There are so many great cafes in the East, especially in Katong and Joo Chiat.
The Eastern part of Singapore has all along been well known for housing some of the best-hidden food gems and it is little wonder why it is always so packed during the weekends.
More often than not, this area gets instantly recognized for its deep Peranakan roots, but if you were to spend a day exploring the quaint neighbourhood, you’ll start to realize that there is more to Katong and Joo Chiat than its history. In fact, walk down any street within the area and you’ll start to see the growth of a budding cafe culture.
To help you explore Katong and Joo Chiat better the next time you’re in the area, here are 11 cafes to visit for that needed caffeine fix.
When it comes to the King of Fruits, there is no sitting on the fence—you either love it or hate it. And fortunately for those who belong to the former group, durian desserts are aplenty in Singapore; durian puffs, durian crepes, durian cakes and even durian lapis—you name it, we have it.
If you are a true durian fan, you would enjoy the fruit in any form it takes. The durian pengat, however, is another league of its own entirely. Smooth, creamy and luxurious, this delightful (or sinful) treat tends to be full-flavoured and comes in a mousse-like texture. Since it is not as commonly found like the rest of the durian desserts, we never shy away from second or third helpings whenever it is available.
Here are 7 Best Durian Pengat In Singapore And Where To Find Them. READ ON
There is a constant debate between the East-siders and the West-siders on which side of the island is the best. Growing up, you would have friends who live at the far ends of Singapore. Those who stay in the West whine whenever they need to travel to the East and vice versa. Making a trip to the other side of the island could almost be considered a day trip on its own.
East-siders believe that the East side is the best—and for good reasons. The East of Singapore is dotted with interesting hot spots and amazing food locations that are more than enough to make the West-siders jealous. Not convinced? Here are 15 Things To See, Do and Eat In The East of Singapore That Proves That The East Is The Best. READ ON
The aesthetic appeal of Sinpopo Brand will first catch your eyes then lure you into the cafe. Then, it is the vintage-retro and laidback vibes that will charm you and entice you to take a seat.
With a menu of traditional local favourites with modern interpretations, Sinpopo Brand is an extremely charming retro café that sits amongst the many shophouses in Joo Chiat. It is one that never ceases to impress, both with its vibe and food.
Based on feedback from its regulars, Sinpopo Brand has introduced several new dishes and drinks which are more familiar with the locals. Now, let us discuss the dishes that are worth your calories and will make you want to visit the cafe.
Sinpopo Brand along Joo Chiat Road is one very outstanding retro cafe that we absolutely love visiting for they always have new ideas to surprise us on every visit.
Apart from its local-style menu, you will be filled with nostalgia with songs from the 60s and its old-school interior; Sinpopo Brand is truly a local gem that reflects Singapore’s past.
Gather some friends and have a lovely time chit-chatting over Sinpopo Brand’s new Weekday (Tue to Fri) Afternoon Tea Set at S$30+ for 2 pax, from 2.30pm to 5.30pm.
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Sinpopo Brand is one of the charming cafes you will find along Joo Chiat Road, and apart from their menu of local food reinvented, they have a range of desserts that are inspired by local flavours. Well, if Awfully Chocolate is the sister brand, then it speaks volume of Sinpopo Brand’s sweets. Sure, they do not ever disappoint.
Sinpopo Brand has been working on a new series of cakes for all you dessert lovers. Think Marshmallow Cheesecake, Durian Pengat Cake and the ever-popular Red Velvet Cheesecake.
And guess what? Sinpopo Brand now delivers its signature cakes right to your doorstep! READ ON
Nestled in between the shophouses on Joo Chiat Road is Sinpopo Brand, one of our favourite cafes with a strong touch of nostalgia. The cafe boasts a retro rustic ambience – think wooden tables, checkered floor tiles, antique light bulbs, Bruce Lee posters and songs from the 60′s.
Nothing spells comfort to a Singaporean more than Nasi Lemak and Hor Fun – which is exactly what Sinpopo Brand is known for. However, what distinguishes Sinpopo Brand from the usual hawker centre food besides the vintage interiors of the cafe, is how they deliver local food that comes with a twist.
On our previous visit, we shared several of our favourite bites from Sinpopo Brand. Since then, the concept cafe has introduced new additions. There is a Salted Vegetable Duck Soup that totally reminded us of grandma’s cooking, a Muah Chee Salad and an extremely photogenic Gula Melaka Chendol Parfait!
Readers of Ladyironchef can enjoy any dessert for just S$5 with any 2 main dishes or Nasi Lemak for Two ordered.
Here are our favourite Mod-Sin Dishes from Sinpopo Brand That Are Worth The Calories. READ ON
Chinese New Year hampers are one of those things we look forward to receiving every year! It is also the time for you to show appreciation to friends, family and clients!
This Chinese New Year 2016, Sinpopo Brand has one of the best hampers that includes their well-known pastry and cakes with local flavours.
From now till 22 January 2016, receive 10% off your total bill when you order the Prosperity Hamper Set (S$88).