UK Sandwich Cafe Chain, Pret A Manger is coming to Singapore in Q2 of 2017. Their first Singapore outlet will be at Changi Airport Terminal 3.
Pret first opened in London in 1986. College friends, Sinclair and Julian, made proper sandwiches avoiding the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much of the 'prepared' and 'fast' food on the market. The two of them had woefully little experience in the world of business. They created the sort of food they craved but couldn't find anywhere else.
Pret operates a bit like a restaurant. They build a kitchen in (or very near) every shop. You won’t find ‘sell by’ dates on their fresh sandwiches and salads. They offer our unsold food to charity at the end of each day rather than keep it over.
They avoid the obscure chemicals, additives and preservatives common to so much ‘prepared’ and ‘fast’ food. Their ingredients are delivered early every day. They don’t mind that fresh and fragile ingredients go off quickly – they start from scratch each morning.
Mellower Coffee is a coffee house from Shanghai specialized in specialty coffee from various places around the world. Its two-storey global flagship store in Singapore is now at Bugis.
They carry coffee beans from many regions of the world and they strive to give their customers the best coffee experience, be it in taste or presentation. You can chat up their friendly baristas to see what type of single origin coffee is being offered for the week.
Their house blend coffee is specially flown in from Shanghai and hand crafted by their baristas to give you a new perspective on coffee
By the same guys behind Fatcat Ice-cream Bar in Bedok; STRAY is a brand new concept restaurant serving progressive Chinese cuisine at Orchard Central.
"Progressive" in the sense that STRAY always want to be coming up with new takes on Chinese classics. Combining avant-garde cooking techniques with traditional Chinese flavors, they aim to serve stunning and unique dishes. They want everyone to experience just how far the boundaries of Chinese cuisine can be pushed and redefined as they stray away from tradition.
STRAY also serves a variety of entremets made in house by their very own pastry chefs. Expect interesting flavour combinations such as mandarin+chrysanthemum, lychee+raspberry, and lemon+ginger.
Shop Wonderland is an uber cool concept joint comprising of a cafe and floral studio. They have recently shifted from Haji Lane to Telok Ayer.
The people behind Shop Wonderland is Wonderland for Detailed Planners which was founded in year 2010 and has grown from strength to strength - from being the sole Tiffany chair provider with the largest volume and variety of colours in Singapore, to introducing the concept of aesthetic styling at weddings and events, and now operating Shop Wonderland which is their flagship store.
Today, the sole focus is to continually drive the vision for good aesthetics through Shop Wonderland, which has become a one-of-kind destination for those seeking a floral and botanical-inspired space.
Drawing inspiration from the worlds of international florists and event stylists, they strive to create a beautiful environment where their customers can spend their day in a space that fuels their passion for florals and aesthetics.
Dutch Colony Coffee Co. has a new outlet at UE Square. They are inspired to bring a great selection of quality coffee beans from different parts of the world where each of their customers can enjoy freshly roasted bean with various brewing methods to satisfy their bean to cup experience.
They have two other branches at PasarBella @ The Grandstand and Frankel Avenue. Aside from specialty coffee, you can find a selection of cakes from Speculoos Cheesecake, Lychee Rose, Hummingbird Cake and more.
The new XTRA Retail, designed by Singapore-based design practice, Produce, is located in the new wing of Marina Square. The single-storey, 13,000 square-feet space will house various shop-in-shop experiences by Herman Miller, Magis, Moroso, Tom Dixon, Foscarini, Dedon, and more, alongside an integrated Kith café.
Founded since 1989, XTRA was originally sited in a pre-war conservation shophouse in the east, and they started as an alternative eclectic design store, but have since evolved into a mainstream store with a carefully curated range of global design products for both the residential and contract market. Visitors are invited to see, touch and immerse in premium designer furniture within the new experiential space.
Once a stable for cars, The Garage is now in the driver’s seat of culinary adventure with two brand-new Food & Beverage destinations at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
The Garage sits at the nexus of history and style: an elegant 1920s Art Deco conservation building within Singapore’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visually it floats like a white-clad mirage, the seven vaulting garage bays lifting the structure weightlessly above the surrounding greenery. Through its two F&B concept offerings – Botanico and Bee’s Knees – The Garage offers people a way to reconnect with nature through the enjoyment of thoughtfully executed food, thus completing their botanical adventure.
Located on Level 2 and helmed by Spanish-born Chef Antonio Oviedo, Botanico at The Garage offers a contemporary-bistro, seasonality-driven menu, presenting the gifts of soil, land and sea in a cuisine inspired by the natural cycles of the year and by bistronomy. On the same floor is the hidden garden bar located on a spacious outdoor terrace.
The Summerhouse is a multi-concept F&B and lifestyle destination located in The Oval @ Seletar Aerospace Park, an 11-hectare cluster of gazetted conservation bungalows in the aerospace park surrounding the former Seletar Airbase, today known as Seletar Airport. With its picturesque rolling landscape, this historic area has the look and feel of the English countryside.
Chef de Cuisine Florian Ridder serves up a nature-inspired, farms-to-table cuisine that draws its products from farms and a kelong in the region, as well as from the in-house edible garden, to create an authentic and sustainable dining experience.
d’Good Café was established in 2012 at a 2-storey shophouse in Holland Village. They have now branched out to Ngee Ann City too.
On their menu, you will see poached fresh lobster pasta ($26 for half lobster, $48 for whole), D'Lobster Roll ($22, above), slow-braised cider pork cheek ($16), pan-roasted chicken breast ($16) and more.
Thirteen Duxton Hill's menu changes every day. Yes, you heard it right. Their menu changes every single day. And it depends on what the owner and chef of the restaurant, chef John-Paul Fiechtner, picks out from the market each morning.
International award-winning and dynamic specialty coffee from Hong Kong, The Coffee Academïcs, will have their second outlet on the basement level of Raffles City Shopping Centre in December 2016.
The Coffee Academïcs sources the best Arabica coffee beans from all over the world. Its roasted coffee have scored 92-94 from the World Coffee Review – a “Robert Parker” of the coffee world – achieving the distinct honour of being ranked highest in Asia and top 3 in the world. On their menu; The Mess, inspired by English breakfast served with a 63°C egg atop sauteed spicy chicken sausage with crispy baby potatoes, pencil asparagus and buttered corns kernels. Chicken Poultry Terrine, a french inspired chicken liver terrine made with poultry and pork with spices and port wine. Served on the side with toasted bread, cornichons and yuzu marmalade.
Opening soon at Paragon is Greyhound Cafe. It is a trendy casual dining café from Bangkok that offers a trendy and creative mix of menus, great service and ambience at competitive prices.
Spanning 2,600 sq ft, the 100-seat restaurant will have a menu that is largely similar to its 11 outlets in Bangkok. It also has 11 outlets outside Thailand, in cities such as Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Beijing.
Dal.Komm Coffee from Korea is set to open their 1st cafe in Singapore at Centrepoint some time this December.
Dal.Komm not only means 'sweet' in Korean, it's also a combination of the following two words - 'dal' from Danal (name of the founding company) and the German word 'komm' (which means come) to create the phrase, "Come to Danal".
Based on the well-loved TV series F.R.I.E.N.D.S, Central Perk Cafe will have their soft launch this weekend and would make a nice new place to hang-out near Clarke Quay.
Other than the main set of the café, they will also be introducing an extension of a STUDIO SET area, outdoor alfresco Streets of New York (recreated indoors), and also a F.R.I.E.N.D.S corner, featuring character themed wall and iconic themed furnitures Patsy the dog, Pacman machine, Monica Kitchen, Joey Italian Fine craftsmanship cabinet and F.R.I.E.N.D.S themed merchandise with floor space totalling more than 3300sq feet.
Botanist is a new addition to Neil Road for cafe goers.
Botanist is a cafe that serves aromatic cuppa and delicious grub, brought to you by the same team behind Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters, Alchemist and Knockhouse Supply Co. Expect no less of the quality of their coffee brews.
Modern Asian Brasserie styled Eating House & Bar, Ash & Char, has opened its doors.
Ash & Char Eating House & Bar delivering the usual café-suspects at lunch, transforms into an intimate diner come nightfall; delivering Asian flavors perforated with subtle nuances of charred and smoked elements in a modern diner settings. The successful mix of casual and tasty beckons you to visit with a bunch of friends.
Eat Me is River Valley's first salad bar bistro looking to lead the change in balanced eating. "Eat Well, Live Better, Achieve More"
A Salad Bar with premium meat offerings cooked using french techniques, they want to change the way the average person looks at salads. It's also a place for craft coffee, supplied by our well-known partners (soon to be revealed) and handmade desserts.
Cafe&Meal Muji is part of Singapore's 10th Muji store, with more than 10,600 sq ft to house both the eatery and store.
Just like the first Cafe&Meal Muji at Paragon, this 70-seater cafe will have the usual deli sets, a combination of rice, soup, a hot and a cold deli, on top of the new dishes and the current favorites like roasted tea pudding, baked salmon with miso sauce and iced ryukyu chai.
That's not all that's exciting about this branch. On the retail end, there will be the usual homeware, lifestyle items and more. But you'll also be able to customize sofa covers, rugs and curtains by picking the kind of design, size, material and color that suits your fancy. And finally, and this is particularly exciting, Muji bicycles and products from the Found Muji collection that have been available everywhere but in Singapore, or so it seemed, will finally make their way to this flagship store soon.
Located at Tanjong Pagar Road, this new café has it all – from burgers and pastas to coffee, tea and even alcoholic beverages.
If you’re working around the area and have exhausted all the lunch options in the vicinity, then lucky you; Hashtag 88 Café & Bar has great weekday set lunch offers where you can relish scrumptious dishes like smokey salmon sandwich, cheezy baked pork ribs and chicken kebab, that’ll be served with a cup of coffee or tea and a soup.
Kyushu Pancake Singapore presents their unique menu offerings, made from the Kyushu Pancake flour base, combined with fresh fruits and dairy products to create uniquely pancake cuisines with great taste.
Only the finest natural ingredients are used in the the Kyushu Pancake flour mix. Ranging from the Wheat from Oita Prefecture, fertiliser free, Aigoma farmed Sprouted brown rice in Aya, Miyazaki, Millet from Unzen, Nagasaki, Pressed barley from Saga Prefecture, the legendary purple rice and red glutinuous rice from Kumamoto and Fukuoka Prefecture, non glutinuous rice from Kagoshima and the famed raw sugar from Okinawa and Kagoshima. Kyushu Pancake strive to merry the producers from Kyushu province to the end users by exhibiting the pride of the region in the finest products they want to showcase to the world from Kyushu, Japan. Kyuhsu Pancake wants to impress with their products and put a smile on everyone’s face and create lasting memories.
They strongly believes in maintaining the perfect balance of giving good taste and quality but without compromising the safety of their consumers. The flour mix is free of emulsifier, artificial fragrant and additives or processed starch. So, the products are good and safe for everyone, even suitable for young kids.
A simple, fuss-free corner situated strategically at the hotel entrance where our guests can takeaway straightforward salads, light sandwiches and some sweet bites to go. If you’re in the mood for drinking, there are even spirit-boosters available to “lift your spirits” alongside the standard, coffee, tea and sodas.
The very first Hello Kitty-themed cafe in Singapore is all set to open next month, and its managers say it will be an experience with many firsts for fans of the beloved Sanrio character.
The new eatery, which is situated in the public area at Changi Airport Terminal 3, will be decorated with fresh flowers in the style of a garden cafe, and feature a locally-inspired menu. (They are also aiming to be the world’s first Halal Hello Kitty cafe).
It boasts of a dining area with a capacity for about 90 people, a take-away sales counter, as well as an area where diners may pose for photos with two life-sized 3D Hello Kitty models created in the likeness of the Singapore mascot.
Leading fashion website styleXstyle.com has officially launched its very own café!
Choose from the grilled chicken, or croissant sandwiches with fillings like chicken or tuna. Add on desserts like Speculoos cookie butter cheesecake or an ondeh-ondeh layer cake. The café also plays pop-up space for local and Korean designers.
The minds behind Ronin and The Plain bring us PUNCH, a café whose interiors are as minimal as its resources.
There is no written menu. Everything on offer is delivered by mouth, which makes the attentive staff look pretty impressive, but it's a little hard to keep track of what's going on. As for the prices, that's all upon request, which is inconvenient to say the least. The times set for lunch (noon-3pm) and dinner (6-11pm) on weekdays are strict, although there are small sweet bites available all day to accompany your coffee.
South-east Asia’s first POMPOMPURIN Cafe will soon open in Singapore at Orchard Central.
For the uninitated, POMPOMPURIN is a yellow golden retriever dog character introduced by Sanrio in 1996. Always seen with a brown beret, the cute pup loves drinking milk and eating soft food and pudding that his mother makes. While seemingly not as famous as its counterpart like Hello Kitty, his fluffy-looking, huggable appearance has earned him legions of fans and the title of first place winner in the Sanrio Character ranking in 2015.
Covering a space of 1,900 sq ft, fans of the popular character can expect an all-things-POMPOMPURIN experience at the cafe. This means customers will not only be greeted with canine-themed decor (from the wallpaper right down to the cutlery and table mats), but also a full menu of cute-looking food and drinks in the shape of POMPOMPURIN.
Every POMPOMPURIN Cafe in the world takes on a different theme that suits the local culture, which is why the one in Singapore will be sporting a “garden city” theme, inspired by little red dot’s lush greenery. Conceptualised by Sanrio Japan, the cafe can seat a total of 78 people. Cafe patrons can also request to sit at one of the four four-seater booths, called “Tomodachi House” (translated as Friends House), which feature one of Purin’s friends – Bagel the Squirrel, Coconut the Monkey, Mint the Frog and Macaroon the Golden Retriever.
As for the POMPOMPURIN die hard fan, a wide variety of merchandise ranging from handbags, water tumblers to plush toys will also be available for purchase.
At Populus, a sense of welcome, service and shared experience is at the heart of all they do. Their ethos is simple: boldness alongside refinement, precision underpinned by passion. They are purveyors of pleasure.
Their food & drink is honest and inviting, delivered with style, panache and occasional moments of enchantment.
The refurbished colonial buildings have been transformed into a one-stop lifestyle and arts and crafts centre with a spa, a yoga and pilates studio, chocolatiers and even a luxury pet hotel Waggington. Familiar names include artisan chcoclate makers Anjali Chocolat, decorative art gallery Billkey Art and upmarket European furniture place Mobel Story.
The Plain Jane is a new cafe that has recently opened in the Serangoon neighborhood.
The Plain Jane wants to share her love for simple, true love for food and lifestyle. Jane has always been an advocate of śÖĘśīĽ or literally slow-living, and that is exactly what she wishes to share with those who visit.
Led by award-winning artisan baker, Eran Mayer, Artisan Boulangerie Co. is a contemporary bakery with a remarkable French influence, employing artisanal techniques with natural ingredients of the highest quality. Starting with the flour that is imported directly from a traditional flour mill outside of Paris to carefully sourced and selected produce from the best farms around the world. They bake their breads fresh daily with a taste unlike anything you’ll find in Singapore.
Artisan Boulangerie Co. has five outlets around the island and we are pleased to bring some French flair to the East Coast of Singapore.
toTTful cafe has recently opened on East Coast Road, and comes with a social cause!
toTTful cafe has a common goal, that is to help teenagers, young adults and their families to aid their monthly families needs by offering them a job and also maximazing their individual potential and creativity in their cafe.
In addition, boosting confidence in themselves and giving experience in the food & beverage industry to allow them to be a more responsible person and for them to attain future opportunities.
Ukulele Movement (UM) is an initiative launched to increase the awareness and appreciation of ukulele in Singapore and beyond. This movement connects ukulele enthusiasts through regular events (performances, concerts, workshops) and activities like open mic, uke outings/meetups etc.
UM is also the first music retail shop in Singapore specialising in all-things-ukulele, offering a wide selection of high quality ukuleles imported from reputable brands, instructional materials and lessons, catering to people of all levels and ages.
Eat at Seven is a new Japanese dining concept at Suntec City.
Seven popular Japanese cuisines converge under one roof and it's all relatively affordable. There's a tuna, salmon, yellowtail and swordfish sashimi specialist over at Maguro-Donya Miura-Misaki-Kou Sushi & Dining; a Yakiniku-style hot plate restaurant NikuNoHi, which specializes in kuroge wagyu beef; Nigiro Cafe, a Tokyo cafe that claims to have the best Caesar salad in the Japanese city; and Enbu, a warayaki and charcoal grill izakaya serving traditional small plates paired with Coedo beer.
Lounge café and bar, Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s has officially opened at the newly refurbished luxury boutique hotel, The Club. Located at the centre of this restored heritage building, Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s brings visitors through an all-day dining adventure. Poised as the living room and the starting point at The Club, the cafe features a unique concept catering to all diners at different times of the day.
Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s day to night dining experience offers a variety of menu options, that changes alongside the venue’s personality, presenting a distinctive atmospheric change throughout the day. Diners can expect to start the day with sumptuous breakfast tems in the ‘AM’, local gourmet main course items at ‘MM’ (mid-morning), and wine and dine items in the ‘PM’. Serving up a variety of brunch items with the usual suspects like bagels, eggs, pancakes, and toast, the all-day breakfast is a perfect fit for guests to start their day at.
While there in the mornings, be sure to savour the cafe’s signature ‘Maxwell’s Breakfast Fry Up’ featuring mouth-watering pork sausages, country-style baked beans with streaky bacon served with seared mushroom and fresh toast. Accompanied with a selection of Australia’s finest coffee beans from Sarnies, Mr & Mrs Maxwell’s lively chatter in the mornings centres around the latest happenings in the Ann Siang Hill area.
The cafe gradually changes once mid morning hits, welcoming the lunch time crowd with a variety of items including its take on the local bites. With 14 main course items to choose from, this little gem in the mid-mornings is a great place for its naturally flavorful food, with generous portions and interesting local creations. Expect culinary infusions such as the Wok Breath Waygu Beef featuring the wok-fried hor fun rice noodle with a rich XO sauce, silver sprouts and Waygu beef slices. Other specialties include The Club Burger, Maxwell’s Sandwich and the Lamb Rendang.
At Tino's Pizza Cafe, their hand-tossed and baked pizza will bring you the authentic Italian taste.
Pizza is an authentic Italian affair that plays a huge part in every Italian’s life. The premium dough enhances the flavors of the pizza. Tino’s Pizza Café serves both Neapolitan and Roman style crust which best represents the traditional and creative preparation methods. Through extreme high temperature baking process, the hand crafted charred crust brings out the most of the tantalizing fresh ingredients. They explore beyond boundaries to serve high quality cuisine.
The Sweet Crustar series are named after the stars sparkling above as they simply taste like nothing ordinary. The Foccacia has flavours ideal for a single enjoyment.
The Paul tea-rooms offer a French style of snack lunch: savory and sweet pastries, a selection of French pancakes, simple dishes and a selection of salads, etc. All prepared on the premises. The perfect stop for a lunchtime break, dinner date, or a casual time with friends and family.
All of the products offered by Paul are prepared to the same high standards which have made French bread famous the world over.
Desker Road, once Singapore’s oldest and notorious red-light district, is now home to old-time shopkeepers, adventurous backpackers, migrant workers, small modern offices and a myriad of back alleys.
A key inspiration to Creatures’ debut at Desker Road is to be an atmospheric dining enclave in the heart of this culturally rich conservation area. Desker Road, with its whiff of old-world charm, beckons one home.
For over 20 years, the owners of Creatures reinterpreted favourites, jazzing them up with an Asian flair. When they moved into their new home, they combined their love for cooking and tasteful interiors, and began inviting families and friends for intimate home dining experiences.
With a passion for bringing out flavours through natural ingredients and experimenting with texture, the owners amassed a menu of their own creations after decades of thoughtful cooking. CREATURES brings that cosy home dining experience to all, with an aim to make the café a habitat of creature comforts.
Savour comfort on a plate at CREATURES, a modern-day café set in the culturally rich conservation area of Desker Road. Our hearty east-meets-west nosh comes with a twist – and without the MSG. We dish up irresistibly soothing comfort food with an Asian flair while staying true to the origins of the dish – all to make you feel both at home and in Eden.
The introduction of Dazzling Café into the Asian market has brought the attention to many local and foreign crowds and has been named one of the most famous cafes in Taiwan. It is commonly frequented by celebrities and socialites and has been crowned as "A Celebrity Hotspot."
Not only famous for its media personalities, but it is also well renown for its chic and classy interior deco.
At present, Dazzling cafe operates in 3 countries, with 9 local branches in Taiwan. Singapore would be slated as the first flagship store of its kind in Southeast Asia.
Flock has recently launched it's new outlet at Ghim Moh.
A family run cafe, Flock's atmosphere is deliberately relaxed. Starting from their love of good cafes, good food and good atmosphere they seek to let their customers feel what they love so much about relationships.
Coupled with their selection on music and modern industrial decor, they're sure that you will definitely feel at home.
Oh My Bacon (OMB) is Singapore's first bacon-inspired cafe, including bacon-inspired merchandise.
Besides creating bacon inspired dishes they translate their love into every day home ware. On their aprons, cushion covers and tote bags, you will find quirky illustrations and witty text celebrating their adoration for bacon. The merchandise is designed and made in Singapore.
Try-out their Bacon Ice Cream made if house made bacon and infused vanilla based gelato.
Tucked away in Gillman Barracks is Red Baron, a new cafe/ bar concept operated by the good people behind Artistry.
A bakery and cafe in the Gillman Barracks serving up Liberty Coffee and craft beers on tap. All day breakfast, salads, sandwiches and pastas available. Breads, cakes and tarts are baked in-house, including the popular Lemon Meringue tart and Salted Caramel & Dark Chocolate tart.
Go for their French Toast — toasted brioche heaped with caramelised bananas, sopped in gula melaka sauce, and finished with a sprinkling of dessicated coconut.
My Sister Bakes is the labor of love of both Isaac and Esther. Having been around for almost 1.5 years making customised cakes, they have decided to expand into a cafe.
They specialise in customised cakes for all birthday or even wedding needs. They are most famous for their buttercream based floral cakes. Their smallest cakes starts from 6" onwards. with the biggest being a 12" cake.
They have also started doing dessert tables since mid 2014 and have been constantly updating their dessert menu to bring you more varieties.
Named for being located in a laneway off the busy Tanjong Katong Road, The Laneway Market is a cosy eatery where you can come together and be merry whilst enjoying good food. The interior presents a welcoming atmosphere, with various wood accents to bring in a modern touch, ensuring an unpretentious and comfortable stay.
TLM is a full fledged cafe which serves everything from casual breakfasts to dinner mains, in addition to specialty coffee and in-house baked pastries.
Taking inspiration from different cuisines around the world and using different cooking techniques, they make the most simple tasting of foods turn out most satisfying. They aim to bring out the best in every ingredient and present dishes made up with flavors of the world. Everything here is made from the heart and guaranteed delicious.
The new store is the first in the world to offer cocktails, including the Vintage Caramel, a fusion of vodka, caramel liqueur and salted caramel ice-cream, or the Black Tie, a combination of whisky and Belgian chocolate ice-cream.
Since 1961 Haagen-Dazs has been synonymous with the finest, hand-selected ingredients and superior quality.
Look forward to many menu innovations to pair up with premium teas from luxury brand Tea Forte.
You can't miss this quaint little cafe along Jalan Bukit Ho Swee. You will be greeted with a splash of colour and its vintage decor. After all, Le Halo is not just an all-day breakfast cafe, it is also a vintage shop. In collaboration with Chair-ish The Moments, an online vintage shop that has a small retail space with some of their products beautifully merged together in the café.
The Chinese zodiac animal drawings on the wall are designed by Joseph Wong, a senior manger of a foreign Bank, specially commissioned and shaped like toast in line with the cafe's logo and face left or right in line with feng shui configurations. Its owner Elia Lim is a new kid in the business as well. Everything about the cafe mirrors her own life - bubbly, bright, honest and all heart. She takes the name "Le" from the Chinese character "kuai le" meaning happy. And "halo"? Well, she hopes you taste a bit of heaven in her food creations. It may be a 9-minute walk from Tiong Bahru MRT station but the walk will be worth it.
The Piggy Stew is Le Halo's best selling item so far. Slow cooked to full flavour with generous chunks of pork, it is served with fingers of crispy buttered toast, making them the perfect companion for this dish.