I find myself travelling a lot around Tanjong Pagar, Keong Siak, Selegie Road of late, as many new cafes are located there.
Keong Siak has quite a number of new additios, such as Keong Saik Bakery, Butcher Boy, Elia (at Jiak Chuan) and 1KS by Park Bench Deli all within a few minutes’ walk from one another.
Take a 5 to 10 minute stroll down to Chinatown Temple Street, and you will also find a brand-new Mao Shan Wang cafe for the durian lovers.
10 NEW Cafés In Singapore August 2017 – Mao Shan Wang, Ice Cream Rolls, Kakigori Cafés
9 King Albert Park, #01-14/33/34/56/57 KAP Residences Shopping Mall Singapore 598332 (King Albert Park MRT Station)
Tel: +65 8151 7777
Opening Hours: 10:30am – 12am (Mon – Fri), 8:30am – 12am (Sat – Sun)
Blue Nautical Themed Café With Italian-Asian Food, At King Albert Park
The café boasts of a boat-shaped bar, wooden panels and purplish-blue lighting to replicate the experience of sailing out to sea on board a ship.
What is served here are Italian and Asian-fusion cuisines, with Breakfast items such as Captain Benedict ($13), Portside Pancakes ($10, $12) available from 8am to 3pm; Western specials of Bacon & Egg Wagyu Burger ($18), Lobster Submarine ($20); Pasta dishes of Captain’s Carbonara ($15), Truffled Blackbeard ($18) and Signature Aglio Olio ($18); and Asian dishes of Thai Yom Yum Bee Hoon ($12), Singapore Famous Fish Soup; and Pizzas.
One of the best sellers is the Lobster Risotto ($38), in which the shop claims that Goh Chok Tong have left the plate spotless after trying this particular dish. EagleWings Loft (King Albert Park)
1 Raffles Place, #B1-34 Singapore 048616 (Raffles Place MRT)
Tel: +65 92982896
Opening Hours: 7:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Fri). Closed Sat, Sun, PH
Specialty Coffee Joint With Acai Bowls At One Raffles Place
The basement of One Raffles Place has undergone a minor revamp with some tenants moving out, and shops such as April’s Bakery, Seattle Pike Chowder, Anamoto Café and Jewel Coffee coming in.
Parallel located at a corner is a brand-new name, serving a selection of açaí smoothie bowls and coffee.
The specialty coffee joint uses coffee beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters, but unfortunately is primarily a takeaway kiosk with only a standing counter.
Parallel’s Acai Boxes come in two sizes, Regular ($8.90) or Large ($12.90), with choices of Superstar, Antioxidant, or Amino Bowl.
I was recommended the Amino Bowl with a blended açaí base served with strawberries, blueberries, goji, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and chia. Parallel (One Raffles Place)
52 Craig Road, Singapore 089690
Tel: +65 9826 3382
Opening Hours: 9:00am – 9:00pm Daily
Brunching Over 12 Different Type Of Craft Beer On Tap at Tanjong Pagar
Hustle Co position themselves as a #beerbrunch spot which offers a wide selection of craft beers on tap to go with their brunch offerings, located at Craig Road, Tanjong Pagar.
From the sides menu, usual café staples such as Truffles Fries ($9) and Mid Wings ($12) are available.
You can try the Salmon & Rosti ($23) in which the salmon skin was pan-seared till crisp with its meat having a light creamy texture, coupled with golden brown rosti and topped with ikura for an extra popping sensation.
1KS by Park Bench Deli
1 Keong Saik Road, #01-02 The Working Capitol Singapore 089109
Opening Hours: 8:00am – 9:00pm (Mon – Fri), 9:00am – 6:00pm (Sat, Sun)
Park Bench Deli Diversifies To Keong Siak With A New Café
Fans of Park Bench Deli can expect hearty sandwiches such as Short Rib Swiss ($20), Curried Chicken Salad ($15), Turkey Panini ($16), Carnitas Torta ($17), Cheese Steak ($17), and Broccoli Melt ($15).
There are also some lighter and healthier options during breakfast till 11:00am, ranging from Acai Bowl ($10), Granola Bowl ($9), Chia Seed Pudding ($8), and Frittata ($4) with fillings of Roast Chicken, Bacao & Cheese, Seasonal Vegetable.
Loved the Cold Brew ($7 for black, $8 for white) under the Working Class Coffee label here.
The Cathay #01-01, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
Opening Hours: 1:00pm – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
1st Kakigori Kiosk In Singapore At The Cathay, Japanese Shaved Ice At Only $5.90
Kori King’s signature item is the Kakigori ($5.90) that comes with 4 mochi balls.
The Kakigori ($5.90) is available in 8 different flavours such as Strawberry, Mango, Tiramisu, Black Sesame, Gula Melaka, Sour Plum, Matcha and Peanut Butter, with additional toppings such as Tapioca Pearls, Moshi Balls and Fruits (Strawberry, Banana, Kiwi) at $1 more.
The sauces are said to be made using 100% natural flavours and seasonal fruits with no colourings and preservatives. Not too heavy and suitable as a light dessert snack. Kori King (The Cathay)
M Seven Cafe
1 Selegie Road #01-12 POMO Singapore 188306 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)
Tel: +65 6873 2776
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun), Closed PH
Affordable Rosti, All-Day-Breakfast And Pasta Set Lunches At $11.90 Nett
M Seven Café is a casual, no-fuss café offering a selection of all-day-breakfast dishes, pasta, rosti, burgers, soups, salads, finger food, milk shakes and drinks.
The café also offers value set lunches from 10am to 2pm DAILY including weekends, at $11.90 nett. The set consist of any main course (excluding burger) and any drink from the menu.
A Student Set Lunch is priced at $9.90 nett with main course and a drink from the students’ menu. Considered value for its money, if you compare this to other cafes in the vicinity.
The recommended dishes include Truffle Scrambled Egg ($9.50), Salmon German Rosti ($10.50), Chicken Cheesy Sausage German Rosti ($10.00), Prawn Chilli Cream Pasta ($10.00) and Seafood Tomyum Pasta ($10.00). M Seven Café (PoMo, Selegie Road)
Shots & Scoops
1 Selegie Road, PoMo, #01-16/K8, Singapore 188306 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station)
Tel: +65 6909 3882
Opening Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm (Mon – Sun)
Ice Cream Cafe At PoMo Selegie. $4.50 Matcha Waffles, Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet
Shots & Scoops located at PoMo Selegie Road, was inspired by two of the founders’ greatest love – a good cup of coffee and a delicious scoop of ice cream. The shop has replaced cake café Hasu.
Their handcrafted premium ice cream is said to be made using only natural ingredients sans preservatives and artificial sweeteners.
A single scoop goes for $3.80, double for $7.00 and triple for $9.90.
Some ice cream flavours that stood out included Black Sesame, Berry Ripple, Tiramisu, Lavender Stracciatella, as well as Chendol Sorbet and Strawberry Watermelon Sorbet. Shots & Scoops (PoMo, Selegie Road)
Lickety Ice Cream & Waffles
34 Bussorah Street, Singapore 199452
Tel: +65 6291 7670
Opening Hours: 12noon – 10pm (Sun to Thu), 12noon – 11pm (Fri & Sat)
Insta-worthy Egglet Desserts, From Muslim-Owned Ice Cream Shop At Bussorah Street
Located at Bussorah Street in the vicinity of Kampong Glam, the pastel-colored shop front stood out amidst the row of Turkish eateries, naturally attracting crowd to satisfy their sweet tooth or hide from the scorching hot weather.
Lickety carries a wide assortment of ice cream flavour ranging from Earl Grey & Fig, Speculoos to more Asian flavors such as Taro Yam & Coconut and Mao Shan Wang Durian.
Single scoop ice cream is available from $4.50 onwards.
You can then build-your-own fanciful egglet waffle (Single Scoop & Topping for $8.90, Double Scoop & Toppings for $11.90) with the choice of buttermilk or red velvet as waffle base and selection of toppings ranging from pocky, marshmallow and fruit loops etc.
52 Tai Thong Crescent, The Venue Shoppes #01-26, Singapore 347836
Opening Hours: 11am – 11pm (Mon-Sun)
Ice Cream Dessert Cafe With Volcanic Avalanche At Potong Pasir, By Campus Superstar Alumni Keely Wee
Fro Roll aims to bring a refreshing twist to traditional ice cream desserts such as Ice Cream Rolls with Hotdog Buns ($4.80), similar to our traditional ice cream bread, and plated desserts ($10.80-$15.80) added with ice cream rolls.
Other desserts include Flower Pot ($15.80), Flowerpecker Nest ($15.80), Volcanic Avalanche ($15.80), all with ice cream rolls incorporated within. Quite interesting. Fro Roll (Tai Thong Crescent)
Mao Shan Wang Cafe
49 Temple Street Singapore 058594
Tel: +65 62212338
Opening Hours: 1:30pm – 10:00pm (Mon –Fri), Closed Sat – Sun
Durian-themed Dessert Cafe At Chinatown
Taking over La Sichuan Tofu Place, Mao Shan Wang Cafe By Four Seasons Durians is a dessert cafe that specialises in durian flavoured desserts.
What you can expect include Black Charcoal Mao Shan Wang Durian Pizza ($18.80), Mao Shan Wang Durian Mochi ($8.80), Durian Strudel ($15.80), Mao Shan Wang Ice Cream Puff ($15.80 for 6), and even Durian Coffee ($5). Seriously.
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