39 Hongkong Street, tel: 6509-1453 


“The food is beautiful, inventive and most importantly, delicious. I love how the chef (trained at Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck) really highlights each ingredient, and you can see all the thought that’s gone into each dish.” – Divya Menon, associate editor


25 Boon Tat Street, tel: 6221-6335


“There’s one main reason I love this bar: its super delicious carrot cake. It’s nothing like the black and white variety we are all accustomed to. Rather, it’s Cantonese style, fried with XO sauce and served with bean sprouts and chilli. It’s fragrant, rich, savoury and definitely moreish – my kind of comfort food.” – Imran Jalal, senior fashion writer


22 Ann Siang Road, tel: 6423-1228


“With a thoughtful menu that can elevate the simplest ingredients into something rich and exciting (try the eggs!), a low-key yet stylish decor, and hospitality to match, this is my default choice when I want to enjoy an indulgent meal with good friends.” – Noelle Loh, editor


297 River Valley Road, tel: 9236-5002

“I adore heading out for brunch with friends, and this place is my first love. The poached eggs here are perfectly cooked and I enjoy having herb potatoes to go with it.” – Rebecca Yip, graphic designer


64 Prinsep Street, tel: 6238-1068

“This spacious and brightly-lit cafe is my new go-to weekend hangout. It serves up interesting dishes like shakshouka, a dish of poached eggs in a rich tomato and onion broth, and one of the best ricotta hotcakes I’ve had here. Theirs is delightfully moist, comes with a huge serving of berries and a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream, and is the perfect Instagram subject.” – Isabel Ong, fashion & beauty writer


109 Mount Faber Road, tel: 6377-9688


“I love their alfresco seating area in a garden and the gorgeous view it provides. It goes hand in hand with their amazing dishes like Chiili Crab in a tux (a must-try) and grilled lamb chops.” – Hemalashvini Ragoo, intern


#01-16 Shaw Centre, tel: 6733-2225

“I love everything from the food to the service and the comfy environment, and recommend going there for their afforable lunch menu.” – Moh Shuying, associate beauty editor


53 Armenian Street, tel: 6333-1982

“Their duck confit is one of the best dishes I’ve tried, and the wine offerings here are superb. All in all, it makes for one very satisfying meal.” – Leyna Poh, senior designer


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