Ceres Haus finds a nest on a second-floor shophouse on Circular Road. This hidden haven runs an all-day program: cafe by day; wine bar by night. Simply look out for an empty wine bottle hanging by the unassuming entrance and make your way up to a plywood door. What is an absolute contrast from the energetic lane transports you to a calm and safe space. During the day, the coffee menu is pretty minimalist with espresso-based drinks going from $4 and fresh bakes (from $5). Once nightfall, the lights are dimmed and the vibe turns amorous with natural wines available by the glass (from $16).
In a city filled with spinning signs and numerous hawker centres, there’s a certain value to keeping secrets. Like speakeasy bars, these hidden restaurants and cafes have a certain air of mystique. Tucked away in nooks and crannies and behind hidden entrances, these eateries serve up a little mystery with their tasty grub.
If you wish to have something different from your usual brunch hotspots or popular food joint, we have rounded out some of the most enigmatic eateries. Follow us on a gastronomical food hunt as we sniff out these hidden gems.