9 Cafes At Ang Mo Kio – More To Explore At PM Lee’s Constituency

9 Cafes At Ang Mo Kio - More To Explore At PM Lee's Constituency

Every time I go to Ang Mo Kio, it is for food (and friends-visiting). Other than being known as ‘The Lee Hsien Loong constituency’ or ‘Westerner bridge’ area, I must say Ang Mo Kio is a rather colourful place with that kampong spirit – people are friendly and sincere, and cafes are mostly the down-to-earth types.

More than half cafes listed here are less than a year old, indicating a more vibrant cafe scene at AMK.

9 Cafes At Ang Mo Kio – More To Explore At PM Lee’s Constituency

Workbench Bistro
Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1881
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tues-Sat), 11am – 10pm (Sun)
Tel: +65 84842488

A workbench is defined as a bench at which practical work is done. The owners of Workbench Bistro (who used to own Turquoise Room and Turquoise Bistro) treat the space as a place to create practical, honest to goodness food and hence the tagline “practical food creation”.

Expect Crab Meat Linguine ($16), Beef Burger ($14), Buffalo Wings ($10), Chicken Stew ($10), Truffle Fries ($9) and Crispy Light Waffles ($7.50 with one scoop of ice cream).

While we liked the moist Beef Burger which was served with paprika fries, the crab meat linguine had sauce that tasted like it was out of a can.

Café Mojito
Blk 338 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 #01-1647 Singapore 560338
Tel: +65 96478318
Opening Hours: 1pm – 10 pm (Tues-Fri), 9 am – 10 pm (Sat-Sun), Closed Mon

A mojito café with NO mojito. I was also expecting a coffee-mojito or something. The café offers a selection of savouries such as Black Angus Beefballs ($9.90), Club Sandwich ($6.90), but more known for their desserts of Mud Pie ($6.90) and Coconut Pannacotta ($6.90).The cakes were ordered, was unexpectedly dry. Unfortunately.

Note: Café Mojito has changed their operating hours, but their Facebook info page has not been updated.

Blk 532 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-2495, Singapore 560532

(Blk 532 AMK Ave 10, Bus 045, 088, 088B. Opp AMK ITE, Bus 050, 072, 072A, 072B, 088, 088B, 159, 159B
AMK ITE, 050, 072, 159, 159A)
Tel: +65 6452 9863
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 11am – 10pm (Sat-Sun), Last order 9:45pm

Walking past Blk 532 of Ang Mo Kio Ave 10, you may least expect to find a British-based Fish and Chips café, right next to an incense shop.

Murphy’s Fish and Chips at Ang Mo Kio was actually first established in Hitchin United Kingdom at Queen Street, and claimed to be “award-winning”. The signature Murphy’s Fish and Chips featured both normal batter ($16) and special non-oily batter ($17) versions, using Canadian arrowtooth fish characterised by their flat white flesh with mild flavour.

The Fish and Chips was easily better than some of the mass market brands, but wondered if residents nearby would choose to pay 3 times the price over the hawker centres to have ‘Western food’ here. (Read: Murphy’s)

Rainbow Cottage Café
Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 Blk 452 Singapore 560452
Tel: +65 64512483
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm

Rainbow Cottage Café did have a cottage and homely feel – wooden panels on the exterior, some Barney-coloured purple sofa at the side, a portion of its wall painted in sky blue with children’s toys.

The cafe serves a typical selection of ice cream, waffle, cakes, coffee, tea and savoury bites of pizza, pasta and lasagne.

Cakes are baked in-house, some looking more inspiring than others. The Rainbow Paddlepop ($7.5) while to the sweet and dense side, was pleasurably smooth and enjoyable. (Read: Rainbow Cottage Cafe)

(Photo credit: Nicholas Tan @stormscape)

Double Scoops
Block 226A Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 #01-627, Singapore 561226 (15-20 min walk from Ang Mo Kio MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Thu), 11am – 10.30pm (Fri), 10.30am – 10.30pm (Sat), 10.30am – 10pm (Sun)

Ice cream is priced at $3.20 for single, $5.60 for double and $7.90 for triple scoops, additional $0.50 for premium flavors, $1 for waffle cone or bowls and $3.60 for waffle or brownie.

We noticed that the ice creams were all labelled with both English and Chinese characters (may look like some signboard for tourists) and more convenient for the Pioneer Generation ah gong & ah ma to make orders. (Read: Double Scoops Ang Mo Kio)

Recommended flavours include Orh Nee (aka Yam), Thai Milk Tea and Kopiko (aka coffee).

The Castel Café
Blk 555 Ang Mo Kio Ave 10 #01-1940 Singapore 560555
Tel: +65 6458 1838
Opening Hours: 11am – 9:30pm (Tues-Sun), Closed Mon

For of a casual Western-Italian eater, the Caste Café offers a selection of fuss-free items such as pizza, pasta, lasagna, baked pasta, baked rice, dessert and salad.

Their popular items include the Pescatora Seafood Pizza, signature Castel Pizza, Meat Lover Aglio Olio Pasta, Gnocchi Di Patate (potato dumpling pasta) and Crepelle Di Spinaci – crepe with chicken, spinach and mushroom.

Assam Tree Café Bakery and Restaurant
712 Ang Mo Kio Ave 6 Singapore 560712
Tel: +65 94891336
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 10:30pm

A simple Halal-certified eatery located next to NTUC Fairprice, offer local delights such as Nasi Padang, Nasi Lemak, Chicken Rice, Chicken Noodle, Ayam Penyet, Lontong, Mee Rebus, Mee Siam, Mee Soto, Rojak, and Roti Bakar.

510 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1 (Carpark along Sin Ming Ave, opposite Blk 408) Singapore 569983

From Bishan MRT Station (North-South Line NS17 & Circle Line CC15), take bus no. 52 or 410W (NOT 410G). After passing The Salvation Army on your right, alight at the 3rd bus stop [no. 53349]
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5:30pm – 10:30pm (Mon-Fri), 9am – 4pm, 5:30pm -10:30pm (Sat-Sun)

Although it seems for non-drivers, many families do not mind coming all the way here because the scenery is beautiful at this café-restaurant within Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.

After crossing a bridge from the carpark, you see families taking slow strolls, children playing with balloons, happy dogs being walked, and just an almost entire view of lush green. Very refreshing and relaxing for a weekend visit.

Opened by Cookyn’s Mervyn Phan and team, Grub’s most popular items are the Crispy Fish Burger ($14), GRUB Cheeseburger ($13) and Grilled Chicken Burger ($12).

Twenty Grammes
529 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10 #01-2353 Singapore 560529
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 1am (Fri – Sat), Last order 30 min before closing

Waffles and ice cream based café Twenty Grammes originally from North Bridge Road, has opened is 2nd at Ang Mo Kio Ave 10.

The specialty here is the Yuan Yang Waffle where you can get both classic Belgian waffle and charcoal waffle, topped with a twirl of homemade milk softserve, which you can drizzle with chocolate hazelnut sauce.

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  1. Went to check out Cafe Mojito in AMK Ave 1…Only to find tat it no longer exists… =(

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