Wildseed Cafe & Bar may be a tad out of the way, but pawrents and their pups will be rewarded with lush greenery in idyllic surroundings.
Nature and hearty Asian-inflected cafe fare come together at garden-themed eatery, Wildseed Cafe.
if you’re a fan of Aussie-style cafes, you’ll love Wildseed Cafe & Bar. Located at Seletar Aerospace Park, this hipster cafe occupies the ground floor of a double-storey colonial style bungalow dubbed The Summerhouse. Featuring hip industrial interiors accented with rustic Scandinavian furnishings and vibrant blooms—courtesy of on-site florist Poppy Floral Studio—Wildseed serves classic cafe fare, some inflected with Asian flavours. The latter includes locally inspired options like Kelong Prawn & Scallop Pizza ($19) and Atas Kaya Toast ($8).
Staying true to its green concept, the cafe also boasts an on-site garden next to the al fresco area. Besides supplying produce to Wildseed’s kitchen, the garden houses several geodesic domes that resemble miniature greenhouses. The use of these transparent structures are by reservation at dinnertime only and cater to patrons of The Summerhouse Dining Room on the second storey. Although Wildseed customers can’t dine in the domes, they do add to the ambience.
Pooches aren’t allowed inside the 35-seater cafe unless it’s raining, but the 165-seat al fresco area offers an abundance of space for paw-rents and their pups.
FOOD AND DRINK
A departure from ho-hum pizza flavours, the Kelong Prawn & Scallop Pizza combines impeccably fresh tiger prawns and scallops with super sweet cherry tomatoes and rocket pesto. The herbiness of the fresh basil (in the pesto) counterbalanced the richness of the seafood and cheese.
One of our favourites was the Wagyu & Pork Ragout Linguine ($19)—an umami bomb of house-made wagyu bolognese with slow-cooked Iberico pork collar ragout. The meaty sauce was complemented by perfectly al dente linguine strands.
Skip the too-sweet desserts and order a coffee or summer cooler instead. If you prefer your caffeine less tannic with a hint of chocolatey sweetness, opt for the superbly brewed Cafe Mocha ($6.50). On
a hot day, cool down with a smoothie or milkshake. However, the cafe does seem to be a little heavy-handed with sugar so request for your drink to be less sweet.
During the day, Wildseed is quaint and cosy, ideal for a laidback afternoon with Fido. Bright and spacious, the domes in the al fresco area lend a whimsical vibe to the space. Most importantly, the outdoor area is well-ventilated and relatively breezy.
Although pets are allowed only in the al fresco area (except on rainy days), there’s plenty of room—even for bigger dogs. Pooches are also allowed in the garden, which is a boon. Water bowls are not provided. However, the cafe has a water dispenser indoors, so hydrating your furkid won’t be an issue.
Seletar Aerospace Park isn’t in the most convenient location, but is still somewhat accessible. The nearest MRT stations are Punggol and Yishun, and from the train stations, you’ll need to hop on bus services 103 or 107 to get to Wildseed. If you drive, there’s an open-air car park right beside the cafe.
The prices are a bit steeper than at standard cafes, but portions are fairly generous. Appetisers start from $8, mains from $15, salads from $11, desserts from $7.50, and drinks from $4.
Wildseed Cafe & Bar is spot-on with its nature-centric ambience, coffee and food (barring the desserts). The lovely garden alone is worth a trek with your pup to northeast Singapore. WildseedCafe&Bar 3ParkLane,SeletarAerospaceParkSingapore 798387
Tel:62621063 Openinghours:WildseedCafe:9am-6pm (MondaytoFriday);8:30am-6pm(Saturday andSunday).WildseedBar:5pm-11pm (SundaytoThursday);5pm-1am(Friday, SaturdayandEveofpublicholidays).Last ordersat2:30pmforweekdayandweekend lunchmenus.Alldaymenuisavailabletill 4:30pm.