Maple & Market

Baker Sarah Khaw (formerly of Loysel’s Toy) puts out sweets like maple and bacon cupcakes ($3.50) and Chocolate on Chocolate cake ($6) at this stylish bakery. She also does baking classes (from $45).

Napoleon Food & Wine Bar

The buzz: The young team behind this wine bar comprises expats Jean Christophe Cadoret and Pearl Pillaert, who both have day jobs in finance. They’ve found a prime location on red hot dining street Telok Ayer, right next to hip Loh Lik Peng resto The Market Grill.  The décor: It’s pretty slick but still accessible […]

Sinpopo BRAND

This retro eatery by the folks behind Awfully Chocolate offers old school sweets like durian pengat ($6.90), gula melaka soft jelly ($4.90) and bubur cha cha ($3.90). Plus, there are savory items such as nasi lemak ($8.90). 

Menzo Butao

This first outlet by Japanese ramen chain Menzo Butao offers ramen (from $12.90) with different pork soup bases such as Kuroo (black garlic) and Akao (red chilli). There are also side dishes like fried gyoza ($5.90). ♥ ramen? These get our loudest slurps.


This wine cellar & store (which carries mostly Australian bottles) in the space formerly occupied by The Pigeonhole offers over 200 labels (from $30) from more than 50 boutique vineyards. Merchants is in I-S Best Bars Guide 2014. Download your copy to see where else you should be partying.