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.
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.
If you love authentic Chinese street food fresh out of the markets in Shanghai or even Szechuan, then boy do we have a treat for you.
Newly opened Mr Sheng Jian located along Liang Seah Street dishes out a myriad of Shanghainese-inspired food with a modern touch. Their sheng jian baos are just the perfect little tummy fillers and come in a variety of innovative flavours such as cheese and kimchi. Their noodle dishes, on the other hand, although not the best we’ve come across, do give you a sense of warmth from the spicy broth.