Surrey Hills Grocer @ Upper Jurong Road, Boon Lay – Australian-Style Cafe and Grocer Situated in the Far West

Singapore’s cafe scene has expanded to the far corners of the west, with Surrey Hills Grocer, an Australian-style cafe and grocer setting up shop in none other than Boon Lay. Helmed by ex-banker Pang Gek Teng who first earned her food business chops in Down Under, it boast farm-to-table brunch staples and exclusive Australian produce at competitive prices.  


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Kream & Kensho @ Kampong Bahru, Outram Park – Japanese-Inspired Cafe with Asian-Inspired Brunch Fare

With work picking up once more, it’s important to be able to take care of yourself and make time for the little joys in life. This weekend, I struck one more cafe off my ever-growing list of places to try! 


Kream & Kensho had been on my radar for a while now, having taken over Stranger’s Reunion’s former space in Kampong Bahru in late 2020. 

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Aniplus Cafe x Genshin Impact @ Esplanade Mall, City Hall – Anime Food Comes to Life at HoYo FEST 2021

What do you get when you combine the world’s hottest, anime-themed online roleplaying game with a pop-up cafe? You get HoYo FEST! miHoYo’s biggest live event is in Singapore, and fans of the hit game Genshin Impact can now get a slice of the rea-life action at none other than Aniplus Cafe in Esplanade Mall


The Genshin Impact themed cafe is the last leg in a trio of pop-up cafes that started running from November 2021. From now till 14 December, you can snack on food and drinks with a Genshin Impact twist, and shop from exclusive merch sold in-store! 

If you were one of the lucky few to snag reservations, here’s what you can expect at HoYo FEST Singapore. 

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Mylo’s @ Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront – Pet-Friendly Glasshouse Cafe with 23 Homemade Gelato Flavours (Media)

There’s nothing quite like discovering new hangout spots in your home turf. Mylo’s recently took over the space formerly occupied by Fennel Cafe, serving homemade gelatos, baked goods, and even dog treats for your four-legged friends. Located at Gardens by the Bay’s Active Garden, the gorgeous glasshouse cafe is the perfect spot to catch your breath – and maybe some tempting desserts. 


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Hello Arigato @ Upper Thomson Road – New Japanese-Inspired Cafe with Thicc Japanese Sandos

Japanese sandos seem to be in vogue these days, with cafes and restaurants alike offering their take on the popular convenience store snack. One such place, Hello Arigato, recently opened its doors along Upper Thomson Road


Opened by the team behind hipster stalwart The Refinery, Hello Arigato is already seeing snaking queues for its thick sandos and Japanese-inspired treats. 

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