ambiance was the icing on the cake. Some soft music at the background, with a well furnished interior and decor, plus air conditioning made it very very comfortable to be in!
The search for it really paid off!