In this month’s edition of Hot New Cafes: Five & 2, Cereal Citizen, Seven & Ate and more…
If you live for the weekends like we do, you’d get our addiction for coffee, brunch and cafes. Hunting for new cafes is a habit we can’t kick (and don’t intend to). For March’s Hot New Cafes, we’ve got a couple of exciting ones in store, including a cereal cafe, gourmet tarts and a socially driven space.
Tarte by Cheryl Koh
One of life’s greatest pleasures has got to be pastries, especially when they’re made by Cheryl Koh, Les Amis’ pastry wunderkind and former title holder of ‘Asia’s Best Pastry Chef’. Freshly made with seasonal fruits and top-of-the-line ingredients, these tarts boast the best of flavours, textures, colours and pastry base. Flavours include blood orange, and clementine, as well as pistachio. Drinks here aren’t an after thought either, as it features an expanded selection to pair well with the pastries. Once purely a takeaway shop, it now has a cosy dining space.
Tarte by Cheryl Koh, 1 Scotts Road, #02-12, Shaw Centre Singapore, Singapore 228208
Seven & Ate
It may be a gastropub, but Seven & Ate also works as an all-day cafe with craft beers and cocktails. Get your hands dirty with entrees like spicy wings and breaded eggplant, or burgers, sandwiches and quinoa bowls served with guacamole, squash, wedges and poach egg and proteins like grilled chicken and portobello mushrooms.
Seven & Ate, 78 Horne Road, Singapore 209078
Five & 2
The first thing to know about Five & 2 is that it’s socially driven – its inclusive staff includes the marginalised, and a nutritious kid’s meal is donated to the underprivileged for every five meals purchased. Located in Punggol Park, Asian cuisine is at its heart – it’s a mix of Thai, Korean and local favourites.
Five & 2, 97 Hougang Avenue 8, Singapore 538792
Like London’s Cereal Killer Cafe, Cereal Citizen spotlights the simple breakfast food, but with a twist. Aside from the usual cereal and milk combination, you can have yours on a milkshake or a crododo (an ingenious croissant and doughnut combination). Customise your special bowl with milk (dairy free options are available for the lactose intolerant), cereal and toppings. If you’d rather leave the choice up to the experts, the signature creations of the cafe will soon be available too.
Cereal Citizen, Hougang The Midtown, #01-47 Midtown and Midtown Residences
Self-service isn’t the sexiest of terms in the dining world, but Fusion Spoon makes it work with its fab location at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and earthy interiors with a green wall. Ordering is a breeze with its self-ordering kiosk; take your pick from Japanese, American and local, and waffles and Korean bingsu for dessert.
Fusion Spoon, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin Gate,, 1 Cluny Road, #B1-00, Singapore 259569
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