Restaurants & Cafés

The best restaurants and cafés in Singapore, including restaurant reviews and editors' picks

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Eight new places to get your brunch on

If not for wobbly eggs and the smell of freshly baked bread, you'd find us curled up like hermits at home all weekend. We highlight the newest brunch menus worth rising early for

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Dehesa

Nose-to-tail with a Spanish touch

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Angeleno

Rustic Italian-American marvel

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Vatos Urban Tacos

Korea meets Mexico

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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National Kitchen

Not just token Singaporean cuisine

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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JINzakaya

JINzakaya, the new kid in the Les Amis group, is a throwback to old Tokyo subway station taverns. In keeping with its name, it looks after the office crowd with affordable set lunches ($12.90) of ramen, udon, donburi, salads and sandwiches. At night, it turns a retro joint for laid-back drinks, with sakes ($89-$119/bottle) sourced from small breweries. Staying true to its izakaya roots, the watering hole dishes out sharing plates as the mainstay for dinner, with skewers ($2.50-$9.50) ranging from the usual (chicken wings) to the luxe (foie gras).

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Lucca's Trattoria

Priding itself on cooking pastas, pizzas and even gelato from scratch, this Tuscan eatery is all about that cucina alla casalinga (home-cooked) feeling. Expect rustic favourites like caprese, mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and basil ($12) and vongole in white wine ($17) to start off your hearty meal. Luca's imports flour from Italy to make the dough for pizzas ($17-$25), and serves traditional pastas ($16-$25) like bolognese, pesto, marinara and carbonara. There are also risottos ($21-$25), meat and fish dishes ($25-$34), and desserts ($7-$12).

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The Coffee Academics

The Coffee Academics by Jennifer Liu is a specialty coffee café that sails in from Hong Kong. Its first branch in Singapore spans 3,000 square feet, with a main bar, a Custom Blend Concierge that requires an appointment, a hand-brew bar inspired by Japanese tea ceremonies, and a 'cupping corner' for coffee appreciation and cupping workshops. Beans are sourced from around the world, and TCA even has a farm in Panama producing its own Panama Barufee Estate blend ($8). Another exclusive house blend is JWF ($12-$14), named after the owner and comes ice-dripped, just how Jennifer likes it. TCA's laboratory of brewing equipment means that even teas aren't left behind – its 'Steampunk' contraption is controlled by Android technology ($9-$15/pot). Salads and light bites ($14-$22), mains ($18-$28) and desserts ($6-$19) are also available.

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ARC Coffee

'ARC' stands for 'academy, roastery and café', three elements that are brought together under one roof for a complete bean experience. Classes are available for coffee lovers of all levels, from basic appreciation workshops and latte art, to brewing courses for the wannabe barista ($50-$240). Coffees range from $3.50 to $7, brunch classics like salads and a pulled pork twist on eggs Benny are priced at an affordable range of $6.80 to $19.80, and meat-based mains go for $16.80 to $23.80.

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The Nomad

The Nomad, as its name suggests, is a travelling barista bar that invites people to learn how to make coffee. Although it's a pop-up, its Bukit Timah residence serves its signature cold brews ($7), hot smores in a cup ($6), mocha falls ($5.50) – the rim is adorned with white and dark chocolate – and Thai iced tea ($3.50). The bar also offers coffee-making workshops from $49.

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Smoke & Mirrors

The city's best new rooftop with a view 

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Users say
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Fu Lin Bar & Kitchen

Yong tau foo relaunched as a nighttime cocktail bar

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Sum Yi Tai

Leering at you from Boon Tat Street with its neon pink-lit lobby is three-storey dining and drinking complex Sum Yi Tai

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
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DSTLLRY

Bespoke cocktails and omakase

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Best bottomless brunches in Singapore

Family reunions and get-togethers are best celebrated with healthy amounts of booze. We check out the top boozy brunches in town

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Best cake shops in Singapore

The best cake spots to get a taste of the sweeter things in life

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Best mod-Sin dishes of 2015

Whether you call it mod-Sin, neo-Sin or post-porean, the local-loving culinary movement is taking SG food to the next level. These are our favourite dishes of the year

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Best coffee joints in Singapore

In a city where sleek coffee machines can be found at every turn, you'll want to drink only from the best. These are our picks

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The best Korean fried chicken wings in Singapore

We survey Singapore’s flock of Korean-inspired chicken shops and picks out eight good options for a messy night out

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7 bingsus to beat the heat in Singapore

The K-craze in food is still going strong, and its newest rep is the ice kacang-like bingsu. Ong Huiqi and Michelle Fong eat their way through the recent bloom of bingsu stores to find the ones worth plonking money down for.

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