The only way is up…
North, where all the good food’s at.
This cafe-cum-bakery’s Rich Man ($16) is basically breakfast in burger form – buttered brioche buns sandwiching a hearty chorizo patty, sautéed mushrooms, caramelised onions, scrambled eggs with a punch of truffle mayo. Made several orders of magnitude more decadent by hot melted cheddar sauce to drizzle over your burger. Oh, and tater tots, just because.
8 Jln Legundi, Singapore 759274
NEXT: Seok Seng 1954 Bicycle Cafe →
You’re here for the view as much as you are for the food. Owned by a vintage bicycle enthusiast, bikes aren’t the only mode of transport you’ll see here. Sat right by the dynamic Seletar Airspace, watch private jets and helicopters take off in plain (or plane) view as you bite on simple cakes and coffee.
#01-01 MAJ Aviation Building, 80 Seletar Aerospace, Singapore 797563
NEXT: Holy Cow Creamery →
Tickle your tastebuds with hot and cold with this dessert parlour’s creamy scoops of ice cream atop smoky cheddar cheese waffles. And, look out for seasonal flavours like the auspicious Melon-dollar, Japanese musk melon sherbet, during Chinese New Year.
#01-291 Blk 292, Yishun St 22, Singapore 760292
NEXT: Wheeler’s Estate →
The up-market cousin of the famed Wheeler’s Yard cafe is slightly harder to get to – it’s housed in a colonial-era shophouse nestled amidst a calming breadth of green, formerly occupied by the Seletar Airspace – but it’s certainly easy to love. Try the classic Fish & Chips, or the Cheeky Swine, cider-braised pork cheeks with a light saffron cream.
The Oval, 2 Park Ln, Singapore 798386
NEXT: The Summerhouse →
Just next door, brunch is a luxurious affair at this unique farm-to-table destination with faves like the Falefel Platter or the Miso Shiitake Linguine with grilled fresh prawns. Feeling fancy (or hungry)? Come dinnertime, treat yourself to the 10-course Collective Farming Menu, featuring dishes such as Kelong Rojak and Inka Grilled Mayura Beef.
3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387
NEXT: Wildseed Cafe →
Completing the trio at The Oval, this cafe, patisserie and bar sits on the ground level of The Summerhouse. If “the usuals” ever shake off their dismal reputation, their revival starts here: Make your own sarnie with their DIY sandwich and salad platters; for finger food, their sweet-potato fries are enriched with passionfruit and earl grey butter that’ll have you reaching for more. And more.
3 Park Ln, Singapore 798387
NEXT: Thus Coffee →
Sometimes, simple satisfies: the small menu comprises grain bowls and the eponymous Thus Breakfast, your classic plate of big brekkie. That said, simple doesn’t mean stodgy at this humble coffee joint – beans are lovingly roasted in-house, yielding a fuller body.
4 Jln Kuras, Singapore 577723
NEXT: Handlebar →
If you can seriously take spice (or just really like pain – we won’t judge), try Handlebar’s Sudden Death spicy wings, which were clearly made in hell. Otherwise, this biker bar serves six heat levels – the Tobasco-y tasting Low and Medium are manageable for those who aren’t fans of spice.
57 Jln Mempurong, Singapore 759057
NEXT: Yahava Coffee →
Travelling the world (and avoiding potholes and elephants, they claim), the caffeine-fuelled folks behind Yahava Koffeeworks discover the best of the best coffee beans, and bring these beans and stories home for fellow cafe-lovers to enjoy. Hence their motto, “Adventure in a Cup”. They also sell coffee-making equipment, and host the occasional coffee appreciation workshop at the cafe academy.
4 Jln Gelenggang, Singapore 578188
NEXT: Poison Ivy Bistro →
Trust an eatery nestled in a farm to have the freshest food. The local-inspired menu features dishes like the Nasi Lemak Platter; while you shouldn’t expect anything fancy, but it certainly tastes home-cooked with love.
Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026
NEXT: Common Chefs →
By Pinky Chng, November 2017
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