31 Food Places That Prove Upper Thomson Is The Ultimate Food Heaven

Upper Thomson Food Collage

The Upper Thomson enclave is regarded by many as a foodie’s haven; you’d never go hungry there.

With so many food options to choose from and quite a number of eateries that open late into the night, you will never be short of options at any time of the day. From local delights to slightly more posh nosh and a smorgasbord of cafes and ice cream parlours, Upper Thomson is easily one of our favourite neighbourhoods to stuff ourselves silly at.

The food scene here is rather dynamic with eateries opening and closing as the months go by. If you are unsure of where to start, here is our comprehensive guide to 31 food places in Upper Thomson.

All The Batter


ALL THE BATTER


Weekends just got “all the batter” (all the better) with their exclusive Avocado Dessert Menu featuring highlights such as avocado cakes, smoothies and Avocado Milk Balls! Before you rush down to All The Batter at Jasmine Road—off Upper Thomson road—do note that it is open only during the weekends.

17 Jasmine Road
Adelphi Park
Singapore 576585
Tel: +65 8510 6313
Sat & Sun: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Aunti Kim


AUNTIE KIM’S KOREAN RESTAURANT


One of the longest standing Korean restaurants in the neighbourhood, Auntie Kim’s sees a relatively large pool of regular clientele who constantly return for its delicious Korean fare.

Although a tad pricey, what you can expect from this humble establishment is a wide array of comforting stews, soups and even barbecue options that are just perfect for cold, rainy days.

265 Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 574392
Tel: +65 6452 2112
Daily: 11.30am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Bakers Brew


BAKER’S BREW STUDIO


Baker’s Brew Studio is a sanctuary for the baking enthusiasts in Singapore. Looking for a birthday cake? Look no further! Baker’s Brew is Singapore’s leading cake specialist.

Choose from their wide selection of artisanal bakes and if you are feeling adventurous enough, sign up for one of their baking classes too!

246H Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574370
Tel: +65 6493 2246
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 11am – 9pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Ban Leong Wah Hoe


BAN LEONG WAH HOE SEAFOOD


Ban Leong Wah Hoe Seafood is packed with hungry diners daily and its slight inaccessibility is clearly not a deterrent as foodies would travel all the way there just to satisfy their seafood and zi char cravings.

Besides their famous chilli crabs and black pepper crabs, Ban Leong Wah Hoe is also renowned for their mouthwatering zi char. They have the best Har Cheong Gai (prawn paste chicken wings) in Singapore.

122/124 Casuarina Road
Singapore 579510
Tel: +65 6455 2824
Mon to Thu: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 11pm
Fri to Sun: 11am – 2.30pm, 5pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang

Brownice


BROWNICE ITALIAN VEGAN ICE CREAM & KITCHEN


Brownice is a restaurant and ice cream parlour that promises 100% vegan food, making it quite a rare find in Singapore.

As much as sceptics will go on about how vegan ice cream is not an ‘authentic’ dessert, we beg to differ. Their ice cream still packs the rich and creamy qualities of any typical ice cream.

8 Sin Ming Road, #01-03
Sin Ming Centre,
Singapore 575628
Tel: +65 6456 6431
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Casuarina Curry Chocolate Prata


CASUARINA CURRY


Casuarina Curry is hugely popular among the morning breakfast crowd for several good reasons. For one, they manage to nail the basics every time, whipping up crispy roti prata accompanied with a hearty fish or mutton curry.

Their ability to keep prices relatively low—considering how large their portion sizes are—is another reason why this humble prata shop has managed to retain a loyal customer base after all this time.

136 & 138 Casuarina Road
Tel: +65 6455 9093
Daily: 7am – 12am
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang

Columbus Coffee


COLUMBUS COFFEE CO.


Situated amidst the hustle and bustle of Upper Thomson Road is a brand new addition to Singapore’s cafe scene—Columbus Coffee Co.

Managed by the same people behind Atlas Coffeehouse and Lunar Coffee Brewers, Columbus Coffee Co. is a stylish new brunch concept that delivers a straightforward menu with exceptional yet not overly-pretentious dishes and a curated selection of coffee brews. Coffee aficionados may be interested to know that the coffee beans are roasted by Two Degrees North Coffee Co.

220 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574352
Tel: +65 6253 6024
Daily: 9am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

 

Daawat Tandoori


DAAWAT TANDOORI


If you ever find yourself craving for a solid tandoori or even some North Indian sweets, Daawat Tandoori is the place you go to. Their kitchen is formed by a team of professional chefs from India so you can bet that their food is as authentic as it can get.

Some of the must-haves include their butter chicken as well as their assorted naan and tandoori meat offerings. For dessert, consider the gulab jamun, a milk-based dessert that swims in a rose flavoured sugar syrup.

207 Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 574346
Tel: +65 6822 3716
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Edwin & Cooks Group Shot


EDWIN & COOKS


Run by a team of experienced chefs from a multitude of culinary backgrounds, Edwin & Cooks started off as a kitchen and storage space for private chef services for parties and events and has since opened up their own bistro.

Some must-try items include the Sloppy Joes Dog (S$12) as well as the oh-so-sinful Chicken Burger (S$16) that features a crispy fried chicken thigh, generously slathered with their homemade buffalo wing and cheddar cheese sauce.

11 Sin Ming Road, #01-13
Thomson V Two
Singapore 575629
(Closed on Mondays)
Sun to Thu: 11am – 11pm
Fri: 11am – 12am
Nearest Station: Marymount

Fatboy


FATBOY’S THE BURGER BAR


At Fat Boy’s, it’s either go fat or go home.

The massiveness of their burgers is what makes this burger joint most attractive. Indulge in the sinful Fat Bastard (S$19.80); double beef patties, extra thick bacon, cheesy cheddar and a fried egg in between the fluffy sesame buns, or challenge the chef’s creation with the ‘Build Your Own Burger’ option.

187 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6252 8780
Mon to Thu: 4pm – 12am
Fri to Sun: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Marymount

Garcons Exterior


GARÇONS


Garçons is a casual French dining concept that serves up hearty, unpretentious and affordable European food in a unique hawker bar setting. What you can expect from this humble eatery is authentic French fare with a modern twist.

Garçons occupies the same shop space as One Man Coffee but they only come to life in the evening after the coffee shop closes. A dish you absolutely must try is their 12-hour Belly of Pork.

215R Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574349
Tel: +65 9658 1685
Daily: 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Habitat Coffee


HABITAT COFFEE


Habitat Coffee needs no further introduction. It is easily the most popular cafe along the Upper Thomson stretch.

While Habitat’s food remains subjective to those with discerning palates, it certainly serves one of the better coffees in Singapore. They are passionate about bringing different coffee blends of varying origins and each dine-in coffee is complemented with a caramel biscuit.

223 Upper Thomson Road
Tel: +65 6456 2567
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Little Part 1 Cafe Chicken Wings


LITTLE PART 1 CAFÉ


Little Part 1 Café is an indie cafe tucked away on the obscure Jasmine Road, situated among big bungalows off the main road. In a nutshell, they serve up comfort food from chicken and waffles to buffalo wings and decent coffee.

Beer aficionados get excited because they also house some rare Trappist beers from Belgium.

15 Jasmine Rd
Singapore 576584
Tel: +65 6451 7553
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Thu: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 10pm
Fri: 12pm – 3pm, 5.30pm – 12am
Sat: 12pm – 12am
Sun: 12pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Maneko Japanese Restaurant Collage


MANEKO JAPANESE RESTAURANT


New to the bustling food enclave, taking over what used to be Nunsongyee Koran Dessert Cafe, Maneko Japanese Restaurant is a cosy, 30-seater eatery that serves quick, fuss-free Japanese delights ranging from sashimi, sushi, donburi, soba, udon and a huge selection of sides.

227 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574359
Tel: +65 6909 5401
Daily: 11am – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Mengs Kitchen


MENG’S KITCHEN


Meng’s Kitchen is opened till 4.30am daily and 99% of its customers are there for their heavenly bak chor mee (minced pork noodles).

Despite the abundance of bak chor mee options all over Singapore, our love for Meng’s Bak Chor Mee remains loyal and sturdy.

246B Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 574370
Tel: +65 6455 4890
Mon to Sat: 9.30am – 4.30am
Sun: 9.30am – 12am
Nearest Station: Marymount

Old School Delights


OLD SCHOOL DELIGHTS


Dining here—especially for locals—is nostalgic on so many levels. Expect to see tuck shop classics such as country erasers and various tidbits of yesteryear that are strewn all over the counter.

Their food is primarily focused on local delights so you can expect favourites such as mee siam, nasi lemak as well as chicken macaroni that will no doubt remind you of the sort of food that you used to eat during recess back in your schooling days.

215 Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 574349
Tel: +65 6458 4518
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Fri: 12pm – 10pm
Sat & Sun: 11am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

One Man Coffee Brunch


ONE MAN COFFEE


One Man Coffee is a speciality coffee concept that focuses on the art of the espresso. They share the premise with French eatery, Garçons, which operates in the evening once the humble coffee shop closes.

As stunning as their humble brews and latte art are, we absolutely love their food as well. Their Gashaus Eggs and Berries French Toast is a crowd favourite and just what you’d need for that weekend brunch.

215R Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574349
Tel: +65 9658 1685
Daily: 9am – 5pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Pacamara Boutique Coffee


PACAMARA BOUTIQUE COFFEE ROASTERS


This coffee shop that sits on the edge of the Upper Thomson stretch has a menu of salads and brunch items, wonderful coffee and a variety of hipster bottled drinks as well.

Their truffle fries are by far one of the best we have ever had and makes an excellent side item. Other stellar dishes to consider include their Chicken Mushroom Mac & Cheese (S$17.50), Slow Cooked Ox Cheek (S$24) as well as their Blueberry Pancakes (S$17.50).

185 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574333
Daily: 9am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Parker Korean Restaurant


PARKER KOREAN RESTAURANT


Parker boasts a homey, no-frills vibe that is great for family dinners. Compared to Auntie Kim’s, this Korean eatery is more affordable. While it looks unassuming, do not let its dodgy exterior intimidate you.

They serve up a massive variety of yummy Korean dishes and stews that ooze comfort especially during cold days.

209 Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 574347
Tel: +65 6251 2606
Daily: 11am – 3.30pm, 5pm – 9.30pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Pasta J Restaurant


PASTA J


What initially began as a hawker stall that used to focus on a small variety of dishes and their signature bottled pesto is now a full-service restaurant where you can find excellent pasta and unconventional dishes such as Ultimate Kaya Toast and Western-inspired dumplings.

Dogs are allowed on the premises in the restaurant (although they do not have a menu for your furballs) so feel free to bring your four-legged pals along as well.

205 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574345
Tel: +65 9004 1800
Daily: 12pm – 12am
Nearest Station: Marymount

Peperoni Pizzeria


PEPERONI PIZZERIA @ THOMSON


At Peperoni Pizzeria, all their pies are cooked traditionally in a wood-fired oven and topped generously with fresh ingredients and this is no different at their Upper Thomson outlet.

From the classic pancetta that features cured bacon, sliced tomatoes and an egg to their newer chilli crab pizza, there is bound to be something fit for your palate.

267 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574394
Tel: +65 6509 1575
Mon to Sat: 12pm – 11pm
Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Scissor Cut Curry Rice


SCISSOR CUT CURRY RICE


For rustic and affordable grub that spells hearty but isn’t something fit for the ‘gram’, Scissor-Cut Curry Rice is the place to go.

Choose from their wide selection of ingredients and watch as the cook cuts them up into all sorts of odd shapes and sizes. The finale comes when the thick curry is ladled over to give you what is probably the most soul-satisfying meal you will ever have.

244p Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 574369
Daily: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Sushiro Thomson


SUSHIRO


Everyone comes here for Sushiro’s awesome value-for-money Bara Chirashi Don (S$12.80). But do not be fooled by its unbelievably affordable price tag because what you get are insanely thick cubes of fish and a generous amount of Japanese rice.

No doubt the queues might be off-putting, but we assure you it is definitely worth the wait!

#01-22/30, 301 Upper Thomson Road
Singapore 574408
Tel: +65 9450 1020
(Closed on Tuesdays)
Mon to Sun: 11.45am – 2.15pm, 5.45pm – 9.15pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

The Black Sheep Cafe


THE BLACK SHEEP CAFE


Tucked away in a tiny shop space lies The Black Sheep Cafe—a cozy French-European restaurant run by the renowned Chef Ratha, who had spent a great deal of time in France cooking alongside Michelin-starred greats.

Dishing out exquisite French mains such as their Duck Confit and Lamb Shank, this is one place that will surely impress. They also price their dishes rather affordably.

200 Upper Thomson Road, #01-04
Thomson Imperial Court,
Singapore 574424
Tel: +65 6459 5373
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 11am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Thrive Upper Thomson


THRIVE


New to Upper Thomson Road’s cluster of vibrant cafes and eateries is Thrive, a new boho-themed cafe that specialises in artisanal coffee, loaded healthy toasts and acai bowls—or should we say cups. They are a joint collaboration between Boxgreen and An Acai Affair and the very first one to set up shop.

215B Upper Thomson Road,
Singapore 574349
Tel: +65 9688 9211
Sun to Thu: 11.30am – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 11pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

The Roti Prata House Syrup Limau


THE ROTI PRATA HOUSE


One of the best crispy roti prata according can be found right in The Roti Prata House. The pratas here strike a perfect balance between crispy and fluffy which we absolutely adore.

Sweet pratas such as kaya pratas and strawberry pratas are also available. Other mains include nasi briyani and mee goreng in endless variations. The Roti Prata house opens till as late as 4am on Fridays and Saturday,s which makes it an ideal supper place.

246 Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 574370
Sun to Thu: 7am – 2am
Fri & Sat: 7am – 4am
Nearest Station: Marymount

Thus Coffee Chicken Stew 1


THUS COFFEE


Nestled in the Sembawang Hills Estate neighbourhood is Thus Coffee, a chic cafe that offers stellar grain bowls, pasta, brunch, hearty stews and coffee.

Not only that, coffee aficionados can take pleasure in knowing that their coffee beans are freshly roasted in-house—something often overlooked at many cafes in Singapore.

Thus Coffee
4 Jalan Kuras
Singapore 577723
Tel: +65 8411 7565
(Closed on Mondays)
Tue to Sun: 10am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Ang Mo Kio

Tomoe Japanese Cuisine


TOMOE JAPANESE CUISINE


From their early beginnings in 1990, Tomoe Japanese Cuisine is a cosy eatery that has a menu of bento sets, udon and sashimi.

They may not possess anything unique but what you can definitely bank on is decent Japanese food when you do not want to be part of the queues for Japanese restaurants in town.

263 Upper Thomson Road, #01-01
Singapore 574390
Tel: +65 6732 7522
Daily: 12pm – 2.30pm, 6pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Marymount

Tuk Wan Kitchen


TUK WAN KITCHEN


Known for dishing out tasty Thai dishes with a slight local twist, it didn’t take long for Tuk Wan Kitchen to gain immense popularity among the residents of Upper Thomson.

Evenings often see a full house and just looking at their stellar line-up of tasty dishes from their deep-fried barramundi with a Thai-style sambal to their pimped up mango sticky rice, we can see why.

10 Jalan Leban
Singapore 577551
Tel: +65 6748 9909
Daily: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang

Wilder Mann


WILDER MANN GERMAN RESTAURANT BAR


Set in a quaint stretch of old shophouses along Upper Thomson Road, Wilder Mann has been decorated to reproduce a unique German atmosphere, where you and your friends can have a solid time over beers and good old German food.

Fridays and Saturdays are pork knuckle days so be sure to snag those bad boys quick before they run out.

906 Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 787110
Tel: +65 9879 9544
Mon to Fri: 6pm – 11.45pm
Sat: 6pm – 1am
Sun: 6pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang

WORD Cafe


WORD CAFE


Word Cafe is a Muslim-owned cafe that exudes hipster-esque vibes. They are also very popular for their rainbow bagels.

But aside from being pretty to look at, they are also used in a variety of tasty burgers. Their Handsome Burg (S$20) is an absolute show stopper.

906 Upper Thomson Rd
Singapore 787110
Tel: +65 9742 9224
(Closed on Mondays)
Sun to Thu: 12pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Yio Chu Kang