Now that January has ended, it’s time to try the new things that our little red dot has in store for this February! Here are our top 9 picks for the best new cafes and restaurants you should try this month!
9 NEW Food Spots To Try Out This February!
Located along Amoy Street, Moonstone surely has much to live up to as they’re surrounded by famous dining spots. They serve up a modern take on Indonesian food, incorporating traditional ingredients and flavours in less-traditional methods. Their food, while delicious, is also affordable – especially for CBD area! The Bakmi Ayam Mason, which includes fresh, springy noodles, braised minced chicken and shiitake mushrooms, fried tofu skin and a perfectly wobbly Onsen Tamago, is available for only $10 on their Lunch Menu!
They also have many other delectable options, including a personal take on Indomie, rice bowl options and burger dishes as well. Sounds like a worthy addition to the lunch break list for all CBD-dwellers!
Location: 103 Amoy Street, Singapore 069923
Opening Hours: 12pm – 12am (Mon – Thurs), 12pm – 1am (Fri), 5pm – 1am (Sat)
A hole-in-the-wall spot along CBD, Korio is a newly-opened donut and sandwich joint that serves up some delicious handmade goodies for on-the-go snacking. With a spread of seven donut flavours to choose from, it may take more than one visit to determine a favourite. All the donuts are handmade from scratch each morning, ensuring the softest, fluffiest donuts every time.
As for their savoury menu items, they have a rotation of sandwich specials each day, so be sure to check what’s on the menu before heading down! Their signature Grilled Cheese is available daily, and comes highly recommended. Delightfully hearty and filling for only $8, the generously-stuffed sandwich is great value for its price!
Location: #01-03, Far East Square, 135 Amoy Street, Singapore 049964
Opening Hours: 8am – 4pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 3pm (Sat)
3. Chow Zan Dessert
Located centrally in the Bugis area, Chow Zan Dessert is a new dessert spot specialising in both traditional Chinese and local desserts. With classics like Mango Sago and Gingko Barley Beancurd, this place is a good escape from all the artsy, over-priced modern desserts and cafes nowadays. Their specialty dessert is White Chendol, which comes with gula melaka, coconut milk and coconut jelly. It’s a must-try, because it tastes vastly different from the normal chendol that we’re used to.
Be sure to pay Chow Zan Dessert a visit for a taste of good-old local nostalgia!
Location: 801 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198769
Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Mon – Thurs, Sun), 12pm – 12am (Fri – Sat)
4. IRVINS Messy Kitchen
From the famouse IRVINS brand, IRVINS Messy Kitchen is a newly-opened concept at Wisma Atria serving up yummy to-go bowls with both noodle and rice options. Their Messy Bowls come in Salted Egg and Truffle flavours, with a variety of protein options like chicken and prawns.
Additionally, Messy Kitchen recommends to add in your sauce and shake the bowls right before consumption, to get an even distribution of goodies in each bite!
Location: #B1-59, Wisma Atria, 435 Orchard Road, Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 10am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
5. Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato
Looking to cool off from the heat, or to just chill and catch-up with friends over some good dessert? Monarchs & Milkweed Gelato is a new gelato parlour selling the best of classic flavours, as well as their unique specialty flavours. Coupled with their rich, smooth ice cream recipe, each flavour has its own distinct charm. Be sure to try their Burnt White Chocolate and Brown Butter Sage flavours, which are surely a one-of-a-kind experience.
Location: #01-01, 802 North Bridge Road, Singapore 198770
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10.30pm (Sun – Thurs), 12pm – 11pm (Fri – Sat)
6. Zorba The Greek Taverna
February is the month of romance, and if you’re looking for a place to spend date night, Zorba The Greek Taverna has the perfect combo of quality food and a classy-casual ambience! Their menu items pay homage to both traditional and contemporary Greek cuisine, and special care is taken to use high quality ingredients sourced directly from Greece. Zorba is a great place to splurge on for an unforgettable dining experience, with a guaranteed authentic Greek culinary experience.
Location: #01-02, 3A River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Singapore 179024
Opening Hours: 6pm – 12am (Mon – Sat)
7. STEEPED Tea Bar
For the tea lovers, STEEPED Tea Bar is the place to visit for a brand new tea-drinking experience. Applying the espresso method to tea leaves, all tea brews served at STEEPED are extracted under high pressure. They take pride in the use of all-natural ingredients and fresh fruits, guaranteeing that there is no use of artificial syrups, colourings or flavourings. With a simple, modern interior, it is a great place to sit down and chat with friends over a cup of expertly-brewed tea.
Location: #01-01, 2 Tan Quee Lan St, Singapore 188091
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
8. Yakiniku Like
Hailing all the way from Japan, Yakiniku Like is a one-of-a-kind ‘fast-food style’ Japanese barbecue chain. With 24 outlets in Japan alone, they have finally expanded to Singapore’s shores! Choose from a variety of meat sets, grill them to perfection and enjoy with rice, soup and sides. Not only is the meat high quality, they also come at a great price, with sets ranging from $7.80 Nett. They also provide individual grills for solo diners, making it easier than ever to enjoy some good BBQ without having to jio anyone along.
Their specialty sauces are a definite must-try, with four flavours to choose from including Garlic Soy Sauce and Spicy Miso Sauce. These would make great accompaniments to boost the flavour of the freshly-grilled meats. A great dining experience is guaranteed at Yakiniku Like!
Location: #B1-28, PLQ Mall, 10 Paya Lebar Road, Singapore 409057
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
With a minimalist, steel-and-grey themed interior, Lucid is an interesting cafe to visit this February. The space boasts grey cement flooring, cold metal and marble furniture and monochromatic cutlery. Serving freshly-brewed coffee and handmade pastries, this cafe is a great spot for the enjoying the enticing aroma of caffeine while munching on their signature Banana Bread. Grab some friends and spend an afternoon in this industrial-chic cafe to unwind!
Do note that they will be closed for the first week of February for some minor renovation works.
Location: 38 Hamilton Road, Singapore 209208
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm (Mon – Sun)
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That concludes our list of new cafes and restaurants to try in February. Let us know what you think in the comments, and Happy Eating!