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New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars in Singapore: April 2019

New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars in Singapore: April 2019

Burpple's guide to 8 hot new spaces to check out. From your first cup of morning coffee, to an easy burger lunch, or midnight dessert-runs — day or night, we've got you covered.
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Note this one down for cheat days. Open till midnight, this French patisserie in Outram Park is our new go-to for beautifully plated desserts. The signature to come for is 'Cynthia' ($9), a delicate dessert made with rose chantilly cream, lychee bits, raspberry compote and genoise sponge. If rose doesn't rock your boat, go for the Apple Mille Feuille ($14) — a tarty Granny Smith apple genoise, caramel creme and Tahitian vanilla ice cream combo.
Photo by Burppler Yong Kai


In the short time that it's opened, Sora Boru has already garnered a following for their Snow Beef Don ($11.90). The beef bowl reminds us of the OG Yoshinoya one, packed with a little more oomph — the tender beef slices are topped with cheesy parmesan powder. Yum! For those who prefer seafood, try their customisable ChirashiBoru (from $6.50) that measures up to the quality of the ones at sister restaurant Kogane Yama.
Photo by Burppler Kat X


Stellar Jap group Keisuke strikes again! Expect charcoal-grilled goodies at this new outlet, including several types of expertly marinated fish, all under $25. The smoky, moist Charcoal Grilled Dried Arms Mackerel Set ($14.90) gets our vote for best value for money. If you can splurge a little, go for their Miso Marinated Black Cod ($21.90) for delightfully smooth and flaky flesh that's worth every penny. Also good is the Grilled Chicken with Rock Salt ($9.90). Like in many other Keisuke outlets, there’s a heavenly free-flow salad bar here — get your fill of green tea soba, coffee jelly with cream and more!
Photo by Burppler Jianzhong .


Taiwanese-born Jenjudan joins the slew of brands feeding the boba craze — heat wave and all, we're not complaining! Fans are already raving over the chewy, caramelised boba pearls and the Brown Sugar Boba Fresh Milk Tea ($5.20), which the community is describing to be an even creamier version of the milk drink. More queue-worthy choices include their Brown Sugar Boba Matcha Green Tea ($5.50) and Earl Grey Tea Latte ($3.90).
Photo by Burppler Jessie Quek


When in Somerset, this spacious, white-walled coffeehouse is the spanking place to be for solid joe. The coffee's made with single origin Ethiopian beans, which results in a creamy, nuanced White ($5). Try also the Filter Coffee (from $7), such as a funky Ethiopian Jasper that sports floral, mildly fermented flavours. If you're feeling peckish, the cafe serves up cakes and pastries from Carpenter and Cook — go for the savoury Pine Nuts and Sundried Tomato ($5) that rocks beautiful, flaky pastry layers.
Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua


Keep this spot in mind when looking for post-workout fuel or a light bite. Stuffed with vegetables and baked oil-free, the Chinese flatbread is a delicious, healthyish snack — and cheap too, from $2 a pop. We recommend trying the Shanghai ($3), which is a triple whammy of their best flavours featuring pickled mustard leaves, preserved vegetables (mei cai) and mixed vegetables. For dessert, the Shandong ($2.20) sees sweet and creamy red bean paste. The flatbreads are best eaten while hot, lest it turns chewy!
Photo by Burppler Qing Xiang

From the folks behind The Naked Finn come a burger joint that doles out delicious buns in the West. Burppler Veronica Phua has nothing but praise for their off-the-menu “McEgg” that features a simple, crispy sunny side-up — fluffy on the outside and runny on the inside. Also a fast favourite, the Chicken Burger ($20) sees a chargrilled chicken leg, fried egg and homemade garlic yoghurt and tangy salsa sandwiched between two lightly buttered buns. And with great burgers, have a milkshake — the Madagascan Vanilla Milkshake ($7) is perfect for washing this meal down.
Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua


Bring your best mates for a covert foodie adventure! In the day, come for a kopitiam lunch in a swanky setting — the Noodle with Char Siew & Wanton ($5.50) holds its own with excellent homemade chilli. Come nightfall, head through the hidden passageway to find the vibrant 12-seater restobar for dinner and drinks. Start with the sweet, savoury Firecracker Chicken and Maple Fritters ($16), then share the indulgent Wagyu Truffle Beef Hor Fun ($68). For a fruity digestif, have the Old Fashion Twist ($22) that's a yummy concoction of cinammon, banana and rum.
Photo by Burppler Eunice Sng


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

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