There are several cheeseburgers to pick from the menu (scribbled down on cardboard). Go for the ‘full works’ — lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles, mustard, and ketchup — with your burger. The bar here is stocked with 18 craft beers and a great selection of whiskey and bourbon. Their milkshakes is pretty good too. Gym tomorrow la.
Nearest MRT station: Telok Ayer
Address: 115 Amoy St, #01-03, Singapore 069935
Contact: 6221 8648
Website: Burger Joint
Climb up a narrow flight of stairs in a heritage shophouse along Telok Ayer Street, this Japanese gastrobar is well known from the working crowd around.
Drawing inspiration from the classical Japanese performance of kabuki, each dish is matched with the bar’s range of Sake pours to create a memorable dining experience. Guests can also design their own sake flight ($24) – which consists of a selection of three sake pours to your choosing.
The food is delicious with lots of premium sake choices. For those who want to get into sake, this is the place to be.
Nearest MRT station: Telok Ayer
Address: 200A Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068638
Contact: 8822 5525 [email protected]
6.Woody Family Cafe, Sembawang
Woody Family Cafe is a well-hidden secret among those who don’t stay on the edge of the island. Tucked in a residential area near Sembawang Park, every last inch of the family-owned and -operated eatery is decked out with eye-catching decor and vintage paraphernalia.
Woody has an extensive menu offering authentic Peranakan fare, mod-fusion desserts like ondeh ondeh cakes, and everything else both local and Western in between. You can definitely find something for everyone’s taste bud.
Nearest MRT station: Canberra MRT Station
Address: 12F Andrews Ave, Singapore 759930
Contact: [email protected]
Website: Woody Family Cafe
7. The coconut Club
Coconut Club specialize in one thing: nasi lemak, a platter of fluffy coconut rice topped with a fried egg, fried chicken, and a heaping portion of fried peanuts and anchovies. Using special type of rice and a unique strain of coconuts that they milk in-house, the have level up this common dish into something Oh la la.
The restaurant feels a little old-timey in a cool way, like a grandpa at a craps table, and is walk-in only, so try not to go with too many people or just split your group into teams.
7. The Wildseed Cafe & Bar
Wildseed Cafe and Bar, a hidden surprise located within a colonial-style heritage houses at Seletar Aerospace Park, is one place that is hard to assess if you are not driving. The area is scenic and spacious, with a few other restaurants within the area.
Wildseed Cafe & Bar itself sits in the same building as the SummerHouse, with The Summerhouse located on the upper floor of this charming bungalow. Wildseed Cafe & Bar is both a brunch spot and a laid-back patisserie that serves coffee and cakes. It turns into a bistro bar in the evenings, offering garden-inspired cocktails and meats fresh off the grill.
Nearest MRT station: Drive or GoJek Bro, no Mrt around.
Address: Level 1, 3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Dr, Park, 798387
Contact: 8126 7524 | [email protected]
Website: Wild Seed Cafe
Hush20 is a pop-up restaurants that is set in a shophouse on Bukit Pasoh Road, taking up the back half of another restaurant bar (which shall remain unnamed, you go see la?).
Presenting a new menu each month that’ll run for just 20 days straight with the capacity to seat 20 people a night, this intimate restaurant is good to bring your date for a romantic evening.
Nearest MRT station: Outram Park Mrt
Address: 14 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Duxton Park Entrance, Singapore 089828
Contact: WA +65 8127 2728
9. The Coastal Settlement
Hidden in the outskirts of Changi is The Coastal Settlement.
To describe this place as eclectic would be an understatement. Quirky might be more accurate – but in a nice way.
At this cosy little spot, you’ll find tonnes of vintage knick-knacks and quirky decor on display. Food-wise, expect honest comfort food, including burgers and pizzas, as well as local favourites like curry chicken and nasi lemak.
Nearest MRT station: Gojek Bro, no Mrt around
Address: 200 Netheravon Rd, Singapore 508529
Contact: 6475 0200 | [email protected]
Website: The Coastal Settlement
10. Tamarind Hill
Located at the peak of Labrador Nature Reserve, Tamarind Hill Singapore has been around for a long time dishing out authentic Thai food. Part of the Samadhi Retreats group, Tamarind Hill is the only restaurant in Singapore, with another four restaurants in Kuala Lumpur.
This fine dining Thai restaurant serves up authentic Thai cuisine with choices even for vegetarians. It is divided into sections – appetizers, salads, soups, curries, seafood and crustacean, poultry, meat and game, beef and lamb, vegetables, rice, vegetarian menu and dessert. Take note, spray some insect repellent since the area is prone to mosquitoes.
Nearest MRT station: Labrador Park Mrt
Address: 30 Labrador Villa Rd, Singapore 119189
Contact: 6278 6364 | [email protected]
Website: Tamarind Hill