Sixth Avenue food gems along Bukit Timah road
Whenever the topic of Bukit Timah food is mentioned, the usual Bukit Timah cafes situated around that area come into conversation. Although it is true that Bukit Timah, or more specifically Sixth Avenue, is a home to several good cafes, there are way more good food places. Here are some Sixth Avenue food spots for your next makan session with friends.
1. Yakitori Lounge Hibiki
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Yakitori Lounge Hibiki is a Japanese restaurant and bar that specialises in yakitori. The skewers (from $3.30++) are either kampung chicken or kurobuta, which is their signature. Besides yakitori, the Sake Kurobuta Shabu Shabu ($69.80++) is also satisfying. The steamboat comes with a pork platter and an assortment of vegetables. Though mixed with sake, the broth is light and not overwhelmed by a strong alcohol flavour.
Address: 833 Bukit Timah Road, #01-06, Royalville, Singapore 279887
Opening hours: Daily 5pm to 11:30pm
Tel: 6519 6894
2. Brazil Churrasco
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The thought of going to a meat buffet definitely sounds good and that dream can be fulfilled at Brazil Churrasco. Brazil Churrasco offers Brazilian BBQ buffet at $49++, and it includes a free flow of meat and salad. Various cuts of beef, chicken, pork, lamb, and sausages are all available. Waiters will go over to your table with a huge chunk of skewered meat and slice thin slices of it over your plate.
Address: 14/16 Sixth Avenue, Singapore 276476
Opening hours: Daily 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 6463 1923
3. Ristorante Da Valentino
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Some regulars at Ristorante Da Valentino would say that the best dish they ever had there is the Burrata e Datterini V ($29.90++ for small, $55.90++ for large). It comes in a ball of fresh and creamy cheese with chunks of cherry tomatoes surrounding it. Another popular dish would be Fettuccine al Granchio ($32.90++) – squid ink fettuccine and crab meat tossed in tangy tomato sauce.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-19, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12pm to 2:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm to 3pm, 6pm to 10:30pm
Tel: 6462 0555
4. Simply Bread
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Simply Bread has always been my family’s go-to place for breakfast during the weekends. With a glass display showcasing a wide variety of bread, together with sandwiches and breakfast plates, it is no surprise that it became one of my favourite cafes. One of their signatures and also the dish I would always order is their Brunch Plate ($11.90++). This comes with eggs, sausages or honeyed ham steaks, and two slices of toast.
Address: 1 Fifth Ave, #01-03, Guthrie House, Singapore 268802
Opening hours: Daily 8am to 9pm
Tel: 6466 7767
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Go2eat is an affordable Western restaurant with a majority of their mains going at no more than $7. With that amount, you can get yourself grilled chicken, grilled fish, pasta, or a burger, and pair it with a sauce and two sides of your choice. Mushroom soup is also available as an add-on at $2.50.
Address: 15 Anamalai Avenue, Singapore 279985
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am to 11pm
Tel: 8224 5048
6. Meat N’ Chill
Just like its name suggests, Meat N’ Chill offers meat galore while you relax with your pals! A must-have item at this cafe is the Buffalo Wings ($10++), where a house-made spicy sauce is drizzled over the wings. Their Signature Pork Ribs ($21++), with sauces ranging from original to Bourbon, is also a dish not to be skipped.
Address: 805 Bukit Timah Road, #01-04, Sixth Avenue Centre, Singapore 279883
Opening hours: Tue-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm, 5:30pm to 11pm, Sat-Sun 11am to 3pm, 6pm to 11pm
Tel: 8812 4455
7. Little Diner
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When it comes to Little Diner, having their Old School Baked Mac & Cheese ($16.50++) to yourself can never go wrong. This dish comprises macaroni tossed in a triple cheese sauce before being topped with crispy breadcrumbs. Truffle lovers, go for their Version 2 Mac & Cheese Royale ($20.50++), which comes with wild mushrooms and the familiar truffle oil fragrance.
8. Asanoya Boulangerie
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Asanoya Boulangerie brings twists to their buns and a great example would be their Turtle Melon Pan ($3.50). This adorable bread bun has a sweet cookie crust posing as a turtle shell. They also serve several types of lava buns such as Matcha Salted Egg Croissant ($4.90) and Chocolate Lava Cube ($4.50), which has fillings that ooze out once you rip then bun apart.
Address: 913 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 589623
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 2pm, 3pm to 6pm
Tel: 6703 8713
9. Nam Kee Pau
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If the ke kou mian at Yishun is too far for you, you can get yourself a bowl at Nam Kee Pau instead. If you’ve been there done that with their Ke Kou Mian ($3.50), give their Mee Hoon Kueh ($3.50) and Big Pau ($1.80) a try too. These simple but delicious dishes will keep you coming back for more.
Address: 200 Turf Club Road, #01-09, Singapore 287994
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 10pm
10. The Tea Party Cafe
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The Tea Party Cafe is popular among students, with outlets in SMU, NUS, and near Ngee Ann Polytechnic. If it’s your first time here, get their Carbonara ($9.60) or Bacon Aglio ($9.60). These classics are filling, satisfying, and won’t cost you more than $10. With every main ordered, you can also get a glass of lemon tea and a bowl of soup – what a steal!
Address: 805 Bukit Timah Road, #01-07, Singapore 279883
Opening hours: Sun-Thur 11:30am to 11:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am to 12am
Tel: 6462 3563
Sixth Avenue and its stretch of eateries
Drive along Bukit Timah road and you are bound to spot a few of the eateries mentioned above. Wait no longer, pull over, it’s time for some good food! For more food places on Downtown Line, check out our list of Botanic Gardens and Beauty World food gems.