Newly Opened - June 2014 Edition

Newly Opened - June 2014 Edition

Hey there gastronomical adventurer! Always looking out for new restaurants and cafes to visit? Here are the hot new places! Do write in to [email protected] to suggest further.
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Burpplers love the larger, relaxed sister space of Lola's Cafe at Pasir Panjang! Go for the popular honey paprika wings and a simple brunch.

In this new urban/edgy/bare brick Tras St spot, having Italian for dinner has gotten a lot more fun. Don't miss the Pulled Pork & Waffle fries ($15), perfectly fluffy homemade Gnocchi ($21), and the (omg wait for it) - Triple Cheese & Truffle Toasty at $15. Finish with a gorgeous Cannoli with whipped ricotta and lemon.

Expect playful Asian twists on French dishes such as wagyu beef skewers, and whole grilled squid. The bar is well stocked with wines from everywhere, and the ambience perfect for a casual night out.

Previously an old provision shop, Tian Kee is now a lovely cafe that amazingly retains nostalgia in the idyllic Dakota neighborhood. Complete with familiar toys, a kiddy ride outside that still works and no air con, this might just be the perfect spot to relax (until the crowd fills it up). Coffee is light, beans sourced by Dutch Colony, and the cakes are elegant. GO, before it's too late!

This beautiful new concept from Bali has taken over Keong Saik's iconic Tong Ah Kopitiam, and is thankfully serving great food in an inviting space. Tuck into a Three Buns burger on the whimsical second floor, and move upstairs to the third floor bar for a drink, or the rooftop garden if the weather permits.

A collab with the popular Sarnies, The Lokal features breakfast and lunch items like Triple Cheese & Mushroom toasties, Veal schnitzel burger, and excellent coffee. Great to have another quality cafe in the Duxton area!

Peloton, retailing triathlon gear, has been opened about 2 months. But their Coffee & Juice Bar has just started operations this weekend. Stopped by for a coffee today and they make it look like they've been serving up smooth coffees for years. Cyclists are more than welcome to stop by and even refill your water bottles! #CoffeeAndCravings

And All Things Delicious is Tolido's Espresso Nook's newest neighbour, which offers a wide variety for halal-certified bakes such as Gula-Melaka Scones, Brownies and Galettes. The baker insists on using unprocessed ingredients such as unsalted butter organic ingredients so as to make their bakes taste more "natural" and it shows; clean yet flavourful treats indeed. They also share their shop space with Fictive Fingers that does pretty decent handprinted textile designs, if anyone is interested.

The casual atmosphere at this New American gastropub certainly will put you at ease despite some unfamiliar dishes on their seasonally-changing menu. Rachel tells us more about this exceptional foie gras dish: "Inspired by a certain dish in US which he tasted then to be "the best thing I've had", this is what executive chef Benjamin declares to be the usurper of that title. I can see why - the strange combination of melt-in-the-mouth foie gras on crisp toasted brioche works surprisingly and superbly well with sweet elements of dark chocolate ganache and mashed bananas, crunchy granola crumbs and smokey bacon jam. I don't know if this is THE best thing I've ever had, but it certainly ranks among the top and for a non-foie gras fan like me, that's saying a lot."

Good news for those who have missed Chef Shen Tan's signature Nasi Lemak, you can savour it again at the newly opened Ujong. Of course, other dishes are worth a try too, but be prepared to pay quite a bit more than you're used to, with dishes averaging $20 a pop! Here's what Tastemaker Rachel says about the Hae Bee Hiam Mentaiko Capellini- "One of my favourite dishes here has to be this: thin coils of pasta emollient with garlic-and-prawn-stock butter, dotted with crispy lardons, and slicked with an unexpectedly creamy dried shrimp and mentaiko paste. Keep a glass of water on hand because this dish packs a hefty dose of heat."

First day of opening, and we couldn't wait to be the first customers! ;) Happy to have a neat little cafe so near home. Lovely decor, but very limited items on the menu for now, shall check back again soon.

The top picks, popular finds and newly opened places in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur, curated by Burpple editors!

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