There’s nothing too groundbreaking about an Australian-style cafe in Singapore. We mean, Singapore is basically filled to the brim with them. But, one that jazzes up into a swanky Asian bar by night? Now, that’s a head-turner.
S l a t e . is the latest addition to Purvis Street, a small hip district that foodies flock to for a dignified brunch or laidback evening hangout. Opened by the team behind Miam Miam, this cafe-bar prides itself on its evolving menu which goes from hearty brunches to modern Asian tapas.
The founding team had lived in Melbourne for about a year before moving back to Singapore, bringing back with them Aussie-inspired brunches and secrets to a great cuppa.
If you were to look up the best cafes in the Bugis area, you would have a pretty hefty list. It’s definitely a hot spot for new openings with the abundance of shophouses and lots for retail and F&B.
Newly opened in Jalan Klapa, near the North Bridge area and a few streets down of the famed Haji Lane and Arab Street, is Double Up Coffee. It’s a minimalist’s dream with stone seats, wooden furnishings and an overall industrial theme.
Those who frequent Haji Lane would be no stranger to the abundance of cafes, hidden dessert spots and quirky retail shop, not to mention the new additions such as % Arabica Coffee. It’s truly a cafe hopper haven!
However, we’d love to introduce a bakery that you might not have chanced upon yet – Julie Bakes. This humble Muslim-run bakery specializes in decadent sliced cakes, kuehs and cupcakes and the best part is that they’re all halal-certified!
Kogane Yama, whose name translates to “Golden Mountain”, specialises in serving premium Japanese tendon and other traditional Japanese fares with modern twists and flavours. Known for using only the freshest ingredients and creating the most delicious dishes at a rather affordable price point, Kogane Yama is not one to disappoint.
This August, Kogane Yama has launched a new menu with 3 brand-new Japanese side dishes, 4 flavours of Chahan (garlic fried rice), 2 flavourful bowls of ramen and their National Day dishes, the Salted Egg Tori Karaage Don and Chilli Crab Tendon.
With the market still riding the strong wave of local-inspired dishes, Kogane Yama’s National Day dishes should definitely be on your must-try list. They will only be available from 1 to 31 August 2019 so savour these delectable donburis before they’re gone for good!
We often crave for Japanese food, but some days, we do have a budget that limits our choices.
We’ve stumbled upon Yamaya – a hidden gem stowed away in Fortune Centre—serving up delicious and filling set meals at a fraction of the price of the average Japanese restaurant. Check out what we ordered and our thoughts on this hidden gem!
Haji Lane has and always been a hotspot for the youths who are constantly on the lookout for hipster cafes and Instagram-worthy backdrops. With its rustic charm and aesthetically pleasing shop fronts, Haji Lane is a great place to head to for a fun day out with the girls or a to have a good meal.
Many would dub the cafe scene of Haji Lane as overrated. However, we have discovered a number of hidden food gems here that will definitely make the hot, sweltering walk worth it.
From Comestivel Desserts that sells great cakes to Blanco Prawn Mee that sells some solid prawn noodles, here are 19 great places to get some good nosh in Haji Lane.
The Bugis enclave has come a long way since its earlier, sleazier days. Now, things have smartened up for the place with the many slews of hipster cafes, shopping centres and even classy new hotel establishments such as Andaz Singapore.
While the area is evolving into a shopping paradise for both locals and tourists alike, one thing still remains unchanged—the food scene here is immense. Sussing out some of the best from the old to the new, from glitzy restaurants, cosy cafes and humble hole-in-the-walls, here is our list of 50 cafes and restaurants in Bugis.