Locals in the know like to eat at Katong Square because it has varied and interesting F&B options, is relatively quiet and has convenient parking facilities. Enticing offerings of restaurants and cafes in Katong Square range from local kopi and craft beer to Taiwanese porridge and Peranakan pulled pork burger.
The site of the old Joo Chiat Police Station, which was formerly occupied by Katong Village, was re-developed into Katong Square a few years ago. The development includes Holiday Inn Express and Hotel Indigo and a 2 storey mall.
Unlike busy malls, Katong Square mall has a serene atmosphere. It is a good place for a unhurried meal or to savour coffee or tea tea nice and slow.
Have a look at The Ordinary Patrons’ list of places to drink and eat at Katong Square to find one that may fit your budget and palate.
Baba Chews is the all day dining restaurant of Hotel Indigo at Katong Square. The usual hotel dining items are available but it also serves Peranakan food.
Baba Chews is also a bar and a coffee house featuring blends by Common Man Coffee Roasters. See our post Baba Chews Katong Square.
They revamped their menu recently. Besides Peranakan favourites, Smashed Avocado with Crumpets, Nasi Lemak, Belgian Waffles with Berries and more are on the menu.
Baba Chews Bar and Eatery 86 East Coast Road #01-01 Katong Square Singapore 428788
A new Starbucks outlet has just opened in one of the conserved old buildings in Katong Square. It is rather spacious and is an ideal place for a good cup of artisan coffee far from the maddening crowd.
Sake Hall is a casual Japanese eatery serving ramen, rice bowls, grilled fish, oden and a few side dishes. An enticing range of more than 40 types of sake caters to those serious about the Japanese beverage made by fermenting rice.