Holland Village’s sister neighbourhood is a quaint food enclave that resonates well with many who seek a quieter dining experience. Situated just behind Holland Village MRT station, the stretch of charming cafes and elegant restaurants provide a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of Holland Village.
Some of the fine restaurants here will delight even the most sophisticated of gourmands such as Mai Thai and Original Sin. For those who prefer a quick bite or some yummy desserts to beat the sweltering heat, pull up a chair at Da Paolo Gastronomia or The Daily Scoop for some top-notch ice cream.
Here are 8 Cafes & Restaurants to hit up at Chip Bee Gardens if you find Holland Village too mainstream.
Chip Bee Gardens is located directly across Holland Village and is home to a stretch of gourmet cafes and restaurants. Although it is conveniently situated across Holland Village MRT Train Station, the vicinity is relatively under the radar when compared to the ever bustling Holland Village.
Long-standing gourmet restaurants Mai Thai and Original Sins have been established at Chip Bee Gardens since years ago, but the recent year saw newcomers Sunday Folks and Monocle attracting hoards of hipsters entering the once-quiet neighbourhood. Chip Bee Gardens is now an attractive dining destination for epicureans; from Madrinaa Italiano restaurant to ice cream parlour The Daily Scoop, there is definitely something that will catch your fancy.
Here is our guide to 9 cafes and restaurants in Chip Bee Gardens that you should check out.
Local cafe famed for their specialty desserts – Sunday Folks – opened its doors about a year ago at Chip Bee Gardens and took our nation by storm with its irresistibly delicious sweets.
Café hoppers and foodies alike flocked to the spacious café to sample Sunday Folks’ delectable offerings of freshly baked Belgian waffles and mouthwatering ice cream. The one-year-old café’s menu is fairly limited – there are only six ice cream flavours – yet sees no lack of customers till date.
Since the start of the year, I’ve made a promise to eat less ‘Western‘ food, and try more of other cuisines. I think I have been doing quite well so far.
But there are some days when you just feel like having a hearty plate of Italian pasta. I was craving for Italian food when I met the folks from BigDeal for lunch, so I suggested going to Da Paolo La Terrazza at Chip Bee Gardens.
Located at Chip Bee Gardens, Chez Petit Salut is the sister restaurant of Au Petite Salut, and it is a great option for causal dining if you are craving for French food.
After coming up with Guides to Holland Village, Chip Bee Garden, and Dempsey Road restaurants, I have been thinking: where’s next? I want to blog about a dining area which is not known to most, and hopefully it will encourage you to check it out.
The stretch of Greenwood Avenue restaurants immediately came to mind: a) there’s a good mix of Brazilian, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, and Western restaurant, b) the restaurants at Greenwood Avenue are nice for a quiet dinner away from the city and c) not many people have been there before.
Here’s a complete guide to the Greenwood Avenue Restaurants:
I’m sure many of you are familiar with the Holland Village restaurants, but do you know that there are a stretch of restaurants opposite Holland Village?
Chip Bee Garden on Jalan Merah Saga is located directly opposite of Holland Village. Hidden from the public eyes, it is a quaint and charming place that houses different restaurants, gourmet food stores, and baking supply shops.
Here’s a complete guide to the Chip Bee Garden Restaurants: