25 New Cafes In Singapore September 2015 – The Hottest Cafe Guide!

25 New Cafes In Singapore September 2015 - The Hottest Cafe Guide!

What a year. I remember doing this New Cafes for September 2014 – Enough To Keep You Awake Till September Ends listing, and a year has past. For the record, about 10-30 new cafes are opening up every single month in Singapore ever since.

For these 2 months alone, we can be seeing at least 30-40 new ones, restaurants excluded. DC Comics Super Heroes Café, Café & Meal MUJI, Arteastiq, In Good Company Café, Jewel Coffee, Bynd Artisan Atelier, The Dwelling Place, Hoshino Coffee, Churn Creamery, Nunsongyee, Kokomama Marketplace, Seafood Pike Chowder, Giovanni L, Hashida Garo, Qoolco, Karafuru, Windowsill Pies, The Bakehouse, Supermilk, Bakersfield, Brother Bird, and Nigiro Café are those featured here.

The general trend is moving towards ice cream cafes. And Korean bingsu shops are showing signs of slowing down.

Just so you know, we try to go to every single new cafe in Singapore at least once. I would say we have visited 95% of new openings, but there are just too many. The good ones, we would go down again. The not-so-good ones too, just to give a second or third try.

Anyway, here are 25 New Cafes In Singapore September 2015. Enjoy! (Restaurants Edition here: 20 New & Hot Restaurants Singapore September 2015)

Arteastiq Boutique Tea House
Plaza Singapura #03-70/72, 68 Orchard Road Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Tel: +65 6336 0951
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

The art-jamming tea house at Mandarin Gallery opens another a short distance away at Plaza Singapura. Arteastiq at Plaza Singapura has quite a big space, able to sit 68 in the main dining area and 24 in the art jam studio. Painting at $48 per session. (Read: Arteastiq Plaza Singapura)

DC Comics Super Heroes Café
2 Bayfront Avenue, L1-03/04/05 Bay Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Tel: +65 6688 7610
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 11pm (Sun-Thurs), 10:30am – 11:30pm

DC Comics fans’ dream come true to have some Superman’s Soup, Green Lantern Salad, Catwoman’s Caramel Latte, The Flash’s Espresso and Batman Burger. Great place for photo opportunities. Though if you are feeling in need for some great tasting meals, the food may not be able to save the day. (Read: DC Comics Super Heroes Café)

Café & Meal MUJI Paragon
Orchard Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #04-36 Singapore 238859 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: +65 6735 0123
Opening Hours: 10am – 9:30pm (Mon-Sun), Full menu available only after 11am, Last order 9:45pm

Lifestyle Japanese brand MUJI has finally opened its first “Café & Meal MUJI” in Singapore at L4 Paragon Orchard. After shopping for those ‘no-brand’ home accessories, you can rest your legs at the café for some Caramel Pudding ($4.90) and Roasted Tea Pudding. There are electrical sockets if you need to work on your laptop. (Read: Café & Meal MUJI Paragon Orchard)

Nunsongyee 눈송이
232 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437020
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Sun-Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri-Sat)

Korean Bingsu café Nunsongyee opens its 2nd at Tanjong Katong. This is a franchise. Accordingly to the owners, Koreans prefer more traditional-tasting Injeolmi (Korea rice cake, $14.90) or Pat Bingu (Red bean, $12.90), while Singaporeans would go for modern and colourful flavours of Cheesecake ($14.90), Coffee ($18.90) or Snow White ($18.90) – a mixture of macadamia nuts, white chocolate, cheese and biscuit bits. (Read: Nunsongyee Tanjong Katong)

Nunsongyee 눈송이 @ Bugis
534 North Bridge Road Singapore 188749 (opposite Bugis Junction, adjacent to Tan Quee Lan Street)
Opening Hours: 24 hours daily

The 3rd branch of Nunsongyee. This spells good news to fans of their shaved milk bingsu, but find traveling to distant Serangoon arduous. This Korean cafe is opened 24/7. Wah! (Read: Nunsongyee Bugis)

Kokomama Marketplace
1 Zubir Said Drive, School of The Arts, #01-01, Singapore 227968 (Dhoby Ghaut or Bras Basah MRT)
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Mon-Thurs), 8am – 10:30pm (Fri-Sat), 10am – 8pm (Sun)

Opened by the same team behind the popular I’m Kim a few doors away, Kokomama Marketplace at SOTA sells French pastries, modern Japanese rice bowls, bread bowls, local chicken curry, and Korean bingsu all under one roof. (Read: Kokomama Marketplace)

Kaw Kaw SG
28 Aliwal Street, 0101 Aliwal Art Center, Singapore 19918 (10-15 min walk from Lavender MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon-Sun)

Mention “Burger Bakar Kaw Kaw” in Kuala Lumpur and most people would have heard about their street kiosk turned multiple franchise fairytale story. Now, we are able to get these yummilicious burgers right here in Singapore near Arab Street. (Read: Kaw Kaw Burger Bakar)

The Fickle Mussel
173 Thomson Road Goldhill Shopping Centre, Singapore 307623 (Novena MRT)
Tel: +65 8498 7828
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

A French cuisine inspired café specialising in mussel dishes. On its menu consist of some French food items – Escargots ($9.90 for half a dozen), French Onion Soup ($10.90), Poulet Rotisserie ($12.90), Duck Breast with orange blueberry sauce ($16.90), Foie Gras Burger ($18.90) and four varieties of mussels such as Laksa Mussel ($12.90). (Read: The Fickle Mussel)

Seattle Pike Chowder
Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris
Fort Canning Arts Centre, Singapore 179620 (Dhoby Ghaut, 15 minute walk from Park Mall towards Fort Canning Park)
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm
Other branch: 1 Marine Parade Central #01-05 Parkway Centre, Singapore 449408
Tel: +65 6255 9898

That famous shower. Seattle Pike Chowder’s origin comes from the famous Pike Place Chowders at Seattle’s Pike Place Market, supervised by owner and founder Larry Mellum. Six types of chowders are offered – New England, Manhattan, Seafood Bisque, Smoked Salmon, Alaskan Fish, and Scallop. (Read: Seafood Pike Chowder)

Giovanni L
Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris
Fort Canning Arts Centre, Singapore 179620 (Dhoby Ghaut, 15 minute walk from Park Mall towards Fort Canning Park)
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm
Other branch: 1 Marine Parade Central #01-05 Parkway Centre, Singapore 449408
Tel: +65 6255 9898

Sharing the same space with Seafood Pike Chowder, Giovanni L sells quite a number of interesting gelato flavours such as Eggnog, Amarena with Cherries, English Toffee and Mozart Melody with Pistachios. Plus dessert Gelato Spaghetti ($14.90) where yes, the ‘pasta’ is made of gelato.

Hashida Garo
333A Orchard Road #04-16 Mandarin Gallery, Singapore 238897
Tel: +65 91593177
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm

Hashido Garo is the second venture by Chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida from Hashida Sushi, specialising in traditional Japanese sweets wagashi and Japanese tea. It’s highlight is the traditional tea ceremony, where the master would prepare top quality matcha ($30) in a U-shaped performance stage. (Read: Hashida Garo Mandarin Gallery)

Karafuru Desserts
8 Jalan Klapa Singapore 199320 (North Bridge Road, near Hyde & Co)
Tel: +65 62941 4430
Opening Hours: 1pm – 10pm, last order 9:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Karafuru, it is the katakana for ‘colourful’. You will be welcomed by clean white interior instead when you step into this Japanese inspired café. The colourful elements lie in the rows and rows of intricate éclairs beneath the display counter. Their offerings include éclairs and gourmet yogurt parfaits, re-imagined from traditional Japanese flavours. (Read: Karafuru)

3 Pickering Street #01-30 (China Square), Singapore 048660 (Telok Ayer MRT)
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 8pm (Mon-Fri), Closed Sat, Sun

Qooloo is a combination of two hot foods – Coconut water which achieved superfood status in Western countries and Thai coconut desserts. Their signature items – Soft Snow ($3.80) made from coconut milk, and the Volcano ($4.60) coming drizzled with egg yolk sauce. Yes, egg yolk sauce. (Read: Qoolco China Square)

The Commerze 1 Irving Place #01-29 Singapore 369546 (Tai Seng MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon-Fri), 9:30am – 11pm (Sat-Sun)

Supermilk at Tai Seng sells ice cream in a tray of 3 cups ($10, $3.90 for single) of rotating flavours. Offerings during the weekdays and weekends are different. The weekday spread would include a Supermilk Beef Burger ($14.90), Oven-Baked Chicken Leg ($14.90), and Sambal Pasta ($12.90). The weekend version included less of the mains, with French Toast ($10.90) and Scrambled Eggs Breakfast ($15.90) being the recommended items. (Read: Supermilk)

The Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook
Alexandra Central, 321 Alexandra Road #01-14 Singapore 159971
Tel: +65 6250 0040
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm (Sun-Thurs, PH), 8am – 11pm (Fri, Sat, Eve PH)

Carpenter & Cook opens The Bakehouse at Alexandra Central. The Bakehouse has something extra to offer, with truffle mushroom soup, wood-fired pizzas, gourmet sandwiches along with C&C signature pastries. Opened 7 days a week. (Read: The Bakehouse by Carpenter & Cook Alexandra Central)

2 Fusionopolis Way, #01-06 Innovis @ Fusionopolis 2, Singapore 138634 (-10 min walk from One-North MRT)
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 6pm (Mon-Fri), Closed Sat, Sun

A selection of cakes, tarts and quiches were available at this bakery café opened at Fusionopolis. The recommended item is the Pistachio Strawberry Tart ($7.50) – an interesting combination of pistachio cream shaped like tear drops and fresh strawberries. (Read: Bakersfield)

Brother Bird
30 Bali lane, Singapore 189966 (Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Wed-Mon), Closed Tues

Honey Comb closed, and Brother Bird opened. Something different at Brother Bird would be the Mochi Donuts with Softserve ($9), which came with dual swirl of cookie butter and coconut softserve with almond crunch, dehydrated raspberry and salted caramel sauce. (Read: Brother Bird Bali Lane)

Eat At Seven – Nigiro Café Singapore
3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City North Wing #03-315, Singapore 038983 (Promenade MRT)
Tel: +65 6238 1669
Opening Hours: 11am – 10.30pm

Café Nigiro is a Japanese Italian café, its name being ‘origin’ spelt backwards. This is the very first café concept by Chef Kensuke Sakai who once competed on Japan’s Iron Chef. Its signature dishes include Short Pasta Melanzane ($19), Grilled Shrimp-Caesar Salad ($9.50 half size, $20 full size), Eggs Benedict ($16), NIGIRO Hamburg Steak ($24) and Deux Fromage Cake ($8.50). (Read: Nigiro Café Suntec City)

Churn Creamery
124 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088533 (Tanjong Pagar MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm

An ice cream and waffles café. Flavours include Pineapple Sorbet, Matcha, Valrhona Manjari, Strawberry Cheesecake. The waffles served in 4 quarters are the crispy type, not too bad.

Windowsill Pies
95 Soo Chow Walk Singapore 575382 (Upper Thomson)
Tel: +65 9004 7827
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon-Thurs, tentative timing)

After weeks of renovation, Windowsill Pies has re-opened at 95 Soo Chow Walk (moved from Jalan Besar). The Strawberry Lemon, Banana Almond Brittle Cognac, and the S’mores are the most popular flavours. (In case you are wondering, Ply Baked Goods which occupied the original locaton has moved to Alexandra Point.)

Hoshino Coffee
ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801 (Orchard MRT)

This Japanese-Western food café is opening soon. Among some of my favourite to order include the Hoshino Pot-Baked Curry Rice ($15), Lobster Bisque Spaghetti ($16) and Tonkatsu Curry Rice ($17).

The Dwelling Place
41 Tessensohn Road Singapore 217660
Opening Hours: 3pm – 11pm (Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat), 11am – 10pm (Sun)

(The name of this café sounds ‘biblical’. Hmmmm…) Opened only during the weekends for now, for peppermint mocha latte, tea and scones.

Bynd Artisan Atelier X Iggy’s
Chip Bee Gardens, 44 Jalan Merah Saga #01-54 Singapore 278116 (Holland MRT)
Tel: +65 6475 1680
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 9pm (Sat, Sun, PH)

This is a collaboration between Bynd Artisan with one of Asia’s Top 50 restaurant Iggy’s. Intricate sets of Asian inspired confectioneries of handcrafted petit fours are available. A customised tea bar is also featured where you can choose your tea based flowers, herbs and fruits to form your favourite blend.

Jewel Coffee
Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road #01-01 s238879 (Orchard MRT)

After outlets at Rangoon Road, Collyer Quay and Shenton Way, Jewel Coffee has further expanded to Orchard Road to Claymore Connect, formerly known as Orchard Road Shopping Arcade.

In Good Company Café
ION Orchard #B1-06, 2 Orchard Turn Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 7:30pm (Sun-Thurs), 10:30pm – 7:30pm (Fri-Sat)

Plain Vanilla collaborates with In Good Company (clothing retail shop) to set up a small outfit within its flagship shop at Ion Orchard. Expect pretty cupcakes and pastries. (Read: In Good Company Café Ion Orchard)

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10 New Cafes In Singapore June 2015
10 New Cafes In Singapore May 2015
10 New Cafes In Singapore April 2014

* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Find them on instagram, snapchat and weibo for the latest cafe openings.

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