Best 2016 Cafe And Restaurants In Singapore

2016 has been a year of lots of eating at restaurants and hopping at cafe. We saw some promising new F&B establishments and at the same time, there are a handful that closes within the same year. As usual, before the year ends, we made a stock take of our visits and came up with the list of Best 2016 Cafe And Restaurants In Singapore.



Best 2016 Cafe And Restaurants



Best Ice Cream Parlour


We saw a number of new promising entrants into the ice cream parlour scene in Singapore such as Kooks CreameryButterknife FolkApiary and Geometry. Ane we felt the best is …


Bird Of Paradise Gelato Boutique

63 East Coast Road #01-05 Singapore 428776
Tel: +65 9678 6092

Opening Hours:  Tuesday – Friday  1630 to 2200; Saturday and Sunday  1200 to 2200



Birds Of Paradise Gelato Boutique at Katong, Singapore - BOP


Though limited flavours with unappealing colours, we like the exotic flavours. In general, though light but we could savour the scent. Read more …



Best Theme Cafe


The stigma with theme cafe is that the food are generally below par and expensive. We tried most of the theme cafe and we think likewise. With the same token, there are a handful that do serve decent food. Among them all, we felt Gudetama was the best.


Gudetama Cafe

3 Temasek Boulevard, #01-361 Suntec City Mall, Singapore 038983
Tel: NIL

Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday  0900 to 2200 | Friday – Sunday  0800 to 2200 (Last order 2130 daily)



Gudetama Cafe Singapore At Suntec City - Overview


Cute, lazy egg, Gudetama is the icon at this theme cafe as such food served at this cafe is all about EGG.  Read more …



Best Takeaway Coffee Cafe


Most office workers love taking away coffee to enjoy their cup of joe while slogging. Hence, most of such takeaway cafe are in the business district. The one we like best is Alchemist as its coffee is certainly one of the best.



10 Anson Road, #01-34, International Plaza, Singapore 079903
Tel: +65

Opening Hours: Monday – Friday  0800 to 1600



Alchemist Takeaway Coffee At International Plaza, Tanjong Pagar, Singapore - Facade


Definitely, not the usual hole-in-the-wall cafe for takeaway coffee. They offer both espresso and filter coffee with 2 beans each for selection.  Read more … 



Top 3 Cafe


We have a hard time selecting the top 3 for our ‘Best 2016 Cafe And Restaurants In Singapore’ post. Couldn’t decide, it was a tough decision of should we increase to top 5 like last year. The reason we reduce to top 3 as we felt the number of cafe increase this year was lower than 2015.


South Union

101 Jalan Kembangan, Singapore 419139
Tel: +65 9061 8703

Opening Hours: Tuesday  1730 to 2200; Wednesday – Thursday  1130 to 2200; Friday – Saturday  1130 to 2300; Sunday  1130 to 2200; Closed on Monday



South Union Park, Kembangan, Singapore - Interior, By A Wall


A cafe in an intimidating estate as it is surrounded by landed property. Maybe due to this very reason, in order to satisfy the standard of the area, the food standard is kept high.  Read more …


Botanist Singapore

74 Neil Road Singapore 088839
Tel: +65 

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday  0800 to 1800 | Closed on Mondays



Botanist Cafe At Neil Road In Outram, Singapore - Outdoor dinning area


We like the ambience of Botanist and the plating were gorgeous. Read more …


Paper Crane

96 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187967
Tel: +65 6837 0836

Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday  1100 to 2200



Paper Crane Cafe At Waterloo Street, Bras Basah, Singapore - Interior


The last but not least in our top 3 cafe in our ‘Best 2016 Cafe And Restaurants’ is Paper Crane. This cafe isn’t the typical cafe which we would usually associate with. They serve no-frill food that are certainly delish.



Top 3 Restaurants


Since we chose top 3 in the cafe category so we are choosing only the top 3 restaurants too.


Portico Prime

10 Dempsey Rd #01-20, Singapore 247700
Tel: +65 6474 7427

Opening Hours: Tuesday – Friday  1130 to 1500, 1800 to 2230 (Last food order 2200)  | Saturday – Sunday  1130 to 1500, 1800 to 2330 (Last food order 2230)  |  Closed on Mondays  |  Open for drinks at 1700



Portico Prime At Dempsey Singapore - Bar Counter


We have about a dozen dishes at Portico Prime and we were certainly impressed. With a deep understanding and appreciation of ingredients, the Chef at the restaurant was able to pair unexpected ingredients to create a complex but yet harmonised tasting experience for numerous dishes. Read more …


The Carvery @ Park Hotel Alexandra

323 Alexandra Road, Singapore 159972
Tel: +65 6828 8888

Opening Hours:  Daily – Lunch: 1200 to 1500; Dinner: 1830 to 2230




Enchanted Christmas 2016 At Park Hotel Alexandra - Crown roast of pork


It was one of the rare time that we enjoyed every dishes at The Carvery Christmas Buffet. The roasts were outstanding and so are the sides that were chosen to complement them. Read more …



1 St Andrew’s Road #01-04 Singapore 178957
Tel: +65 6385 0498

Opening Hours:  Monday  1900 to 2100 (last seating); Tuesday – Saturday  1200 to 1330 (last seating), 1900 to 2100 (last seating); Closed on Sunday & Public Holidays



Odette By Chef Julien At National Gallery Museum, City Hall, Singapore - Interior


Even before they were awarded Michelin Star, the reservation time even for lunch was 2 months in advanced. Nonetheless, I made the reservation for lunch and it was worth the long anticipating wait. Read more …



Deepest Impression F&B Outlet


This year, after visiting x number of F&B outlets, the one that left the deepest impression in us is …


Nit & Grit

21 Hougang Street 51 #01-38 Hougang Green Shopping Mall, Singapore 538719

Opening Hours:  Monday, Wednesday – Friday  1130 to 2100; Saturday – Sunday  1000 to 2100; Closed on Tuesdays



Nit And Grit, Wallet Friendly And Delish Waffle At Hougang, Singapore - Buttermilk Hotdog Scrambled Eggs with Maple Syrup Waffle ($3.50)


Nit & Grit is opened by 2 extremely friendly young ladies. What impressed us and as such left a deep impression in us was they remember every order of their regulars. And they serve their waffle with passion. In addition, we rate their waffle highly. Read more … 



NAHMJ Verdict


With our Best 2016 Cafe And Restaurants In Singapore post, our 2016 came to a close. It has been a wonderful year for NAHMJ. We welcome 1 new food writer joining us in our gastronomical journey and a new beauty writer to share same tips to maintain our looks. Finally, we look forward to a more colourful 2017. 


We wish our readers a Happy, Peaceful, Blessed 2017 ahead.