20 New Cafes And Restaurants In April 2019 - XXL Tom Yum Hotpot, $14 Indian Buffet, & The Alley BBT

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New food places in Singapore

 

Image adapted from: @onthepalateSora Boru

You know the drill: A new month means a brand new list of new cafes and restaurants to check out, perfect for those who need a change from their go-to restaurants or are on the hunt for something new. From DIY pastas and French desserts, to bars that serve artisanal gin concoctions, here are some eateries to check out this month:

 

- Cafes -

 

1. The Alley Luxe - famous sit-down bubble tea cafe from Taiwan

 

the luxe alley cafe jewel changi new cafes and restaurants singapore april 2019Signature Brown Sugar Deerioca Series
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Some of us may already familiar with The Alley from Taiwan, with its iconic deer logo and brown sugar bubble tea. You’ll be pleased to know that they’re opening a sit-down cafe, The Alley Luxe at Orchard Cineleisure come mid-April. 

the alley luxe cafe aurora series new restaurants singapore april 2019Aurora Series
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What sets this bubble tea store apart is their house-made deerioca tapioca pearls, which are brewed for 4 hours. Besides their Signature Brown Sugar Deerioca Series, we recommend giving their Aurora Series with pretty gradients a try. 

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2. Little Oasis Cafe - healthy meals with good vegetable portions

 

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Health nuts will want to check out Little Oasis, a hidden cafe at Everton Park.It offers healthy meals made from fresh ingredients and no artificial additives.

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They offer all-day breakfast items which include Avocado Egg Bagels (from $7), Wholewheat Breakfast Tortillas and Banana Oatmeal Pancakes (from $7). Lunch items like Salmon Soba ($14) are also available.

Address: Block 3 Everton Park #01-79 Singapore 080003
Opening hours: Tue-Sun: 9AM-5PM
Website

 

3. Soetamjiak - taiyaki with 16 choices of filling

 

soetamjiak new restaurants in singapore april 2019Image credit: @soetamjiak

Soetamjiak offers Japanese taiyaki croissants in over 16 fillings such as Garlic Butter, Teriyaki Chicken, and Almond. For the uninitiated, these croissants are basically pancakes shaped like a fish or other cute animals that are usually sold by street vendors.

soetamjiak new restaurants in singapore april 2019Cheese Taiyaki Croissant Mozzarella, Cheddar and a right touch of Jalapeño blended together 
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Prices range from $3.50 to $4.80. Expect these sweet treats to be crispy on the outside, and sprinkled with a generous coating of sugar. 

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-53, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily: 10.30AM-10PM
Website

 

4. Curry Nations - $14 North and South Indian buffet

 

curry nations new restaurants in singapore april 2019Image credit: Curry Nations

Curry Nations offers delicious North and South Indian cuisine at affordable prices. You can expect dishes such as Bhindi Nentra ($10), made of ladies fingers and caramelised onions, and Kashimiri Pulao ($6) which is basmati rice served with dried fruits and cashew nuts. 

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If there’s one thing you can’t miss out on, it’s their Butter Chicken ($14). For drinks, try their cool Fresh Lime Soda ($3) or Mango Lassi ($4).

curry nations new restaurants in singapore april 2019Image credit: @currynationssg 

If you’re dropping by during lunch, go all out with their super affordable lunch buffet at just $14.

Address: 21 Biopolis Road #01-05, Nucleos, Tel :69099147, 138567
Opening hours: Sun-Fri: 11.30AM-10PM | Sat: 11.30AM-3PM, 6PM-11PM
Telephone: 6909 9147
Website

 

5. Voyage Patisserie - delicate French pastries

 

VOYAGE PATISSERIE salted caramel choux puffs new retaurants and cafes in singapore april 2019Salted caramel choux puffs
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Joining a string of other cafes in Tiong Bahru, Voyage Patisserie is a perfect inclusion to your cafe-hopping list with its range of French-style desserts. Their Salted Caramel Choux Puffs with layers of chocolate mousse are not to be missed. Other dessert options you can try include Vanilla Creme Brulee ($10) and Tiramisu ($13).

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This cafe also offers starters alongside coffee and tea, making it the perfect spot for some light snacks. Try their Mac and Cheese, which is generously sprinkled with grated parmesan. 

VOYAGE PATISSERIE salted caramel choux puffs new retaurants and cafes in singapore april 2019Image credit: @birdbrainfarter

Address: 249 Outram Road, 169048
Opening hours: Tue-Thu: 10AM-10PM | Fri-Sun: 10AM-12AM
Telephone: 6223 2490
Website

 

6. Eleven Strands - Italian meets French

 

eleven strands new cafes and restaurants in april 2019Brunch Special
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Italian meets French cuisine at Eleven Strands, a cafe tucked away in Serangoon. It’s the perfect place for a midday munch, with a fixed Brunch Special every weekend from 12pm-4pm, with staples like smoked salmon, avocado, poached eggs, and croissants.

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If you’re dropping by for dinner, opt for their Braised Beef Cheek ($26) that’s topped with mushrooms and creamy sauce, or Crabmeat Pasta ($25) that’s doused in white wine sauce.

eleven strands new cafes and restaurants in april 2019Image credit: @d_0bliqiuez 

Address: 66 Yio Chu Kang Road, Singapore 545568
Opening hours: Tue-Sat: 12PM-10PM
Telephone: 9487 1398
Website 

 

7. Flying Wok - XXL tom yum seafood hotpot for 10 pax

 

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This one’s for all the tom yum lovers out there. Flying Wok is about to make all your dreams come true with their ginormous pot of halal XXL seafood tom yum. Big groups can opt for the medium ($22) sized bowl for 3-4 people or large ($80) sized bowl for 8-10 people. Of course, you choose to have a bowl to yourself and order their Jumbo Mama Wok ($13) that’s good for 1-2. 

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Unlike other eateries, Flying Wok includes eggs in their tom yum broth, which gives it extra texture. Located in a humble coffee shop in Canberra, this eatery is definitely worth the trip. 

Check out Eatbook’s article here.

Address: 105 Canberra Street, Singapore 752106
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 12PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 8776 1795
Website

 

8. Souffle - sweet and savoury French souffles

 

souffle new restaurants in SIngapore april 2019Image credit: @renztan

Step into Souffle and you’d think that you’ve been teleported to a cafe on the streets of France. Exuding Parisian chic, this cafe serves up savoury souffles that are eaten as a full meal - instead of the dessert versions most of us are used to. These come freshly baked in a variety of flavours such as Comte Cheese Souffle ($22) or Laksa Souffle ($26)

souffle new restaurants in SIngapore april 2019 Boeuf Bourguignon
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Alternatively, try their Beef Bourguignon, which features succulent beef cheeks simmering in a stew of red wine and vegetables, topped with sprinkles of bacon. 

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Address: 5 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089591
Opening hours: Mon-Thu, Sat: 12PM-3PM, 6PM-10.30PM | Fri: 6PM-10.30PM | Sun: 11AM-10PM
Telephone: 6690 7502
Website

 

9. Sora Boru - affordable Japanese rice bowls

 

sora boru new japanese restaurant singapore april 2019 curry donBreaded Ebi with Shabu Beef
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Those looking for a quick meal to satisfy your cravings for Japanese food can hit up Sora Boru. You can expect affordable rice bowls such as Breaded Ebi with Shabu Beef ($12.90) in thick Japanese curry. 

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Something you won’t find anywhere else is the Snow Beef Don ($7.50 mini, $11.90 regular), which features flame-grilled beef slices topped with parmesan cheese. Alternatively, opt for their Volcano Beef Don which is served with spicy “lava” sauce. 

sora boru new japanese restaurant singapore april 2019 curry donImage credit: Chandra Suciadi

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #B3-19/20, 238895
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 11AM-10PM | Sat-Sun: 11AM-11PM
Website

 

10. Tipo Pasta Bar - halal DIY pasta

 

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Tipo Pasta Bar presents us with another option for dining with our Muslim friends at. Located conveniently in Bugis, this halal eatery lets you build your own pasta from just $9.90.Toppings such as Truffle Olive Oil ($2), Black Caviar ($3) or Sauteed Prawns ($3) can be added on.

tipo pasta bar new restaurants in singapore april 2019

You can choose from pasta sauces such as Aglio Olio, Pomodoro and Beef Ragu. This cafe is perfect for picky eaters who would love to choose their own ingredients and customise their own pastas. It’s a pretty snug cafe, so we’d recommend making reservations before heading down. 

tipo pasta bar new restaurants in singapore april 2019You can choose to dine on these pretty pastel bar seats 
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Address: 785 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198753
Opening hours: Daily: 12PM-1PM
Telephone: 8768 0785
Website

 

- Restaurants - 

 

11. Idlewild - luxe cocktail bar

 

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Idlewild is a luxe cocktail bar with grand old-school interiors. There are 20 different cocktails you can choose from, with origins from all over the world. Commonly found in Mexico, Cantarito is good for 2 people and is made up of tequila grapefruit, spiced salt, absinthe, soda and a blend of citrus.

idlewild luxe cocktail bar new restaurants bars in april 2019 cantritoCantarito
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You can also choose from bar bites such as the Oxtail Croquette served with garlic aioli.

Address: 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: Tue-Thur: 5PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-2AM
Telephone: 6825 1045
Website

 

12. 51 Soho -  balanced all-day breakfast meals

 

51 soho new restaurants in singapore april 2019Croissant with Ham, Cheese & Scrambled Eggs ($10.90)
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Located in Telok Ayer, 51 Soho offers an all-day breakfast menu with dishes such as Croissant with Ham, Cheese and Scrambled Eggs ($10.90) and The Breakfast Overnight Oats ($9.90). Despite being priced affordably, the dishes come in large portions.

51 soho new restaurants in singapore april 2019Pan Seared Chicken Breast
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Alternatively, try their other mains, which offer a good mix of greens, protein and carbs in one meal. The Pan Seared Chicken Breast ($15.90) comes loaded with chicken breast, baked curry cauliflower, sweet potatoes and rice. 

51 soho new restaurants in singapore april 2019Image credit: @vincentyong1107

Address: 51 Telok Ayer Street, #01-01, Singapore 048441
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 8AM-11PM
Telephone: 9755 1058
Website

 

13. Minka - omakase from $38

 

minka japanese omakase new restaurant in Singapore april 2019Sashimi Rice Bowl
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Minka serves delicious kaisen dons and chirashi rice bowls like Sashimi Rice Bowl ($19) and Marinated Tuna Rice Bowl ($19) during lunch hour. But come dinner time, they turn into a sushi bar with omakase at $68 or $98 (premium). To save some cash, make a weekday dinner reservation for 6PM to enjoy a $38 omakase set.

minka japanese omakase new restaurant in Singapore april 2019Abalone
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Psst, drop by on Saturday nights to get free-flow beer with your omakase.

Address: 138 Robinson Road, Oxley Tower 01-06, 068906
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6PM-10PM
Telephone: 8689 1686
Website

 

14. Risky Business - Tom Cruise-inspired bar

 

risky business new bar restaurant in singapore april 2019Image credit: Risky Business SG

The newest and arguably coolest cocktail bar in town to check out right now is Risky Business. If the name of the bar sounds familiar, it’s because it takes after Tom Cruise’s 1983 movie with the same name. That’s not all though - each cocktail’s name and the decor of this bar is inspired by the actor and the movies he’s starred in. 

risky business new bar restaurant in singapore april 2019Their version of the Cosmopolitan
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You can choose from drinks which are priced at $18 per cocktail, such as Your ego is writing cheques your body can’t cash or You can’t hand the Vermouth. Sip on your drink while you take in the bar’s decor, that’ll make you feel as if you’re on set in one of Tom Cruise’s movies with its blue walls and red coloured lighting.

Address: 37 Duxton Hill, Singapore 089615
Opening hours: Mon-Sat: 5PM-12AM
Website

 

15. Shatoburian - specialises in premium Wagyu beef

 

shatoburian wagyu yakiniku don new restaurant bar singapore april 2019Chef’s yakiniku don
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Wagyu connoisseurs will want to check out Shatoburian, a Japanese restaurant that focuses on all things beefy. Choose from a variety of dishes such as Chef’s Yakiniku Don or the Classic Truffle Don, which is a Japanese Wagyu Beef Steak in truffle shoyu, served with onsen egg, rice and truffle sprinkles. You can opt for either the A3 Wagyu Beef ($48) or the A5 Hida Wagyu Beef ($138)

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Alternatively, try their Chateaubriand ($138) which is the best and most succulent cut of the tenderloin. The menu changes according to seasonal availability, so keep your fingers crossed and you might be able to try their caviar, foie gras and wide range of truffle toppings. 

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Address: 390 Orchard Road, #02-08/09, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: Tue-Fri: 12PM-2PM, 6PM-10PM | Sat: 12PM-2.30PM, 6PM-10PM | Sun: 11AM-2.30PM
Telephone: 6904 3308 
Website

 

16. COSMO Restaurant & Wine Bar - 70 wine choices

 

cosmo wine bar new restaurant in singapore april 2019Wagyu Grain-fed Burger
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Drop by COSMO Restaurant and Wine Bar after a good shopping sesh at Orchard Road. This restaurant offers 70 different wines on their drinks menu and European cuisine, with dishes such as Confit de Canard ($32) and Wagyu Grain-fed Burgers

cosmo wine bar new restaurant in singapore april 2019 veganVegan’s Heaven
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This restaurant also offers vegan options like Vegan’s Heaven ($22), made of roasted asparagus with sauteed potatoes and mushrooms. End off your meal with desserts like the Creme Brulee ($8).

cosmo wine bar new restaurant in singapore april 2019There’s even an aquarium that stretches across the bar 
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Address: 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884
Opening hours: Mon-Sun: 11.30AM-12AM
Telephone: 6365 2789
Website 

 

17. Yujin Izakaya - Japanese skewers and rice bowls

 

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Drop by Yujin Izakaya, just opposite Great World City for Japanese dishes such as Gyu Yakiniku ($20), which is beef served with egg and rice. Alternatively, opt for their selection of grilled dishes such as Hotate ($16) (grilled Hokkaido scallops). 

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They also offer an impressive selection of alcoholic beverages that range from Sapporo Premium Draft ($7) to Highballs (from $10) and Sakes such as Yukinobousha Yamahai Honjozo ($18) from Akita Perfecture. 

yujin izakaya new restaurants cafes in singapore april 2019Image credit: @jpilosophy

Address: 56 Zion Road, Singapore 247781
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 5PM-11PM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-12AM
Telephone: 6235 0429
Website

 

18. Olivia Restaurant and Lounge - Mediterranean dishes

 

olivia restaurant and lounge new restaurant bar in singapore april 2019Image credit: @chinhuiwen

Olivia Restaurant and Lounge offers Mediterranean dishes. Start your meal with options like their Ham, Mozzarella and Truffle Open Omelette ($20) and Beef Foie-Gras Carpaccio with Truffle Dressing ($32)

olivia restaurant and lounge new restaurant bar in singapore april 2019 wagyu striploin Wagyu striploin with truffle sauce and confit piquillo peppers
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For appetizers, go straight for their Bombas from Barcelona ($8), which are deep fried to perfection. The bombas aren’t the only thing that’s from Barcelona though. The entire restaurant’s decor is Barcelona inspired, with its blue sofas and wooden wicker chairs.

olivia restaurant and lounge new restaurant bar in singapore april 2019 wagyu striploin bomba barcelonaBombas from Barcelona
Image credit: Olivia Restaurant & Lounge Singapore

Address: 55 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089158
Opening hours: Tue-Thu: 11.30AM-2PM, 6PM-10PM | Fri-Sat: 11.30AM-2PM, 6PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6221 0522
Website

 

19. beGIN - artisanal gin concoctions

 

beGIN artisinal gin concoctions new restaurants in singapore april 2019Lavender butterfly pea infused gin
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Aside from our usual G&Ts, you’ll be hard pressed to find interesting gin concoctions in bars. All that is set to change with beGIN’s opening. Try their Lavender Butterfly Pea Infused Gin ($25) that looks like it came out of a Hogwarts potions class, with coconut water, lavender syrup and elderflower as its main ingredients.

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Alternatively, try their Gin Flight ($28) which will offer you a taste of 4 different gins: Zeer Oude Bols Genever, Hendrick’s, Hayman’s Old Tom and Tanqueray London Dry. As for bar bites, you can expect British-Indian snacks such as Nacho del Goa ($15), which is tiger prawns on papadum topped with Indian gravy. 

Address: 27a Boat Quay, The Penny Black Upstairs, Singapore 049817
Opening hours: Mon-Thu: 5PM-1AM | Fri-Sat: 5PM-2AM
Telephone: 6538 0584
Website

 

20. Shang Social - mix of Chinese cuisines by Shangri-La

 

shang social shangri-la new restaurants in singapore april 2019Image credit: Shang Social 

Shangri-la is opening their first standalone establishment, Shang Social at Jewel Changi in mid-April. Big groups are more than welcome to drop by, since its space offers 220 seats in 3 dining settings - a dining room, a marketplace, and a bar, each offering a different menu.

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You can expect a variety of Chinese cuisines including Sichuan, Huaiyang, and Cantonese, and 100 different dishes per day. With so many dishes and dining settings to choose from, Shang Social will be able to cater to every type of diner. 

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Stay tuned to their website for more information.

 

New restaurants in April 2019

 

There’s a whole slew of new restaurants and cafes to try out this month that’s sure to satisfy whatever your appetite calls for, whether it’s having your daily dose of bubble tea or indulging in a premium cut of beef. Bookmark this list and prep yourself for an amazing month ahead.

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