No joke. The first quarter of the year has zoomed past.

Now that we can have gatherings of up to 10 pax, perhaps you would like to have a meet-up with friends with at some of these new cafes in Singapore.

Also check out some of our new cafe guides including:
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10 Hidden ‘Hole-In-The-Wall’ Cafes In Singapore
50 Ice Cream & Gelato Shops In Singapore
10 Romantic French Cafés In Singapore
10 Garden-Themed Cafes In Singapore

RATIO Café + GastroBar
ION Orchard #B1-12, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)

Futuristic Café At ION Orchard With Robot-Made Coffee
RATIO Café + GastroBar serves up not-your-usual café food, refreshing cocktails, and customised coffee made by a robot barista – complete with latte art.

This new flagship store at ION Orchard is decked out in Peranakan-inspired décor that is a mix of retro and modern chic.

The Chef and team also had experience working in the kitchens of famous Peranakan restaurants in Singapore thus, you would find interesting flavours in the food, influenced by different cultures to provide pleasant surprises.

From Seafood Laksa Cream Linguine, Har Cheong Wings, Char Siew Kurobuta Sandwich, to desserts like the Rose Crème Brûlée and Lychee Panna Cotta Martini.

Go for the Seafood Laksa Cream Linguine ($26.90), chockful of fresh tiger prawns, mussels, and squid rings, finished off with a dollop of tobiko and micro greens.

DFD Promotion
For the month of April 2022, present this article (available here) to the RATIO staff when ordering a main to redeem a FREE Ondeh Ondeh Cake with Young Coconut Ice-cream (worth $12.90). T&C apply.

CAVA Cafe
8 Jalan Gelenggang, Singapore 578190
Tel: +65 6910 9656
Opening Hours: 10am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Upper Thomson Cafe Has All-Day Brunch, Pastas And Creative Coffee Drinks
CAVA’s location of “Jalan Gelenggang” may not ring a bell at all, but it is near Upper Thomson of walking distance from Sembawang Hills Food Centre.

The area is quite huge (think you can hold a birthday or even wedding here), with an outdoor area which is pets-friendly. Cyclists will be glad to know there is a small area for you to park your biycles.

Menu includes all-day brunch items, and selections of small bites, pastas & risotto, side dishes, all the way down to dessert.

Have a Chicken & Croffles ($19 for fried chicken, $18 for grilled) buddied up with freshly made croissant-style waffles aka croffles served with butter maple syrup.

Or Otah Bruschetta ($16) – an oven baked sourdough with thick and moist Muar Otah spread across, then topped with melted cheese.

Read more at: CAVA Café (Upper Thomson)

Rise
148 Potong Pasir Ave 1, #01-53, Singapore 350148
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Sun – Mon, Wed – Thurs), 10am – 9pm (Fri – Sat), Closed Tues

Pretty Aesthetic Cafe At Potong Pasir With Instagrammable Cakes
Rise is found next to a clinic at Potong Pasir Ave 1, of short walking distance from the MRT station, and near cafes such as Kizuna and Juparo Coffee.

Going all-out-in-pink can be tacky in some situation, but Rise got it all right – elegantly painted in salmon pink with round windows, with aspects that are Scandinavian-inspired. Stylish yet comforting.

They have a selection of cakes in their display – all baked in-house, from Apple Crumble Pie Teacake ($7.20), Strawberry Cheesecake Teacake ($7.20), Uji Matcha Tart ($7.20), Carrot Walnut Cake ($7.50), Royal Truffle Chocolate Cake ($7.50), to Yuzu Lemon Teacake ($6.90).

The Pistachio Honeycomb Cake had light buttercream layered with fluffy sponge, with surprising component of sticky honeycomb cubes.

Read more at: Rise (Potong Pasir)

Keong Saik Bakery – Holland Village
44 Jalan Merah Saga, 01-42, Singapore 278116
Opening Hours: 8am – 9:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Holland Village Cafe With Pastries and Local-Flavoured Cakes
Keong Saik Bakery has opened a second bakery café outlet at Holland Village‘s Chip Bee Gardens, with %Arabica, Tiong Bahru Bakery, and Sunday Folks as neighbours.

The bakery café was first started by two friends Yuzhong and Beng Soon who met at Baker & Cook, and Beng Soon has moved on to set up his own at La Levain, Jalan Besar.

I already liked the exterior of the Holland Village shop, painted in pale baby blue with an interior of clean-cut contemporary café meets nostalgic kopitiam with those retro-looking floor tiles.

For the viennoiserie, you get more creative flavours including Black Sesame Croissant ($5.30), Rocher Croissant ($5.50), Otak Danish ($4.40), to Matcha Kouign Amann ($4.80).

You would find Asian flavours and nostalgic childhood favourites incorporated in their cakes, including Chendol Delight ($8), Attap Chee Rose Cheesecake ($8) inspired by Attap Chee Potong Ice Cream), Orh Nee ($7.50), and Bandung Cheese Tart ($8.80).

Read more at: Keong Saik Bakery (Holland Village)

Grey Area
13 Kampong Bahru Rd, Singapore 169345
Opening Hours: 8am – 5pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 6pm (Sat – Sun)

Grey Industrial Theme Specialty Coffee Roaster Café
Grey Area is the latest addition to the Kampong Bahru neighbourhood – a popular area for cafe hoppers to explore along the entire stretch of shophouses.

From the name itself, customers can expect a grey theme inside, with cemented floorings and walls, a grey, polished marble coffee bar counter and black coffee equipments such as the Synesso S200 espresso machine, coffee beans grinder and the pourover.

Coffee is reasonably priced at $3.50 for a cup of espresso, with Black ($4.50), White ($5) and Mocha ($5.50) using a 2-beans house blend of 80% Capim Branco and 20% Uraga Gomoro.

The White ($5) had a medium body with a smooth and creamy, with a balance of earthy nuts and light citrus notes.

Read more at: Grey Area (Kampong Bahru)

Coexist Coffee Co.
Lifelong Learning Institute, Eunos Rd 8, 01-02, Singapore 408601
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 10:30pm (Mon – Sun)

Instagrammable Double-Storey Roastery Café At Paya Lebar
Coexist Coffee Co. has quickly expanded to their 3rd outlet within a year, the first at Hillview Terrace and a second outlet at Keong Saik.

Each of the Coexist outlets has a distinctive unique colour scheme – Hillview’s featuring a burgundy & white interior; Keong Saik’s with a midnight blue; and the latest branch with a darker industrial warehouse theme.

Diners can choose to sit at the various different corners for their #OOTD shots; on the communal steps, bar counter, mezzanine floor overlooking the entire space or even at the tables on the volcanic ash.

Their menu is a combined concept of both their first and second outlets, offering both brunch items and rice bowls available from 8:30am till 4pm daily.

Prices are generally on the steeper side, with Brunch items such as Coexist Breakfast 3.0 ($24), Steak & Eggs ($34), Salmon Toast ($20), Smashed Avocado Toast ($18) and Squid Ink Risotto ($28).

To cater to the office crowd in the vicinity, rice bowls such as Chicken Quinoa ($18), Beef Bulgogi Quinoa ($18), Beetroot Salad with Goat Cheese ($14) and Grilled Pear Salad ($16) are offered here.

Read more at: Coexist Coffee Co. (Paya Lebar)

Two Bake Boys Cafe
Rest Bugis Hotel, 8 Jalan Kubor, Singapore 199207
Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm (Mon – Sun)

Crepe Cake Cafe With Thai Tea Waffle & Kaya Toast Near Bugis
Two Bake Boys known for its gorgeous looking Thai Milk Tea Crepe Cake has finally opened a full-fledge dine-in cafe at Rest Bugis Hotel (in between Bugis and Lavender).

Located within Rest Bugis Hotel (near Kumoya, Double Up Coffee, Inside Scoop and Mother Dough Bakery), Two Bake Boys has a warm and cosy space that can accommodate 20 diners.

A total of 18 flavours are available for their Crepe Cakes, with crowd’s favourites Thai Green Tea (Slice $7.40, Whole $48), Vanilla Rainbow (Slice $9, Whole $62), Mango (Slice $9, Whole $58), Lychee Rose (Slice $9, Whole $58), Honey Yuzu (Slice $9, Whole $58), Tiramisu (Slice $8, Whole $56), Taro (Slice $7.40, Whole $48) and Matcha (Slice $8, Whole $56).

Their bestseller is the Thai Tea Crepe Cake (Slice $7.40, Whole $48) that is served with Thai Milk Tea sauce on the side.

Each layer of crepe cake is hand-made from scratch and takes up to 6 hours to complete as it is labour-intensive to make alternating layers of crepe and fresh cream.

Thai milk tea is infused into each layer of crepe, alongside an accompanying Thai tea sauce to drizzle on it for the extra oomph.

Read more at: Two Bake Boys Café (Jalan Kubor)

USD Cafe
171 East Coast Road, #01-05, Singapore 428877
Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm (Mon, Wed – Sun), Closed on Tues

Upside Down Optical Illusion Themed Café In Singapore
We have seen more new café additions along East Coast Road, but this “trick eye” themed café should keep customers trigger happy – without a trip overseas to an optical illusion museum.

USD Café (USD stands for Upside Down) at 171 East Coast Road along the stretch where many notable eateries are, is where customers can enjoy a time of photo-taking fun while dining in.

Food-wise, there is a lean selection from Egg Mayo Toast ($12), Avocado Sour Cream Toast ($12), Japan Skipjack Tuna Flakes Toast ($12), to Smoked Salmon Toast ($15.50).

Being from Malaysia, the owner wanted to bring Ipoh White Coffee to the hip cafe scene and deviate from its ‘old school’ branding.

You should find some interesting concoctions among their coffee offerings like the Rosy White Coffee ($7.50), Osmanthus White Coffee ($7.50), Coconut White Coffee ($7.50), Cheesy Salted White Coffee ($7.50), Matcha White Coffee ($7.50), to Cinnamon White Coffee ($7.50).

Read more at: USD Café (East Coast)

CROCO Snack Coffee Bar
8 Empress Road, #01-31A, Singapore 260008
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 5:30pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon

Under-The-Radar Cafe With Crispy Croissants At Empress Road
Empress Road may not ring a bell that immediately for foodies, but there is the under-rated Empress Road Food Centre and Bakery Brera & Fine Foods.

CROCO Snack Coffee Bar is a new addition to the neighbourhood, a primary takeaway concept with pastries, cakes and coffee.

In terms of pastries, there were the Croissant ($3.50), Pain Au Chocolat ($4.50), Kouign-Amann ($4.80).

Their Croissant ($3.50) made with the award-winning Lescure butter was crisp, in fact very crisp considering the humidity of Singapore (one of the greatest challenges for croissants produced here).

Compared to some others which are generally either fluffy or dense, these were light, with numerous layers and remarkably flaky texture.

Read more at: CROCO Snack Coffee Bar (Empress Road)

HAUS217
217 Lavender Street, Singapore 338772
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm, only by reservation, available dates are updated on their website

NEW Japanese Lifestyle Cafe That Only Opens On Certain Days
Just 5 minutes walk from Asylum Coffeehouse at Jalan Besar, HAUS217 is an events space on days where weddings and events are taking place.

On random days of the month where there is no bookings for their event venue, HAUS217 will be transformed into a cafe with art installations.

Diners who are interested in their pop-up concept will have to check out the dates on their website, with limited slots on an hourly basis.

Tickets are priced at $8 per person, with $8 credits given to spend (technically free to enter).

Seasonal bakes are sourced and available on different days and timings, specially curated to bring something new for diners.

There were Pineapple Meringue Tart ($6.50), Coconut Yuzu Donut ($5.50), Red Velvet Cake ($8.50), Croissant ($5), Matcha Canele ($5), Ondeh Ondeh Roll ($6.50), Matcha Coconut Mochi Cake ($6.50) during my visit.

Read more at: HAUS217 (Lavender Street)

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

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