This is probably the buzziest and most talked about restaurant opening in Singapore—helmed by The Cicheti Group and @benfatto_95. With a waiting list that’s at least 1-2 months long, you know this is one restaurant to look out for.
Forma specialises in unique handmade pasta, and you can even watch the traditional pasta shapes being made right before your eyes through Forma’s open kitchen! Must trys from the menu include the Tortellini in Brodo ($34), Linguine al Limone ($29), Fiori Di Zucca Fritti ($26) and more.
Address: 128 Tembeling Road, Singapore 423638
Opening Hours: Friday-Saturday, 12pm-2.30pm; Tuesday-Saturday, 6pm-10.30pm
2. D’Vine Café
D’Vine is a minimalistic Scandinavian-inspired café with a soothing wood-themed interior complete with accents of nature. The café serves all-day Western-Asian brunch and specialty coffee, and to top it all off, they don’t have service charge or GST!
Highlights from the menu include mains like Clam Chowder On Croute ($10), Maple Griddle Cake ($12), Wild Truffle Linguine ($18), Broccoli Au Gratin ($10) and more!
Address: 149 Tyrwhitt Road, Singapore 207562
Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday-Thursday, 11am-9pm; Friday-Sunday, 9.30am-9pm
3. The Lunar Rabbit Boulangerie
The Lunar Rabbit is a new French bakery in Lavender offering 13 types of freshly made bakes. The cosy space is a takeaway-only bakery helmed by Le Cordon Bleu Tokyo graduate, Elaine, who is also the executive baker and owner of the place.
Here you’ll find French offerings like viennoiseries, brioche, Kouign Amann, baguettes and more! Prices for their French pastries start from $3.80, and they also offer special bakes unique to The Lunar Rabbit, such as the Fleur De Framboise, La Brioche Macaronade and Chocolate Crumble, just to name a few.
Address: 16 Hamilton Road, #01-02, Singapore 209186
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8.30am-5pm
Popular ice cream chain, Overscoop, has opened its brand new flagship store in the heart of town! The new flagship store is located in Orchard Central and boasts a large seating area to accommodate everyone who wants to dine-in to enjoy some ice cream.
Don’t miss out on their signature Pandan Coconut Waffle ($7) and Dark Cocoa Waffle ($7) during your visit. You can also look forward to ice cream flavours (from $4.50) like Mou Tai Liquor, Honeycomb, Strawberry Cheesecake and more! Each order also comes with a complimentary mini scoop, or “overscoop” of your choice so you can sample different flavours!
Address: 181 Orchard Road, Orchard Central #02-12, Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday, 11am-10pm
5. California Republic
California Republic is a So-Cal Italian restaurant inspired by 1960 Californian summer and the culture of road trippin and cruising down the highway in a convertible while feeling the wind in your hair.
The space is decorated in a mid-century modern fashion, with bold Atzec prints and dim lighting. Highlights from the menu include Faux Artichoke ($18), Smoked Bucatini ($34), Lazy Man’s Cioppino ($48), Whole Grilled Branzino ($68) and more.
Address: 88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069907
Opening Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12pm-3pm; 5.30pm-12am
6. Madu Bakery
Madu Bakery is an Indonesian-owned bakery-café selling its famed Asian-inspired stuffed buns and other bakes! What started as a humble home-based business soon grew in popularity until Madu Bakery just had to open a physical store.
Madu’s signature bakes include Asian fusion-inspired stuffed buns, a fun twist on the Korean garlic cream cheese buns we all know and love. The garlic buns come in 3 flavours: Classic Garlic Bun ($5.50), Mentaiko Bun ($6.50) and Umami Mushroom Bun ($6). For more details, see our full article here.
Address: 421 Race Course Road, Singapore 218668
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 10am-8pm
7. Hovoh Café
Hovoh Café is a new fast-casual café with a grab-and-go concept, perfect for when you’re having a busy workday or just want to pop in for a quick pick-me-up. The café’s decor is reminiscent of the cosy diners found along the streets of Paris and they also have a small dine-in area for if you have a little more time to spare.
Hovoh offers healthy and nutritious eats like Banh Mi, rice bowls, burritos, pasta and more. Highlights from the menu include Fish Curry ($16.80), Pork Banh Mi ($12.80), Caesar Salad ($12.80), along with a range of coffee and tea beverages.
Address: 23 Mohamed Sultan Rd, Singapore 239017
Opening Hours: 8am-10pm daily
KURA is a trendy dessert shop that’s just moved to a brand new space, just in time for their 3rd anniversary! KURA is known for their unique and aesthetic desserts that are pretty to look at and delightful to eat.
Don’t miss out on eye-catching treats like the La Vie En Rose ($11), Mango Basil ($12.80), Uji Matcha Tiramisu ($10) and more, along with various beverages to pair with the sweets like coffee and ice chocolate.
Address: 79 South Bridge Road, #01-00, Singapore 058709
Opening Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11am-7pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-9pm
Missus is a new Muslim-owned and halal café with a gorgeous Moroccan-inpsired vibe, complete with burnt orangey-pink hues, dried florals and warm lighting.
Missus’ specialty includes grilled cheese sandwiches as well as homemade bakes like the Missus Melt ($16.90), Kaya Cheese Toast ($9), Slumdog Grillionaire ($19); as well as other bakes and brunch items like Scallion & Cheese Scone ($8), French Toast ($14.90), Baked Ketaifi Cheese ($12) and more! For more details, see our full article here.
Address: 16 Hamilton Road, #01-05, Singapore 209186
Opening Hours: 9am-6pm daily (Closed on Tuesday)
10. The Jungle Boy
Like the name suggests, The Jungle Boy is a lush, tropical-inspired café-restaurant serving up brunch as well as grilled eats for dinner. The space is reminiscent of a tiki hut, decked in rich green hues and greenery all around.
For brunch, look forward to items like Smoked Salmon Rosti ($28), Pulled Duck Rigatoni ($26), Chilli Con Queso ($25) and more. For dinner, the grill is fired up and you can expect mains like Roast Quail ($29), Crackling Pork ($30) and Grilled Whole Pomfret ($38), just to name a few.
Address: 126 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068595
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 7.30am-11pm; Sunday, 7.30am-6pm