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Cafe, Asian, Singaporean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the kampong fried rice, bakar ayam and the ginger sliced beef. Everything was so good! The fried rice had a nice ikan bilis crunch, the ginger sliced beef was perfectly cooked but the bakar ayam was the star for me! Crispy on the...outside, juicy and tender on the inside and the chilli was just right. The place is clean and nicely decked out, with a homely feel. Uncle Leo and his daughter were very friendly and welcoming, and despite it being my first visit they made me feel like I was coming home. Before the other patrons came in, uncle Leo even sat for a while and chatted with us, which we thoroughly appreciated. Highly recommended for an empty tummy, a quiet night and if you feel like letting uncle Leo regale you with stories of old Singapore.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely recommend! Wonderful family run restaurant with authentic cuisine. Ordered my all time favourite kampong fried rice and ginger beef and did not get disappointed again. This restaurant is worth the short stroll through the hotel lobby to the second floor as all hidden gems...are. The cherry on top is the warm conversations with uncle Leo.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 18 July 2022

Found this little eatery tucked away in central Singapore and it was a great find! The place is cosy and has a relaxed vibe, while the service is warm and friendly. The food was hearty and overall it was value for money too! This is...a wonderful place if you want somewhere quiet be it for yourself, you and your friends and/or family.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

We found a hidden gem at Middle Road. Leo Cafe & Restaurant is located at Populous Hotel, 2nd floor, 23 Middle Road. Just nearby hotel 81. Uncle Leo and the lady boss is very friendly. The restaurant is cosy and relaxing. The food is good...quality for Singapore homemade style. It is so good even the white rice alone. They have special mixed a few types of rice, not just a simple normal white rice. The chicken chop, skin is so crispy. Fish and chips, fish is fresh and crispy. Not oily. My little boy finished the whole plate!! Indonesian Oxtail Soup is rarely found in Singapore, and they have a good one. We ate everything clean. I promised uncle Leo to shout out. This is a good local quality small restaurant that prepared their food with pure heart and love. We will come here more often for sure!! I put the name card and menu QR code in the photo below.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 15 July 2022 via mobile

Great find. Had a weekday lunch here. The chicken fried noodles were fresh and well made. Service was good. Uncle Leo is friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 5 July 2022 via mobile

This little family-style cafe is located on level 2 of Lion Peak Hotel (previously Populous Hotel), and is run by a friendly uncle Leo with his family . The menu has a good selection with a mix of western & local dishes. Besides the usual...cold & hot beverages, they also serve beer & wine. We were very pleased with the quality of food served, as everything tasted fresh. The Hawaiian pizza had fresh pineapples, tomatoes over a thin pizza crust with a smokey flavour. The chicken chop was crispy on skin n is lightly flavoured with salt & pepper to retain its original flavour. The fried rice with beef had bursts of "wok hey" with bits of salted fish & fried white baits added with crunch from a generous amount of chopped vegetables. It is overall a satisfying meal. We'll be back again!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

Family run business, in a new but secluded location. Food is carefully made to order, taste is clean and good. A business worth supporting! It is along Middle road, walking distance from Central National Library. Look for Hotel 81, and it is in the hotel...next door, on the 2nd floor. Sizable portions, reasonable price, no service charge and no GSTMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 25 June 2022 via mobile

Food was excellent and salad spot on Friendly service to top it A hidden gem Must visit Had dinner here almost daily as the chef is constantly creating new sauces to ‘custom’ fit to our liking Fantastic job👍

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

The cafe serves a wide range of Asian and western cuisines -- pork free. Staying for one night at Lion Peak Raffles where the cafe is housed on the 2nd floor. Decided to try their ayam pecak (grilled chicken smeared with spicy Indonesian sambal and...served with hot rice and lettuce salad in gado-gado infused mayo dressing) I must give this dish a 5-star!! Will certainly come again and it's highly recommended. Uncle Leo himself (who's 80 years old and a former mechanical engineer) will make you feel so at home. Enjoyed dining on the terrace/balcony with fresh tropical warm air (versus the super cold aircon inside) . Kudos to Uncle Leo and his team who has been in the business for 20 years serving quality, great tasting food!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022 via mobile

Amazing food. Lovely owners. Very friendly atmosphere. Highly recommended if visiting Singapore. Leo makes a mean Singapore sling. Outstanding 😃

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 13 June 2022

Impeccable service by the humble staff. Love the cosy and comfy environment. The oven baked checked chop cooked in its own juices, elevated by the savoury marination will definitely have me and my friends coming back for more. Glad to have found this inconspicuous gem!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 12 June 2022 via mobile

Good food. Highly recommended the chicken chop. Big portion and generous with the fries and veggie. Well marinated n done perfectly. Good place to have a family meal or hangout with friends.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

A cozy environment for hangout with friends over food and wine. Warm hospitality from the owner and team from Leo’s Cafe & Restaurant. Quite a variety of food on the menu too. Super like the luncheon fries! Highly recommended. A must try at Leo’s Cafe...& Restaurant. A great place to chill and hangout with friends !More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 11 June 2022 via mobile

Cozy environment and warm hospitality from the owner and team from Leo’s Cafe & Restaurant. Spoilt for choice on items offered on the menu. Highly recommend the chicken chop and luncheon fries! Chicken chop is crispy on the outside, yet tender and juicy on the...inside. Chef’s special take on the luncheon fries is superb and a definite must try at Leo’s Cafe & Restaurant. A wonderful place to hang out with family and friendsMore

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022 via mobile

Yummy & delicious food cause it's not like fast- food, it's much closer to home food but more delicious & healthy too. I think that Leo Cafe & Restaurant is the perfect place to eat & have a quiet time especially if you are out...with your husband or boyfriend. Lastly, the owner & staffs are both warm & hospitable that make you feel warm at home. I don't hesitate for a second to recommend anyone to visit & try out this Leo Cafe & Restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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From memory you could easily eat at Leo's for $20 or under if vegetarian. Seafood and meat slightly more but there's a good range of options on the menu!
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Leo Cafe & Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5