Prior to the pandemic, many of us often travelled to Bali, which is just a mere two-hour flight away, for a short getaway.
Unfortunately, it still doesn’t seem like we’re able to do that anytime soon. But, not to worry as AVENUE ONE has you covered with our compilation of 10 restaurants in Singapore that will help you relive your days in Bali with the amazing atmosphere and food.
1. Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion
Quietly tucked on a hill at Telok Blangah, the setting and environment at Wildseed Cafe will definitely remind you of an outdoor wedding being held along the beach in bali. Only difference? This is actually in sunny Singapore and you are not located along a beach.
Enjoy freshly-roasted coffee, a variety of floral cakes and pastries as well as hearty weekend brunch favourites such as the Bagel Eggs Benny, Big Pan Breakfast, and many more. Not a fan of brunch? Wildseed Cafe also offers menus for all-day fare so you can feel free to drop by any time of the day.
This restaurant is also pet-friendly so you can bring your fur buddies along with you to enjoy a day out together.
Wildseed Cafe at Alkaff Mansion is located at 10 Telok Blangah Green, Singapore 109178.
2. The Halia
Located in the middle of the Ginger Garden in Singapore Botanic Gardens, The Halia boasts a huge menu that caters to everyone’s needs from brunch menus to kids menus and all-day dining menus – in other words, you will definitely be spoilt for choice.
Given a choice of either indoor dining or an al fresco seating outdoors, the ambience and view will definitely have you reminiscing about your times in Bali. We do, however, highly recommend opting for the outdoor dining seats as the furnishings and clearer view gives you that rustic vibe we often find in Bali.
Other than the usual cafe staples we like to enjoy, The Halia also offers various dishes that are suitable for vegetarians so you don’t need to worry too much about family or friend’s dietary restrictions other than allergies.
The Halia is located at 1 Cluny Road, Ginger Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 259569.
3. Punch Singapore
Immerse in a rustic environment, accompanied by nature and tranquility over at Punch Singapore. Trust us, you will forget that you’re actually in Singapore.
Choose from a variety of both savoury and sweet brunch sets to satisfy your cravings while snapping a few shots for the ‘gram as well!
Some signatures you should definitely try include the unique Earl Grey Pancakes which is a Tea-Infused Triple Stack of pancakes, topped with Poached pear, and White Chocolate Macadamia, as well as the Bircher Muesli which is Soaked Oats, paired with Grated Apples, Greek Yoghurt, Sliced Mango & Toasted Coconut Flakes.
Punch Singapore is located at 32 North Canal Road, Singapore 059288.
4. Jypsy Martin 38
Picture yourself doing work at the bar counters or simply enjoying a dining session here. Surrounded by wooden tones and nature, Jypsy Martin 38 will definitely have you feeling like you’re in a restaurant in Bali.
Be treated to Japanese delights at Jypsy Martin 38 such as Chirashi bowls, Sushi rolls, and top quality Jypsy sashimi over lunch. For dinner, expect more Japanese cuisine classics, from Robata sticks to all-day bowls as well as plates that come with various dishes and sides.
Jypsy is located at 38A Martin Road, #01-02, Singapore 239072.
5. Knots Cafe & Living
Are you a nature lover? Filled with earthy wood furniture and plants, Knot Cafe & Living is definitely a cafe you should visit.
Drop by Knots & Living for lovely hand-made crafted flower bouquets in collaboration with Xpressflower. Not only that, be treated to nourishing food accompanied by a comforting space that feels like a home away from home.
Treat yourself to a waffle breakfast for brunch or indulge in hearty mains like the Knots Beef Burger or Shrooms & Bacon Aglio Olio for lunch or dinner. And of course, to pair with your treats, opt for a drink from the cafe’s huge drinks menu – there’s everything from tea to coffee, juices, and even alcohol for days when you need a little more boozy punch.
Knots Cafe & Living is located at 160 Paya Lebar Road, #01-07, Singapore 409022.
6. The Summerhouse Garden Domes
Fancy an unconventional dining style? Then you should definitely give The Summerhouse Garden Domes a visit. Or if you’re planning for romantic or celebratory events, this will be a one-of-a-kind option that can’t be found elsewhere.
Enjoy Chef specials that are made with the best ingredients that are sourced sustainably from The Summerhouse Farms that are then presented to you in a communal style. Be pampered with various quality dishes from a selection of appetizers, sides, mains, and desserts.
Starting at an average of S$380++ per couple, the prices are on the higher side here so you might want to save The Summerhouse Gardenhouse Domes for when you are celebrating a special occasion instead.
The Summerhouse Gardenhouse Domes is located at 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387.
7. Three’s A Crowd (Race Course Road)
A hidden Gem located in a shophouse along Race Course Road, Three’s A Crowd is filled with neutral and earthy tones, mimicking those of cafes in Bali.
What makes their interior so special? What stands out here would definitely be the beige cloths that are hung around the cafe, with a huge one hung at the entrance, making it easy to spot the place.
Drop by Three’s A Crowd if you are in need of a quick sweet fix with some ice cream and bakes. Known for their Unicorn Pop and Pistachio flavours, these are the signature ice cream flavours you must try here.
If you prefer something savoury, they’ve got you covered as well with savoury finger food options such as Fried Chicken & Waffle and American Beef Pie.
Three’s A Crowd is located at 50 Race Course Road, Singapore 218562.
8. The Glasshouse
A stunning glasshouse situated in Chijmes (yes, literally as its name suggests), you’d be hard-pressed to miss out on this cosy space. Furnished with mostly white, light wood, and nature, this cafe gives off the vibes of modern cafes that are often spotted in Bali.
Well-known for their toasts and healthy bowls, you’ll be spoilt for choice here with plenty of sweet and savoury options.
Some sweets include the Banana Pecan Miso Toast and the Granola Fruit Bowl, while those who prefer savoury dishes can consider the Classic Salmon Toast and the Beef Brisket Banh Mi Sandwich.
To pair with these delectable treats, choose from the drinks menu that consists of tea, coffee, as well as juices.
The Glasshouse is located at 30 Victoria Street, #01-03, Singapore 187996.
9. Don Ho Social Kitchen and Bar
Offering both brunch and dinner options, feel free to drop by Don Ho any time you need a little pick-me-up. Enjoy an extensive brunch menu with both sweet and savoury options such as a good ol’ Mac and Cheese, salad bowls, and Eggs & Toast.
For dinner, indulge in fresh seafood, fresh oven bakes, and many more. Other than good food, you can also head to Don Ho on casual wind-down nights to check out their extensive menu of drinks.
Don Ho Social Kitchen and Bar is located at 1 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089109.
10. Kara Cafe and Dessert Bar
Not only does Kara Cafe remind you of tropical resort cafes in Bali, it also has a touch of the bright-coloured cafes we often spot in Korea!
From hearty meals to sweet treats, you can enjoy healthy yet yummy meals such as a huge selection of grain bowls, salads, and pasta here at Kara Cafe.
Alternatively, if you’re just looking for desserts to round out your meal, you can opt for elaborate house desserts as well as ice cream and froyo from Sogurt (fun fact: this is the last Sogurt left in Singapore).
Kara Cafe and Dessert Bar is located at 617 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269718.