Benjamin Barker Cafe – Cathay Cineleisure Orchard

The closure of B Burger may come a little too soon for some; while B Burger is now part of the local food scene’s history, the folks of Benjamin Barker had embarked on a new concept named Benjamin Barker Cafe which takes over the former premises of B Burger. The space now looks very different…

Il Den – Orchard Plaza

Hidden in a rather old shopping centre within the Orchard Road shopping district, Il Den is perhaps one of the places that one can rightfully call a hidden gem; tucked away from the crowd, Il Den is located at a corner at level four of Orchard Plaza, where most newly-established eateries would most probably not…

Early Bird Cafe – Jalan Pinang

The closure of Artistry had been a piece of sad news for the cafe-hopping community, considering how Artistry was one of the pioneers of the local cafe scene especially in the Kampong Glam neighbourhood and an active supporter to the local arts scene. Artistry was also a place that holds a lot of memories for…

Makan Koryouri – Kandahar Street

Kampong Glam is seeing quite a switch up with the F&B tenants in the area lately; with the closure of a few spots, a wave of new players are now entering the scene. Makan Koryouri is one of the few new places that had recently sprouted up along Kandahar Street — serving Japanese cuisine, the…

Forty Hands – East Coast Road

After having just a single location at Tiong Bahru and recently expanding its operations into Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Forty Hands had also opened a second branch along the Katong neighbourhood. Forty Hands should not be an unfamiliar name to most by now; a brand under the Spa Espirit Group, the brand is closely affiliated to…

Chao Chao Gyoza – Royal Square Novena

The opening of Royal Square Novena has brought in quite a number of interesting options to dine at in the area, with eateries such as Two Men Bagel House and Dink Dink Thai Street Cafe operating within the building. Chao Chao Gyoza is one of the latest tenants that had moved into Royal Square recently….

Meating Place – DUO Galleria

Opened for a couple of months at DUO Galleria, Meating Place was a spot that we had been wanting to visit for quite a while. Located at DUO Galleria facing the road, Meating Place is a spot that is hard to miss given its prominent location within the complex. Walking into the restaurant, we already…

Sir Stamford Waffles- Blk 89 Bedok North Street 4

It is very rare for us to get so intrigued by a new cafe over its name; Sir Stamford Waffles is one of those places that we made a point to visit just so for its namesake. A pun on Sir Stamford Raffles’ name (we are assuming here that nobody needs a history class over…

Clan Cafe – Straits Clan

After months of renovations, New Majestic Hotel along Bukit Pasoh Road had been transformed into a members-only club named Straits Clan. Straits Clan is a club that seeks to recreate the vibes of clan associations of the past; a community that is meant to inspire self-improvement and continuous learning with a building that houses various…

Yamato Izakaya – Oxley Bizhub

Yamato Izakaya is a new Japanese eatery that had recently opened in a light industrial building situated around Tai Seng/MacPherson. Housing three Japanese concepts under one roof, think of Yamato Izakaya being a concept similar to Shokotsu Ten or Japan Food Town — Yamato Izakaya is home to Man Man Unagi by Teppei Yamashita (the…

Hou Hou – Pasarbella @ Suntec City

Pasarbella Suntec City had been seeing a few changes with its tenants, with a number of tenants moving out of its premises recently. Hou Hou takes over the former stall occupied by Grilllo. The stall is situated at one of the corners nearest to the entrance; the menu pretty much focusing on Chinese fare with…

Nonya Nonya Restaurant – Maju Avenue

Taking over the former premises of Nunsaram Korean Dessert Cafe at Serangoon Gardens in Nonya Nonya Restaurant which specialises in Peranakan cuisine. Nonya Nonya Restaurant is an establishment opened by the folks behind the House of Peranakan Group, which operates House of Peranakan, House of Peranakan Petit, Peranakan Inn and Tok Panjang Nonya Cafe. The…