As much as we love sticking to our favourite haunts for a night out, sometimes all we want is a little variety to spice things up a little. From dessert places to hearty main meals, these are some restaurants and cafes that have recently sprung up on our little red dot (Singapore) that will have you coming back for more.
The brainchild of Michelin-starred chef Mauro Colagreco who was awarded with the title of World’s Best Restaurant in 2019 for one of his restaurants, Carne Burgers serves up juicy and indulgent burgers for the carnivores that you won’t want to miss. This is not your usual burger chain though, as it is an Argentinian burger bar that will definitely whet your appetite with their host of burger options.
Look forward to delectable burgers that are made with 100 percent grass-fed meat, cage-free eggs and organic vegetables. When you’re there, the Beef and Chimichurri Burger should rank the first on your to-try list as it is a Singapore-exclusive item that you won’t get elsewhere. Their signature burgers like the Classic Burger are also to-die-for.
Address: 88 Amoy Street, Singapore 069907
Opening hours: 8am-11pm, daily
Those who are diehard fans of Japanese fare will be pleased to know that there is another rice bowl restaurant to add to your list. Kushiboy offers authentic Japanese bar bites like their Japanese nuggets and Unagi Don if you’re looking for snacks, while they also offer a huge variety of rice bowls that are all well within $15 for those on a budget.
To complement your meal, they also have a wide variety of drinks to destress after a long day at work, including tap beers, cocktails, sake and gin. They also accommodate the non-drinkers and kids with the all-time-favourite calpis that come in five flavours, apart from the usual canned drinks.
Address: 134 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208852
Opening hours: 4pm-10.30pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Those who want to change up the usual Western or Chinese cuisine on date nights can head down to Kulto, a Spanish restaurant recently opened by Chef-owner José Alonso. Serving up authentic Spanish dishes, you don’t have to worry about lacklustre options that aren’t the real deal here.
Try their Paellas on a Josper grill, or switch out the bomba rice for pasta if you’re feeling noodles. They also have a selection of tapas ranging from their Jamón Ibérico Croquettes and the Crayfish with Iberico Pork Belly and Truffle Potatoes that will fill your bellies.
Address: 87 Amoy St, Singapore 069906
Opening hours: 11.20am-2.30pm, Monday to Friday, 5pm-10.30pm, Saturday
This one’s great for paw-parents, as HotChic2 is entirely pet-friendly, which means that you can bring your furry children along for your café-hopping sesh. Food aside, this place is great for the Instagrammers as they have an aesthetic pink swing in the café for that perfect IG shot.
Located at The Grandstand, this new café even has whimsical items on the menu that will be great for IG stories too. Check out their Unicorn Fluffs, a banana milkshake infused with passionfruit and sprinkles that is almost too pretty to drink. For those who wouldn’t mind splurging a little, there’s the 3-course-meal called When Chef Tries To Be Atas going at $68 that comes with a starter, main and a mystery dessert.
Address: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road #01-04, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm, Monday to Friday (except Tuesday), 9.30am–10pm, Saturday, 9.30am–7pm, Sunday
Cat & The Fiddle Café
Fans of the creamy and decadent cheesecake of Cat & The Fiddle will know that the only way you can dig in into your favourite dessert would be to simply dabao it back home. But with their newly-opened café, diners can now enjoy it on the spot without having to purchase the whole cake.
Located in the heart of Woodlands, they serve up their classic cheesecake options from $5.90 a slice, and even have an original cheesy soft serve ice cream on a cone or on a waffle. Cleanse your palette with their range of drinks available, including the standard hot coffee or bottled cold brew.
Address: 8 Woodlands Square, #01-15 Woods Square Solo 2, Singapore 737713
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, daily
Another one that’s perfect for the gram, Roji Monster is a famous dessert chain in Taiwan that has finally made its way to our sunny shores. It’s iconic monster design complete with googly eyes will also be a crowd-favourite amongst the kids. Their shaved ice cream comes in four flavours – Uji Matcha, Black Sesame, Milk and Belgian Chocolate. Every ice cream also comes with two toppings that you can choose from, including pearls, iced gem biscuits and corn flakes.
They have a unique ordering system too, simply grab a card with the ice cream flavour of your choice, chop the respective toppings that you want onto your card and you’re all set. The café also offers a Monster Waffle, and even has the Soft Serve Ice Cream that you can opt for if you prefer the classics.
Address: 52 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088473
Opening hours: 2pm-11pm, Sunday to Thursday, 3pm-12am, Friday and Saturday
As foodies, we’re always on the lookout for new dining spots to bookmark for gatherings and new dishes to try with our loved ones. And what better place to do it than in Singapore, a melting pot for different cultures where gastronomic options are aplenty?