The beautiful aesthetics of garden-themed cafes and restaurants will not only make great backdrops for your Instagram photos, but also uplift your spirit and put you in a relaxed mood due to their zen vibe.
Add these 15 garden-themed cafes & restaurants in Singapore to your list if you are looking for a dining spot for the upcoming weekends and wish to slow down and enjoy the simple pleasures in life while being surrounded by nature (be it real or simulated ones).
Read on to find out more!
#1 Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari
Tiong Bahru Bakery is a familiar name for many Singaporeans with six outlets located islandwide but the French bakery's Safari outlet is the one you have to visit if you haven't!
The safari-themed cafe features a huge tent where patrons can dine in, bringing glamping to a whole new level.
The interior of the tent is made up of earthy tones and there are plenty of cushioned seats for a comfortable time there. Being there will make you feel like you've just been transported to South Africa and will surely make up for the lack of travels in 2020.
Enjoy classic French pastries such as croissants, quiches, danishes and more. Just the croissant alone comes in various fillings like chocolate, green tea, almond and almond chocolate. Savoury options are available too.
If pastries aren't your cup of tea, go for the waffles or desserts like brownies, cakes, tarts and more. Pair them with a cuppa coffee or tea and you'll have the perfect brunch!
#2 Mod Cafe
Those who can't get enough of pink should definitely visit Mod Cafe, a lesser-known container cafe near East Coast Park that's washed in a pretty pastel pink shade. The exterior is surrounded by green potted plants and trees that complement the pink, making it the best spot for your #OOTD pictures.
The interior of the cafe is kept simple with minimalist white walls and a hand-painted floral mural. The dried plants that hang from the ceiling and sitting in vases placed around the cafe add a rustic vibe too.
The All-Day Breakfast Set served at the cafe comes at an affordable price of only $15.90! It consists of toast or waffles, your choice of eggs, mushroom, spinach, and salad - with an accompaniment of latte, flat white, long black or mocha.
Make sure you order the cheesecakes there too as they are from the famed The Cheesecake Factory.
Read our full write-up on Mod Cafe here.
#3 Wheeler's Estate
Head to Wheeler's Estate for a romantic alfresco dining experience with your girlfriends or date! Woven rattan chairs and garden tables lead to an open terrace with more outdoor seating that will allow you to enjoy the breeze under stunning fairy lights.
You'll also find a spot with two white chairs placed strategically in front of a metallic caravan for photo opportunities.
Wheeler's Estate serves delectable Western mains such as steak, burgers and pizzas for its Cafe by the Lawn menu available from Tuesday to Sunday, 3PM to 10PM. Indulge in classic bar bites like truffle fries, wings and skewers.
On weekends, head there for a satisfying brunch consisting of eggs benedict, avocado toast, ice cream and waffles and more.
#4 Merci Marcel Tiong Bahru
Merci Marcel has three outlets in Singapore but visit the Tiong Bahru outlet featuring a beautiful garden patio to spend a lazy afternoon in a bohemian-style setting.
Bask in the sun in an air-conditioned glasshouse while sitting on rattan chairs and being surrounded with greenery in the form of hanging and potted plants.
Merci Marcel has a few menus ranging from breakfast to brunch and dinner. The Daytime menu includes salads, eggs cooked four different ways, mains such as sandwiches and burgers, sweets and cheeses and cuts.
The dinner menu features dishes suitable for sharing like pizza, duck rillettes, marinated prawns, seared foie gras and more.
#5 Birds of a Feather
Birds of a Feather serves contemporary Sichuan cuisine, a mix of both Western and Asian influences. The entire restaurant is decked out in Insta-worthy greenery with plush cushion seats and sophisticated warm lighting.
Birds of a Feather is not only a restaurant, but also a bar serving interesting cocktails.
Try their signature Find The Chicken In The Chillis dish cooked with Sichuan peppercorns for that fragrant, spicy kick.
Make sure you order a cocktail or two that tastes as good as it looks too!
Address: 115 Amoy St, #01-01, Singapore 069935
Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday: 10.45AM - 3PM & 5PM - 11PM | Thursday: 10.45AM - 3PM & 5PM - 12AM | Friday & Saturday: 10.30AM - 12AM | Sunday: 10.30AM - 10PM
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#6 Bee's Knees
Bee's Knees is a laidback cafe located in Singapore Botanic Gardens where you can refuel your energy with delicious food after admiring all the flora and fauna.
Dog lovers who don't have a dog of their own will have a chance to meet some cute furry friends there as it's a pet-friendly cafe!
Bee's Knees has two separate menus - a Day and Night menu. The Day menu includes breakfast options like croissants, fruit bowls, sandwiches and snacks to share.
The Night menu feature hearty dishes such as fish & chips, mac & cheese, beef burger, pastas and pizzas.
Apart from savoury food, satisfy your sweet tooth with their range of desserts including ice cream and waffles. These are available all-day.
#7 PS. Cafe East Coast Park
PS. Cafe is also another household name most Singaporeans would know. The brand has many outlets located islandwide but visit the East Coast Park outlet if you love nature and want to be surrounded by it.
This outlet has both indoor and outdoor seatings so you can opt for the one you prefer on the day you decide to dine there. It's also the perfect place to head to and unwind after a hot day out in the sun.
PS. Cafe serves the usual Western dishes you would expect at a cafe, such as burgers, pastas, pizzas and soups. They also serve cocktails and wine.
Make sure you order their signature Truffle Shoestring Fries that are, dare we say, one of the best in Singapore!
#8 Knots Cafe and Living
Knots Cafe and Living is both a cafe and a furniture store. The entire space is decorated with lots of greenery for a warm and comforting ambience, letting those who love nature feel at home.
Every nook and cranny is literally an Insta-worthy photo spot!
Order the Knots Waffle Brekkie that comes with buttermilk waffle, smoked beef sausage, baked tomato, bacon, sautéed mushrooms and scrambled eggs for a hearty breakfast.
There are other breakfast options like Salmon Benedict, Truffle Eggs Croissant, French Toast and more.
Other items on the menu include pizzas and pastas as well as dessert options like cakes and waffles with ice cream.
They have an extensive coffee and artisanal tea menu too!
Find this place familiar? That's because POLLEN is located in Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome itself and is the ultimate garden-themed restaurant!
Set within a lush Mediterranean garden with panoramic views of the Marina Bay waterfront, dining at POLLEN will be a unique and romantic experience like no other.
Enjoy sophisticated multi-course menus while taking in spectacular views of the Marina Bay skyline and waterfront. The fresh herbs and vegetables come straight from POLLEN's in-house garden!
You can also choose to arrive in style with POLLEN's limousine buggy service from Gardens by the Bay's arrival plaza. When you're done eating, you'll get to enjoy complimentary access to the Flower Dome as well.
#10 Chow Cute
Chow Cute is a new dog cafe located at the Seletar Aerospace Park that doubles up as a boutique daycare, grooming centre and boarding house for dogs.
The cafe is housed in a beautiful refurbished colonial building with both indoor and outdoor seats with a large area for dogs to run around freely. Bring your doggie there but if you don't own one, you can always interact with the cute furry friends there!
The cafe serves finger food, croissants and desserts, as well as the standard selection of cafe beverages.
Order the coffee for adorable latte art featuring dogs.
Read our full write-up on Chow Cute here.
#11 Ginger at PARKROYAL
Ginger at PARKROYAL is a newly refurbished buffet restaurant with a gorgeous tropical theme that will make you feel like you're dining in an actual garden.
The pastel pink seats with timbre flooring and marbled tabletops paired with floral wallpaper and gold accents make for a luxurious dining experience.
The buffet spread features both local and Western cuisine, ranging from crab and noodles to barbecue dishes and desserts.
Their star dishes are the Signature Crabs (Chilli, Pepper and Kam Heong) with Mantou, Sate Lilit, Durian Pengat, BBQ Thai River Prawn with Spicy Green Dip and Singapore Laksa.
Read our full write-up on Ginger at PARKROYAL here.
Address: 7500 Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Opening hours: Breakfast: 6AM to 10.30AM | LunchL: 12PM to 2.30PM | Dinner: 6PM to 10PM
#12 Hub & Spoke
Hub & Spoke is located right outside Terminal 2 of Changi Airport. Sitting in the glasshouse will give you an unobstructed view of nature in an air-conditioned environment.
This is another pet-friendly cafe that is also cyclist-friendly, which means you can bike over from East Coast Park using the Changi Airport Connector with your fur babies.
Hub & Spoke serves the usual Western cafe options like Eggs Benedict, Salmon Benedict and Big Breakfast available from 7.30AM to 6PM daily.
Main dishes like pasta and grilled meats are available till closing and some examples include the Truffle Mushroom Pasta, Ribeye Steak with Black Pepper Sauce and Chicken Chop.
Read our full write-up on Hub & Spoke here.
#13 French Fold
French Fold is by the same people behind Merci Marcel, the cafe franchise listed #4 in this list. This cafe with botanical-themed Parisian decor is a chill place to hang out at for some after work drinks with savoury and sweet crepes.
The potted plants, botanical wallpaper, warm lighting and wooden tables give off a relaxed and comfortable vibe.
Try the savoury galettes made from buckwheat flour, with fillings such as ham, chicken, egg, cheese, mushrooms and many more.
Satisfy your dessert cravings too with the crepes made from wheat flour. We recommend getting the No. 13, a classic crepe with brown sugar and butter - sounds simple but tastes heavenly!
#14 Cafe Coco
Cafe Coco is another cafe located in Gardens by the Bay and it's also pet-friendly!
The place has a calming, minimalist-industrial design with greenery within its premises. It's like dining in a garden-themed cafe in an actual garden!
The cafe serves Insta-worthy brunch sets which include a main, drink, and dessert - all centred around lavender as an ingredientChoose from hotcakes, waffles or a big breakfast.
Even the drinks are gorgeous! The food and drinks come plated with beautiful flowers as well so get your camera or phone ready to snap as many pictures as possible.
Read our full write-up on Cafe Coco here.
#15 Wan Wan Thai Cafe
Wan Wan Thai Cafe is located near Bugis and is full of Instagrammable spots with its decor ranging from flowers to leaves and neon lights. The abundance of floral elements in the cafe will make you feel like you just stepped into an ethereal-looking garden!
If you think the cafe can't get even more gorgeous, the white plush seats, marble tabletops and brick walls will prove you otherwise! Each table even comes with a vase filled with flowers so you can use it as a prop when you take photos of your food.
The bingsus come in a generous portion filled to the brim with toppings such as fruits and ice cream. Choose from classic flavours like red bean, chocolate, green tea and mango or indulge in more interesting variations like the milk tea, coconut and Oreo ones.
Flavours for the Shibuya-style toasts include mango, coconut, milo, kaya, banana caramel, chocolate, honey, strawberry banana and more. Each serving of toast also comes with a scoop of ice cream.
Read our full write-up on Wan Wan Thai Cafe here.
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