Five Oars Coffee Roasters (FOCR) is another new ‘hipster cafe’ that has opened in Singapore. It is along Tanjong Pagar Road, near the junction with Maxwell Road. Like many such restaurants, it serves western style cuisine, including all day breakfast kind of food, pasta and well brewed coffee. A night menu offers more serious food options after 5pm.
Jypsy Martin Road is a new cafe concept by PS Cafe. 38 Martin Road (near Mohamed Sultan) was formerly occupied by another member of the PS Cafe group – Chopsuey. They have transformed the space into a casual Japanese restaurant. In keeping with their ability to churn out one stylish cafe after another in Singapore, the new restaurant Jypsy PS Cafe is another lovely place that looks like no other in Singapore. The place is less lavish and more relaxed but it is certainly no “gypsy”.
We have not seen the word “coffeehouse” used in a long while. We associate the word with the cafes of the 70s such as the Skillets Coffeehouse in Supreme House. At that time it was used to denote a trendy Westernised restaurant. Then in the 90s the description fell into disuse. Coffeehouses were no longer in fashion. But like all things fashionable, they (like bell bottoms) do come back. Atlas Coffeehouse is located in Singapore’s equivalent of the Flatiron Building in New York City. While not as tall as the one in NYC, No 6 Duke’s Road is also a building with a sharp corner at the junction of Bukit Timah and Duke’s Road. The star occupant at this building is Atlas Coffeehouse on the ground floor. Almost in the middle of nowhere, we were surprised to see a bustling cafe with full occupancy on a weekday morning.
(Updated November 2018) Brunch has become a weekend routine for many in Singapore. Get out of bed late, have a good meal before starting a day full of activities or more lazing around. We share our 2018 list of favourite of weekend brunch places that are open on weekends from 11 am or earlier. We will add to our list of TOP Weekend Brunch Places in Singapore in the course of the year as we discover new and good weekend brunch places.
There are many interesting places to visit and things to do in Singapore during the weekends in May 2018. The Hari Raya Raya bazaar and light-up on 12 May 2018 will be at the new Wisma Geylang Serai. The Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar will run from 16 May to mid June 2018. Other events to look out for in May will include Concerts in Singapore Botanic Gardens (including World Music at the Garden 19 May); Chinese Dance Fiesta 2018 (18 – 26 May 2018); Cold Storage Kids Run (20 May 2018); DBS Marina Regatta 2018 (26 & 27 May); Pesta Ubin (26 & 27 May); and ArtBox Singapore (25 May – 3 Jun 2018). Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is on 13 May. Weekends are also great for leisurely meals and for travelling a little further to explore eating places. If you need ideas, here is The Ordinary Patrons’ (TOP) Where to Eat this Weekend May 2018 edition.