Are you on the hunt for aesthetic cafes with picturesque spots to spice up your boring Instagram feed? Or are you simply a hungry boyfriend looking to fill your growling tummy while your girlfriend badgers you for “IG-worthy date spots”?
Fret not, as you get the best of both worlds at Knots Café and Living — a gorgeous garden café located in Tai Seng!
With hipster cafés popping up all over our sunny island, we are simply spoilt for choice. Do you know that the North-East is home to a plethora of cafés — from crowd-favourite gelato and waffle parlours to floral-themed establishments reminiscent of a garden from a fairytale?
We have combed through all the noshery there is to find in the North-East, and narrowed down the best spots for you; what better than a chill hideaway nook with a mean cup of joe and Instagram-worthy food?
Forgo your neighbourhood bak chor mee stall — here are 15 cafes in North-East Singapore from Serangoon to Punggol you have to visit!
Everton Creamery, a hidden café nestled in Tai Seng’s iconic BreadTalk IHQ Mall, has some really good desserts. They specialise in premium gelato flavours, alongside waffles and a small selection of coffee.
Located right smack in the middle of neighbouring offices, Everton Creamery is one of the go-to ice cream shops in Tai Seng. We were immediately attracted to its cute storefront, boasting pastel décor, ice cream posters and a dazzling array of gelato flavours.
Check out what we thought about the place!
Zi char restaurants are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but one that truly sets itself apart from the rest is Uncle Leong Signatures. Famed for their fresh seafood since 2002, the restaurant boasts a diverse menu of delicacies and is a perennial go-to spot for family dinners and special occasions.
We had the opportunity to try out some of their signature dishes and here’s what we thought!
Taking our coffee scene by storm is Alchemist, a specialty coffee joint famous for their grab-and-go cuppa. Coffee lovers will be familiar with their first two outlets at Hong Leong Building and International Plaza; they have just opened their flagship store this year at Khong Guan Building in Tai Seng!
Their latest establishment is a hidden gem, nestled in former Khong Guan Biscuit Factory. Decked in a minimalistic interior with marble furniture and blue countertops, they now house a roastery and dining area for you to chill with your cup of joe! You can snack on their baked goods too.
We are sure that just like us, all you foodies have an all-time favourite eatery that you never fail to recommend and sing high praises for. This is the place that you always turn to when you’re all out of ideas for dinner and the very same spot that has provided you with the comfort food you needed when you badly craved a perk-me-up.
Conceived in 2014, Diners’ Choice is an annual award that’s brought to you by dining app Chope, with the goal of bringing recognition to our favourite restaurants that have satisfied our bellies and left us happy and full.
Diners can start voting from 21 October 2019 till 24 November 2019 across 8 different categories, and the winners will be announced on 2 December 2019.
To make the entire experience even more exciting, voters will get to enjoy a number of partner perks as well. Look forward to snagging attractive rewards such as 100 KrisFlyer miles when you vote under the Restaurant of the Year category!
A hot trend this year is definitely the rise of local food and flavours in many unexpected forms – one of which is found in sweet treats and desserts. Rising in popularity, in particular, is one that Singaporeans cannot do without and that is ondeh ondeh.
This delicate pandan-coconut pastry is a classic Indonesian kueh that has captured the hearts of many and is now finding its way into many menus around Singapore. In this list of ondeh ondeh desserts, perhaps you will find an ondeh ondeh treat that catches your fancy!
Since 2019 is about to come to a closure, it seems fitting for us to grieve over our losses of acclaimed eateries that have sadly departed our local shores — including those that are about to roll down their shutters for good.
Given Singapore’s competitive F&B industry with high rental fees and ever-changing consumer tastes, it is no wonder many chains have gradually lost their appeal. Though we have witnessed the rise, then fall, of well-loved establishments, rest assured there will be new, upcoming ones that are sure to take Singapore’s market by storm again!
So, brace yourself for a rollercoaster of emotions, as we announce 11 iconic eateries that we bid sayonara to this year.