The cafe scene in Singapore is saturated with a plethora of cafes that more or less serve up grub that’s pretty mainstream, namely typical brunch items such as eggs Benedict, french toast, granola bowls and the likes. Newly-opened Kafe Utu, however, stands out from the crowd.
Proudly proclaiming themselves Singapore’s first Afro-themed cafe, they dish out brunch-style classics underscoring heavy influences from African cuisine that are sure to trump your typical eggs and toast any day. Aside from that, they also brew seriously good coffee.
Located in the bar and restaurant-laden street of Keong Saik Road, Sluviche is an outfit that serves up icy, boozed up slushies and a tantalising array of fresh and colourful ceviche—perfect for beating the Singapore heat.
With a menu that is limited to a handful of ceviche options, this may not be the ideal place if what you are looking for is a hearty, full-on meal but what you can be sure of is a pleasant mid-day pick-me-up in the form of raw seasoned seafood and a refreshing cocktail.
The best way to enjoy seafood is raw and the best way to savour an alcoholic beverage in Singapore’s mid-day humidity is ice-cold, so what are you waiting for? Sluviche is the place to be.
Tucked away on Bukit Pasoh, the vibrant and lively Casa Poncho is a new Latino restaurant and bar that serves some of the best churros and cocktails in the area. Inspired by Latin American cuisine, the dishes are designed to be shared and feature a whole array of rustic nosh synonymous with Mexican comfort food.
If fresh ceviche, sinful churros and devilish Mezcal-based cocktails are things you fancy, then this new kid on the block is sure to spice up your evening as you watch the sun slowly set and kiss the workday goodbye.
For a little bit of Mexico in the heart of Singapore, drop by Casa Poncho be it for a full-on meal or an end-of-work tipple.
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Butcher Boy is a new Asian-inspired bar and grill at the Keong Saik dining enclave. This humble ‘meatery’ is the perfect space for meat-lovers in search for good vibes and solid meat dishes.
Butcher Boy is the second venture by chef-owner Andrew Walsh of Cure. Their key offerings, as its name suggests, include a sizzle of luscious meats alongside a selection of cocktails, buns, sharing plates, and oh-so-decadent sundaes.
Located just a stone’s throw away from Outram Park MRT is Keong Saik Bakery, a nostalgic yet contemporary eatery which is the newest addition to the already vibrant food street along Keong Saik Road.
Presenting local favourites with a modern twist, Keong Saik Bakery is a suitable place to visit for breakfast or tea. Think crusty croissants, fluffy and dainty cakes and a warm, comforting cup of coffee or tea; there could be no better way to brighten your day.
Previously located in an iconic red and white building, Tong Ah Eating House has relocated a few units farther down Keong Saik Road. The traditional coffee shop has been around since 1939 and has gained recognition for its crispy kaya toast.
While there is no lack of kaya toast sets in Singapore, Tong Ah Eating House is one of those eateries that keeps customers going back for more. Everything is kept simple—from the modest wall decorations to their humble kaya toasts.
It is surely a treasure of Singapore.
Opened by the folks behind Department of Caffeine and Two Degrees North Coffee Co., The Populus Coffee & Food Co. opened its doors to public late last year, and it has been our favourite cafe in Singapore since.
You see, The Populus Coffee & Food Co. is everything a good cafe should be – a neat decor with plants and natural sunlight, comprehensive food menu with wholesome meals and homemade desserts, and a brilliant cuppa.
With the rise of demands for cafes in Singapore, more and more are sprouting out across the island, but sadly, everyone is just cutting corners and compromising on the quality – whatever they are. Thank God The Populus Coffee & Food Co. is nothing like that at all, and they always strive to bring the best experience to cafe-goers.
Transforming itself from a red light district in the 1960s into today’s trendy neighborhood, Keong Saik has successfully shaken off its notorious past, reinventing itself with some of the best restaurants and bars in Singapore.
Assuming you plan on boozing at the crème de la crème of bars at Keong Saik, we’ll assume part of that strategy will include reading this article. Let’s just say it’s a more “specific” strategy.
Here are the Top 5 Bars in Keong Saik Road You Must Check Out: