New Restaurants, Cafes & Bars In Singapore: June 2021

Say hello to these new concepts on the radar this month, from affordable Japanese fine dining to a cafe specialising in flavoured cold brews – think melon and caramel!

The first half of the year is quickly coming to a close, but before that, how about checking out some of the recently opened restaurants and cafes in Singapore?

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Clap Cafe
Photo by Burppler Xing Wei Chua

For Tarts & Cakes
Clap Cafe has just opened beside the ever-popular Kurasu at Waterloo Street, but otherwise, their selections are plenty different. Look forward to loose leaf teas, fizzy drinks, cakes, and interesting concoctions like Dirty Chocolate ($8) and Pumpkin Latte ($8). Burppler Russell Leong especially likes the former, claiming that "this hot choccy is incredibly chocolatey and only very mildly sweet. Of course, gotta have the marshmallow. Can’t forget the marshmallow." Burppler Xing Wei Chua also enjoyed the Maple Pecan Tart ($9), "a dessert that would work well with the black coffee."

IKO Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Burppler serene goh

For Umami Galore & Cocktails
Be amazed by the neon lights and unique ambience of IKO Restaurant & Bar. The word “IKO” means “let’s go”, which basically says let's go try their unique Somen ($29) - pink ume-infused Japanese noodle served in a light bisque foam paired with green chive oil, shiso oil and torched botan ebi. Butppler Serene Goh ordered the Uni ($28) and calls it “both an Insta-worthy & equally tantalising dish,” loving "how harmonious the different layers came together."

Aroma Coffee & Co
Photo by Burppler Whatisdigesting 😋

For Flavoured Cold Brews
Aroma Coffee & Co may look like any other coffee spot, but you don't want to miss their flavoured cold brews. Check out their Spreeze Coffee Bundle ($42) for the full range of 6, shining the spotlight on Dirty Earl, Mellow Melon, Perky Peppermint, Summer Blossom, Creme Caramel and Vineyard Peach. As for their normal drinks, the Ice Matcha Coffee ($5.50) ordered by Burppler Whatisdigesting 😋 "didn’t disappoint. Well-balanced and didn’t have that powdery mouthfeel from the matcha.”

Photo by Burppler Joe Yang

For Affordable Japanese Fine Dining
First established in Japan's Tochigi in 1999, Sen-ryo provides quality and affordable Japanese food with the freshest ingredients imported from Toyosu Fish Market in Tokyo. Burppler Joe Yang tried the Sen-ryo sushi ($8.80) says it's “An indulgent combination of uni, negitoro (minced fatty tuna) and ikura atop premium sushi rice.” He adds that “The restaurant is set to impress diners in Singapore with premium but pocket-friendly creations that promise affordable luxury at its best.”


For Crispy Crusts
FirePit’s wood-fired oven brings out beautifully-charred leopard spots all over a perfectly-puffed up pizza crust. Combined with simple things like using quality extra virgin olive oil and freshly picked basil leaves, you get pizzas that are hard to beat. Some community favourites include the Aussie Pizza($20) which consist of bacon ham, egg pizza, tomato sauce and scallions and the Hawaiian Pulled Pork Pizza ($20) with pulled pork, melted mozzarella cheese, purple onions and sliced pineapples.

Kingdom of Belgians
Photo by Burppler kel o

For Belgian Delights
The liege-style waffles from Kingdom of Belgians, which opened earlier this year, are one of the most well-loved delicacies in Belgium. Their waffles are made with yeast-leavened batter which comes in 9 flavours. Burppler Justin Teo ordered the Belgium Waffles ($15 for 6 pieces) and says that “they use yeast-leavened batter, promising a crisp exterior and soft center." Flavours include Fluffy and Wild with blue cheese, Salty Tease for salted egg lovers, and For The Love Of Yuzu with yuzu and chocolate. Oh, did we mention Belgium mussels too?

Khao Hom by Rung Mama
Photo by Burppler Julius Lim

For Home-Style Thai Food
If you are looking for authentic, nostalgic and home-style Thai food, Khao Hom is the place to be. Their Tom Yum Talay Seafood ($12), Stir-Fried Vermicelli ($7), Pad Thai ($8) and speciality Thai Crispy E-Noodle Hor Fun ($8) are some of the must-tries on their menu. Burppler Irene Arieputri says her “craving for Thai food sorted thanks to the potent tom yum soup here. It’s filled with generous ingredients (we chose seafood) such as prawns, mushrooms, and squids.”

Lick D Cream

For Filipino Gelato Flavours
Boasting ice cream flavours inspired by both the Philippines and Singapore, the unique array of choices at the cheekily-named Lick D Cream will greet your mouth with much delight. Local flavours include the Milo Peng and Horlicks & Tim Tam ($4.10/ scoop, $7.10/ double scoop). From our neighbours in the Philippines, think tropical delights like Mango and Ube! The gelato can be paired with either a waffle cone ($1), Pandan Waffle ($5.90) or Pandesal ($3.50) from the Philippines.