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Food and restaurants in Singapore

Top restaurants

Coffee Shop
Food Court
“Interesting neighbourhood. Pre-war architecture, indie shops, cafes. Breakfast at the local Tiong Bahru Market. Must eat: Chee Kueh. Download a walking map.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Rooftop bar and disco situated in one of the tallest building in singapore. ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Plaza
“Still one of my favourite places to bring friend's who are visiting me. Get a drink at any bar behind the church and enjoy the vibe of the place.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food Court
“Popular Old Airport Road Food Centre at 51 Old Airport Road - only morning ”
  • 41 locals recommend
Steakhouse
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

Cafés

Coffee Shop
Food Court
“Newton is one of the most famous hawker centres in Singapore from a tourist point of view, owing to its many write ups in tourism guides and its proximity to Orchard Road, however the only reason it’s been included in this list is as an avoid. Overzealous touts, stalls that overcharge and no real examples of the best of anything mean you’re better off going elsewhere. You won’t eat badly here as such but given everything else that’s available elsewhere, why would you bother?”
  • 52 locals recommend
Café
“A household name for savoury cafe classics, the Ann Siang outlet offers a lovely respite from the hustle and bustle of the surrounding areas. Its food is reliable European fusion fare – which has since earned the chain a rep as a go-to place for long brunches, romantic dates and group celebrations. Desserts here have a cult following – grab a friend or two and dig into the enormous Double Chocolate blackout cake or the Sticky Date Pudding.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Great coffee, excellent food. My favourite is the Kaya Toast ($5) - a delicious take on the classic Singapore Breakfast”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“One of the true Singaporean food center. You wont see many tourists here. However if you are a serious food lover, this is one place to get authentic Singaporean food. If you dont know what to order, just follow the line, you wont miss it, order whatever they are ordering.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Café
“It’s your very own Parisian breakfast… in Singapore. Think freshly baked, buttery pastries, eggs in different ways, homemade jam, and a decadent croque monsieur that you won’t be able to pass up. The ambience will make you want to visit – the food will get you to return.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Enjoy a great breakfast or brunch here in the middle of the small shop house area between the skyscrapers of the central business district (CBD) ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“The baked goods taste delicious as it smells, Tiong Bahru Bakery is a hipster-cool bourgeoisie in the quaint Tiong Bahru neighborhood. This bake shop is constantly raved about for its high quality pain au Chocolat, Brioche, Croissants, and Kouign-amann. Some customers even went as far as saying Tiong Bahru Bakery has the best croissants in Singapore. Located in Tiong Bahru, this bakery sports a modern café style but the Chinese influence is strong on its signage and cutleries. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“No trip to JB would be complete without paying a visit to Hiap Joo Bakery! Opened since 1919, this is one of the oldest and traditional bakeries in the city. Anyone who's been to Hiap Joo will tell you not to miss their signature banana cake. This cake has just the perfect moisture and the taste isn't too sweet as well. If you love banana cakes, this is definitely one not to miss! Other than the banana cake, another highly recommended item is their coconut bun. This freshly baked bun has grated coconut fillings with palm sugar and you'll definitely want more after tasting it 😋”
  • 11 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
“Weekends they serve avocado toast, however, I lean towards the savory tarts. (They also bake cupcakes if thats your thing)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bakery
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“I love to grab my morning pastry or breakfast and flat white (coffee) before heading to MRT station Somerset. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you fancy a delightful French breakfast/brunch or just a cup of coffee, this a perfect place. On the weekend it is always full so it would be better to wake up early and find a table. 20 minutes by walk.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
“It has the best ice cream in Singapore, with exotic local flavours like Sea Salt Gula Melaka Ice Cream which is basically our local version of salted caramel (but better!). It is also a pretty little spot that locals love. ”
  • 4 locals recommend