Like no other mall in Singapore, Cluny Court is blessed to be located in lovely, leafy Bukit Timah – at one corner of the Singapore Botanic Gardens (nearest to the newly renovated Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden!).
Beyond indulging in some retail therapy at Cluny Court’s impeccably curated shops, you can also sate your hunger at its tasty restaurants, or pick up ingredients at its fine-food purveyors.
First, check out The Finder‘s video about always-crowd-pleasing Gastronomia Da Paolo, then consult the gallery below for 6 can’t-miss cafes for your next brunch plans.
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Fusion-food experts Relish by Wild Rocket’s menu features the best of East and West. Soft Shell Chilli Crab Burger ($19.80) pays homage to the popular Singapore dish – it comes with the great tasting sauce, without the trouble of dealing with the crab shell. There’s also the Hae Bee Hiam Spaghettini ($22.80), which is tossed in aromatic sambal belachan (shrimp chilli paste).
#02-01, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
Something to know about Gastronomia Da Paolo: It makes nearly everything from scratch, every day. That includes fresh breads, homemade pastas, heaps of gorgeous baked goods (think scones, croissants, cupcakes, cronos, etc., etc.), tonnes of various deli foods as well as eggs-every-which-way. The coffees, juices and other drinks are just as good! You and the kids will love it.
#01-01, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
By day, Bar Bar Black Sheep is more of a one-stop al fresco chill spot than a, you know, bar bar. Must-tries on the menu of North Indian, Thai and Western cuisines: the Seafood Phad Thai Noodles ($13.90) and stir-fried Chicken Biryani ($12.00). After work (or simply after a long day of shopping or traipsing the Botanic Gardens!), it’s great watering hole for cocktails, premium spirits and bottled beer and wines.
#01-05C, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
The Affogato Bar is Singapore’s first cafe specialising in this uniquely Italian dessert: frozen gelato “drowned” in hot coffee. Take the Death by Chocolate ($13.90) – a scoop of rich, chocolatey ice cream served with brownie bites and a double-shot of Costa Rican espresso. The bar also has a good selection of bagels ($2.90), which come with flavoured cream cheeses such as Dill & Onion ($4.20) or Maple Walnut & Raisins ($4.90).
#01-04B, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
If coffee’s not your pick-me-up of choice, visit EGA Juice Clinic for a dose of healthy goodness. Whether it’s cold-pressed juices or turmeric lattes, there are plenty of ways to drink your nutrients – you can even add a shot of coconut oil while you’re at it! The fresh, cold-pressed Hardcore Green juice ($12), for instance, contains greens such as kale and moringa for detoxing and colon cleansing.
#01-04A, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
If you prefer to brunch in the comfort of your own home, head to The Fishwives for some of the freshest, cleanest ingredients in town. It specialises in fish, poultry, meats, cheeses and other perishable items plus premium pantry staples, too. Whether you’re an amateur or expert in the kitchen, the knowledgeable staff will be able to advise you on quick, easy recipes to try.
#01-05B, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, Singapore 259760
By Andre Theng, The Finder (Issue 285), July 2017 / last updated, January 2019
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