The food at Paper Crane is not so much defined by a cuisine but more by an intuitive and fun approach to food. Like the people behind this cosy bistro along Waterloo Street, the food is unpretentious, honest and hearty. The menu is kept concise but there are always new offerings because we like to keep things fun for us, and interesting for our customers. Prices are affordable, with all-day deals starting from $10. However, regardless of the offering, it always reflects our obsession with taking the time to tease out flavours and making as much as we can from scratch. Everything's made with heaps of love, so come hang and let us know what you think :)

96 Waterloo Street
Singapore Council of Women's Organisations
Singapore 187967

11:00am - 10:00pm


11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am - 10:00pm

11:00am - 10:00pm




Reviews at Paper Crane

Reviews of good food at Paper Crane
Seabass Pasta With Chicken And Beef Add On: 18+4+5

Rather obscure location that takes a while to walk to (under the sun) but What Value For Money!!! Where else can u find 90g of beautifully seasoned steak for 5 dollars nett? Didnt really like the chicken personally but the fennel onion pasta was really good, and the seabass was fresh and tender as well(ala carte 10nett add-on). Lots and lots of protein for a meat lover at a really reasonable price.

Otah Stuffed Pork Loin (Price unknown, treat from Howard and Nan).

I think this isn't on the menu, and was a special request from Nan to Kamei the owner to prepare it for us.
The pork loin was wrapped with bacon and stuffed with otah sourced from Ah Hua kelong, then served with this yummy sauce made from pork fats! They're still making changes to how they cook this so it may be different and better when you have it next.

food that anyone can enjoy

i maintain that adding kimchi to food makes it taste better. case in point - kimchi fries. crisp fries paired with crunchy slivers of sour cabbage - the koreans are geniuses!!

and beneath that slightly thick beer batter is seabass, people. not blah-tasting mushy dory but seabass. with just enough firmness and juiciness - it might just be my favourite fish.

Grilled Salmon - New Menu
I love how @papercranesg is constantly working on adding new creations to their menu from time to time to surprise their patrons!πŸ˜€ I'm a huge fan of salmon and YAY~ they finally started to serve salmon!

The grilled salmon has very crispy skin while being super tender on the inside. It is served with their usual super delicious fries and salad. The salmon here is sourced fresh everyday. You don’t get any frozen salmon here at Paper Crane. I'm honestly quite satisfied with their rendition and I'll definitely be back for this! πŸ˜‰
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Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Quite something that I quite liked even though I don't really fancy things with ginger. It's a rather easy drink for it carries of an easy sweet start, but gulp it in and that's when it carries a rather mild spiciness that seems to stay on both on the tongue and lips and builds on with subsequent sips. This works so well with fried food especially, and even better if you have chili dip for the fried food β€” every single sip just seems to help add a little bit more spiciness to the food which makes it a really interesting drink to try.

Kimchi Fried with Grilled Steak and Gilantro Mayo at @papercranesg
The generous amount of Kimchi fries with actual kimchi that is topped with perfectly done medium-rare steak under some really delicious cilantro mayonnaise.

This is a surprisingly good combination of flavours that mashes the best fragrance from east and west. You can get it at only S$15! πŸ˜™
Full review at (active link at bio)

Beer-battered Fresh Seabass with Chips - recently featured by TODAY
The sea bass is super fresh and direct from Ah Hua Kelong every morning.

The beer-batter is made using Dead Pony Pale Ale which has grapefruit, orange peel and pine flavours all rolled into one. The batter is just like their fries, perfectly crispy. The sea bass is soft, fresh and fragrant. We requested for cilantro mayonnaise to go with their sea bass and it matched perfectly.
Fish and chips lovers MUST try this!
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Southern-style Deep-fried Buttermilk Chicken with Slaw + Fries
Not your usual chicken cutlet at your western food restaurant.

The chicken’s crispy skin is simply perfect, with a unique crumbly experience that is unlike any other. The chicken is extremely juicy and tender compared to the usual boring chicken cutlet options elsewhere.
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Friday chill!

Popcorn chicken was flavourful and went well with the chili mayo. Fries however were soggy, but pairing it with kimchi and steak was a great ide. They also have a decent selection of craft beers!

PS: left my phone behind and the owner kept it for me!

Kimchi fries w grilled steak n cilantro mayo.

The steak is awesome and this unique combi goes pretty well together! πŸ‘πŸ» [$15] #howtonotbefat #burpple

Trying a new place for dinner tonight!

Popcorn chicken. Read somewhere that it's marinated for 24 hours. Tender, crispy and shiok! [$10] #howtonotbefat #burpple

Grilled Steak with Kimchi Fries from Paper Crane.

The steak released smoky meaty juices with each sink of teeth, whilst elsewhere the wet cabbage chunks had the mild sourness of a periodic Clinique salesgirl (I do not approve of this imagery - Editor). I asked for the spicy coriander mayo instead of the usual cilantro mayo - the former is a deliriously wicked orgy of sour and spice with a Midas touch whilst the latter is decidedly more mayo-conventional. 3.8/5

For Unpretentious Western Fare

Hidden from the public eye is a 40-seater, unpretentious, cosy cafe that is fast becoming the talk of the town. It is located within the grounds of Singapore Council of Women’s Organisations in Bugis, next to the New2U thrift shop (where you can find TM Lewin shirts for $1 and $10 Miu Miu shoes). Paper Crane is the brainchild of an ex-magazine editor, who cooks alongside a Canadian chef previously from Wild Honey. The menu features simple Western grub and craft beers and ciders, perfect for unwinding after a long day. Come by with a group of friends and start your night of fun with the Popcorn Chicken with Spicy Coriander Mayo and Homemade Chilli Sauce ($10), and munch on fried chicken nibblets paired with homemade UBO Chilli Sauce ($15 for 350ml). The sauce takes two days to make and packs a mean punch, the perfect combo of meat and heat. Also good for sharing are their Kimchi Fries with Grilled Steak and Cilantro Mayo ($15) that is best paired with a bucket deal of five craft beers for just $40! For something less sinful and more substantial, order the Pan-fried Sea Bass on Pearl Barley with Grilled Asparagus ($25) made with the freshest fish from Ah Hua Kelong. Look out for the next monthly Trivia Night (last week of the month) held in collaboration with Magpie, and have a go at it with your friends while sharing five Asahi beers for just $30!

Popcorn chicken with spicy coriander mayo and homemade chilli sauce from Paper Crane, situated within the SCWO near Bras Basah MRT.

The wet chilli sauce sends lashings of powdery incendiaries onto the tongue, with the creamy coriander mayo being the chilli's herbier, tangier sister. The dips are so naughtily revelatory, the comparatively pedestrian popcorn chicken feels relegated to transportation vessel status. 3.8/5

P.S. Paper Crane is fast becoming my favourite beer night hideaway. Unpretentious alfresco dining (i.e. amply-fanned seats along a corridor), good beers of ale persuasion and comforting Friday night-esque grub - what more do I need?

Southern Style Deep Fried Chicken with Slaw & Fries

From Paper Crane, located in the same compound beside the main building that houses the Singapore Council of Women's Organisation. Food and environment gives neighbourhoodly and homely vibes; the fried chicken were crisp on the exterior, savoury yet juicy and succulent inside. Fries were seasoned in salt, though the slaw can be better if it could be served colder. Do not forget their signature chili sauce that takes two days for the owners to cook; gives the fried chicken a tangy spiciness that has quite some kick! Come without expecting too much, and you will be satisfied with their friendly, sincere and honest service and simple fare. A good location for nearby office workers for lunch.

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