The Twisted Trio @ Toa Payoh – Humble HDB Cafe Selling Wholesome Cakes and Bakes

When it comes to kicking back and relaxing, nothing beats a trip to a good ol’ heartland cafe. The Twisted Trio opened its doors early this year, in the heart of Toa Payoh.

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This “hole in the wall” cafe is almost a literal hole in the wall, with a grand total of five seats available in its cosy premises. Better head here fast if you want to get your hands on their cakes and baked goods! Most of The Twisted Trio’s regulars seem to be residents around Lorong 4.

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Shake Shack Opens @ Suntec City, City Hall on 30 Sept; Exclusive ShackMeister Menu Debutes Islandwide on 5 Oct (Media)

Mark your calendars – Shake Shack is officially opening its fourth outlet in Singapore at Suntec City on 30 September. And to celebrate, Shake Shack will be launching a limited-time ShackMeister Menu, featuring fan favourites with a bonus topping of crispy fried shallots!

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First created in the 2015 for a burger competition in the USA, the ShackMeister menu will be launched exclusively at Suntec City on 30 September, before debuting across all four Singapore Shacks on 5 October.

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MEME Xpress @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub, Toa Payoh – Mediacorp Veteran Actor Chen Shucheng Brings Popular Malaysian Bubble Tea Brand to Singapore (Media)

A new bubble tea player has come to town. MEME Xpress, a popular Malaysian brand known for its fruity yogurt drinks and cute, palm-sized cups, opened its first store in none other than Toa Payoh HDB Hub, home to an already bustling scene of bubble tea shops. At the helm of its Singapore franchise is none other than Mediacorp veteran actor Chen Shucheng, who himself has dipped his toes in F&B management in between his acting stints!

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MOONSTONE Bar @ Amoy Street, Tanjong Pagar – Unpretentious Indomie in a Hipster Bar Setting

Indonesian comfort food gets a modern upgrade at MOONSTONE Bar, a quaint noodle place cum bar situated along Amoy Street. Helmed by Keith Koh and Anthony Utama, the latter of whom also owns the famous Tamade Cafeteria in Bali, this new entry to Tanjong Pagar’s robust kaleidoscope of food joints and watering holes is where you can expect to find street food staples with a couple of twists.

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Korio @ Far East Square, Telok Ayer – Grilled Sandwiches and New York Inspired Brioche Donuts

A fairly new entrant to Far East Square, Korio has been taking Singapore’s F&B scene by storm with its mouthwatering grilled sandwiches and New York inspired brioche doughnuts.

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On my first visit to Korio’s hole-in-the-wall sized kiosk one weekend afternoon, nearly all sandwiches were sold out, and the display case was wiped clean of doughnuts. It took me another visit, also early on a weekday, to finally score those legendary sweets. Looking at the large crowd and 1-hour waiting times, one could easily forget that eating out ever took a hit from 2020’s coronavirus pandemic!

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