Takeshi Noodle Bar – Teck Lim Road

Known for its upscale eateries and boutique hotels, the Keong Saik Road neighbourhood is best known for its nightlife and foodie scene. Opening along with one of the latest boutique hotels to have opened up in the area, Takeshi Noodle Bar is a new concept nestled within Hotel Soloha; a new boutique hotel that had…

Chojiro – Gochi Church Street Japan Kitchen

The opening of Gochi Church Street Japan Kitchen had provided office folks in the Central Business District yet another dining option within the area, with its variety of Japanese establishments situated within its compounds. Having visited Unaemon in the same compounds fairly recently, we made a return trip to Gochi Church Street Japan Kitchen for…

The Affogato Lounge – Keong Saik Road

The success of The Affogato Bar had seen the folks behind them opened up yet another concept, this time being situated in the middle of town within the Keong Saik neighbourhood. Moving into the space beside The Guild along Keong Saik Road, The Affogato Lounge is the newest concept to have moved into the row…

Cheeky – Neil Road

Taking over the former premises of now-defunct Botanist is yet another cafe, this time named Cheeky. The Outram Park neighbourhood had seen quite a number of cafes and bars moving out of the late, including popular names such as Botanist and Hustle Co. which have had their presence made in the scene a couple of…

Voyage Patisserie – Outram Road

Situated along Outram Road at the same stretch of shophouses as Tiong Bahru Pau beside Wangz Hotel is Voyage Patisserie, one of the newest patisseries in town. Occupying the first level of the shophouse that it is housed in, Voyage Patisserie is pretty spacious with a rather deep floor area. Walking into the shop space,…

Kafe UTU – Jiak Chuan Road

Given how saturated the cafe scene is Singapore is, it is places like Kafe UTU that really stands out. Situated around the Keong Saik neighbourhood in Outram Park, Kafe UTU is a new cafe and bar concept (operating as UTU Lounge in the evening) that is located along Jiak Chuan Road near where now-defunct .elia…

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…

Mak Hong Kee (HK) Kitchen – Keong Saik Road

Keong Saik is always an area with an interesting mix of F&B tenants ranging from local communal dining and hipster cafes to fine-dining spots, providing a myriad of options to dine when being at Chinatown. New to the Keong Saik neighbourhood is Mak Hong Kee (HK) Kitchen; a new Chinese restaurant that is situated beside…

Butler’s Steakbar – Jiak Chuan Road (Closed)

(Butler’s Steakbar had since ceased operations. The Bao Makers still operates from the same address.) Jiak Chuan Road had been seeing quite an interesting switch of F&B tenants of the late, especially with the opening of Bowler by Elia; Butler’s Steakbar is the newest kid on the block here, co-sharing the space with The Bao…

Pastaria Abate – Craig Road

Craig Road seems to be seeing quite a lot of changes for their tenants of the late — Pastaria Abate is the newest tenant to have moved into the street right after Hustle Co. , which moved in rather recently. Pastaria Abate takes over the unit formerly taken by now-defunct Fordham and Grand. The space…

1KS – Keong Saik Road (Closed)

(1KS had since ceased operations.) Run by the folks behind Park Bench Deli at Telok Ayer Street, 1KS replaces the now-defunct The Daily Roundup at The Working Capitol. Having visited The Daily Roundup quite a couple of times, the interior of 1KS is pretty recognisable having most of its furniture and fittings retained with a…

.elia – Jiak Chuan Road (Closed)

(.elia had since ceased operations after its rebranding to Bowler by elia.) .elia is the newest F&B concept that had recently moved into the Keong Saik neighbourhood, being by the same people who were behind now-defunct The Chillout Cafe in Labuan, Malaysia. Taking over the former grounds of Oriole Coffee Roasters at Jiak Chuan Road,…