Over the past couple of years there has been a steadily growing interest in natural, farm-to-table eating. Where once diners were impressed with ingredients flown in from far-flung destinations, these days it seems it is far more exciting to know that the food you are eating has been grown and produced locally. It is though the tables have been turned and now local fresh produce has become the luxury item. Open Farm Community, a new dining destination in Singapore, perfectly taps into this zeitgeist.
I am not a restaurant critic but Open Farm Community has fast become one of my favourite places to eat, sip coffee or take the kids for a play so I wanted to share it with you.
Since opening mid-year Open Farm Community has been surrounded by word of mouth buzz and with good reason. It is a restaurant, cafe, shop, garden and kids area all rolled into one (I don’t know a parent who isn’t looking for this ideal combination). However, what sets Open Farm Community apart from other restaurants with similar offerings is the food.
The menu makes the most of the produce grown in the surrounding herb and vegetable plots and is supplemented by locally farmed produce. There is a focus on seasonality and freshness with a reasonably high use of plant based foods. But more than that, the food is simply delicious – with each dish delivering on taste and presentation.
In addition to the restaurant there is the cafe which serves drinks (but at the moment no food – although I have heard that this might change. I hope so because sometimes the only reason I have a coffee is so that I can have a treat as well). If you have kids, the cafe is the place to come. You can sit on the terrace while the kids play in the sandpit on the cow and pig and generally explore the greenery that surrounds.
For more information or to make a booking, take a look at the Open Farm Community website.
Open Farm Community
130E Minden Road
+65 6471 0306