10 Unique Cafes & Restaurants In Singapore To Visit This Weekend For Something Different

10 Unique Cafes & Restaurants In Singapore To Visit This Weekend For Something Different

Lifestyle
By Wei Yin on 10 Mar 2020
Digital Editor

If you have run out of weekend activities or places to visit in Singapore, here are some unique restaurants and cafes to try out for something different.

Check out the list below and plan a fun day with your friends or loved ones! 

#1 The Moon

The Moon bookstore and cafe
Photo from The Moon

The Moon upstairs reading area
Photo from The Moon

The Moon is a cafe that serves the usual cafe dishes such as avocado toast and croissants but they try to provide options for people with as many dietary restrictions as possible so there are dairy-free, gluten-free and vegan options available too.  However, what makes it even more special is that it is also a bookstore!

Whether it's fiction, business or cookery, you are bound to find your next favourite author waiting for you on one of their shelves. They also have a dedicated section for young readers with a colourful array of activity books and storybooks.

Check out The Moon's calendar of events ranging from book clubs to storytelling sessions and pick one to join! You could also book a tarot reading session for yourself to achieve clarity and inspiration.

📍37 Mosque St, Singapore 059515
⏰ Sunday - Tuesday & Thursday: 11AM - 9PM; Wednesday: 11.30AM - 9PM; Friday & Saturday: 11AM - 12AM
🌐 Website | Instagram

#2 Kumoya Singapore

Kumoya Singapore We Bare Bears interior
Photo from Kumoya Singapore

Kumoya Singapore We Bare Bears food
Photo from Kumoya Singapore

Kumoya Singapore is a themed pop-up cafe with past successful launches such as Sesame Street and Pusheen. Their current theme is We Bare Bears and it's seriously too cute to resist!

The cafe is decked out in images of Grizzly, Panda and Ice Bear. New art has also been created just for the cafe so get your cameras ready to snap pictures of the bears eating and frolicking around.

The We Bare Bears pop-up will be available till 5 April 2020 so head there ASAP if you haven't. Check out our write-up here to see more images of the cafe and food served there.

📍8 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199320
⏰ Closed on Monday; Sunday - Thursday: 12PM - 9PM; Friday & Saturday: 12PM - 10.30PM
🌐 Facebook | Instagram

#3 Central Perk Cafe

Central Perk Cafe exterior
Photo from @centralperksg

Central Perk Cafe interior and seating area
Photo from @centralperksg

Calling all fans of popular American TV show F.R.I.E.N.D.S! The Central Perk Cafe will transport you back in time and hit you with a wave of nostalgia upon stepping in.

You will find familiar props such as the orange sofa, brick walls and neon signboards too. Take a walk around the cafe and you will see many replicas of props from the show and things that will remind you of the characters. The retro decorations and design also make great backdrops for all your Instagram photos!

Be prepared to spend quite a bit of moolah when you are there but it will be all worth it if you are a huge fan of the show!

📍1 Magazine Rd, #01-01 Central Mall, Singapore 059567
⏰ Tuesday: 11AM - 10PM; Wednesday - Monday: 11AM - 11PM
🌐 Facebook | Instagram

#4 Sushi Airways

Sushi Airways interior
Photo from Sushi Airways

Sushi Airways sushi platter
Photo from Sushi Airways

Sushi Airways lets you go on a unique gastronomic experience aboard Singapore's only airplane-themed restaurant! Imagine eating the freshest sashimi and sushi in an airplane, but minus the turbulence.

The interior of the restaurant replicates an airplane cabin while the food served will satisfy all your cravings. Choose from their in-flight menu or treat yourself to an omakase meal and delight your senses.

📍20a Baghdad St, Singapore 199659
⏰ Click here to see the flight times aka opening hours
🌐 Website | Facebook

#5 Platform 1094

Platform 1094 interior
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Platform 1094 decorations
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Platform 1094 is a wizard-themed cafe that will remind you of Harry Potter upon stepping in so all Potterheads will surely have a fun time in this cafe. Get ready to be transported into a magical fantasy world with the mystical decor and even the food is designed to exude an air of magic!

Check out their menu here to see the whimsical food served there and jio your fellow Potterhead friends there soon!

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📍1094 Serangoon Rd, Singapore 328192
⏰ Closed on Monday; Tuesday to Sunday: 11AM - 10PM
🌐 Website | Facebook | Instagram

#6 NOX - Dine in the Dark

Group of people dining in the dark
Photo from @noxdineinthedark via Instagram

Food served at NOX - Dining in the Dark
Photo from @noxdineinthedark via Instagram

As its name suggests, NOX - Dining in the Dark literally means eating in the dark and is an intriguing new world of mystery and sensation you have never experienced before. Go on a culinary journey through taste, smell, touch and sound, in total darkness.

You will be seated in a pitch black dining room and served an exquisite 3-course mystery menu crafted from the finest ingredients. Their blind and visually impaired hosts who have been specially trained to offer guidance and reassurance to sighted guests will take care of you throughout your dinner.

This mind-altering sensory experience is one-of-a-kind and is great for couples who are looking for a special date idea!

📍269 Beach Rd, Singapore 199546
⏰ 6PM - 10PM daily
🌐 Website | Instagram

#7 Selfie Coffee

Selfie Coffee exterior
Photo from Selfie Coffee Singapore

Selfie Coffee drinks
Photo from Selfie Coffee

If your idea of fun is sipping on your own or your loved ones' faces printed on a cup of drink, head to Selfie Coffee! They are known for being able to print your favourite photo directly on top of coffee so you will be able to bring your selfie to another level. The printed image is edible (or drinkable) by the way.

📍11 Haji Ln, Singapore 189204
⏰ Monday - Thursday: 10AM - 7PM; Friday - Sunday: 10AM - 9PM
🌐 Facebook

#8 The Dragon Chamber

The Dragon Chamber exterior
Photo from @Pearlzeng via 小红书

The Dragon Chamber bar area
Photo from @thedragonchamber via Instagram

Secretly located within a brightly coloured kopitiam, The Dragon Chamber is a speakeasy style restaurant and bar. You will need to open a secret door that looks like a regular beer fridge to access the place. How cool is that?

Other than cocktails and alcohol, expect to fill your tummies with scrumptious food from their unconventional menu. Check out The Dragon Chamber with your adventurous friends who are looking for somewhere cool to unwind!

📍2 Circular Rd, Singapore 049358
⏰ 12PM - 2.30PM & 6PM - 12AM daily
🌐 WebsiteFacebook | Instagram

#9 The White Rabbit

The White Rabbit restaurant
Photo from @thewhiterabbitsg

@thewhiterabbitsg
Photo from @thewhiterabbitsg

Set in a restored colonial chapel, The White Rabbit is internationally recognised as one of Singapore's most charming private dining restaurants and we seriously love the elegant and classy decorations as well as the relaxing ambience there.

Indulge in European classics and complement your dining experience with their award-winning wine list.

Remember to snap many insta-worthy shots while you are there too!

📍39C Harding Rd, Singapore 249541
⏰ Check out the opening hours here
🌐 Website | Facebook | Instagram

#10 Ocean Restaurant

Table near the aquarium in Ocean Restaurant
Photo from Ocean Restaurant

Interior of Ocean Restaurant
Photo from Ocean Restaurant

Watch the graceful manta rays, majestic sharks and other sea creatures swim by while you dine on modern seafood creations procured from sustainable sources at Ocean Restaurant. The restaurant is illuminated by marine blue waters to create mood lighting for a romantic atmosphere!

Which of these cafes or restaurants is on your weekend activity list? While you are at it, check out these insta-worthy cafes in Singapore here and here. If you are looking for a romantic dining spot, here are 10 suggestions.

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