My pick of NEW bistro and cafes located in the Eastern side of Singapore, that are worth the adventure and exploration, even if you are staying on the other side of the island.
Craftsmen Specialty Coffee
A retail/cafe arm of Dutch Colony Coffee Co. that offer simple comfort food & drinks, and retails coffee beans, coffee brewing equipments and accessories.
You will see a lot of wood and metal elements at Craftsmen Speciality Coffee and the communal tables are perfect for larger groups and families.
With its raw, utilitarian appeal and industrial style, Craftsmen Speciality Coffee showcases the beautiful interplay between pure form and function.
The high stools by the glass entrance make good sense for those looking for some quiet reading or working on their notes.
The Price: Drinks from $3.50 / Pastries from $4.00 onwards
My Verdict: The almond croissant and the well blended coffee (flat white) met my expectation.
Joining the neighbourhood of Siglap estates, the newest kid on the block – Coast & Company (C/C).
Address: 54 Siglap Drive, Singapore 456176
While you are indulging at your meal and coffee; you can also treat your bike with C/C ‘Pamper Your Ride’ service package. At Coast and Company, they accept and welcome all types of bikes.
Bright and clean interiors with abundance of natural lighting, giving it a welcoming feel. At the side alley, there is a long and wide space where bikers can park their wheels at the lot, then grab some food and beverages to chill inside the cafe.
The food menu at Coast and Company, was specially created by the acclaimed chef, Willin Low of WILD ROCKET.
Toast is something you make for its own sake, but obviously you can tell that I can’t cook yet I simply have a loving relationship for sweet treats such as waffles, and french toasts.
Between the two toasts on the menu, I choose the Sour Cream Toast over the Almond Peanut Butter Toast, because I always love to experiment my tastebuds with interesting flavours.
And the best part? It did not go well at all, and I stopped at half. Even with all these harmonious flavours and wonderful ingredients, I just didn’t enjoyed this toast. Maybe it was just me? Let me know your thoughts, if you are going to try this soon.
My Verdict: Though the food item did not meet my expectation, I will return to this new hideout for a good cup of coffee and quiet read.
On a side note, Flor Patisserie has an original cake gallery just few doors down the same stretch of Siglap Drive (42 Siglap Drive Singapore 456167) if you like some Japanese inspired french pastries.
Address: Blk 136 Bedok North Ave 3, #01-152B, Singapore 460136
Percolate is a tiny yet cozy cafe located in the neighbourhood of Bedok, just a few bus stops away from the Bedok Central Mall.
My Verdict: This is not the place to look for ice cream and waffles, but definitely a place with great service and coupled with honest food and coffee. I will be back percolating when I am around the neighbourhood.
Carvers & Co
Address: 43 East Coast Road Singapore 428764
Carvers & Co. proffers a whole new dining concept and experience carved specially for everyone. This cozy bistro helmed by Chef-Fitness Trainer Sarah Lin, focus on daily brunch menu and hearty roast meats that can be enjoyed individually or shared.
Carvers & Co. offers a leisurely chance to get reacquainted with those closest to us over a fine meal. For others, it’s an opportunity to mix, mingle and make new friends.
If you have a larger group, planning for private parties or corporate events, Carvers & Co. can take comfortably up to 40 people.
Customers can choose their coffee from the drink menu (coffee beans roasted by Common Man Coffee Roasters), or speak to the barista on how you want your coffee to be brew. Single origin pour-overs are also at available at Carvers & Co.
Herb Encrusted Lamb Shoulder and High Grade Wagyu Striploin – two of the featured roasts at Carvers & Co.
Dinner at the Table can be tailored specially for you to enjoy with your best mates and families.
The Price: Brunch $10 onwards; Dinner $80 for half a roast (serve 4-6 pax) / $150 for a whole roast (serve 8-10 pax).
My Verdict: No frills meal made with simple, quality ingredients. Every meat lover’s must visit spot, good for sharing.