Open Door Policy Brunch Makeover, Tiong Bahru

What better way to spend your weekends by enjoying brunch. All you brunch lovers out there can head over Tiong Bahru's favourite neighbourhood bistro, Open Door Policy (ODP). Ushering in the new year, ODP has also introduced a new and amped up weekend heart brunch fare that is also nutritionally-conscious and 100 per cent gluten- and dairy-free. This new menu is created by Chef Ryan Clift, whose personal dietary intolerance has set him on a journey to create the yummiest glut

Artistry, Bugis

When I first moved to Singapore, I was excited at the prospect of going cafe-hopping around the island-city. But I soon discovered that my daily work routine prevented me from doing much of that. Thankfully, before the rush of working life in Singapore engulfed me completely, I managed to go around trying a few cafes. Artistry was one of them. One early Sunday morning, we decided to head to Artistry to grab a quick breakfast before heading to service. Since it is in the Bugis

The Usual Place, Jurong East

Tucked away in the unsuspecting, un-gentrified neighbourhood of Jurong East (dear god, it is so out of the way), there's a homely down-to-earth cafe, run by some of the friendliest folks I have ever encountered. The Usual Place, aptly named, could become one of those regular lepak spots for people to get some comfort food at reasonable prices. The cafe's interior is very basic, but not without thought. It carries a minimalist design that makes the place feel larger than it is

Hyde & Co, North Bridge Rd

I stumbled across Hyde & Co. when I was searching for places to have a killer Singapore chilli crab sauce pasta. So, we set aside a brunch date one weekday and made our way to North Bridge Rd to check out this halal establishment - a rarity in Singapore. Of course, much like many other cafes in Singapore, Hyde & Co. reflects a similar facade that is both minimalist and hipster. White walls are lined with art and food-related quotes to stimulate your mind while you wait for yo

Caffe Vergnano, The South Beach

Caffe Vergnano 1882, a concept cafe located in at South Beach, has opened their 100th outlet in Singapore. Sticking close to their heritage, the establishment greets diners with a classic Italian interior, boasting Italian oak walls, wooden floorboards, and brown eco-leather banquettes. The Singapore outlet features an 8m by 6m LED wall depicting a pictorial timeline, showcasing the milestones in chronological order leading to their 100th cafe. Claiming to serve only Italy’s

Wheeler's Yard, Lorong Ampas

Hidden behind an iconic blue metal gate and trendy hipster bicycles, Wheeler’s Yard is a cafe that cyclists and families frequent on weekends. It is located right along Whampoa park connector, making it even more convenient for park-goers to enjoy their meals there. The industrial warehouse creates a spacious environment while affording diners a vintage feel. Before its revamp, there were spates of negative feedback from unsatisfied diners about their food and service. Today,

Fresh Fruits Lab, Kembangan

Fresh Fruits Lab is one of those places that is worth travelling halfway across the island for (if you live in the West or North like we do). But with a car, it is easily accessible. It is a quirky cafe with some of the best cafe food I've tried in Singapore. Props are scattered around the cafe for you to conduct your own photo booth sessions if you want, while waiting for your food to arrive. Many people know about their juices, served in beakers and test tubes here. While t

Ah B Cafe, Sunny Heights

Ah B Cafe is one of Singapore's few pet-friendly cafes, where people can bring their fur babies. They serve both food for people and pets (but it is mostly for dogs!). I was invited to Ah B Cafe by the owners, Joel and Celine, to try out their new menu that just launched this month. I even had a little reviewer with me, Louie, who helped me review the dog's menu. (Credit to Aloy and Elaine for lending me Louie!) My happy fur buddy was so excited when he got to chow down on a

PS.Cafe, Palais Renaissance

By Estee Ng PS.Cafe is one of those names that every Singaporean knows and now, slowly, Malaysians are getting introduced to. Our Malaysian managing editor, Sarah, has heard rave reviews about this place from her friends back home and has indeed also tried one of the outlets when she was visiting Singapore. We've mostly heard about the widely known truffle fries, but PS.Cafe serves up more than just great truffle fries. We made a trip down to the Palais Renaissance outlet one