In this month’s edition of Hot New Cafes: PS.Cafe Raffles City, Jamie’s Deli, Common Man Stan and more
Do you live for weekend brunch? Then you’ve come to the right place. For December’s Hot New Cafes, we’ve got a couple of gorgeous ones in store, including a greenhouse in the sky, an art gallery slash cafe and Common Man Coffee Roasters’ new CBD locale.
New to Jamie’s Italian at VivoCity is Jamie’s Deli: a cosy 16-seater cafe which features light meals and grab-and-go dishes. Keeping to Jamie Oliver’s food philosophy, all produce is made with fresh, sustainably sourced produce. On the menu, you’ll find fresh salads – we predict the Super food with its beets, pulses and grains, and feta cheese will be a hit – alongside classic Reubens and Grilled Chicken. Prefer a more satiating meal? Hot deli dishes include stone-baked pizzas and anti-pasti for evenings.
Jamie’s Deli, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #1-165-167 VivoCity, Singapore 098585
PS.Cafe Raffles City
A greenhouse in the heart of City Hall’s buzziest mall – who’da thunk it? Welcome to PS.Cafe’s newest outlet. The tenth location of the home-grown restaurant is its most gorgeous space. Walking towards it, you’d hardly believe it’s located in a mall; for starters, it’s seven metres tall, and features massive glass windows framed by sleek panels, which looks into a massive tropical wall of leaves, and snaking plants. Take a seat at a marble-topped table, and prepare to feast. Now I’ve been to many PS.Cafe outlets and each time, I’m wowed by how the individual menus differ.
This particular outlet has some stellar specials, including the new Buttermilk Fried Chicken (I devoured this within minutes), and Street Food specials like the Szechuan Chilli Pepper Fried Rice (the chilli’s toned down if you can’t take the heat). Naturally, no PS.Cafe experience is complete without its famous desserts. Can’t go wrong with the classics of Double Chocolate Blackout Cake or Sticky Date Pudding, but make sure to check the daily specials – I had the Creme Caramel Orange Cake.
PS.Cafe Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Road, #03-37, Singapore 179103
Maison Ikkoku: The Gallery
Once a cosy, hole-in-the-wall cafe, Maison Ikkoku’s first floor is now an art-gallery-slash-cafe with walls decked out in colourful wall art by Belgium Artist, Nasrine H. Chaoui. The star of its menu is still the Breaking Dawn (a hearty platter of Brazilian pork sausage, crispy back bacon, scrambled eggs and more) but we’d recommend popping in for the moreish burgers, pastas and well-marbled wagyu steak served with steak frites.
Maison Ikkoku: The Gallery, 20 Kandahar Street, 1st Floor, Singapore 198885
We’ve a soft spot for humble hideouts in Singapore outskirts – Thus Coffee is one of them. While its space is simple, its food is not. Think chocolate lava cake with truffle ice cream. Deconstructed french toast with greek yoghurt, and even ginger lattes.
Thus Coffee, 4 Jalan Kuras, Singapore 577723
Swee Lee Social Club
Part of music behemoth Swee Lee’s flagship store, Swee Lee Social Club’s a hub for the music-minded. After browsing the store’s massive array of instruments, vinyls and magazines, head to the in-store cafe for a Common Man Coffee Roasters brew, light bites or ice-cream courtesy of Island Creamery.
Swee Lee, The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, 01-07/10, Singapore 138617
Common Man Stan
We’ve saved the best news of all for coffee fans: Common Coffee Roasters is now open in Stanley Street. The new locale features all your favourites from Martin Road, along with Stan-specials like housemade bagels and new lunch specials. Decor-wise, where the Martin Road road outlet veers towards an industrial theme with exposed bulbs and piping, Common Man Stan uses accents of gold, rattan and wood with statement-making long marble tables.
Common Man Stan, 11/12 Stanley Street, Singapore 068731
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