We made a list of 8 Unique Places that are open during this Chinese New Year 2 days ago, and guess what? We’ve found 9 more to share with you and they’re all awesome cafes!
1. Dutch Colony Coffee Co. (Frankel)
While their outlets at PasarBella and UESqaure are closed during this Chinese New Year weekend, their Frankel Avenue outlet will run as per normal! Get your hands on their Thai Milk Tea Loaf and Flight Coffee when you’re there! Or just try anything from their great selection of quality coffee beans from different parts of the world. See their CNY opening hours here.
Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is located at 113 Frankel Avenue, Singapore 458230, p. +65 6448 5852. Nearest train station: Kembangan. Facebook page details here.
2. I Am…
I Am… brings the love of Amsterdam to us back home here with the only Halal European-influence cafe in Singapore! If you’re tired of the one/two color tone of the typical Chinese New Year snacks, give their 7-layer Rainbow Cake a go! They do their latte like you have never seen it before – in rainbow too! It’s quite a visual treat. Read their reviews here. See their CNY opening hours here.
I Am… is located at 674 North Bridge Road, #01-01, Singapore 188804, p. +65 6295 5509. Nearest train station: Bugis. Facebook page details here.
3. Kith Cafe
There are 6 Kith Cafes all over town and guess what, all 5 are open throughout Chinese New Year! They just closed slightly early at 3:00pm on Friday (eve of the first day) and Saturday (first day). This is what I will do: convince my family to drop by at any 1 of the 6 Kith Cafes for their Big Breakfast before we commence visiting! They have CNY cookies and snacks too, just in case you know. See their CNY opening hours here.
Kith Cafes are located at Watermark@Robertson Quay (6341 9407), Millenia Walk (6333 4438), Marina Square (6352 4393), Ascott Orchard (6734 8640), Spottiswoode (6221 5569) and Winsland House (6235 0582). Facebook page details here.
Choupinette is a cosy little French Bakery/Cafe located along Bukit Timah Road, right next to Coronation Plaza. While their menu is concise, they are known for perfectly executed Eggs Benedict! Their French pastries are authentic and pretty on point too. A quaint little joint to get away from the CNY visiting routine. See their CNY opening hours here.
Choupinette is located at 607 Bukit Timah Road, #01-01, Singapore 269708, p. +65 6466 0613. Nearest train station: Tan Kah Kee or Botanic Gardens. Facebook page details here.
Penny University is a specialty coffee coffeehouse born out of a love of coffee discovered in London’s vibrant coffee culture. They aim to be a haven for people of East Coast and beyond – you definitely won’t miss this prominently located cafe. Maybe this could be your new found coffee haven. See their CNY opening hours here.
Penny University is located at 402 East Coast Road, Le Peranakan Hotel, Singapore 428997, p. +65 6345 9055. Nearest train station: Eunos. Instagram page details here.
The Coffee Academics boast a wide range of creative and unique coffee drinks such as the Pepper Agave Latte and Tokyo Ice Apple Macchiato, all made using state-of-the-art brewing techniques and accessories. But they’re more than just coffee as they whip up quite a mean scrambled eggs breakfast as well as a gorgeous plate of Academic Pancake Tower. Great place to spend an extended amount of time chilling at this striking cafe if you can afford the time. See their CNY opening hours here.
Sensory Playground is located at 6 Scotts Road, #02-01/02 Scotts Square, Singapore 228209, p. +65 6538 1940. Nearest train station: Orchard. Nitro Pitstop is located at 252 North Bridge Road, #B1-12 Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103, p. +65 6266 0560. Nearest train station: City Hall. Facebook page details here.
7. Badoque Cafe
Badoque Cafe describes themselves as “Little Halal cafes with Big Flavour” but they are actually the granddaddy of Singapore’s Halal cafes with a loyal following among both Muslim and non-Muslim patrons, since opening almost 10 years ago in 2008. They are known for their Badoque ribs, delicious food and hearty portions. Did you also know that Badoque is a Malay slang for ‘eat’? Now you know. Both of their cafes are open throughout the Chinese New Year weekend. See their CNY opening hours here.
Badoque Cafe is located at 298 Bedok Road, Simpang Bedok, Singapore 469454, p. +65 6446 6928. Nearest train station: Tanah Merah. And at 246 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574370, p. +65 6552 1646. Nearest train station: Marymount. Facebook page details here.
Brothers in Fine Food is a recently opened cafe (November 2016) brought to us by the people behind the popular establishment, Penny University. BFF (you know they put in some thoughts naming this cafe) serve up some pretty innovative food and unique drinks at affordable prices. This new cafe is worth checking out over the Chinese New Year weekend if you’re around the area. Your new BFF, perhaps? See their CNY opening hours here.
Well, Shrove Tuesday is not open on Friday (eve of Chinese New Year) but they are open Saturday, Sunday, Monday (every day of CNY), so they still technically qualify for this list. The name behind Shrove Tuesday is a historically interesting cultural-centric one, but long story short, (TL;DR) Shrove Tuesday wants to make every day with them a day for feasting and having a good time. They are known for their signature yeast raised waffle that is fermented overnight and the flavor that is representative of this cafe is the Nonya Chendol – easily one of the better Chendol-anything in town. I’m not sure whether the weather is going to get warm and humid this CNY weekend, but if it does, this cafe is a good place to cool off. See their CNY opening hours here.
Shrove Tuesday is located at Blk 94 Toa Payoh Lorong 4, #01-32, Singapore 310094, p. +65 6258 2254. Nearest train station: Braddell. Facebook page details here.
Once again, thanks for reading! #HuatAh