They do a great brunch, but head to these cafes for dinner instead – they whip up meals worthy of being served in any fine dining restaurant.
In the day, you get to pimp your own breakfast in a thousand and one ways; come sundown, the dinner menu narrows down to a select few dishes, but you might still be spoilt for choice – think Braised Beef Cheek, Roasted Kampong Chicken, Slipper Lobster Linguine and more.
136 Neil Rd, Singapore 088865
NEXT: W39 Bistro & Bakery →
Filled with knick-knacks from yesteryear, this homey bistro has got wholesome, warm-hearted fare to match. Here, the morning indulgence of Steak and Eggs is reinterpreted as a dinner dish; the pan-fried salmon oozes a sea-fresh sweetness, while the pasta menu reads extremely well, too.
39 Jln Mas Puteh, Singapore 128637
NEXT: Riders Cafe →
This rustic spot, reimagined from the Bukit Timah Saddle Club’s old clubhouse, is about more than just its equestrian heritage. Retreat here to dine alongside horses trottling by, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
51 Fairways Dr, Singapore 286965
NEXT: Fynn’s →
Daintily decked out in marble and rattan, this convivial cafe becomes way more intimate at dinnertime, with romantic candlelights, and small plates and grilled meats (pictured) best enjoyed shared. And if you haven’t yet come up with the perfect date excuse, the folks at Fynn’s have got your back – desserts are generous enough for two.
#B1-21 South Beach, 26 Beach Rd, Singapore 189768
NEXT: Open Farm Community →
If you’re into the brunch scene at all, OFC must be no stranger to you. Our dinner recos: start with the Steak Tartare marinated with ginger chili, almost reminiscent of our local Chicken Rice, and move on to the 48-hour Barolo Braised Strozzapreti, or Saffron Carnoroli Risotto (pictured).
130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819
NEXT: Froth →
Fusion favourites at Froth are injected with a fun local twist. Case in point, and a must-try dish: the Duck Kut Teh (pictured), Singapore’s Bak Kut Teh (pork bone broth) reimagined. Leave space for the Taro Waffles, their claim to fame, for dessert.
Ascott Raffles Place, 2 Finlayson Green, Singapore 049247
NEXT: Rise and Grind →
Pastas and burgers make up most of the dinner menu here, but there’s still tons of choices, from the Nacho Libre burger exploding with Mexican flavours to the Asian-inspired Tom Yum Seafood Pasta (pictured).
#01-CA1 Bukit Timah Plaza, 1 Jln Anak Bukit, Singapore 588996
NEXT: Luxe Sydney →
This Aussie cafe’s menu, complex packed with flavours, reads unlike its minimal Scandinavian aesthetic. Not just the brunch fare them Aussies are so known for, but also at dinner. It’s great for groups, too, with long communal tables you don’t typically find in other cafes.
#01-04 The Working Capitol Building, 1 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089109
NEXT: Antoinette →
Antoinette’s space is reminiscent of the elegant boudoir, but even Queen Marie Antoinette needs more than just afternoon tea. Try the colourful Le Grande Jardin d’Antoinette salad (pictured) and finish with meticulously crafted sweet treats like mousse cakes.
#02-33/34 Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238897
NEXT: The Lokal →
By Pinky Chng, last updated December 2017
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