9 weird and wonderful cafes and restaurants in Singapore
If food were simply fuel, we’d all eat energy bars from our bedrooms! But, of course, food is so much more than that. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, dinner, dessert or afternoon tea, food is an experience to be enjoyed. It’s an opportunity to catch up with friends and family, an effective dopamine boost if you’re feeling blue, a feast of sensual delights and a perfect opportunity to update the Instagram account!
Whatever you expect from your gastronomic adventures, we’re sure our favourite weird and wonderful restaurants in Singapore will satisfy your desires. Prepare to drool!
Antoinette is a charming salon de thé, with two locations on Penhas Road and at the Mandarin Gallery. If you’re looking to indulge in a leisurely brunch of savoury and sweet delights while surrounded by a classically chic French aesthetic, look no further. With macaroons and petit gâteaux galore, you can do as the Queen says and eat all the cake you like
Sometimes all you need to boost your mood is a pink flamingo, and if it comes with a poké bowl that’s even better! We’re talking about kooky and vibrant bistro, Loloku, with its technicolour raw fish dishes and quirky décor. Loloku proves that healthy eating can be tasty as well as fun by letting you BYOP (Build Your Own Poké). With all kinds of toppings, from jalapenos to kimchi to slow cooked egg to pomegranate, you can really put your stamp on your dish. Just don’t forget to take a snap before you dig in!
3. Mosanco Enchanted Café
Ever feel like eating your avocado on toast in an enchanted forest? That’s exactly what it feels like sitting in Mosanco Enchanted Café. Wildflowers take centre place on the tables and branches hang from the ceiling. We love the fairy tale ambience which extends as far as the menu, serving homemade Witch’s Sleeping Spell brew and The Enchantress Potion. Spooooky.
4. Wild Blooms
We’re continuing the floral theme with Wild Bloom, a restaurant that specialises in botany inspired dishes. Don’t be surprised if you find petals in your tea, lavender in your ganache or rose shapes in your smoked salmon. Now you can get in touch with your inner boho goddess and take some time to smell the roses, as well as eat them!
5. Open Farm Community
The Open Farm Community is utterly unique and brings with it a feel-good vibe that lasts long after you have finished your dessert. The driving force behind the restaurant is to bring farmers, talented chefs and communities together through a love of food. The kitchen gets the majority of its ingredients from local and southeast Asian organic farmers and practices a philosophy of sustainability. This food is not just for your tummy, but also your heart and soul!
Are you afraid of the dark? Don’t be, because a little bit of darkness can be the perfect accompaniment to a good meal. You may laugh, after all you are definitely going to miss your mouth the first few times (use napkins!), but notice as your senses dramatically enhance when you dine in the dark at NOX. You’ll be in good hands with creative Chef Shahrom who whips up 12 new dishes every month to keep you guessing!
7. Little House of Dreams
Do you pore over cutesy animal pictures and videos in your spare time? Have your friends asked on more than one occasion why you have glitter in your hair? Most importantly, do you have a high appreciation for rainbow coloured food? If you answered yes to all of the above, Little House of Dreams is going to be your new favourite hangout! Apart from their extensive range of cakes they also do some smashing savoury food, so you’ll be spoilt for choice.
8. Nesuto Patisserie
If you have a sweet tooth, then you’ll fall head over heels for Nesuto! This dine-in patisserie combines French and Japanese influences, and the result is little pieces of exquisite art. Each cake is a masterpiece and, when positioned against the pastel pink minimalist backdrop of the cafe, you’ll want to open up your Instagram for a quick picture!
9. Gudetama café
Who doesn’t love the iconic sad egg, Gudetama?? Themed restaurants can be hit and miss, but we simply adore seeing Gudetama’s sad little face on our coffee froth, ice cream scoops, rice and, of course, eggs. This isn’t fine dining, but it is a splash of silliness that we all need every now and again, especially on those days when you too are having an eggsistential crises!
There is no doubt that we are a nation of food lovers! If you’re planning on having a special day out with your BFF, why not book an EstheClinic skin brightening facial before you indulge your tastebuds? With no downtime required, you will leave our clinic feeling rejuvenated and ready to feast!
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