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20 NEW Restaurants & Cafes To Eat At In March, 2015

New Restaurants & Cafes In March 2015



Some people may change partners as often as they change clothes, but for the die-hard foodies that we Singaporeans are, the only things we change with that fevered a frequency are our favourite foods and eating places. For instance, just when I thought that the fro-yo trend had petered out ages ago, buried with the forgotten Yami Yogurt and other less notable names, it comes Llao Llao-ing back into our radar in 2015.

For the ravenous foodie, we have curated a list of 20 exciting new restaurants and cafés you HAVE to know about this March. This is the first part of our series where we bring you the hottest restaurants and cafes to check out each month.

R-eat on!


– New Restaurants –


1. Mischief



Alongside several others, this restaurant, dedicated to bringing American street food to our sunny shores, is helmed by local thespians Michelle Chong and Cynthia Koh. With indulgent food-truck favorites like Tacos, Chicken Waffle and Churros, Mischief’s menu is sure to attract a large youth following.

Address: Esplanade Mall, 8 Raffles Avenue #01-12, Singapore 039802. 
Telephone: 6532 0481. 
Open 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. daily.


2. Pizza Fabbrica


b2ap3_thumbnail_birramisu.jpgThe Birramisu – a classic Italian dessert with a twist. In this interpretation, stout is used in place of wine.

This new dining spot boasts a creative, and therefore unique menu, of which one of the highlights is a pumpkin-cream-based pizza.

Other recommended dishes are the Antipasto all’Italiana ($24) and Birramisu ($12).

Read our full of Pizza Fabbrica here.

Address: 69/ 70 Bussorah Street
Telephone: 6291 0434
Open 11.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Tue – Thu, 11.30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Fri – Sat, 11.30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sun. Closed on Mon.


3. Meat Smith


b2ap3_thumbnail_meatsmith.jpgSource: Facebook

A general air of badassery suffuses this brick and concrete establishment. If anything, with a name like Meat Smith, you’ll know that they are dead serious about their meat, which they smoke American-style.

Address: 167 – 169 Telok Ayer Road, Singapore S068620
Telephone: 6221 2262
Open 11.45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mon – Sat. Closed on Sun.


4. Sorrel


a1sx2_Thumbnail1_S-05-Octopus-small.jpgSorrel’s Confit octopus. Source: bibikgourmand

Sorrel is all about making fine dining affordable. At just $42 for a 3-course lunch, this restaurant demonstrates that quality doesn’t always have to come with a lavish price tag.  

Address: 21 Boon Tat Street #1-00,Singapore 069620
Telephone: 6221 1911.
Open 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, and 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for dinner daily.


5. Wildfire Kitchen + Bar


b2ap3_thumbnail_Wildfire-7.jpgWildfire’s Chili Con Carne will get you all fired up.

It’s beef and burgers galore here at Wildfire. And they don’t just use any beef – only premium Wagyu beef. Also, their offerings of various specialty craft beers here make for the ultimate burger-and-beer combo.

Must-try burgers include The Works ($23) and Chili Con Carne ($19).

Read our full review of Wildfire Kitchen + Bar here.

Address: 26 Evans Road. 
Telephone: 6734 2080. 
Open 11 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. daily.


6. Takumen


b2ap3_thumbnail_Tukumen-7.JPGTakumen collaborates with various Japanese ramen brands, offering 6 of them at any point in time in their first brick-and-mortar store in Singapore. Tantalizing our taste buds with unusual, lesser-known flavours, Takumen offers its patrons a dynamic and authentic taste of Japan, thus carving a niche for itself in Singapore’s already over-saturated ramen market.

Read our full review of Takumen here.

Address: 66 Circular Road, #01-01, Singapore 049420.
Telephone: 6604 9622.
Open Mon – Thu 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.; Fri 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m, 5.30 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sat 5.30 p.m. to 12 a.m.; Sun & PH 11.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.


7. Adrift by David Myers


b2ap3_thumbnail_adrift_3.jpgSource: asia-city

East meets West in this fusion restaurant by LA-based Celebrity chef David Myers. Definitely try their invigorating reinterpretations of traditional Asian fare, of which some unusual concoctions include a grilled lobster mochi, and a foie gras banh mi.

Address: Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Tower 2, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Telephone: 6688 5657.
Open 12 p.m. to 2 a.m. daily.


8. The Refinery


b2ap3_thumbnail_salted-egg-onion-rings.jpgThe Refinery’s Salted Egg Onion Rings. Source: Facebook

Indulge in yakitori with a modern twist at the Refinery. The grill restaurant located on the first of this three-storey establishment takes local ingredients cooks them in the lightly salted style of yakitori. Also on the menu are Salted Egg Onion Rings ($8). If you’re swept up in the golden goodness of the salted egg yolk sauce craze, give these a try.

Address: 115 King George’s Avenue #01-02, Singapore 208561
Telephone: 629301204.
Open daily 6 p.m. to 1 a.m.


9. Chick-N-Ken


b2ap3_thumbnail_chicknken.JPGDak-Galbi – diced chicken marinated in gochujang (chili pepper paste), served in a hot plate.

This new fried chicken joint is the latest eatery to ride the K-wave. With its food well-executed and reasonably priced, Chick-N-Ken is a must-visit for fans of Korean cuisine and lovers of all-things-fried. We highly recommend trying their Dak-Galbi ($19.90).

Read our full review of Chick-N-Ken here.

Address: 21 Lorong Telok
Telephone: 9150 7257
Open 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon – Sat. Closed on Sun.


10. Long Chim


b2ap3_thumbnail_longchim4.jpgA perennial favourite – Mango Sticky Rice. Source: danielfooddiary

At Long Chim, the street food of Bangkok is masterfully tailored to suit cosmopolitan taste buds. Headed by internationally acclaimed Celebrity Chef, David Thompson, Long Chim’s Mango Sticky Rice ($10) will stir within you a sense of wanderlust for the noisy, cluttered streets where it was originally from, but concurrently also leave you thankful for the fact that you can now savor such fare in air-conditioned comfort. 

Address: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, #02-02, Atrium 2, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 0189655
Telephone: 6688 7299
Open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. daily.


– New Cafés –


11. FatCat Ice Cream Bar


b2ap3_thumbnail_Fat-Cat-2.JPGFatCat’s jet black charcoal Gourmet Waffles with salted egg sauce makes for a delectable dessert.

FatCat teases our taste buds with deliciously named ice-creams like Hay & Honey and Butter Beer, and the much raved about charcoal-hued Gourmet Waffles ($6 without ice cream) – you’ll be too curious not to give this place a try.

Note: you might want to head down early if your sole purpose is to try the gourmet waffles. We’ve heard that they sell out as fast as 1 – 2 hours after opening.

Read our full review on FatCat Ice Cream Bar here.

Address: Bedok Avenue 2, Blk 416 #01-25, Singapore 460416.
Telephone: 6251 0830.
Open 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon, Wed, Thu, Sun; 12 p.m. to 11 p.m. Fri & Sun. Closed on Tue. 


12. Wilder


b2ap3_thumbnail_french-toast---wilder.jpgWilder’s French Toast ($12.80) Source: jiaksimipng

As Wilder’s Facebook page declares: “We won’t claim to be the best, we hope to simply do our best” , this modest establishment hopes to please patrons with unpretentious but sincere fare. Because Wilder is still in the nascent stages of development, its menu doesn’t have as varied a selection as we’d like. Still, plus points for being Halal.

Address: 749 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198717
Telephone: 9632 5962
Open 12.30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tue to Sat; 1.20 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sun. Closed on Mon


13. Aeiou


b2ap3_thumbnail_aeiou-cafe-roasted-pumpkin-quinoa-review-by-gourmet-adventures.jpgSource: Gourmet Adventures

Because its unassuming shop front is so well-secreted among a cluster of mechanical shops, you might very well walk past this café and never realise missing it. The solitude of the locale and Aeiou’s quirky decor make for a delightful environment to savour the creamy goodness of their Avocado Coffee ($8) with a good book in tow.

Address: 111 King George’s Avenue, Singapore 208559
Telephone: 6291 2698
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tue – Sun. Closed on Mon.


14. The Snack Culture Company


b2ap3_thumbnail_ayam-buns.jpgThis is what you get when you add the Peranakan staple of Ayam Buah Keluak as filling for buns. Yummy! Source: Facebook

This bakery café offers a selection of coffee, drinks, gelato, desserts, cakes and buns. Drawing culinary inspiration from cuisines all over the world, The Snack Culture Company presents a eclectic repertoire that includes creative interpretations such as Chendol Panna Cotta and Ayam Buah Keluak Buns.

Address: 2 Kallang Avenue, CT Hub, #02-17, Singapore 339407
Telephone: 6443 2006
Open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon – Sat. Closed on Sun.


15. Nunsongyee 눈송이


b2ap3_thumbnail_nunsongyee.jpgThe premium black sesame bingsu ($19). Source: ten-ele-ven

From the atmosphere to the desserts offered, this Korean dessert café is authentic. Nunsongyee’s bingsu (shaved ice) and toasts are well worth the hassle of navigating your way to its obscure location.

Address: 45 Burghley Drive #01-04, Singapore 559022
Facebook: Here
Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tue – Sun. Closed on Mon.


16. Froth


b2ap3_thumbnail_taro-waffles.jpgThe beautifully presented Taro Waffles. Source: missuschewy>

Froth offers some rather unconventional options that are refreshing deviations from the usual café fare. Their Doritos Crust Winglets ($11.90) make for an interesting starter, whereas the Taro Waffle with Ice Cream ($12.90; ice cream flavor of your choice) is a welcome innovation of the café mainstay of waffles + ice-cream to complete your meal.

Address: 200 Middle Road, B1-02 Big Hotel Singapore 188980
Telephone: 6336 1228.
Open 11.30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tue – Sun. Closed on Mon.


17. Simplicite Café


b2ap3_thumbnail_blossom-waffles.jpgSource: Instagram

It’s difficult to find fault with this combination of gelato, waffles and bakes. Their Blossom Waffle ($11), christened so because of its flower-like shape, is one of the most unusual looking waffles I’ve seen till date.

Address: 425 East Coast Road, Singapore 429012
Telephone: 64409146
Open 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tue to Thu, 11.30 a.m. to 12 a.m. Fri to Sat, 12p.m. to 10 p.m. on Sun. Closed on Mon.


18. Oberstrasse


b2ap3_thumbnail_oberstrasse5.jpgSource: danielfooddiary

With its polished black coffee mugs, wooden paneling and mason jar lights, Oberstrasse’s rustic ambience might just make it the next hip new Insta-worthy brunch spot.

Address: Blk 809 French Road #01-50
Telephone: 6291 3185/ 3184
Open 8.30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon – Fri


19. Project Açaí


b2ap3_thumbnail_acai.jpgSource: explodingbelly

We’ve all seen the surge in numbers of photos of ridiculously toned individuals hashtagged #fitspo, alongside fruit bowls (#eatclean), it’s safe to say that the latest trend in Singapore is living healthy. Project Acai, with its acai bowls and smoothies, is new nourishment for both hardcore and newly-minted health enthusiasts.

Address: 27 Lorong Liput, Singapore 2777738
Facebook: Here
Open 10.30 a.m. to 10 p.m, Mon & Tue, Thurs – Sun; 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Wed.


20. Wednesday Café


b2ap3_thumbnail_dessert-bar.jpgAn example of an assortment of desserts available at the café’s dessert bar. Source: Facebook

As counter-intuitive as it sounds, Wednesday Café is the first café in Singapore to employ the ‘anti-café’ concept, which means you pay for your time spent as opposed to the coffee. For $12 for your first hour, and $5 for subsequent hours of relaxing, coffee or tea drinking, and nibbling from the dessert bar, the Wednesday Café is definitely worth checking out.

Address: 220 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437011
Telephone: 6247 7760
Open 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mon – Fri, 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sat & Sun: 11 a.m. till late.


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