If you are living around the Bedok area or anywhere in the East of Singapore, you have to try FATCAT Ice Cream Bar at least once in your life. They have a variety of interesting ice cream flavours and other beautiful desserts to choose from.
You might have seen the popular Charcoal Waffles with Salted Egg Yolk Sauce in our previous Unique Waffles Guide in Singapore but FATCAT Ice Cream Bar definitely has a lot more to offer. Lime Mojito Spheres? Raspberry Banana Chocolate Truffles? Yes to all!
Updated: The Dispensary is no longer in operation.
Walk into this quaint little cafe at the far end of the trendy Tiong Bahru neighbourhood and you will be greeted with a unique interior and atmosphere that you will not be able to find anywhere else.
What used to be a traditional Chinese medicine hall is now The Dispensary, a one-of-a-kind cafe concept that preserved what was left of its former tenant, to weave it into their new and fresh old-meets-new concept.
If you are an avid Instagram user, you might have seen insanely photogenic dishes of Paddy Hills taking the platform by storm. This Australian-inspired cafe by day and tapas bar by night prides itself in its choice of location by being away from crowd, so that diners can indulge in the food comfortably without the hubbubs of the city.
And by the way, if you recall, this unit used to be a part of many of our childhoods. It was where the former Lim Seng Lee Braised Duck used to be at.
Located conveniently at North Bridge Road, Hyde & Co. is an Instagrammer’s heaven with natural sunlight coming in, hitting the minimalistic white walls and furniture inside.
Cafes are aplenty at Jalan Besar and many of these F&B establishments are notable and rank as one of the best in Singapore. What’s especially popular in this neighbourhood are the cafes who have reconstructed old shophouses into a spanking new cafe space, while still retaining a big part of the vintage and rustic interior and nature.
Besides cafes, Jalan Besar also offers a variety of restaurants, pastry shops and dessert places. This is your definitive Guide to Jalan Besar’s Cafes & Restaurants.
Over the past few years, we’ve seen more and more heartland cafes pop up and even so in industrial office areas such as Tai Seng. What you may not know is that Tai Seng houses some of the most interesting local cafe gems and they are just waiting for you to explore.
We can ensure that these 5 cafes are worth travelling to as they are all located within walking distance from Tai Seng MRT Station. If you are unfamiliar with the area, here is our guide to the Must-Try Cafes in Tai Seng.
We shared our favourites cafes and best-kept secrets in the West of Singapore previously, and today, we will let you in on our picks from the East. There are gelato bars, coffee studios, kids-friendly cafes, cake lovers’ heaven and so many more.
Characteristic and thematic in their own rights, these finds make great hang-out places and some are already our regular haunts. Some are a stone’s throw from town, and they are alternatives to go to when you need to get away from the crazy crowd. Else, there are cosy units that serve burgers and truffle fries that pack a punch. And we won’t say no to more options for our daily cuppa.
The East is a lovely enclave of artisan finds, serious brews and comforting brunch food. We are real advocators of quality over quantity, so while there may be hundreds of names out there, we really prefer sticking to the ones we know we can count on for good food and drinks.
We will update our list from time to time, but for a start, here is our Guide to the best cafes in the East of Singapore:
These days, we don’t need to travel out of our neighbourhood to get good food and desserts. Cafes are spouting out everywhere, and we are definitely not complaining. We have cafes at every district in Singapore, and no one gets left out.
The West of Singapore may not be a favourite part if you do not reside there, for it is pretty far out from the main areas and can indeed get a little out of the way. But because we are such fans of artisan places and cosy spaces, we would travel just for a slice of rainbow cake or a good cuppa, yes?
If you are a resident of the West, this post might not be of much surprise to you anymore (or is it?), but if you are from everywhere else, this should spark some venturing out and give you some ideas on where to eat out at next.
We will update our list from time to time, but for a start, here are the best cafes in the West of Singapore to check out: