New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: July 2021

Dine-in is still not allowed until mid-August, but that's not going to stop these hot new tables from offering incredible takeaways and delivery, including the first Singapore outpost of the famous San Francisco bakery, Mr Holmes Bakehouse!

July is already coming to a close, but before that, how about checking out some of the recently opened restaurants and cafes in Singapore?

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Chura Sushi Bar
Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

For Affordable Fine Sushi
Chura Sushi Bar recently opened in Suntec City alongside its sister brands that you've probably already heard of: Tamago-EN and Aburi-EN. This one specialises in affordable fine sushi, featuring everything from the Chura Nigiri Set ($35.80) with 10 kinds of beautifully-plated sushi to the Volcano Roll ($15.80) with deep-fried tempura shrimp, homemade spicy miso and nacho cheese sauce. Burppler Xing Wei Chua loves the Chura Chirashi and likes how there was "sufficient fish to go around with the rice; ensuring a consistent mix of ingredients from start to finish." Their takeaway sets are snatched up pretty fast, so you'll want to order early!

Little Rogue CoffeePhoto by Burppler Zhihui Lim

For Melbourne-Inspired Brunch
This Melbourne-inspired cafe along Tanjong Katong has everything you need for your next takeaway: quality brunch food and desserts. Specialities include the Soft Scrambled Eggs with Truffle Cream & Ikura ($14), Spicy Soubise Rigatoni Pasta with Tempura Soft Shell Crab ($24) and the Bacon Wrapped Prawns Risotto ($25). End off your meal with a Raspberry Creme Brulee which Burppler Jaslyn Li describes as “thick, creamy & smooth custard topped with a layer of crispy & sour raspberry dust; with raspberry compote, fresh berries & pistachio!”

Photo by Burppler Mystickal / Melly W

For Fresh Saucey Mussels
Offering modern European cuisine, Aquadisiac will sweep you off with their fresh mussels marinated with their very own bomb diggity sauces. Feast on their South Australian, Boston Bay Blue Mussels doused in the flavour of your choice - Garlic White Wine, Salted Egg, Spicy Mala, Creamy Blue Cheese, Tomato Marinara, SSS Tom Yum, Chilli Crab with Crab Meat. If you’re looking for other mains, how about taking away the Beer Battered Fish Burger ($22), Duck Leg Confit with Rendang ($28), Glazed Beef Short Rib ($28) to surprise your loved ones?

Mr Holmes Bake House
Photo by Burppler Iris Lim

For The OG Cruffin
Handcrafted viennoiserie that'll create your next sugar addiction? Yes, please. This is the first Singapore outlet of the San Francisco bakery that first popularised cruffins - a crispy and flakey combination of the croissant and muffin. With a mouthwatering selection of three cruffins, six croissants, four doughnuts, seven danishes and three sandwiches to choose from, community favourites include the Peanut Butter Milkshake Cruffin ($5.80), and Plum Yuzu Jam Doughnut ($6.50) and signature Singapore-special Yellowpink ($7.50) croissant filled with tangy mango curd. Expect a new lineup every few months!

Asylum Coffeehouse
Photo by Burppler Iris Lim

For Keluak Espresso
Nestled in an iconic blue and red heritage shophouse along Jalan Besar, Asylum is known for its very own espresso blend Keluak, with dominant chocolate, nutty and earthy tones that will soothe your coffee-loving tastebuds. Keluak was inspired by the Peranakan dish Buah Keluak and its characteristics. Pair your coffee (from $4) with their Cubano Sandwich ($16) packed with ciabatta, mojo pork, gherkins, Emmental cheese and mustard. Burppler Iris Lim loved the Cubano Sandwich, saying “it’s super yums and worth it for meat lovers 🍖!”

Sourbombe Artisanal Bakery
Photo by Burppler Wei Zhi Chiang

For Sourdough Donuts
Seriously, the doughnuts are da' bomb. Founded by MasterChef Singapore Season 1 runner-up Gen Lee, this cute spot dishes out bombolonis stuffed with pastry cream in imaginative flavours and textures. Explore their full range of Sourbombe flavours filled with Cinnabombe (Plain), Blueberry and Lemon Thyme, Lavender Lime Mascarpone, Basque Burnt Cheesecake, Hojicha Caramel Crunch and more! Order in boxes of 3 ($15.50), 6 ($29) or 9 ($44) to experience the full Sourbombe tour! Burppler Amos Koh raves over these doughnuts, saying that it's “one of (if not) THE best bombolones you’d ever taste in Singapore.”

Coexist Coffee Co.
Photo by Burppler Cassie Ong

For Insta-Worthy Brunch
If you’re around the Bukit Batok vicinity and itching for a pretty drink, you'll probably want to check this industrial-decor cafe that's decked out in red and white. Hot favourites for takeaway include the Coexist Breakfast ($22), Rendang Wagyu Beef Burger ($22), Chilli Crab Shakshuka ($16) and Squid Ink Fried Rice ($26). Burppler Jaslyn Li liked the Chilli Crab Shakshuka, with its “tomato-based chilli crab sauce; with a generous portion of fresh crab meat chunks topped with well-poached egg with oozing yolk; zero spiciness; mantou at the side is very crispy.” Burppler Vanessa Kou adds that their Matcha ($5.50) was smooth and pleasantly milky.