We will be frank to admit that this is the first month we are feeling both worried for and bored of the newer cafes.
November and December are the months we typically get a boost (or rush) of new openings to welcome the holiday season. This year we are particularly seeing a lot a lot more restaurants and bistros in the radar, compared to cafes.
Unless you have a recipe better than the last which opened.
It appears that trends are lasting shorter than previous years. The way to stand-out, is have both substance and originality. Good looks can only last that long (in an instagram world).
10 New Cafes In Singapore Nov 2015 (There are about 8-10 more openings, which we are still uncovering.)
Non Entrée Desserts
204 Rangoon Road, Singapore 218451 (Farrer Park MRT)
Opening Hours: 12.30pm – 10pm (Tue-Thu), 12.30pm – 11pm (Fri), 11am – 11pm (Sat), 11am – 10pm (Sun), Closed Mon
The next hip café for dessert lovers. Non Entrée Desserts’ aim is to introduce exquisite fine dining (aka non- entrée level) desserts to the ordinary café-hoppers (like us) at affordable price. Apart from the 7 signature desserts, churros ($7.90) and waffles ($9.50 with single scoop of ice cream, additional $3 for extra scoop) were available.
Go for the Chocolate Avalanche $13.90), made up of 70% Valrhona chocolate lava, chocolate soil, almond nougatine at the top, and orange infused vanilla ice cream at the bottom. (Read: Non Entrée Desserts)
15 Cheong Chin Nam Road (Inside The Stirling, Opposite Beauty World) Singapore 599739
Opening Hours: 6pm – 1am (Saturdays only)
New waffles specialty shop Kaffles opens for only one time a week on Saturdays, 7 hours each time from 6pm to 1am. Opting for a co-sharing concept to ‘test water’ first.
Kaffles has four specialty waffles on its menu currently – Thai Milk Tea ($12.90), Nutella Kinder Bueno ($11.90), Speculoos Cookie Crunch ($11.90), Koko Kaffles ($11.90). You can also choose to match and mix. The dessert contains two waffles at the bottom (looking similar to Creamier), topped with an inverted ice cream cone, then drizzled with sauce. People should find this reasonably photogenic or instagrammable. (Read: Kaffles Bt Timah)
Patisserie Platine by Waku Ghin
Marina Bay Sands Tower 1 Hotel Lobby RISE, 10 Bayfront Ave Singapore 018956
Tel: +65 6688 5568
Opening Hours: 11am – sold out Daily
The selection of 18 types of petit cakes and pastries (priced between $10-$12++) are not available at Waku Ghin itself, but instead at RISE Lounge at the MBS Hotel side. (Read: Patisserie Platine Marina Bay Sands)
201 Victoria Street #04-01 Bugis Plus Singapore 188067 (Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm Daily
The shop that enjoyed a 3-hour queue Day 1 of opening. Churro101 has gained a huge fan base since its opening in Korean during 2011. Some of its fans include top K-pop groups likes Girls’ Generation, F(x), Miss A and Girls’ Days.
The Singapore Churro101 at Bugis+ has adopted a show kitchen concept where people get to see how the churros are being prepared, making the process more visual and engaging. If you like something more colourful and adventurous-tasting, try the filled flavours such as Cream Cheese Churro ($4.70), Chocolate Filled Churro ($4.50) and Milk Mustard Churro ($4.50). (Read: Churro101 Bugis Plus)
78 Horne Road, Singapore 209078 (Lavender MRT)
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon-Fri), 10am – 10pm (Sat), 10am – 6pm (Sat)
Bao Makers is a bakery cafe specializing in another type of ‘bao’ 包, the Chinese style steamed buns American-Chinese restaurants are known to serve, similar to the famed Momofuku Pork Buns.
The baos were served in pairs, and recommended ones include the Salted Egg Shrimp ($15) and Chilli Crab ($16). For those interested to try a variety of different flavours, the Bao Platter ($28) came with 4 baos: Classic, Bulgogi, Chilli Crab and Teriyaki Chicken. (Read: Bao Makers Horne Road)
52 Tanjong Pagar Road Singapore 088473
Tel: +65 62212007
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 5pm Daily
Australian brunch and dessert café by day, and Korean – Mexican fusion bistro by night.
Opened by the folks behind popular Korean fried chicken shop Chicken Up, highlights of Dabang’s menu include a range of classic toasted sandwiches, Korean-inspired Panini, Summer’s sweet dessert Bingsu, Twist Potato, Nacho Cheese Omelettes, coupled with aromatic artisan coffees.
226 East Coast Road Singapore 428923
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm
Although toTTful Café is small & simple, it has a huge heart, beautiful soul, and so much Tottfulness.
The café owner is an ex secret society member who turned over a new leaf, and aims to use this café with a social cause to help youths with tough backgrounds.
They serve Western style delights at affordable prices, such as Carbonara Spaghetti ($7.90), Grilled Chicken Chop with two sides ($8.90) and Pan Fried Grilled Fish ($8.50).
Eclipse De Café
1A Short Street #01-02, Singapore 188210
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm
The latest addition to Short Street is another bingsu café Eclipse De Café (diagonally opposite Rochor Beancurd).
The Mixed Berries Yogurt Bingsu ($9.90 for small, $15.90 for large) had a good texture – soft, fine and fluffy shaved milk, but taste-wise was flat. Still need some fine tuning.
Blk 30 Kelantan Road #01-99 Singapore 200030
Opening Hours: 12:30pm – 9:30pm (Fri-Sat), 12:30pm – 8:30pm (Sun-Mon, Wed-Thurs), Closed Tues
‘Otaku’ is a Japanese term describing people with obsessive interests, such as anime and manago. Otaku Oasis is created by a group of anime fans who love ice cream, and you will see their some of their collection being displayed.
Their signature items include Butter Waffles ($5.90), Alcohol gelato “Grand Marnier” ($4.60), Dragon Fruit Sorbet ($ 4.60), Affogato ($6.90) and Honey roasted Walnut ($7.90).
Fruit N Cream
JCube, Jurong East Central 1 #02-65, Singapore 609731
Tel: +65 85469026
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
Fruit N Cream specializes in a variety of beverage creations such as smoothies, milkshakes, desserts drinks and Thai style Coconut Ice Cream.
Jumping on the OTT Milkshake bandwagon , their menu comprises of the Chocolate Nutella Ice Blendz Milkshake ($4.80), Oreo Cookie Monster Milkshake ($4.80) , Thai Iced Milk Tea ($3.50) , and Coconut Shake ($6).
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* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary, Nicholas Tan @stormscape and Hannah Chia @mshannahchia