Spiffy cafes, gourmet ice cream parlours, family-run food businesses and amazing views... all in Bedok!
Bedok residents have much to love about their neighbourhood – it’s filled with an abundance of good food! The area is home to incredible cafes, gourmet ice cream spots, quaint restaurants, cool shopping malls filled with kick-ass tenants, and long-standing family-owned bakeries and supermarkets. Bookmark this guide for the next time you make a trip to the charming district…
Bedok guide: Food & drink
The unpretentious coffee joint stocks a decent range of coffee beans from all over the world including Workshop Coffee Co. in London. Head over for brunch and have a buttery croissant filled with either curry egg mayo, ham and cheese or smoked salmon.
Percolate, #01-152, 136 Bedok North Avenue 3, Singapore 460136
2. Craftsmen Specialty Coffee
Whether you’re looking for a classic latte or more delicate brews like V-60, French press and Gryphon tea, this place has it all. Budding baristas can get their shopping done here, too. The cafe stocks a decent range of coffee brewing equipment and accessories, alongside single-origin beans from Brazil, Honduras, Kenya, Ethiopia, Sumatra, Costa Rica and Guatemala.
Craftsmen Specialty Coffee, Siglap V, 2 First Street, Singapore 458278
3. Momoya Japanese Restaurant
Using only the freshest ingredients, this cosy Japanese restaurant is always packed with Easties looking for quality Japanese fare in a casual setting. Expect the usual suspects like sashimi, katsu don and sushi.
Momoya Japanese Restaurant, Picardy Garden, 16 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488682
Wake up early and swing by charming coffee house Refuel for a generous yet affordable brunch. The pancakes are served with scrambled eggs and your choice of meat – plus, the dish sets you back less than 13 bucks!
Refuel, #01-3029, 744 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470744
5. Nakhon Kitchen
This one’s incredibly delicious and affordable. So it’s no surprise there’s always a winding queue waiting to get into Nakhon Kitchen. Every dish is practically flawless in this authentic Thai eatery. Papaya salad, pandan leaves chicken, mango sticky rice and pineapple fried rice… we’re not sure where to begin with the recommendations!
Nakhon Kitchen, #01-162, 136 Bedok North Avenue 3, Singapore 460136
It may be small, but this quaint, muslim-owned cafs nestled behind Simpang Bedok serves a wide array of cuisines. We’re talking about shabsouka, steak, carbonara, ayam bakar and pan seared salmon all under one roof.
Badoque, 298 Bedok Road, Singapore 469454
7. FatCat Ice Cream Bar
Burnt cheesecake, charcoal waffle, lime mojito sphere and reverse smores… these are just a few of FatCat’s fancy menu offerings. This chi-chi cafe even offers interesting ice cream flavours like butterbeer and yuzu matcha!
FatCat Ice Cream Bar, #01-25, 416 Bedok North Avenue 2, Singapore 460416
8. Burp Kitchen & Bar
If you think that all the good drinking spots are only in the city, think again! Serving up a vast selection of fare such as burgers, pastas and tacos, this hangout is our go-to in the East – and don’t get us started on the affordable tipples.
Burp Kitchen & Bar, #01-3165, 740 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470740
9. Fengshan Market and Food Centre
Fengshan Market and Food Centre, or more affectionately known as 85 Market, is another oldie – but always a goodie – on the supper scene. Must-tries include bak chor mee (minced pork noodles) from Xing Ji, barbequed chicken wings from Chong Pang Huat, sambal stingray from Chan BBQ and steaming congee from Chai Chee Pork Porridge.
Fengshan Market and Food Centre, 85 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460085
If you’re in the East and need some house-brewed coffee, red velvet waffles and Earl Grey lavender ice cream to perk you up, pop by RouteSixtySix. Named after the well-known US highway, this industrial-inspired cafe offers coffees, teas and waffles in flavours such as buttermilk and red velvet.
RouteSixtySix, #01-122, 412 Bedok North Avenue 2, Singapore 460412
11. Hua Yu Wee
Housed in a grand mansion along Upper East Coast Road, Hua Yu Wee is the only 1970s seafood restaurant that stayed along the stretch and didn’t relocate to East Coast Park like the others. Snag a table at the open-air backyard and be transported back to Singapore’s past. Must-orders include chilli crab and black pepper crayfish.
Hua Yu Wee, 462 Upper East Coast Road, Singapore 466508
12. Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery
Another hidden gem near the famous Block 85 hawker centre, Lek Lim offers a multitude of handmade Nyonya kueh for discerning customers to sample. Try halal-certified snacks such as pulut inti (turquoise glutinous rice with gula melaka) and kotoh ubi (tapioca kueh).
Lek Lim Nonya Cake Confectionery,#01-21, 84 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460084
13. Angalias Halal Patisserie
If you aren’t paying attention, you might just miss this small halal bakery hidden amongst the plethora of neighbourhood shops. Choose from a selection of handmade cupcakes, or customise your own wedding cake here!
Angalias Halal Patisserie, #01-525, 537 Bedok North Street 3, Singapore 460537
14. Borobudur Snacks Shop
With decades of kueh-making experience under its belt, this traditional pastry store makes kuehs that are sublime. Sample the astounding array of local snacks including ondeh ondeh, kueh lapis and rainbow kueh. Don’t forget to try the award-winning ang ku kueh (red tortoise-shaped snack)!
Borobudur Snacks Shop, 537 Bedok North Street 3, Singapore 460537
15. Jing Long Seafood Restaurant
Coming from humble beginnings as a hawker store, the restaurant earned its stripes through its lip-smacking zi char and seafood items that have kept customers coming back for more. Try the salted egg crab and the ever-so-popular poached prawns.
Jing Long Seafood Restaurant,#01-152, 412 Bedok North Avenue 2, Singapore 460412
16. Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice
Need we say more about this chicken rice store that’s received rave reviews from Ramsay, Bourdain, Michelin guides and pretty much everyone else? While its main branch is located at the well-known Maxwell hawker centre, Easties can head here for a taste of the famous chicken rice (without any queues).
Tian Tian Hainanese Chicken Rice, 12 Jalan Pari Burong, Singapore 488678
17. Enak Enak Hongkong Tea House
Halal dim sum places are as rare as hen’s teeth. Is it any wonder why Muslim diners craving these Chinese snacks flock to Bedok? Enak Enak Hongkong Tea House serves these rarities: order BBQ chicken pao, lor mai gai and mantou chilli crab.
Enak Enak Hongkong Tea House, 340 Bedok Road, Singapore 469520
18. Milk and Honey
Furnished with plastic stools and foldable tables, this tiny ice cream shop may not look like much. But, it churns out foodgasmic handmade gelatos and fluffy waffles. Order a tub to go – Milk and Honey’s gelato make for the perfect movie night companion.
Milk and Honey, #01-179, 86 Bedok North Street 4, Singapore 460086
19. Tang Tea House Hong Kong Cafe
Another food hotspot in Bedok to satisfy that late-night dim sum craving, Tang Tea House offers a plethora of handcrafted bites at reasonable prices. Go ahead and pig out without fear of breaking the bank. This supper spot is halal too, so you can grab the whole gang for a good time!
Tang Tea House Hong Kong Cafe, 357/358 Bedok Road, Singapore 469545
20. Wawawa Bistro
Soak in the sights and sounds of Bedok Reservoir Park at Wawawa Bistro. The menu includes grub like pizzas, chicken wings and ice cream. Looking for a late-night swig? You know where to go.
Wawawa Bistro, 901 Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 479266
Bedok guide: Things to do
21. Forest Adventure
Love being outdoors? Get your thrill fix at Forest Adventure. The grand course will get your pulse racing as you manoeuvre through 44 obstacles across three loops. Bring your little ones along to try the kids’ course. Family day out, anyone?
Forest Adventure, Bedok Reservoir Park
22. Cash Studio
Love to belt your heart out? Have a sing-off with your mates in a private room. The budget-friendly karaoke studio is a favourite among chirpy youths and families alike.
Cash Studio, #03-03, Djitsun Mall @ Bedok, 445 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 469661
23. Bedok Reservoir
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, you’ll find this peaceful oasis with serene views. It’s a hotspot for water sports such as kayaking, dragon boating and wakeboarding. Or a little cardio, perhaps? There’s always time for a good jog!
Bedok Reservoir, along Bedok Reservoir Road
24. Soon Seng Heng
East siders, take note. Reliable and affordable, this family-run business specialises in re-upholstery, curtains, and blinds. With over 30 years of experience in the biz, you can trust these folks to turn your furniture pieces from sad to rad.
Soon Seng Heng, #01-56, Block 117, Bedok Reservoir Road, Singapore 470117, by appointment only
25. Zenn Audio Electronics
Crate diggers, this hole-in-the-wall establishment is the place to be. It might be a little out of the way for non-Easties, but we’d reckon a trip to this quaint shop is well worth a post-prata visit for its treasure trove of old school records and vintage turntables.
Zenn Audio Electronics, Bedok Shopping Complex, 292 Bedok Road, Singapore 469448
French mega sports retailer Decathlon is a huge hit amongst fitness enthusiasts. Head over to its massive store in Bedok for an extensive array of sporting goods, clothing and accoutrements at shockingly affordable prices.
Decathlon, #01-01, 750A Chai Chee Road, Singapore 469001
Need a good workout sesh? This gym is equipped with premium fitness machines and a decent shower facility. On top of offering inexpensive membership rates, Gymmboxx also provides one of the city’s more affordable physical training options with its 10-session and 20-session packages.
Gymmboxx, #04-08/19, Bedok Point, 799 New Upper Changi Road, Singapore 467351
Whether you’re an Eastie or not, there are tons of fab food spots and hidden gems to explore in the charming ‘hood of Bedok!