We’ve mentioned before that Singapore’s food and drink scene has been very resilient, with countless restaurant and cafe proprietors pushing forward to open new establishments despite wave after wave of pandemic hardships.
Luckily for the local food-loving crowd, there’s no shortage of new openings and launches even as we move into the last quarter of 2021. This month, we see a wide range of cafes and establishments popping up around the island, ranging from smokehouse cafes to pizza joints. Rather than worrying about whether there are enough new spots to check out, the bigger concern should be your vaccination status.
If you are fully vaxxed, here are some newly launched cafes and eateries to visit around town.
Inspired by minimalist and botanical designs, Sevens Cafe is a new addition to the Joo Chiat area offering all-day breakfast. The cafe’s interior design is simple, drawing from sand dunes which mimic waves in the ocean.
The 7S Avod is its signature dish — sourdough topped with quail eggs, beets, and micro herbs. While simple, it is filled with various textures and flavours which complement one another.
Sevens Cafe also offers a wide selection of house-made bakes, including the Kyoto: a hojicha roll cake filled with fluffy whipped cream and earthy hojicha jelly.
Address: 29 Joo Chiat Pl, Singapore 427753
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8:30am-5:30pm
Contact: 8585 7777
Cherry & Oak
This Muslim-owned smokehouse cafe specialises in artisanal wood-smoked cuisine using cherrybark oak. Its signatures include shabsouka, smoked open toasts, and baby dutch pancakes.
Its shabsouka consists of a 12-hour smoked brisket in a smoky stew filled with tomatoes, eggs and onions, served with a side of sourdough. This Mediterranean dish has a balance of sweet and savoury flavours, with a kick of spice towards the end. The brisket is tender and smoky, blending well with the stew, which makes it a comforting and satisfying dish.
Address: 95 Owen Rd, Singapore 218907
Opening Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 11am-10pm; Closed on Mondays
Contact: 9199 4074
Carrotsticks & Cravings
Food-lovers can enjoy a meal full of nutritious yet delicious food at Carrotsticks & Cravings. This healthy food haven provides dishes that will recharge and nourish your body and soul. This Australian-inspired cafe, led by Melbourne-born Terri Anne, uses wholesome ingredients in its dishes that will leave you feeling good after each meal.
Its extensive all-day brunch menu consists of breakfast bowls, morning specials, and open herb sourdoughs. A favourite among many is the “let it beet” open herb sourdough. This dish includes sourdough topped with homemade beet hummus, goat cheese, poached eggs, as well as chia and pumpkin seeds. The various components of this dish blend well together, from the sweetness of the beet hummus to the crunchiness of pumpkin seeds.
Address: 5 Stanley St, #01-01, Singapore 068724
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 8am-6pm
Contact: 8028 6651
End your meal with a sweet treat at Softhaus, a multi-sensory ice cream joint created by homegrown pastry chef Janice Wong. According to its website, this experience was created with the aim to drive the idea of togetherness, and create a happy place for people where ice cream is for everyone.
On top of brightly colored walls and digital animations, you will also be met with 16 unique ice cream flavours, including pear thyme sorbet, milk tea, and popcorn caramel sea salt ice cream. Choose to have your ice cream in a cone, cup, or even between fluffy rainbow bread — the iconic Singaporean way.
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #B1-K135, 237994
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday from 10am-10pm
An ode to New York-style pizzerias, Proper Slice is Singapore’s newest pizzeria, serving up authentic slices of pie from the Big Apple.
This joint offers 18-inch pizza slices, with flavours regularly changing. Choose between flavours such as cheese, spinach and ricotta, sausage, and pepperoni, among many others. Its pizzas are thin and light, made fresh every day. On top of pizzas, its menu also includes meatballs, garlic knots, and sweet calzones — calories that are worth it, if you ask us.
Address: 110 Amoy Street #01-02 (Entrance off, Gemmill Ln, 069930
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday from 12pm-12am; Closed on Sundays