In this month’s edition Hot New Cafes: Wildseed Café, Wheeler's Estate, Shop Wonderland, and more
2017 is off to a flying start, and it looks like the café scene in Singapore is showing no signs of slowing down either. With all-new bistros, coffee hangouts, and dessert spots to sink your teeth into, there’s never been a better time to indulge your cafe-hunting tendencies! So let’s get to it with this month’s edition of Hot New Cafés, shall we?
History and nature come together in one beautiful dining space at Singapore Botanic Gardens’ new café and bistro, Bee’s Knees. Adorable moniker aside, this family-friendly and pet-friendly space is housed in a 1920s Art Deco garage and is set to draw hordes of diners of all ages, thanks to its laid-back vibe. Another plus? Its menu of beloved brunch staples like eggs and waffles, along with house-made cereals, cakes, and more substantial dishes like pizza and pasta.
Bee’s Knees, 50 Cluny Park Road, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 257488, p. 6264 7978. Open Tue-Sun 10am-6pm.
Wildseed Café & Bar
Together with The Summerhouse, Wildseed is a café nestled within the hot, new dining enclave of Seletar Aerospace Park. Thanks to its original colonial architecture and tranquil gardens, the space oozes with old-world charm – total Instagram fodder! Expect a menu of hearty brunch bites, sandwiches, cakes, pastries, and freshly roasted coffee. It gets better: Wildseed transforms into a bar at night and even has an in-house florist, Poppy Flora Studio.
Wildseed Café, 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387, p. 6262 1063. Open Tue-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat-Sun 9am-7pm.
We all know and love Wheeler’s Yard (mostly, its Insta-famous blue door). Now, meet its sister establishment. Consisting of a restaurant, café, bar, and events space, Wheeler’s Estate is every café-hopping, latté-sipping, brunch-loving foodie’s dream come true: it is set on two acres of lush greenery in a cluster of beautifully restored colonial bungalows at Seletar Aerospace Park – need we say more? Menu-wise, Wheeler’s Estate serves up brunch staples like avocado on sourdough toast, and heartier mains such as Tomahawk steak and a suckling pig feast
Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798386, p. 6262 0001.
Good news for fans and frequenters of Telok Ayer! Shop Wonderland has moved from Haji Lane to its new home in the CBD. Just like its old digs, the two-storey space houses a quirky botanical-themed café on the ground floor and a floral studio upstairs. So what’s on the menu? Beside pretty cakes (such as Earl Grey lavender and green tea black sesame) and delish coffees, you can satiate your appetite with hearty mains of beef goulash and The Wonderland Om veggie grain bowl.
Shop Wonderland, 134 Telok Ayer Street Singapore 068600, p. 6299 5848. Open Mon-Sat 8am-6pm.
Say hello to Everton Park’s newest tenant. Like its name suggests, Marble Bistro is a casual 28-seater eatery where you’ll find plenty of marble touches around the space. Don’t expect your average café here: helmed by a team of Culinary Institute of America-trained chefs (in partnership with Singapore Institute of Technology), Marble Bistro’s menu is inventive: think devilled eggs served in a bell jar, a mushroom macchiato, and fish & chips featuring aburi eel.
Marble Bistro, 6 Everton Park, #01-18, Singapore 080006, p. 9795 7262.