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New Cafes & Restaurants In Singapore In 2022 – Mozzarella Bar, Halal Bakery & Book Cafe At SAM

New restaurants & cafes in 2022: Jan-June

Another month, another round of new cafes and restaurants that have opened up. With school out for the June holidays, we know teens will be raring to hit up the latest cafes in their area during this well-deserved break. Parents alike can also look to taking the fam bam out at a new restaurant this June to celebrate Dad with Father’s Day just around the corner. 

From a boho cafe by the Singapore River to a cheeky bicycle cafe – here are 15 new cafes and restaurants to have your fill of good food for a good mood. 

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– June –

1. Cafe Natsu – Japanese-inspired brunch & bubblies

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Awash with pastel shophouses and abstract murals, Joo Chiat is also where cafes are aplenty. Cafe Natsu enters the fray with menu offerings that marry Western mains with Japanese ingredients. Included in their roundup of dishes are ones like Cold Soba Noodle Salad ($22) and Wagyu Burger ($28).

Expect aesthetic dishes that match the vibes of the cafe. Its rounded doorways and minimalist exteriors, is yet another draw for IGers who want a backdrop that looks as good as their chio meal. Cafe Natsu also has bar seats that overlook the street where patrons can pop by after work and sip on bubblies and sake. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Roasted Buckwheat Granola ($19), Kawatsuru Sanuki Cloudy sake ($13)

Address: 283 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427537
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 9am-3pm, 6pm-10pm | Sun 9am-6pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Telephone: 8886 4497

Cafe Natsu website

2. Missus – Muslim-owned bakery cafe

Image adapted from: @annathequeer

The Jalan Besar ’hood has its fair share of hipster cafes. Joining its ranks is Missus, a halal cafe that prides itself on its take on a grilled cheese sandwich. Instead of just a slice of cheese melted between white bread, you’ll find modern interpretations of the after-school classic here.

There are only 4 options available on its soft launch menu currently, with more to be added in the future. This includes the Missus Melt ($16.90), a truffle cheese mix, and Slumdog Grillionaire ($19), with masala tomato and tomato tamarind chutney. 

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Apart from the grilled cheeses, you can’t miss the wafting smell of fresh bakes in the air. That’s because the cafe also has an in-house bakery where customers can pick up buns and tarts after their meal to snack on later or save for brekkie the next day. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Scallion & Cheese Scone ($8), Missus Melt Grilled Cheese ($16.90)

Address: 16 Hamilton Road, #01-05, Singapore 209186
Opening hours: Sun & Mon 10am-7pm | Wed & Thu 11am-9pm | Fri & Sat 10am-10pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Missus website

3. LUCE by Davide Giacomelli – Authentic Italian fare

Acquerello Lobster ($46) and LUCE-misu ($18).
Image adapted from: @yimin.evelyn

Those with a palate for Italian food can head over to LUCE at InterContinental Hotel this June. Despite its locale, patrons shouldn’t feel the need to dress to the nines to enjoy a meal here. LUCE may serve haute cuisine but the resto has a comfy and casual vibe to it.

Swing by during lunch for their 2- and 3-course lunch sets ($34 and $40 respectively). Tipplers can look to the menu for suggestions on drink pairings (from $10/glass) that would go best with their choice of mains. Else, try the Acquerello Lobster ($46), a risotto dish with generous portions of lobster for a taste of Italy without hopping on a flight out. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Acquerello Lobster ($46)

Address: 80 Middle Road, InterContinential Singapore, Singapore 188966
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-8pm, 8.30pm-10.30pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)
Telephone: 6825 1008

LUCE website

4. Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant – Popular HK hotpot chain

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There’s no denying that Singaporeans enjoy gathering around a hotpot and dipping ribbons of pork and beef into flavourful soups. And now there’s Uncle Fong Hotpot from Hong Kong to add to your list of hotpot go-tos.

Like most other hotpot restaurants, they have a 2-way pot for 2 different soups. But the main attraction here is the 9-grid pot for mala. This allows you to cook different types of ingredients based on the heat and time required.

Readers, if this Chongqing-style hotpot has piqued your interest, you’re in luck. You can get the 9-grid hotpot soup base for free from now till 30th June 2022. It’ll be no kick for those who eat mala te la (highest spice level). 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Chongqing Broth ($7)

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-108/109, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm, Daily
Telephone: 6232 7800

Uncle Fong Hotpot Restaurant website

5. Epigram Coffee Bookshop – Book cafe in a museum

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Earlier this year, we paid a visit to the Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark to check out the new art exhibition space. And now, its in-house coffee bookshop from Epigram Books has fully opened, giving museum-goers a cosy space for a drink after checking out the installations here.

Grab a delicious cup of liquid gold like Drip Coffee ($5) if you’re thirsty. Or if you’re looking for more reasons to relax here, pick out a book from Epigram’s curated collection of local reads to pair with your java.

Price: $
Must-trys: Drip Coffee ($5)

Address: 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
Opening hours: 11am-6.30pm, Daily
Telephone: 9137 9050

Epigram Coffee Bookshop website

6. Cake Spade – Pastel pink cake shop

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Stroll along the shophouses of Chinatown and the Barbie-pink facade of Cake Spade’s new outlet will be hard to miss. Its interiors are just as cute, with the entire cake shop overflowing with photo spots for cafe-hopping BFFs to snap a tonne of #besties pics. 

Image adapted from: @eatwithfelz, @jovi.eats 

Old fans of Cake Spade will be delighted to know their classic bakes are still available, like the Strawberry Shortcake ($8.80) and Dark Chocolate Strawberries Banana Cake ($8.80). They’ve got new items on the menu too, like tofu cheesecakes (from $8.80/slice) and the Comic Cake ($9.80) which looks like a 2D drawing come to life.

Price: $
Must-trys: Comic Cake ($9.80), Speculoos Cookie Butter Cheesecake ($10.80)

Address: 283 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058832
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11am-10pm (Closed on Sundays & PH)
Telephone: 6444 3868

Cake Spade website

7. The Coconut Club – Michelin-recognised nasi lemak

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You’ve seen the 72-hour nasi lemak challenge and now it’s all you can think about for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Do yourself a favour and go straight for the atas approach on the humble dish at The Coconut Club to fully satisfy your cravings. The Michelin Bib Gourmand title holder has opened up its flagship at Beach Road with a larger seating area.

The double digit price tag on their nasi lemak is worth forking out the cash for as your meal is served with large cuts of ayam goreng (fried chicken) and plenty of their house blend sambal sauce to go around. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Ayam Goreng Berempah Set ($18.80)

Address: 269 Beach Road, Singapore 199546
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 8.30am-10.30pm (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6635 2999

The Coconut Club website

8. Jypsy @ One Fullerton – Boho riverside cafe

The new location has riverfront views for a romantic date by the Singapore River.
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Here’s another cafe that’s made a move recently. You might know Jypsy from its first location on Martin Road, but now they’ve relocated to One Fullerton by the Singapore River. As before, they’ve done away with the typical cafe aesthetic of white, minimalistic interiors and gone for a more tropical look with rattan furniture and stained wood deck.

Image adapted from: Jypsy

This is one place you’ll want to head to to celebrate the upcoming weekend. Rally colleagues for Friday night drinks with their beers on tap (from $14) and original cocktail mixes (from $19) for the gang to get tipsy on till midnight.

Don’t drink on an empty stomach; order the Jypsy Tongue & Cheek ($26), beef with wasabi mash, or get the Charcoal Tsukune Sticks (from $11) to share. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Jypsy Tongue & Cheek ($26), Torched Crispy Wagyu Nigiri ($29)

Address: 1 Fullerton Road, #01-02/03, Singapore 049213
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 5pm-12am | Fri-Sun 11.30am-4pm, 5pm-12am (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6708 9288

Jypsy website

9. Coffee & Chirashi Cafe – Pet-friendly brunch cafe in CCK

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Coffee & Chirashi Cafe is the newest cafe kid on the block in Choa Chu Kang. It’s got a Japanese-inspired menu where you’ll find staple items like rice bowls (from $11.80) and udon ($8.80). The sides too include ones like edamame ($5.80) and mentaiyaki ($4.80) that are light enough to snack on midday.

You’ll find Coffee & Chirashi Cafe along the outdoor section of Sunshine Place. The open space means paw-rents are welcome to bring their fur babies here after a romp in nearby parks.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Chirashi Don ($15.80)

Address: 475 Choa Chu Kang Avenue 3, #01-23 Sunshine Place, Singapore 680475
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-10pm | Sat & Sun 10am-10pm 

Coffee & Chirashi website

10. Blue Balls Bike Cafe – Bicycle-friendly cafe open till 12am

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Right off the bat, this cheeky cafe name was one that got many of us giggling. Name aside, Blue Balls Bike Cafe was created for cyclists to connect with each other.

Image adapted from: @blueballscafe, @yephao

The cafe opens as early as 6am on weekends and calls it a day at midnight. Pelotons en route to West Coast Park can bookmark Blue Balls Cafe to replenish their energy with the signature Blue Balls Burger ($20) and other Western mains.

Drop by during happy hour (3.30pm-7.30pm, daily) for its extensive menu of drinks that includes cocktails, craft beers and wines from $8/glass (U.P. from $10)

Price: $$
Must-trys: The Blue Balls Burger ($20)

Address: 44 Pasir Panjang Road, Pasir Panjang Recreational Centre, Singapore 118405
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 7am-11pm | Fri-Sun 6am-12am (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 9726 3477

Blue Balls Bike Cafe website

11. Forma – Unique handmade pasta

Image credit: Forma

Even before opening its doors, Forma was already booked out for the month of May. Thankfully, bookings for June and July are now open, but you’ll want to make a reservation – stat – before seats are snapped up again.

The draw here at this Italian restaurant is its handmade pasta, which includes shapes like penne and orecchiette. Arrive early enough and you’ll get to watch the chefs in action make the pasta through the clear glass that separates the kitchen from the main seating area. 

Image credit: Forma

The pasta shapes are designed to be paired with a specific dish in mind. Plus, the menu refreshes seasonally, which means multiple visits to this establishment might be necessary. This season, the pasta of choice is the Tortellini in Brodo ($34), tiny dumpling-shaped pasta in chicken broth.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Busiate con Pesto alla Trapanese ($28), Spaghetti alla Nerano ($29)

Address: 128 Tembeling Road, Singapore 423638
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 6pm-10.30pm (Closed on Mondays & Sundays)
Telephone: 6513 2286

Forma website

12. Shin Yasuke – Sushi omakase from $180

Sushi at Shin Yasuke include the gizzard shard and stripped jack.
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Travelling to Japan is about to be a dream come true for many of us who’ve been waiting to dig into handmade ramen or see the cherry blossoms in full bloom IRL. For the rest of us who aren’t planning to clear our ALs so soon, make a trip to River Valley instead to check out Shin Yasuke, a new omakase restaurant. 

The menu is simple: $180 for 15 types of nigiri sushi selected by the chef and made fresh right in front of you. Seafood choices are seasonal but expect to see crowd favourites like fatty tuna to more exotic selections like firefly squid.

Price: $$$

Address: 428 River Valley Road, #01-03 Loft@Nathan, Singapore 248327
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 6pm-10.15pm (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8869 7589

Shin Yasuke reservations

13. Osteria Mozza – Farmhouse vibes & mozzarella bar

Image adapted from: Hilton Singapore Orchard, @osteriamozzasingapore

Osteria Mozza has been taking time off for the past 4 years, but the Italian restaurant is back at the reopened Hilton Singapore Orchard Hotel. The menu has been kept the same with some updates, so you’ll still find favourites like Burrata with Bacon and Orecchiette with Sausage and Swiss Chard.

But those looking forward to sinking their teeth into their famed pizzas might have to wait a while – these will only be brought back to their lunch menu sometime in the future.

Visually, the Hilton rendition of Osteria Mozza still sports its familiar farmhouse aesthetics with its dark wood furnishings. Its famed mozzarella cheese bar where its antipasti are on display is also back, and now situated near the entrance.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Burrata with Bacon, Nancy’s Caesar Salad

Address: 333 Orchard Road, Level 5 Hilton Singapore Orchard, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 5pm-10.30pm (Closed on Mondays & Sundays)
Telephone: 6831 6271

Osteria Mozza website

14. Zen Cafe – Vegetarian cafe in a monastery

Image adapted from: Teo Weikeong, Tan Mingli, Tan Mingli

Religious establishments are the last place anyone would look to for a new cafe or restaurant, yet one cafe has sprung up in Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. Aptly named Zen Cafe, it’s helmed by monks of the Buddhist temple, and provides followers with vegetarian buns and drinks to refuel with after prayers.

That’s not to say the non-religious are discouraged from visiting. Feel free to drop by for their simple menu of Assorted Buns at $1.60 each, with fillings like taro and cheese. For drinks, coffee options are available from $4.50. There are even kid-friendly bevvies like milk (from $3) and freshly blended fruit smoothies ($6).

Price: $
Must-trys: Assorted buns ($1.60 each)

Address: 88 Bright Hill Road, Singapore 574117
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-7pm | Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Telephone: 6849 5300

Find Zen Cafe on Google Maps.

15. CouCou Hotpot.Brew Tea –  Wagyu platter & bubble tea mugs

Image adapted from: @coucouhotpotsg, @eatstagram_sg

Shortly after launching their first outlet at Suntec City, Coucou Hotpot has decided to bring their popular hotpot and bubble tea to Jewel Changi Airport too. If your dinner pals can’t decide on the soups to get, the hotpot chain resto is known for its 3-way hotpot ($118) for more soup choices and less bickering.

Another delicious must-have on the menu is their meat platters. Stuff yourself silly with various cuts of beef, like the Wagyu Beef Chuck Brisket ($58.80/180g). You’ll also find the standard offering of Sliced Pork Belly ($16.80/150g). Or, switch things up and go for the Assorted Beef and Seafood Platter ($108) that’s an epic triple-tiered tray of beef, clams, and fish. 

To simmer bellies that are fired up from all the spicy soup, sip on bubble tea (from $4.80) with tea varieties like Pu Er and Da Hong Pao served in large glass mugs. Perfect for sharing between friends and family, or you can hog a mug for yourself to chug down.  

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Triple-Flavor Hotpot ($118, private room only), Pu Er Bubble Tea ($5.80), Da Hong Pao Bubble Tea (from $4.80)

Address: 78 Airport Boulevard, #02-208/209 Jewel Changi Airport, Singapore 819666
Opening hours: 11am-11pm, Daily
Telephone: 6992 2549

CouCou Hotpot website

– May –

1. Market Street Hawker Centre – Food court at CapitaSpring

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@foodluvinggal, @alphadentalgroupsgp

Massive sky garden CapitaSpring Green Oasis is no longer the only hot spot within the new skyscraper. CBD office workers can now add Market Street Hawker Centre to their list of affordable lunches, which has reopened as a 2-storey food court within the building. 

Now, you can enjoy lunch hour with a view of the city while enjoying hawker favourites from 56 stalls, notable ones being Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun, Golden Nur Nasi Briyani and Wei Nan Wang Lor Mee.

Price: $
Must-trys: Ah Liang Ipoh Hor Fun, Golden Nur Nasi Briyani, Wei Nan Wang Lor Mee

Address: 88 Market Street, CapitaSpring, Singapore 048948
Opening hours: 6am-9pm, Daily
Telephone: 6713 3948

2. Dickson Nasi Lemak – Authentic M’sian classic from KL

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It doesn’t take a trip across the causeway to satisfy our cravings for Malaysian hawker food. Dickson Nasi Lemak is bringing their A-game to SG, with an authentic favourite from Village Park Restaurant in Kuala Lumpur. 

The restaurant whips up a mean Ayam Goreng Berempah ($8.60+) that nails each component – fried chicken, sambal and coconut rice – while staying loyal to the original recipe. 

Do note that Dickson Nasi Lemak currently has no seats to dine in, so only takeaway options are available.

Price: $
Must-trys: Ayam Goreng Berempah ($8.60+)

Address: 320 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427571
Opening hours: Thu-Tue 8am-10am, 11.30am-2.30pm (Closed on Wednesdays)

Dickson Nasi Lemak website

3. Supernova – Brunch cafe with vintage wine bar

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Hipster cafes may have become a staple in SG’s food canon, but we’ve yet to see one with a vintage Victorian style. Well, Supernova is the first – run by the folks behind Apollo Coffee Bar and Columbus Coffee Co, this cafe has a classy wine bar that opens during dinnertime, where you can hit the bartender up for a cocktail to complement your main dish.

Fried Chicken French Toast.
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Keep your eyes peeled for their Fried Chicken French Toast ($24.50), one of their most highly raved dishes amongst their brunch offerings. Pair it with a cup of Einspanner ($7.50), a Viennese coffee drink made of hot espresso with a plop of cool whipped cream.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Fried Chicken French Toast ($24.50), Einspanner ($7.50)

Address: 266 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437053
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 8am-10pm | Sun 8am-7pm (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 6518 9600

Supernova Instagram

4. Maha Co – Unique “Thosai tacos” by Yung Raja

Maha Co has a hip and bohemian decor, with coloured tiles and funky graphic posters.
Image credit: Eatbook

Beyond his popular rap music, Yung Raja’s bold and funky style now comes through in Maha Co, his first venture into the F&B industry with Indian-Mexican fusion dishes. Just like his penchant for bilingual hip-hop beats, Yung Raja blends cultures with his unique Thosai Tacos (from $5.90+).

If you’re looking for something a little more filling, have a bite of their Crispy Pork with Mexican Slaw ($7.50+). Accompany it with the Raja Masala Chai ($3.20+), which comes either hot or iced.

Price: $
Must-trys: Crispy Pork with Mexican Slaw ($7.50+), Raja Masala Chai ($3.20+)

Address: 1 Fusionopolis Link, #01-04 NEXUS @ one-north, Singapore 138542
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Sat 9.30am-8.30pm | Tue 9.30am-6pm (Closed on Sundays)

Maha Co website

5. Nobu Singapore – Famous Japanese restaurant from NYC

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@noburestaurants, @noburestaurants, @noburestaurants

Hailing from NYC, Nobu is a famous celebrity hotspot and is frequented by big names all year around. If you’d like a taste of the high life, the restaurant is set to open an outlet in Singapore at the Four Seasons Hotel. 

While their legendary dishes like Black Cod Miso and Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno will be on the table, patrons can also expect a new fusion Japanese menu with Peruvian influences.

Note: More information is yet to be released regarding Nobu’s opening, but you can stay tuned to Nobu’s Facebook page for more updates.

Price: $$$$
Must-trys: Black Cod Miso, Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeno

Address: 190 Orchard Boulevard, Four Seasons Hotel, Singapore 248656

6. Grey Area Coffee Roasters – Minimalist & industrial decor

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B&W may be a style too edgy for some, but it certainly holds quite the charm in Grey Area Coffee Roasters, a new minimalist cafe in town. 

Coffee enthusiasts should look out for the cafe’s filter coffees ($6), which come in house blends such as Capim Branco, Los Nogalas and Uraga Gomoro. Regular coffee is also available at reasonable prices, with Black, White and Mocha going at $4, $5 and $5.50 respectively. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Filter Coffee ($6)

Address: 13 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169345
Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Fri 8am-5pm | Sat-Sun & PH 9am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Grey Area Coffee Roasters Instagram

7. WAKUDA – Japanese fine dining at MBS

The decor has dark wood fixtures that are both modern and classically Japanese.

Image adapted from: @rockwellgroup

Whenever there’s an occasion to celebrate – and cash to spare for some ballin’ – many of us might head to MBS for a fancy meal. Joining its suite of boujee eateries is WAKUDA, a Japanese fine dining restaurant that whips up solid omakase and a la carte meals.

Roasted Carabinero Prawn and Tasmanian Ocean Trout.
Image adapted from: WAKUDA Singapore, WAKUDA Singapore

Expect top-notch Japanese cuisine from WAKUDA, which is helmed by the same Michelin-starred chef behind popular spot Waku Ghin. Its opening is highly anticipated, so be sure you make your bookings early if you’d like to visit.

Price: $$$$
Must-trys: Roasted Carabinero Prawn, Tasmanian Ocean Trout

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue, Lobby Hotel Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018971
Opening hours: 4pm-11pm, Daily (Bar) | 5pm-11pm (Dining Room)
Telephone: 6688 9992

WAKUDA website

8. Tourterelle Cafe – Quirky paintings with Parisian vibe

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We love Paris for its croissants, art museums and old-school architecture dotted along the streets. Here to bring you a dose of Parisian charm is Tourterelle Cafe, a lowkey coffee spot in Kampong Glam filled with quirky paintings that’ll make you feel like you’ve stepped into an artist’s cosy home.

As you people-watch, have a cup of Sea Salt Coffee ($7.50) which uses Alambé Coffee Beans from artisanal brand From Farms With Love. They also have a range of specialty bakes to complement your drink. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Sea Salt Coffee ($7.50) 

Address: 20 Kandahar Street, #01-01, Singapore 198885
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9am-5pm | Sun 10am-5pm

9. CAVA Cafe – Chicken & “Croffles” near Upper Thompson

Chicken & Croffles and CAVA Burger.

Image adapted from: @ughsogooood, @the_pastel_teh_o

We’ve heard of fusion dishes like chilli crab pasta and prata-waffles; now comes a new one – Chicken & “Croffles” (from $18). It is a blend between croissant and waffles, and is one of the menu highlights in CAVA Cafe, a new hidden brunch spot near Upper Thompson. 

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Those who’ve been looking for pet-friendly eateries might want to keep CAVA Cafe on your radar – they have an outdoor area that is open to patrons with four-legged friends. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Chicken & Croffles (from $18), CAVA Burger (from $17)

Address: 8 Jalan Gelenggang, Singapore 578190
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10am-10.30pm | Fri-Sat 10am-11pm
Telephone: 6910 9656

CAVA Cafe Instagram

10. Unkai Sushi Singapore – Fancy omakase at cheaper prices

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@unkaisushisg, @unkaisushisg

An atas meal is a treat we all love once in a while, but enjoying it at a cheaper price is what doubles the feel-good factor. You and bae can celebrate your anniversary at Unkai Sushi Singapore to pamper your taste buds with a 12-course omakase meal from $88+.

If you’re looking to stretch your dollar, have a go at The Tsuki ($88+), a 12-course meal with sushi, a handroll, soup and dessert. Those who are down for a bigger splurge can have The Hoshi ($138+), which also includes an appetiser, seasonal grilled fish and hot dish.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: The Tsuki ($88+), The Hoshi (#138+)

Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-10 Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905
Opening hours: 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm, Daily
Telephone: 9634 8508

Unkai Sushi Singapore website

11. The Oyster Bank Great World City – Outlet exclusive brunch

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@theoysterbank, @mayxlora

Seafood fans would love The Oyster Bank, which has opened its 2nd outlet in Great World City. Bless your palettes with their outlet-exclusive Shucking Good Weekend brunch that’s served between 12pm and 3pm, where you’ll get a Petite Seafood Platter and assorted cocktails for $48.

Weekday lunch hour deals are also available, where you can have rice bowls such as a Bara Chirashi Don and Smoked Duck Don that comes with a complimentary hojicha tea for $14.90++.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Petite Seafood Platter ($48)

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #01-111 Great World City, Singapore 327994
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11.30am-3pm, 4.30pm-9.30pm | Fri 11.30am-3pm, 4.30pm-10pm | Sat 11.30am-10pm | Sun 11.30am-9.30pm
Telephone: 6235 5797

The Oyster Bank website

12. Le Matin Pâtisserie – Iconic pastry shop by Michelin chef

Image adapted from:, @saltyaaron

SG is no stranger to award-winning concepts. The brainchild of a pastry sous-chef from Michelin-starred restaurant Noma in Denmark, Le Matin Patisserie is an iconic pastry shop that has found a new home in 2 brand new stores in Orchard and Telok Ayer.

Le Matin Patisserie specialises in European pastries, with their Pistachio Escargot being a top hit of their selection. Their Smoked Cruffin, Pain Perdu and Fermented Mushroom Quiche are also favourites that are worth trying. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Pistachio Escargot, Smoked Cruffin, Pain Perdu, Fermented Mushroom Quiche (all from $4)

Orchard outlet:
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #04-48 Paragon Shopping Centre, Porcelain Spa, Singapore 239959
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-9.30pm | Sat-Sun 9.30am-8pm
Telephone: 6850 5161

Telok Ayer outlet:
Address: 77 Robinson Road, #01-03, Singapore 068896
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Daily
Telephone: 8030 7303

Le Matin Pâtisserie website

13. Hvala Beach Road – Takeaway outlet with zen garden decor

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Besides bubble tea, matcha is a foolproof dessert and drink that Singporeans love. Sip a matcha latte (from $5.90) at Hvala’s new zen garden-themed outlet along Beach Road, which serves as a takeaway-only spot for those around the area looking to grab a drink. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Matcha Hojicha Latte (from $5.90), Matcha Hojicha Ice Blend (from $7), Yuzu Ice Blend ($7)

Address: 267 Beach Road, Singapore 199545
Opening hours: 12pm-9.30pm, Daily
Telephone: 9855 4587

Hvala website

14. Keong Saik Bakery Holland Village – Kopitiam shophouse

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@doggaebi, @doggaebi

Ask any pastry lover and they will tell you that Keong Saik Bakery is one of the best spots in town. Now, you get to enjoy their tasty treats at their new outlet at Holland Village, which is decked in a sleek kopitiam aesthetic that adds an element of nostalgia.

Miso Salmon Kouign-Amann, Salmon Eggs Benedict Cube and KSB Big Breakfast.
Image adapted from: @keongsaikbakery, @keongsaikbakery, @keongsaikbakery

Crowd favourites aside, Keong Saik Bakery goes a step further with their outlet-exclusive treats: their Miso Salmon Kouign-Amann ($4.70) adds a savoury kick with miso and seaweed flavours, and their Salmon Eggs Benedict Cube ($7) and KSB Big Breakfast are clever spin-offs from standard brunch dishes that come jam-packed with flavour. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Miso Salmon Kouign-Amann ($4.70), Salmon Eggs Benedict Cube ($7), KSB Big Breakfast

Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-42, Singapore 278116
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 8am-6pm | Fri-Sat 8am-9.30pm 

Keong Saik Bakery website

15. MeadesMoore – Casual steakhouse with rare cuts

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Carnivores, this one’s for you: if you’ve been hankering for a good ol’ steak, bookmark MeadesMoore

They bring out the big guns, with large format steaks like Full Blood Wagyu and Black Opal Fi Wagyu sourced from Australia and America. Even better, their servings are ample for 4-5 pax and start from a reasonable $138 – so be sure to jio your other meat-loving friends along for a meal. 

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Full Blood Wagyu ($138), Black Opal Fi Wagyu ($148)

Address: 21A Boon Tat Street, Singapore 069620
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-10pm | Thu-Fri 11.30am-3pm, 5.30pm-11pm | Sat 5.30pm-11pm (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 6227 2247

MeadesMoore website

16. GRUB Burger Bistro – Popular burger bar reopened

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The original GRUB Burger Bistro at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park may be gone, but that doesn’t mean the iconic cafe has left no trace. Rather, it has made its grand return at Stevens Road, where patrons can relish on their yummy burgers while enjoying the chill breeze at the alfresco dining area. 

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Fusion favourites like their Har Cheong Fried Chicken Waffles ($17) and Mentaiko Pork Katsu Burger ($18) are back on the menu. But if you’re looking for classics done right, you’ll be easily satisfied by their Mushroom Cheeseburger ($18) and Truffle Angus Burger ($19).

Price: $$
Must-trys: Har Cheong Fried Chicken Waffles ($17), Truffle Angus Burger ($19)

Address: 30 Stevens Road, #01-06 Novotel@Stevens, Singapore 257840
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm | Sat-Sun & PH 8am-10pm
Telephone: 8891 9298

GRUB Burger Bistro website

– April –

1. Bamboo Bowls – Futuristic serving pods with $10 grain bowls

Enjoy your meal at the open-concept staircase seats.
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You’ll be in for an interesting dining experience at Bamboo Bowls, where you can collect your food from the walls of the cafe. After ordering, simply pick them up from the serving “pods” and head over to their mini-fridge for something to drink – they’ve got free-flow tea too!

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Their organic grain bowls are all priced at an affordable $10, with flavours inspired by Asian cuisines like Balinese, Indian and Japanese. There’s also the option to personalise your meals with add-ons like ethically-sourced meat protein and low-carb alternatives.

Price: $
Must-trys: Bangkok Bowl, Sichuan Bowl, Tokyo Bowl

Address: 137 Amoy Street, #01-01 to 03 Far East Square, Singapore 049965
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 11.30am-3pm, 4pm-7.30pm
Telephone: 8748 9978

2. Haus217 – Japanese-style pop-up cafe

The space is flooded with natural lighting during the day – great for taking IG pics.
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With cosy studio-like wood interiors and a shop front that resembles a retro shophouse, Haus217 is a quiet pop-up cafe just 7 minutes from Lavender MRT.

The space can be booked as a wedding hall too.
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Unlike your typical eatery where you can just stroll in for a meal, this cafe only takes online reservations on selected days, which can be checked on their website. Once you’ve snagged a slot, just head down and enjoy their locally-inspired bakes and mains. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Coconut Yuzu Donut ($5.50), Matcha Canelé ($6.50), Ondeh Ondeh Roll ($6.50)

217 Lavender Street, Singapore 338772

Haus217 website

3. State of Affairs – Coffee from 6am at Upper Thomson

The metallic lamps and exposed vents give the space an industrial aesthetic.
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Upper Thomson is pretty much Singapore’s cafe central, and its latest addition is State of Affairs. The coffeehouse opens at 6am on weekends, making it a great pit stop for early risers craving a cuppa before a weekend hike at the nearby MacRitchie Reservoir.

Price: $
Must-trys: Black Honey ($6), Cauliflower Steak ($15)

Address: 183 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574332
Opening hours: Mon-Tue & Thu-Fri 8am-4pm | Sat-Sun 6am-4pm (Closed on Wednesdays)
Telephone: 8874 4657

State of Affairs website

4. Soul Coffee – Robot barista & “underwater” photo ops

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If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live in the ocean like The Little Mermaid, you’ll get a glimpse of it at Soul Coffee. With floor-to-ceiling wall projections of coral reefs and marine animals, it won’t take long for you to feel transported underwater.

The cafe also features an extra futuristic touch thanks to George Hillary – Singapore’s first AI robot barista. Said to have gone through 3,000 hours of training, this smart little guy can brew a Pourover Coffee ($9.90) for you.

Price: $
Must-trys: Pourover Coffee, Horoscope-themed Iced Coffees ($8.90), Horoscope-themed Mocktail ($7.50)

11 Tanjong Katong Road, #02-16 Kinex Shopping Mall, Singapore 437157
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-10pm | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm
Telephone: 9876 7257

Soul Coffee website

5. K. Patisserie – Pastel pink interior & handmade cakes

The cafe’s signature Pulut Hitam chiffon cake.
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With pretty, pastel pink furniture and dainty desserts, K. Patisserie will have you feeling like a princess. Drag the boyfie or your BFFs here for a spot of afternoon tea.

The latest addition to their menu is the Goma Cheesecake ($8.50) – a black sesame cheesecake with an oreo crust.

Price: $
Must-trys: Speculoos Cheesecake ($8), Pulut Hitam Cake ($8.50), Black Sesame Latte ($6.50)

11 Kee Seng Street, #01-07 Onze, Singapore 089218
Opening hours: Thu & Sun 1pm-6.30pm | Fri-Sat 1pm-8pm (Closed from Mondays-Wednesdays)
Telephone: 9728 1817

K.Patisserie website

6. RATIO Cafe + GastroBar @ ION Orchard – Funky neon bar

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With bright pink neon signs, alcoholic popsicles and free latte art made by a robot barista, RATIO Cafe + Gastrobar isn’t your typical Friday night hang. The highlight would have to be their Passion Pops – the bar only makes 24 of these alcoholic popsicles a day, so head down earlier if you don’t want to miss out. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Passion Pop ($14), Tom Yum Mussels ($15.90), Long Black ($4.50)

2 Orchard Turn, #B1-12 ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily

Ratio Cafe & Gastrobar website

7. My Little Pony Cafe – Limited-time dishes for MLP fans

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Whether you’re bringing the little ones out for a meal or just want something whimsical to enjoy for yourself, be sure to visit the My Little Pony Cafe. The cafe is offering limited-time-only dishes inspired by the characters from the show, with vegetarian Impossible Meat options on the menu as well.

Price: $$
Must-trys: You Are Magical! Churros Chocolate Fondue Set ($20.90), We Are Magic Together Rainbow Parfait ($20.90)

181 Orchard Road, #04-08 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm, Daily
Telephone: 8946 4181

My Little Pony Cafe website

8. Upside Down Cafe – Optical illusion set-ups

This setup is #WFH goals.
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You’ll understand why Upside Down Cafe is named what it is the moment you enter – much like in a trick-eye museum, you’ll find optical illusion sets “hanging” from the ceiling all around the cafe.

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USD Cafe specialises in authentic Ipoh white coffee, with interesting concoctions like banana, matcha and cheesy salted white coffee. They also have affordable brunch options from $10 and refreshing fruit juices at $7.50.

Price: $
Must-trys: Ipoh White Coffee ($7.50), You Are My Sunshine ($10)

171 East Coast Road, #01-05, Singapore 428877
Opening hours: Wed-Sun 9am-6pm (Closed on Tuesdays)

Upside Down Cafe website

9. Pazzion Cafe – Opened by shoe brand

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Pazzion – sound familiar? You might know the brand as a shoe store that’s got stores in malls all around Singapore. It’s also recently opened concept cafes, with its latest outlet at Takashimaya.

The cafe has vegan and vegetarian options, including ingredients like organic eggs.
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The cafe boasts a roomy 55-seat space and is just a stone’s throw from their Pazzion boutique store for some shoe shopping afterwards.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Mixed Berries Waffles ($18), Braised Beef Cheek ($28)

391 Orchard Road, #B1-39/40 Takashimaya Shopping Centre, Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10am-9pm|Fri 10am-10pm|Sat-Sun 9.30am-10pm
Telephone: 6876 9142

Pazzion Cafe website

10. 99 Coffee & Gelato – Unique gelato near Lavender MRT

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99 Coffee & Gelato sits just a convenient 5-min walk away from Lavender MRT station, with interesting gelato flavours to snack on. Unique selections include Tomato Strawberry, Caramelised Banana with Cacao Nibs and Coconut Pineapple.

Besides gelato, they also serve drinks and pastries, which you can enjoy on their lush sofas for a midday break.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Caramelised Banana with Cacao Nibs ($6), Creme Fraiche & Yuzu Jelly ($8)

809 French Road, #03-31 Kitchener Complex, Singapore 200809
Opening hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Telephone: 9173 3359

99 Coffee and Gelato website

11. Chatterbox – “Premium” chicken rice

Their new outlet has counter seats for solo diners to eat comfortably.
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Singaporeans love chicken rice – it’s basically our national dish. But if you’re looking to try a more “premium” experience besides having it at your neighbourhood coffeeshop, try Chatterbox instead.

This might be pricier than your usual chicken rice, but you’ll be getting a hearty serving of chicken.
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The restaurant is known for their Mandarin Chicken Rice, which comes with everything you’d expect. Tuck into some tender steamed boneless chicken and fragrant chicken rice, with 3 sauces at the side including house-made chilli and ginger paste. The set also comes with a flavourful bowl of chicken broth with cabbage and tofu. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Mandarin Chicken Rice set ($25), Lobster Laksa ($34), Coffee Pork Ribs ($26)

333 Orchard Road, #05-03 Hilton Orchard Singapore, Singapore 238867
Opening hours: 11.30am-2pm & 5.30pm-9.30pm, Daily
Telephone:  6831 6291

Chatterbox website

12. SweeT.Rex – 1-for-1 souffle pancakes in April

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Thanks to a myriad of restaurants and cafes lining its streets, Tanjong Pagar is the spot for foodies. SweeT.Rex is the new kid on the block – once a humble store at Alexandra Village Food Centre, the dessert spot has just opened a second branch at International Plaza.

They’re currently having a 1-for-1 souffle pancake deal from now till 30th April 2022. Besides ordering their signature jiggly pancakes, be sure to try the cheesecakes too. The Basque burnt cheesecake is a hot fave, with other flavours like tiramisu and matcha.

Price: $
Must-trys: Classic Souffle Pancakes ($9.80), Basque burnt cheesecake ($4.50-$6.50)

10 Anson Road, # 01-11 International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 12pm-7pm (Closed on Saturdays and Sundays)
Telephone:  8163 7630

SweeT.Rex website

13. Zerah Coffee Roasters – Freshly roasted & steamed coffee

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Zerah Coffee Roasters has experts who roast the beans in-house, so you know you’ve got a good cuppa in your hands here. Their coffees are made using Decent – a special machine that steams and brews on demand.

Plus, no extra charge if you want to get your coffee cold too!

Price: $-$$
Must-trys: Iced White ($5.50), Ethiopia Filter Coffee ($7)

465 North Bridge Road, #02-5063, Singapore 191465
Opening hours:  Tue-Fri 10.30am-5pm | Sat 9.30am-5pm (Closed on Mondays and Sundays)

Zerah Coffee Roasters website

– March –

1. Rise – Artsy pink cafe in the heartlands

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Rise has got the all-pink aesthetic down pat. From rattan furniture to fluted glass tables, the cafe is an ode to the earthy MUJI theme Singaporeans know and love. 

The pastries look like they’re straight out of a cartoon with their picture-perfect presentation
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The cafe’s bakehouse produces fresh bites daily, with unique sweet-and-savoury options like the Trio Cheese Kimchi Teacake ($6.20). Sweet tooths can pick up a canelé ($4.20) – this is only available on weekends, so do plan your visit.

Price: $
Must-trys: Strawberry Cheesecake Tea Cake ($7.20)

Address: 148 Potong Pasir Avenue 1, #01-53, Singapore 350148
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 10AM-6PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Rise website

2. DAWN – Quiet coffee bar in the CBD

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DAWN is a humble cafe in the CBD that resembles traditional Minka homes from Japan, known for scuffed walls and simple wooden furniture. The exterior is pretty unassuming, and you’ll have to search for a wooden door to find its entrance.

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The cafe opens bright and early at 8AM, which means office workers can pop by for their morning coffee before heading to work. Come lunchtime, you can grab a seat by the bar counter and tuck into their in-house bakes to go along with a cuppa. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Pandan Coconut Loaf Cake ($5.50), White coffee (from $5.50)

Address: 78 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058708
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 8AM-5PM | Sat, Sun & PH 9AM-5PM

DAWN website

3. Surrey Hills Grocer Cafe – Alfresco cafe in Jurong with OZ vibes

This grocer-cum-cafe is pet-friendly too
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If you’re not hopping on a plane to Australia anytime soon, you’ll be glad to know that the land down under isn’t that out of reach. Surrey Hills Grocer Cafe has brought a slice of OZ’s cafe culture to Jurong, which honestly is far enough for many of us. 

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Fill your tummy with classic Aussie brunch options like Crayfish Benny ($24) and specialty blends from Proud Mary Coffee

Price: $$
Must-trys: Tasmanian Salmon ($26), Proud Mary Speciality Coffee (from $4)

Address: 511 Upper Jurong Road, #01-01, Singapore 638366
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 11AM-3PM, 6PM-9PM (Closed on Mondays)

Surrey Hills Grocer website

4. Nen Nen Contemporary BBQ – Affordable Japanese BBQ hawker

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The hawker scene is constantly upping its game with stalls like Nen Nen Contemporary BBQ, which gives patrons a Japanese BBQ experience. The store has just opened its third outlet in Bedok and prices are kept uber affordable, with a two-pax set going for just $23.80

The set comes with a good spread of veggies and meats, with premium options available as add-ons like Wagyu Karubi and Miyagi Oysters. They’ve also got a range of house-blend sauces to pair with your BBQ.

Price: $$
Must-trys: BBQ Wagyu Karubi Plate ($6.80), Miyagi Oysters ($6.80)

Address: 418 Bedok North Avenue 2, #01-55, Singapore 460418
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 5.30PM-10.30PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Nen Nen Contemporary BBQ website

5. GelatiAmo – Fresh Italian gelato with unique flavours

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In the recesses of one-north lies GelatiAmo, a gelateria that promises freshly churned gelato daily – all done the traditional Italian way. Try out some of their more unique flavours, like Burrata Balsamico that’s reminiscent of a tart cheesecake. They also have seasonal and vegan offerings like Sweet Potato with Caramel

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Tots will love the Bombolini, which are cream-filled donut balls topped with rainbow sprinkles. GelatiAmo’s also got plenty of power sockets and seating for those looking for a cosy spot get some work done. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Burrata Balsamico ($5/scoop), Bombolini (from $2.50)

Address: 1 Fusionopolis Way, #B1-11 Connexis, Singapore 138632
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 11AM-8.30PM | Sun 2PM-8.30PM

GelatiAmo website

6. Coexist Coffee Co. – Photogenic two-storey roastery

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With two iconic colour-themed cafes under its belt, Coexist Coffee Co. has just opened its third outlet at Paya Lebar. The new cafe spans two floors, complete with a spiral staircase and floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Carrot Cake Fries ($14) and Iced White ($5.50)
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Spot new additions to the menu as well, like pastas and grain bowls, along with their signature coffee roasts. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Ebiko Linguine ($24), White coffee ($5)

Address: 11 Eunos Road 8, #01-02 Lifelong Learning Institute, Singapore 089109
Opening hours: 8.30AM-10.30PM, Daily

Coexist Coffee Co. website

7. NOX – “Surprise” menu with visually impaired hosts

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NOX Dine In The Dark

For a meal like no other, check out NOX – Dine In The Dark’s new location that’s just a 5-minute walk from Telok Ayer MRT. As its name suggests, you’ll be eating in complete darkness the entire time. Yep, that also means you won’t know what you’re eating till it’s in your mouth. 

During the meal, patrons will also get to experience what life is like for the visually impaired community. Hosts from the Singapore Association of the Visually Handicapped (SAVH) will ensure your dinner remains enjoyable throughout, and you can guess your meals at the lighted lounge bar afterwards. 

Price: $$$

Address: 83 Club Street, Singapore 069451
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 6PM-10.30PM (Closed on Mondays)

NOX Dine In The Dark website

8. Sonny’s Pizzeria – New York-style pizza parlour

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Neon signs, check. Juicy, large slices of pizza, check. Right around the corner from Boat Quay is Sonny’s Pizza, which has all the makings of a typical NYC pizza joint. 

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This pizzeria won’t burn a hole in your wallet, with generous slices of pizzas only from $5.50. These are hand-tossed and sport a thin crust that’s made with an in-house dough mix, just like how it’s done in the Big Apple. Top it all off with their selection of local and imported craft beers.

Price: $
Must-trys: Pepperoni ($6.50), Saigon Stunner ($7)

Address: 17 Circular Road, Singapore 049373
Opening hours: Tue – Thu 12.30PM-10.30PM | Fri 12.30PM-12AM | Sat 1.30PM-12AM (Closed on Sundays)

Sonny’s Pizza website

9. Gelatology Lab – Late-night gelato bar in Bugis

Order a scoop to-go with their tea-infused waffle cones
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Joining Bugis’ legion of cafes is Gelatology Lab, which serves up unconventional gelato flavours like Chocolate Orange and Kinako Soy. 

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The gelato bar also has coffee on the menu, which you and your pals can share while chilling at the cafe’s cute indoor seating area. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Peanut Butter, Milky Oolong (from $5/scoop)

Address: 2 Tan Quee Lan Street, #01-01, Singapore 188091
Opening hours: 1AM-12AM, Daily

Gelatology Lab website

10. BCD Korean Tofu House – Korean tofu soup sets in Punggol

Punggol may be pretty ulu for some of us, but if you’re ever in the area, be sure to give BCD Korean Tofu House a try for some cheap Korean tofu soup sets from just $6.

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A new Punggol-exclusive item on the menu is the Korean Dumplings, with fillings like pork, kimchi, and japchae.

Price: $
Must-trys: Korean Dumplings (from $4.50), Beef Soon Tofu Set ($7)

Address: 671 Edgefield Plains, #01-01, Singapore 820671
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily

BCD Korean Tofu house website

11. Love Handle – SG’s first vegan butchery-cum-cafe

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If you’re on the hunt for vegan cafes, Love Handle is here to satisfy that need. Hit up their plant-based butchery that’s got vegan butters, “cheeses”, and “meats” for you to whip up meat-free dishes of your own.

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The cafe offers local fare with a twist, like vegan Mee Sua with Ginger Soy “Chicken”. OG plant-based brands like Impossible Meat can be found on the menu too, with dishes like meatballs and “beef” wellington.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Mom’s Luncheon Meat ($10)

Address: 8 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069788
Opening hours: Mon – Wed 11AM-10PM | Thu – Fri 11AM-10.30PM | Sat 10AM-10.30PM | Sun 10AM-6PM

Love Handle website

12. Earth Shop & Cafe – Garden cafe with affordable vegan options

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Earth Shop & Cafe began as an online tingkat delivery, and now has a brick-and-mortar space in Joo Chiat. Take your pick from indoor or back alley seating, both with plants dotted all around the space for a cosy vibe. 

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Every month is veganuary here, with their spread of plant-based options like smoothies and acai bowls. The cafe space doubles as a grocer too, retailing produce from Singaporean farms and small businesses so you can #supportlocal.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Tandoori Chickpea Quinoa Bowl ($12), Jackfruit Burrito Bowl ($14)

Address: 281 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427535
Opening hours: Wed – Fri & Sun 9AM-4.30PM | Sat 9.30AM-5.30PM (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

Earth Shop & Cafe website

13. Dilly Deli – Sleek Scandi-themed cafe in Queenstown

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Gracing Queenstown is Dilly Deli, a chic cafe for, well, dilly-dallying. The Scandi-themed cafe sports sleek black wicker chairs for you to kick back with a toastie and a cuppa joe.

Some in-house bakes include Key Lime Pie Cronuts and Coffee & Biscoff Cronuts
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Price: $
Must-trys: Blue Cheese and Bacon Toasties, Ricotta and Tomato Toastie (from $4.80)

Address: 53B Strathmore Avenue, #01-01, Singapore 144053
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 8AM-8PM (Closed on Tuesdays)

Dilly Deli website

14. Ohayo Mama San – Japanese tapas and daily happy hour

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Ohayo Mama San is what we’d imagine a bar designed by Wes Anderson would look like, with bright blue booth seats and golden arches decorating the space.

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Drop by from 3PM for their daily happy hour and pair your tipples with Japanese “tapas” with the Tea Party Set (from $38 for two). If you can’t decide what to drink, go for their Sake Testers (from $18) instead.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Nishoku Tamago Total Satisfaction Brunch ($18)

Address: 313 Orchard Road, #01-29 313@Somerset, Singapore 238895
Opening hours: 11AM-10.30PM, Daily

Ohayo Mama San website

15. Breakfast Grill – American brekkie with all-day sammies

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We’re still not over epic cheese pulls, and Breakfast Grill knows just that. East Coast’s latest cafe is an all-day American brekkie spot with grilled sammies packed with fillings like eggs, beef, and even Cheetos.

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Complete the meal with a cup of coffee or freshly pressed juices. Breakfast Grill also does pastas and fries for those who can’t resist some extra carbs. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Cheeses Sammie ($10), Strawberry Shake ($10)

Address: 380 East Coast Road, Singapore 428986
Opening hours: 8AM-4PM, Daily

Breakfast Grill website 

16. Fei Lou Fatt – Cantonese lok lok along TEL

The restaurant resembles a bustling HK eatery
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Launched by the folks behind Sembawang White Beehoon, Fei Lou Fatt serves up yummy prawn noodles and cheap Cantonese-style lok lok.

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You’ll be able to satisfy your fried food cravings without going broke – the lok lok sticks start from just $1.20 a pop, with items like abalone amongst 20-odd meat and veggie sticks. Pick from four types of seasonings, including Sze Chuan Mala and BBQ.

Price: $
Must-trys: Prawn and Braised Pork Ribs Noodle ($8), Bacon Enoki Lok Lok ($1.50)

Address: 928 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 787121
Opening hours: 8AM-10PM, Daily

Fei Lou Fatt website

17. Cowpresso Coffee Roasters – Pet-friendly rainbow cafe

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A short stroll from Beauty World MRT will take you to Cowpresso Coffee Roasters. Their range of brioche doughnuts like Croque Madame ($6.90) and Creme Au Chocolat ($5.80) are great brunch options.

And if you think the cafe resembles a showroom, that’s because it’s also an exhibit hall for coffee grinders and machines for the interested coffee connoisseur. 

Have your pup join you for a cup of coffee and some doughnuts
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Price: $$
Must-trys: Furikake Mentaiko Fries ($13), Very Berry Doughnut with Pistachio Softserve ($11.20)

Address: 21 Lorong Kilat, #01-07, Singapore 598123
Opening hours: Thu – Mon 10AM-10PM (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)

Cowpresso Coffee Roasters website

18. Mong Cha Cha – Vegan okonomiyaki waffles and BBT

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Vegan or not, Singaporeans can’t resist a good cup of BBT. If you’re looking for more plant-based dessert stores, Mong Mong Cha has just opened its doors at Toa Payoh Central.

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Other than BBT, the cafe serves meat-free bites like the Vegan Okonomiyaki Waffle, which is made with BamNut Milk – a milk alternative made with the Bambara groundnut, which gives the waffle a nice nutty flavour.

Price: $
Must-trys: Vegan Okonomiyaki Waffles ($9.90), Earl Grey Black Sugar Boba Mylk Tea ($5.50)

Address: 79E Toa Payoh Central, #01-75, Singapore 315079
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12PM-9.30PM (Closed on Mondays)

Mong Cha Cha website 

19. Itchy Bun – Izakaya by The Muttons

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Local DJs The Muttons have unveiled their latest F&B venture, Itchy Bun. If you’re itching for a place to chill with Japanese fare, the izakaya-concept restaurant is just that.

Tori Karaage and Spicy Karaage Itchy Bun
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A must-have is their signature Itchy Buns (from $5.80) where a hefty filling of either chicken or pork is sandwiched in a soft bun, much like a kong ba bao. The restaurant also offers Japanese beers and sakes (from $12.80)

Price: $$
Must-trys: Itchy Buns (from $5.80 for two), Tori Karaage ($7.80)

Address: 44A Prinsep Street, Singapore 188674
Opening hours: 12PM-10.30PM, Daily

Itchy Bun website

20. White Marble – Modest Mediterranean fare

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Helmed by the founder of Black Marble steakhouse, White Marble at Orchard Rendezvous Hotel introduces affordable Mediterranean fare in the form of grilled skewers and mezze, or sharing plates.

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Their three-course lunch set meals (from $35) comprise signature Mediterranean dishes like chicken shawarma and sweet rice pudding. The restaurant also has patio seats that are perfect for an outdoor dinner date.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Mezze Plate ($34, serves two)

Address: 1 Tanglin Road, #01-09/10 Orchard Rendezvous Hotel, Singapore 247905
Opening hours: 11.30AM-10.30PM, Daily

White Marble website

– February-

1. Sol & Luna – European nosh atop SG’s newest skyscraper

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Sol & Luna opens on 10th February 2022, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Take your date to new heights quite literally at this European bistro that’s perched 100M off the ground. It’ll be situated in the new 51-storey skyscraper CapitaSpring, and diners can expect to enjoy dishes from Italy, France, Portugal and Spain while overlooking Raffles Place.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: House Made Raviolini ($20)

Address: 88 Market Street, #17-01, Singapore 048948
Telephone: 8031 4316

Sol & Luna website

2. Under Der Linden – Florist cafe with IG-worthy archway

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Part-florist and part-restaurant is Commonwealth’s new botanical-themed eatery Under Der Linden

Seeing as it’s by the folks behind the popular Le Jardin, it may come as no surprise that this whimsical new cafe is decked with flowers and plants as well. Don’t miss the cute floral archway when entering – it’s the perfect spot to snap that snazzy brunch #OOTD

Squid Ink Spaghetti ($23)
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Price: $$
Must-trys: Lovely Earl Grey Lavender Cake ($12)

Address: 5B Portsdown Road, Singapore 139311
Opening hours: Sun – Thu 9AM-9PM | Fri & Sat 9AM-10PM
Telephone: 9838 2977

Under Der Linden website

3. Caviar – First caviar-based restaurant in Singapore

Botan Ebi

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28-seater restaurant Caviar is where you’ll want to go if you have a penchant for all things, well, caviar. If you’d like to reward yourself after weeks of hard work, this is where you can get your fine-dining fix.

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They’re the first caviar-based restaurant in Singapore, with eight varieties of caviar from all around the world on the menu. Pick from a five to nine course meal (from $98) depending on how indulgent you feel on the day.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Botan Ebi, available on the six-course dinner menu ($248) and Egg Benedict, available on the Sunday brunch menu ($198)

Address: 390 Orchard Road, #B1-06-07, Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871
Telephone: 9888 1217

Caviar website

4. Gary’s – Date-worthy botanical restaurant along Rochester Drive

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Italian cuisine doesn’t have to be limited to pasta and risotto from your neighbourhood diner. Housed in a colonial building along Rochester Drive, Gary’s – helmed by a Michelin Star chef of the very name – is where you can expect fancy Italian fare with garden views to boot come special occasions.

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Pan Seared Foie Gras ($26)

Address: 41 Rochester Drive, Singapore 138582
Opening hours: 11.30AM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 8920 0200

Gary’s website 

5. Bloom Coffee – Loft cafe in Siglap with Aussie-style sandwiches

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Much to the delight of Easties, Siglap welcomes yet another eatery with Bloom Coffee, a loft-style hideout with a soothing interior of warm, earthy hues. Their lean menu focuses on freshly roasted cuppas and Sangas – a.k.a. thick, Australian-style sandwiches. Bring along your pet for your next visit, as fur babies are welcomed here!

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Tonkatsu Sanga ($18)

Address: 87 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 455223
Opening hours: Mon & Wed – Fri 8AM-6PM | Sat & Sun 9AM-6PM (Closed on Tuesdays)
Telephone: 9070 7610

Bloom Coffee website 

6. Kohi Coffee Bar – Coffee bar with $20/day co-working space

Kohi Coffee Bar is currently on its soft launch
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Not your regular coffee stop, Kohi Coffee Bar is an unassuming hole-in-the-wall cafe with a yellow window through which you can order your cuppa joe. 

Should caffeine and work go hand in hand for you, the good news is that the cafe is also home to a co-working space (from an additional $20/day) where you can relax in a cosy corner and reply emails while sipping on a latte or espresso.

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Price: $
Must-trys: Coconut Espresso ($7)

Address: 283 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427535
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 8AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays)

Kōhī Roastery & Coffee Bar website

7. 99 Old Trees – Durian haven with murals and $5 mousse

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The king of fruits is second to none – so says about half the population. Enjoy all things durian at 99 Old Trees, recently relocated from Farrer Park to Outram Park. You can’t miss the storefront that’s painted with colourful murals of durian trees and roadside durian stalls

Meanwhile, the anti-durian club will get fair warning with a neon sign asking patrons to “hold your breath” right at the entrance. 

Durian Mousse ($5) made with sultan D24 and topped with durian pulp
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Price: $
Must-trys: Durian Mousse

Address: 1 Teo Hong Road, Singapore 088321
Opening hours: 12PM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 9822 2495

99 Old Trees website 

8. The Food Peeps – Retro shophouse cafe with brunch fare

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We love a good minimalist cafe with a Scandinavian aesthetic, but it’s always interesting to see a new eatery throw us a curveball. The Food Peeps greets cafe-hoppers with an old-meets-new themed shophouse that merges elements of traditional coffee houses with modern brunch fare. 

Spicy Garlic Prawn Burger ($15)
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Previously located at Maxwell House, their new outlet in Chinatown carries brunch favourites that existing fans love. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Halloumi on Toast ($14)

Address: 34 Sago Street, Singapore 059026
Opening hours: Thu – Tue 8AM-5PM | Closed on Wednesdays
Telephone: 6970 8035

The Food Peeps website

9. Tigress – Rustic tapas bar with games at Orchard Gateway

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Awkward dinner conversations will be the least of your worries at Tigress by 82 Social House, also known as 82 SoHo. With board games and billiard tables, you can look forward to some good conversation starters if you ever run out of things to say with new friends or Tinder dates.

The new addition to Orchard Gateway’s food scene has grub like tapas from $13, pizzas from $25 and tipples like cocktails, wine and beer from $9

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Bulgogi Pizza ($26)

Address: Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Rd, #03-18, Singapore 238858
Opening hours: 11.30AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 9189 6975

82 SoHo website 

10. Chef China – Space-themed restaurant in Bugis with $1.20 skewers

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The name says it all – Chef China specialises in Sichuan-style nosh, perfect if you’d like to indulge in traditional Chinese cuisine even after CNY. Look forward to ordering specialty dishes like Spicy Grilled Fish ($32.80) and Sweet and Sour Spareribs ($18.80). The best part? They’re open all the way till 3AM for supper-goers.

If you’re lucky, you’ll catch their astronaut mascot roaming around occasionally.
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The restaurant has undergone a recent facelift, and customers can expect an outer space-themed interior complete with illuminated backdrops of Earth that’ll make you feel like you’re looking out the window of a space station.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Skewers (from $1.20/piece)

Address: 101 Beach Road #01-01, Singapore 189703
Opening hours: 11.30AM-3AM, Daily
Telephone: 6566 2188

Chef China website

11. Milano Pizza & Wine – 400°C  “Sicilian Grandma Pizza”

Mortadella & burrata Sicilian Grandma Pizza ($27) that’s cooked in a stone-fired oven at 400°C to ensure max toastiness
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We all think we know pizzas – Pizza Hut, duh – but chances are, you haven’t heard of the lesser-known thick and square-shaped Sicilian variety. Milano Pizza & Wine is a great place to try it out for the first time with their signature Sicilian Grandma Pizza – which comes with a substantial two-inch deep crust. 

Wash it all down with a wide selection of wine ($12/glass), with taste profiles that range from bitter to sweet.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Sicilian Grandma Pizzas (from $26)

Address: 10 Craig Road, Singapore 089670
Opening hours: Thu – Sun 12PM-2PM & 6PM-10.30PM | Mon – Wed 6PM-10.30PM

Milano Pizza & Wine website

12. Am I Addicted – Korean vegetarian cafe and pottery studio

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It’s tough to find vegetarian Korean food, much less vegan. But at Am I Addicted, everyone in your circle can sit down for a meal without worries about dietary restrictions. The cafe offers vegan, vegetarian and allium-free options, all of which are labelled in the menu. Mains are priced from a reasonable $16 and come with options like sandwiches, bibimbap and pasta.

They also have a pottery studio next door to consider as a post-meal activity.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Vegan Grilled Cheese Kimchi Sandwich ($16)

Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B2-51/52/53 Capitol Singapore, Singapore 178905
Opening hours: 11AM-9PM, Daily
Telephone: 9113 3090

Am I Addicted website 

13. 5 ON 25 – Dim sum with a view at Andaz Singapore

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With Swee Choon up high on most of our to-eat lists, it’s no secret that dim sum is a hot favourite among Singaporeans. Keep 5 ON 25 at Andaz Singapore on your radar for your next family gathering to indulge in some comforting Cantonese dishes while overlooking the rest of the city. 

Price: $$$
Must-trys: Set Lunch One ($68/pax) with three dim sum platters, soup, wok-fried chicken, shrimp fried rice and ginger milk pudding.

Address: Level 25, Andaz Singapore, 5 Fraser Street, Singapore 189354
Opening hours: 12PM – 2.30PM & 6PM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 6408 1228

5 on 25 website 

14. Rosemead – Seasonal fine-dining menu

Chitose Farm Tomato & Basil Crackling Pork Skin ($24) and House Rolls & Shiitake Cultured Butter ($19)
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What sets Rosemead apart from other restaurants is not just its Michelin Star chef, but also the fact that it sources seasonal ingredients locally and around the world so you can tuck into top-notch dishes all year round.

Sink your teeth into LA-inspired dishes like the Mangrove Crab Tartine ($33) on your next anniversary night. They also have a limited-time special menu for Valentine’s Day that’s coming up.

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Price: $$$
Must-trys: Mangrove Crab Tartine

Address: 19 Cecil Street, Singapore 049704
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 6PM-10.30PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 9781 9084

Rosemead website

15. Panquecas’ – Sweet and savoury crepe pancakes from $11

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We may not typically expect much from the usual breakfast pancake, but Panquecas flips things around with its delicious thin pancakes from $11. These resemble crepes and are served wrapped, rolled or layered. Pick from “safe” flavours like chocolate, and locally-inspired treats like Kopi O and Apam Balik.

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Price: $
Must-trys: Kopi O Pancake ($13)

Address: 92 Club Street, Singapore 069460
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 3PM-10PM | Sat 12PM-12AM | Sun 12PM-10PM
Telephone: 9122 4326

Panquecas’ website

16. Off Track – Retro bar with Pan-Asian food & cocktails

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Off Track take things back to basics with good booze and a playlist of great songs. Music lovers can’t skip a visit to this cosy bar that’s co-founded by local music collectives Darker Than Wax and Ice Cream Sundays. Here, indulge in cocktails and bar bites like Crispy Wings ($15) while listening to bops from all genres.

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Grasshopper cocktail ($21)

Address: 34 North Canal Road, Singapore 059290
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 4PM-10.30PM
Telephone: 8748 0408

Off Track website

17. House On The Moon – Futuristic dessert bar at GR.ID

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In case you’ve missed the news, the PoMo that we once knew and loved is now a futuristic-looking mall called GR.ID. And within, you’ll find restaurants that match the vibe, like House On The Moon

While they have wine, coffee and snacks, it’s the intricately-plated desserts that are the stars of the show here. 

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Moon Walk ($19)

Address: 1 Selegie Road, GR.!D, #01-13, Singapore 188306
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 12PM-3PM & 6.30PM-10PM (Closed on Mondays)
Telephone: 8280 4327

House on the Moon website 

18. Oaks – Upper Thomson cafe with coffee & toasties

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Those living near the Upper Thomson food stretch just got luckier with Oaks. Dive into brunch fare like Cheese Toasties ($22) and Cheeseburger Spring Rolls ($14), which should go well with their black ($5), white ($5.5) or seasonal filter coffee.

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Laksa Orzo Pasta ($22) 

Address: 223 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574355
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily

Oaks Coffee Co. website

19. Celine’s Gelato Cart – Gelato cart cafe in Novena

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There are plenty of ice cream cafes in Singapore, but Celine’s Gelato Cart stands out thanks to its ice cream wagon. Escape the heat with handmade ice cream priced from $5/scoop, or top up $2.80 for the classic ice cream + waffle combination.

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Price: $
Must-trys: Pistachio gelato

Address: 275 Thomson Road, Novena Regency, #01-04, Singapore 307645
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-9PM  (Closed on Sundays)
Telephone: 9067 1353

Celine’s Gelato Cart website

20. Henri – French sourdough pastries near Telok Ayer

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Heads up pastry addicts and snack monsters. If you think sourdough is the superior type of bread, look no further than Henri. Not to be confused with Henri Charpentier, this French bakery dishes out fresh pastries daily, all of which are made from imported premium ingredients and made using sourdough.

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Now that we’re slowly returning to back to working from the office, those hustling in the CBD area can also drop by for set lunches from $28 on weekdays.

Price: $
Must-trys: Baked Éclair Strawberry with Rhubarb Danish $3.80

Address: 48 Pekin Street, #01-01, Singapore 048778
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 10AM-4PM | Sun 8AM-4PM
Telephone: 8690 4927

Henri website 

– January –

1. Binary – Gastro-bar with Asian and Western flavours

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Located at the newly revamped Palais Rennaissance, Binary offers both Asian and Western flavours, depending on whatever you’re in the mood for. This includes classic bar bites with a twist, like Chicken Wings ($18) that come in flavours like Buffalo and Nasi Lemak.

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Thanks to its cosy interior and outdoor dining options, you can enjoy either an alfresco dining experience or atas bar dinner. While here, don’t forget to try their exclusive Binary Craft Brew ($16) either. 

Price: $$
Must-trys: Small Plates ($18) with items like Tiger Prawns and Hand-made Wagyu & Pork Balls

Address: 390 Orchard Road, #01-01A, Singapore 238871
Opening hours: 11.30AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 9363 0101

Binary website

2. Siam Smith – Authentic Thai noodle bar

Yes, the cheekily-named restaurant does bear a resemblance to famous singer Sam Smith.
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Serving up piping hot bowls of Thai beef noodles, Siam Smith is the next go-to restaurant for noodle-lovers. Said to only serve the best cuts of meat and freshest ingredients, this noodle bar prides itself for its Beef Tripe Signature Beef Noodle ($18.50) and Seafood Creamy Tom Yum Soup Noodle ($16.50).

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Beef Tripe Signature Beef Noodle ($18.50), Smith Wing (S$9.50)

Address: 390 Orchard Road, #01-01 Palais Renaissance, 238871
Opening hours: 11.30AM-9.30PM
Telephone: 6235 8901

Siam Smith website

3. A Noodle Story – Michelin Bib Gourmand ramen from $8

There are also bigger portions going for $11 and $15
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After opening its first outlet at Amoy Street Food Centre, A Noodle Story now has an air-conditioned branch at Guoco Tower, conveniently located right in the heart of the CBD. 

This Michelin Bib Gourmand restaurant serves up affordable SG-style ramen starting from just $8, with hearty add-ons like HK-Style Poached Shrimp Wanton In Soup ($6) and Crispy Idaho Potato-Wrapped Prawn ($4.80).

Price: $
Must-trys: Singapore Style Ramen (from $10.80)  

Address: 1 Wallich Street, #B2-32, Singapore 07884
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat 11AM-3PM

A Noodle Story website

4. Alice Boulangerie – Zhnged coffee and desserts in the city

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Fancy pastries? Check. Aesthetic interior and food? Check. 

Alice Boulangerie is a new bakery-cafe in Tanjong Pagar that serves a variety of pastries and drinks like two-toned croissants (from $9.60) and Kopi-Misu ($8++). The latter comes with a layer of mascarpone cheese and dusted cocoa powder on top; a definite upgrade from your regular coffeeshop Kopi O.

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Signature bi-coloured croissants like the Pistachio Chocolate Croissant ($9.60++)

Address: 12 Gopeng Street, #01-05/11, Icon Village, Singapore 078877
Opening hours: Wed – Mon 8AM-7PM
Telephone: 6994 1196

Alice Boulangerie website

5. Baker X – Baking studio and cafe in Orchard

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The Basque burnt cheesecake craze may have passed, but Baker X is refreshing the trend, with seven different flavours including Original, Taro, and Lotus Biscoff Cookie Butter ($10/slice). These goodies, along with Korean Fat Macarons (6 for $30), will only be available from now till 9th January 2022

These jumbo macarons include festive flavours like Peppermint Mocha and Toffee Nut
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Price: $$
Must-trys: Korean Fat Macarons (6 for $30) 

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #04-29, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11AM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 6238 1051

Baker X website

6. Daruma Tavern – Authentic KL-style Hokkien mee

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Those who scoff at the sound of Yishun might just their minds thanks to Daruma Tavern. Aside from an array of craft beers and Malaysian bites like their Ipoh Curry Noodles ($7.90), you can try their signature KL Dai Lok Mee ($7.90) which seems to be a hit with customers. Unlike the light Hokkien mee that we’re used to, you can expect a dark, sticky sauce coating the noodles – true-blue KL style.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Signature KL Dai Lok Mee ($7.90), Lok Lok ($12.90 for 10 skewers)

Address: 25 Springside Green, #01-14, The Brooks II, Singapore 786015
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10AM-10.30PM | Sat – Sun 9AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 9734 3484

Daruma Tavern website

7. Neighborhood – Chic coffee bar located in a cycling studio

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Tucked away in ALLY Cycling Studio is a new sleek coffee bar with a bright, open concept for those who need a pick-me-up after an intense workout. Neighborhood serves not just Black ($3.50) and White coffee ($4.50), but also healthy Shakes ($9) for the gym bros and health nuts.

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Price: $
Must-trys: Triple Berry Acai shake ($9)

Address:  8 Cross Street, Manulife Tower, #02-01/02, Singapore 048424
Opening hours: Mon- Fri 8AM-9.30PM | Sat – Sun 8.30AM-4.30PM

Neighborhood website

8. 中河小镇网红餐厅 – Hotpot in a tent

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Tucked away in the west, 中河小镇网红餐厅 – translated as Zhong He River Internet Famous Restaurant – introduces a novel “hotpot in a tent” experience for a romantic date idea or girls night out. Starting from $10.80 for your soup base, you can add on ingredients from under $10 or even BBQ skewers ($1-$3 per stick).

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Nine Grid Set for two (from $58.80), which comes with a choice of nine ingredients

Address: 42A Penjuru Road, Level 2, Singapore 609164|
Opening hours: 11AM-11PM, Daily
Telephone: 9680 5989

Note: Reservations can be made via telephone.

9. 929 Desserts and Bites – Fusion Taiwanese & Korean Bingsu

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For the Easties on the lookout for a new dessert spot, 929 Desserts and Bites serves affordable bingsu from just $4.90 with a variety of flavours like Cookie Monster and Mango Madness. Those in the mood for some ice cream can opt for their Buttermilk Waffles ($4.90) with flavours like Double Chocolate and TuttiFruity (single scoop: $3.50).

Price: $
Must-trys: Gold Fantasy ($6.90), Halo Halo ($4.90) 

Address: Tampines Street 91, #01-451, Block 929, Singapore 520929
Opening hours: Mon 11AM-8.30PM | Tues – Fri 11AM-8PM | Sat – Sun 11AM-9PM
Telephone: 8766 8006

929 Desserts website

10. graft – Sustainability-focused restaurant with an edible garden

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Created by The Mandala Group and Jekyll & Hyde – the brains behind one of the world’s best barsgraft, a new concept is now open for booking at Neil Road. Aside from whimsical cocktails, the restaurant will also be serving food made with ingredients from their very own edible garden.

Price: $$
Must-trys: Signature cocktails

Address: 76 Neil Road, Singapore 088840
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 5PM-10.30PM | Sat 12PM-10.30PM

11. La Levain – Cruffins and baked sandwiches

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With over 20 different types of bread and pastries on the menu, La Levain is the bakery for pastry lovers to visit. Aside from savoury options like Baked Sandwiches ($5.50), this bakery also served classics and sweet treats like Croissants ($3.50-$7) and Pain Au Chocolat ($4.50).

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Price: $
Must-trys: Hojicha Mochi Croissant ($6.80)

Address: 23 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209193
Opening hours: Tue – Sun 8.30AM-6.30PM
Telephone: 9822 3924 

La Levain website

12. Rempapa – Local recipes by a Masterchef Judge

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Opened by MasterChef judge Damian D’Silva, Rempapa offers a mouth-watering menu of atas local cuisine like Stir-Fried Chee Cheong Fun ($13++) and a variety of kueh (from $6++). Though it might look like a quaint void-deck eatery from the outside, the food options and sleek interior give off classy restaurant vibes perfect for date night.

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Coconut Custard with Gula Melaka ($14++), Braised Beef with Raita & Roti ($25++) 

Address: 2 Paya Lebar Road, #01-01/02/03, Park Place Residences at PLQ, Singapore 409053
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 10.30AM-10.30PM | Sat – Sun 9.30AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 9459 1603

Rempapa website

13. Ganko Sushi – First Southeast Asian outlet with Omakase

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Opening its first Southeast Asian outlet right here in Singapore, Ganko Sushi started off as a quaint little eatery in Osaka. Shipping its seafood straight from Japan, this restaurant promises fresh sushi to its customers. Try it for yourself with the Sushi Platter ($40++) which includes options like Chopped Tuna Roll with Spring Onion and Sea Urchin.

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Rice Bowl With Seafood ($33++), Seared Fatty Japanese Amberjack with Ponzu Vinegar Gelee ($6++)

Address:  9 Penang Road, #01-01, Singapore 238459
Opening hours: 11.30AM-2.30PM, 6PM-10PM, Daily
Telephone: 8828 2280

Ganko Sushi website

14. Gudsht – Neon bar with Jim Beam towers and curry dons

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Orchard’s never short of drinking spots, but if you’ve exhausted the list, GudSht is a new neon-lit bar that has Jim Beam towers and Japanese dishes. Aside from mains like the Curry Buta Don/Udon ($10.90+, $11.90+), don’t miss out on their bar bites like their Rice Cake Poppers ($10+).

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Curry Karaage Don ($10.90+), Honey Lemon and Sour Plum Jim Beam towers ($49+, exclusive to the Orchard outlet)

Address: 8 Grange Road, #01-04, Orchard Cineleisure, Singapore 239695
Opening hours: 11AM-10.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 8683 3052

Gudsht website

15. Mezcla – Japanese-Mexican fusion tacos

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For fans of both Mexican and Japanese cuisine, Mezcla combines the best of both worlds with its unique sushi-taco creation. While soaking in the ambience of the neon-lit interior, grab a bite of some of their signatures like the Salmon Taco or the Chorizo ($8.50).

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Unicorn (Grade A uni on elote, $18++ for two), Salmon Taco ($12.50)

Address: 43 Craig Road, Singapore 089681
Opening hours: Tue – Fri 6PM-10.30PM | Sat – Sun 11.45AM-2.30PM, 6-10.30PM

Mezcla website

16. Twyst pasta – Affordable pastas in the CBD from $6.90

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The word CBD often calls to mind expensive food, but Twyst Pasta introduces an affordable option with pasta starting from $6.90perf for office workers looking for a lunch that’s easy on the wallet. 

Price: $
Must-trys: Laksa Olio ($9.90) and Butternut Kombu ($9.90) 

Address: 5 Raffles Place, B1-25/26, Singapore 048618
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 7.30AM-7PM

Twyst Pasta website

17. Sevens Kissaten – Japanese tea shop with unique flavours

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Passing as a Japanese tea room in the day, Sevens Kissaten turns itself into an omakase restaurant during dinner time. With an interior that reminds us a little of MUJI, this tea housenot only has interesting flavours like Ume-Ume ($7) and Milk Popcorn ($7), but also snacks like Onigirazu ($23) – an open-faced Japanese rice ball sandwich.

Ogura Toast with Ice Cream ($15)
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Price: $$
Must-trys: Matcha Monaka ($12), Ogura Toast with Ice Cream ($15) 

Address: 58 Seng Poh Road, #01-15, Singapore 160058
Opening hours: 8.30AM-5.30PM, Daily
Telephone: 8723 7777

Sevens Kissaten website

18. Oishii Ristorante – Omakase dinner from $53/pax

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Oishii Ristorante is introducing a new Italian-Japanese fusion concept to our shores. Indulge yourself with some Italian pizza and pasta inspired by Japanese flavours, with options like Truffle & Kombu Edamame ($10) and Unagi & Corn Pizza ($22).

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Salmon Tartare ($20), Yuzu Choc Tart ($16)

Address: 182 Cecil Street, #01-05 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 11.30AM-10.30PM
Telephone: 6232 7890

Oishii Ristorante website

19. Taylor Adam – Hidden speakeasy behind a tailor

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Looking straight out of Kingsmen, Taylor Adam is a speakeasy hidden behind a tailor. You’ll even be asked a secret question at the entrance – answer correctly and you’ll be let in. Alcohol aficionados can appreciate cocktails ($22.80) like the Vesper Martini – introduced in the 007 series – made with Roku Gin and Haku Vodka, or LSD, a cocktail inspired by The Beatles’. 

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Price: $$
Must-trys: Vesper Martini ($22.80)

Address: 1 Raffles Place, #01-03, Singapore 048616
Opening hours: Mon – Sat 5PM-10.30PM

Taylor Adam website

20. CoComelon Cafe – Themed pop-up cafe open till April 2022

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Whether you’re a fan of the cartoon or not, themed cafes are always a fun experience thanks to the cute food options. From now to April 2022, CLOVE at Swissôtel The Stamford will be hosting a CoComelon Cafe that’s fun for the whole fam. Aside from IG-worthy food, like the CoComelon Rubick Cube for the kids, you can also take snapshots of the adorable interior.

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Price: $$$
Must-trys: CoComelon Rubick Cube ($18)  

Address: 2 Stamford Road Swissôtel The Stamford, Level 2, 178882
Opening hours: Mon – Thurs 11AM-8PM | Fri – Sun 10AM-9PM
Telephone: 6431 6156

CoComelon at CLOVE website

New cafes and restaurants in Singapore

This year’s lineup of eateries will take our tastebuds over the world, from Japan to Australia. So even if you don’t have plans to travel anytime soon, a trip to these cafes and restaurants will do the trick for now.

Cover image adapted from: @ahbeetecture, @meaw_eats, @abayaandsneakers


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