In this month's edition of Hot New Cafes: The Affogato Bar, Schmear, The Croissandwich Shop and more
Here at Honeycombers, we take coffee and brunch very seriously. Both give us life during the work week and weekends when, at least for a few hours, nothing else seems important but finding the best eggs Benny in town. So could you blame us for our dedication in finding the newest cafes in Singapore? For June’s Hot New Cafes, we’ve got a couple of exciting ones in store, including an affogato bar, a riverside delicatessen and a popular Japanese coffee joint.
The Affogato Bar
Get excited, coffee junkies – Asia’s first affogato bar has landed on our shores. Located within Bukit Timah’s quiet Cluny Court, the cafe features five types of affogato, all made with double espresso shots from Dimattima (a household name in Melbourne’s coffee scene). A chocolate lover’s dream come true takes shape in Death by Chocolate, where dark chocolate sorbet, brownie chunks and chocolate streusels come together with a bitter espresso shot. Not a fan of chocolate? The Banana Ramble (think soft banana cake, crunchy pecans and fresh banana slices) or carrot cake Carota Carota will equally delight. If you’re popping by for brunch, pop in for their cuppas, with a bagel sarnie on the side.
The Affogato Bar, Cluny Court, 501 Bukit Timah Road, #01-04B, Singapore 259760.
Boy are we excited for the opening of this popular Japanese coffee chain. Renowned for its smooth cappuccinos and baked custard cubes, the Singapore arm is slated to open sometime in June at The Work Project, a massive co-working space located at Shenton Way’s new mall called Downtown Gallery. We’ve yet to receive all the details of the menu – so watch this space for more updates.
Ometosando Koffee, Downtown Gallery, Fourth floor, 6A Shenton Way, Singapore 068815
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The folks behind Nesuto Cafe describe its cakes and entremets (desserts) as bringing “peace and comfort” to its diners, and we couldn’t agree more. Tucked away in Tras Street, the pattiserie serves exquisite Japanese-French-inspired desserts – think delicate pastries, elegantly frosted cakes and the softest pound cakes with surprising combinations of flavours, including chocolate and pear. The cafe closes at 930pm on weekdays, so pop in after work for a cup of decaf tea and a slice of heavenly cake.
Nesuto Cafe, 53 Tras Street, Singapore 078992.
The Croissandwich Shop
With all the food fads going on, we still love the basics – one of them includes the classic croissant. So if you’re as obsessed as we are about this buttery pastry, check out The Croissandwich Shop. All of them are prepared and baked fresh in-house daily, and come with an array of options. Lunch out on savoury ones like Vietnamese-inspired Roasted Chicken with Pho Mayo and Cheese Baked Portobello Mushroom and Guacamole, or satiate your sweet tooth with matcha or peanut buttery goodness. Don’t forget to wash it all down with a warm cuppa.
One won’t usually associate New York Delicatessen food with riverside dining, but that’s exactly what Schmear is. Located at Quayside Isle at Sentosa Cove, it serves homemade, fresh, hand-rolled bagels served with speciality cream cheese or savoury sandwich fillings (crispy bacon, fried eggs and cheddar cheese anyone?). Alternatively, dig into favourites like fluffy pancakes, French toast (made with homemade challah bread, no less) or healthy options like acai bowls, and cold-pressed juices. Walk it all off with a long walk by the river.
Schmear, 31 Ocean Way, #01-03, Quayside Isle @ Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375