I went to Joan Bowen Cafe for my mum's birthday this year. My dad heard of this place from his friend, so we decided to try it out.
This cafe was apparently opened with a special purpose unlike most typical cafes. All the staff working here what we call "special people" with autism. But don't be fooled by that. They do an awesome job at running this entire cafe and even preparing the food - all on their own!
You'll be greeted by their warm and friendly smiles and served with the most outstanding service ever. They are simply sweet and and extremely talented, so much so it really touched my heart.
We proceeded to order our meals: pan fried dory, chili crab pasta and ribeye steak.
Their best-selling dish here is their Fish & Chips, which i shall try out when i return another day. But since we already made our orders, we just went ahead with it.Food
We ordered the pan fried dory for myself and my brother. It was the most tender dory fish i have every tried and do believe that i'm not exaggerating. It really was superbly tender. The taste of the fish left an impression on my tastebuds and i swore i will be visiting them again.
My mum ordered the ribeye steak, which tasted really awesome as well. It was soft, juicy and tender, and rich in flavour. It was served with mash potato that was great as a complement to the steak.
Then my dad ordered the chili crab pasta. No doubt it tasted really good, but my dad being the chili king, thought it wasn't spicy enough. I thought it was just right, putting into consideration that the spiciness was perhaps tailored to suit the majority of their customers.
Overall, the entire experience was one to be remembered. From the ambience to the food and service, everything never failed to put a smile on our faces.
What we ordered
Pan Fried Dory
Chili Crab Pasta
Fish & Chips, Pan Fried Dory, Ribeye Steak
Date of Visit: 2011-01-20