12 New Cafes & Restaurants In March 2023 – Bottomless BBT, Cat-Shaped Pastries & Pink Floral Cafe

New cafes & restaurants in March 2023

After rekindling old sparks or finding new love in February, it’s time to have more “me” time or hang out with the besties at some of the newest and hippest cafes and restaurants in March. From Peruvian Cantonese cuisine to Sichuan and Western fusion, be prepared to go on gastronomical adventures and find new Instagrammable spots for those OOTD pics.

Here are 12 new cafes and restaurants in March 2023 to check out.

1. Cafe Limonci – Furniture showroom concept

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No, you’re not lost at IKEA. You’ve just walked into the novel Cafe Limonici, with its unique showroom layout. Instead of your usual tables and chairs, find yourself a sofa and a side table and enjoy some refreshing drinks to cool you down in the afternoon heat.

You could also choose to enjoy the view at one of the long tables along the floor-to-ceiling windows if you’re not in the mood to share a table with someone else. Head down once they open in March for a coffee, waffles and ice cream or if you need some inspiration for your next interior design project.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Gelato ($4 for single scoop, $7.50 for double scoop), Waffle ($6), Iced Matcha Yuzu Ade ($5), Mocha ($6)

Address: 61 Ubi Road 1, #01-17 Oxley Bizhub, Singapore 408727
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Daily
Contact: Cafe Limonci Instagram

2. Le Matin Patisserie – First store of popular online bakery

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Le Matin Patisserie has finally set up their own physical outlet at ION Orchard featuring French pastries and fine dining vibes. After their rise to fame online and several pop-up stalls, Le Matin invites their fans to dine in style and enjoy brunch items from 11am-3pm and desserts from 6pm-10pm. 

With items on the menu that use premium ingredients as well as an atas ambience, you might just mistake Le Matin for a fancy French restaurant.

The Seafood Pot Pie ($24) looks like a nest of gold eggs.

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For those feeling boujee, there are croissants topped with a generous helping of black truffles and pastries with wagyu. Those with a sweet tooth can choose from a selection of traditional desserts like their tarts and cakes. Treat yourself to a fine-dining French pastry experience if you’re in the Orchard area.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Wagyu Brioche Feuilletee ($44), Mont Blanc ($14), Wagyu & Bone Marrow Sausage Roll ($15)

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-49, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 8030 7303 | Le Matin Patisserie Instagram | Le Matin Patisserie Website

3. Wong Fu Fu – Free flow buffet bar & unlimited BBT

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Grab your boba buddy and head down to Wong Fu Fu, the new Taiwanese hotplate joint that has a mini buffet snack bar as well as an unlimited DIY bubble tea station. 

Have a proper meal and customise your own hotplate by selecting your meats and carbs before heading to the complementary buffet snack bar with over 15 different dishes. 

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Each purchase of a main also comes with access to the unlimited bubble tea bar. The bar is fully equipped with numerous toppings such as konjac jelly and lychee-flavoured pearls, so build your drink how you see fit.

For those who have been to the city of Taipei before, the facade of Wong Fu Fu might bring you back to the boba spots and cafes that line the streets there.

Must-trys: Taiwan Fried Chicken ($25.90), Grilled Seafood ($31.90)

Address: 776 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198744
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11:30am-10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 8890 1844 | Wong Fu Fu Instagram

4. GIG Cafe – Enjoy high tea sets among romantic floral decor

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High tea, pink furniture, and floral decor – if this sounds like a place you’d like to spend your weekend afternoons at, you should give GIG Cafe a visit. Located in Tampines, this cafe will have you feeling like you’ve walked straight into a fairytale.

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Instagram shoots aside, GIG Cafe offers Asian-Western cuisine with dishes such as Gong Zai Noodles and a Hong Kong favourite – curry fish balls with homemade curry sauce. Try their high tea set served on a pretty gold-tiered stand for that extra atas feel.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Teriyaki Chicken Bowl ($14.90)

Address: Blk 419 Tampines Street 41, #01-10, Singapore 520419
Opening hours: 10am-9pm, Daily
Contact: 6588 5688 | GIG Cafe Instagram | GIG Cafe Facebook

5. OVERBRØD – Scandinavian deli with Danish-style meatballs

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Scandinavian cuisine isn’t really well-known in Singapore but those who are feeling a bit adventurous can give OVERBRØD a shot. It’s a cosy deli along Alexandra Road that’s perfect for HTHT sessions.

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IKEA meatballs are the closest a majority of us have come to Scandinavian cuisine, but the meatballs at OVERBRØD are the real deal. Their 6 handmade meatballs with mashed potatoes comes with the lingonberry jam that we all came to know about at IKEA. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Frikadeller ($18) meatballs, Gravadlax ($19) cured salmon sandwich

Address: 370 Alexandra Road, #01-14A, Anchorpoint Shopping Centre, Singapore 159953
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 8157 0625 | OVERBRØD Facebook | OVERBRØD Instagram

6. Numb Restaurant – Dive into Sichuan cuisine & wine at Marina One

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Some look forward to spicing their evenings up after a day of hard work. And they can do so right in the CBD area at Numb Restaurant, which showcases the famed spice and tingling numbness sensation from Sichuan cooking. With a more modern setting to attract a younger crowd, Numb has created dishes with influences from Sichuan and Western cuisines.

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One such creation is their truffle fries that’s paired with Sichuan chilli powder for that extra kick. They have also put a Sichuan twist on our nation’s favourite Chilli Crab with their mala crab but you’ll need to place an order for this at least 2 days in advance. 

What’s unique about Numb is that they also serve wine which is not commonly available in Chinese restaurants in Singapore.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Mala Broth Boiled Seabass (from $39.80), Trendy Peking Duck in Spicy Stew (39.80)

Address: 5 Straits View, #01-12/13, Marina One, Singapore 018935
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm (Closed on Sundays)
Contact: 9460 1960 | Numb Restaurant Facebook | Numb Restaurant Instagram | Numb Restaurant TikTok

7. CATBAKE – Cat-shaped pastries & decor

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Those who are as cat crazy as I am might have heard of CATBAKE, the new cat-themed bakery at The Star Vista. This Japanese bakery has thicc slices of cat-shaped toast and fluffy cat cheesecake which is much lighter compared to its American counterpart.

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CATBAKE sells chocolate bonbons that are cat-themed too, from a brand called Cacaocat – very much fitting for their theme. Apart from the shelves in the shape of a cat head, the interior and seating area of the bakery is simple and modern. Snap a pic with the cute cat-shaped baked goods and get ready to receive all the awww comments.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Croc Monsieur ($4.50) ham and cheese sandwich, Cat French Toast with single scoop gelato ($9.10)

Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, B1-43, The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: CATBAKE Instagram

8. Au Balcon – Cottagecore-style European cafe

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Live out your cottagecore dreams at Au Balcon, a vintage European-influenced cafe. The interior of the cafe screams country summer energy with its pretty florals, so you can pretend you’re in Europe for the afternoon.

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Dishes such as their seared Atlantic salmon showcase the best of French cuisine available in Singapore. Their desserts have refreshing citrus elements which add to the summer theme as well.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Pluma Iberico ($48), Grilled Baby Lamb Rack ($65), Citrus Crème Brûlée ($16)

Address: 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening hours: 
Sat-Sun & PH 11.30am-3pm
Mon & Wed-Sun: 6pm-10.30pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 8809 5840

9. Afterwords – Chinatown cafe with waffles & FATCAT ice cream

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Afterwords looks like it’s straight out of a rom-com scene where a boy meets a girl. Hidden amongst the shops in the main shopping street of Chinatown, this minimalistic-looking cafe has a menu with personality. 

You’ll find all-day brunch items with quirky names like Mini Blues Surprise ($11) consisting of mini blueberry pancakes, and The Land Before Avocado ($20) which is an avocado and smoked salmon sourdough sandwich. They also serve the popular FATCAT ice cream on homemade waffles if you’re in the mood for something sweet.

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Those who enjoy the wood aesthetic will be snapping photos of their food which is served on wooden trays as well. Being dimly lit really adds to the mysterious yet cosy atmosphere at Afterwords and makes for a peaceful brunch visit.

Price: $$
Must-trys: The Sweetness at the Bottom ($15) pandan waffles with ice cream and berries,  Everything on a Waffle ($17) pandan waffles with scrambled eggs and chicken sausages, Hojicha Latte ($6)

Address: 24 Pagoda Street, Singapore 059186
Opening hours: Mon & Wed-Thurs 11am-8pm | Fri-Sun 11am-9pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: Afterwords Instagram

10. Chifa! – Fancy Peruvian Cantonese fusion at RWS

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Chifa! stands out from other restaurants at Resorts World Sentosa thanks to its bright neon lights with a purple and yellow facade. This Peruvian Cantonese restaurant offers a mix of both cultures in its decor and food.

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Siu Mai may be a dish you’d recognise but upon reading the description, there’s an unfamiliar ingredient included called quinoa – a grain that originates from Peru. 

Or their Peruvian-style fried rice dish but with the added XO factor we see in Canto cooking. Dare to venture into gastronomical unknowns while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere at Chifa!.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Yellowfin Tuna Tamarind Ceviche ($22), Charcoal Wagyu Chifero ($78)

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Ave8, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: Mon & Thu-Sun 5pm-11pm (Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)
Contact: 6577 6558 | Chifa! Instagram

11. Cloud Cafe – Duxton Hill coffee house with fluffy paper clouds

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It’s okay to have your head in the clouds when you’re at Cloud Cafe. With the grey industrial-like interior and white “clouds” hanging above, it gives the illusion of dining on a rooftop cafe under the sky.

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Expect a broader menu once they officially open their doors on 4th March 2023 but they have teased items such as banana bread and kombucha. They will also have seasonal items like strawberry lemon cake and fruit cake crumble so be on the lookout for new items on their menu.

Address: 1A Duxton Hill, Singapore 089480
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: Cloud Cafe Instagram

12.  Underdog Inn – New York-style tavern in Singapore

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Urban with sophistication – those are the vibes we get at Underdog Inn, a new watering hole in town that brings the Big Apple to you. Graffiti line the walls, adding a gritty element to a night of fine dining and drinking. 

8-hour smoked beef neck with grilled fennel kimchi, whipped bone marrow and mother sauce.
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They serve mainly smoked or grilled meats and seafood, with dishes like beef neck and grilled squid. Pair this with one of their 12 draught cocktails and 6 beers that are on rotation – try a new brew each time you head down.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Smoked Beef Neck ($36), Brown Butter Squid with Smoked Almonds ($28)

Address: 115 Amoy Street, #01-03, Singapore 069935
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 5pm-12am (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Contact: 9699 4829 | Underdog Inn Instagram

For more new cafes and restaurants, read out past months’ editions below:

– Febuary –

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and you might be scouring for cool new places to take your date to. And while it’s only the start of the year, a ton of different cafes and dessert places have already opened, with more exciting openings expected in February – including a popular cinnamon bun chain all the way from the U.S.

Here are 9 new cafes and restaurants in February 2023 to check out.

1. Sweedy Patisserie – Artisanal “fat macarons” in Hougang

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After the croffle, another Korean food trend that’s been taking the food scene by storm is fatcarons – fat macarons which essentially come with way more layers of filling. Sweedy Patisserie offers these, but with a local twist. They’ve been selling them via their online store and at pop-ups. 

If you’re big on durians, try the
Mao Shan Wang Mousse Cake ($12.80).
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The patisserie has recently opened a physical store in Hougang, so you’ll have somewhere to pop by to fulfil your sweet and savoury cravings after you’ve discovered the best things to do in Hougang. Bite into uniquely local fatcaron flavours such as Milo and black sesame.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Black Sesame Fatcaron ($5), Liu Sha Bao Fatcaron – salted egg custard ($5), Beef Melt ($16)

Address: 377 Hougang Street 32, #01-32, Hougang Rivercourt, Singapore 530377
Opening hours:  Tues-Thurs 12pm to 9pm | Fri-Sun 11am to 10pm
Contact: 9436 8160 | Sweedy Patisserie website

2. 日日茶 Ri Ri Cha – Ice-cream served in dumpling baskets

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If you’re ever around Chinatown, pop by Ri Ri Cha located right next to the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. This cafe is The Better Scoop‘s newest venture offering an array of oriental tea-flavoured ice-cream.

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Get them served on waffles, or if you’re feeling adventurous, try them with a sticky red date cake (additional $2.50) or steamed rice cake 白糖糕 (additional $1). What’s interesting is that these 2 variations are served in cute mini dim sum baskets – a unique take on plating desserts.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Nian Gao Waffles ($6.80), Pi Pa Gao Ice-cream ($5.50 per scoop), Tie Guan Yin with Nian Gao waffle (from $12.30)

Address: 24 Sago Street, Singapore 059020
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 12pm-10pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 9681 4085 | Ri Ri Cha Instagram 

3. Hellu Cafe – Rustic croffle cafe in the CBD area

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Rid the Monday Blues with croffles – the love child of croissants and waffles – from Hellu Cafe located at Far East Square in Telok Ayer. Be it for lunch or an after work pick-me-up, get your share of desserts such as plain croffles ($5.50) and chocolate croffles ($6)

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Wash it down with some coffee starting from $4.20. If you’re not feeling coffee, they have other refreshing drinks such as yuzu lemonade ($6.50) and white peach passion soda ($6.50). With its rustic aesthetic, you could also get in some pretty shots for the ‘Gram.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Cheese croffle ($6), White Peach Passion Soda ($6.5)

Address: Far East Square #01-05, 135 Amoy Street, Singapore 049965
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm | Sat 10am-4pm (Closed on Sundays)
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4. Unatoto  – Popular chain from Japan with affordable mains

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If you’re a sucker for food with umami, get a taste of it at this authentic Japanese chain. Unatoto is a popular food chain from Japan known for their affordable yet delicious unagi bowls. And they have slithered into Singapore this year.

On 25th January 2023, they opened their very first outlet in Singapore at Guoco Tower in Tanjong Pagar. If you work in the CBD, consider this for your next lunch. Dig into some rice bowls and bento boxes from as low as $8. 

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Unagi Don ($9.50), Hitsumabushi unagi set ($13.50)

Address: 7 Wallich Street, #B1 – 03, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078884
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-3 pm & 5pm-10pm (Closed on Saturdays & Sundays)
Contact: 6015 0591 | Unatoto Iinstagram

5. 8Bar Espresso – Oriental TCM-themed roastery

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Head to 8Bar Espresso in Paya Lebar and you’ll immediately recognise the large red TCM medicine cabinet stretching across the wall behind the counter. Except that here, you’ll be getting coffee instead of herbs.

Take a seat at the translucent chairs and tables that resemble the colour of tea – or herbal medicine. You can get your over-the-counter coffee fix starting from $4, served in a unique conical cup. Or, try unique lattes that include flavours such as herbal blueberry and pistachio pineapple (from $8)

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Apart from drinks, you can also grab a bite here. Their array of dishes include customisable breakfast bagels. Pick between a plain bagel, blueberry bagel or milk toast. Then choose from different prescribed fillings such black mango.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Lu You fries with braised pork ($13), Black Mango bagel ($11), Matcha Mango Latte ($9)

Address: 10 Eunos Road 8, #01-131, Singpost Centre, Singapore 408600
Opening hours: 8:30am5:30pm, Daily
Contact: 8892 2094 | 8Bar Espresso website

6. ASK Coffee Roastery – Cafe chain from Malaysia

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Bringing you coffee from across the causeway is ASK Coffee Roastery. Before you ask, ASK actually stands for “Aku Suka Kopi” which means “I like coffee” in Malay. The cafe has a contemporary minimalistic look with white marbled tabletops and counters.

If you need to be brought back to life, get a cup of black coffee ($4) or latte ($6). There’s also flavoured coffee ($7-$9) such as salted caramel and hazelnut for a hint of sweet and nutty flavours. 

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Opposite the main counter is their pastry section. For $3.50, you can get a butter croissant or chocolate danish. And if you join their loyalty program, you can get a free drink once you’ve accumulated a spending of $60.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Cappuccino ($6), Butter Chicken Pie ($6.50)

Address: 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am–4:30pm | Sat 10am–4:30pm | Sun 1pm–4:30pm
Contact: 9768 5448 | ASK Coffee Roastery Instagram

7. Popeyes – First 24/7 outlet in Singapore, at The Rail Mall

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Fast food cravings can hit anytime, even in the wee hours of the morning. One fast-food restaurant chain we rely on is McDonalds. Now Popeyes has joined in with a 24-hour Popeyes outlet at The Rail Mall.

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Get your late-night fried chicken or go on a 2am supper hangout with friends. The Rail Mall also has 24-hour delivery so you can get your late-night fried chicken without having to leave the house. 

Along with its opening, get a free chilli crab chicken with a minimum spend of $15  exclusively at The Rail Mall outlet. This promo runs from now until 5th February 2023.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Chilli crab chicken set meal ($11.80), 6 piece mushroom ($6.90), garlic rice ($3.60)

Address: 462 Upper Bukit Timah Road, The Rail Mall, Singapore 678076
Opening hours: 24 hours
Contact: Popeyes website

Full list of Popeyes outlets.

8. Cinnabon – Popular cinnamon rolls from the U.S.

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Cinnabon will finally be rolling into Singapore this month. Appease your sweet tooth with cinnamon rolls from the U.S. Its first ever outlet is set to open at Raffles City and construction is already under way. 

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While the menu items have not been revealed yet, you can definitely expect some banger classic cinnamon rolls. So keep an eye out for any juicy updates on the Cinnabon facebook page. There’s no need to fly to the U.S. to get your fix of Cinnabons. 

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-60 Raffles City, Singapore 179103
Contact: Cinnabon facebook

9. Fujiwara Tofu Concept Shop – Initial D anime-themed cafe

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Initial D fans, get into gear because Fujiwara Tofu Concept Shop will be opening here in Singapore in late February. This cafe based on the manga and anime series, Initial D, is already a hotspot with fans getting photos of their cars with the cafe’s exterior.

Once it opens, it would make a great hangout spot to catch up with your car-kis. So if you’re driving down Sims Avenue and get deja vu seeing an oh-so familiar building, your eyes don’t deceive you – it’s an actual working replica of the Fujiwara Tofu shop.

Menu offerings at the Fujiwara Tofu Shop in Malaysia.
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The menu and prices have not been released at time of writing but you can stay tuned to their IG page to stay updated on any new developments. 

Meanwhile at the Fujiwara Tofu Shop in Malaysia, the menu offerings include teriyaki chicken don (RM20.90 ~$6.50) and Tofufa (RM5 ~$1.55) – with the option to add grass jelly for an additional RM1 (~$0.30).

Address: 169 Sims Avenue, #01-02, Singapore 387488
Contact: 9636 7799 | Fujiwara Tofu Concept Shop Singapore Instagram

For more new cafes and restaurants, read out past months’ editions below:

– January –

1. Cafe Usagi Tokyo – Handmade Japanese mochi ice cream

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Coinciding with this year’s zodiac animal, Cafe Usagi Tokyo’s logo is that of a rabbit. If you’re not putting together a Japan itinerary just yet, you can still get excited over these Japanese desserts and drinks till your next trip. 

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You can also choose to have your ice cream served with waffles and either Kuromitsu – a Japanese sugar syrup – or classic maple syrup. To accompany your food, sip on some hot Japanese tea (from $7.50).

Price: $$
Must-trys: Signature mochi ice cream ($6), hojicha latte ($6.80)

Address: 8 Temasek Boulevard, #02-615A Suntec City, Tower 3, Singapore 038988
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: Cafe Usagi Tokyo Instagram

2. bag me up bagel house – Unagi & wagyu bagels for $16.50

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Bagels have seen an uptick in popularity in recent years, with McDonalds even releasing its own breakfast bagel. bag me up bagel house serves gourmet bagels from $10.50.

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Their main slayers are the meat bagels. One of which is the Sale-man bagel ($16.50) comprising tender smoked salmon. You can also get a variety of milk tea and coffee beverages to wash it all down with.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Bag Me Up Signature bagel with unagi ($16.50), We Will Wagyu bagel with wagyu beef ($16.50)

Address: 2 Everton Park, #01-59B, Singapore 081002
Opening hours: Thu-Fri 9.30am-3pm | Sat-Mon & Wed 9.30am-5pm (Closed on Tuesdays)
Contact: 9670 1750 | bagmeupsg Instagram

3. Sugaroses Cafe – DIY your own flower bouquets over lunch

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A short 2-minute walk from Jalan Besar MRT is Sugaroses Cafe, an Instagram-worthy spot with a soft floral aesthetic. Making it super obvious that it’s a flower-themed cafe, there are pink and purple flowers that look like they’re blooming from the ceiling. 

Even their dishes are laced with petals, adhering to the floral theme.
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If you want to surprise your loved one with a bouquet made by yours truly, you can get the DIY package ($69.90). You get to pick 6 flowers, 9 types of foliage or fillers, and 5 pieces of wrapping paper from their array of offerings to craft your flower arrangement. 

They have specialty drinks you cap sip on while you work on your handmade gift, as well as dishes like rendang chicken rice ($10.90) if you’re starving.

Price: $$
Must-trys: All day breakfast ($19.90), iced lychee oolong ($6.50)

Address: 23 Upper Weld Road, Singapore 207380
Opening hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 8946 7965 | Sugaroses Cafe website

4. Seng House – Pet-friendly with unique local dishes

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If you’re looking for a fresh spot to hangout with your favourite beings – both human and dog – hit up Seng House. Coo at each other’s pets during weekend brunch at the outdoor pet-friendly area. You should easily find this restaurant with its forest green theme and contemporary design.

Hainanese Pork Chop.
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The menu is unique too, with a modern take on local food from the 70s. Try atas-ified Singaporean dishes like durian creme brulee ($12) and Hainanese pork chop ($22.50).

Price: $$
Must-trys: Claypot chicken rice ($18.80), Donut Kiap – yam ice cream between deep-fried donuts ($10.80)

Address: 214 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437007
Opening hours: 8am-10.30pm, Daily
Contact: 9182 6388 | Seng House website

5. Yolé Cafe – 1st cafe from popular froyo brand with healthy dishes

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Yolé, the blue froyo shop that you’ve probably gone to enough times that getting there is muscle memory atp. You’ll be pleased to know that they’ve opened their first ever Yolé Cafe in Chinatown. 

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Besides the usual froyo, you can also grab a healthy yet delicious meal with friends with dishes like pistachio brioche ($18.90) and quinoa chicken bowl salad (18.90). There are also a myriad of specialty drinks you can try, from milkshakes to soda mocktails.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Pistachio brioche ($18.90), Mango Blue Island – mango puree topped with blue and white whipped foam ($8.90)

Address: Pagoda Street, #30, Singapore 059189
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: Yolé website

6. Wonders – Mahjong-themed ice cream cafe in Ang Mo Kio

A single scoop goes for $4.20 with some premium flavours needing $1-$2 more. Top-up $6 for Belgian waffles.
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Not only is this the time of year when you’ll be playing endless rounds of the mahjong with friends and relatives, you can also carry over your love for mahjong to your desserts at Wonders. It’s located at Ang Mo Kio, so Northies are in for a treat. 

The latte art is unique to the cafe, with traditional Chinese characters such as 發 (fa) which you’d recognise from mahjong tiles.
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This cafe’s ice cream flavours are tastefully labelled according to Mahjong lingo. Cookies and cream is named 半色 (ban se), meaning half colour, which coincides with the black and white appearance of the flavour. Meanwhile, strawberry cheesecake is named 红中 (hong zhong) which refers to the iconic red Mahjong tile.

Price: $
Must-trys: Pandan mochi waffle ($6)

Address: 128 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3, #01-1867, Singapore 560128
Opening hours: 12pm-11pm, Daily
Contact: Wonders Instagram

7. crescent waffle & sandwich shop – Unique waffles at Fortune Centre

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Fortune Centre has multiple hidden gem eateries, and one of the most recent to join the list is crescent waffle & sandwich shop. If you’re a fan of pandan waffles from neighbourhood bakeries, you can try crescent’s take on it from as low as $2.

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Pair your waffles with artisanal coffee from Cowpresso Coffee Roasters from $4.50 or Einspänner brews – Viennese coffee with whipped cream.

Price: $
Must-trys: Black sesame waffle ($2.80), Iced Crescent Coffee ($6.50), Matcha Einspänner ($7)

Address: 190 Middle Road, #01-17 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, Daily
Contact: Crescent waffle & sandwich shop Instagram

8. Equate Coffee – New outlet at Orchard with upside-down trees

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Located in town, Equate Coffee’s new outlet turns the nature theme on its head, literally. Find upside-down trees with their roots sticking out as the cafe’s centrepiece. It would make a baffling IG post igniting your friends’ curiosity.

Spam Truffle Egg Mayo Sandos ($13.80).
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As you take in the earthy interior, try some of their unique sandos and croissants. If you’re craving something sweet, they’ve also got an almond croissant ($7.80) with nuts arranged to look like a flower. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Spam Truffle Egg Mayo Sandos ($13.80), Mocha ($5.50)

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #01-17A Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 9.30am-8.30pm, Daily
Contact: Equate website

Bonus: Tag Espresso – Unique coffee flavours like pandan & mint

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Tag Espresso is a company that sells coffee capsules online. Almost like a coffee subscription service, they offer packs of capsules which you can simply mix with milk or water without the need for a coffee machine.

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They have opened their first physical store at Raffles City so you can drop by for a cup of joe, sampling unique flavour notes from pineapple to rose coconut.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Mint Latte ($7), Kaya Pandan Latte ($9)

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-49 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 8am-10pm | Tues 8am-8pm
Contact: Tag Expresso website

Try new cuisines and cafes with novel concepts

March is still early in the year, which means new year, new me is still valid. Take a leap of faith and try places you wouldn’t normally ajak your kakis to – like a fancy French pastry date or a fancy tea party in a pink and floral cafe.

More new things to try in 2023:

Cover image adapted from: Eatbook,, The Summerhouse 
Originally published on 10th January 2023. Last updated by Raiz Redwan on 2nd March 2023.


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