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18 Jul 2019

8 Restaurants and Cafes in Joo Chiat and Katong to Visit

8 Restaurants and Cafes in Joo Chiat and Katong to Visit

Aside from being a charming area rich in Peranakan culture and heritage, Joo Chiat and Katong is also a treasure trove with great restaurants and cafes offering diverse cuisines. If you’re planning on exploring the area and embarking on a heritage and food trail around the area, here are some great restaurants and cafes to stop at and fuel up along the way! 

Read on to find out more about places like Beriwell, Forty Hands, 6 Letter Coffee and more!

1. Baba Chews Bar & Eatery

What better way to immerse yourself in the Peranakan culture than to indulge in authentic Peranakan cuisine? Situated in the heart of Joo Chiat within the historical Old Joo Chiat Police Station building, Baba Chews Bar & Eatery puts a contemporary spin on their dishes and serves up food infused with local flavours such as the Chilli Crab Cake. 

Apart from burgers and sandwiches, you can also pick from a wide selection of hearty mains including Nonya Laksa and Ayam Buah Keluak to fuel up before going on with the rest of your day! 

Address: 86 East Coast Road Katong Square, Singapore 428788

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 6.30am-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 6.30am-12am

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2. Braseiro Restaurant

Fighting some strong meat cravings? This is the sign you’ve been waiting for. Braseiro Restaurant is a no frills meat joint serving up a fantastic feast. Whether you’re feeling like eating flame-grilled steak, skewers or chicken, they have it all here alongside unlimited baskets of hand-made french fries and fresh lettuce! 

With an exciting lineup of beverages ranging from soft drinks to beer and cocktails, have a hearty meal and unwind in the cosy 2 storey shophouse. On cooler evenings, choose to dine alfresco and bask in the chill ambience on the rooftop garden! 

Address: 333 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427588

Opening Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 6pm-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 11am-3pm, 6pm-12am
Sunday: 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm

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3. 6 Letter Coffee

Take a break and relax at 6 Letter Coffee to fuel up. Here, you can choose to have breakfast food for lunch or dinner! Aside from their all-day breakfast and brunch, they also have pastas and burgers. For those feeling just a little peckish, you can pick from a variety of sides like Sweet-Spicy Wings and Truffle Fries.

6 Letter Coffee sure brews up a mean cup of coffee, so caffeine lovers can look forward to a good cuppa joe with a Flat White, Long Black or a Hazelnut Latte with skillful latte art. For the ultimate relaxation session, pamper yourself with a manicure or pedicure at the #8 Letter Mani-Pedi tucked behind the cafe! 

Address: 259 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437047

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Sunday: 8am-10pm
Closed on Mondays

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4. Beriwell

Need a respite from the sweltering heat? Cool off at Beriwell located along East Coast Road, just across from Katong V! Specialising in acai soft serve, you’ll feel like you’ve been whisked straight to a sandy beach surrounded by lush greenery. Dishing out icy smoothies and acai soft serves that are vegan friendly, gluten free and dairy free, it’s the perfect guilt-free sweet treat. 

Grab a friend or have both the superswirl and smoothie to yourself! Pick from a range of toppings including fruits, granola and a nut butter, and treat yourself to a refreshing smoothie chock full with berries and superfood. Indulging in your desserts while surrounded by the tropical themed furniture and wallpaper will whisk you straight to your dream holiday in the tropics. 

Address: 19E East Coast Road, #01-01, Singapore 428746

Opening Hours:
Sunday-Thursday: 9am-11pm
Friday-Saturday: 9am-11.30pm

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5. VietSea Restaurant

If you’re craving authentic Vietnamese food, the dishes at VietSea Restaurant are the real deal. Having given extra thought to the composition of each item down to the textures and flavours, pick from a variety of dishes like noodles, soups and seafood platters. Generously seasoned with spices, chilies and sauces to enhance the flavours of the food, have a wholesome dining experience among the decorated interior that pays homage to traditional Vietnamese settings. Open till midnight daily, it’s the perfect place to satiate those late night cravings! 

Address: 304 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427555

Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 12pm-12am

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6. Forty Hands (East Coast)

Forty Hands was part of the flock of cafes around Tiong Bahru and this beloved cafe has opened another spot along East Coast Road. Stepping into Forty Hands is akin to going back in time- the floors are fitted with vintage tiles and there are tins of their house coffee lining the counter. Complete with marbled tabletops and warm lighting, this cosy cafe guarantees a solid coffee brew with beans from Common Man Coffee Roasters that’ll give you that caffeine fix to boost your energy. 

For an adventurous bite, why not give their Stinky Har Cheong Gai Waffle a go? With crispy yet succulent shrimp paste chicken and a sunny side up served atop a waffle, crank the heat up a notch with their sambal maple syrup that hits the sweet, spicy and savoury spots all at once! 

Address: 226 East Coast Road, Singapore 428923

Opening Hours:
Saturday-Wednesday: 7am-5pm
Thursday-Friday: 7am-10pm

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7. Homeground Coffee Roasters

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Situated in a stunning and brightly-lit space, Homeground Coffee Roasters offers some of the best coffee around including filter coffee, cold brew and more. Have a cuppa accompanied by some freshly baked bites like their fragrant Cruffins of many flavours (Kaya! Passionfruit!). 

Interested in bagging some coffee beans home? You can do that here, with various seasonal blends often being rolled out. Heads up oat milk lovers, for they serve their coffee with the option of adding renowned Minor Figures Oat Milk! 

Address: 475 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427682

Opening Hours:
Monday-Tuesday and Thursday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
Saturday-Sunday: 9am to 6pm
Closed on Wednesdays

Get your artisanal coffee fix at Homeground Coffee Roasters today! 

8. Birds of Paradise

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Birds of Paradise has upped the ice cream game with their botanical-flavoured gelato. The whiff of their thyme-infused cones hits you as soon as you step into the quaint space and lingers even as you stand in front of the ice cream display, spoilt for choice by the number of flavours available. 

Introduce your tastebuds to a whole new world of flavours including Lemongrass Ginger, Spiced Pear, White Chrysanthemum and even Pandan. Herby, fruity and spicy flavours, you want it, Birds of Paradise has it. Complete with a beautiful pastel-tropical wall and minimalist cups, getting a dessert from Birds of Paradise is an entirely Instagram-worthy experience in itself. 

Address: 63 E Coast Rd, 01-05, Singapore 428776

Opening Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday: 12pm-10pm
Friday-Saturday: 12pm-10.30pm
Sunday: 12pm-10pm
Closed on Mondays

Have a taste of heaven at Birds of Paradise today!

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