As more and more cafés pop up across our sunny island, the café scene in the North has surprisingly grown quite a bit through the recent years. From bakeries, burger joints, ice cream and waffle parlours to picturesque cafés, cafe-hopping is equally satisfying—minus the hassle of traveling to town, if you stay in the North.
Everyone talks about the “Stranger Things in Yishun” but guys, it is actually still a pretty peaceful neighbourhood with much to offer!
Whether you are on an adventure to hunt down good food or simply seeking solace with a good cup of coffee, here are some of our picks on 30 Cafes In The North Of Singapore You Must Visit. READ ON
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 28 eats in Upper Thomson.
Casual Italian restaurant Pasta J is one of our favourite hangout spots along Upper Thomson Road. The restaurant has been gaining a reputation for itself among the public for serving a toothsome array of homemade pasta and steaks. As Pasta J is also a pet-friendly dining place, you will find pet owners who are residing in the area dropping by on a frequent basis with their fur babies.
Pasta J’s humble beginnings started when owner John Chan was selling his own pesto sauce creation at events. Upon receiving many positive feedbacks, he decided to open his own stall at a hawker centre and eventually become so successful that he could open his own restaurant. Till today, diners are treated to a curated menu featuring John’s personal recipes.
Signature items on their menu include Pesto Pasta, The Break-Up Steak and Caramel Carnivore. Guests who are interested in their special sauces are able to buy them off the shelves too. READ ON
Run by a team of experienced chefs from a multitude of culinary backgrounds, Edwin & Cooks is the newest kid in the Upper Thomson enclave. What initially started off as a kitchen and storage space for private chef services for parties and events, is now a bistro on its own.
The good folks at Edwin & Cooks serve up delicious fusion cuisine, munchies as well as a variety of alcoholic beverages for you to sit back and relax to. The talented chefs constantly work hard to update their menu every now and then so as to ensure that customers will always have something to look forward to.
Located at Thomson V Two, this new spot is a place worth checking out.
Nestled within the Sembawang Hills Estate neighbourhood, and the newest addition to the Upper Thomson enclave 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.
Whether its superb coffee, a stellar array of brunch-style eats or simply just a place to escape the midday heat, the newly opened Thus Coffee at Upper Thomson is no doubt a worthwhile spot to check out should you happen to find yourself wandering around the area.
The first avocado-themed cafe has opened up in Singapore three weeks ago and it is located at Adelphi Park.
All The Batter may not be new in Singapore as it currently has a dessert kiosk at Anchorpoint Shopping Mall but you can now enjoy their full range of avocado delights in a comfortable cafe environment.
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.
A cafe specialising in French bakes and Instagram-worthy desserts, Les Pâtisseries is not new to the cafe industry. Having relocated from Toa Payoh, the cafe has since joined the long list of F&B establishments along Upper Thomson Road.
Their desserts, breakfast dishes and All-Day mains are priced below S$20, making it a hit with the younger crowd who would hang around for Sunday brunch or afternoon tea session with their friends. READ ON
Sushiro might be less than a year old, but the unassuming Japanese eatery has already established itself as one of the most successful F&B tenants in Upper Thomson. Regardless of whether it is a weekday or weekend, queues are formed outside Sushiro every day (except Tuesday). We have visited several times and are impressed by its affordability and consistency.
Everyone comes here for Sushiro’s awesome value-for-money Bara Chirashi Don (S$12.80). Foodies in the know and Upper Thomson dwellers would tell you that it is worth the wait.