Is it me or is 2015 just flying past us? It is already AUGUST. (Hello Singapore’s National Day.) As earlier predicated, the trending food In Singapore this year continues to be shibuya toasts, matcha-anything, bingsu and cold brews. Can we now add hot cakes and éclairs?

These are 10 New Cafes In Singapore (restaurants will be in a separate entry) where you can spend some time relaxing, especially during the SG50 long weekend. Just in case you are wondering, yes, we have been to every one of these cafes featured.

Patties & Wiches
391 Orchard Road Takashimaya Shopping Centre #03-10A Ngee Ann City, Singapore 238872 (5-10 min walk from Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 9.30pm (Mon-Sun)

We can imagine Japanese tai tais loving the space here. Patties & Wiches (the shop’s name comes from burger-patties and sand-wiches) serves an agglomeration of Japanese pastries from various Japanese F&Bs in Singapore such as Asanoya Bakery and Chef Yamashita. Plus a Western twist. The highlights include a $55 Wagyu Burger, Chef Yamashita’s Mont Blanc, and the must-try Fumi Araya Chou-Pop ($3) which comes in 5 different flavours. (Read: Patties & Wiches Orchard)

Watanabe Coffee
350 Orchard Road Shaw Centre, Swiss Cottage Estate, Singapore 238868 (Orchard Road MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)

After Patties & Wiches, Japanese tai tais can take a stroll down to Shaw Centre for Watanabe Coffee. This is the second branch of Wa Café’s, which has been a well-kept ‘secret’ at the basement of Chinatown Point. We were excited about their selection of matcha (finely grounded green tea leaves) desserts and drinks: Matcha and Ogura Shibuya Toast ($16.80), Japanese Matcha Parfait ($13.80), Matcha Pudding ($8.20), Matcha Shake ($9), Matcha Latte ($7.80) and Matcha Roll Cake ($8.20). (Read: Watanabe Coffee Orchard)

Hoshino Coffee
Capitol Piazza 15 Stamford Road, B2-55, Singapore 178906 (City Hall MRT)
Tel: +65 6384 5131
Opening Hours: 1030am – 10:30pm (Last orders 9:45pm)

A quick scan around Capitol Piazza will tell that one of the most popular eating places is Hoshino Coffee. For this 3rd branch in Singapore, the unique to Capitol Specials include the Pie Pizza ($15.00) – crispy flaky pie filled with creamy mushroom and chicken, and the Mille-Feuille ($15), in flavours of tiramisu and strawberry. Lovely ambience, though wait during peak hours (to get in or for your food to arrive) can take about 30 minutes or more.

L’ÉCLAIR by Sarah Michelle
190 Clemenceau Avenue #01-28, Singapore 239924 (5min walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 8pm (Tue-Fri), 11am – 9pm (Sat), 11am – 6pm (Sun), Closed Mon

Mark our words, there will be more éclair-based cafes coming up. But first, L’Eclair, which is opened by 2 graduates from Le Cordon Bleu Paris, Sarah Tan and Michelle Looi, A maximum of 10 flavours are available each day with a price ranging from $7.50 to $8.50. The classic flavours include the Vanilla & Pecans ($8), Dark Chocolate ($8), Salted Caramel ($7.50) and Ispahan ($8.50), which are permanent items on the menu. When asked about the pricing, Sarah explained that they use only French butter and quality chocolates, and much amount of work and labour goes into each piece. (Read: L’Eclair)

Stamping Ground Coffee
31 Club Street #01-02 Singapore 069468
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm

CBD friends, need a caffeine fix? Stamping Ground Coffee located on Club Street (somewhere near Spizza) provides takeaway coffee and beverages. The Cold Brews in glass bottles ($6 for black, $7) with smooth texture and slightly fruity taste, have become one of the most popular items here. They sell out fast. To provide an alternative to non-coffee drinkers, homemade bottled drinks such as Chia Seed Pomegranate ($6), Chia See Honey Yuzu ($6), Orange Juice ($6) and Almond Nut Milk ($8). (Read: Stamping Ground Coffee Club Street)

HOT House Of Taste
138 Market Street #01-04 Singapore 048946 (Raffles City MRT Exit F)
Tel: +65 6384 0866
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm

One more within the CBD at Market Street, near Cecil Street. Specialty Coffee, bakery, after-work bar. Other than HOT coffee, there are many COLD offerings such as cold pressed juices, pasta in jars, and cooling beverages such as a mojito.

Curious Palette
64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667 (10 min walk from Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm (Wed-Mon), Closed Tue

This is the IT café of the moment. Instagrammable interior + Magic Coffee + Waffles + Berry Ricotta Hotcakes + The Strangers Reunion team. They know what their customers like.

Menu selection includes All Day Breakfast such as the Curious Breakfast ($23.50), 24hr Beef Cheek Stew ($22.90) and Soft Shell Crab Burger ($22.50). Desserts include Buttermilk Waffles ($11.90 – $14.90), Chocolate Panna Cotta ($16.90) and Berry Ricotta Hotcake ($18.90), all beautifully plated. (Read: Curious Palette Prinsep Street)

All In At Bali Lane
660 North Bridge Road Singapore 188797 (Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm (Mon-Sun)

Taking over the corner designer clothing shop, All In is more of a takeaway counter for coffee, cold brew (I like), cold-pressed juices, some pastries and ice cream. Note: There are no places to sit. They are opened by the same team behind the popular I AM Café for their hearty Halal café food. (Read: All In Bali Lane)

BiBing 비빙
50, Smith Street, Singapore 058958 (5 min walk from Chinatown MRT)
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10pm (Tue-Thu), 12pm – 11pm (Fri), 10am – 11pm (Sat), 10am – 10pm (Sun), Closed Mon

More Bingsu Cafes. How many can there be? BiBing means Bibimbap + Bingsu. 진짜. Their signature Jinjja The BiBim ($18) was remodelled like a real bibimbap (Korean mixed rice) using fruits of various colours as toppings instead. The egg yolk was created using a slice of mango whereas the egg white was made from yogurt. (Read BiBing Chinatown Smith Street)

Ice Cream Shack
163 Bukit Merah Central #02-3605 Singapore 150163
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon-Thurs), 11:30am – 10pm (Fri-Sat), 11:30am – 9:30pm

Bukit Merah Central gets more happening. After cafes such as Butter Studio, The Bakery Chef and Pan Delights, Ice Cream Shack joins in the neighbourhood. Ice Cream Shack prides itself for making gelato fresh onsite with low fat and sugar content, with selection of localised flavour, such as Salted Egg Yolk (I thought this was too heavy so didn’t choose it), Yam, Sea Salt Gula Melaka, D24 Durian, Sarsi Float, Fresh Coconut, and Mai Pian – that is cereal ice cream. ‘Cereal prawn’ cereal. (Read: Ice Cream Shack Bt Merah Central)

Just one more…

L’Atelier’s Tiramisu
The Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #B1-09 Singapore 059817 (Clarke Quay MRT)
Tel: +65 9389 8582
Opening Hours: 12:00pm – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 1:00pm – 8pm (Sat), 1pm – 7pm (Sun)

Reopened. L’Atelier Tiramisu which started as a café selling just tiramisu, has just expanded with more a larger seating capacity and selection of cakes. After the update, there are quite a number of flavours – classic, lychee, dark cherry, matcha, crème brulee and pistachio. A slice is at $7.20 ($7.50 for the premium ). Expensive, but worth the cash if you are a modern tiramisu fan. (Read: L’Atelier Tiramisu The Central)

Other Related Entries
10 New Cafes In Singapore July 2015
10 New Cafes In Singapore June 2015
10 New Cafes In Singapore May 2015
10 New Cafes In Singapore April 2014
20 New Cafes In Singapore March 2015

* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Nicholas Tan @stormscape. Daniel’s Food Diary pays for food reviewed unless otherwise stated.


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