Ever wondered what’s with the recent hype of people patronizing one café after another these days? Non-café lovers will stereotype all cafes as being the ‘same’ – similar side, main or desert menu. “Nothing special yet pricey”. However, is that really true?
Adventurous foodies, or ‘café hoppers’, will know that each and every café is distinctive in their own way, whether it’s through concept, philosophy or specialty. This explains the ever-growing café rave and why most cafés are worth more than just one visit. If you are thinking of getting on the café hopping bandwagon, check out this list of cafes we have for you:
Upon arriving at Artistry, the monotone platforms catch your eye as the alternate black and white tones give the illusion of piano keys. Plus, there is a photo booth area for instagrammers to take the popular #ootd (outfit of the day) shots! True to its name, this art gallery cum café positions itself as a welcoming platform for emerging artists to showcase their art pieces and performances. They also hold events like talks in its cosy area. For a more tranquil atmosphere, consider having your meal at the al freco tables.
Signature dishes: Chilli Crab Burger and the Peanut Butter and Jelly stuffed French Toast.
17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays to Fridays – 9am to 11pm
Saturdays – 9.30am to 11.30pm
Sundays – 9.40am – 4pm
Expect to spend: $20
Have you tried the famous PS. Truffle Shoestring Fries? Tossed with truffle oil, grated parmesan and parsley, a visit to PS. Café is hardly complete without this side. The delicate interiors, lush surroundings and generous food portions further justify the café’s popularity. PS. Café is definitely one of the best places for all sorts of occasions – lazy afternoon teas, romantic dates or birthday celebrations. With 6 different outlets, it gets tough deciding which one to go to.
For the various locations and opening hours, please refer to PS. Café’s website.
Expect to spend: $42
After the long hours of retail therapy in town and you’re all ‘rumbly in your tumbly’, pop by Supply & Demand at Orchard Gateway for some Italian-Asian fusion cuisine. With both indoor and outdoor seating, the spacious yet cosy interior definitely improves the dining experience for all. Thumbs up for their 13” pizzas and truffle fries! What’s best is that the truffle fries are chunky, fragrant and paired with 2 different dips! Garlic lovers will enjoy the huge pieces of garlic in their fries. As for the pizzas, an order of La Mattina Dopo (The Morning After) will not go wrong. The visually appealing soft egg set in the middle makes one drool for sure.
Just so you know, the pastas at Supply & Demand are available in both tasting ($13) and main portions ($17). Well, there is no harm ordering the main portion with a larger quantity for a mere additional $4 right?
Orchard Gateway, 277 Orchard Road #02-13/14 Singapore 238858
Daily – 11.30am to 10.30pm
Expect to spend: $30
Oh my…bacon! The catchy name of this café is sure to stick in your mind! After all, who doesn’t love bacon? Even bacon by itself tastes heavenly. As Singapore’s first bacon-inspired café, OMB has a fun and quirky concept which makes it stands out from the rest. It’s amazing how bacon not only tastes good in main dishes, but desserts too! Give your taste buds an adventure and give the Bacon Brownie a shot.
7 Dunlop Street, Singapore 209337
Mondays – Closed
Tuesdays to Fridays – 12pm to 10pm
Saturdays & Sundays – 10am to 10pm
Expect to spend: $30
If you have a little time to spare, head down to Sunday Folks for a plate of golden brown Belgian waffles topped with soft serve ice cream. Choose from an array of 6 different ice cream flavours – Earl Grey Lavender, Madagascar Vanilla, Roasted Pistachio, Summer Strawberries, Sea Salt Gula Melaka (brown palm sugar) and Dark Chocolate. Though it is a relatively new café, it has shot up in popularity as evidenced by the immense crowd! Waiting times may go up to an hour or more, but the waffles are worth it!
44 Jalan Merah Saga, Chip Bee Gardens #01-52, Singapore 278116
Mondays - Closed
Tuesdays to Fridays - 1pm to 10pm
Saturdays & Sundays - 12pm to 10pm
Expect to spend: $8
Bringing milkshakes to a whole new level, Benjamin Browns is well-known for their Over The Top (OTT) milkshakes that will make you go wow. Each of these milkshakes are topped with a generous amount of dessert pieces such as candy floss, cookies, pretzels, wafer sticks and more. In fact, there is so much topping that they flow – ahem – over the top of the jars the milkshakes are served in. Strawberry Cheesecake and Nutella Banana are just two of the high demand flavours. These milkshakes are so awesomely delicious, your only problem will be choosing just one of all the available choices.
583 Orchard Rd, Forum The Shopping Mall, Singapore 238884
Daily - 10am to 10pm
Expect to spend: $16
Adorably, the name ‘O’ma Spoon’ translates to ‘Mother Spoon’. This is meant to bring a warm-hearted connotation to the café, where every spoonful of the milk ice is supposed to be shaved and served with a ‘mother’s love’. As the bingsu is made using fresh milk topped with real fruits, it is a healthy yet mouth-watering treat for all. What keeps customers coming back for more of the delicate milk ice is how it melts in the mouth so effortlessly, literally like snow! For matcha fans, do give the green tea bingsu a try.
6 Raffles Boulevard #04-102 Marina Square, Singapore 039594
313 @ Somerset 313 Orchard Road #04-20/32, Singapore 238895
Marina Square: Daily - 10am to 10pm
313@Somerset: Mondays to Thursdays, Sundays - 11.30pm to 10pm
Fridays & Saturdays – 11.30am to 12am
Expect to spend: $15
Though the cakes and pastries at Lady M may seem a little pricey, every bite is well worth the money. The fusion of French pastry techniques and Japanese etiquette of precision is the winning formula to making these soft, subtle Signature Mille Crêpes. Be it presentation or taste wise, the Mille Crêpes score an ‘A’. Enjoy a delightful high tea session with beautiful, delicate confections at Lady M.
Just so you know, the highly in-demand Chocolate Mille Crepe is exclusive to the boutique at Orchard Central.
For the various locations and opening hours, please refer to Lady M’s website.
Expect to spend: $20