Goblet of fire, anyone?
Planning to visit the Lion City soon? Aside from the well-known tourist spots like the Gardens by the Bay, Universal Studios Singapore, the Singapore Zoo, and the art museums, you might wanna check out some of these beautiful themed and Instagram-worthy restaurants and cafes all around the city.
Step up your A-game on your upcoming trip and visit places like a Parisian-themed patisserie, a fairy tale-themed coffee shop, a superhero-inspired restaurant, and even a Harry Potter-themed bistro. These unique spots with different quirky concepts will surely spice up your Singapore experience.
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Antoinette is a Parisian-inspired patisserie and cafe named after the last queen of France. They’re famous for having some of the most beautifully-detailed dessert creations such as their la rose cupcake, invader inside chocolate series, and their terrarium cakes that are just too stunning to eat!
Take a trip down Drury Lane with coffee, cake, and their specialty breakfast menu like their Eggs Benedict, Pancake Bacon, Salted Egg Yolk sandwich, and Brekkie Bowl with avocado, smoked salmon, and kale.
Boufe is a simple and minimalist-designed cafe that provides quality dishes and fashion items on the side. It’s popular for its sleek interiors, making it a popular location choice for shoots and events. We wish we can try that beautiful milky way pastry and the unicorn cake!
A casual, cosy cafe serving great artisan coffee with fresh food ranging from all-day breakfast to pastas and even more. All individually prepared and nothing instant. No frills, no pretence.
Windowsill is an outdoor woods-inspired cafe that specializes in savory and dessert crepes. We heard that their pumpkin pecan and s’mores pie are must-tries here!
Symmetry is a restaurant and bar nestled in a serene spot within Jalan Kubor where coffee, food, drinks, music, and people sync. Inspired by the Australian culture and French cuisine, Symmetry presents diners with a casual dining experience with menu offerings that can be shared with friends, families and loved ones.
From the name itself, The Reading Room is a library-themed cafe that serves brunch meals and specialty coffee. Unlike other cafes that carry only a few books, this one has many shelves filled with different genres such as suspense, romance, and comedy.
Platform 1094 is a popular Harry Potter-themed bistro that serves modern Western dishes like ribs, steaks, and pasta. Their popular items in the menu include the Black Magic dessert and the Goblet of Fire drink made from blue curacao liquor, lime juice, and torched Bacardi 151 rum.
Blisshouse is a fairy tale-themed restaurant that’s popular for their interior elements such as the beautiful white carriage inspired from Cinderella, the swings, and the velvet sofas. It’s usually booked for events like weddings and birthday parties.
The Little Prince Cafe is a whimsical dessert cafe that serves coffee, sweet and savory waffles, and hand-crafted gelato. If you’re a Little Prince fan, you’re going to love their interiors filled with illustrations from different scenes in the book. They also sell plush toys, mugs, accessories and books here.
This cafe is an old school, classroom-inspired destination where you can find quirky elements such as the menu written on the chalkboard and on ‘exercise books’, and biscuits popular in their good ol’ childhood days. It’s a different kind of experience because it gives you a piece of old Singaporean history.
Kombi Rocks is a vintage-themed diner where you can relive the good ‘ol days with their Volkswagen parked outside, the typewriters and posters, and other items inside that are mostly for sale too!
Open Farm Community is an outdoor dining experience that aims to unite the community with nature, using their farm-to-table concept. You can even visit their ‘edible garden city’ where everything you see planted can be consumed!
Hyde & Co. is an English-themed cafe that serves excellent tea, coffee, and pastries. They also serve meals here like pasta, waffles, and more.
Project Acai is a cafe dedicated to health and wellness with their wide variety of acai smoothie bowls that you can have as a meal or as a healthy dessert!
Curious Palette is another one of those IG-worthy cafes because of its white walls, minimalist interiors, and the photogenic items in the menu. We heard that the ricotta hotcakes is a must-try here!
Wheeler’s Yard is one of the popular industrial-inspired cafes in Singapore with an in-house bicycle atelier. The interiors is somewhat like a huge warehouse with high ceilings and tons of bicycles displayed inside.
From the name itself, Hungry Heroes is a superhero-themed restaurant that serves Western dishes like burgers, steaks, and ribs. This place is like a museum filled with statues of Ironman, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, and more!
If you didn’t get the reference, Hatter Street is an Alice in Wonderland-inspired dessert cafe that serves waffles, ice cream, and other pastries. You’ll see different interior elements around the place that pays homage to the story of the book.
Paddy Hills is a well-known cafe in Singapore that is popular for their very photogenic, berry ricotta pancakes. Other items in their menu are also Instagram-friendly, and so are the interiors!
The Affogato Bar serves all-day coffee and a great selection of bagels but you really musn’t leave without trying their signature affogato creations. The Banana Ramble comes highly recommended. If you’re a chocolate lover, order the Death by Chocolate – a scoop of rich chocolate ice cream served with brownie bites and a double-shot of Costa Rican espresso.
Fun Fact: The word affogato means "drowned" in Italian. This is likely how the unique dessert got its name - it's essentially frozen gelato "drowned" in espresso.
East meets West at D’Good Cafe. The popular brunch spot boasts an extensive fusion menu with dishes Slow-Braised Cider Pork Cheek, Durian and Coconut Deutsch Skillet Pancakes and more. This spot is also known to serve one of the most affordably priced lobster rolls. At just 22 SGD, you can enjoy fresh Boston lobster tossed in tarragon mayo and stuffed in a toasted bun.
If a sandwich isn’t enough to tide you over for lunch – because, let’s be honest, we’re Asian – the folks over at Populus make excellent rice bowls. choose from Heirloom Beef Rendang with Peranakan achar, Singapore chicken rice-inspired Fried Chicken Cutlet, Roasted Teriyaki Salmon, and Truffle Wagyu Beef. Make sure you save room for their desserts which are not only decadent, but also extremely photogenic.
Bee’s Knees, nestled within Singapore Botanic Gardens, is a hideout far from the hustle and bustle of the city that allows you to dine within lush greenery, which makes it a perfect spot for weekend brunch.
We hope one (or all) of these restaurants open soon in Manila! Bookmark this article for your upcoming trip to Singapore. Don’t forget to tag us on your food adventures on Instagram @bookyapp and use the hashtag #bookymanila for a chance to get your photo featured next time!