Inspired by a peranakan Baba, Babba is a modern transformative Peranakan café and restaurant that serves a different menu from day to night. In the day, you have The Little Babba, serving breakfast and brunch items; but when night falls, The Big Babba serves heartier dinner options with meat and seafood.
The space is Scandinavian-inspired, with rattan furniture, wood accents and terrazzo tabletops. Highlights from the menu include Perakanan classics like Ayam Buah Keluak ($28), Babi Ponteh ($26), Udang Masak Tauyu ($28), Nyonya Otah ($12), Bakwan Kepiting ($24) and more.
Address: 15-9 Jln Riang, Singapore 358987
Opening Hours: 8am-10pm daily
2. Two Bake Boys
Made popular by their crepe cakes, back when they were still a humble home-based business, Two Bake Boys has opened its very first physical cafe24 outlet in Bugis! The new space is minimalist in design, complete with ample indoor seating and even a cosy outdoor area!
Don’t miss out on their famed crepe cakes in flavours like Thai Milk Tea ($7.40), Cookies & Cream ($8), Horlicks ($8), Vanilla Strawberry ($8) and more. In addition to their crepe cakes, Two Bake Boys also offers a range of pastries, gelato and coffee!
Address: 8 Jalan Kubor #01-05, Singapore 199207
Opening Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11am-6.30pm; Friday-Saturday, 11am-8.30pm
Opened by the same owner behind @bakeaholic_sg, JuJu is a modern Hong Kong-style café offering everything you miss about Hong Kong! The café’s interior resembles that of actual Hong Kong diners, with neon signages and flashy wallpaper.
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Expect familiar and classic Hong Kong fare like Egg Luncheon Meat Noodle ($8.90), JuJu Curry Fishballs ($4.90), Bolo Bao ($3.80), HK French Toast ($5.90) and more!
Address: 501 Orchard Road, Wheelock Place #02-17, #17A, Singapore 238880
Opening Hours: 11am-9pm daily
4. O Happi Place
This adorable café is sure to be your next happy place! Rightly dubbed O Happi Place, the café will definitely put a smile on your face. O Happi Place is a quaint gelato and waffle café situated in Everton Park, decked in summery shades of coral and peach.
The café even has a little al fresco area for if you feel like enjoying the outdoor air on a breezy day. Ice cream scoops (from $4.50) come in unique flavours like Ondeh-Ondeh, Kopi-C, Cereal Milk, Ju Pu, Raspberry Cheesecaka and more.
Address: 5 Everton Park, #01-22, Singapore 080005
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 12.30pm-9pm; Friday-Saturday, 12.30pm-10pm; Sunday, 12.30pm-9pm
5. Grey Area
Here’s one for you minimalists: like the name suggests, Grey Area Coffee Roasters is a hip coffee joint decked in moody shades of grey. The space itself is pretty compact, with only narrow seating areas against the wall instead of regular table seatings.
On the menu are specialty coffees, as well as a small selection of pastries from the display such as Banana Bread ($4.50), Yuzu Pound Cake ($4.50), Cookie with Biscoff ($4.50), Brownies ($3.50) and more.
Address: 3 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169345
Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday, 9am-6pm (Closed on Tuesday)
6. Keong Saik Bakery
Cult-favourite bakery, Keong Saik Bakery has recently opened a new outlet over at Holland Village! The latest outlet is modelled after the nostalgic kopitiams that we all know and love, but with a modern touch.
Aside from Keong Saik classics, the new outlet also offers new and exclusive menu items that you can only get at the Holland Village branch. These include the Miso Salmon Kouign Amann ($7), Passionfruit Thyme Croissant Cube ($7), Salmon Eggs Benedict Cube ($7) and more.
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-42, Singapore 278116
Opening Hours: 8am-9.30pm daily
7. Simple Brown Cup
Simple Brown Cup is your friendly neighbourhood coffee shop and bakery, offering simple pleasures like good coffee and freshly baked bread. Simple Brown Cup is dubbed as a micro-café, with a focus on humble seasonal ingredients.
Simple Brown Cup is a no-frills takeaway joint, with locally brewed coffees as well as simple menu items like Frittata Meatloaf Sandwich ($9), Egg-Shrom Sandwich ($7.50), Veggie Foccacia ($4.50) as well as various sourdough loaves for pre-order.
Address: 183 Jln Pelikat, B1-05 The Promenade @ Pelikat, Singapore 537643
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm
8. Les Bouchons
Famed French bistro, Les Bouchons has opened a new colonial-style and pet-friendly outlet at Rochester! Known as the “King of Steak & Fries”, Les Bouchons’ concept is a nod to the traditional French bistros and steakhouses of Paris.
Highlights from the menu are undoubtedly their steaks, all of which come with unlimited servings of their signature homemade, twice-cooked fries. Get their Grilled Black Angus Rib Eye with “Vigneron” Butter ($50), Grilled Beef Wagyu Onglet ($$58), Soupe à L’oignon ($15), Salade Caprese ($17) and more. For more information, see our full article here.
Address: 10 Rochester Park, Rochester Commons, Singapore 139221
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 12pm-2pm & 6pm-10pm; Friday, 12pm-2pm & 6pm-10.30pm; Saturday, 12pm-3pm & 6pm-10.30pm; Sunday, 12pm-3pm & 5pm-9pm
9. CROCO Snack & Coffee Bar
Aptly dubbed CROCO is a specialty croissant and coffee joint perfect for if you’re feeling peckish for a midday snack. Aside from coffee and pastries, CROCO also has a selection of desserts and ice cream such as Raspberry Lychee Mousse ($8.80), Lemon Cheesecake ($7.80), Tiramisu ($7.80) and more.
Don’t miss out on their signature pastries like croissants in flavours like Almond ($5) and Almond Chocolate ($6), as well as Pain Au Chocolat ($4.50), Pain Aux Raisins ($4.80) and more.
Address: 8 Empress Road, #01-31A, Singapore 260008
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 8.30am-5.30pm
If you can’t be bothered to queue at Mr Coconut for your coconut shake fix, head to Coconuto! Coconuto is a new neighbourhood café specialising in all things coconut. The café’s decor is also cool and trendy, with a raw and industrial-inspired cobalt blue and grey theme.
Coconuto offers shakes, gelato and waffles; with unique coconut shake flavours like Oreo ($4.60), Lotus Biscoff ($4.60), Black Sesame ($4.80) and more. The best part is that Coconuto opens till late, either till 12am or 2am—perfect for that late-night dessert fix.
Address: 645 Yishun Street 61, #01-322, Singapore 760645
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Thursday & Sunday, 12pm-12am; Friday-Saturday, 12pm-2am