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Food and restaurants in Novena, Singapore

Top restaurants

Soup Place
“There are three traditional Bak Kut Teh brand in Singapore. Legendary is one of it. Another two are Song Fa and Ng Ah Sio. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Under rated but very good chicken rice. Less crowded than the other famous Boon Tong Kee Chicken Rice Place.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“You cannot leave Singapore without trying our famous Chicken Rice! A favourite among all locals. :)”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Pick a quiet, cosy corner in this cafe to watch the world go by. Free WiFi available.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“One of the most famous Bak Kut Teh (pork rib soup) restaurants in Singapore. Gotta check it out if you're looking for some authentic Singaporean cuisine. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Food Court
“Local food and wet market. Get the local experience here! Super cheap food and plenty of options to choose from!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“One of the most famous Bak Kut Teh shops in Singapore. BKT is pork loin/pork ribs cooked in a peppery herbal soup. Side dishes like peanuts, salted vegetables, Fried Dough completes the meal. ”
  • 8 locals recommend

Cafes

Food Court
“Newton is one of the most famous hawker centres in Singapore from a tourist point of view, owing to its many write ups in tourism guides and its proximity to Orchard Road, however the only reason it’s been included in this list is as an avoid. Overzealous touts, stalls that overcharge and no real examples of the best of anything mean you’re better off going elsewhere. You won’t eat badly here as such but given everything else that’s available elsewhere, why would you bother?”
  • 53 locals recommend
Café
“An Insta-worthy bicycle café nestled in the heart of Balestier, with an industrial warehouse setting that will get your cameras snapping away. Enjoy a cuppa and admire the range of bicycles and accessories offered. With a passionate team of chefs and barista working to satisfy your taste buds, be sure to come with an empty stomach! A huge seating capacity that caters to both small and big gatherings, with a choice of indoor or alfresco.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Keeping the name of the hardware store that they took over, Chye Seng Huat Hardware possesses a modern-industrial style interior, specialising in unique blends of coffee and an exciting all-day-breakfast menu. Cold brew coffees are also available here. Can be crowded so be prepared to wait during common hours!”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
“Best cold brew coffee shop in town set up by three Chinese Singaporean brothers, famous for their flavourful coffee and brunch food.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Café
“Pick a quiet, cosy corner in this cafe to watch the world go by. Free WiFi available.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Food Court
“Local food and wet market. Get the local experience here! Super cheap food and plenty of options to choose from!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Good coffee, Good food, Good ambience, wifi to use while enjoying the meals there”
  • 9 locals recommend
Café
“Specialty coffee and quality food by local artisan bakers. Opens Sun-Thurs: 8.30am-9pm/ Fri & Sat: 8.30am-10.30pm”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Really lovely French patisserie with a local flair and savoury brunch items that are equally good!! Try their Sambal Prawn Risotto for a spicy local kick, as well as their Truffle Soba ;))!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Delicious, handcrafted artisan bread that brings together the best in Japanese, European and Taiwanese baking.”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery
“Traditional setting coffee shop that serves the most famous taosarpiah (chinese pastry with sweet and savoury fillings) in Singapore. Be there beofre 4pm to avoid disappointments!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bakery