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  • Writer's pictureAlexandra Venkova

Singapore Favour-Eats

After my last post and releasing the world of marvellous Singapore in this blog, I have to proceed with something more substantial, and by this I mean literally substance (and not the caffeinated type). Next on the agenda is yummy places I keep coming back to. Please mind that these are not the typical local cuisine restaurants that a traveller or tourist might want to visit.

The list below is a compilation of eateries that serve my favourite dishes, which tend to be simpler in ingredients and a little more 'Western' (as they call them here). If you are an expat, or someone who is not that much into spice, these might be just for you. Personally when I find myself in any of these places, I feel a bit closer to home. If you are looking for something, Swedish or Italian, or perhaps something lighter for both tummy and taste buds, or maybe you just want to indulge in the beautiful surroundings as well as your meal... well keep reading, I might pleasantly surprise you.

East Coast Commune

1000 ECP, #01-03, Singapore 449876

Tucked away in the centrally located Marine Cove enclave in East Coast Park, East Coast Commune offers a truly comfort dining experience. A family friendly restaurant that serves a selection of wholesome meals for both brunch and dinner. They also offer vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options which is always a plus. My breakfast order: ACAI BOWL - Blended Acai Base, Berries, Seasonal Fruits, Homemade Granola, Nut Butter, Cacao Nibs

My lunch order: LAKSA PASTA - Gluten free Linguine, Tiger Prawn, Dried Shrimp, Coconut Cream, Cherry Tomatoes, Green Papaya, Scallions

Something to drink: MANGO APRICOT SMOOTHIE - Mango, Apricot, Passionfruit, Oat Milk, Turmeric and Mint and an Oat milk flat white (goes without saying)

Canteen by Trapeze Rec. Club

27 Tg Pagar Rd, #02-00, Singapore 088450

Canteen by Trapeze is actually part of Trapeze Recreational Club, a space dedicated to mindfulness and wellbeing. I am so so happy I found this gem, as I was looking for such a place for very long time. Their philosophy: "Wellbeing lies in finding a ‘Playful Balance’ across the eight dimensions of wellness, we aim to not take ourselves too seriously, and to advocate and destigmatise the pursuit of wellness, and to have fun while we’re at it." What more can I say... food is delicious, the interior is pure joy and delight to dine in. My order: Acai Bowl topped with fresh mango, granola, peanut butter and mulberries.

Something to drink: Any of their Ayurvedic smoothies.

Champion Bolo Bun

92 Tg Pagar Rd, Singapore 088513

It's not all about healthy foods, sometimes one must indulge in butter buns as well. Balance all the way! Champion Bolo Bun is a cute bolo bun concept store that welcomes huge crowds on daily basis, so be quick and visit early in the day or they might just run out of their best bun options. My order: The classic Bolo Bun or if really hungry the Curry Potato bun (contains chicken)

Something to drink: Champion's Lemon Tea

Blue Label Pizza & Wine

28 Ann Siang Rd, #B1-01, Singapore 069708

Would not be a favour-eats post, unless I share a pizza place as well. I eat pizza so very rarely and when I do, I always look for something special and Blue label Pizza and Wine did not disappoint. A great place for dinner in China town, but mind you will need a reservation, as the restaurant gets quite busy. My order: BLACK MAGIC - green asparagus, black truffle cream, jamón ibérico, manchego


32 N Canal Rd, Singapore 059288

Punch has become my go to breakfast place when I stay over in Singapore. Very Scandi atmosphere, yet with that special South-east Asian twist. The interior is calm and minimal, an open kitchen offers the visitors the opportunity to have a peek at their dishes being prepared, For those who enjoy dining outdoors, the restaurant offers outdoor seating under a lush canopy of tropical greens.

My order: Bircher Muesli - Soaked Oats, Grated Apples, Greek Yoghurt, Sliced Mango & Toasted Coconut Flakes and Scrambled Eggs (no toast)

My order from the weekend menu: Banana Porridge - Brûléed Sliced Banana on Creamy Oatmeal and Scrambled Eggs (no toast)

Something to drink: Do you even need me to write it down... oat milk flat white


155 Waterloo St, #01-07, Singapore 187962

Not going to lie, stack grabbed me with it's vibrant colours and hip interior. And then came the waffles... They come in four variations. Yaks is a buttermilk waffle topped with kaya (local coconut jam) soft serve, coffee cream cheese, shoyu caramel and coconut granola, Fluff Monster consists of buttermilk waffles with caramelised bananas, chocolate hazelnut and torched marshmallow puff, and Berry Manilow is made of liege waffles with mixed berry compote, pink cream and maple white chocolate sauce. Any of these is welcome after a 12km walk.

Fika Cafe

257 Beach Rd, Singapore 199539

I did say Swedish in the beginning of this post, didn't I. Well if you know me, you know me... can't resist Swedish meatballs and these are so so much better then the IKEA ones. Fika cafe serves other Swedish delicacies too and in a very fitting cosy, bright and welcoming space.

Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique, Beach Road

263 Beach Rd, Singapore 199542

Finally we end with dessert. Birds of Paradise is a boutique gelatteria that serves flavours inspired by nature. Here you might find some truly unique and unheard of combinations. They infuse their gelato using natural and local botanical ingredients: fruits, flowers, pods, herbs, and spices, familiar to the Asian palette and a wonder to foreign visitors. I am still in the process of trying all the flavours, would recommend you to take a chance, be brave and be bold with your selection.


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