Singapore’s most orgasmic neighborhood
Ah, the well-loved district – in more ways than one – known for its haphazard traffic, happening streets, and, we’ll say it, the happy endings.
Satisfy your tummy at these restaurants and cafes in Geylang, and you’ll leave very happy indeed.
With the tons of hawker centres and local eateries peppered around Geylang, you’ll have no trouble finding a cup of kopi-o.
But if you’re a gourmet cuppa, pop by the quaint Brawn & Brains for their Columbian and Peruvian blend coffee or their recently launched cold brews.
Our favourite dish on their menu: hands-down the Oven-Baked Molten Eggs on Tortilla with melted cheese and sliced avocado, i.e. everybody’s favourite things ever all in one plate.
#01-02, 100 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399718
NEXT: The Tuckshop →
Café meets bar at this riverside hangout on the perimeters of Geylang. The space is cosy industrial-themed interior with reclaimed casks for tables, spilling out to an al fresco area as well.
Their take on brunch fare has a uniquely Singaporean twist. Try the Chilli Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Crab, as well as Crispy Mantou (buns) served in place of scones paired with blackcurrant butter.
Wash this all down with a pint, because, like we said, café meets bar.
403 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399795
NEXT: BBQ Box →
If you’re planning a meal at BBQ Box, you probably want to go easy on food before that, because this restaurant will feed you well.
The variety of barbecue skewers is epic, from chicken wings to beef tendon to lamb chops seasoned with a Chinese spice rub, as well as enoki mushrooms, asparagus, and more.
All of this charcoal-grilled to smoky goodness and costing only $1-2!
103 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389212
NEXT: The Ranch →
Western food is rare in the Geylang neighborhood, but The Ranch is one such hidden gem perfect for unpretentious yet tasty fare.
Their grilled chicken is done surprisingly well – crispy skin on the outside, unveiling tender, well-seasoned meat.
For only $8.90 nett, you get a lunch set comprising of a main served with fries and salad, and the soup of the day.
71 Lorong 27 Geylang, Singapore 388191
NEXT: Mongkok Dim Sum →
Mongkok Dim Sum is an affordable no-frills eatery reminiscent of a rowdy Hong Kong eating house (which is also partly what we love about it!).
Our favourite dim sum picks: Shredded Mango With Shrimp Roll, Steamed Pork Belly With Preserved Vegetables served with steamed buns, and Scallop Dumplings. They also offer a selection of hearty main dishes.
Have we also mentioned that they’re open till 5am?!
214 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389274
NEXT: Tonny Restaurant →
Tonny Restaurant is one for the adventurous eater – we’re talking Braised Goose Web, Crocodile Tail, Duck Tongue, and other out-of-this-world eats – but we promise your courage will be duly rewarded!
Of course, there are the classic home-style Cantonese dishes as well, such as Hong Kong Style Roast Goose, Braised Cod Fish, Claypot Rice, and more.
10 Lorong 3 Geylang, Singapore 388862
NEXT: Monkswood →
This British gastropub stands out in the Geylang district, but in a good way.
The English owner, Anthony, set up Monkswood because he missed the food of his youth. The place serves classic British pub grub like Steak and Ale Pie, Bangers and Mash, or Fish and Chips, as well as sweets like Apple Crumble with Warm Custard.
393 Guillemard Rd, Singapore 399790
NEXT: Builders At Sims →
Hidden amongst HDB coffee shops serving local fare is this unassuming French-inspired cafe with modern comfort food.
Must-tries: the indulgent Wagyu Burger with a thick juicy patty with melted cheese and caramelized onions, as well as the crowd favourite dish, simply named “Beef” – 24 hour sous vide beef cheeks that melt in your mouth, adorned with addictive pumpkin chips atop.
#01-160, 53 Sims Place, Singapore 380053
NEXT: Brawn & Brains →
By Pinky Chng, last updated March 2017
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