Right, a friend of mine has opened a new cafe in Xindian, or more precise, it opened this morning at 10am. You can find the website here thefairycafe.com/
The menu isn’t up on the website yet as it only got translated to Chinese this week, but they server brunch until 12 and have a selection of sandwiches, finger food, cakes and drinks, including alcohol.
I haven’t actually tried anything off the menu as yet, but the opening party last night was great
The owner is South African by the way.
One thing, the map is up-side-down in terms of how the roads really are if you look on a map and the place is right next to a bank which I can’t remember the name of and there’s a sign out by the main road, for those trying to find the place.
Ok, and they’re closed on Monday’s, so no chance to try it out tomorrow…
The food, you’ll have a choice of home made (baked in the cafe) savory and sweet pies, sandwiches, bagels, salads, various finger foods such as hummus, tzatsiki, baba ganoush, cakes of course and a bunch of other stuff. They’ve got a wide selection of drinks ranging from various tee’s and coffee to soft drinks, wine and beer.
The menu is still a bit trial and error and I’m sure they’d live any input from their customers.
And don’t be fooled by the fairy theme, it’s not “girly” at all, it’s actually quite tastefully decorated to look like a cave with a big tree inside.
They also have a couple of tables outside overlooking a small green area.
The sign along the main road isn’t so easy to notice on foot, at least not if you’re on the same side of the road, but the place isn’t too hard to find.
I still didn’t pay attention as to what the bank was called, but it’s some smaller local thing with a green logo as far as I can remember.
For those with dogs they have a “dog parking” outside with a water bowl and there’s also space for a larger pram inside the cafe for those with small babies.
I have no involvement with the business, it’s just a friend that owns the place, so if you don’t like it, don’t rip my head off, alright?
The only bad thing is that it isn’t that close to any of the MRT stations, but there’s a bus stop just outside, although I couldn’t tell you what buses stop there.
I’ll ask them to put up some more details on the website when they have a spare second.
It’s very close to the bus stop sort of across from the hilife on the map link above, inside the courtyard in the building just below it and you can either go down the small alley or go through a walk path just past the bank, both takes you more or less straight to it.
I forgot how good Google Maps are, you can just click on the bus stop near the cafe and you can see which bus routes goes there.
Oh, and it’s a bit of a soft launch, so they might not have everything on the menu as yet as they’ll still working on getting everything up and running properly, so it might be a good idea to call ahead to make sure they have what you want, at least this week.