The night owls will appreciate the opening Lola Faye Café on Hamilton Road. A tropical-themed dessert café which stays open up till 2am from Wednesdays to Saturdays and till 12am during Tuesday and Sunday (closed Mondays), it is the perfect place to cure your hunger pangs and sweet cravings.
Primarily a gelato-desserts and frappe shop, Lola Faye Café also serve up sandwiches and as well.
Once Upon a Time is actress Jeanette Aw's bakery on Hamilton Road and its website currently list only three types of cake.
Jeanette is Le Cordon Bleu-trained and is currently doing all the baking by herself until she builds a team. The patisserie is not open to walk-ins yet and is only accepting orders online for now.
There at Once Upon a Time, they do not work with a fixed menu. When a new creation is made, they will change the bakes. This also means every bake is offered for a limited period of time until it retires. Change is the only constant and they want to continually create exciting new things for their customers.
Love eating dim sum? Sum Dim Sum has over 50 varieties of dim sum to offer.
Their signature Butterfly-Pea Blue Har Gow is made from natural colouring from butterfly-pea flowers which are rich in antioxidants. Do not miss their Pandan Crispy Char Siew Bun. The crispy pandan exterior accompanied by the honey pork fillings make the best combination for a happy tummy!
Click here to check out their menu and dine-in / delivery service details.
The Gym, Asia's first 24-hour co-working concept space dedicated to e-sports has opened its doors in Jalan Besar.
There was a lack of professional spaces for the e-sports community to grow, and they wanted to change that. With The Gym, they aim to redefine and empower the e-sports ecosystem and community in Asia.
Set up by regional events management firm NEO.TM, The Gym will not only function as a centre of excellence for promising e-sports teams, but also foster collaboration between local and international teams, enabling them to share resources and level up their game together.
The Gym has entered a partnership with United States-based e-sports broadcasting pioneer, De Tune. The firm has worked with the likes of Riot Games, and organised global Fortnite and PUBG global championships. De Tune will consult closely with The Gym to bring e-sports events and competitions in Asia to life.
Located in the heart of Singapore, The Gym is Asia’s first 24-hour e-sports co-workspace that welcomes individuals, businesses and brands from the e-sports community to drive their visions forward.
At Antea Social, every palatable sip of your tea is the result of their dedication to bringing you the best tea sourced directly from all across the Orient.
Through their tea, they encourage you to slow down, embrace the present, brew a cuppa and partake in an experience that transcends mundane reality. Amidst all the clutter in our world today, they hope you'll find some time to reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. Their teas are sourced directly from the tea makers whenever possible, conveying stories from makers to drinkers.
Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage. ~ Catherine Douzel
WeWork is a global network of workspaces where companies grow together. At their newest convenient address at ARC 380 in Jalan Besar, you can discover floors of coworking and private offices that cater to needs you didn’t even know you had. Their spaces are designed to promote productivity whether you’re a team of one or 100, and month-to-month flexibility means your space is just as agile as you are. Plus, one all-inclusive rate makes things easy.
The Jalan Besar branch is also the firm's first site with additional amenities such as a sky terrace with a swimming pool, a gym and an open rooftop.
Any workspace can have a lounge, but theirs are decorated with custom murals. Your old office might have had a coffee pot, but theirs has a micro-roasted coffee bar and fresh fruit water. They’ve considered every detail so you can focus on your business. Beyond desks, staff, and amenities, find a community of forward-thinking companies and in-house events that connect you organically.
Set in a beautifully restored shophouse, one can wine and dine in exclusivity in Subrosa's elegant dining room and relaxed lounge space.
While soaking in the ambience, their head chefs will satiate your tastebuds with the finest ingredients that are specifically sourced on the day itself as you sit back to enjoy a wide array of wines and liquors. Be it business gatherings, entertaining clients and all celebrations possible, Subrosa will elevate your dining experience and leave you with wonderous dining memories.
Subrosa’s food will take you through an East meets West journey, blending ingredients and techniques from across Asia and Europe. They only use the freshest ingredients, with as much as possible being locally-sourced from Singapore’s vibrant markets on the day of your booking. They serve an ever-evolving set menu, which will be tailored to your dietary and spend requirements.
View their sample 5-course menu here and 7-course menu here.
Just a few minutes walking distance from Farrer Park and Bendemeer MRT Stations, the hotel offers easy access to all key business and leisure areas of Singapore, including Orchard, Bugis, Chinatown and Marina Bay, as well as, Suntec Convention Centre and National Stadium. Guests can enjoy a variety of dining, shopping and entertainment options including 24-hour Mustafa Centre.
Featuring 119 modern design rooms, Holiday Inn Express Singapore Serangoon is the smart choice for savvy travellers who are looking for the best location combined with the best value in Singapore Serangoon area, offering an affordable and hassle-free stay. Start the day right with our all-inclusive Express Start Breakfastwith Grab & Go option and stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Get the most out of your stay with our 24-hour fitness centre, self-service laundry facility and meeting room for up to eight persons.
A new chapter to a distinctive and unforgettable whiskey adventure story opens this month with the launch of The Whiskey Library. Ensconced within the ornate and luxurious interior of The Vagabond Club, Singapore’s preeminent luxury boutique hotel with 41 individualistic and elegantly appointed rooms and suites, the Whiskey Library offers over 1,000 bottles of thoughtfully curated rare and refined award-winning whiskies from around the world, and comes with a Membership Programme to beguile guests with a love of whiskey and give them access to the captivating vagabond experience.
Adventure awaits within the vintage art deco exterior of The Vagabond Club. Each room within the luxurious hotel is an oasis of comfort and calm bathed in natural light, bearing the touch of the genius French designer Jacques Garcia, executed in his renowned over-the-top, maximalist panache with Parisian-chic flair.
With the unique Membership Programme, guests who sign up will enjoy 10-room nights at The Vagabond Club (fully transferrable) as part of the S$3,000 annual membership fee.
Members will also have privileged access to 80 lockers, each with its own gilded and tasselled key, evocative of a bygone era of old world charm and hospitality, kept on-site in a specially designed wood-crafted armoire placed in a private space at The Vagabond Club’s salon.
Each locker will store up to 15 bottles of whiskey. Members can bring one of their own bottles for every two bottles purchased at The Whiskey Library. Members will also enjoy special bottle pricing, access to the Vagabond Club gym and reserved seating at regular Whiskey Club events and experiences.
Each bottle at The Whiskey Library has been carefully collected from the finest distilleries from Scotland, Ireland, Japan, the US and other countries around the globe, with the collection comprising predominantly single cask and limited-edition bottles. Just as with a great literary work, each bottle is a unique work of art that stirs the imagination, beguiles the mind and excites the spirit.
The creator behind The Whiskey Library is luxury hotelier Satinder Garcha. Motivated by his love and passion for artistry, Garcha has spent two years bringing his dream to realisation.
Designed for what Garcha calls “a club for vagabonds seeking a unique and hidden experience”, the warm and beautifully appointed Whiskey Library hosts up to 75 guests who, while relaxing and enjoying their whiskies, will be entertained with bespoke experiences such as specially curated sung and told Jazz stories, intimate theatre, book readings, artist evenings, musical showcases, and even independent film premieres. Guests will also be able to enjoy delightful small bites prepared by the Chef de cuisine at The Vagabond Club.
In keeping with the theme of artistry and luxury, the vitrines housing the whiskey collection and other crafted white spirits were designed and hand-crafted by local woodsman Mr Ng – one of the few remaining craftsmen in Singapore who continues to create unique furniture pieces. Designed to enhance the decadent elements of the hotel surrounds, the armoires feature brass claw feet to complement the similarly brass Allahbuksh-designed Rhino reception desk.
Akin to the Allahbuksh family from Rajasthan who crafted the enchanting Banyan Trees at The Vagabond Club, Mr Ng has contributed much to the artistry ambience in Garcha’s hotel portfolio.
Bespoke elements such as artisanal ice and an international selection of the finest of cigars, together with the extensive collection of whiskeys, bourbons, and other crafted spirits bring a truly complete and unique experience to guests of The Whiskey Library.
Local coffee-roaster, Liberty Coffee, has set-up a new coffee bar and retail space at 387 Jalan Besar.
They also have a roastery on Mactaggart Road (by appointment only) and the roastery is fully-licensed by the AVA, allowing them to supply wholesale coffee to cafes, corporate offices, hotels and home brewers!
Liberty Coffee sources a wide range of beans – from single-origins for slow brews to extract their fine nuances, to coffees prized for the balance they bring to espresso blends. These coffees come from diverse regions, such as the Central America (e.g. Guatemala), Africa (e.g. Ethiopia, Kenya) and Asia (e.g. Indonesia). Through their quality products and delivering on their promises time after time, they are achieving their mission to elevate your coffee supply!
Double Durian is a hippy cafe, serving fresh imported durian and dessert together with western cuisine. Fancy some "baked" durians?
A moment of nostalgia rush into you when you enter Double Durian. Rustic and recycled parts form the unique design of their bar chairs and tables. At Double Durian, their love for durian is creatively incorporated into the process, thus more people can taste durian in more different ways. An interesting combination of Western cuisines & Durian make Double Durian so special! Their signature dishes include “baked” durian and Durian bomb smoothie etc.
Double Durian offers 3 different styles for their "baked" durian.
1. Ying Yang (阴阳) Baked Durian - This is their chef's recommendation, warm & caramelized on the outside and chilled inside.
2. Traditional "Baked" Durian - baked from fresh durian without the shell, offers warm& caramelized durian and best served with chocolate or durian ice cream.
3. Charcoal Durian - baked from fresh whole durian offers warm moist and soft durian. We recommend 2 hours advanced booking for Charcoal Durian.
All their baked durians are baked from either Musang King, Black Gold or Kings Durian for your ultimate pleasure.
alittle tashi is a fresh addition to Jalan Besar that welcomes you to experience modern comfort food. In this laid-back 60-seater restaurant, a medley of global flavours is anchored by Asian roots.
IF YOU OBEY ALL THE RULES, YOU MISS ALL THE FUN
Family name ‘alittle', given name ‘tashi' (meaning ‘blessings' and ‘welcome' in Tibetan), tashi counts its deep Asian roots as its blessing, while readily welcoming diverse influences of the world.
Tashi calls the offbeat Jalan Besar neighbourhood its home, an environment that invites you to break the rules - your way. Let loose, eat with your hands and get messy, it is highly encouraged. In a city full of rules, this 1,200 sq. ft. space only has one - to have fun.
Jalan Besar has a lot of cool new Food & Beverage kids. Newbie Seven & Ate is one of them. They love food and puns, but mainly food.
Taking over the space from Bao Makers, Seven & Ate is an all-day gastro pub which serves decadent sandwiches, burgers and quiona bowls.
Eggcited about Spam? One of their signatures is the Spam and Egg sandwich which will definitely satisfy!
The people at Seven & Ate based all that they do around the fact that they are food lovers themselves and their goal is to share with others this love and passion. Visit and leave with a heavy belly with smiles all round.
ARC 380 is a magnificent 16-storey commercial development located mere minutes from the Central Business District, the Novena medical hub and Marina Bay Financial Centre. The upcoming Bendemeer MRT Station is a five minute stroll away and all major expressways and arterial roads are easily accessible to ARC 380.
With a modern contemporary design, ARC 380 stands out effortlessly with its unique tower clad in an impressive curtain wall finish, juxtaposed by lush cantilevered sky terraces. Its curved Arc form maximizes panoramic views from every office unit while accentuating its sleek façade.
At ARC 380, work life balance is maintained with communal sky terraces located on all office floors, a welcome respite for professionals to enjoy the superb view while getting a breath of fresh air. In addition, a 4th storey sky terrace complete with BBQ facilities, water features and an adjoining open roof garden is another perfect location for company bonding. After a hard day’s work, take a dip at the swimming pool on the roof terrace or work up a sweat in the Indoor Gym overlooking the Kallang Basin and upcoming Sports Hub.
ARC 380, the freehold commercial development that will redefine work and play.
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams from Thailand has landed in Singapore. They specialize in homemade ice creams, freshly baked cookies and lava fillings.
Creamery Boutique Ice Creams insist on small batch production to maintain the exceptional quality of our ice creams. All recipes are original, exclusive and personally developed to include a unique Creamery twist.
Artisanal coffee is still very much craved for in the Jalan Besar neighbourhood, and 20F Specialty Coffeehouse displaces a 60-year-old clinic to quench that thirst.
The shadowy shophouse café brews Liberty Coffee roasts to order on its La Marzocco machine and its many iced drinks are a point of distinction. Dark chocolate sorbet with salted caramel ice cream and cold milk is a lush option, while a hot day might call for a coconut and lychee ice cream shake, mixed berries with chia seeds and mint, or iced matcha latte. After dark, cocktails like vodka, Kahlua and Frangelico espresso martinis, and gin-addled Tea for 2 can be ordered.
Plates like duck confit, mixed berries sorbet and fresh strawberries on waffles, and pulled pork Benedicts on house-baked brioche depart from regular café fare – but the rest of 20F's brunch and dinner menus feature the usual suspects: smashed avocado on toast, ribeye burgers, as well as pastas with shredded pork and prawn and poached egg.
Hotel Yan has opened in the upcoming Jalan Besar area.
Decked out in rustic iron and wood, the hotel reflects the area’s heritage as a warehouse and industrial district, remnants of which can still be seen today. Be greeted by casual elegance from the moment you step into the hotel lobby where high ceilings, washed concrete walls and exposed steel pipes epitomize the fuss-free design. Subtle accents add a touch of vibrancy while wide, open spaces seek to create a community of like-minded people in a place away from home.
Hotel Yan’s simplistic form and utilitarian appeal promises a refreshing and calming environment for urban dwellers and suburbanites alike.
Làng Nuöng Việt Nam means Vietnam BBQ/Grill Village. We are the first traditional Vietnamese BBQ restaurant located at the heart of Singapore, 18 Foch Road along Jalan Besar.
At Làng Nuöng Việt Nam, they aim to emulate the hustle and bustle of the busy Vietnamese streets, which provides the perfect backdrop for them to serve delicious Vietnamese BBQ in their street styled concept restaurant. Customers will experience first-hand the famous Vietnamese “street-food” charcoal-barbequed gourmet meat that can only be found in Vietnam. The meat is marinated in a range of homemade Vietnamese sauces and will be the first of its kind in Singapore.
The ambiance should be reminiscent of the typical conditions in Vietnam where such food outlets thrive. Hence they have all the furniture, Clay Stoves, cutlery, signage and even all the fans are imported from Vietnam to bring out the culture and feel. A mixture of Vietnamese popular new and old songs will be played too. Barbeque is by old-fashioned barbeque clay stoves from Vietnam which are slowly diminishing over time.
As for the food, all the special dipping sauces, ingredients for the secret marination they are using imported sauces from Vietnam as well so as to achieve their actual awesome taste of Vietnam.
A three-in-one concept by The General Company (the same folks behind Tyrwhitt General Company) and Architology, this three-story space houses a yakitori joint on the first floor, a bespoke cocktail bar helmed by ex-Ah Sam bartender Eugene Chua and a craft workshop on the third.
The Refinery Workspace brings together a talented pool of individuals each with a unique set of skills to a common space, where you can all learn, grow and tap onto one another's strengths to improve.