House of Peranakan Capitol Piazza is the latest outlet of the House of Peranakan group of restaurants. According to the House of Peranakan website, they were established in Katong in the 80s and has been “managed by a pure Peranakan family for three generations”. Its other outlets are in Katong, Siglap and Tiong Bahru.
The Comnam Raffles City Vietnamese restaurant is one of the many outlets of the diverse Les Amis restaurant group. Their brands range from high-end offerings such as the flagship Les Amis restaurant and Japanese restaurant Aoki to the more affordable ones such as the successful Nam Nam Noodle Bar that has outlets in four locations in Singapore. ComNam Vietnamese Street Eats is the “younger sibling” of NamNam Noodle Bar chain founded by Chef-Owner Nam Quoc Nguyen with the Les Amis Group in August 2014. So far there is only one outlet in Singapore – Comnam Raffles City.
Coffee Academics Raffles City is the Hong Kong-based Coffee Academics’ second outlet in Singapore. Their first in Scotts Square opened in 2015 and has remained popular ever since. The good coffee and beautiful decor had impressed us during our visit. Coffee Academics Raffles City may bear the same name, but it looks quite different from the Scotts outlet. Shoe-horned into a tight space next to Tiong Bahru Bakery in the basement of Raffles City, we thought that it did not have the spaciousness and progressiveness that we associate with their first outlet.