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10 New Cafes & Restaurants In Oct 2023 – Bak Kwa Waffles, Taiwan Street Food & Saizeriya Alternative

New cafes & restaurants in October 2023


Although the Mid-Autumn Festival is done and dusted, some of us may still be reeling from the aftertaste of exquisitely-flavoured treats like durian mooncakes infused with truffles. To alleviate some of the jelak-ness, reset the palate at these new cafes and restaurants in Singapore this October.


1. Cédric Grolet Singapore – Hyper-realistic fruit pastries


If pretty pastries are your thing, then the creations over at Cédric Grolet Singapore will have you turning your dessert run into a full-fledged photoshoot. The eponymously named patisserie was conceived by celebrity chef Cédric Grolet, and his hyper-realistic fruit-inspired pastries ($26) come packed with familiar flavours in bite-sized form. 

Cedric Grolet InteriorImage credit: @marcocpz via Instagram

2 of the favourite flavours are Lychee and Paris Brest Flower, the latter made from hazelnuts. You also can’t miss out on their croissants ($8) which they recommend to be dipped into a cup of coffee before devouring. The man hails from France after all, so you can be sure these are freshly made with layers of flaky goodness. 

Price: $$$

Address: 30 Bideford Road, Level 1, Como Orchard, Singapore 229922Opening hours: Wed-Sun 8.30am-6pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)Contact: Cédric Grolet Singapore website


2. Bing Tang Tang Shui – Rustic office-themed decor


Bing Tang Tang Shui Chairman OfficeImage credit: @haraku via Instagram

Retro vibes are aplenty at Bing Tang Tang Shui. It’s an office-themed cafe in Thomson, but this corporate haunt looks as if it’s frozen in time. You’ve got relics like cassette tapes, magazines from the 80s, and rotary phones and fans strewn about. You can even host larger-scale lunch dates in a Meeting Room, and for added intimacy, head to the Chairman Office.

Bing Tang Tang Shui Osmanthus InfusionImage credit: @bingtangtangshui via Instagram

The cafe specialises in traditional Chinese desserts such as Osmanthus Infusion ($12.50) and Orh Nee ($7) to reward yourself with after you panggang. Your post-OT munchies can be covered here too, as it’s open till 1am on most nights. 

Price: $

Address: 15 Thomson Hills Drive, Singapore 574759Opening hours: Mon, Wed-Thu 4.30pm-1.30am | Fri-Sat 12.30pm-1.30am | Sun 12.30pm-12am (Closed on Tuesdays)Contact: 8076 2721 | Bing Tang Tang Shui Instagram


3. Clovelly – All-day brunch at a cafe with Aussie vibes


Clovelly Crab CroissantCrab Croissant Florentine ($22.90).Image credit: @clovelly.sg via Instagram

Clovelly is the place to be for those lazy Sundays where you just can’t be bothered to get up in time for brekkie. The restaurant has an all-day brunch menu for sleepyheads, or you can dig into their variety of handmade pastas topped with fresh seafood such as the Crab On Crab ($24.90).

The hanging lights and plants provide a bohemian ambience that’s reminiscent of a cosy Aussie cafe, so feel free to spend whatever’s left of the weekend here leisurely sipping on a good cup of joe or indulging in some Molten Lava Cake ($11.90).

Price: $$

Address: 15-2 Jalan Riang, Singapore 358987Opening hours: Tue-Sun 11.30am-9.30pm (Closed on Mondays)Contact: 8835 8987 | Clovelly Instagram


4. The Coffee Code – Popular Malaysian cafe with specialty waffles


The Coffee Code ExteriorImage credit: @thecoffeecodesingapore via Instagram

The Coffee Code has made waves in East Malaysia, with stores across Sibu and Kuching. Now that they’ve opened a branch right here in Singapore, we can finally see what all the fuss is about. 

The Coffee Code Waffles And CoffeeImage adapted from: @2eatss via Instagram, Bran Van Boom via Google Maps

The cafe is swathed in shades of grey and pastels to create a zen-like atmosphere, but do dig into their specialty waffles like the Bak Kwa Waffles ($18) before hitting the books. You can also order soft serves for motivation while fuelling up on Hand/Nitro-Brewed Coffees ($8), so bookmark this one for your next mugging sesh.

Price: $$

Address: 37 Neil Road, Singapore 088822Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am-10pm | Fri-Sat 11am-11pm | Sun 10am-10pmContact: 8208 9500 | The Coffee Code Singapore Instagram


5. Marymount Bakehouse – Cottage-core pies


Marymount Bakehouse ExteriorImage credit: @marymount_bakehousesg via Instagram

Those who frequent farmers’ markets will probably have heard of Marymount Bakehouse – the home-based bakery’s goods sell like hotcakes at various pop-ups around Singapore. Now, they share a permanent location with Mr Bucket Chocolaterie, tucked away at their Upper Thomson location.

Marymount Bakehouse PiesImage adapted from: @marymount_bakehousesg via InstagramTo go along with their new opening, they’re launching their adorably named Marymufflet ($7), which is their own take on the classic English muffin. They’re best known for their sourdough offerings, as well as their cottage-core-evoking pies. For their signature dish, try the Shepherd’s Pie (The MMBH Way) ($28).

Price: $$

Address: 23 Sin Ming Road, #01-15, Singapore 570023Opening hours: Wed-Fri 8.30am-7.30pm | Sat-Sun 8.30am-6.30pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)Contact: 8757 9892 | Marymount Bakehouse website


6. Milan Shokudo – Japanese-Italian fusion with free-flow drink bar


New cafes & restauants in oct 2023 - Milan Shokudo Exterior And FoodImage adapted from: @daniellekopi.sg via Instagram

The Saizeriya faithful will have to give Milan Shokudo a try; the restaurant has Japanese fusion mains and even sports a similar free-flow drink bar ($3.90). They’ve got affordable pizzas and, to top off the connection to Italy, their seats bear the unmistakable colours of the Italian flag.

The Smoked Duck Carbonara ($10.90) is a signature dish, while the classic Margherita Pizza ($4.90) is so affordable that you just can’t go wrong with it.

Price: $

Address: 9 Bishan Place, #02-34/35 35A Junction 8, Singapore 579837Opening hours: 11.30am-10pm, DailyContact: 6259 6698 | Milan Shokudo Instagram


7. Ah Zhong Mian Xian – Authentic Taiwanese cuisine in Chinatown


New cafes & restauants in oct 2023 - Ah Zhong Mian Xian ExteriorImage credit: Han Lim via Google Maps

Although Ah Zhong Mian Xian bears a similar sounding name to the famous Ay Chung Mian Xian in Taipei, the restaurant based in Chinatown is not affiliated with its Taiwanese counterpart. However, its head chef did work under Ay Chung for a period of time, and it shows in his craft.

New cafes & restauants in oct 2023 - Ah Zhong Mian Xian Mee Sua And Fried FoodImage credit: Khaw Han Chung via Facebook

Of course, Taiwanese delicacies and street snacks are on the menu, and they have been lauded as authentic AF. As an added bonus, meals here are GST-free, much like those on the streets of Ximending. 

For mains, you can go for the Signature Mee Sua ($8.80) or Braised Pork Rice ($9.10). Then wash it all down with some good ol’ Brown Sugar Milk Tea With Pearls ($3.90).

Price: $

Address: 283 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058832Opening hours: 11am-9.30pm, DailyContact: 6022 1669 | Ah Zhong Mian Xian Facebook


8. Friends Kimbap – Low-carb Kimbaps


New cafes & restauants in oct 2023 - Friends Kimbap ExteriorImage credit: Friends Kimbap 펑요김밥 好朋友紫菜包饭 via Google Maps

Friends Kimbap is another popular chain overseas that has snuck its way onto our Little Red Dot. Surprisingly, this one’s not from Korea; instead, it has infatuated the Shanghai crowd with its wide variety of rice rolls. 

New cafes & restauants in oct 2023 - Friends KimbapImage credit: @daniellekopi.sg via Instagram

The Classic Kimbap ($8.50) is already delish as is, but you can choose to stuff your kimbaps with a plethora of fillings like cheese and kimchi. There’s even a low-carb option like the Beef Kimbap ($13.90) where the rice is swapped with eggs, so there’s no reason not to try one for yourself. Seafood lovers can go for the Crab Meat Salad Inari Sushi ($3).

Price: $

Address: 277 Orchard Road, #B1-11 Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858Opening hours: 10am-10pm, DailyContact: 9036 8111


9. Nasi Don – Nasi Lemak infused with flavours of Japan


With Singapore being a mish-mash of cultures, it is inevitable that our cuisine follows suit. This time, the folks over at Nasi Don Origin have ingeniously fused aspects of the humble nasi lemak with the modern Japanese rice bowl.

New cafes & restauants in oct 2023 - Nasi DonHoney Miso Chicken Karaage Don ($6.90).Image credit: Nasi Don via Facebook

Expect your usual Japanese fare, which includes pork belly cha shu, tempura enoki mushrooms, and an onsen egg. But, this is accompanied by fragrant coconut rice, roasted peanuts, ikan bilis, and your obligatory sambal chilli for a local flair. Must-try dishes include Mentaiko Dory Fish Don ($7.90) and Blackpink Calamari ($7.90).

Price: $

Address: 28 Flanders Square, Singapore 209309Opening hours: 10.30am-9pm, DailyContact: 8889 3588 | Nasi Don Facebook


10. Flippers – Westgate outlet with 9 new pancake dishes


New cafes & restauants in oct 2023 - Flipper's PancakesImage adapted from: @cyeatyumz & @gnimochi via Instagram

For those bidding a tearful farewell to their outlet at Takashimaya, seek solace in the opening of Flippers Westgate around 9th October. For the uninitiated, the Japanese souffle pancake chain is most known for their “Kiseki” souffle pancakes ($16.80), which are miraculously fluffy. 

They’ll also be launching 9 new pancake dishes in both sweet and savoury flavours alongside their Westgate branch. These include a creme brûlée souffle pancake and a Japanese curry katsu pancake, with prices yet to be announced. 

Price: $$

Address: 3 Gateway Drive, Singapore 608532Opening hours: TBAContact: Flippers Singapore Instagram


August


1. Van Leeuwen – Famous NYC ice cream store arrives in SG


new restaurants cafes van leeuwen exteriorImage credits: Eatbook 

You don’t have to have a sweet tooth to know about the iconic NYC ice cream brand, Van Leeuwen. First started as an ice cream truck in 2008, it’s now known for its French-style ice cream that’s made using more than twice the number of egg yolks used in regular ice cream. And now, we get to try it for ourselves at the first outlet in Singapore. 

van leeuwen ice creamImage credits: Eatbook

There’s a variety of flavours to choose from, alongside topping options such as cookies and cream crumbs. You can opt to have your ice cream on a waffle cone that costs an additional $1. Those following a plant-based diet will be happy to know that vegan choices are available here too. 

Ice cream aside, snap a photo at their 2 IG-worthy photo spots – the holographic mirror wall and rainbow-hued arch walkway.  

Price: $Must-trys: Honeycomb ($6.50/scoop), Chocolate Fudge Brownie ($6.50/scoop), Sicilian Pistachio ($6.50/scoop)

Address: 181 Orchard Road, #01-19, Orchard Central, Singapore 238896Opening hours: Sun-Wed 12pm-11pm | Thu-Sat 12pm-12amContact: 6235 0214 | Van Leeuwen Instagram


2. Lou Shang – Hidden HDB-themed cafe serving fusion dishes


new restaurants cafes lou shang entranceImage adapted from: @sebastianang & @loowong007 via Instagram

With its unique concept that revolves around nostalgic HDB estates and a locally-inspired menu, it’s no surprise that Lou Shang keeps popping up on your FYP. 

lou shang foodImage credits: @loowong007 via Instagram

Every day till 5pm, Lou Shang is a cafe serving fresh homemade noodles and locally-inspired dishes. In the evening, the cafe transforms into a bar where you can order cocktails inspired by Singaporean flavours we all know and love. 

Price: $$$Must-trys: Kopi & Dream ($22) – a coffee based cocktail, Gula Melaka Tiramisu ($13), Hokkien Prawn-tastic ($18), Rainbow Roti ($9) – rainbow bread served with kaya, milk, chocolate, and bandung custard

Address: 38 Prinsep Street, #02-02, Singapore 188665Opening hours: Sun-Mon 9am-5pm | Tue-Thu 9am-5pm, 6pm-11pm | Fri-Sat 9am-5pm, 6pm-12amContact: 8714 0012 | Lou Shang website 


3. Park Bäckerei – Handcrafted cheese pretzels & stuffed bagels


new restaurants cafes Park Bäckerei exteriorImage credits: Eatbook

Calling all pretzels fans – we beckon you to give Park Bäckerei, Singapore’s first German pretzel bakery, a try. The bakery’s known for its Swabian pretzels, which have fluffier bellies and thin, crispy arms.

new restaurants cafes Park Bäckerei foodImage credits: Eatbook

The queues at Park Bäckerei can get pretty long and it’s not uncommon for their bakes to be sold out by afternoon, so we recommend you to go there earlier to increase your chances of chope-ing a pretzel or two. 

Price: $$Must-trys: Laugen Pretzel ($3.90), Cheese Pretzels ($4.50), Roast Beef Sandwich ($16.90), Jalapeño Cheddar Laugen Bagel ($7.90), Mini Pretzels ($2.50)

Address: 12 Gopeng Street, Icon Village, #01-41/42/52/53, Singapore 078877Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm | Sat 8am-2pm (Closed on Sundays)Contact: 8756 2029 | Park Bäckerei website


4. Uptown – Cottage-style cafe with Asian-inspired brunch


new restaurants cafes Park Bäckerei exterior uptown exterior Alfresco seating is also available. Image adapted from: @up_____town via Instagram

If you’re looking to give the #cottagecore trend a try, we have the place just for you – Uptown. The first thing you’d notice about the space is its minimalist, cottage-inspired interiors – perfect for the ‘Gram. Food-wise, you can expect unique food creations that merge Asian flavours with Western dishes.

uptowm foodCrabcake & Eggs” and Tempeh & Butternut pumpkin greens.Image credit: @up_____town via Instagram 

Uptown isn’t just a cafe – it’s also a men’s vintage thrift store where you can get second-hand streetwear items like jackets and sneakers. Last we heard, items in the store are updated every week – so you’ll always be able to find something new. 

Price: $$Must-trys: Kimchi Fried Chicken Burger ($24), Kaya Butter Toasties ($9). 

Address: 55 Zion Road, Singapore 247780Opening hours: Wed-Sun 8am-6pm (Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays)Contact: Uptown Instagram


5. Baristart Coffee – Hokkaido milk centric menu items


new restaurants cafes baristart coffee exteriorImage credit: Baristart Coffee Singapore via Facebook

The Hokkaido milk trend may have slowed down, but fans of this rich Japanese beverage still have plenty of options in Singapore. One of which is Baristart Coffee, a Hokkaido-based concept cafe with 2 outlets at Tras Street and Siloso Beach.

baristart coffee foodImage credit: Baristart Coffee Singapore via Facebook

Come mid-September, you’ll have yet another outlet to enjoy their beverages, mains, and desserts – as they’re opening a 56-seater cafe at Wisma Atria. The next time you need a coffee break after all the shopping, you know where to head to.

Price: $$Must-trys: Hokkaido BIEI Jersey Milk ($7.50), Wafu Pasta ($19.80), Eggs Benedict ($22.80), Hokkaido Cream Puffs ($7/piece, $19.50 for 3 pieces)

Address: #04-01 Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877Opening hours: TBCContact: Baristart Coffee website


6. Sushi-GO Marina Square – Exclusive menu items like petite donburi


sushi-GOImage adapted from: Sushi-GO 

Sushi-GO will be making its way to Marina Square, making it its 3rd outlet in addition to Jurong Point and Ang Mo Kio Hub. And with the new store opening, comes new outlet-exclusive menu items. 

new restaurants cafes Park Bäckerei exterior sushi GO food

There’ll also be the petite donburis that’ll be made available in 8 different options. These are also exclusive to the Marina Square outlet. Prices are currently unavailable, so follow their Instagram account to keep yourself updated.

Price: $$Must-trys: Aburi Hanasaki Salmon Sushi, Cheezy Dragon Roll, Petite Kaisen Don 

Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, #02-277, Marina Square, Singapore 039594Opening hours: TBCContact: Sushi-GO Instagram


7. Kee Mei Siew Pow – Popular Malaysian pork bao in Singapore


Image credits: Kee Mei Siew Pow Singapore via Google Maps

If you’ve been crossing the border to get your siew bao cravings sorted, there’s no longer a need to do so. Renowned Malaysian brand Kee Mei Siew Pow has opened its very first outlet right here in Singapore. 

new restaurants cafes kee mei siew pow foodImage credits: Kee Mei Siew Pow Singapore via Google Maps 

It’s convenient to get to the Kee Mei Siew Pow outlet too, as it’s an 11-minute walk away from Tai Seng MRT station. Psst … there are also egg tarts and other Chinese confectionery that you can buy, especially if you want to impress your in-laws. 

Price: $Must-trys: Pork Siew Bao ($1.80), Pork Siew Bao Puff ($2)

Address: 498 MacPherson Road, Singapore 368202Opening hours: Mon-Fri 7am-8pm | Sat-Sun 9am-8pmContact: 8939 2037 | Kee Mei Siew Pow website 


8. NOWAFTER Cafe – Monochromatic food items


nowafter cafe intrtiotImage credits: @nowaftercafe via Instagram

If you’re looking for something to match your monochrome aesthetic, we recommend heading down to NOWAFTER Cafe, located on the 3rd floor of Design Orchard. The industrial-themed interiors make a chic backdrop for your photos – but get this, even their food items are in black and white. 

new restaurants cafes nowafter cafe foodImage credits: @kurnihandayanii via Instagram

All their bakes are available while stocks last, so be sure to head down early and check their Instagram for regular updates to avoid disappointment. 

Price: $$Must-trys: Charkey bun ($13), Blackmisu ($13), Sour Dough Gelato Waffle ($15) 

Address: 250 Orchard Road, #03-01, Singapore 238905Opening hours: 9am-6pm, DailyContact: NOWAFTER Cafe Instagram 


9. Margaret Market Food Court – Melbourne vibes in Queenstown


new restaurants cafes margaret market food centre

In case you haven’t heard, Singapore has its very own Margaret Market in Queenstown. The 2-storey indoor market takes over the former Commonwealth Avenue Wet Market. Whether you’re craving for local, international, or even fusion cuisine, you’d be able to choose from the 7 eateries here. 

Spaghetti with clams from Bowen’s Cafe.

Margie has an array of Mexican rice bowls and tacos inspired by regional flavours – think sambal stingray and Ramly burger. If you want something sweet, The Homme Baker serves up delicious cakes, while Creamier has a selection of ice cream (from $4.30/scoop)

Price: $$Must-trys: Sambal Stingray Tacos ($8.90), Strawberry Shortcake ($8.80), Spaghetti with clams ($14.80)

Address: 38 Margaret Drive, Singapore 141038Opening hours: 7am-12am, Daily


10. Galangal – Pink Thai restaurant filled with roses


Filled with pretty pink and white flowers, you might want to consider bringing boo to Galangal for your next date. Aesthetics aside, the restaurant serves Thai dishes ranging from appetisers to rice and noodle dishes. 

new restaurants cafes galangalImage credits: @galangal.sg via Instagram

Get your caffeine fix here with their signature iced coffees that come in hearty flavours like cookie frappe and banana chocolate.

Price: $$Must-trys: Thai Prawn Cakes ($7.50), Red Tom Yum Noodle Soup (from $12.90), Passion Fruit Sparkling Americano ($8.90), Mango Sticky Rice ($6.90)

Address: 3 Bishan Street 14, Singapore 579780Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily


August


1. Jamba Juice – Popular smoothie chain from US


jamba juice t1 storeImage credit: @limkatrina via Instagram

If you haven’t heard, Jamba Juice has just opened at Changi Airport Terminal 1 – serving up cold smoothies and energy bowls to beat the heat. If the name sounds familiar, that’s because it’s a popular smoothie chain from the United States, and it has finally made its way to our sunny island. 

fruit smoothies & bowlsThe menu ranges from protein and plant-based smoothies to customisable energy bowls, their version of acai bowls.Image credit: @jambajuice via Instagram

Whether or not you’re travelling soon, head on over to grab a bite or smoothie. It’s located by the check-in counters before you enter immigration, so anyone can access the stall. Besides classics like the Strawberries Wild (from $7.90) and Chocolate Moo’d (from $7.90), savoury food like chilled sandwiches ($6.50) is also available. 

Price: $Must-trys: Berry Paradise Smoothie (from $7.90), Nutty Almond Butter Bowl ($13.90)

Address: 80 Airport Boulevard #02-05 Changi Airport, Terminal 1 Departure/Check in Hall West, Singapore 819642Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily


2. Ssada Gimbab – Unique Korean gimbap in Bukit Timah


 ssada gimbab Image credit: Choon T via Google Maps

Calling all K-food lovers, you’ll be pleased to know that there’s a new food spot at Bukit Timah Shopping Centre. Called Ssada Gimbab, it has unique gimbap flavours like Tonkatsu and Mala.

 mala gimbapMala Pork Gimbab ($11).Image credit: @ssadagimbabsg via Instagram

Apart from these seaweed rice rolls, the ahjummas here also prepare authentic main dishes like Rabokki ($13) and Soybean Paste Stew ($13) to satisfy your Korean food cravings. 

Price: $$Must-trys: Beef Gimbab ($11), Cheese Kimchi Fried Rice ($14), Curry Tonkatsu ($14), Tonkatsu Gimbab ($11), Mala Pork Gimbab ($11)

Address: 170 Upper Bukit Timah Road, #B1-14, Singapore 588179Opening hours: 10am-3pm & 5pm-9pm, DailyContact: 8267 3730


3. Chengdu Bowl – Sichuan-style tapas


chengdu bowlImage credit: Eatbook

Chengdu Bowl’s new flagship outlet is not just modern and cosy, but the food is also pretty legit. That’s right, everything here is cooked Sichuan-style, which screams spice.

flaming beer roasted duck dishImage credit: Eatbook

Think hot dishes like Spicy Assorted Skewers in Red Chilli Oil ($16.80) or Classic Spicy Chilli Chicken with French Fries ($24.80). Though, the highlight here has to be the Flaming Beer Roasted Duck ($38.80), drenched in beer and set to flames right in front of you. And yes, there are Sichuan-style tapas too, like the Umami Oyster Mushroom Beef Tapas ($9.80)

Price: $$Must-trys: Sichuan Spiced Mouthwatering Spicy Chicken ($13.80), Fresh Prawn and Tofu Hot Pot in Umami Rich Broth ($24.80)

Address: 120 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088532Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-3pm & 5pm-10pm | Sat 11am-3pm & 5pm-11pm (Closed on Sundays)Contact: 9460 1960


4. Ralph’s Lauren Cafe – Luxury brand’s coffee & treats


ralph's lauren cafe interiorImage credit: Eatbook

Turns out Ralph Lauren isn’t just a fashion brand, there’s also a namesake cafe now at Marina Bay Sands. The inside of Ralph’s Lauren Cafe only has seating for 8 pax at a time, so you’d want to opt for a takeaway coffee which you can savour while walking around the atas mall. 

mbs ralph's lauren cafeImage credit: @iris.nihao via Instagram

Aside from your usual cold brews and lattes, you can get unique outlet exclusives like the Pineapple Shaken Tea ($8) – or the Ralph’s Coffee Soft Serve ($9) for a sweet treat. There are also savoury sandwiches available, perfect for those squeezing in a cheeky lunch visit. 

Price: $$Must-trys: Ralph’s Chocolate Cake ($14), Sea Salt Caramel Latte (from $8)

Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue, #01-72, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily


5. Kou Teppan – Affordable 6 & 8-course teppan omakase from $58


kou teppanImage credit: Kou Teppan 

At you’re getting a 2-in-1 experience. That’s because they’re a teppanyaki restaurant that offers omakase-style dining. The chefs here cook on 2 grills, one main grill at the back and a private grill right in front of customers. If you want to catch their cooking action upfront like in Japan, we’d suggest opting for the counter seats.

 a5 beef wagyu dishA5 wagyu main course.Image credit: @brandcellar via Instagram

There are 2 dine-in options to choose from, the 8-course Hino Dinner Omakase Set (from $88) or the 6-course Enya Lunch Omakase Set (from $58). The former includes seasonal Japanese vegetable and fish cartoccio dishes. Highlights from both courses include the Japanese A5 wagyu garlic rice, grilled Hokkaido scallops and Asari clams.

Price: $$$Must-trys: 6-course Enya Lunch Omakase Set (from $58), 8-course Hino Dinner Omakase Set (from $88)

Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, B1-134 Great World, Singapore 237994Opening hours: 11.30am-3pm & 5.30pm-10pm, DailyContact: 9460 1960


6. TaiWan Night Markets – Taiwanese street food fest


 taiwan night marketsImage credit: Eatbook

If you miss Taiwanese food, you’re going to have a blast at the TaiWan Night Markets. The concept food court is located at the basement of Cineleisure Orchard, with 19 food kiosks and 5 restaurants to order from. 

 taiwan night markets street foodImage credit: Eatbook 

Obviously you’d be heading down for some yummy Taiwanese street food, so you’ll surely find mains like the Oyster Vermicelli ($5) alongside other finger food. The dining area holds up to 300 people so you don’t have to worry about chope-ing a seat. 

Price: $Must-trys: Peanut Crunchy Candy Rolls with Taro Ice Cream ($5), QQ Sweet Potato Balls ($6), Taiwanese Sausage with Sticky Rice ($8)

Address: #B1-01, 8 Grange Road, Singapore 239695Opening hours: Fri-Sat 11.30am-12am | Sun-Thurs 11.30am-10.30pm


7. Poonsti – Everything rösti-inspired


poonsti concept at old hen kitchenImage credit: @oldhencoffee via Instagram

You may be familiar with Old Hen Coffee’s cold brews, but the team behind the cafe has launched a new concept – a full menu of rösti-inspired dishes at Poonsti.

 poonsti rosti dishesRösti’s a Swiss dish made out of fried grated potatoes.Image credit: @poonstisg via Instagram

Each dish consists of a crunchy and savoury rösti base, but served with different kinds of toppings. From the usual sour cream and chives to house cured salmon, everything’s here made from scratch. Poonsti opens from 9.30am until the röstis are sold out, so we’d recommend going down earlier for a Swiss-inspired breakfast. 

Price: $$Must-trys: Rosti with House Cured Bacon ($18), Rosti with Smashed Avo ($17)

Address: 127 Owen Road, Singapore 218931Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm, DailyContact: 6291 0632


8. Mr Onigiri – Japanese-style “sandwiches” at VivoCity


onigiri sandwichImage credit: Eatbook

Think onigiri but in a sandwich form, that’s Mr Onigiri for you. This popular food chain just opened their 2nd outlet at VivoCity – and yes, only some specials are available there. 

mr onigiri harbourfront Image credit: @susanto.lina via Instagram

Most of us are probably familiar with their bestseller, the Signature Melted Cheese Crispy Chicken ($6.90) that’s got a whole slab of tamagoyaki, spam, and a chicken patty in one sando. It’s time to try outlet exclusives like the Ebino Kani Kama ($6.90) and Teriyaki Grilled Salmon ($8.90) onigiris that are just as thick and filling.

Price: $Must-trys: Otakotak Onigiri ($7.90), Spam with Onigiri ($4.90), Signature Melted Cheese Crispy Chicken ($6.90)

Address: 1 HarbourFront Walk, B2-23D VivoCity, Singapore 098585Opening hours: 10.30am-9pm, Daily


9. Surrey Hills Grocer Cafe – MasterChef winner’s new menu


 surrey hills grocer cafeImage credit: Surrey Hills Grocer

Surrey Hills Grocer Cafe has a new outlet at Raffles City, complete with a new menu by MasterChef Season 2 winner, Chef Derek. The restaurant is giving major backyard vibes, with tons of plants and wooden-style decor.

 surrey hills grocer cafe foodImage credit: @godbergtan via Instagram 

The cafe’s new menu offers a range of dishes, from new creations like the Crab Avo ($28) and Barramundi ($38) to Singapore-inspired dishes such as the Crispy Soft Shell Chilli Crab ($25). Don’t miss out on dessert, crafted by the ex-chef and owner of the now-closed Antoinette patisserie.

Price: $$$Must-trys: Barramundi ($38), Tater Tots ($18), Banana Bread ($18)

Address: 252 North Bridge Road, #03-42, Singapore 179103Opening hours: 10am-10pm, DailyContact: 8332 1024


10. Snap Cafe – Korean-inspired desserts like Injeolmi Canele in the CBD


 snap cafeImage credit: @snapcafe.sg via Instagram

There’s no need to travel to Seoul for your Korean dessert fix – because Snap Cafe’s bringing these sweet treats to you. The cafe‘s also in the CBD area, which makes it a perfect stop if you’re craving a pastry in the middle of the working day. 

 snap cafe korean pastriesImage credit: @snapcafe.sg via Instagram

You can’t leave without trying the Matcha Injeolmi Canele ($4) and the Hotteok Sticky Roll ($6). These are baked fresh daily in limited quantities, so aim to come early if you really want a taste. Otherwise, there are also savoury bites such as their sourdough toasties that start from $5

Price: $$Must-trys: Honeycomb Granola ($8), Pistachio Espresso Latte ($8), Iced Orange Espresso ($8)

Address: 21 McCallum Street, #01-01/02 The Clift, Singapore 069047Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-6pm | Sat-Sun 9am-5pm


11. The Wizard’s Brew – Harry potter-inspired bar


the wizard's brew

Harry Potter fans rejoice, there’s a bar inspired by the series in Chinatown. Think flying books hanging from above, cloaks, and a wand – it’s like you’re in the real Hogwarts, but you’re at The Wizards Brew.

the wizard's brew cocktail

Aside from the whimsical and interactive interior, every dish here has its own unique charm. Order the Phoenix Fire ($22) cocktail and the waiter serves your drink while lighting it on fire. You also get to craft your own concoction in a cauldron cup when you buy the Wizard’s Brew ($22) gin cocktail.

Price: $$Must-trys: Wizards Brew ($22), Reapers Gold ($16), Pulled Pork or BBQ Chicken Quesadilla ($19)

Address: Trengganu Street, 10B, Singapore 058464Opening hours: Tue-Wed & Sun 1pm-11pm | Thu-Sat 3pm-12am (Closed on Mondays)


12. Gourmet Park Sentosa – Local & international cuisine food trucks


It’s quite rare to find food trucks in Singapore, so you need to check out Gourmet Park Sentosa. There are 16 different stalls featuring a range of international cuisine like Mexican, Sri Lankan, and of course, Singaporean dishes. 

 gourmet park sentosa

If you’re trying local delicacies, go for the Ayam Goreng Berempah Nasi Lemak ($14.90) from Dickson Nasi Lemak, or Chun Noodle Bar’s Signature Char Siu Noodle ($10). Adventurous foodies can opt for some tapas or loaded tacos at Queic & Olivia Market.

Price: $$Must try’s: Ayam Goreng Berempah Nasi Lemak ($14.90) from Dickson Nasi Lemak, Prawn Kottu ($18) from Kotuwa, Spanish tapas (from $10) from Queic & Olivia Market

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, The Bull Ring, Level 1, Singapore 098269Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11am-8pm | Sat-Sun 11am-9pm


13. Onne – Minimalist Japanese-Italian cafe


 onne dining seatsImage credit: @eatwithfelz via Instagram

Onne is the newest restaurant on the block along Kampong Bahru Road and it’s serving some Japanese-Italian meals. Its minimalistic and cosy furniture definitely makes a good hang-out spot for a lunch out with your friends. 

onne mochiImage credit: @eatwithfelz via Instagram

Expect fusion pastas like Carbonara Miso ($21) and Hotate Aglio Oglio ($22). You can also choose to add onsides like thick slices of Tamago ($6) covered in mentaiko sauce. Say you’re a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to know that the place sells Mochi Waffles ($9) that come in 2 flavours: matcha green tea and dirty charcoal. 

Price: $$Must try’s: Pasta Cresmosa di gambi ($24), Masago Pasta ($6), Mochi Waffles ($9)

Address: 5 Kampong Bahru Road, Singapore 169341Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-11pm | Sat-Sun 11am-11pmContact: 9760 4004


– July –


1. Camo Cafe & Bar – Military-themed menu


New Cafes July - Camo Cafe and Bar

ICYMI: SAFRA Choa Chu Kang just opened its doors to the public last month. Within it, you’ll find Camo Cafe & Bar

Although Kranji camp is nearby, the phrases “fall in” and “recruit” take on a different meaning. Instead of signalling military commands, they serve as cleverly named dishes on the menu. So, when you hear these phrases, rest assured that fellow patrons are simply placing their orders.

New Cafes July - Camo Food

Camo Cafe & Bar is currently running a happy hour promo until 31st July 2023, where you can enjoy 1-for-1 Tiger Draught Beer from $10 (U.P. $20) and discounted Guinness Draught Beer from $6 (U.P. $8).

Price: $$$Must-trys: Camo Brunch (Fall In!) Platter ($19.80), Otah Own Target ($18.80), Camo Bullet-Proof Coffee ($6.50)

Address: 28 Choa Chu Kang Drive, #01-05 SAFRA, Singapore 689964Opening hours: Mon-Thu 10.30am-10pm | Fri-Sun 9.30am-10pmContact: 6992 2900 | Camo Cafe & Bar website


2. Elixir Coffee and Wine – Brunch by day, pizzas by night


New Cafes July - Elixir Coffee and WineImage credit: @weareelixir.sg via Instagram

Previously known as Elixir Boutique Roasters, this restaurant and bar has recently reopened as Elixir Coffee and Wine.

Those who love spice will enjoy the chef’s homemade chilli crunch which has been incorporated into some of the tarines and pizzas. If you can’t get enough of this fiery delight, you can even dabao a bottle of their chilli crunch for $8.80

New Cafes July - Elixir Coffee and Wine PizzaImage credit: @weareelixir.sg via Instagram

Their happy hour is from 2pm6pm and after 8pm daily, where you can score 1-for-1 wines, draught beers and cocktails.

Price: $$$Must-trys: Turkish Eggs Tarines ($16), Not-Carbonara Pizza ($26), Hot Mama Pizza ($28)

Address: 24 Holland Grove Road, #01-18 Holland Parksuites, Singapore 278803Opening hours: Sun-Thu 8.30am-10pm | Fri-Sat 8.30am-11pmContact: 6908 5547 | Elixir Coffee and Wine website


3. Keong Saik Bakery – Now in Bendemeer with new menu items 


New Cafes July - Keong Saik Bakery BendemeerImage credit: @jazpiper via Instagram

Although Keong Saik Bakery has bid farewell to its original location on Keong Saik Road, its relocation to Bendemeer has breathed new life into the establishment, including an upgraded menu.

Expect outlet exclusives such as Black Sesame Croissant Flan ($6.50) and Lemon Pistachio Croissant Eclair ($7.50). They also have made-to-order items like Kimchi Korean Fishcake Sando ($14) and Truffle Mac N Cheese ($15.90), for those looking for a hot snack.

New Cafes July - Keong Saik Bakery BakesImage credit: Eatbook

They are currently running a happy hour promo on weekdays, where you can snag a second burger or sando at half price.

Price: $$Must-trys: Muah Chee Croissant Cube ($6.40), Otak Mac N Cheese ($15.90)

Address: 70 Bendemeer Road, #01-03, Singapore 339940Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8am-7pm | Sat-Sun 8am-6pmContact:  9021 9626 | Keong Saik Bakery website


4. Birds of Paradise in Mandai – First dine-in outlet 


New Cafes July - Birds of ParadiseImage credit: Eatbook

Tongue twister ahead – you can now spot both birds and Birds of Paradise at Bird Paradise. The ice cream chain renowned for its botanical-flavoured gelatos has opened its first dine-in outlet at Mandai. There’s a selection of dairy-free gelato, too, with flavours like Banana Coconut Caramel and Smoked Double Chocolate.

New Cafes July - Birds of Paradise FoodImage credit: @bopgelato via Instagram

In addition to getting your usual ice cream fix, you can also grab a quick bite with their range of sandwiches starting from $10.80 or try their affogato ($9.50), which features White Chrysanthemum gelato.

Price: $$Must-trys: Strawberry Basil Milkshake ($9.80), Grilled Triple Cheese ($12.80)

Address: 20 Mandai Lake Road, #02-03, Singapore 729825Opening hours: 9am-8pm, DailyContact: 9825 0262 | Birds of Paradise website


5. The Malayan Council at Fullerton – New Halal buffet menu


A favoured destination for gatherings and feasting with friends, The Malayan Council has been a go-to spot for delightful makan sessions. Now, at their newest outlet in Fullerton, you can relish the same dining experience while taking in a picturesque view of The Esplanade.

New Cafes July - The Malayan Council RestaurantImage adapted from: @themalayancouncil via Instagram

From $45/pax, the restaurant offers a sedap Halal buffet spread that showcases a fusion of Asian and Western flavours, including sushi, dim sum, and a selection of fresh seafood. The menu changes throughout the day for lunch, high-tea, and dinner. So, before you head down, you can give them a quick ping to find out what dishes are served. 

New Cafes July - Seafood on IceImage adapted from: @themalayancouncil via Instagram

Price: $$$Must-trys: Seafood on ice, Kobe beef, cereal prawns

Address: 3 Fullerton Road, #01-01/02/03 The Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215Opening hours: 11am-11pm, DailyContact: 9002 4414 | The Malayan Council website


6. Keisuke Tokyo – Famous lobster broth ramen returns 


New Cafes July - Keisuke RestaurantImage credit: @keisukegroupsg via Instagram

Keisuke is renowned for its ramen accompanied by free-flow hard-boiled eggs and beansprouts. And if you’ve been yearning for their lobster broth ramen since their Clarke Quay outlet closed last year, your cravings can finally be satisfied at their latest outlet in Capitol Singapore.

New Cafes July - Keisuke RamenImage credit: Eatbook

In addition to the classic tonkotsu and shoyu ramen options, the restaurant also has exclusives like Jiro Style Ramen ($14.90) and Iekei Style Ramen ($14.90) both of which feature thicker-than-usual noodles.

Price: $$Must-trys: Lobster Broth Ramen Special ($21.90), Jiro Style Ramen ($14.90), Iekei Style Ramen ($14.90)

Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B1-35 Capitol, Singapore 178905Opening hours: Mon-Fri 11.30am-3pm & 5.30pm-9.30pm | Sat-Sun 11.30am-9.30pmContact: 6337 7919 | Keisuke website


7. M5 Coffee – Taiwanese coffee chain’s first global branch 


M5 Coffee, a renowned coffee chain hailing from Taiwan, is making its international debut in Singapore. 

New Cafes July - M5 CoffeeImage credit: @saltyaaron via Instagram

Drawing inspiration from majestic mountains such as Alishan and Mount Faber, M5 Coffee offers beverages that embody the spirit of these natural wonders. While you may not be soaking in the breathtaking views from the mountain peaks, you can still embrace the essence with a cup of their chio coffee. 

New Cafes July - Cactus CakeImage credit: @daniellekopi.sg via Instagram

Besides coffee, they also offer tea, non-caffeinated drinks and some desserts.

Price: $$Must-trys: Mount Faber ($7), Oatmeal Cookie Cup Latte ($9), Cactus Cupcake ($11)

Address: 277 Orchard Road, #B1-01, Orchard Gateway, Singapore 238858Opening hours: 10.30am-8.30pm, DailyContact: M5 Coffee Instagram


8. The Coconut Club in Siglap – Weekend brunch specials


Siglap residents can now dig into Michelin-approved nasi lemak as The Coconut Club opens its second outlet in the area.

New Cafes July - The Coconut ClubImage credit: @thecoconutclubsg via Instagram

The new branch introduces exclusive additions to its menu, such as the Dry Laksa ($21) and Apom Berkuah with Pisang Pengat ($16). In addition, fans of their sandwiches can now enjoy them throughout the day at their Siglap outlet, saving you the regret of missing out on the tea-time offerings at their Beach Road location.

New Cafes July - Nasi LemakImage credit: @justeatyn via Instagram

Price: $$$Must-trys: Ayam Goreng Berempah Nasi Lemak ($21), Coconut Milk Cold Brew ($9)

Address: 97 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458222Opening hours: Mon, Thurs & Fri 11am-9.30pm | Sat-Sun 10am-9.30pm (Closed on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)Contact: 8028 3486 | The Coconut Club website


9. Planet Plus – All-pink dessert cafe near Orchard Road


New Cafes July - Planet Plus CafeImage credit: @planetplussg via Instagram

If you’re all about the aesthetics and have a thing for colour-themed cafes, then you’ll want to add this into your list. Planet Plus is a haven for pink enthusiasts. The cafe carries uniquely shaped cakes resembling red packets and fortune bags, as well as adorable creations featuring bunny and panda designs.

New Cafes July - Planet Plus FoodImage credit: @planetplussg via Instagram

Planet Plus is currently offering a Star Buddy Meal until 31st July 2023. The meal features pastries like the Galaxy Dome Cake and Croissant Sandwiches, as well as 2 cups of Lychee Coffee, so you can grab your best pal and treat yourselves to a nice coffee break.

Price: $$Must-trys: Bisky Mango ($12.90), Cheese & Mochi Croffle ($6.50)

Address: 6 Scotts Road, #02-08, Scotts Square, Singapore 228209Opening hours: 10.30am-9.30pm, DailyContact: 6518 4333 | Planet Plus website


10. PS.Cafe at Marina Bay Sands – Located along the iconic canal


Situated alongside the iconic canal in Marina Bay Sands, PS.Cafe offers a chic setting with parasols casting a charming shade under the natural light that filters through the glass ceiling. With this set-up, you might just be transported to a scene from Emily in Paris

New Cafes July - PS Cafe Nasi Lemak Truffle FriesImage adapted from: @pscafe via Instagram

Sample the outlet’s exclusive Buttermilk Chicken Nasi Lemak ($26), or order the crowd’s favourite Truffle Shoestring Fries ($18). A specially curated junior menu ($15) is also available for kids, featuring a variety of mains paired with a bowl of ice cream to complete the meal.

Price: $$$Must-trys: Truffle Shoestring Fries ($18), Buttermilk Chicken Nasi Lemak ($26)

Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Canal Level #B2-119, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956Opening hours: Sun-Thu 10.30am-10pm | Fri-Sat 10.30am-11pmContact: 6708 9288 | PS.Cafe website


11. ToMo Cafe – Unique coffee like Tiramisu Latte 


New Cafes July - ToMo CafeImage credit: Ser Leng Kuai via Google Maps

While Joo Chiat has long been known for its rich Peranakan heritage, the neighbourhood continues to evolve with new cafes popping up every few months. Among them is ToMo Cafe.

New Cafes July - ToMo Cafe FoodImage credit: @tomocafesg via Instagram

This cosy cafe has a selection of brunch options, hearty sandos, and flavourful pastas. Those who love their coffee zhng-ed will appreciate their coffee menu, featuring interesting concoctions infused with tiramisu, black sesame, and even a hint of sea salt cream.

Price: $$$Must-trys: Iced Honeycomb Latte ($7), Grilled Prawn Pasta ($22)

Address: 189 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427460Opening hours: Tue-Thu 9am-6pm | Fri-Sun 9am-9pmContact: ToMo Cafe website


12. Verandah Pool Bar & Grill – Floating meal at a rooftop pool


New Cafes July - VerandaH Pool BarImage credit: @loowong007 via Instagram

There’s no need to fly to Bali just for a floating dining experience. Hop over to Verandah Pool Bar & Grill where you can soak in their reflection pool while enjoying some bar bites and refreshing drinks served on an IG-worthy floating tray.

New Cafes July - Verandah Indoor SeatingImage credit: Momentous Hotel Alexandra

For those who prefer to stay dry, Verandah also has indoor seating where you can enjoy your meal while marvelling at the picturesque view of the Southern Ridges through the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

Price: $$$Must-trys: The Verandah Sundown (From $98 for 2 pax), Argentinian Dirty Steak (From $20)

Address: 323 Alexandra Road, Level 7, Singapore 159972Opening hours: 11am-12am, Daily


Bonus: Ben’s Cookies – Comeback at the same location


New Cafes July - Bens CookiesImage credit: Ben’s Cookies Singapore via Facebook

If you’ve been lamenting the early closure of Ben’s Cookies last year, depriving you of that last piece of cookie, here’s some sweet news for you. They have made a comeback at the very same spot in Wisma Atria, so you can finally head over to get a few pieces of that goodness after waiting for almost a year.

Price: $Must-trys: Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Chunk

Address: 435 Orchard Road, #B1-50 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877Contact: Ben’s Cookies website


Drop by these new restaurants & cafes this October


Now that you’ve got all your food options laid out for the month, you can fuel up on pre-Halloween Horror Nights grub before making your annual trip to USS. You’ll get the living daylights scared out of you, but at least your last meal was worth dying for.

More for food lovers:

Nostalgic old-school snacksKian Seng Chun – wholesale snack storeDurian stalls for Mao Shan Wang


Cover image adapted from: Eatbook, @thecoffeecodesingapore & @haraku via Instagram

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