1. Keong Saik Bakery
The iconic Keong Saik Bakery has found a new home at the Luzerne Building, along with a modern and revamped aesthetic as well! Their latest minimalist grey and silver-centric industrial space looks more like an actual art gallery than your regular run-of-the-mill café.
One unique highlight of the café’s decor is the addition of a “pastry gallery” displaying all their bakes and desserts available for the day—very reminiscent of the famous NUDAKE café in Korea! Aside from their signature offerings you know and love, there will also be new outlet-exclusive items like Otak Mac & Cheese, Volcano Chicken Bomb, Apple Compote Croissant Eclair and more.
Keong Saik Bakery
Address: 70 Bendemeer Rd, #01-03, Singapore 339940
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm
Following their last futuristic-inspired outlet at Robinson Road, Alchemist is back again with yet another outlet: this time an open-air concept at The Heeren along Orchard Road! The new outlet gives off a very different vibe than the last, with sleek light wood fixtures, straight lines and zen plant accents—almost Japanese-inspired.
The new Heeren outlet is also their first fully al fresco outlet, with high ceilings and fans for plenty of ventilation. That said, if you’re looking to dine-in, you might want to come when the weather is cooler or else be prepared to brave the heat. You can look forward to their signature coffee brews, along with a selection of bakes and pastries.
Address: 260 Orchard Rd, #01-ORA The Heeren, Singapore 238855
Opening Hours: 9am-9pm daily
3. Joo Chiat Oyster House
Oyster lovers will definitely want to come check this place out. Joo Chiat Oyster House is the latest café-bar concept brought to you by the folks at King’s Cart Coffee. The space is a hip brunch spot by day, and a vibey oyster bar at night. The café boasts a retro-inspired interior, lit by red neon lights for an eclectic and nostalgic ambience.
As the name suggests, they specialise in premium Japanese oysters, imported from the Hyogo Prefecture; and you can get them served in a multitude of ways, with various unique flavours from $3.50 apiece. Other highlights from the menu include Blur Like Sotong Fritters ($14), Roasted Curried Cauliflower ($10), 8 Hour Braised Beef ($26), Napoletana ($20) and more.
Joo Chiat Oyster House
Address: 328 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-05, Singapore 427585
Opening Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 5pm-10pm; Wednesday-Saturday, 5pm-11pm
4. For You People
Grab some grub from Big Big Fries, offering Japanese grain bowls, bagels, and their signature extra long fries. Highlights include the Mentaiko Mayonnaise Big Big Fries ($12.90),Truffle Beef Steak Bagel ($14.90), Torched Beef Cubes ($12.90), Honey Smoked Duck Grain Bowl ($14.90) and more. After that, head straight to Whiskdom for dessert, with their classic oozy chunky cookies, brownies and ice cream.
For You People
Address: 181 Orchard Rd, #04-22 Orchard Central Singapore 238896
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-11pm
5. M5 Coffee
Hailing from Taiwan, M5 Coffee is a new coffee spot in Orchard, with a unique mountain-inspired menu. Aesthetics wise, the café is cosy and compact, with a homey feel with cream tones and light wood furnishings.
Just for the Singapore outlet, they have a special Mount Faber-inspired drink made with their signature blend and the addition of Blue Curacao. Aside from coffee brews, they also have edible cookie coffee cups as well as an intricate cactus-inspired cupcake!
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Gateway, #B1-01 Orchard, Singapore 238858
Opening Hours: 10.30am-8.30pm daily
6. The Rochdale
This quirky pink-themed café is a must-visit for pet lovers, run by the same team behind CAVA. The café is tucked away in the secluded Rochdale neighborhood, great if you’re looking for a spot that’s away from the usual crowd. The outdoor area of the café is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for brunch as well.
Brunch eats include Hand-pulled Beef Bagel ($15), Tamago & Luncheon Sando ($12), Flippin Pancakes ($18), Jumbo Prawn ($19) and Bangers & Mash ($12), among others. They also serve specialty coffee from Hook Coffee, fruit teas, cold-pressed juices, sodas and desserts too.
Address: 19 Rochdale Rd, Singapore 535834
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10am-7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-7pm
This hole-in-the-wall Japanese café at Pearl’s Hill Terrace is a truly hidden gem: sitting atop of a hill with a moody wabi-sabi aesthetic, bakery and tea room all in one. Designed to feel like a home, Paaru has an open kitchen concept, dark wood furnishing and large communal tables. The space is also dimly lit with Japanese-inspired paper lamps for a super intimate and cosy vibe.
Bakes served at the café are made fresh in-house from their next door bakery, Paaru Bakery. On the current soft-launch menu are items like Eggs on Shokupan ($12), Bircher Muesli ($14), French Toast Shokupan ($12), Fruit Salad ($10) and more, alongside coffee brews and drinks. For more details, see our full article here.
Address: 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace, #01-61, Singapore 168976
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 9am-7pm; Saturday-Sunday, 8am-6pm (closed on Wednesday)