Nestled at the heart of the charming streets of easten Singapore; Sevens Café is a customer-centric yet café-centered concept with a focus on modern Australian cuisine. At Sevens Cafe they celebrate the diverse flavors from the coffee beans they carry to the dishes of savoury cafe classics and their artisan sweets and bakes.
With thoughtfully designed interiors, lush surroundings, friendly service and generous portions drives their team to provide their customers an F&B establishment for champion brunches, high teas, romantic dates and a place for intimate gatherings.
Common Man Coffee Roasters (CMCR), the specialty coffee roaster and café concept, has proudly launched its third Singapore outlet in the vibrant East Coast neighbourhood of Joo Chiat.
With outlets both in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, café enthusiasts can expect the established brand’s trusted stamp on quality specialty coffee, sumptuous all-day brunch fare with an elevated twist and a relaxed, easy breezy vibe that encourages lingering a little longer over your cup of joe. Fans of CMCR will find all their favourite signatures alongside food, coffee and retail offerings exclusive to Common Man Coffee Roasters Joo Chiat (CMCR JC). A dedicated filter coffee brewing bar takes pride of place at CMCR JC, providing the ideal platform to showcase the perfect brew in the making.
CMCR JC embraces community, drawing in the wider neighbourhood to access their coffee recycling programme which fashions coffee waste into usable wares. Collaborations with CMCR JC’s neighbours to feature their offerings in monthly menu exclusives are also brewing and in the pipeline.
At CMCR JC, great coffee is complemented by thoughtfully crafted comfort fare, elevated and redefined. The menu reveals a delicious, classic all-day breakfast selection, featuring sumptuous brunch favourites with a refreshing array of salads, burgers, sandwiches and mains, offered with a signature Common Man twist.
Diners will find a treasure trove of retail items from a rotating list of blends, single origins and uncommon (micro-lot) coffees to a curated selection of Loveramics ceramicware that include Drippers, Brewer's Tasting Cups and Jugs exclusively available at CMCR JC.
Answering the calls from loyal CMCR fans, CMCR JC will finally stock its retail shelves with their signature Crunchy Granola alongside a new gluten-free Cacao Granola offering. Also available is a housemade Coffee Caramel sauce that marries salted caramel with CMCR’s Espresso grounds. CMCR’s hand-soap, curated by the team at Spa Esprit, reveals an invigorating scent of Fennel, Lime and Cedar Wood. An eco-shopping bag, a collaboration with Laughing Tiger, brand patches and t-shirts will be coming soon to CMCR JC shelves.
It takes both time and focus to produce the perfect embers in Asador's kitchen. In the same way, the genesis of Asador involves honest dreams made to reality—to bring a true Spanish experience that will engage all your senses.
Indonesian cuisine and its spices need no introduction, having enchanted the world with fiery flavours and fragrant herbs that mark an explosive meal every time. Get ready to delve into more mouth-watering authentic Indonesian cuisine with Tok Tok Indonesian Restaurant that has opened its doors at Joo Chiat Road. Be sure to make a reservation to try this new family dining concept that brings much-loved Indonesian favourites crafted from original family recipes.
Expect classics like the festive Gulai Kambing, a curry mutton soup dish usually had on special occasions simmered for over two hours and then stewed overnight for incomparable flavour; Balinese Ayam Bakar Betutu with chicken rubbed with a traditional genap paste and marinated for half an hour before cooked sous vide in cassava leaves and grilled; and Buntut Bakar Saus Kacang, a contemporary iteration of the Sup Buntut where instead of cooking in a soup, Indonesian buntut is coated with kecap manis then grilled for that smokey char and caramelized flavour. Also available is a Buntut Goreng Sambal Matah, another in-house creation served with homemade Balinese lemongrass chilli salsa.
Other must-haves include the Ketoprak peanut salad of rice cake, beansprouts, fried tofu and vermicelli noodles served with lashings of homemade peanut sauce infused with garlic; Ikan Goreng that’s rubbed with lime for a tart veil and marinated with fresh turmeric, garlic, shallots, coriander seeds and ginger Sundanese style before fried to perfection; and Udang Sambal Pete, a favourite prawn dish cooked with sambal and petai beans, a personal favourite of the restaurant founder.
End the meal on a sweet note with Roti Bakar Coklat Keju and Pisang Goreng Coklat Keju, a classic Jakarta special that sees chocolate condensed milk drizzled over fried banana fritters and topped with chocolate rice and shaved cheese.
Tigerlily Patisserie has relocated to Joo Chiat Road. Enjoy thoughtfully crafted sweet & savoury pastries by Chef Maxine Ngooi.
Inspired by the delicate beauty of nature, Tigerlily forages the robust produce of each season to curate pastries baked with equal parts refined techniques and radiant flavours. A heaping scoop of classical French methodology with a pinch of Asian persuasion, Tigerlily embodies a rosy marriage of timelessness and fresh harmony of flavours.
Every Tigerlily Patisserie bake box is bloomed fresh daily in limited quantities, and is perfectly envisaged to enjoy whether with a quiet cup of tea or shared among friends and sprightly festivities.
i12 Katong, a retail mall under Keppel Land has announced its updated brand positioning, latest mall features, as well as a curated mix of new and returning retail tenants that will form an all-encompassing exciting lifestyle experience that shoppers can look forward to.
The 210,000-square foot mall in the Eastern region of Singapore closed its doors in early 2020 for major asset enhancement works to transform i12 Katong into a future-ready retail hub that will shape the increasingly “phygital” connected world. The mall is set to reopen in Q4 2021.
Offering more than just retail, the refreshed i12 Katong will provide visitors with a social platform for discovery and connection while they explore the mall’s newly revamped spaces. The mall will have an environment that imbues a sense of familiarity, relaxation and moments of delight across six levels of holistic experiential offerings. Beyond conventional shopping, i12 Katong aims to serve as the hub for the local community – from spending quality time with family over a meal, having valuable ‘me time’ within the holistic wellness spaces, to simply offering rest stops for those exploring the eclectic Katong neighbourhood with friends.
Presently, i12 Katong is approximately 50% pre-leased, attesting to the attractiveness and resilience of the mall’s new brand positioning and features amid market uncertainties. Anchor tenants, such as CS Fresh, Golden Village, United World Preschool and Wine Connection were previously in i12 Katong and will be returning, together with a contemporary mix of new tenants such as Climb Asia, Guzman Y Gomez, Kindermusik With Love Studios, Malaysia Boleh, PS Café, Signature KOI, We are Sultans and Scoop Wholefoods.
Oasis:skin offers honest locally crafted organic skincare products in Singapore. Their second and newest outlet is located in the friendly neighbourhood of Joo Chiat.
At Oasis:skin, you can find products such as their signature canele shaped solid shampoos, eco-home cleaning liquids / flakes, sustainability goods / tools and more!
Pick and choose ingredients from their in-house bulk store to curate customized products perfect for you or your loved ones!
Bring your own recycled bottles and they’ll sanitize them so you can fill them up again with your desired weight of your favourite products. The new space is also a collection point for recycled boxes and materials for them to use them again to pack their e-commerce orders.
Catering to the evolving needs of discerning gourmands, Little Farms Bistro at Katong Point uses all-natural produce at the peak of their freshness to whip up its dishes. Its sustainable plant-based and meat products are procured from respected, ethical farms. Through its menu mainstays, the bistro hopes to inspire its guests to experiment and experience cooking with all-natural, healthy ingredients. Many of the ingredients used in the dishes are available for purchase over at the adjacent Little Farms supermarket.
Since the opening of Little Farms Café at Valley Point in 2017, Little Farms has been introducing F&B elements within its supermarkets. “At our Katong Point outlet, which is our biggest one yet, we have chosen to launch a full-service bistro, offering an expanded menu that retains many Little Farm Cafés’ beloved dishes as well as introduces new signature offerings. At the bistro also are a coffee island serving pastries and a bar offering artisanal wine, draft craft beer and bespoke cocktails. Through exposing Singaporeans and residents to tasty and nourishing food options, we hope to ignite in them an interest in all-natural ingredients and empower them to adopt a healthy eating lifestyle,” says Mr Joe Stevens, CEO of Little Farms.
On Good Ground, an inclusive homegrown yoga and barre studio, is set to open its doors tomorrow at 458D Joo Chiat Road in the heart of Singapore’s first heritage town. Founded on the ethos of mindful movement, connection with the breath and balance in the present, On Good Ground offers a range of yoga and barre classes that are suitable for beginners as well as skilled practitioners.
“At On Good Ground, we want to create a space where people can explore yoga and barre, two things that we are passionate about. In doing so, we hope to collectively equip students with greater mind-body awareness and provide them with a supportive environment to move and have fun. We believe that the shift to holistic wellness is here to stay, and are so excited to launch our offering”, said Co-founder, Jesslyn Novianty.
Having ventured into the practice of both yoga and barre, Jesslyn, together with her co-founders, Geraldine Pang and Candice Chong, were inspired to leverage their collective expertise and experience to build an offering that works and a space where people can visit to detach from the demands of everyday life, even if it is for a short hour.
From energising yoga flow to balancing yin yang, barre basics to dynamic barre cardio, practitioners are free to explore their practice through guided classes. Further, a pre and post natal barre class is also offered for soon-to-be mothers or women who are looking to get back into exercise after childbirth. Under close guidance of a prenatal trained instructor, class goers will pulse along with other moms-to-be, connecting through the shared experience and magic of bringing new life. With diverse teaching experiences under their belt, practitioners are in the good hands of the resident instructors while they take a pause, enjoy the movement and establish themselves in the present moment.
Singapore’s favourite source for delicious all natural and organic food, Little Farms will be launching a fresh supermarket, including an all natural butcher counter, a coffee kiosk island and a full service bistro and bar serving breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and drinks from morning until night.
Located along Joo Chiat Road, the fifth outlet spanning 6,000 square feet will feature a bistro, supermarket, butcher counter and bar. Greeting you at the entrance is a coffee island, which serves some of the best coffee on the island and convenient healthy and delicious grab-and-go options.
Open all day, Little Farms Bistro will serve the full array of beloved signatures currently served at Little Farms Cafe. These include all day favourites, such as their famous Smashed Avocado on Toast, Buttermilk Pancakes, Tempeh Tofu Salad and Vegetarian Lasagne, as well as freshly made juices, signature smoothies and Allpress coffee. The Bistro will also have a new dinner menu featuring Little Farms fresh and high quality ingredients-these will include all natural meat and seafood dishes (free of growth hormones, anti-biotics and artificial chemicals), innovative and delicious plant forward dishes and a range of tasty salads. Want to kick back and enjoy a tipple? Hop over to the bar, which offers an arsenal of draft beer, artisanal wine and classic craft cocktails. The bar will be serving up Charcuterie and cheese platters as well as other delectable snacks.
The digital age has changed the world in many different ways. Some are great! But some, not so good. More than a bistro, Staple believes in socialising the old school way. Go meet new people, make new friends the way we were once used to. Have great conversations over drinks, yakitori, dons and finger food at Staple!
Burger Frites epitomises the perfect blend between the French and the American classics.
They produce hand-crafted French fries cut in-house & double fried. Their promise is an uncompromising commitment to quality & fresh ingredients. From their juicy US Angus Beef patties sourced directly from a butchery & cooked flame-grilled, freshly cut vegetables & homemade sauces, down to the crumb of their artisanal buttered Brioche buns supplied freshly by a French bakery.
China Collection has moved into their new showroom on Joo Chiat Road and continues to offer a curated mix of stylish antique and vintage Chinese furniture as well Asia inspired home decor.
China Collection is a family owned and operated business based in Singapore, specializes in Chinese Antique furniture and home accents. Their philosophy is to provide a range of unique interior pieces that suit individual styles and are exceptional value for money.
China Collection has a mix of antique furniture and interior accessories all hand-picked by them in China. The blend of old and new has something for everyone, from antique Chinese furniture, to fine porcelain, table lamps, decorative baskets and boxes and outdoor stone statues.
The WYLD Shop is a Fashion + Lifestyle boutique on the East Coast of Singapore. You'll find a colourful and affordable mix of Australian High Street Style infused with Malaysian & local Singaporean brands plus a sweet hint of Dutch Home-wares and Furniture.
As with many great stories, it all started with a party.
Native Aussie Kara Bensley-Austin wanted to introduce more Singaporeans to Australian High Street chic: a laid back, sun-drenched aesthetic driven by the cosmopolitan heartbeat of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. She threw a party and a pop-up store for Singapore’s fashion forward--and was stunned by the response. As her style pieces flew off the shelves, it became clear people wanted more. And thus, theWYLDshop.com was born. And now they have their newly-opened showroom, The WYLD Shop at 412 Joo Chiat Road. Read more about the labels which they carry here.
Situated in the heart of Katong, The Communal Place serves an array of dishes of which are mostly catered for “Communal” dining and gatherings, they hope to bring back the memories together with their loved ones through their affordable and communal dining concepts.
Embarked on with the heart for bringing people together; The Communal Place creates the perfect setting for families and friends to gather, something that we tend to lose through the digital world. They do not provide WIFI connectivity in their establishment.
Serving an array of Western-Fusion cuisine splatted with a touch of homeliness, they promise to connect people with every meal.
After months of preparation, Homeground Coffee Roasters, a local coffee roastery based online has recently opened their 1st shopfront.
The minimalist cafe also has a selection of single origin coffee beans up for sale at their retail corner within the same space, so remember to check it out at their retail corner when you visit.
They’ve just launched their latest addition of mouth-watering bagel sandwiches as well.
At Homeground, they're not only just focusing on coffee but also, they would like their home to be filled with creativity and aspiration for the people out there. If you need a space to get-away, you know where to find them.
Homeground Coffee Roasters is currently featuring works of visual artist, herabot, who does art from using coffee powder.
Affordable Tacos, Tequila and plenty of Mexican inspired cuisine is the name of the game at Platypus Cantina. Brought to you by the same team that developed the multiple award-winning Platypus Kitchen in Bugis, Singapore.
Platypus Cantina is their modern take on the traditional Mexican Cantina which will rock your socks with Kick-ass margaritas and micheladas, hearty tacos and Mexican burgers and of course a stunning beverage program which boasts wallet-friendly cocktails, beers and wines.
Platypus Cantina is fully equipped with a large private room, beer pong tables and the looooooongest bar in the Katong district of Singapore!
Picotin Express first came to life in 2007 at the old stables of the Turf Club Road. From the French word for a ration of horse feeds, the name “Picotin” has been promptly adopted. Presently, the family-friendly European bistro is opening its second outlet in the East region of Singapore. Indeed, Picotin Express has given a refreshing scenery to a heritage site previously hosting Hogs Bar and Restaurant. Bearing in mind the rustic roots of its birthplace of success, Picotin Express at East Coast endorses an invaluable part of Singapore’s history by featuring distinctive colonial architecture. In fact, it inherits the breath-taking sight of one of the estimated 500 remaining Black and White Houses in Singapore.
Built by the British during the 19th century, the Black and White Houses were once home to top-ranking government officials, high court judges and plantations owners. Nowadays, these houses serve as restaurants merely in Dempsey Hill and Rochester Park. Accordingly, Picotin Express East Coast is honoured to be the only bistro in the East region of Singapore offering a unique experience of the colonial era with its unrivalled architecture combined with a burst of European savours. Moreover, Picotin Express East Coast heartens pétanque tournaments, in line with its French origins, as well as other exciting activities such as mini football and snooker.
Old friends of Picotin Express will be pleased to reunite in the East once again with classics that have greatly been missed. Particularly, fresh handmade pizzas named after horse breeds including the Pinto Pizza and other magnificent dishes such as the Whole Roasted Spring Chicken and the Pico Burger. While retaining the same menu, the second outlet will see an exciting addition of breakfast dishes every day starting from June onwards.
Diners who are looking for a space to host a romantic dinner, birthday party, corporate retreat, engagement parties or weddings are from this day forward able to discover the memories and flavours of the colonial era at Picotin Express East Coast.
Picotin Express East Coast will be looking forward to welcoming new diners as well as old friends of its birthplace soon!
Situated at Katong Point, MOX is the first and largest independent design resource workspace for the creative entrepreneurs.
MOX aims to empower the creative community by providing a space for makers, designers, artists and creative entrepreneurs to work and co-exist together with experiential retail spaces to showcase their creations and products.
In addition to the usual co-working space features, MOX’s members will also enjoy specialty rooms such as 3D printing, sewing, photo studio, crafting stations, workshops and iMac kiosks with relevant design programmes such as SketchUp, AutoCad and Adobe Creative Suite design software.
The name MOX is inspired by the word ‘moxie’ which means to be brave, bold and daring. This is exactly what MOX’s community exemplifies, the courage to be different.
Other facilities available at MOX includes an auditorium space, shower facilities, nap room, pantries and even a full-service child care centre for parent-preneurs.
Opening on 10 December is Weber Store & Training Cente at Joo Chiat. Weber is a premier brand of grill/barbeque equipment. The line of grills, dubbed to be created by grillers, for grillers.
In 1952 George Stephen Sr. was working at Weber Brothers Metal Works in Chicago, Illinois, manufacturing marine buoys when he came up with an idea for a better grill. His invention: a dome-shaped grill with a lid to protect food from the elements, while sealing in that only-from-the-grill barbecue flavor. George Stephen cut a buoy in half, added some air vents and legs and, in the process, invented the grill that would spark a backyard revolution.
Decorated with contemporary arts, Scissors Art Hair Salon's cozy and sophisticated decor will provide a relaxing environment for their customers.
They offer various services such as haircuts, styling, colouring, perms, treatments, rebonding and make-up too. They use are the most recognized brands such as Goldwell from German, Shiseido and Muriem from Japan and KMS from USA.
Spartans Boxing Club have been throwing their weight around the up and coming stretch of Joo Chiat Road.
It comes at a time when more people are seeking new forms of fitness to cater to their hectic lifestyles and training preferences. As a boutique gym, Spartans Boxing Club is able to tailor its sessions for members to maximize their time spent working out.
The client profile at Spartans Boxing Club ranges from 5 to over 70 years old, with a good mix of men and women. Classes are designed for beginners seeking a fun workout to experienced fighters training professionally. The weekly schedule is conveniently timed and planned for every level and demographic with 36 classes over 7 days.
There are women only boxing slots to meet the increasing number of women jumping into the boxing craze, kids boxing classes and general mixed sessions of both boxing and muay thai. There is also personal and self training for those who prefer to practice on their own.
From busy executives looking to get the most out of an hour and couples who box together every other day, to families with young kids and an elderly pair who box like professionals, Spartans Boxing Club appeals to all.
Whether boxing for fun, fitness or training to fight, everyone is there to share and spread the love for boxing, without the bruises.
The punching bags, gloves and boxing ring are made of high quality material and were custom made for the club in Thailand. There is circuit training equipment and weights outside the ring for members who want more self training in strength and conditioning, and the custom made ring means serious boxers and those that want to try can spar inside the ring.
There is a strong focus on safety and attention to quality in controlled exercises and drills of the instructed workouts.
With professional equipment and champion boxers from the Philippines, Thailand, Australia and Singapore as instructors, Spartans Boxing Club aims to breed the next pool of fighters, in the ring and in life.