New restaurants in August 2021
We’re into the thick of it when it comes to P2HA 2.0, which means now, more than ever, do F&B establishments need our support. While dining out is still banned till 18 August, you can show your support by taking away or ordering delivery from some of these new restaurants to check out in August.
1. Orange & Teal
Orange & Teal is established by local politician Chee Soon Juan. Upon its opening, this Rochester-based cafe drew long queues day after day, with the public curious to try out first-hand what a politician’s foray into F&B would taste like.
We went down to give the dishes a gamble, and we’re here to report that Orange & Teal specialises in homely fare. While the dishes don’t have the most finesse, prices are nett, and the service at the cafe makes you feel well taken care of, in spite of the bustle.
Try the Creamy Butter Tuscan Salmon ($20.80), where a generous portion of butter-poached salmon is served on a bed of lightly sauced linguini, or treat yourself to their Okinawa Milk Tea Cake ($5.60) for tea of dessert. Do take note that lunch offerings are only available for order after 11:30am!
Read our Orange & Teal review.
Address: 35 Rochester Drive, #02-12, Rochester Mall, Singapore 138639
Opening hours: Sun, Tue-Thurs 11am to 9pm, Fri-Sat 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6993 1006
2. Cafe Kuriko
Cafe Kuriko in Funan Mall is a cosy little Japanese eatery that specialises in mont blanc desserts. Relive your holidays in Japan by ordering their made-to-order, customisable mont blanc desserts, served with either sweet potato or waguri puree, atop a base of chestnut or cheese cream. These desserts are priced at a flat $13.90++.
Savouries are also available, including a range of cha-nabe dishes, great to enjoy on rainy days. Their Aburi Chicken Soya Truffle Flavour ($15.90++) cha nabe comes with a creamy soya milk broth, accented with the earthy notes of truffle oil.
Read our Cafe Kuriko review.
Address: 107 North Bridge Road, #01-11, Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 9pm
Tel: 6360 3246
Milkfish, located at Basement One of Raffles City, sees a collaboration with local collagen soup brand Áo Broth. Slow-boiled with clams and its namesake fish, the creamy, sweet soup at Milkfish contains no dairy, MSG, or preservatives. The Signature Soup ($12.80++) features slices of red snapper alongside clams, a fresh prawn, vegetables, tofu, and a house-made meat patty. For something more luxurious, get the Premium Soup Set ($32.80++), which includes half a lobster, a whole abalone, and scallops!
We also tried the Grilled Whole Milkfish Belly ($19++) that’s good for sharing among two to four, and Marinated Chilled Tomatoes ($3++ for eight), where cherry tomatoes are peeled and marinated to appetising, sweet ends.
Address: 252 North Bridge Road, B1-44F, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 8pm
Tel: 6254 4946
4. SOS Bar Grill
Founded by a group of expat friends from Canada and the USA, SOS Bar Grill is a new restaurant to try this August. They aim to serve authentic American bar grub in the CBD, at wallet-friendly prices. Most of the menu is under $20++, with hearty bar bites, burgers and sliders, tacos, and mains to choose from.
The Dirty Dog ($12++) is a loaded pork hotdog served on a brioche bun, delightfully messy to chow down on with a beer alongside. For something more substantial, their SOS Burger ($16++) is a house signature, with a juicy, thick beef patty being the main attraction. Toppings include the classic full month: cheese, crispy bacon, sauteed onions, lettuce, tomato, gherkins, and sauce.
Spend $100 on your order and get free islandwide delivery.
Address: 6 Marina Boulevard, #01-18/19, The Sail at Marina Bay, Singapore 018985
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10:30pm
5. Tearuk Dessert Bar
Rediscover your love for BKK on home turf at bubble tea cafe Tearuk Dessert Bar. This cafe has recently gained plenty of traction on social media for their Yaowarat Thai buns, aka over-filled, grilled buns.
Eight flavours are available, with notable ones being their Thai Milk Tea ($2.90) and Taro Coconut ($2.90) flavours. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, then try their savoury options, such as Ham And Cheese ($2.90), Pizza ($2.90), and Crab Mayo ($2.90). The cosy little cafe also offers a variety of bubble tea drinks with a Thai twist, so expect coconut shakes and more.
Read our Tearuk Dessert Bar review.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-10B, The Grandstand, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 7pm
Tel: 8786 5899
6. Common Man Coffee Roasters Joo Chiat
Image credit: @commonmancoffee
Popular cafe and coffee roaster brand Common Man Coffee Roasters are making their mark on the East with their latest opening at Joo Chiat. The cafe takes over the ground floor of a heritage shophouse, and aims to be your new Eastside pitstop for brunch and coffee.
Image credit: Common Man Coffee Roasters
Outlet-exclusive items are a menu highlight here, including their Sourdough Pancakes ($24++), available in both sweet and savoury versions. For something rib-stickingly hearty, then their Common Man Full Breakfast ($29++), is one to order, as you get a heaping plateful of all the elements that go into your usual full English breakfast, done better.
Read more about Common Man Coffee Roasters Joo Chiat.
Address: 185 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427456
Opening hours: Daily 7:30am to 5:30pm (last order at 5pm)
7. Mr Holmes Bakehouse
We all know and love cruffins, but not many of us know where this happy experiment between the croissant and muffin hails from. Mr Holmes Bakehouse is here to school us, as this famous San Francisco bakery is not only the originator of the cruffin, but makes an extensive rainbow of different cruffin flavours.
Find all of these at their Orchard bakery, with flavours like Peanut Butter Milkshake Cruffin ($5.80++) and Plum Yuzu Jam ($6.50++) to entice you into a sugar high. The bakery also serves regular croissants, brioche doughnuts, and savoury sandwiches too.
Read our Mr Holmes Bakehouse review.
Address: 9 Scotts Road, #01-01/02/03, Pacific Plaza, Singapore 228210
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 6pm
Tel: 6334 0308
8. Paris Baguette PLQ
Image credit: Paris Baguette
Another bakery-cafe on the list is Paris Baguette’s new outlet in PLQ, aka Paya Lebar Square. This new 80-seater cafe has exclusive outlet features, such as a counter where you can grab bakes freshly out from the oven, and a bread display.
Also launching are two new Royal Pudding flavours: Coconut, and Lychee, both priced at $4.80. Though dine-in is not available now, the outlet has plenty of takeaway and delivery deals to celebrate the new opening.
Read more about Paris Baguette PLQ.
Address: 10 Paya Lebar Road,#01-03/05/06, PLQ Mall, Singapore 409057
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6955 8800
New restaurants and cafes to dine at this August 2021
Support all the new restaurants and cafes that have opened in August 2021 to keep the F&B scene in Singapore going through this difficult time. As we look forward to the reopening of dining-in come 18 August, you can also lend your support to hawkers without online delivery in the East, who need all the help they can get.