Breakfast at Killiney rhymes with Breakfast in Tiffany and Killiney Kopitiam is an icon in its own right in Singapore. Breakfast in Tiffany might have become associated with highbrow stuff but in the movie, Breakfast in Tiffany, Audrey Hepburn was merely having a pastry while drinking a cup of coffee out of a paper bag outside Tiffany’s. Killiney Kopitiam has no hint of glamour but toast and coffee you can certainly get at Killiney. This humble coffee shop that is graced by Singaporeans from all walks of life – from your very ordinary patrons to those who hold the highest office in the corporate world and in the country – now offers a wide range of breakfast items as well as substantial dishes throughout the day.Read More »Breakfast at Killiney Kopitiam Siglap
兰亭 Lan Ting Cuisine & Wine is a new Chinese restaurant that has just opened in March. Located in Springvale along East Coast Road, this new restaurant in Siglap offers Chinese dishes presented in interesting ways. The setting is pleasant and prices are reasonable. After just one visit, we think that 兰亭 Lan Ting is one of the best restaurants in Siglap for Chinese food.
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Cafe Mondo (which was operating in Orchard Central) has re-branded itself as FLAVA Asia Bistro and Grill and moved to Siglap. The new FLAVA restaurant in Siglap still serves New Zealand Kapiti ice cream and offers all day dining. The food menu has renditions of popular dishes with Asian flavours like Curry Chicken Pie, Peking Duck Pizza, Seafood Laksa Pesto, Balinese Beef Stew and Chilli Crab Linguine. Read More »FLAVA (Closed)
Siglap can add another plank to its table of great eateries. Tucked away in a little corner of Opera Estate, Plank Sourdough Pizza serves good pizza in a chic and cosy space. It is easy to like the place. Unsurprisingly, it has become a popular spot for residents in the neighborhood.
(Updated August 2016) According to the book Celebrating SIGLAP, the name of this leafy area around Upper East Coast Road was derived when “a Malay chieftain, Tok Lasam, who upon first landing in the area during a particularly dark thunderstorm, called it Si-gelap, which translated literally from Malay means darkness that conceals“. Today, there is no concealing that Siglap is a unique enclave in the East of Singapore with a laid-back vibe and a bustling cafe scene. The cafes in Siglap range from the new wave coffee joints to the ones serving traditional local coffee or teh tarik.
Frankel Estate is one of the few remaining areas in Singapore where no high rise apartments or flats can be seen. The low density residential area boasts a high concentration of cafes. There may be more bakeries and cafes in Frankel Avenue and Siglap Drive than many average shopping malls.
The old favourite Cedele has been joined by new hip cafes in Frankel Avenue like Dutch Colony Coffee Co. There is no lack of options whether you want some sweet desserts or savoury light bites or when you just want a cup of coffee or tea or something stronger. There are places open as early as 7.30 am and more than a few stay open till 10 pm.