Singaporeans do love to take some time out at restaurants and cafes surrounded by greenery to take time off the urban cityscape, in the likes of Five &2 at Punggol Park and Hup and Spoke Café near Changi Airport T2.

Here are 10 garden-themed cafes in Singapore for you to feel momentarily out of Singapore:

Le Jardin Restaurant
5 Cox Terrace, Level 2, Fort Canning Arts Centre, Singapore 179620
Opening Hours: 9am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)

Beautiful Floral-Themed Pets-Friendly French Concept At Fort Canning
Nestled at the Fort Canning Arts Centre, Le Jardin focuses on French and European cuisine with both indoors and alfresco dining areas.

The 120-seater space has a garden theme outdoors which is pets-friendly, equipped with marble table tops and vintage, retro-style rattan chairs and vase of fresh flowers on each table.

Stepping inside, the interior has a Victorian vibe, with a centrepiece showcasing all the fresh flowers available for purchase at their florist section.

From the hanging and crawling plants on the ceiling beams to the specially curated flower bed on each table, the team are attentive to the details that will give diners a full dining-in-the-woods experience.

Brunch items featured are Croissant Waffle ($23.90), Potato Rosti ($18.90), Portobello Mushroom ($16.90), and Fig & Salted Caramel French Toast ($21.90).

Some mains include Forest Mushroom Tagliatelle ($20), Argentinian Red Shrimp Tagliatelle ($22), Ora King Salmon ($30), Kurobuta Pork Loin ($34), and Margaret River Black Angus Ribeye ($42). Le Jardin (Fort Canning)

Knots Cafe And Living
Citilink Warehouse Complex, 102E Pasir Panjang Road, #01-08, Singapore 118529
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm (Wed – Mon), Closed Tues

Garden-Themed Cafe At Pasir Panjang With Indoor Glasshouse Design
Knots Cafe & Living at Macpherson has a new outlet at Pasir Panjang has the same vibe within a warehouse premise, created using sustainable, hand-crafted pieces to provide a warm and comforting ambience for patrons to feel at home.

From the tall ceilings to being surrounded by living plants and pots in every corner, there is an enchanting and mesmerising charm to it.

Check out the stacked glasshouse frameworks indoors, exclusive to this outlet to create an immersive experience of dining with plants and florals, with a “roof” over our heads.

It was originally intended to be modeled after a chapel, also making the place suitable for wedding solemnisations and other mini events.

The Breakfast Menu is available from 9am till 6pm daily, with options of their signature Knots Waffle Brekkie ($24.90), Smoked Salmon Benedict ($20.90), Prosciutto Ham Benedict ($20.90), Truffle Eggs & Bacon Croissant ($16.90) and Avocado Toast ($16.90).

The Knots Waffle Brekkie ($24.90) comes with a generous amount of toppings: Smoked Beef Sausage, Streaky Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, Mushrooms and Baked Tomato on top of a thick buttermilk waffle. Knots Café Living (Pasir Panjang)

Lucky Saigon Cafe – Tanglin
356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Vietnamese Cafe With Outdoor Garden And Photo Spots At Tanglin
Located right next to Salvation Army Donation Booth at Tanglin, Lucky Saigon Cafe has opened their 2nd outlet there with an entire outdoor concept.

Its first is located at North Canal Road near Boat Quay.

Head up the short flight of stairs and you would be greeted by lots of greeneries, a cage full of birds and a spacious outdoor space on a grass lawn.

Almost like dining under the stars if you head at night (and the sun daytime).

The entire area is decorated like a beer garden, with hanging plants and light bulbs that would light up the space in the evening.

I felt that I was instantly transported to another country, away from the city life that we are familiar with, surrounded by livestocks, potted plants and occasional pets owned by the diners roaming the area.

Vietnamese cuisine which encompasses a wide variety offered here include the BBQ ($9 – $68), Starter ($7.50 – $12.50), Wrap And Roll ($12.50 – $15), Salad ($9 – $9.50), Baguette ($8.50 – $9.50), Pho ($8.50 – $13.80), Noodles ($9.50 – $12.50), Rice ($9.50 – $12) and Vegetables & Soup ($7.50 – $13.50). Lucky Saigon Cafe (Tanglin)

The Secret Garden
19 Baghdad Street, Singapore 199658
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 9:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 11:30am – 10:30pm (Fri), 9am – 10:30pm (Sat), 9am – 9:30pm (Sun)

Botanical-Themed Two-Storey French Cafe Near Bugis
Not related to the novel and movie, The Secret Garden focuses on French-inspired cuisine with an enchanting floral installation as the backdrop.

Stepping inside, the first floor houses a small petal-smith counter with an in-house florist on the left; a display shelf with all the fresh pastries and cakes on the right.

Their all-day dining menu is comprehensive with French-inspired cuisines such as Soup ($10 – $12), Salad ($14 – $16), Pasta ($18 – $21), Starters ($12 – $26), Mains ($22 – $29), Coffee ($4 – $7), Tea ($7 – $8.50) and Mocktails ($8.50 – $9.50).

On the salad menu, they had Salad Nicoise ($16), Tomato Burrata Salad ($16), Avocado Kale Salad ($14) and French Green Salad with Smoked Duck ($14).

The Avocado Kale Salad ($14) was my favourite, aesthetically gorgeous like a green shrub with dollops of avocado, walnuts, cranberries with honey citrus dressing and vinaigrette. The Secret Garden (Baghdad Street)

Walking On Sunshine Cafe
181 Orchard Rd, #03-07 Orchard Central, Singapore 238896
Tel: +65 8877 0088
Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm (Sun – Fri), 10:30am – 8pm (Sat)

Korean Beauty Salon and Brunch Place At Orchard Central
Walking On Sunshine or WOS, the Korean-style beauty and dining hub in the block, is located at the 3rd floor of Orchard Central. It is one of the biggest you can find in Singapore, juxtaposing a salon and a café in one location.

The beauty salon is powered by top-notch professional hairstylists, barbers, make-up artists, and nail artists from all around the world.

As for the garden-themed café, it offers lots of food choices for its diners. Even vegetarians will be delighted in the range of options, aside from its line-up of beverages.

If you could just pick one item from the food menu, make it the Instagram-popular Soufflé Pancake ($20.50).

Imagine a stack of three light and fluffy pancakes topped with a special cream, nuts, and fresh fruits like berries, grapes and strawberries. Good for sharing (or save all for yourself), this dish is loved by kids and adults alike.

Or have a savoury pancake for a change. The Crab and Kimchi Pancake ($20.50) is definitely on the other side of the flavour spectrum, but its spicy-sour taste is just as inviting. Walking On Sunshine (Orchard Central)

You Are My Sunshine
Ngee Ann City, 391B Orchard Rd, #05-05A, Singapore 238874
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Korean Brunch & Desserts Cafe With Botanical Interior
Newly opened Korean-inspired brunch and dessert café You Are My Sunshine has opened at Ngee Ann City.

If you find the name sounding familiar, they have a sister outlet Walking on Sunshine (no relation to M1) located at Orchard Central.

Both outlets are Korean duo-concept store with both cafe and salon under one roof, with the same iconic lush greeneries and plants in their compound.

You Are My Sunshine uses a holistic approach to combine all 5 senses including Taste (food and coffee), Visual (zen and relaxing garden), Sound, Touch and Smell from the salon.

In terms of food, diners can look forward to Korean dishes such as Classic Bulgogi Salad ($27), Crispy Korean Fried Chicken with Yangnyeom Sauce ($28), Hake & Chips with Kimchi Tartare ($32), Popcorn Chicken with Yangnyeom ($16) and Kroffle ($18), a cross between croissant and waffle. You Are My Sunshine (Ngee Ann City)

Bee’s Knees Petite
9 Gallop Road, Singapore 259014
Opening Hours: 8am – 6pm (Mon – Fri), 8am – 7pm (Sat – Sun)

Zen Glasshouse Cafe At New Extension Of Botanic Gardens
Cafe hoppers should be familiar with Bee’s Knees at The Garage, located within a conserved heritage building within Botanic Gardens.

The folks behind Bee’s Knees had opened another outlet within Botanic Gardens at the Gallop Extension. There is a nature-themed adventure playground along with two conserved black and white bungalows.

2 breakfast items are served from 8am to 11am on weekdays and till 3pm on weekends: Ham & Cheese Sandwich ($17) and Bee’s Knees Petite Big Breakfast ($18).

Diners can expect a more extensive lunch menu that is available from 11am onwards, with Sandwich & Chips ($16 – $17), Snacks ($10 – $13), Salads ($7 – $18) and Pasta ($18 – $20).

Their desserts menu includes Macadamia Brownie Butter Blondie ($9), S’mores Brownie ($9), Tiramisu/ Carrot Cake/ Fluffernutter/ Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar ($10) and Berries Pancake ($14). Bee’s Knees Petite (Botanic Gardens)

18 Marina Gardens Drive, #01-01, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Wed – Thurs), 8am – 10pm (Fri – Sun), Closed Mon, Tues

Gorgeous Glasshouse Gelato Cafe At Gardens By The Bay That Is Pets-Friendly
Active Garden at Gardens By The Bay is the newest non-ticketed green outdoor space located near to the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, along the Waterfront Promenade.

Replacing where the defunct Fennel Cafe was, Mylo’s focuses on a wide range (read 23) of gelato flavours.

With the same layout as Fennel Cafe, the 90 seater space is divided into both alfresco and indoors area, with a pet-friendly outdoors area for 50 pax.

Ample amount of sunlight can be seen pouring through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows on a sunny day, where diners will be surrounded by the greeneries in the Gardens that gives off a chill and relaxing vibe.

Brown elements are seen incorporated into the wooden ceiling, tables and stools and rattan chairs, which further enhances the tropical look.

As a pit stop for the exercise enthusiasts, their menu features light bites such as Pastries ($6), Tarts ($11), Toasted Panini ($11), Gelato (Single $5, Double $8), Affogato’s ($10), Coffee ($5 – $7), Chai ($5) and Booze ($8 – $16).

Generally, the menu is similar to their previous concept at Cafe Fennel, with a change in emphasis on their gelato instead. Mylo’s (Gardens By The Bay)

Canopy HortPark
#01-01, 33 Hyderabad Road, HortPark, Singapore 119578
Opening Hours: 8am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

All-Day Dining Pets-Friendly Cafe Surrounded By Lush Greenery
Other than the outlet at Bishan Park, Canopy has opened at Hort Park with a large seating capacity of up to 200pax.

It also has an outdoor seating area – a pets’ friendly space to possibly gather with family and friends.

In terms of food, brunch items available till 2pm include Scrambled Eggs Croissant ($15), Classic Eggs Benedict ($19), and Grilled Breakfast ($20).

Come after 11:30am, and there would be items such as Dry-Aged Beef Burger ($32), Grilled Chicken Burger ($20), Truffle Pizza ($24), Parma Ham Pizza ($26), Crabmeat Aglio Olio ($21), Rosemary Chicken ($25), and Beer Battered Fish & Chips ($23). Canopy HortPark (Hyderabad Road)

Wildseed Cafe
3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm, 5pm – 10pm (Sun – Fri), 8am – 10pm (Sat)

Makes You Feel Like You Are Overseas
Foodies in Singapore, especially those in Punggol, may just find more reasons to venture up to Seletar Aerospace Park.

The redeveloped area, called The Oval, contains restaurant concepts including Wheeler’s Estate, Youngs Bar & Restaurant, Di Wei Teo Chew Restaurant and The Summerhouse.

Other than The Summerhouse restaurant concept run by Chef Florian Ridder (former sous chef of Alma by Juan Amador), there is Wildseed Café and Bar located at the ground floor.

Once entering Wildseed Café, you may have an out-of-country experience, as it reminded me of some of the hipster cafes in Bangkok.

Breakfast items include Bagel Eggs Benny ($16), French Toast ($16), Smashed Avocado with Bacon ($18), to Avocado Toast Waffle ($18); while lunch dishes feature Kelong Prawn & Scallop Pizza ($25), Mussel & Clam Vongole ($25), Truffle Carbonara ($25), Chicken Katsu Waffle ($22) and more.

It incorporates a farm-to-table concept, and works with Edible Garden City for its vegetables, Nomad the Gallant coffee roaster for coffee, and Poppy for flowers. Can get super-duper crowded during weekends, which kind of spoils the calmness though. Wildseed Café (Seletar)

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* Compiled by Daniel Ang @DanielFoodDiary and Nicholas Tan @stormscape.


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