The culture of cafe-hopping may have died down a little in Singapore, but when your friend asks you out for a weekend brunch date, you just can’t say no.
Serangoon residents, we could not be more envious of you guys. Playing host to a trove of cafes, Serangoon and Kovan could easily join the ranks of Tiong Bahru as Singapore’s most happening cafe districts.
These estates are thriving with lush cafes and hip joints, ready to overwhelm us with abundant brunch selections and decadent desserts. We’ve rounded up 29 cafes in Serangoon and Kovan you should definitely check out. Burger bars and hidden patisseries are just a fraction of what’s in store for you!
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Home to the famed Ponggol Nasi Lemak and Lola’s Cafe, Kovan is easily one of Singapore’s most underrated foodie gems. As if we needed any more reason to visit Kovan, this food haven has a new prized addition to their collection of treasured eateries.
North-east siders now have one more option when they’re hunting down a sweet fix after dinner. Meet Sweet Thoughts by M.O.D.
Taking the form of an Asian dessert cafe, Sweet Thoughts by M.O.D. is a new venture by Chef Francis Wong (previously the Chef Entrepreneur of the popular Non Entrée Desserts) has 12 years of experience in creating novelty ice cream and frozen desserts up his sleeves.
Correction on 17 Mar 2020: Chef Francis Wong, previously the Chef Entrepreneur of the popular Non Entrée Desserts, has joined Sweet Thoughts by M.O.D. However, this is not a new concept by Non Entrée Desserts.
Nestled amongst private housing estates in the Lorong Ah Soo neighbourhood, Purist Patisserie is a beautiful boutique patisserie tucked away on the end of shop houses of The Promenade @ Kilat. Primarily opened for custom cake orders and collections, this boutique patisserie is on a journey to make exquisite pastries fun and delightful for everyone.
With an assortment of exquisite cakes and French bakes, you can expect to indulge in creative desserts that are put together with quality ingredients and a whole lot of heart.
Decked in pastel pink and featuring rose gold and marble elements, Purist Patisserie exudes a serene ambience which makes an ideal spot to unwind over a good book or an afternoon tea with friends in Kovan. Only open for walk-ins from Friday to Sunday, Purist Patisserie is the next place you should pop by this weekend. READ ON
When it comes to proper comfort food, especially on cold rainy days, there is none quite as hearty as a bowl of hot ramen. Yet, for something so simple—just hot soup, simple ingredients and noodles—restaurants in Singapore often overcharge for it.
Nestled in the heartland of Kovan along the same row as popular Thai eatery, Nakhon Kitchen is Gonpachi Ramen. At this humble ramen joint, you can expect gorgeous bowls of restaurant-standard ramen that will not cost you more than S$8.
Using freshly imported ingredients from Japan, Gonpachi Ramen serves traditional Japanese ramen, delectable rice bowls and small dishes with a blend of local flavours. This is a joint you should definitely visit for top-notch comfort food at pocket-friendly prices.
Kovan is hardly anyone’s first thought when it comes to an enclave for good food. But this charming little neighbourhood is one that is brimming with hidden gems.
From a German bistro with outstanding pork knuckles and cheap beer to a Japanese eatery that boasts a wide selection of authentic Japanese street eats, and sake, Kovan has got it all.
Kovan is a food heaven that more people need to know about. Here is our guide to 12 restaurants, cafes and eateries in Kovan to dine at.