New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: April 2021

April has brought us April Fools pranks, Easter celebrations, thundery showers, and of course, lots more cafes and restaurants to enjoy, from a pink Moroccan-themed cafe to a new Korean-inspired bakery at CHIJMES.

Five Oars Coffee
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For A Refreshed Brunch Spot
Fans of Five Oars Coffee will remember their Tanjong Pagar location, but will definitely be in for a surprise when visiting their new location at East Coast Road. Think exposed brick walls, warm lights and open spaces, a stark contrast to their white minimalist decor at their old location. Besides stellar coffee, Five Oars also has brunch plates that will put you in the perfect weekend mood! Their Mentaiko Mac & Cheese ($16) is a crowd favourite, a cheesy, umami bomb with bits of crab and prawn throughout. Another plate not to miss is their Crab Scramble ($23), housemade sourdough with a blanket of creamy scrambled eggs, topped with sweet crab meat, feta, ebiko and a kick of spice from the togarashi on top.

Photo by Burppler Cassie Ong

For Freshly Baked Breads and Pastries
Dough at CHIJMES is reminiscent of a certain popular cafe in Seoul that serves freshly baked goods as well. With a wide selection of both savoury and sweet bakes, there's bound to be something for everyone! Try their Strawberry Brioche ($5), a strawberry custard-filled brioche bun with a layer of crunchy meringue on top. Burppler Julius Lim noticed a touch of basil in the meringue, which he thought gave a unique touch. Dough also serves coffees to perfectly complement your choice of baked treats, making it the perfect spot to hang out for the afternoon!

800 Woodfired Pizza

For Specialty Wood Fired Pizzas
Hankering for some carby comfort? 800 Woodfired Pizza at Kinex will satisfy your doughy cravings! Choose from 5 speciality pizzas, including the Chicken Pesto Pizza ($17), topped with fresh housemade rotisserie chicken with a green pesto base. If none of the specialities tempts you, you can build your own from a selection of over 25 toppings! For those with a more carnivorous appetite, 800 Woodfired Pizza also serves up whole Rotisserie Chicken ($36), complete with 2 house sauces for dipping.

Little Farms Bistro

For Feel Good Brunch Plates
Little Farms has opened another outlet in Katong, much to the delight of Easties! Known for serving up dishes made from the freshest produce and meats, this grocer-cafe does a classic Smashed Avocado On Toast ($18) and tops it with feta and poached eggs for that extra oomph. With an in-house butcher, you are guaranteed freshness when you order their Australian Mirrool Creek Lamb Shank ($30), served with roasted vegetables, baby potatoes, Cabernet Sauvignon jus. The best part about Little Farms is that you can also shop at their connecting grocer to pick up your essentials, or to try to recreate some of their dishes in the comfort of your own home!


For Stunning Omakase
Fukui is inspired by its namesake prefecture, a coastal settlement in Japan. Nestled along Mohammed Sultan Road, Fukui's interiors are warmly decorated with traditional wood detailing, creating an inviting atmosphere for omakase. Be spoilt for choice with 9 types of omakase lunch sets and 4 dinner sets, of varying price points and selections. Their menu refreshes monthly with the seasonal produce they bring in, so every visit is bound to be a unique experience!

Sommer Dining
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For Contemporary Fine Dining
Helmed by Chef Lewis Barker, Sommer aims to bring a personal approach to modern European cuisine. Located at The Sail at Marina Bay, this cosy restaurant offers a special Discovery menu ($68), exclusively for lunch, making it an ideal place for a lunch appointment. The Discovery Menu is a 6-course menu, while they have more extensive Inspiration ($168) and Experience ($228) menus that showcase a carefully curated selection of seafood and meats. You can opt for wine pairing with your menu of choice, and have their sommelier elevate your dining experience with his pairings!

Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

For A Piece of Kyoto
Momiji Cafe in King Albert Park provides a getaway to the four seasons in Kyoto, with private rooms decorated in a manner reminiscent of each season. The real star of the show here is their series of Hot Sandwiches, featuring a variety of fillings, including Azuki paste and butter served with ice cream, which brings you straight back to Kyoto.  If you're in a savoury mood, try their Baked Sandwich series instead. Momiji offers Tonkatsu, Chicken Katsu, White Fish, Takenoko (Kyoto Bamboo Shoot) and Kani (Crab Salad) fillings for your Baked Sandwiches.

La Fez
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For Moroccan Inspired Fare
Le Fez along East Coast Road has already generated lots of hype online with its pink decor and curved countertops, which give it a distinctive aesthetic. Additionally, Le Fez offers a killer selection of Moroccan inspired dishes. Their Majorelle Shakshuka with Feta Cheese ($18.90) won the praise of Burppler Julius Lim who enjoyed its "satisfying zing" and felt it "was pretty refreshing and tangy from the spiced tomatoes; rather tasty especially when dipped with the bread with a slight hint of pepperiness and a slight punch of cheesiness from the Feta Cheese" La Fez also serves their menu items in traditional Moroccan tangines, an earthenware pot, to really complete that Moroccan vibe.

Tiong Bahru Bakery Foothills
Photo by Burppler Tiffany Lim

For Pastries and Coffee By The Park
Tiong Bahru Bakery is already beloved and well-known by Singaporeans for their Kouign Amann and croissants. The good news is that they've opened up another outlet at the foot of Fort Canning Park, easily accessible from Fort Canning MRT. With an open concept kitchen, you can see all your favourite pastries being prepared! You can kick back at their alfresco seating and sip on the outlet exclusive Nutmeg Teh Halia while enjoying one of their many pastries. Doesn't that sound like the perfect afternoon activity?