1. Tom’s Palette
Popular local ice cream brand Tom’s Palette reopens with a brand new look and “omakase” ice cream menu! The brand is known for their handcrafted ice cream with a whopping 36 flavours available daily. They have over 200 different flavours on rotation, and you can look forward to scoops (from $5.20) in unique Asian-inspired flavours like Soya Bean Youtiao, White Chocolate Nori, Hainanese Kaya, Thai Coconut Taro and more.
Can’t decide? Go for their Tom’s Palette ($29.80), a selection of 6 omakase-style scoops, so you can get a taste of some of their best flavours. The new space has a modern industrial-inspired style with communal island seating as well as individual tables.
Address: 51 Middle Rd, #01-01, Singapore 188959
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12pm-10pm
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Escape to this cosy space that’s hidden in a shophouse along Kampong Glam for some relaxing vibes and unique Mediterranean-influence fare! The terracotta brick-hued space is warm and inviting, with plenty of plush sofas for you to lounge on.
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Look forward to hearty and comforting fare like toasties, homemade pita dips, fries, 24k brownies, durian crème brûlée, rice bowls, pita pockets and more. Highlights from the menu include Cinnamon Girl ($10), 3 Cheeeze Crisp ($14), Salted Egg Calamari ($18) and Falafel Bites ($10), among others. Dine at Siësta anytime from now till the end of October 2023, and you’ll also get free truffle fries for your next visit!
Address: 41 Sultan Gate, Level 2, Singapore 198489
Opening Hours: 12pm-9pm daily
3. Wheeler’s Tropikana
Brought to you by the same folks behind the famed Wheeler’s Estate and Wheeler’s Yard is Wheeler’s Tropikana: the latest tropical-themed escapade in the heart of Singapore! The place is a little island-esque paradise, and looks like something right out of Bali—from the rustic wooden furniture, high bamboo ceilings and even a dipping pool!
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There will also be live bands playing tunes on most nights, so you can party the night away while you feast. The menu offers Australasian cuisine like Kani Eggs ($21), Kingfish Ceviche ($26), Cold Crab & Shishito Pepper Soup ($25), Josper Grilled Barramundi ($40) and more; as well as specialty cocktails, martinis, liquors and beers, to name a couple.
Address: 9A Lock Rd, Singapore 108926
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 11.30am-11pm; Friday, 11.30am-12am; Saturday, 9am-12am; Sunday, 9am-11pm
4. Baristart Coffee
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The popular Hokkaido-based Baristart Coffee has finally opened a central outlet, located at Wisma Atria! The new Baristart outlet is tucked within OCBC bank, so you can get your coffee fix and money matters done all in the same place.
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Aside from their famous Hokkaido cream puffs (from $7) and coffee drinks (from $3.50) you can also get more substantial brunch-style eats like Smoked Salmon & Ikura ($17.80), Tonkatsu Sando ($18.80), Oyakodon ($19.80), Wafu Pasta ($19.80) and more.
Address: 435 Orchard Rd, #04-01 Wisma Atria, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11am-8pm daily
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Taking over the space left behind by the beloved Wimbly Lu is Clovelly, a rustic glasshouse-esque space in Serangoon for a scenic and relaxing brunch affair. Clovelly maintains most of the interior decor left behind by Wimbly Lu, so you might find the space to be pretty familiar.
Look forward to Aussie-inspired fare with gorgeous plating like Spicy Garlic Prawn Pink Sauce ($21.90), Crab Croissant Florentine ($22.90), Salmon Burrata Waffle ($22.90), Barramundi & Chips ($20.90) and more. Their sweets are also not to be missed, with the likes of Vanilla Panna Cotta ($9.90), Banana Orange Foster ($14.90) and Apple Crumble ($10.90), just to name a couple.
Address: 15-2 Jln Riang, Singapore 358987
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11.30am-9.30pm
6. Common Man Coffee Roasters
Get your Common Man coffee fix on the go at their latest opening in ION Orchard. The popular café and roastery has opened a little nook in town, with its charming mod-rustic interior decor. While this outlet is mostly a takeaway-only joint, there’s also very limited communal island seating if you’re looking for a quick dine-in.
This cosy little spot offers their signature specialty coffee brews, as well as a petite selection of light bites like sandwiches, salads and assorted pastries for you to grab and go. You can also grab some of their lifestyle goods and coffee beans from their retail corner to take home with you.
Common Man Coffee Roasters
Address: ION Orchard, #B3 – 27/28, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 9am-10pm daily
7. Kenangan Coffee
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The highly-anticipated popular Indonesian coffee chain has finally arrived on our shores, with its first outpost conveniently located in the heart of the CBD! They’ve also opened a second outlet in Changi Airport Terminal 2, if you need a coffee fix before you fly.
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Both outlets have ample seating areas for you to dine-in and enjoy your drinks and bites. Signature drinks from the menu include the Kenangan Latte (from $4.90), Salted Caramel Macchiato (from $5.50), Creamy Latte (from $4.90) and more. They also offer a selection of pastries like puffs, pies and cruffins for if you’re feeling peckish.
Raffles Address: 252 North Bridge Rd, #B1-K10, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Changi Address: Changi Airport T2, Departure Hall North Lot, #02-12
Opening Hours: 8am-9pm daily
8. Compose Coffee
The most famous and well-loved Korean coffee chain has opened its first outlet at Suntec City, offering their affordable coffee brews for the office crowd and beyond. Coffees start from a super affordable $2.80—possibly one of the most affordable café-quality brews in Singapore.
You can’t miss the brand’s iconic bright yellow and black interior, and you can get their signature flavoured drinks like Busan Sea Salted Cream Latte ($6.10), K-Red Bean Milkshake ($6.90), Grape with Cream Cheese Foam ($6.90) and more. They’ve also got various croffles in both savoury and sweet renditions to pair with your drinks.
Address: Temasek Blvd, #01-623, Singapore 038984
Opening Hours: 11am-5pm daily
Here’s another hidden coffee spot for you coffee lovers! Tucked away within Opal Crescent is Fluid, with its raw, minimalist (but no less aesthetic) interior. The industrial-inspired space has minimal indoor and outdoor seating, and is illuminated by a paper lantern-esque light fixture.
Brought to you by the folks behind Double Up Coffee, Fluid also roasts their own coffee beans in-house. The coffee menu is pretty lean, with nothing too fancy. Instead, they offer classic coffee brews from $5 a pop, including Black, White, Filter or Chocolate.
Address: 24 Opal Cres, Singapore 328418
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
10. The Olive Door
If you can’t get over the vintage Korean-style aesthetic, you’ll want to head to The Olive Door, the latest entrant into the café scene at Joo Chiat, with a charming cottagecore-esque vibe. The interior is pretty compact, but oozing with rustic vintage vibes and limited indoor standing tables and camping-style outdoor seats.
Find various aesthetic bakes and Korean-inspired treats from @pelle.and.pepe like Spiced Carrot Cake ($7), Strawberry ($9), Apple Brioche Tartlette ($7.50), Cardamom Bun ($6.50) and more; and pair them with gourmet coffees and drinks from @narrativecoffeestand.
The Olive Door
Address: 83 Joo Chiat Place, Singapore 427800
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 8.30am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8am-4pm