New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: February 2021

If you're wondering what's new this February, how does a new sake gastrobar from the people behind Kabuke or the first Southeast Asian outlet of Hong Kong plant-based brand Green Common sound?

Ballad of Anna May

For Coffee and Light Bites
Fans of the Melbourne coffee scene rejoice! Ballad of Anna May, hailing from Melbourne, has made its way to our sunny shores. Located in a cosy corner of Craig Road, Ballad of Anna May serves Proud Mary Coffee, a speciality coffee roaster based in Melbourne and Oregon, both in cuppas and beans, perfect for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up for those in the CBD. Try one of their freshly bottled cold brews using award-winning Proud Mary Ghost Rider blend of beans, that has a creamy body, yet fruity aroma. They also serve Toasties ($13) ranging from pastrami, cheese, tuna melt and even an intriguing Nutella, cheddar and banana toastie!


For Elevated Sake Pairing
A must-visit for discerning sake lovers and foodies alike, Tanoke takes pride in its wide selection of sakes from various prefectures in Japan, each sake carefully selected for their distinct flavour profiles. Not to be outshone, their lunch and dinner menus are equally impressive, and feature items like premium grades of Wagyu beef, Iberico pork, and fresh seafood, all curated with sake pairings in mind. Located at Purvis Street, Tanoke's interior is cosy, welcoming and decorated in a modern contemporary style, making it an experience for all the senses!

RroollPhoto by Burppler serene goh

For Freshly-Baked Cinnamon Rolls
Rrooll is a new concept store located in Jewel that serves up freshly baked cinnamon rolls, sweet and savoury alike! Nestled in soft, pillowy dough are a variety of flavours that are sure to delight. Rrooll offers classics like Cinnamon ($3.40) and Cinnamon Apple ($3.40), to more adventurous flavours like Hawaiian ($3.90) and Japanese Curry ($3.90) to crowd favourites like Hazelnut Rocher ($3.40), which Burppler Serene Goh, a fan of Ferrero Rocher, said "stole my heart with its lusciously rich chocolatey flavours!" Rrooll's cinnamon rolls are also available online and on Foodpanda.

Green Common

For Meat-Free Mondays
Who says plant-based food has to be boring? Popular Hong Kong plant-based eatery and grocery concept store Green Common is here to provide exciting and innovative meat-free alternatives to locals. Their menu has been adapted to include a few familiar local dishes, like Hainanese Trick'em Rice ($16) and Heura Chicken Laksa ($13). What's cool about Green Common is that it also doubles up as a grocery concept store, so if you like what you ate, you can pop over to their store and purchase it for your own cooking at home.

Mikkeller Singapore

For True Blue Danish Beer
A familiar watering hole, Mikkeller, has opened up again in Chinatown Complex Food Centre, a few doors down from friendly neighbour Smith Street Taps. The hearts of many craft beer lovers were broken when Mikkeller closed its shutters at Purvis Street, but fans need not fret any longer. The Copenhagen cult favourite is a welcome delight and offers respite from the Singaporean heat. With 10 taps on rotation to try, you'll be spoilt for choice!

GemmaPhoto by Burppler K T

For Steakhouse Fine Dining
With a Michelin star under his belt, Chef-Owner Beppe De Vito of The ilLido Group is no stranger to fine dining. Gemma is his latest concept, inspired by Mediterranean steakhouses and serving up contemporary Italian cuisine with an extensive list of both old and new world wines. Boasting a huge selection of premium beef, their signature Bistecca Fiorentina is chargrilled to perfection in a Josper oven, which locks in the steak's juiciness with a well-seared crust.

Seng Coffee BarPhoto by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

For A Unique Brunch
Seng Coffee Bar might be new to the East Coast cafe scene but they are already gaining fast traction for their unique twists on typical brunch menu items. Their Crab Meat Egg Benedict ($18) from their all-day breakfast menu shakes up the usual flavour profiles of an Eggs Benedict by introducing sweet crab meat into the equation. They also have a selection of mains that are a fusion of Asian flavours, like the Salted Egg Chicken Burger ($16) and Mentaiko Mac and Cheese ($18). To finish off, try their fragrant and creamy Cempadak Creme Brulee ($8).

The Brewing GroundPhoto by Burppler Jason Wong

For A Hidden Brunch Spot
Tucked away in Telok Kurau lies The Brewing Ground. With its floor to ceiling glass walls, the cafe is flooded with natural sunlight, providing the best conditions for that perfect brunch shot! Go for their Crab and Signature Scrambled Eggs on Toast ($25) which Burppler Jason Wong says "What's also HOT af is their signature scrambled eggs, done in the viral tornado omelette style and swirled to a dreamy creaminess. Heft comes in the form of a mountain of sauteed crab meat and ikura, which add a smoky sweetness and saltiness respectively to what could have been a texturally pleasing but plain affair."

PRAIRIE by CraftsmenPhoto by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

For A Refined Craftsmen Brunch
From the same people behind Craftsmen Specialty Coffee comes PRAIRIE, deviating from the usual Craftsmen industrial vibe with its laid back terrazzo tabletops and tiled walls. Here you will find the menu divided into brunch, pastas, mains from the sea and the farm. Burppler Xing Wei Chia tried the Shredded Duck Pasta ($23) and said the "Fettucini is done al-dente; all laced in a good amount of cream sauce that provides sufficient flavour without being overwhelming — the sage occasionally helping to add a herb-y note that provides the dish with some contrast, while the duck meat comes tender and lends a savoury note that gives the dish a slight meatiness."

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