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New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: November 2021

We're excited to share our latest finds for November. If you love Japanese grilled eels, head to Xi Man for unique Kansai-style unagi. Or hit up the new Australia-inspired coffeehouse at Star Vista for filter coffee and creative brunch offerings.

Now that up to 5 people from the same household are allowed to dine out together, how about heading out to check out these hot new restaurants and cafe in Singapore?

Dewgather Coffee House
Photo by Burppler Cassie Ong

For Australia-inspired Cuisine In A Glass Roof Cafe
Looking for a new aesthetic cafe to chill at? Hit up this newly opened Australia-inspired coffee house located at Star Vista for some good coffee and food! Feast on their chef’s recommendation, such as the Triple Cream Brie, Truffle Honey, Vegemite Toasties ($8), the Dew Harvest Bowl ($22) which sees cayenne roasted cauliflower, Japanese pumpkin, and other tasty ingredients tossed in cashew nut pesto, white balsamic and olive oil with a choice of house-cured salmon and grilled halloumi, as well as the Dew Swordfish Pasta ($27)! Be sure to pair the meal with an aromatic cup of Espresso ($3), Mocha ($6.50), or Filter Coffee ($6).

Thirty Six Brewlab & SmokehousePhoto by Burppler Cecil Dulam

For A Night of Drinks To Unwind
Opened by local craft setup Lion Brewery Co., this cosy restaurant nestled along Club Street serves freshly-brewed local and regional craft beer and superb flame-grilled dishes. Dig into their 36 Burger ($28) with grass-fed beef patty, cheese, tomato, lettuce, onion, pickles, spicy mayo sand fries; Wood Fired Cauliflower ($25); Butchers Cut Steak 250g ($35) with beer-battered onion rings and anchovy herb butter; or the Prosciutto di Parma & Burrata Pizza ($25) to satisfy.

Griglia
Photo by Burppler Joe Yang

For Italian Summer Grills
Pop by this contemporary Italian grill restaurant along Craig Road, inspired by the summer outdoor grill party known as the grigliata. The House-Made Pappardelle ($20) with Braised Pork Jowl, Chianti, and Crispy Guanciale, Eggplant ($15) which sees the perfect combination of Roma Tomatoes, Ligurian Basil and Smoked ‘Carciocarallo’ Fondue, and the Grass Fed Wagyu Beef Striploin (220g) ($68) will surely have you longing for more.

Apart from these scrumptious grilled dishes, the restaurant also offers an extensive selection of alcohols and wines, such as the Prosecco Brut DOC Zardetto ($18/glass) and La Tunella ($16/glass).

Pure Imagination
Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

For Artisanal Chocolate From Local Cocoa Trees
Craving for some light bites and dessert? Check out this new store by Janice Wong, a renowned Singaporean pastry chef, for delectable bites! Savour the Single Origin Chocolate Cake ($10) made with artisanal chocolate from cocoa trees planted in Woodlands, the Smoked Salmon Toast ($23), Chicken and Waffles ($20), the Bacon & Egg Cocoa Waffle ($14), and the 5 Tastes Chocolate ($22). Pair off the meal with refreshing drinks like the Pineapple Ginger Juice ($7), Mango Jango ($11), Strawberry Fizzo ($11), or Yuzu Freeze ($13) Mocktail.

Glacier
Photo by Burppler Jaslyn Li

For A Botanical-Themed Cafe
Boosting a minimalist yet aesthetic interior, Glacier is a botanical themed cafe offering a farm-to-table concept serving savoury mains, freshly made seasonal bakes, coffee, tea and gelato. Enjoy a hearty meal with the Glacier French Toast ($16), Basil Pesto Pasta ($18), Smoked Salmon & Avocado Toast ($19), Salmon Mentaiko Truffle Grain Bowl ($20), Seafood Vongole Pasta ($23), or the Glacier Big Breakfast ($24). Munch on their Chocolate ($3.50), Black Sesame ($3.50) or Matcha White Chocolate Babka ($3.50), or their sweet gelato ($4/single scoop), atop an Earl Grey Cone ($1.50) or a Pandan Mochi Waffle ($8).

Don't Yell At Me
Photo by Burppler Jonathan Lim

For Hand-Shaken BBT
Don’t Yell At Me is a popular Taiwanese hand-shaken beverage brand with over 380 outlets globally, and they've just opened their first Singapore outlet in Orchard Central. This minimalistic cafe specialises in low-calorie drinks (from $3.80) with key ingredients like Four Seasons Green Tea Leaves and Oolong Tea Leaves. Burppler Jonathan Lim tried a few of their signatures and highly recommends the Winter Melon Chrysanthemum Tea with Sweet Potato & Taro Pearls as "the taste is light and aromatic, and love the Sweet Potato & Taro Pearls too, so QQ!"

Good Intentions

For Artisan Coffee and Beer
Looking for a place that serves both artisan coffee and beer? This new cafe in Katong is the place for you. Order up a cup of Black ($3) or a creamy cup of white ($3) to perk up your mornings, or a relaxing cup of craft beer from different breweries such as The General Brewing Co., Off Day Beer, Brewlander, and more! Take your pick from a selection of food ranging from mains to light bites, such as the Spicy Rum Rigatoni ($19), Steak and Fries ($22), Shrimp Paste Karaage ($12), Duck Fats Tater Tots ($8). Otherwise, have yourself a gourmet burger from Bergs, like the Rum-ly Special ($15), Bergs with Cheese ($12), or the God Falla ($14).

Leckerbaer (Keong Saik)
Photo by Burppler Gary Lim

For Modern Danish Cookies
Remember Leckerbaer, the Copenhagen-based pastry shop that opened last year at Isetan Scotts? They've launched a new flagship on Keong Saik Road dishing up modern interpretations of Danish cookies. Since the Christmas festivities are almost at our doorstep, their Christmas Collection features eight småkagers ($2.80 each) in flavours such as Milk, featuring mint buttercream between two chocolate cookies a la Oreo, and the Vanilla that layers lemon and blackberry curd atop a cake and heart-shaped tuile. The new Leckerbaer outlet also has open-faced sourdough sandwiches like the Smoked Salmon and Onsen Egg ($21) and Jonah Crab & Avocado Salsa ($20).

Xi Man

For Kansai-style Unagi
Xi Man is a brand-new unagi speciality restaurant located at Dhoby Ghaut that will open in mid-November. The Japanese head chef Ryosuke Deguchi boasts over a decade of culinary experience in Japan, including some Michelin-starred restaurants. You're looking at fresh eels imported from Miyazaki and cooked in the more unusual Kansai method instead of the typical Kanto method - the extra steaming step ensures that the eel has a firmer and crisp bite. Mainstays include the Large Grilled Eel and Rice, Grilled Eel, Rice and Rolled Omelette; and even the Unseasoned Grilled Eel, which comes with a dollop of wasabi.