Say goodbye to the mall monotony. NEX? More like NEXt, please. Instead, follow us as we unlock the hidden gems in this neighbourhood. Get ready for a thrilling adventure as we unveil a guide packed with exciting experiences including the best cafes and restaurants in Serangoon, and what to do in the vibrant heartland of Serangoon. So, buckle up and get ready to dive into a world of fun, flavour, and endless possibilities.

Where to eat in Serangoon

1. Chu & Co

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Love indulging in sourdough bakes but never know where to find them in the neighbourhood? This artisanal sourdough haven breaks the mould of a typical cafe, welcoming you with a stunning display of exquisite sourdough buns and pastries that change with each passing week. Step inside, and you’ll feel like you’ve stumbled upon a hidden backyard oasis, radiating a rustic charm that captivates the senses. Feel the gentle breeze and soak in the natural surroundings in the intimate settings at Chu & Co.

Despite being a take-out only establishment, Chu & Co draws a crowd that spills onto the pavement, eagerly sipping on coffee and savouring the delectable freshly baked treats. Keep your eyes peeled, for you may even encounter adorable dogs and their owners, adding an extra dash of charm to this already delightful scene

Sink your teeth into the Chicken Kebab Focaccia Sando ($18), boasting Mediterranean-spiced grilled chicken and a tantalising yogurt scallion coriander sauce. Don’t forget to explore their selection of sweet and savoury danishes, including the irresistible Kopi Bomb ($7) and the delightful Ham & Camembert Danish ($8.5). Personally, I can’t get enough of their perfectly chewy sourdough buns that are a true delight.

And for the perfect companion to your culinary escapades, The Community Coffee takes residency at Chu & Co, serving up a cup of coffee that will bring a smile to your face.

Be sure to keep an eye on Chu & Co’s Instagram page for updates on their weekly menu!

Chu & Co

Location: 15 Lichfield Rd, Singapore 556835
Opening hours: 
Mon-Tue: Closed
Wed-Sun: 8:30am-4pm

2. Yaoworat Thai Kway Chap

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Indulge in the ultimate late-night supper experience at Yaoworat Thai Kway Chap, where warmth, comfort, and a spicy kick come together in perfect harmony. This beloved eatery presents a tantalising twist on the traditional Kway Chap, showcasing a unique Thai rendition that will transport your taste buds to new heights.

Savour their Signature Thai Kway Chap ($5), a bowl of pure bliss filled with broad rice noodles swimming in a pepper-based soup. Delight in the delectable assortment of meats, including flavorful Thai fish sausage, succulent pieces of lean meat, and pig offal that imparts a clean and satisfying taste. But wait, it gets even better! The dish is crowned with crispy fried pork belly, releasing an irresistible fragrance that will leave you craving for more.

For those seeking extra delights, don’t miss out on the Fried Large Intestines ($8), boasting a delightful crunch and an aromatic burst of flavours. If finger-licking goodness is what you desire, the Thai Mid Wings ($6) will surely satisfy your cravings with their irresistible savoury notes.

Yaoworat Thai Kway Chap

Location: 945 Upper Serangoon Rd, Singapore 534711
Tel: +65 8822 5637
Opening hours: 11am-2:30am

3. The Better Scoop

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Treat your taste buds with a dessert experience like no other at The Better Scoop. While mochi waffles may ring a bell, get ready to be enchanted by their extraordinary creation – Nian Gao Waffles ($6.8). Picture this: layers of fluffy waffles enveloping a sticky, irresistibly aromatic piece of rice cake. It’s a match made in dessert heaven that will leave you craving more.

Their extensive menu of ice cream choices means that you have the freedom to pair your waffles with an array of captivating flavours. Explore the delightful world of simple flavours such as Orh Nee (Yam), Chrysanthemum Goji Berries, and even innovative flavours such as Pi Pa Gao Mint ice cream. These handcrafted ice creams are priced at $4.2 for each scoop, with an additional $0.5 for each premium flavour. Each spoonful is a delightful journey of taste and texture that will keep you coming back for more.

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For those who prefer the stretchy satisfaction of mochi, fear not! The Better Scoop has you covered with their delectable offering of ice cream wrapped in soft and chewy Mochi Skin ($1). It’s a stretchy twist that adds an extra layer of enjoyment to your dessert experience.

The Better Scoop

Location: 264 Serangoon Central, #01-203, Singapore 550264
Opening hours: 
Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 12-10pm

What to do in Serangoon

4. 28mm Studios

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Looking for an interesting and unique date idea? Check out 28mm Studios, a Singapore-based jewellery brand, specialising in sterling silver and stainless steel jewellery. 

Dive into the captivating world of silversmithing at 28mm Studios, where not only will you find unique pieces of jewellery, but you can also immerse yourself in a 2.5-hour Make-A-Ring Workshop.

During the workshop, you’ll get hands-on experience in crafting your very own 925 silver ring. With guidance from skilled instructors, you’ll be able to personalise and customise your creation to reflect your unique style. To ensure a personalised experience, the workshop accommodates a small group of 4-6 participants per time slot. You’ll receive ample attention and guidance from the instructors, making this a truly engaging and memorable experience.

All sessions are by appointment only. Prices start from $119 per person.

Check out their official website for more information.

28mm Studios

Location: Spazio @ Kovan, #01-04, 767 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore 534635
Tel: +65 8884 8821
Opening hours: 
Monday: Closed
Tue-Wed: 12pm-7pm
Thursday: Closed
Fri-Sun: 12pm-7pm

5. Little Bakers Lab

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Discover the joy of baking with Little Bakers Lab, where immersive and interactive baking classes await. Whether you’ve always wanted to try your hand at baking or want to enjoy a fun-filled activity with friends, their customised classes cater to both adults and children, ensuring a therapeutic and delightful baking experience.

Explore their range of exciting baking workshops, each designed to unleash your creativity and expand your baking skills. Delve into the enchanting world of the Horoscope Vintage Cake Series Workshop ($188), where you’ll create stunning cakes inspired by astrological signs. Alternatively, embark on a flavorful journey with the Tomato Thyme Ciabatta & Miso Baguette Workshop ($188), perfect for those seeking to master the art of bread baking.

For a unique experience, dive into The Art Of Making Traditional Ang Ku Kueh ($158) workshop, where you may discover the intricate techniques behind crafting this beloved traditional treat and impress your loved ones with your newfound skills.

Each workshop spans 2-4 hours, allowing ample time to immerse yourself in the baking process. Not only will you get to bring home the delectable creations you’ve baked, but you’ll also receive the full recipe curated by Little Bakers Lab’s skilled teachers, ensuring you can recreate the magic in your own kitchen.

For the extensive range of workshops, check out the official website.

Little Bakers Lab

Location: Serangoon Garden Studio, 79a Serangoon Garden Way, Singapore 555975
Opening hours: 
Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 9am – 8pm

6. COMMON TOUCH Craft Unit

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Craving a therapeutic and creative experience? Treat yourself to a delightful pottery date at Common Touch Craft Unit. Step into their light and cosy studio, a haven of artistic possibilities, complete with a wonderful collection of pottery tools that will ignite your imagination.

For those new to pottery, the 3-hour Hand & Wheel Session($85) is a perfect choice. Dive into the art of pottery-making as you create 2-3 unique pieces. Embrace the meditative process and let your creativity flow. Once the firing process is complete, you’ll be able to proudly take home your beautifully crafted pottery.

If you’re seeking something a little more exhilarating, Common Touch has just the thing. Unleash your creativity and fashion your own quirky incense holder at the Incense Chamber Workshop ($75). Let your imagination run wild as you craft a functional and unique piece that will add charm to any space. Alternatively, drag your loved one out for a date and participate in a Ramen Bowl Painting Workshop ($75) where you can unleash your artistic flair and design a set of one-of-a-kind bowls while creating unforgettable memories together. 

For more information on pottery workshops, check out the official website.

COMMON TOUCH Craft Unit 

Location: 29 Opal Crescent Shophouse, Level 1, Singapore 328422
Tel: +65 8886 6345
Opening hours: 
Monday: 11am – 6pm
Tue-Wed: Closed
Thu-Sun: 11am – 6pm

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