Mention Serangoon Gardens and most people will think of the famous Chomp Chomp Food Centre. However, there is really more to the food scene at Serangoon Gardens than just the famous hawker stalls.
Here is our Serangoon Gardens Food Guide featuring restaurants, cafes, and eateries you have to visit when you are at Serangoon Gardens. P.S. We are working on a separate guide to the hawker stalls at Serangoon Garden and we will be sharing that soon.
APOLLO COFFEE BAR
One of our favourite cafes in Serangoon, Apollo Coffee Bar in Serangoon Gardens is opened by the same guys behind the popular Atlas Coffeehouse and Columbus Coffee Co. It has already made quite a name for itself with its Mediterranean-inspired brunch creations.
P.S. Apollo Coffee Bar is a dog-friendly cafe; you can also bring your dogs and dine at the outdoor area.
65 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6246 3875
BAKER & COOK / PLANK SOURDOUGH PIZZA
With several outlets across the whole of Singapore, Baker & Cook has become a familiar mainstay in our local bakery cafe scene. Besides their dignified selection of viennoiserie and pastries, they also offer savoury mains.
87 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6241 5548
CHONG QING GRILLED FISH
When one mentions kao yu, the first place that instantly comes to most people’s minds is Chong Qing. They are popular for having a large variety of kao yu cooked in different ways, with some of their popular items being their Signature Charcoal-Grilled Fish Hot Pot as well as their Small Golden Snapper in Spicy Fragrant Broth.
2 Maju Ave, Singapore 556680
Tel: +65 6702 6680
Photo credit: Chu & Co
CHU & CO
Nestled at 15 Lichfield Rd near Serangoon Gardens, Chu and Co is a pet-friendly bakery cafe with freshly-baked bread, pastries, coffee and gelato. The backyard is a great place to hang out with your friends and furkids.
15 Lichfield Rd, Singapore 556835
Tel: +65 8874 7615
Opened by Daniel Ong, Dan’s Steaks is a steakhouse with a slight Korean twang and it will provide free banchan (Korean side dishes) just like the usual Korean restaurants.
Other than large-format steaks, Dan’s Steaks also offers a range of 250g – 350g grass-fed steaks, wagyu steaks, USDA Prime steaks.
And do not miss out on the fantastic side dishes. The creamy and buttery Mashed Potatoes completely stole the show, while we also loved the Cream Spinach with Fried Egg.
12 Maju avenue (Opp MyVillage)
EAST TREASURE SPECIALITY PRAWN NOODLES
Established by the team behind Astons, East Treasure Speciality Prawn Noodles offers prawn noodles with two flavours—local and Penang style. Each bowl of prawn noodle comes with prawns, generous portions of pork belly slices, pork ribs, fried and braised Spanish pork tail, fresh bean sprouts and vegetables.
#B1-K1 to, Maju Ave, K5 1, 556679
Tel: +65 6509 0977
Looking to eat clean? This shop in MyVillage provides healthy protein bowls and smoothies, with prices starting from S$9.90 for a main.
1 Maju Ave, #01-05 MyVillage
Tel: +65 9002 4816
HAJIME TONKATSU & RAMEN
Opened by Chef Tan-San—who was previously from Tonkichi and Tampopo—Hajime Tonkatsu & Ramen is a casual eatery at myVillage which has authentic tonkatsu and ramen at relatively affordable prices.
Their ramen is decent by most standards, but the real star of the show is their tonkatsu. We love their Premium Pork Loin and at S$22.90, it is better and cheaper than most of the tonkatsu that we’ve had at other tonkatsu places in Singapore.
1 Maju Avenue,
myVillage @ Serangoon Garden, #02-07/8/9
Tel: +65 6509 9952
Hanwoori Korean Restaurant is one of those under-the-radar restaurants that only Korean food lovers in the know and residents will find their way here.
The owner is a jovial lady that is so passionate and hospitable, she makes you feel like you are dining in a hole-in-the-wall joint in Korea.
76 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6283 6339
Daily: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 10.30pm
Nearest Station: Serangoon
ICG CHICKEN & BURGER
Located at the basement of myVillage, ICG Chicken & Burger specialises in Korean fried chicken and burger. The Korean fried chicken flavours include original, sweet & spicy, sweet garlic, spicy Gangjung, garlic soy, creamy onion, and cheese.
ICG Chicken & Burger has another outlet in the west at West Mall.
#B1-23, 24, 14 Maju Ave
This popular Johor Bahru-based restaurant started from humble roots, beginning as a mere push-cart. With over 40 years of experience and cooking their special herbal Bak Kut Teh over a charcoal flame, they are undoubtedly one of the best Bak Kut Teh restaurants in Malaysia.
The Signature Claypot Bak Kut Teh is served according to the number of portions ordered. You can order the standard mix of Pork Rib, Pork Belly, Pork Tail and Pork Leg or choose any of the above to add into their signature herbal broth. Each clay pot is topped with a generous helping of Fried Beancurd Skin.
68 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6974 8280
Widely known as Jay Chou’s favourite bubble tea brand, Machi Machi’s second outlet is located at Serangoon Gardens.
Machi Machi offers diverse flavours of bubble teas such as fresh fruits, cream cheese and lattes. Choose from five different tea bases: Tieguanyin Oolong Tea, Sun Moon Lake Black Tea, Pekoe Jasmine Green Tea, and Ceylon Highland Black Tea.
2 Maju Avenue Singapore 556680
If there’s any place we can count on for solid artisanal bread and opulent pastries, it would be Maison Kayser. This esteemed French artisanal bakery has been around since 1996, with outlets across several countries.
Taking over the former Bakerzin’s space in MyVillage, Maison Kayser has classic savouries and elegant bakes, from stuffed croissants to chocolate eclairs.
1 Maju Avenue, MyVillage at Serangoon Gardens, #01-26/27/28
Tel: +65 6509 8184
Taking over the former premises of the now-defunct Little Wimbly Lu, Monzen Gardens at MyVillage is a modern Japanese-inspired cafe is run by a young chef who was trained in the Tokyo Sushi Academy.
1 Maju Ave, MyVillage at Serangoon Garden, #01-09/10
Tel: +65 9119 0700
NIC & TOM EATERY
Opened by two young second-generation of Bai Nian Niang Dou Foo, Nic & Tom Eatery serves affordable mains that are mostly priced under S$10 nett.
Other than the signature Bai Nian Hakka Yong Tau Foo, the menu features an interesting range of mains including Seafood Cheese Beehoon, Long Jiang Pig Leg Rice, and Ee Foo Noodle.
55 Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555951
Tel: +65 6789 9696
Oblong is a dessert cafe in Serangoon Gardens that offers pretty decent ice cream. Their waffles come dressed in a variety of flavours such as tiramisu, charcoal and pandan gula melaka.
10 Maju Avenue
Tel: +65 6858 2320
PA BUL LO KOREAN BBQ
Pa Bul Lo Korean BBQ Restaurant at Serangoon Gardens will bring back your favourite memories of Korea with their Charcoal Pork Belly, Yangnyum Dak Galbi and Korean Army Stew.
63 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6677 2795
Photo credit: Plonk
Australian bar Plonk has just the right ambience for after-work drinks with your colleagues and friends. Carrying wine from Australia and even Europe, go all out at their fully-stocked bar and Mediterranean food.
7 Maju Avenue
Tel: +65 6286 4688
POW SING KITCHEN
Established in 1983, Pow Sing Kitchen at Serangoon Gardens dishes out traditional Hainanese Chicken Rice and zi char fare.
We have been patronising Pow Sing Kitchen for years and the Chicken Rice is always very satisfying. We will go so far as to say that it is one of the best chicken rice restaurants in Singapore.
59 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6284 0800
Nearest Station: Serangoon
RK EATING HOUSE
RK Eating House is our favourite prata restaurant in Singapore. The prata place is open for 24 hours so you can get your prata fix at any time of the day. Besides prata, they also have other Indian-Muslim options such as murtabak and Indian rojak.
1A Kensington Park Road
Tel: +65 6289 5379
Nearest Station: Serangoon
SOI THAI KITCHEN
Up for some spicy, sour and full-flavoured Thai cuisine? Make your way to Soi Thai Kitchen where you can feast on tom yum soup, basil pork and Thai fried rice to your heart’s content.
58 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6282 3788
SRI SUN EXPRESS
A popular hangout spot among the young crowd, Sri Sun Express is a 24-hour eatery that serves up a smorgasbord of Indian supper favourites from the classic roti prata (done in possibly a hundred different ways), murtabak to even some innovative creations such as their masala tacos.
Another common sight here is their massive 3-litre drink towers.
56 Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6282 2325
SUN RAY CAFE
This secluded pet-friendly cafe is situated on the fringe of Serangoon Gardens and it caters to both animals and humans, with an extensive selection of dishes at really affordable prices including S$10 for Eggs Benedict, S$8 for French Toast and S$2.5 for a cup of 5 oz white coffee.
79 Brighton Crescent
Tel: +65 6283 8700
Don’t let the name confuse you. Taan Tapas does not serve Spanish tapas. Instead, it is a watering hole where you can get skewers and beer. Opened by the team behind Chong Qing Grilled Fish, Taan Tapas has skewers, donburi, bento and fried food that go well with Kirin Frozen beer.
They have two other outlets at Liang Seah Street.
4 Maju Ave
Tel: +65 6214 3498
Photo credit: The Açaí Collective
THE AçAÍ COLLECTIVE (TAC)
The Açaí Collective (TAC) uses unsweetened organic Açaí and frozen bananas for their Açaí base, and it is topped off with fresh fruits, grains and seeds; the Açaí is 100% sugar free.
1 Maju Ave, #01-08 myVillage
Hearty brunches and wholesome beverages are exactly what The Larder Cafe is good at. This cafe started out at Toa Payoh and has opened a second outlet at Serangoon Gardens.
Boasting a plethora of mains, brunch, big bites and desserts, you can expect to be torn between their delectable options. There’s even alcoholic drinks and a kids’ menu!
66A Serangoon Garden Way
Tel: +65 6253 8382
Read our guide to 22 cafes in Serangoon neighbourhood.