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20 New Cafes & Restaurants In Sept 2019 – Uni Ramen, Coffee Cocktails & Pastel Pink Brunch Spot

New restaurants to try in September 2019

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“Wake me up when September ends,” is what Green Day would say at this time of the year. But with a slew of good food coming our way, I’d rather be up and food hunting the moment this month starts. Below are 20 new cafes and restaurants to check out this September:

– Cafes –

1. Fluff Stack – jiggly souffle pancakes made from scratch

When it comes to Instagrammable desserts, Fluff Stack definitely takes the cake for this month. Their jiggly Japanese-style pancakes are made to order from scratch, ensuring that you get a sweet treat as soft as a cloud.

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For chocolate lovers, dive straight into their Hazelnut Chocolate Souffle Pancake ($13.80), which is doused with a generous amount of hazelnut chocolate sauce and topped with Ferrero Rocher bits, fresh raspberries and a dollop of cream cheese. Other flavours include Mango Passion Fruit Souffle Pancakes ($14.80) as well as Oolong Boba Souffle Pancakes ($9.80), the latter perfect for all diehard bubble tea fans out there.

Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-K4, Suntec City, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily

2. Elixir Boutique Roasters – coffee cocktails and flower-topped brunch eats

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For a dining experience that packs a punch, head to Elixir Boutique Roasters which carries a good alcoholic cuppa. Located near the Botanic Gardens, this cafe matches the landmark’s aesthetic with vibrant dishes topped with fruit, fresh greens and flowers.

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As evident from their Instagram page, a crowd-favourite here is definitely the Brulee French Toast ($18), a sweet, caramelised toast topped with fresh berries and flower petals for that extra flair.

Coffee cocktails – available on weekends only
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Rather than your usual flat white or cappuccino, take your brunch experience up a notch and order one of the coffee cocktails, such as Stormbringer ($13), which is made of dark rum and Guatemala Antigua single-origin beans. All their coffee cocktails are crafted lighter than usual so you can savour them mid-day without feeling lightheaded after.

Address: 10 Jalan Serene Serene Centre #01-03A
Opening hours: Thu-Tue 8.30AM-4PM | Closed on Wed

3. One Good Trade Cafe – networking cafe for traders

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It’s probably hard to find time to take a good breather if you’re working in the bustling trading industry. For a place to chill without being too far away from work, head to One Good Trade Cafe which is a space made for investors and traders to mingle or simply relax with free-to-browse investment books. They also provide strong WiFi, as well as a live big screen TV to catch up on the latest news with.

Snacks (from $3) and beer (from $8/pint)
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Food-wise, they have a wide variety of grub that includes pastries, pasta and bar bites.

Mushroom Melt ($9)
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Address: 387 Jalan Besar, Singapore
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 9AM-10PM | Closed on Sun
Tel: 6972 0072

4. Mom’s Touch – famous Korean fast food restaurant

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Mom’s Touch is one of the best South Korean fast-food chains, as proclaimed by my friends and I who spent a good 5 months there for exchange. After expanding to the States, Taiwan and Vietnam, they’re finally headed our way to Singapore in Paya Lebar Quarters.

While they won’t be bringing their entire menu over, some of the exciting dishes you can get your hands on include Mom’s Touch Fried Chicken ($3.60) available in spicy and non-spicy variants, as well as their Incredible Burger, a hefty one which comes with a chicken cutlet topped with an egg, slices of ham and their signature “special sauce”.

Address: 10 Paya Lebar Quarter #01-37 Paya Lebar Quarter
Opening hours: 10Am-10PM, Daily

5. Mixx Thai Cockles Bar – Thai seafood bar open past midnight

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Late-night suppers are shiok, but if you’re tired of feasting on mookata over and over again with your pals, there’s a new Thai supper spot in town to check out: Mixx Thai Cockles Bar.  It’s the very first Thai seafood bar to open in Singapore and just like its night market origins, is open from the evenings till past midnight.

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To satiate your seafood cravings, check out their cockles (from $10), BBQ scallops ($10) and fresh oysters (from $6 each).

Address: 965 Upper Serangoon Road
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 6PM-1AM | Fri&Sat 6PM-2AM

6. Shake Shake In A Tub – fries with ice cream for dipping

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We all have that one friend who dips their fries in ice cream. Some love it, some find it plain weird. But if you part of the former, head to Shake Shake In A Tub where they serve 8 different flavours of fries with all-natural soft serve for dipping. 

Flavours available include cheese, truffle and sour cream and onion, but if you’re up for something that literally tingles your tastebuds, go for their mala flavoured fries.

Criss cut fries, popcorn chicken and buffalo wings are also available.
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Indulge in this guilty pleasure and go straight for their sinful Giant-Sized Tub ($9.80), where you can pick 3 flavours of fries, with a cup of soft serve in the middle. For those who’d like to keep their carbs intake in check, try their Regular Sized Fries ($3.80) and add a Soft Serve($2) to go along.

Address: Northpoint City, 930 Yishun Ave 2 #B2-139, Singapore 769098
Opening hours: Daily, 10.30AM-10PM

7. Gather the Misfits – cafe with Wes Anderson vibes

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Coffee and toast is as classic a combo as cafe grub comes. To go back to the good ol’ basics with your bunch, head to Gather The Misfits. This cafe exudes a minimalistic Wes Anderson vibe, with pastel walls and neon wall signs to complete the aesthetic.

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Here, you’ll be able to find a range of toasties which are served freshly toasted such as Smoked Fish with Bonito Cream ($13) and Cauliflower Gatau With Spicy Mayo ($9)

Coffee with Prosciutto with Black Garlic Mayo ($13)
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Address: 217 Rangoon Road, Singapore
Opening hours: Wed-Mon 10AM-6PM | Closed on Tue
Tel: 9298 7291

8. What’s Pide – Turkish flatbread with a Korean twist

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Korean fusion food is fast gaining traction in Singapore, and What’s Pide is riding the trend well. Bringing an Asian take to the traditionally Turkish flatbread, this cafe combines the pide with ingredients like edamame, bulgogi and wasabi, providing a unique pocket of flavours.

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Mrs. Park ($9) is probably their most representative dish, with bulgogi beef, jalapenos and caramelised onions stuffed within the thin, yet pillowy, bread. Top up $4 to add on fries and a drink.

Address: 22 Cross Street, #01-63, China Square Central, Singapore 048421
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8AM-9PM | Closed on weekends

9. Seriously Keto – keto-friendly desserts

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Seriously Keto doesn’t sugarcoat it – excess sugar is bad for you, and so are carbs when you overload on them. Once an online keto-friendly bakery, they’ve since opened their doors as a cafe along Seah Street. Head down to grab one of their ready-to-eat baked cakes, buns and cupcakes.

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Keto bakeries, for the uninitiated, focus on baking treats with less carbs and less or no sugar. If you’re keeping track of your intake, Seriously Keto indicates the amount of carbs in grams that goes into each of their products on their website. 

Address: 32 Seah Street, Singapore 188388
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 10AM-6PM | Closed on Sun&PH

10. Trufflelicious – cheesy truffle dishes served from a truck

There are few ingredients that make you salivate with just a whiff of its scent and truffle is definitely one of them. You’ll probably smell Trufflicious, the new food truck store in Funan Mall, way before you see it. 

Here, you’ll find truffle-based dishes priced from $10, which is relatively affordable given the pricey nature of the key ingredient. 

Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich 

For a satisfying cheese pull, order a Truffle Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($12) that comes with a generous serving of cheese and dusted with freshly grated truffle shavings.

Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #02-K06, Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: 10AM-10PM, Daily

– Restaurants –

11. The Peel 1889 – affordable made-on-demand pizza

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The Peel 1889 is a new kid in the block at Serangoon Gardens serving up affordable Italian fare with a modern flair. Pizza is best eaten fresh, so you might be glad to hear that the ones here are all made on-demand.

Chilli Prawn Pizza
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If you’re able to, make sure to order their 1889 Magherita Premium ($23) – there’s only a limited supply available each day! There’s always something exciting each time you return with their Special Of the Week ($18-$25), featuring fun dishes such as Chilli Prawn Pizza.

Address: 1 Maju Ave, #01-11, Singapore 556679
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11AM-11PM | Fri&Sat 11AM-11PM

12. Heart of Darkness – 30 taps and Saigon’s best beer

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When it comes to Vietnamese beverages, coffee might usually the first thing that comes to mind, with beer taking a back seat. Despite that, Saigon actually has a bustling craft beer scene and one of it’s best breweries, Heart Of Darkness, has recently arrived in Singapore.

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You’ll be spoilt for choice with their 30 types of beers, featuring a permanent core range, limited releases, guest taps and local collaborations. Popular drinks here include Dream Alone Pale Ale (from $9) which comes with tropical tangerine and mango notes as well as their Kurt’s Insane IPA (from $10) which comes with a whopping 7.1% ABV, and is coined as their hoppiest beer.

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Address: 55 Tras Street, Singapore 078994
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-12AM

13. Mediumrare – steakhouse by Saveur

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If you’d like to beef up your dating game, bring bae to Mediumrare, a new steakhouse in the Eas serving Australian steaks such as Ribeye (from $20) and Flat Iron ($18).

The interior is modern and chic with dark walls lit up by bird-shaped lamps

Diners can pick from a variety of familiar sauce flavours, such as mushroom and black pepper. Alternatively, spice it up with the mala or black bean sauce. Each steak here is served with two sides such as fries and mac and cheese and mashed potatoes.

Address: 2 Tampines Central 5, #01-35, Century Square, Singapore 529509
Opening hours: Daily, 12PM-10PM

14. Chalerm Thai – comfort Thai food at Capitol Piazza

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Those familiar with the land of smiles might recognise the name Chalerm which is the name of one of Bangkok’s most popular theatres – Sala Chalermkrung Royal Theatre. 

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So it’s probably not a coincidence that Charlem Thai is located near the Capitol Theatre at Capitol Piazza. The airy and loft-styled restaurant serves up comfort Thai food such as classic Seafood Tom Yum Soup ($15) and Mango Sticky Rice ($10).

Address: Arcade @ The Capitol Kempinski, 15 Stamford Road 178906
Opening hours: Daily, 11AM-10PM
Tel: 6715 6875

15. Unauna – $9.90 unagi rice bowls

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There seems to be a never-ending slew of unagi restaurants that are entering Singapore. But we’re definitely not complaining cause they provide for endless options for us to get our eel meat fix.

A new player in town is Unauna, which serves one of the cheapest hitsumabushi – grilled unagi chopped and laid over a bowl of rice. The eel here is cooked over hot charcoal, resulting in a crisp exterior, tender flesh and a smoky aroma. Mmm

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The best part, their best-selling Hitsumabushi is priced from a pocket-friendly $9.80. If there is no such thing as too much unagi in your dictionary, then upsize it to a double ($19.80) for the best experience.

Address: 201 Victoria Street Bugis+ #04-10, Singapore 188067
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30AM-3PM, 5PM-10.30PM | Sat&Sun 11.30AM-10.30AM
Tel: 6835 7056

16. Cloudstreet – modern Australian fine-dining

Interior of the cosy, 40-seater restaurant
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Less is more at modern Australian restaurant Cloudstreet, the latest restaurant by Michelin star chef Rishi Naleendra. Located along Amoy Street, this fine-dining restaurant serves up premium ingredients, supported by seasoning and garnishing that complements rather than complicates each dish. 

Grilled Oyster, Betel Leaf, Coconut, Finger Lime
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Prices of a 3-course lunch start from $68 and the Chef’s 5 Course Tasting Menu at $118.

Scallop with kohlrabi and sour bream
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Address: 84 Amoy Street, Singapore 969903
Opening hours (Lunch): Tue-Fri 12PM-1.30PM
Opening hours (Dinner): Mon-Sat 6PM-9.30PM

17. Seizan Uni Ramen – sea urchin ramen at Picnic

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Two Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Seizan is now has a sister branch located in Picnic – Seizan Uni Ramen. Look forward to an innovative take on uni, or sea urchin, which is made into a broth here, rather than served in its usual raw form.

The bouncy noodles are topped with an onsen egg, homemade chashu and seaweed sheets.
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Unlike their main store, this one only sells 3 dishes, with a focus on their Uni Ramen ($21) which is made from fresh, premium bafun uni, and has a rich and buttery taste. The chef, Haruhiko Yamamoto, is one who prefers to bring out the natural flavours of the ingredients, rather than overload it with other seasonings so you can look forward to an unadulterated uni broth. 

Other dishes available include Dashi Somen ($18) and Kumamoto Wagyu Ramen ($20).

Address: 435 Orchard Road,  #03-15-49, Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Opening hours: Daily, 10AM to 10PM

18. Beurre – unorthodox combination of ingredients

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Located in Tanjong Pagar,  Beurre is a fine-casual restaurant which serves dishes centered around the key ingredient of butter. Many of their menu items also feature unorthodox combinations of ingredients.

Portobello Mushroom | Tart
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Named straightforwardly, their dishes include Pork | Corn ($24) comprising of roasted pork served with Szechuan gremolata, sweetcorn puree with a side of salted popcorn, and Portobello Mushroom | Tart ($19),  a vegetarian dish with mushroom laid on a buttery tart, and served with leek cream.

Address: 23 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089837
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11AM-3PM, 5PM-10PM | Sat 11AM-3PM | Closed on Monday
Tel: 9660 0597

19. Sushiro – Japan’s largest conveyor sushi chain

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Head ups sushi lovers ‘cuz Japan’s largest conveyor belt sushi chain, Sushiro, is finally here in Singapore! Not to be confused with the existing Sushiro in Upper Thomson, this one is a separate establishment, with its first foray into Southeast Asia.

There are over 100 varieties of sushi and side dishes that start from $2.20 per plate, so make sure to go in with an empty stomach to feast on as many as possible. Expect a dining experience very much like one their OG stores in Japan, as all their ingredients are air-flown over for the original menu to be replicated as closely as possible.

Salmon with Basil Cheese

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Some of their best dishes include their Salmon with Basil Cheese ($2.20) and Fatty Tuna ($4.80). Check out a full review here.

Address: 302 Tiong Bahru Road, #02-118, Tiong Bahru Plaza, Singapore 168732
Opening hours: 11.30AM-9PM

20. Kenny Rogers – back in town and now halal-certified

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That’s right, the family-favourite Kenny Rogers is coming back to Singapore with their newest outlet scheduled to be open in JEM on 28th September 2019. 

The American diner closed its last outlet in Singapore in April this year. Although it’s only been 5 months, make sure to save the date if you’ve been missing their rotisserie chicken, corn muffins, and who can forget, mac-n-cheese.

Upon reopening, their menu will be halal-certified, unlike previously, with their originally pork-based dishes replaced by substitutes like salmon and sirloin.

Address: #B1-37/38 JEM

New restaurants in Singapore

I said I was going to watch my weight this month, but after writing this article, nah. It’s time to get some yum in the tum. If you’re looking for more new and exciting places to dine at, check out our coverage of the past months’ new restaurants here:

We also have a list of activities and deals to check out for this month, so don’t miss out!

Kezia Tan

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