The Tree Cafe, a casual place to eat @ The Cathay


The Tree Cafe at Cathay is a simple, casual place to eat. Located on level 3 of the Cathay building at Dhoby Ghaut, it is a convenient place to have a quick bite if you are watching a movie at Cathay or if you happen to be in the area. It is a peaceful place and a short walk away from Plaza Singapura which can get too noisy and crowded for our liking.

The Tree Cafe Cathay
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Brunch at Assembly Ground, Cathay Cineplex


Where to eat before or after a movie at the Cathay Cineplex?   We suggest Assembly Ground cafe.  That was where we our brunch the other day.  It is a pleasant cafe on the ground floor. Easy to find, just enter the main entrance, walk past these colourful versions of Jeff Koons’ balloon dogs and it is right in front of you.  I hope these dogs are not permanent installations.  While one of them is cute, the other one is not toilet trained and they don’t match the grand art deco look of the Cathay Building.

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New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES – Tze Char in a Swanky Locale


New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES is a new outlet by New Ubin Seafood. This is currently their second restaurant in Singapore. The other one is in the Hillview area (you can read about our visit here). Hitherto, we have associated New Ubin with gritty locations – their existing Hillview outlet is in a canteen of an industrial building, having moved there from the Sin Ming car workshops area. The New Ubin Seafood CHIJMES outlet marks a departure from that impression. A Tze Char or  Zhi Char (煮炒) restaurant has moved into the posh neighbourhood of CHIJMES right in the heart of the Singapore CBD.

CHIJMES Lawn

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Plaza Singapura Restaurants & Food Places

Plaza Singapura Orchard Road

The varied & exciting dining options of Plaza Singapura restaurants and food places make the shopping mall a food paradise in Orchard Road. There are many casual affordable restaurants & cafes offering a wide variety of cuisines.

Chinese | Japanese | KoreanSouth East Asian |  Western & Fusion | Coffee & Tea |

Plaza Singapura Night - 1

You can find kiosks selling take-aways like Korean fried chicken and British fish & chips and casual diners like Lokkee, Arteastiq, Nam Nam and Bangkok Jam, as well as  Michelin-starred Hong Kong dim sum restaurant Tim Ho Wan. Local and regional cuisines are well represented. Al fresco dining, local and international coffee chains and a spiffy looking food court add to the allure of Plaza Singapura as a dining destination.

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Sweet Mary’s Singapore @ POMO, new dessert bar near Cathay


Sweet Mary’s Singapore is a new dessert cafe that opened at POMO. Its location in Selegie (next to the Cathay Cineplex and education places such as SMU, NAFA and SOTA) makes it a convenient stopover for students and others to catch a cold dessert to escape from the Singapore heat. Sweet Mary’s is affiliated to Montana, a cafe that we like. Montana is located immediately above Sweet Mary’s Singapore. They are connected by an internal staircase. We proceeded downstairs for dessert after our brunch at Montana.

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