10 Outstanding Cafes In Holland Village You MUST Visit!
The dining enclave of Holland Village is known for its numerous food options. But amidst the constant upgrading and construction in the area, some new eateries have taken root in this new place. And with all of them located within walking distance from one another, this the perfect place to hop from cafe to cafe and sample what each place has to offer. With that in mind, here’s our ten favourite cafes in Holland Village that’s certainly worth a visit.
1. Mu Parlour
Hidden in the quiet second floor of a shophouse, Mu Parlour is only accessible through an inconspicuous stairwell. We were rewarded with a nice view of the neighbourhood (tip: pick the window seat for optimal people-watching vantage point), and equally nice was their No.11 Signature Cheese Burger with beef patties, bacon, avocado mash and drizzled with a tangy Mu secret sauce ($15). Sandwiched between a black charcoal bun, the burger was sloppily juicy – not so much a sight to feast on but definitely worth the calories.
Address: 16A Lorong Mambong, Singapore 277677
Phone: +65 6466 9336
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu; Sun: 11am – 11pm; Fri – Sat: 11am – 1am
2. The Monocle Cafe
There’s no better carefree way to pass the time than to have a good read in one hand, and a good cuppa in the other. Hit up Monocle Cafe, which really felt more like your neighbour’s hipster backyard than a cafe. Selling a lean selection of caffeinated drinks and a curated selection of lifestyle items, opt for their bundle deal which gives you a current Monocle issue with a hot drink for $19.90. Otherwise, grab an Iced Long Black ($5.50) like we did and chill in their quaint garden which is perfect for a quiet afternoon.
The Monocle Cafe
Address: 74 Jalan Kelabu Asap, Singapore 278267
Phone: +65 6475 1816
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 7pm; Sun: 12pm – 6pm
3. D’Good Cafe
If you need to know what’s good over at D’Good Cafe, go for their cold brew coffee and Deutsch skillet pancake. We liked the mysterious air that came with the Unknown Cold Brew ($7.50), which was sweet (certainly more sweet than bitter) and milky. The Classic Deutsch Skillet Pancake ($8) might take a 20 minute wait, but hang in there and you’ll be treated to a unique pancake that’s crispy and light and fluffy all at once. And weird as it may, go nuts with the accompanying lemon wedge, maple syrup and cream cheese for a jazzed up pancake that’s certainly for the wait.
Address: 273 Holland Avenue, #02-01/02, Singapore 278992
Phone: +65 6219 9807
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu; Sun: 10am – 10pm; Fri – Sat: 10am – 11pm
4. Project Acai
Let’s face it – there’s hardly anything better than guilt-free desserts. Project Acai is dedicated to serving up healthy treats that’s good for you and and that insatiable sweet tooth. Grab the Original Flower Bowl ($6.80 for a handy size) where their signature acai base is topped with a slew of nutrients-packed food like bee pollen, cacao nibs, chia seeds and goji berries. It’s like digging into a power-packed healthy sundae that doesn’t compromise on taste (and appearance).
Address: 27 Lorong Liput, Singapore 277738
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 11:30om – 10pm
5. Baker & Cook
Get ready to be spoilt for choice at Baker & Cook’s extensive selection of freshly baked goods – from artisanal rolls to pastries and cakes. But for a balanced meal, we had their Salmon Quiche ($10.50) which came with a side of salad. The Raw Energy we chose was a mix of shredded beetroot and carrots tossed with maple vinaigrette, and it lent a fresh and crunchy tang that balanced out the buttery richness of the quiche slice.
Baker & Cook
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-56, Singapore 278116
Phone: +65 6472 0998
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu; Sun: 7:30am – 8pm; Fri – Sat: 7:30am – 10pm
The largely alfresco dining area of PARK might not be the most attractive of places to dine in considering our blazing heat, but we think their Truffled Mac & Cheese ($13.50) might just change your mind. Heavy with truffle aroma, the bechamel sauce coats the pasta with its cheesy string-y goodness, and we loved how the charred layer at the top creates this new chewy texture.
Address: 281 Holland Ave, #01-01, Singapore 278996
Phone: +65 9721 3815
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 11am – 12am; Fri – Sat: 11am – 2am
7. Haakon Superfoods & Juice
When you’re feeling down, I’m sure nothing perks you right up like some sweet and indulgent dessert. But you don’t want to feel guilty after that and feel even worse than before. We think we might have found a solution to this: the vibrant Pink Pitaya & Chia Bowl ($12.90 for large). As part of their superfood bowl menu, their pink pitaya blend is layered with a base of chia parfait and topped with their housemade granola and fruits for a jumble of textures, making it perfect for a guilt free indulgence (almost like a healthy bingsu).
Haakon Superfoods & Juice
Address: Raffles Holland V, 118 Holland Avenue, #01-03, Singapore 278997
Opening Hours: Mon – Sun: 8am – 10pm
If you think that eggs are the definition of weekend brunches, then you need to head to a place that is serious about their eggs. And we cannot think of a more appropriate place then Hatched, a cafe dedicated to the art of preparing eggs – from poached to boiled, scrambled to fried. Ditching the usual eggs benedict, we had the F.T.P ($12) from their sweet egg dessert selection. Two thick slices of sweet brioche french toasts were layered with grilled peaches and cheese and topped with walnut bits. The grilled peaches were delightfully warm and sweet, and we liked how it balances out the saltiness from the cheese.
Address: 267 Holland Avenue, Singapore 278989
Phone: +65 6463 0012
Opening Hours: Tue – Sun: 9am – 11pm
For those who might not know, Patissez (read about it here) was the brains behind the whole pimped-up milkshake movement, and they have brought their crazy creations to Singapore. But they are more than just their dessert shakes – this cafe with Australian roots serves by some pretty good brunch items as well. We loved the Tropical Hotcakes ($15) with pillowy buttermilk hotcakes, caramelised mangoes and orange segments for that bright and strong summer flavour that hits you like a ray of sun.
Address: 118 Holland Avenue, #01-06, Singapore 278997
Phone: +65 6262 3616
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 10pm; Sat – Sun: 9am – 10pm
10. Sunday Folks
Sunday Folks should come as no stranger to most – with their elegant swirls of soft-serve ice cream perched on their crispy yet fluffy waffle squares. You’ll need to consume this dessert quickly to prevent the soft-serve from melting all away, but this shouldn’t pose as too much a problem considering how the Seasalt Gula Melaka ice cream that we chose was a perfect match to the two waffles squares ($11.80) we had. Read about it here.
Address: 44 Jalan Merah Saga, #01-52, Singapore 278116
Phone: +65 6479 9166
Opening Hours: Tue – Thu: 1pm – 10pm; Fri: 1pm – 11pm; Sat: 12pm – 11pm; Sun: 12pm – 10pm