If you are looking for a place to spend a quiet afternoon at, Lepark at People’s Park Complex – an unlikely location for a cool mod-sin tapas bar, we know – counts as a recent discovery and is now our new hideout.
With its hole-in-the-wall setting, it might take a little more effort to hunt this cafe down, but we promise you will not be disappointed with a rooftop dining experience unlike any other.
With a scenic view overlooking Chinatown and the Central Business District, its name was inspired by the Malay slang “Lepak”, which was recently adopted by the Oxford Dictionary to mean the act of chilling or hanging out.
Lepark prides itself in that motto, evidently seen in the unique bench seatings rendered in the cafe that propels diners to bask in an atmosphere with great chill-out music at an alternative social space.
Lepark offers a menu with interesting fusion options, such as the SEY (S$12) – comprising soft shell crab, crab cake balls sitting on two nicely toasted mantou buns and finally drizzled with salted egg yolk sauce – where the medley of the bold flavours and distinct textures proved that one serving is simply not enough.
Another dish worth mentioning is their Poached Chicken Sushi (S$8 for 5 pieces) that is prepared by rolling homemade chicken rice into balls of sushi and wrapped with a thin strip of seaweed. A dollop of garlic chilli, egg floss and cherry tomatoes are then draped over it.
Our only gripe is that Lepark does not serve water. But fret not, for it carries a vast range of beers and drinks specially sourced from New Zealand. Beer flight options are also available for those who wish to sample a variety of beers at once.
People’s Park Complex Level 6
1 Park Road
Tel: +65 6908 5809
Tue to Thu: 4pm – 11pm
Fri: 4pm – 12am
Sat: 11am – 12am
Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Chinatown
About the writer:
Cassandra is a staff writer for ladyironchef. During her free time, she fuels her passion for fashion through shopping and indulges in all things food. She loves anything egg related and is always ready for a cafe-hopping adventure.