Now that any celebrations of ringing in 2020 is well and truly over, the reality of a brand new school semester is starting to hit. If one of your new year resolutions is to hit the books and get a good head start this year, you’ll want to check out these places.
They have good food, good coffee and most importantly, a good conducive place to study.
Eye-catching with its light industrial décor and iconic signboard, Bodacious is a bar and bistro located along Buona Vista’s Biopolis Street. Coffees here are first class, with skilled baristas whipping up your daily fixes. From the kitchen is hearty brunch fare, with options like Cajun fish & chips, pan-seared foie gras and the Bodacious Burger. With good food and coffee, it’s the perfect place to catch up with friends, or just to head out for a mid-day break with co-workers.
Weekday: 10:30 | 15:30
Weekend: 10:30 | 11:00 | 15:30 | 16:00 | 17:00 | 17:30
The Co-Op is a 100% Halal and Muslim-owned eatery that serves a mix of local and western fare. There are several locations around the island, but all of them has one constant: it’s designed to have a family-friendly atmosphere to promote the fundamental idea of enjoying a good meal together as a family. Items from the kitchen worthy of notice include spicy seafood laksa, dory fish & chips, and Australian grass-fed tomahawk steak.
Weekday: 16:00 | 16:30 | 17:00 | 17:30
Weekend: 12:00 | 12:30 | 17:00 | 17:30
In a neighbourhood famed for its hipster food offerings is where you’ll find 4+U, a bar and kitchen specialising in western mains. Pasta options include pulled pork ragu pasta and aurora prawn pasta, while other entrees available are options like smoked salmon benedict and duck confit. Set in white minimalist interiors along Kim Tian Road, it’s sure to leave diners satisfied.
Weekday: 11:00 | 17:00
Weekend: 11:00 | 17:00 | 21:00
Bringing a touch of France to Orchard’s Claymore Connect is Mon Bijou, serving French cuisine with its all-day dining menu. Tuck into wagyu beef cheese burger or crab cake benedict, or spoil yourself with their all-day breakfast options, like truffle scrambled eggs. Mon Bijou also has a grab-and-go counter for busy executives looking for a quick bite.
Weekday: 15:00 | 15:30 | 16:00 | 16:30 | 17:00
Weekend: 16:00 | 16:30
Two Bakers is an artisanal bakery café serving bespoke French and fusion pastries, coupled with fresh food and specialty coffees. Located along Horne Road in Serangoon, the café is headed by a trained chef from the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Here, savoury options include St Louis-style ribs, ribeye steak don and Big Island soba bowl. Desserts are nostalgia-themed, aimed to take you back to those good times with just one small bite.
Well hidden from the fast pace typical of Singapore, OTC Café can be found tucked within the National Library Building – easily accessed by the Bugis and City Hall MRT stations. Cosy, comfy and casual, this is the perfect place for intimate catch-ups. The kitchen here focuses on Asian cuisine, with options like egg & cheese portobello mushroom, mala ribs and BBQ chicken pizza.
Weekday: 16:00 | 16:30
Weekend: 16:30 | 17:00