Matchaya – The Cathay

Having gone through a revamp recently, Matchaya had since moved on to serve a wider variety of items from its dessert and beverages options in the past. Moving out of their original space at Icon Village at Tanjong Pagar and centralizing their operations at their The Cathay branch after their re-branding, Matchaya had seen quite…

Narrative Coffee Stand – Bras Basah Complex

Even though the third-wave coffee movement had very much slowed down over the past couple of years, a few new specialty coffee houses had still managed to sprout up in town. Located at Bras Basah Complex, Narrative Coffee Stand takes over the former premises of now-defunct Dancing Goat Specialty Coffee at Blk 231 Bain Street….

%Arabica – Arab Street

Opened to much fanfare after a delay of around a year, %Arabica had finally opened the doors of its Arab Street outlet very recently. %Arabica is a brand with its roots originating from Kyoto, Japan; the brand had since expanded its operations to a number of countries, having stores in China, Europe and even in…

Fine Dining Bakery by Akira M. – UE Square

Having taken over the space left vacant by EN Bar, Fine Dining Bakery by Akira M. had opened its doors silently at UE Square a couple of months ago. On first look, the shop’s name may come across a tad cliche, especially for those who are not aware of the background of the chef or…

KURA – The Herencia

Having seen a number of new patisseries sprouting up across the island of the late, KURA is the latest to have opened its doors following the likes of Voyage Patisserie and Lee’s Confectionery. Situated within The Herencia, The Herencia is the location of the former Nan Chiau High School along Kim Yam Road, located just…

Chuan Ji Bakery Hainanese Delicacies – MacPherson Mall

With the countless F&B establishments opening every month, it is still rare to come across places like Chuan Ji Bakery Hainanese Delicacies — a spot that places an emphasis on heritage whilst most other places are simply hipster cafes and bars or fine dining establishments of the late. Despite its prominent location along the main…

Ms Durian – The Poiz Centre

With the opening of The Poiz Centre at Potong Pasir, a number of new F&B establishments and retail shops have since moved into the shopping mall. Located at the corner of The Poiz Centre, Ms Durian is a new durian-centric cafe that dedicates itself to serving durian-based desserts. Decked in a rather minimalistic looking space,…

The M Plot – King Albert Park

Having operated within King Albert Park for a while now, The M Plot is a local patisserie that seemingly places a large emphasis on their macarons. While King Albert Park had been made a little livelier with the opening of Eagle Wings Cinematics, as well as other F&B establishments such as Camaca and Carl’s Jr,…

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,…

Baristart Coffee – Tras Street

Hailing from Hokkaido, Japan, Baristart Coffee had recently opened an outpost at Tras Street in the Tanjong Pagar neighbourhood. Taking over the former premises of now-defunct May May, Baristart Coffee is a mid-sized cafe. While the shophouse had changed hands a number of times in between (once being occupied by a Korean restaurant slightly before…

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…

Alchemist – Khong Guan Building

Tai Seng and MacPherson seem to be a location in the spotlight in the cafe scene lately, with the opening of Prodigal Cafe and Ristr8to (within Chef Avenue) recently. Moving into the Tai Seng neighbourhood recently is Alchemist, which is a name that should be rather familiar with cafe-hoppers and coffee lovers. Operating two hole-in-the-wall…