May 2015’s New Cafés & Restaurants 


With the blossoming of several Pat Bingsu cafés, we observe the rise of yet another food trend. And so May’s list of new cafés and restaurants features several K-cafés found all over Singapore, so you can satisfy your K-ravings anytime, anywhere.

As for our list of new restaurants, we have a hodgepodge of different cuisines from Nyonya to Portuguese, everything has been curated.


– Cafés –


1. Red Baron



Located in a tranquil setting far from the city’s bustle, Red Baron is a newly opened bakery-café that you can add to your list of cafés to while your afternoon away at. Be it dessert or tea-break, Red Baron has a decadent selection of sweet treats perfect for any occasion.

Address: Gillman Barracks, 45 Malan Road, Singapore 
Telephone: 96379201 | Open 10am – 5pm Tue to Sun.


2. Banana Tree Singapore



Originating from Seoul, the creative way this café presents its desserts is their greatest selling point. Made to the likeness of potted plants and christened with punny names (like Pot Bingsu – because it’s in a pot), Banana Tree’s creations are bound to delight and brighten up your Instagram feed.  

Address: 26 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089133
Telephone: 6221 5020 | Open 9am – 7pm Tues to Fri; 10am – 8pm 


3. Bing Go Jung Korean Dessert House



Located conveniently next to its sister restaurant, Ju Shin Jung Korean BBQ, this Korean dessert café is known for its Pat Bingsu – the Korean equivalent of our Ice Kachang. The Green Tea Bingsu is sprinkled with cornflakes for extra crunch, and is a favourite amongst patrons.

Address: 102 Guillemard Road #01-01, Singapore 399719 
Telephone: 6440 5509 | Open 12pm – 1pm daily.


4. O’ma Spoon



Yet another establishment to jump onto the Korean dessert café bandwagon, O’ma Spoon offers the K-café standard fare of Bingsu and Toast, alongside some cakes and beverages. Don’t write them off just yet – the bingsu here is as good as any the other Korean dessert cafés here, and to top it off, they’re not afraid to mix it up with flavours like Chocolate Brownie & Banana.

Address: #01-01/2/3 Marina Square Shopping Centre, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594
Telephone: 6333 0995 | Open 10am – 10pm daily.


5. Noodle Café



This café is known for offering authentic Thai-style Boat noodles. It’s simple fare, but the bowls of thin Kway Tiao simmering in a flavourful broth they dole out by the dozens are the perfect cure for a cold, rainy day.

Address: #B1-08 Golden Mile Complex, Singapore Singapore 199588
Telephone: 8666 6675 | Open 11.30am – 9pm daily.


6. East Manhattan Bakery Café



As the café’s name suggests, East Manhattan brings a taste of New York to Singapore – in the form of breads, cakes and brunch items. There are quite a few gluten free options here, so why not come by whenever you’re looking for a healthier dining-out experience?

Address: 19 Lorong Kilat #01-03, Singapore 598120
Telephone: 9639 4179 | Open 10am – 9pm Tues to Thur; 10am – 10pm Fri; 9am – 10pm Sat; 9am – 7pm Sun.


7. Pancake House of Tokio



Rather underrated despite its central location, the Pancake House of Tokio offers a variety of brunch and dessert items including pancakes, waffles and paninis. Also, expect no exorbitant prices here. Show them the love they deserve this May!

Address: Cathay Cineleisure Orchard #01-03, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695
Telephone: 6334 7698 | Open 11.30am – 9.30pm Mon to Sun.


8. The Cold Pantry



Sunday Folks may have started the soft serve-on waffles trend, but The Cold Pantry revolutionizes it with their handmade toppings, and waffles infused with unique flavours. Their Chocolate Root Beer Waffles are a definite must-try!

Address: 131 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218409
Telephone: 9179 7266 | Open 12pm – 11pm Mon to Thur, Fri to Sun.


9. Grin Affair



Best known for their cake-in-a-jar concept, Grin Affair’s new Everton Park outlet adds a variety of waffles to their repertoire. In an already over-saturated market, the Grin Affair differentiates themselves from existent waffle cafés with novel (and extremely photogenic) creations like the meringue-based waffle pictured above.

Address: 3 Everton Park, #01-77A, Singapore 080003
Telephone: 8222 2678 | Open 12pm – 11pm Mon to Sun; 1.30pm – 6pm PH.


10. Yogart



Make no mistake – Yogart is NOT a Llao Llao wannabe. The yogurt tastes nothing like the one at Llao Llao, and aside from froyo cups, they also sell artisanal and designer popsicles, and an interesting froyo-waffle combination.

Address: 175 Bencoolen Street, #01-56 Burlington Square, Singapore 189649
Telephone: 6238 0135 | Open 12pm – 9pm Mon to Sat; 12pm – 6pm Sun.


– Restaurants –


11. Boca


b2ap3_thumbnail_BOCA-031364.jpgThis quaint, three-storied restaurant brings a taste of Portugal to Bukit Pasoh Road. Highlights include the Coffee Steak, and the Authentic Portugese Egg Tarts. Read our full Boca review here

Address: 6 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089820
Telephone: 6221 0132 | Open 6pm – midnight Mon to Sat.


12. Chir Chir Fusion Chicken Factory


b2ap3_thumbnail_chir-chir.JPGKorean cuisine is taking over, and it’s not just desserts I’m talking about. Originally from South Korea, this fried chicken chain tantalizes your taste buds with the foolproof pairing of chicken and beer. Chir Chir has a secret weapon up their sleeves too: whipped cream! Find out how they use their whipped cream and read our full Chir Chir review here

Address: #B3/05/06, 313 Somerset and #02-05/06, Bedok Point
Telephone: 6221 3538 | Open 10am – 10pm Sun to Thurs; 10am – 11pm Fri & Sat.


13. Lollapalooza



We’ve all heard the familiar refrain of “wanting something new for a change” uttered oh so often when planning a lunch gathering, leaving us scrambling to pull up several Google searches for a restaurant with an inspiring new menu.

Such a problem ceases to exist at Lollapalooza, because they change their menu EVERY DAY. Lollapalooza may make our New Cafés & Restaurants list this May, but you can be assured that they’ll be offering you something new for months to come.

Address: 1A Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Telephone: 6221 3538 | Open 6pm – 11pm Mon to Sat.


14. Monochrome Fusion Bistro



The restaurant’s interior consists of sharp contrasts between the only two colours on the design palette – black and white. However, with exciting options like Black Velvet Cake on their dessert menu, dining here will prove to be anything but a monochromatic experience.

Address: 291 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058836
Telephone: 6221 1798 | Open 11am – 10pm Mon to Thurs; 10am – 12am Fri, Sat, eve of pH and PH; 10am – 5pm Sun.


15. Neon Pigeon



Yet another addition to Keong Saik Road, Neon Pigeon is the latest after-work watering hole to open along the ever-bustling stretch. Meshing Japanese culinary influences with a distinctly Western industrial chic setting, this edgy joint is quite the chill-out spot.

Address: 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109
Telephone: 6222 3623 | Open 6pm – midnight Mon to Sat.


16. The Rabbit Stash


b2ap3_thumbnail_rabbitstash.jpgDoes anyone ever associate feeling cosy with fine-dining? Well, that equation just might work at The Rabbit Stash. Tuck into European dishes with an Asian twist amidst a minimalist setup, and feel right at home. Read our full review of The Rabbit Stash here.

Address: 231 Outram Road, Level R, Wangz Hotel, Singapore 169040
Telephone: 9858 8607 or 6595 1380 | Open 12pm – 2pm Tues to Fri for Lunch; 6.30pm – 10.30pm Mon to Sat for Dinner; Bar opens 3pm – midnight Mon to Sat. 


17. Escape Restaurant & Lounge


b2ap3_thumbnail_escape.jpgStuff yourself silly at Escape Restaurant and Lounge’s buffet selection of local and international cuisines. For a taste of what Escape has to offer, read our review on Escape’s Thai buffet promotion here.

Address: On Farrer Hotel & Spa, 1 Farrer Park Station Road, Singapore 217562
Telephone: 6705 7828 | Open 24/7.


18. Sum Yi Tai



This swanky new Chinese tapas bar serves familiar Cantonese dishes in the day, and offers a range of premium whiskey, fine wine, and bar bites by night.

Address: 25 Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069622
Telephone: 6221 3665 | Open 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 1am Mon to Sat.


19. The Straits Express


b2ap3_thumbnail_the-straits-express.jpgThe Straits Express is a new restaurant at the Kallang Wave Mall, and seeks to bring back the glory days of colonial South-East Asia with dishes originating from Singapore, Penang and Malacca. The Nyonya Chap Chye gets our nod of approval.

Read our full review of The Straits Express here

Address: Kallang Wave Mall, 1 Stadium Place, #01-24/28 & #01-K13/17
Telephone: 6702 2964 | Open 11am – 10pm daily.


20. FIX Grill



Sequestered in the HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse is this gem of a restaurant. The rustic-looking FIX Grill has a new menu, offering a variety of well-prepared mains to suit any palate at reasonable prices.

Address: 31 Ah Hood Road, HomeTeamNS-JOM Clubhouse, #01-07 Singapore 329979
Telephone: 6397 5662 | Open 11am – 3pm; 5.30pm – 10.30pm Tues to Sun, except on the last Tuesday of the month.


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If you’ve already eaten your way through this list, why not check out the lists from last month and March?

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