Time sure has flown by this year – it’s hard to believe we’re only two months away from the start of 2022. Singapore’s food scene has expanded just as rapidly, with a slew of new eateries entering the market.
From hidden cocktail bars to restaurants with bird enclosures, here are 20 new restaurants and cafes to check out this November:
Featuring shelves lined with eye-catching maneki-neko – Japan’s iconic “waving” cat – figurines and neon violet lights, JIDAI is dishing out modern French-Japanese fusion grub at Boat Quay. One can expect to get a taste of unique items such as Sea Cucumber Duck Confit ($38) and Frog Leg Karaage ($28) in addition to other unconventional dishes.
Must-trys: Yakitori items such as Firefly Squid ($6) and Iberico Pork ($7), and Sea Cucumber Duck Confit ($38).
Address: 9 Circular Road, Singapore 049365
Opening hours: Mon 5PM-10.30PM | Tue – Sat 12PM-3PM & 5PM-10.30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 8189 1849
Fans of these adorable yellow fellas from Despicable Me can now enjoy meals with them at the Minion Café in Clarke Quay. On the menu are Minion-themed items specially curated for the Singaporean palate, like the Minion Singapore Prawn Noodle ($24).
Pro tip: To level up your photos, don some overalls to match the decor before heading over.
Must-trys: Minion Pumpkin Mantou with Chilli Crab Meat Dip ($15 for four pieces) and Minion Wagyu Cheeseburger ($32)
Address: 3A River Valley Road, Merchant’s Court #01-01C to 01D, Block A Clarke Quay, Singapore 179020
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-10PM | Sat & Sun 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 9726 0307
Minion Café website
Unlike the bevvies which it was named after, Bailey and Whiskey cafe doesn’t have an age limit. Decorated in fairy lights, animal plushies and potted plants, this cosy eatery is the perfect spot for a family brunch. Not to mention, it even has a pet-friendly outdoor seating area.
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Must-trys: All-day breakfast items like the Whiskey’s French Toast ($16)
Address: Depot Heights, 108 Depot Road #01-30, Singapore 100108
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 8.30AM-5.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 9325 6563
Resembling a snapshot of the 1940s-1960s with its vintage decor and jukeboxes is Breakfast Club Holland Village. Stepping into this restaurant is like taking a trip back in time.
So the next time you’ve got the munchies for some breakfast food at any other time besides the morning, this cool new food joint has got you covered with their affordable all-day breakfast menu.
Must-trys: Fried Chicken & Waffle ($11.90), Rosti with Sausage and Egg ($8.90) and All Star Plate ($12.90)
Address: 17a Lorong Liput, Singapore 277731
Opening hours: 10.30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 8292 9478
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This nostalgic looking location doubles up as both a restaurant and a hidden speakeasy. Try food items like their Soft Shell Crab Bao ($15+ for three) and A4 Wagyu Aburi Beef Nigiri ($19+ for five pieces) next to the colourful wall mural, then venture behind the magazine shelf – that’s actually a sliding door – into the bar area and grab a tipple.
Must-trys: 9 Bites of Wonder ($38+) and Signature Cocktails (From $16)
Address: 38 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188665
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 4PM-10.30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 8533 0792
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Emanating some serious cheesecake-madhouse vibes with its orangey-yellow decor, Queic by Olivia serves up an array of – you guessed it – cheesy desserts. Yes, this includes the famed Olivia Burnt Cheesecake (from $16) for those fromage fanatics out there.
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Must-trys: Olivia Burnt Cheesecake and American Cheesecake Macaron ($12)
Address: 41 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 089003
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 11AM-7PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6223 1165
If you fancy a pis(a) of authentic Pisan cuisine, head down to Curate Cucina Pisana – the latest swanky addition to Resorts World Sentosa. Inspired by his childhood growing up in Pisa, Italy, Chef Bizzari will be serving up seasonal seafood dishes and hearty mountainside game meats like venison for Singaporeans to try.
Must-trys: Fusili Di Pisa ($58), Risotto ($30) and Merluzzo ($48)
Address: 26 Sentosa Gateway, #01-231/232 The Forum, Singapore 098138
Opening hours: Mon – Tue 5PM-10PM | Fri – Sun 11.30AM-3PM & 5PM-10PM (Closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Telephone: 6577 7288
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Whether you’re looking for some alone time or a spot to bring your children or fur kids along, Flourish Bakehaus has plenty of outdoor space for all to sip on a cup of coffee (From $3.50) and munch on some pastries ($12 for box of three, $20 for box of five).
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Must-trys: Raspberry & Pistachio Friand, Lemon Polenta Cake and various coffees
Address: 2318 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park Block A, Singapore 247979
Opening hours: 8AM-2PM, Daily
Telephone: 8889 3181
Those feeling bummed about the temporary closure of Mad Roaster’s flagship store at Amoy Food Centre can still get the cafe’s signature housemade glazed sweetbreads known as Babkas ($2) at its latest Bukit Merah outlet.
Apart from their regular items, one can expect to find newly-launched savoury brioche toasts such as Brioche Grilled Cheese ($7) here.
Must-trys: Brioche Grilled Cheese, Honey Butter Latte ($4) and various flavoured Babkas ($2 per piece)
Address: 108 Depot Road, #01-14, Singapore 100108
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 9AM-3PM (Closed on Mondays)
With a tailor in the front and speakeasy in the back, Taylor Adam gives us some serious Kingsman secret agent HQ vibes. Keep this snazzy new location in mind the next time you plan to get some TGIF post-work drinks.
All signature cocktails are priced at $22.80, but if that’s not your thing, they do bespoke drinks as well.
Must-trys: Signature drinks such as the Pulau Sentosa and Lung And Dangerous.
Address: 1 Raffles Place, #01-03, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 5PM-10.30PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 8879 5854
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Located just a stone’s throw away from Amoy Street is North Miznon – the latest venture by Israeli MasterChef judge Eyal Shani. Although the menu changes daily, you’ll still get to taste a variety of soft pillowy breads, meats and fresh seafood seasoned to let their natural flavours shine. Perhaps adventurous foodie couples out there could give this place a visit if you’re looking for new date night spots.
Address: 110 Amoy Street #01-01 Singapore 069930
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 5.30PM-12AM (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Telephone: 8028 5204
With a mini water fountain, lush green canopies and bird enclosures, we don’t blame you for doing a double-take the moment you step foot into Lucky Saigon Café. Truly a hidden gem, this Vietnamese restaurant is the perfect spot for affordable food and IG-worthy pictures.
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Must-trys: Fresh Spring Rolls ($7.50 for three pieces), Slice Beef Pho ($12.50) and Baguette (From $8.50)
Address: 356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674
Opening hours: 9AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6556 8228
Da Paolo Gastronomia Great World is the Italian restaurant chain’s biggest outlet yet. This new spot mimics a classic Italian courtyard and marketplace with its decor of tables beneath olive trees and brick pillars around. There is even a bread, wine and retail section displayed using rustic wooden shelves.
No doubt you’ll be able to get your fill of im-pasta-bly authentic Italian stuff here.
Must-trys: Outlet-exclusive Seafood Spaghetti Cartocci ($29) and Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($11)
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-163 Great World, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6735 8382
Although quarantine-free travel to Australia is only possible at the end of the month, we can still indulge in healthy and deliciously hearty Aussie-inspired brunch at Carrotsticks & Cravings Stanley Road in the meantime.
Their extensive menu features items for all dietary needs including vegan, keto and gluten-free options. And yes – this includes desserts as well, for those of you with sweet tooths.
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Must-trys: Red Shakshouka ($18) and Stanley Breakfast for 2
Address: 15 Stanley Street, #01-01, Singapore 068724
Opening hours: 8AM-6PM, Daily
Telephone: 8028 6651
Pop by NY Verden Bar and Grill the next time you visit Jewel Changi for some wood-fired grilled meats with a scenic indoor waterfall view. You’ll be able to choose from a variety of firewoods such as Hickory and Applewood to get the ideal smokiness and char you want in your meats and dishes.
Must-trys: Grilled Tiger Prawns ($23), Wagyu Tomahawk Steak ($250) and NY Wood-fire Platter ($100)
Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #03-227, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 12PM-3PM & 6PM-10.30PM,Daily
Telephone: 8772 4227
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Brought to us by the same owners of Walking on Sunshine at Orchard Central, the recently opened You Are My Sunshine at Ngee Ann City is a Korean-inspired salon-cum-cafe establishment.
Apart from Korean-Western fusion dishes like the Alfredo Bulgogi Fettuccine ($26), this eatery is also famous for its croissant-waffle hybrid dessert known as the Kroffle.
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Must-trys: Kroffle With Ice Cream ($18), Hake & Chips with Kimchi Tartare ($32) and Crispy Korean Fried Chicken with Yangnyeom Sauce ($28)
Address: 391B Orchard Road, #05, 05A Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238874
Opening hours: 10AM-8PM, Daily
Telephone: 8887 8804
Hortus appears as a scene out of a fairytale with its stunning botanical surroundings, wooden pergola and fairy lights. Not to mention, dining in this Mediterranean restaurant comes with a personalised buggy service and complimentary access to the Flower Dome.
Must-trys: Shakshuka ($18) and their Afternoon Tea sets ($55++)
Address: 18 Marina Drive, #01-09 Level 2 Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: Wed – Sun 10AM-9PM (Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Telephone: 6702 0158
Joining the Orchard food scene is Café Q Classified – a cafe decked out in flowers and painted in whimsical pink and purple shades. Their menu includes a slew of Western and Asian dishes with a touch of local flair such as the Seafood Laksa Toast ($16).
If you love pancakes, you should definitely give their Dutch Baby Pancakes ($15) a try.
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Must-trys: Dutch Baby Pancakes, Freakshakes ($14) and Bulgogi Beef Wagyuwich ($26).
Address: 391 Orchard Road, #03-15 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6235 8812
The next time you head to JCube for ice skating, check out Oh My Mango for your dessert fix. They have a great selection of mango desserts and beverages such as Mango Bingsu ($13.90) and Mango Float ($4.90).
Image credit: @oh_my_mango_dessert_bar
Must-trys: Mango Bingsu, Mango Sticky Rice ($6) and Mango Sticky Rice Toast ($12.90).
Address: 2 Jurong East Central 1, #03-09, Singapore 609731
Opening hours: 11.30AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 9066 0426
We might not be able to travel to Japan quarantine-free just yet, but for a throwback to your last visit or even for those who have never been before, be sure to visit Shinjuku Kissa Tetudo at 111 Somerset.
You can chill out with a cup of coffee while surrounded by miniature moving trains – you can even try operating these railway models yourself at rates starting from $15 per hour.
Must-trys: Coffees ($6-$15) and roll cakes ($8 each)
Address: 11 Somerset Road, #02-54, Singapore 238164
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 2PM-5PM (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6208 0508
Shinjuku Kissa Tetsudo website
Update: Shinjuku Kissa Tetsudo will be closing down on 18th May 2022.
From gorgeous indoor gardens to retro eateries, there are loads of new restaurants and cafes to check out this November. So if you’re just tired of all the food options near you or are looking for a new date spot with your SO, treat yourself to something at these places.
For more eatery recommendations, check out the previous months’ new cafes and restaurants:
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