Brownies at Tamago En. Source: Tamago En

With the hype of Instagrammable cafes rising in Singapore, it’s not surprising how everyone flocks to new themed cafes that pop up every now and then. We’re definitely not short of cafes when it comes to creative and interesting themes – cartoon, floral and the list goes on. Here are the 7 best food themed restaurants in Singapore that can satisfy your cravings as the menu is heavily focused on some of Singaporean’s favourite food.

1. Matcha | Matchaya

Matcha and Hojicha Cheesecake with black sesame crust and strawberry topping

Don’t call yourself a Matcha fan if you haven’t tried Matchaya. This homegrown brand in Singapore specializes in modern-inspired matcha and hojicha desserts and drinks, which is truly Matcha heaven. The ingredients have been painstakingly sourced from different prefectures in Japan to achieve the authentic taste that is lacking in several other establishments. Enjoy from their delectable range of Matcha items such as their Signature Matcha Parfait, Warabi Mochi or Pate A Choux.

Matchaya location.

2. Durian | Durian Lab Cafe

Durian Lab Cafe cakes. Source: Durian Lab Cafe
Source: Durian Lab Cafe

A place that might turn Durian haters sprinting away, the Durian Lab Cafe (Opened by Ah Seng Durian) is a Dessert Cafe at Bukit Merah, serving up 100% Mao Shan Wang dishes that will give you a mouthful of Durian with every bite. MSW Burnt Cheesecakes, MSW Durian Tart and MSW Burnt Cruffin are just some of the many tantalising desserts they offer at Durian Lab Cafe. Just a tip, you might want to bring a breath mint along with you!

Location: 119 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-22, Singapore 151119
Tel: +65 9159 6160
Opening hours: 12pm- 10pm (Closed on Mondays)

3. Honey | The Forage Cafe

Drizzling Multifloral Honey onto Chili Chicken Waffle

A hidden gem along Pari Burong, the Forage Cafe is Singapore’s first honey themed cafe. You might be surprised that every single dish on their menu is infused with Honey foraged from their own bee farms, including their specialty drinks and desserts! Their signature Grilled Waffle Sandwiches is a must-try, all served with aromatic and crispy waffles, and drizzled with 13 Honey Multifloral Honey. The taste of honey in the latte drinks was accentuated with floral notes, giving it a touch of natural sweetness.

Location: 30 Jln Pari Burong, Singapore 488696
Tel: +65 8869 7131
Opening hours: 8am- 10pm

4. Garlic | Mad for Garlic

Dracula Killer - sliced baguette, garlic, anchovies, grana padano
Source: Mad For Garlic

Mad for Garlic, is literally a perfect spot for those who are mad for garlic. If you’re typically someone who would spam loads of garlic in your aglio olio, you might just fall in love with garlic-infused Italian cuisine at this restaurant. Non garlic lovers will not be turned off as the chef uses a special preparation method to eliminate the pungent smell of garlic. Some signature dishes include Dracula Killer, Garlic Snowing Pizza, Garlicpeno Pasta, Garlic Sizzling Rice, Garlic Steak and Garlic & Banana Nutella Pizza.

Location: 3 Temasek Boulevard #02-300/301 Suntec City. Singapore 038983
Tel: +65 6238 1930
Opening hours:
Sun- Thur: 11:30am -10pm
Fri- Sat: 11:30am- 10:30pm

5. Chocolate | The Dark Gallery

Single Origin Dark Chocolate Platter. Source: The Dark Gallery
Source: The Dark Gallery

Just like coffee, chocolates can have different depths and flavours based on its origin and preparation method. At The Dark Gallery, you can enjoy a unique and fun tasting experience while increasing the knowledge of this ingredient itself. Order the Single Origin Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Platter comprising of three scoops of ice-cream made with chocolate from three different countries. For each dish, there is an infographic which rates its acidity, fruitiness, bitterness, and intensity of the chocolate used.

Several branches available here.

6. Egg | Tamago-EN

Source: Tamago En

The rise of yolk porn on Instagram is not unfamiliar to most of you. Eggs add an unexplainable fragrance to most dishes, providing an extra oomph to the star ingredient. Aside from the common egg dishes like Tamago Skewers, Omu Rice and Souffle Pancakes, The 𝗧𝗮𝗺𝗮𝗴𝗼-𝗘𝗡 𝗕𝗿𝗼𝘄𝗻𝗶𝗲 is also a must-try, comprising of a rich and fudgy chocolate brownie topped with Häagen-Dazs vanilla ice cream and drizzled with homemade egg and chocolate sauce.

Several branches available here.

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