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New Openings in March 2017 Part I: New Cafes, Bars, and Hawkers 

I thought we are facing a recession, but here we are in the month of March with so many eateries opening I have to split it into two entries. This entry will focus on new cafes, bars and hawkers opened recently while Part II will list the new restaurants.

These are the 17 cafes, 4 bars, and 12 hawkers:


20Grams Specialty Coffee and Roastery
14 Arumugam Rd, #01-05, Lion Industrial Building C, Singapore 409959
Tel: +65 6694 8109
M-Th 10am-6pm, F 10am-9pm, Sat 10am-5pm

16487131_1837123156503949_4821512991831642548_oThey source, roast, and brew their own coffee. Their lobster roll ($27) is tossed with homemade mayo.

Alakai Poke
3 Everton Park #01-79 Singapore 080003
Tel: +65 6094 4957
11am-2pm, 5pm-8.30pm, closed weekends

13680953_1725942207675942_1198545234809865006_nThe trend of poke bowls, a Hawaiian dish with marinated raw fish and rice/salad, is going strong.

Cook Mee
5 Raffles Place, Raffles Place MRT Station , #B1-32/33, Singapore 048618

16587052_1541769802517353_4933032140388304009_oCook Mee is by Wheat Baumkuchen, and serves dry ramen ($9.90) and light bites.

Dot & Dash
1 North Bridge Road, #B1-11/12 Singapore 179094

I Am
51 Tampines Avenue 4, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 529684

I am Cafe Haji Lane ReviewPopular halal cafe I Am opens second outlet at Tampines.

Lab Made
3 Gateway Drive, Westgate L2-K3, Singapore 078884

15585087_375362246151972_2190451432199865207_oThey make ice cream using liquid nitrogen.

Makai Poke
7 Wallich Street, Tanjong Pagar Centre B1-08 Singapore 078884

img_2468The poke bowl game is going strong. This is a takeaway kiosk, selling poke bowls from $9.90. Full review.

Nesture Bird’s Nest
491 River Valley Road, #01-13, Singapore 248371
12pm-9pm daily
T: +65 6821 1771

16105914_415791858753301_5403432540498724904_nA takeaway shop, Nesture puts bird’s nest on top of Western desserts such panna cotta, creme brulee, and waffles. The bird’s nest comes from Sumatra, Indonesia, and is cleaned with filtered water with no chemical washing or bleaching.

Poke Doke
9 Raffles Boulevard, Millenia Walk #01-95, Singapore 039596
10am-9pm daily
T: +65 9181 9140

Processed with VSCO with hb1 preset Poke Doke gets their fish fresh daily, and you can choose from Norwegian salmon or ahi tuna.

412 Bedok North Ave 2 #01-122 Singapore 460412
T-Th 12pm-10pm, F & Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 12pm-11pm, closed Mon

16486961_603766019808195_8253243230906213260_oRoutesixtysix is a coffee-and-dessert cafe, serving waffles and coffee beans from Common Man.

Salmon Samurai
100 Tras Street, #03-22 100 AM, Singapore 079027
Tel: +65 6543 6823
M-F 11am-8pm, Weekends 12pm-6pm

16463716_1279882472090209_8303024540435955463_oBy the people behind Standing Sushi Bar, the salmon-themed restaurants serves salmon dishes from $9.90.

Slayer Coffee
2 Havelock Road, Havelock II, Singapore 059763
tel: +65 8688 4256

16114589_1255690097844610_4310236086211070355_nSlayer Coffee, which provides mobile coffee service for events, finds a shop at new mall, Havelock II.

Soma Coffee Singapore
8 Enggor Street #01-03 Skysuites@Anson, Singapore 079718
M-F 9pm-5pm, Sat 9pm-3pm

16707671_1736947256635509_9009991707542341039_oFrom their fb: “Specialty Coffee Shop serving Indonesian single origins and various foods.”

Super Bistro
314 Bedok Road, The Bedok Marketplace, Singapore 469478
Tel: +65 6702 0231
M-F 10.30am-9pm, weekends 8am-9.30pm

16665282_1369369199773714_7863709956504791704_oA subsidiary of Chong Pang Super Penyet.

Sweetfish Poke
13 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza #B2-30, Singapore 178905

16715908_1793894607597412_1244595970225181227_oAnother poke bowl shop! This is mostly a takeaway shop. Bowls start at $9.

Takumi by Sushiro
301 Upper Thomson Road, Thomson Plaza #01-113F, Singapore 574408
11.45am-2.15pm, 5.45pm-9.15pm, closed Mon

16729481_1346275862099226_4815607582595437249_nFamed for their inexpensive barachirashi don, Sushiro has expanded and opened a new shop called Takumi which sells gyuniku (beef) don at $12 nett.

Thrive Kitchen
1 West Coast Drive, #01-73 NeWest, Singapore 128020
Tel: +65 6255 9030

15590854_1809971272602224_1714198657795267523_oThrive Kitchen serves wholesome pastas, sandwiches, French toast, crepes, and gluten-free cakes baked in-house. They try to substitute unhealthy ingredients with healthy ones. For example, cream is replaced by nut milk.


Atlas Bar
600 North Bridge Road, Parkview Square, Singapore, 188778

atlasThe bartenders at Atlas, Roman Foltan and Carla Davina Soares, were formerly from Artesian at The Langham (London), which is the World’s Best Bar for four years. Opening this month.

Growlers Craft Beer & Bistro
37 Tai Thong Crescent, Singapore 347862
Tel: +65 8118 4677
11.30am-11pm, closed Sun

16715952_751488011683170_3456979282558342692_oThey brew their own beer at their own microbrewery but they only have 5 mains on their menu, the rest are mostly drinks. The food items include beer battered fish chips ($18) and salted egg yolk chicken burger ($19).

Lucky Bar
243 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278977
Tel: +65 6208 6845

Sister to the Cantonese restaurant Full of Luck Club by Li Bai.

The Wall
76 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088497
Tel: +65 6225 7988
5pm-1am, closed Sun

16665732_1670681693226235_25580048999526879_oSumiyaki (Japanese skewers) and cocktails.


Benson Salted Duck
Blk 168 Toa Payoh Lorong 1 #01-1040, Singapore 310168
Tel: +65 9781 4042
9am-7pm, closed Tue

13708228_1759888940924043_271144733824894470_oBenson is 8-month old but it is worth being informed about. It sells poached salted duck with butter rice, a traditional dish seldom found these days. They also sell smoked duck breast, fish maw pork stomach soup, and braised duck heart.

Corner Burger
228 East Coast Road, Singapore 428925
Tel: +65 9827 4562
8am-3pm, 5.30pm-9pm, closed Mon

16195126_1068227819973474_1056791651551970701_nYoung hawkerpreneurs.

Hawker Chan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken
18 Tai Seng Street #01-02, Singapore 539775

hong-kong-soya-chicken-michelin-star-singaporeAfter receiving one Michelin star, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken has opened a restaurant at Smith Street. Now the third outlet is at Tai Seng.

Kim’s Kuehs
Blk 18 Toa Payoh Lor 7 #01-232 Singapore 310018
Tel: +65 9749 7163

13939381_1579014659061329_7071714825324670120_nYoung hawkerpreneur uses his grandmother’s recipe and makes handmade kuehs (Peng Kueh, Soon Kueh and Gu Chai Kueh) from $1.10 onwards.

Mr Lorbak
Blk 531 Bedok North St 3, Singapore 460531
12pm-8pm daily, closed Tue

Mr Prawnie
Blk 721 Ang Mo Kio Ave 8, Singapore 560721
Tel: +65 8700 3168

15338670_1706675266316799_7874499315994953986_nOne of the recipients for Tiger Street Food Fund, Mr Prawnie serves luxurious hokkien meeA plate with with lobster, crayfish, and big prawns goes for $36, good for 3-4 persons.

Nimman Soi 5
Blk 201 Tampines St 21, 21 Street Eating Place, Singapore 520201
Tel: +65 8569 2482

15380867_1267563183300702_759548495762658474_nThe founder of Jane Thai, who sold it in 2012, has opened a stall in a kopitiam.

Pasta by Fraction Kitchen
51 Telok Ayer Street, China Square Food Centre #01-12, Singapore 069877

16473885_1863249840559685_9093448900949103333_nPasta shop at food court, starting from $8.

Sinn Ji Hainanese Chicken Rice
275 Thomson Road, Novena Regency #01-05, Singapore 307690
Tel: +65 6258 0855

14310308_1207470505939630_2377547499726697923_o25 year-old Derwin Chan improved on the cooking of Hainanese chicken and even came up with his own invention to blow air into the chicken before roasting. He makes his own chilli sauce using a ginger, more pungent than usual, from Pasir Panjang wholesale centre.

Wok Hey
200 Victoria Street Bugis Junction B1 Singapore 188021

This is a kiosk for takeaways. They sell fried rice and fried noodles.

Your Nasi Lemak
596B Sembawang Road, Singapore 758455
Tel: +65 6100 3242

They use traditional recipe that has been passed down for generations.

1 Kadayanallur St, Maxwell Food Centre #01-25, Singapore 069184
Tel: +65 9723 5720
8.30am-4pm, closed Sun

16487643_1755026628147661_8799614415988584424_oMuslim-owned Yugo bakes their own bread freshly to make sandwiches starting from $4.50.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Photos without RERG logo are taken from the respective eateries’ facebook pages.

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