Garden-themed cafes in Singapore
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We Singaporeans live and work in a concrete jungle, so it’s always nice to take a break amidst nature once in a while. But the unforgiving weather and jialat humidity can sometimes deter us from heading out, which foils our plans of dining alfresco even under the shade of trees.
But you don’t have to break a sweat to get close to nature at these tranquil garden-themed cafes in Singapore. All of them are comfortably air-conditioned, away from the sun, and decorated full of plants and flowers to help restore your zen in no time.
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1. Walking On Sunshine
Walking On Sunshine is a cafe cum beauty salon where you can have a meal, get a haircut, and treat yourself to a manicure all in the same place.
The cafe is decorated with dried flowers and ferns dangling from its ceilings and shelves, which double up as good photo spots. But the most photogenic spot is the vintage car bonnet right at the entrance.
They serve daily breakfast buffets at $15 nett with Korean-Western brunch dishes. If you prefer ordering something ala-carte, check out their signature Double Beef Burger ($18.50), which consists of two thick juicy patties marinated in bulgogi sauce and served with a side of sweet potato fries.
For desserts, their Souffle Pancake ($23), is one that can be shared between two or three kakis. This treat is topped with cut strawberries and blueberries under a generous serving of sweet cream.
Walking on Sunshine’s in-house hair salon
FYI: Walking On Sunshine provides customers with free portable chargers so you won’t have to worry about your phone dying on you halfway.
Read our article on Walking on Sunshine here.
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central, #03-07, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: Daily, 9AM-10PM
Telephone: 8877 8800
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Picnic is a family-friendly cafe that operates food court-style, with over 10 different stalls in the form of individual food trucks. The cuisines offered range from French, Japanese, and Mexican. There are also numerous entertainment options including a foosball table, arcade machines, PS4 gaming consoles, private karaoke booths, and even a ball pit for kids.
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We recommend their Omakase Cheeseburger ($16.90) from their all-time favourite, Omakase Burger store. This dish comes with a succulent beef patty topped with cheese, lettuce, tomato and signature omakase sauce.
If you’re lucky, you might be able to grab a seat right under the neon light signages
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Pasta-lovers, check out their Seafood Aglio Olio ($19) from the Flour & Water truck, which serves up delicious pasta and pizza. This spicy seafood dish contains shrimp, mussels, squid and garlic.
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For those with a sweet tooth, be sure to check out their Chocolate Crepe ($7), a dessert that’s sprinkled with chocolate sauce and pistachios.
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Address: 435 Orchard Road, #03-15 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6734 8352
3. Wildseed Cafe
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Those living in the North who don’t wish to travel all the way down to town can head to Wildseed Cafe. The cafe shares its space with Poppy Flora Studio, which explains why it’s filled with dried blooms dangling from the ceiling
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Everything in the cafe, from their ingredients to the decorations, are locally sourced. Their vegetables, for instance, come the homegrown farm Edible Garden City, while their coffee is provided by local coffee roaster Nomad the Gallant.
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We recommend giving their Pulled Pork Burger ($20) and their Banana Fulala ($7) smoothie a shot. The Beef ($24), a braised beef brisket dish with carrots, brown butter, black onion jam and wild chilli sauce, is also another popular pick.
The cafe also offers up afternoon tea sets which are priced at $40 for 2 people and you’ll be treated to 4 mini cakes, madeleines, caprese and chicken sandwiches, and an option between coconut or milk soft serve.
Address: Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Drive, Park, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: Mon-Thurs: 9AM-11PM | Fri: 9AM-1AM | Sat: 8.30AM-6PM | Sun: 8.30AM-11PM
Telephone: 9643 9116
4. P.S Cafe at Raffles City
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There are over 6 PS. Cafe outlets all around Singapore, but the newest one at Raffles City is the only one with an indoor-garden concept. The place looks like a greenhouse with tall floor to ceiling windows and giant plant wall within.
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With soft instrumental music playing in the background, the cafe emits a classy and relaxed vibe. We recommend giving their all-time favourite PS. Shoestring Truffle Fries ($15) with parmesan cheese a shot. Do check out their Chicken Parmigiano ($29), a hearty main dish of tender chicken breast, garlic ciabatta croutons, spinach and lots of mozzarella.
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If you’re looking for something sweet, check out their Sticky Date Pudding ($15), which is dribbled with toffee sauce and served with a side of ice cream .
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Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #03-37, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: Daily, 9.30AM-10PM
Telephone: 6708 9288
5. Knots Cafe & Living
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From the outside, the unsuspecting Knots Cafe & Living looks like a regular botanical store, but take a closer look and you’ll realise that it’s actually a whimsical 2-storey cafe. If you wished your home had such rustic vibes, you’ll be happy to know that the wooden furniture and plants throughout the cafe are all up for sale!
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Pretty decorations aside, the cafe offers up homely pasta dishes and housemade waffles. Their Carbonara ($13.90) is one of the top choices on their Chef’s Recommendations’ list and unlike the ones found in other cafes, this one contains white wine a fresh raw egg yolk.
Carbonara and Parma Ham Brioche Benedict ($16.90)
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For sweet treats, check out their Waffles With Ice Cream ($12.50). The cafe has over 10 ice-cream flavours to choose from and our favourites are chocolate and green tea.
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Address: #01-07, 160 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409022
Opening hours: Sun, Tue-Thurs: 9AM-9PM | Fri-Sat: 9AM-10PM | Closed on Monday
Telephone: 6817 0383
6. Skyve Bistro
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Just minutes away from Newton MRT station, Skyve Bistro is a serene eatery with lush monstera leaves and ferns draped across the ceiling. You’ll want to come on Fridays as the resident live band will be playing from 7.30PM onwards.
The cafe’s menu is a blend of Asian-European cuisine and one of their signature dishes is the Pork Cheek Burger ($25), which features spicy kimchi atop tenderly braised pork cheek patties, accompanied by a side of truffle fries.
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The cafe’s desserts are extremely aesthetically-pleasing, adorned with edible flowers like lavender. We recommend trying out their Pandan Gateau ($25), a pretty vanilla ice cream dessert mixed with pulut hitam, coconut panna cotta, and gula melaka caramel.
Address: No.10 Winstedt Road, Block E, #01-17 Singapore 227 977
Opening hours: Mon-Thur: 12PM-11PM | Fri: 12PM-12AM | Sat: 10AM-12AM | Sun and P.H.: 10AM-11PM
Telephone: 6225 6690
7. My Melody Cafe
If our list of pink cafes and restaurants in Singapore was something you couldn’t get enough of, you can add My Melody Cafe to your checklist. Located within Suntec City, the cafe combines the love for all things kawaii and pink in a strawberry garden-like setting with artificial plants covering and a giant leafy walkway at the entrance.
The dishes here are specially plated to resemble the character itself, with the speciality dish, Princess Bunny ($18.90), features the iconic My Melody character made out of beetroot rice, crispy chicken karaage, mashed potatoes and carrots.
Satisfy your sweet-tooth cravings with Treasures Of Maryland ($19.50), a fluffy brioche toast served with strawberries, vanilla soft serve and character macarons.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-361, Suntec City (West Wing), Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 6677 6195
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Living in Singapore’s workaholic society can be tiring, and sometimes we get so carried away living in a concrete jungle that we forget the tranquillity that comes with being in nature. Let these garden-themed cafes refresh you with their greenery and grub.
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