Ice-Cream Man and Friends — Yew Tee Square

Yew Tee/Choa Chu Kang are been places which seems to be less buzzy than most other neighbourhoods when it comes to hipster F&B concepts in the heartlands. Situated at Yew Tee Square just right beside Yew Tee MRT Station, Ice-Cream Man and Friends is located at a spot that most might miss; the ice-cream parlour…

The Wired Monkey – Dunlop Street

The Wired Monkey is one of the latest additions to the Dunlop Street cluster of eateries, adding to the number of hipster cafes that had sprouted in recent years along the street. Dunlop Street had seen quite a number of cafes come and go; The Wired Monkey is probably one of the few cafes out…

厨神私房菜 The Chinese Kitchen – Cavan Road

Jalan Besar had seen quite a switch up with the F&B establishments within the neighbourhood; from the opening of Wimbly Lu at Tyrwhitt Road to the closure of Bao Makers (they are moving to a new spot along Jiak Chuan Road at Outram Park later in the year). The Chinese Kitchen takes over the former…

Pickleville – Robinson Road

Tucked away at the fourth level of the building within The Working Capitol, Pickleville is well hidden away even from the office folks of the Central Business District. Taking a corner from the main reception area of The Working Capitol, Pickleville looks like any other hipster cafe that had opened recently — gold arches on…

Bok’s Kitchen by Hidden Chefs – Blk 216 Boon Lay Avenue

The far west had seen some sort of rejuvenation to their estate with the new HDB blocks that had been built in place of the old JTC flats along the Boon Lay Avenue area. Bok’s Kitchen is a family-run cafe that is situated at the ground level of the car park of a new cluster…

Kindred Folk – King Albert Park

With the completion of the newly-revamped King Albert Park, tenants such as Eagle Wings Loft and Kindred Folk had been slowly moving into the building, with more tenants expected to do so in the near future. Kindred Folk is the second F&B establishment that had found its home in the new King Albert Park; the…

Sun Lok Noodle House – 321 Clementi

Having previously been located at Yuan Ching at Super Bowl Jurong, Sun Lok Noodle House had recently moved to a more accessible location at 321 Clementi. Comparing its new address with where it used to be located, Sun Lok’s new location is certainly more accessible — the restaurant is situated around Clementi Town Centre, though…

Carrotsticks & Cravings – Loewen Road

Dempsey is a spot that is rather known for its upscale dining establishments; Carrotsticks & Cravings is a newly-opened cafe-cum-cooking studio concept that is situated at the far end of the Dempsey neighbourhood. Unlike most other dining establishments around Dempsey, Carrotsticks & Cravings is an establishment that focuses on serving up healthy food at slightly…

Local Restaurant & Bar – Hotel 30

Bencoolen Street had recently been spruced up following the opening of Bencoolen MRT Station along Downtown Line 3, as well as the opening of a few boutique hotels in the area that also brought along some new dining options within the area. Situated within Hotel30, Local Restaurant & Bar is the restaurant that services the…

Kyodai – Hotel Bencoolen

Bencoolen Street is seeing quite a revamp of the late, especially with the road’s refreshed look with the opening of the Bencoolen station along Downtown Line 3. Primarily opened to serve the takeaway crowd, Kyodai is a Japanese-fusion hole-in-the-wall eatery that is being set-up along the pathway of Bencoolen Hotel. The setup is relatively simple;…

G’day Bistro – Blk 352 Clementi Avenue 2

Neighbourhood cafes had been a thing back a few years ago, when many cafes had started to spring up around the heartlands at the void deck of HDB estates. While the number of new neighbourhood cafes had declined over the past two years, it is still rather interesting to see places like these come up…

Deja Brew Cafe 似曾相识 – Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Tucked away in a spot that is slightly hidden away from the Central Business District is Deja Brew Cafe, which is situated within Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. For those who are unfamiliar with the location of the building, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre is actually situated behind the Singapore Chinese Orchestra building — the cafe…