Everton Park has something for everyone - we took a stroll around to spot the neighbourhood's hidden gems.
With popular locales in the vicinity like Duxton Hill and Keong Saik stealing the limelight, you’ve probably looked past Everton Park. This little enclave might not be home to boutique hotels, buzzy bars or exquisite restaurants. But we think there’s still something charming about the quiet neighbourhood. So we strolled on down to its neck of the woods on a breezy morning to see if Everton Park still has that cool factor.
Located opposite the grandest HDB in Singapore, Pinnacle @ Duxton, Everton Park’s plainer residential buildings stand humbly but strong with their suburban nostalgic charm. Shops like cafes, bakeries, and salons, are located on the ground floor of apartment blocks – a common sight in the 80s and 90s. While some of the eateries we loved have disappeared, there are new spots to check out. Heads up though: It’s easy to lose your way if you’re not careful. Some of the blocks are interconnected, forming deadends at the unlikeliest of nooks. Curious to find out more? We’ve got the insider’s guide to the ‘hood!
Everton Park guide: Best cafes and eateries
For anyone who prefers their breakfast sweet, we’ve got just the place for you. This artisanal granola bar handmakes its granola in small batches. Flavours include black sesame, lemon pistachio, and triple nut dark chocolate. If you love the granola, you can get it delivered to you! Take a look at the subscription options to get your fix without having to leave your house.
Dearborn, #01-29, 1 Everton Park, Singapore 081001
2. 46 Mittsu
Are you ready for some of the thickest sandwiches you’ll see in Singapore? 46 Mittsu serves these Japanese-inspired sandwiches in myriad flavours. Sample the Korean-inspired Firebird sandwich featuring chicken in gochujang sauce with a sunny-side-up egg. For the perfect breakfast sandwich, go for the one loaded with bacon, eggs, cheddar and a special sauce. Plus, with the team’s quirky personalities, you can’t help but love this space.
46 Mittsu, #01-61, 2 Everton Park, Singapore 081002
3. The Better Half
This hole-in-the-wall patisserie is run by a passionate coffee-loving couple (they’re essentially each other’s better half!). Everything here is baked from scratch, including the bread. The spot is tiny but the cakes sure make up for it. Take your pick from flavours like lavender honey and coconut passion fruit. Cakes are decorated simply, but they’re oh so Instagrammable. You can always have them to go, and the team takes orders for custom cakes too.
The Better Half, #01-43, 1 Everton Park, Singapore 0810011
4. Ji Xiang Confectionery
For something more traditional, pop by Ji Xiang Confectionery. This old school bakery is a family-run business known for its homemade ang ku kueh. For the uninitiated, it’s a Chinese pastry made of glutinous rice flour with sweet and savoury fillings. Pick from a selection of flavours like peanut, salted bean, corn and coconut. A permanent fixture of Everton Park since 1988, this local dessert is the one thing you have to buy if you’re in the area.
Ji Xiang Confectionery, #01-33, 1 Everton Park, Singapore 081001
5. Little Oasis
The number of cafes in this neighbourhood has quietly dwindled down but if you look hard enough, you’ll stumble across this cosy cafe. Exuding calmness with its white monochrome interiors, it’s always brunch o’clock here thanks to the all-day breakfast menu. Think honest simple food sans artificial additives: we’re digging the peanut butter banana toast and avo egg bagel.
Little Oasis, #01-79, Block 3 Everton Park, Singapore 080003
Myo means wonderful in Japanese and you’re definitely in for a delightful time at this casual joint. The food is all lovingly handmade, and you’ll be hungry just from the aroma that wafts as you enter the cafe. Myo is known for comfort foods, thanks to a passionate chef who takes pride in his creations.
At The Myo, #01-42, 4 Everton Park, Singapore 080004
7. Nylon Coffee Roasters
One of Everton Park’s first hipster entrants, this coffee joint proudly presents the story of each coffee bean to you. The team works closely with the source of their beans and has good relationships with the producers from as far as Guatemala and Ethiopia. Seats are limited, so make this your first stop of the day and cradle a cuppa as you explore the area’s grounds. If you love the beans here, you’re in luck because Nylon Coffee Roasters has its own coffee subscription. Get thoughtfully curated coffee that the team has sourced and get your caffeine fix in the comfort of your home.
Nylon Coffee Roasters, #01-40, 4 Everton Park, Singapore 080004
Though the menu is limited, the affordable prices and wholesome Korean flavours at this unassuming restaurant will have you saying daebak! This rice cake shop was founded on a mother’s desire to spread love and warmth. All the rice cakes are handmade every morning, which is an impressive feat when you see the variety available. Take a bite and you’ll feel as though you’re eating right off the streets of Seoul.
Hodunamu, #01-55/56, 2 Everton Park, Singapore 081002
Everton Park guide: Things to do
9. Art Porters Gallery
With the Instagrammable Peranakan shophouses that fill the street, you can be sure there’s something artsy to do. This gallery along Spottiswoode Park Road is filled with contemporary art from international artists. This includes drawing, painting, photography, sculptures and animations. We love that the staff is also friendly and knowledgeable!
Art Porters Gallery, 64 Spottiswoode Park Road, Singapore 088652
10. Visit a former sausage factory
You’ll see a whole row of Peranakan shophouses awash in solid colours of blue, yellow, grey and white. It’s a postcard-worthy image of the old and the new co-existing together. But on the corner of Everton Road sits a conservation shophouse that’s served a multitude of roles. Designed as a house for a wealthy family in the 1940s, it was sold as a warehouse before it was turned into a sausage factory. Now, the property (and the shophouses around it) is gazetted for conservation.
Former Kwang Chow Sausage Factory, 9 Everton Road, Singapore 089366
11. Kew Organics
This beauty salon is a serene, sleek haven to spend your day away. Using only vegan and organic ingredients with cutting-edge technology, it offers a range of treatments. Whether your problem areas are on your face, back, or underarms, there’s something for everyone. Treat yourself to a Clear Skin Hydra Deluxe Treatment. It’ll unclog and cleanse your pores, and the aesthetician will renew your skin with the organic skincare products from Kew Organics.
Kew Organics Facial Bar, #01-47, 2 Everton Park, Singapore 081002
12. Bethel Pottery by Studio MC
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of life at this pottery studio. Award-winning potter Robert Min Chen will be your coach – with 30 years of experience, he’ll have you in good hands. Prior booking is highly encouraged and everything will be provided; all you have to do is bring your creativity. Oh, and of course, the finished artwork is yours to take home.
Bethel Pottery by Studio MC, #01-59A, 2 Everton Park, Singapore 081002
Want to get on the fitness bandwagon but not ready to commit? Check out this little business helmed by health coach Wai Yee. She offers outdoor, individual, or small group HIIT sessions that can be customised if you want to challenge yourself. There are also strength and conditioning sessions and personal netball coaching. The best part? You pay per class, so there aren’t any packages or gym memberships that force you to commit.
Sweat!, #01-50, 4 Everton Park, Singapore 080004
14. Hunt down street art
As you walk through the lanes, you’ll get a glimpse of street artist Yip Yew Chong’s earlier works depicting Singapore in her kampong days, as a nod to the area’s deep-rooted attachment to retro Singapore. So the next time you’re planning your weekend agenda, explore Everton Park and let it charm its way to your heart.
There you have it; our ultimate guide to the cafes and (almost) everything you need to do at Everton Park in Singapore.