Do you belong to one of the following groups over the Chinese New Year period:
- Not visiting anyone?
- No one is visiting you?
- Nothing to do in between visiting sessions and you don’t want to watch any more movie re-runs or sit through another tacky renditions of CNY music videos dished out by your “favorite” local actors and actresses?
- Or simply not celebrating CNY?
Then this list of eight unique eateries and establishments is for you! Almost because since most places are closed anyway, where else are you going? (We also published an article about 9 cafes that are open over CNY 2017, click here to go 🙂 )
Artistry is open for brunch service all through the Chinese new Year weekend, from Friday 27 January to Monday 30 January, from 09:00am to 03:00pm. Besides their brunch fare, look out for special brunch cocktails to get you in the festive mood! Don’t forget to look at works of art on display too! Check out their reviews here.
This PS. Cafe outlet is housed in the lush jungles of Dempsey Hill, an idyllic hideout is the perfect oasis for a quick getaway during Chinese New Year. Just a few minutes away by taxi from Orchard Road, you can find yourself lounging in the butterfly chairs on a lazy afternoon while nursing Sangrias and counting your ang pows. See their CNY opening hours here.
PS. Cafe @ Harding is located at 28 Harding Road, Singapore 249549, p. +65 9070 8782. Facebook page details here.
Surrounded by the heartland, ButterScotch is a Muslim-owned bakery and café that’s bringing a lot of heart to its recipes. A favoured ingredient at ButterScotch is indeed its namesake sweet, with several of the desserts featuring it prominently. The ambiance at ButterScotch is fittingly fun, with trendy embellishments of chalkboard paint, reclaimed wood signage and platters for plates. It’s a friendly fast stop to make for a good cup of coffee and quick break from Chinese New Year visiting. Check out their reviews here. See their CNY opening hours here.
ButterScotch is located at Blk 164 Bukit Merah Central, #01-3625, Singapore 150164, p. +65 6271 1164. Nearest train station: Redhill or Tiong Bahru. Facebook page details here.
A quaint café situated at the shop houses along Bukit Pasoh Road. A café by day and bar by night, The Reading Room is a place where bookworms and boozehounds can co-exist in harmony. Catch your breath from all the traveling and the gong-xi-gong-xi and be teleported into someone’s little library & living room with the ceiling high shelves of books lining the walls to escape the hectic visiting of Chinese New Year. See their CNY opening hours here.
The Reading Room is located at 19 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089833, p. +65 6220 9019. Nearest train station: Outram. Facebook page details here.
5. Wavehouse Sentosa
Chill out to the beat of awesome live music as you savor modern Californian–Asian cuisine at the Wave House Sentosa Restaurant + Bar or enjoy a totally different Chinese New Year vibe and mingle with some of the most attractive people on the island. See their CNY opening hours here.
Wavehouse Sentosa is located at 36 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 099007, p. +65 6377 3113. Nearest monorail station: Beach Station. Facebook event details here.
From a small ice cream cafe located in the heartland of Singapore, The Workbench Bistro has grown to a 50-seater bistro offering a diverse menu that includes everything from burgers, pasta and salted egg wings to ice cream, s’moreffles and craft beers. Located centrally, TWB is a great place to sit back, chill and enjoy a good cup of handcrafted coffee in between visitations. Besides, ice cream and homemade waffles is always a good idea, even during Chinese New Year. See their CNY opening hours here.
The Workbench Bistro is located at Blk 332 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, #01-1881, Singapore 560332, p. +65 6452 0810. Nearest train station: Ang Mo Kio or Bishan. Facebook page details here.
You’re probably going to see a deluge of salt-egg inspired Chinese New Years goodies this year, but did you know that Flavour Flings is the place where Singapore’s nationwide salted egg yolk phenomenon started? If you’re up in the North or North-East and you’re looking for a quick respite, go grab a cup of coffee and pay your respects to the birth place of the salted egg yolk craze. See their CNY opening hours here.
Flavour Flings is located at Blk 121 Hougang Ave 1, #01-1348, Singapore 530121, p. +65 6286 0051. Nearest train station: Kovan or Serangoon. Facebook page details here.
By the people behind TCC, KUVO is a multi-concept establishment, including a bespoke cocktail bar, a wine bar offering exclusive wine selections and a charming gift shop. They also serve a wide range of international cuisine in a dedicated dining space. Now, you’re probably going to stay up late over the Chinese New Year long weekend and you might wonder who might be serving wagyu beef and slipper lobster along with some inventive cocktails at this time of the night, well wonder no more, because KUVO got you covered. See their CNY opening hours here.
KUVO is located at 321 Orchard Road, #02-01, Orchard Shopping Centre, Singapore 238866, p. +65 9277 3315. Nearest train station: Somerset. Facebook event details here.
Thanks for reading this list, we hope that this has been helpful! We would like to wish you a wondrous and prosperous Year of the Chicken! #HuatAh