The thing I noticed about City Square Mall is its wide range of restaurants and cafes. A lasagne café, a full-pancakes restaurant, these are some food choices not available anywhere else.
With over 200 tenants, of which over 50 of them are food-related, the family-friendly mall directly connected to Farrer Park MRT has become a popular spot for families to dine and shop at.
What’s even better is that they offer free parking on weekdays – you get the first 1.5 hours free from 12pm to 2pm (great for lunchtime!), and you can also redeem a $3 parking coupon with $60 spent at the mall throughout the day.
Here are 7 Food Places that can fill up your happy bellies.
Momiji Japanese Buffet Restaurant #05-05/06
Tel: + 65 6509 1193
This is one Japanese themed buffet which is popular among groups, as it offers more than 150 items from Sashimi, Sushi, Cold Seafood, Paper Steamboat, Teppanyaki, Tempura, Nabeyaki, Yakimono, Agemono, Desserts, to Chocolate Fondue.
If you come during dinner, there are more to expect. The highlights include Snow Crab, Deep Sea Red Prawn, Aka Ebi Mentai Yaki and … free flow Sapporo Beer (during specific hours). No wonder the long queues.
Weekday buffet lunch is at $25.80++, weekend brunch $39.80++, weekday dinner $39.80++ and weekend dinner $42.80++. Special rates for senior citizens and children below 12 years old.
Super Dario Lasagne Café #04-17
Tel: +65 3159 0682 (local number)
A café dedicated to sell lasagne. Yes, freshly homemade Italian lasagne. Was surprised to see it, and this is probably the first and only in Singapore. Conceptualised by the café owner’s Dario Scimone, the café’s design is also inspired by that evergreen Nintendo game. You should know which one.
There are more than 10 lasagna types, with many suitable for vegetarians. Each type of lasagna can be purchased by portion (eat in or takeaway) or by tray (6 regular portions and 20% cheaper). All made-in-house daily, no added preservatives, ingredients mostly steamed so that it is healthier. The Super Dario ($8.50 per slice) was good stuff – rich in zesty Bolognese sauce, cheesy and packed with ingredients of minced beef.
If you still have space, you MUST TRY the Tiramisu ($4.80).
Tel: +65 6509 6571
Wingstop is known for its buffalo wings sauced and tossed in different flavours – Louisiana Rub, Garlic Parmesan, Hickory Smoked BBQ, Lemon Pepper, Teriyaki, Atomic, Original Hot, Mango Habanero, Cajun, Hawaiian, Oriental Soy Pepper. If you are up to the challenge, try the Atomic which may set your tongue (plus lips) on fire.
There is a new limited time only flavour in the house – the Kecep Manis chicken coated with a sweet Indonesian soy sauce for that unique Asian twist. While you are there, do not miss the award winning signature Jalapeno cheese fries which you should find hard to resist.
Paddington House of Pancakes #02-35/36
Tel: +65 6612 9029
100 pancakes! This is how many Paddington House of Pancakes offers. Anything from the light American style ones, skinny crepes, to small round golden pancakes.
PHOP’s Big Treasure Box ($15) is like what its name suggests, a mountain of ice cream, fruits, strawberry jam, and maple syrup. As you dig further into the ‘treasure chest’, you would find round fluffy golden dollar pancakes. Warning, eating this can get pretty messy.
Milk & Honey – Artisan Yogurt & Dessert Bar #02-K14
Tel: +65 6834 3040
Soft serves and froyo (frozen yogurt) is in trend now. We should be proud of this home-grown artisan yogurt shop, serving yogurt parfaits topped with handcrafted toppings. Yes, most of their added ingredients such as macarons, cake pieces and brownies are made in-house by a patisserie chef.
Our favourite was the Nuttilicious parfait, presented with earl grey macaron, Ferrero brittle sauce, almond tuile, oreo and honey almond granolo. The froyo is incredibly light and smooth, with a touch of sourness for a spring in the taste.
Casa Italia B1-K2/K3
Tel: +65 8218 3117
“Casa Italia” translates to “Italian home”, and is a gelato parlour which serves coffee (and even cold brew). The micro-roasted coffee is called OTTO (meaning ‘eight’ in Italian) because coffee beans used are never older than eight weeks. Fresh-tasting brews!
They produce more than 50 gelato flavours, with no artificial flavours, chemicals, colorants or preservatives added. After trying a few flavours, my favourites were the Baileys and Dark Chocolate Truffle – rich, dense and smooth.
You can also order waffles ($9.90 with 2 scoops, $12.90 with 3 scoops) to go along the gelato.
Whips Cupcake #B2-K9
Tel: +65 8281 9078
The basement of City Square Mall contains many exciting kiosks, such as Stuff’d (kebabs, burritos), Ya Kun Kaya Toast, KOI Café Express, and Dunkin’ Donuts.
For tea-time snacks, birthdays and special occasions, you can head to Whips Cupcakes which provide a wide selection of cupcakes. The popular flavours are the Red Velvet, Salted Caramel, Valrhona Chocolate, Strawberry and Cookie Dough.
The Mini Cupcakes (Box of 12 for $10) are pretty colourful treats for sharing in the office.
City Square Mall
180 Kitchener Road Singapore 208539
Tel: +65 6595 6595
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
By train: Farrer Park MRT Station Exit I (North-East MRT line)
By bus: 21, 125, 130 (Kitchener Road before Tai Hoe Hotel)
21, 23, 64, 65, 66, 67, 125, 130, 139, 141, 147, 857, NR6 (Serangoon Road outside Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple)
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