best of singapore: part 1.

Oct 27, 2014

If there is one quality about Singapore which elevates its already-renowned status as a commercially successful city, it is the food. From the variety of cafés and restaurants offered to residents and tourists to the quality of the food that is somehow maintained throughout the island – food is both chic and delicious. This perfect combination is available in too many places to name in just one post, so here is the first of many posts outlining the best of Singapore; it is time for the island to be appreciated for all that it is offering!
Common Man Coffee Roasters: For all those caffeine-addicts out there looking for a refined alternative to Starbucks, Common Man Coffee Roasters is the place for you. Located in a quieter area of this bustling city, you would expect the café to be a little quainter than others but thanks to its loyal fanbase, it is always alive with a trendy, well-dressed crowd. The food is more than Instagram-worthy, with amazing, ombré-toned iced coffee and French Toast which will have you coming back for more. The first time I went (above right), I was instantly won over by the scrumptious latte offered. Pictured above is a beautiful off-shoulder top from Crayon Singapore (found in Haji Lane) – look out for it in upcoming outfit posts! I would recommend Common Man for an early breakfast or brunch – it is the perfect start to any day. 
House @ Dempsey: The location of my 17th birthday brunch is also known as the ultimate brunching spot in Singapore. As I mentioned here, House is known for an adorable decor, bundles of natural light, and edgy adornments throughout the location. As for the food and beverages offered, I turned to the incredible pancakes – topped with candy-colored fruit and whipped cream – and a watermelon cooler. The drinks range from a minty melon to pineapple pitstop; I was pleasantly-surprised to see a dose of healthy living offered in between the other extravagant options. Though I've only dropped by House a few times, I know it'll be a favorite for the future.
P.S. Cafe Petit: If there is any place which every resident of Singapore knows, it is P.S. Cafe. Elegance, minimalism, and distinct flavors blend together to create this wildly-popular phenomenon, with locations through the island. While I usually go to the most well-known branch in Dempsey, I was looking for a new spot and one closer to home. P.S. Cafe Petit, now on Martin Road, is just a walk away from my house and a current favorite of mine. The cafe is located near Common Man Coffee Roasters (making this area even more covetable!) and offers a menu with significant differences from other P.S. Cafe locales. The large space is relatively crowded on weekends, but with beautiful outdoor setting and a quick takeaway option, it is bound to make a place in the hearts of all P.S. Cafe fans – and attract new customers. I brunched there just a few weekends ago (pictured above, right) and had, what is safe to say, one of my best meals at this range of restaurants yet. 
P.S. Cafe – Ann Siang Hill: Yet another version P.S. Cafe, but it is worth it. In the beautiful neighborhood containing Club Street and a string of delightful dining options, this P.S. Cafe sits atop Ann Siang Hill Park, surrounded by peaceful foliage and a height with a view of the streets beneath. The ambiance of this location is a little more sophisticated, with a darker color palette dominating the majority of decor. With this edge of opulence, the eating spot is only heightened with the quality of food and dessert – which is a definite highlight. Check out the incredible menu here, if you're not convinced!

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-M

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