Cafe hop without breaking a sweat, as eight famous local eateries are congregated in this newly-opened modern community space.

Photo: Margaret Market

Step into the vibrant world of Margaret Market at Queenstown, once known as Commonwealth Avenue Wet Market & Food Centre. After its recent development, the then oldest market in Singapore has been transformed into a one-stop destination that support local brands. Here, you’ll find a diverse array of good food, wholesome produce, fitness facilities, and health services. But more importantly, for the foodies in Singapore, Margaret Market has turned into a one-stop destination to fulfill all their cravings.

1. Mr Homme Baker

T&J Collection, Original Cheesecake

Step into the world of whimsy and artistry at The Homme Baker, where cakes are transformed into exquisite masterpieces that are as delightful to behold as they are to devour.

Founded as a home-based business during the pandemic, The Homme Baker quickly captured hearts with its high-level craftsmanship and inventive flavor combinations. At the heart of their creations lies the signature T&J Collection, a visual wonder that pays tribute to the playful antics of the iconic cat and mouse duo. Picture blocks of ‘Swiss cheese’ crafted with precision and care, perfectly embodying the cartoon charm of the beloved characters. With each slice of this charming cheesecake, guests are in for a delectable surprise that sparks joy and nostalgia. However, The Homme Baker’s bakes isn’t just for show. From the rich indulgence of Chocolate Banoffee to the refreshing zest of Yuzu, every slice promises a delightful adventure for the taste buds.

The Homme Baker

Opening hours: 10:30am-8:30pm (closed on Monday)

2. Creamier 

Photo: Creamier / Instagram

Creamier has etched its name as a distinguished player in the realm of ice cream, boasting a remarkable 12-year legacy in Singapore. At Margaret Market, this esteemed ice cream haven continues to weave its magic. Crafting small batches of frozen delight each day within its very own on-site kitchens, Creamier remains committed to preserving the authentic essence of their flavors.

Among their wide selection of flavours, the Roasted Pistachio and Plain Ole Chocolate reign supreme. In addition to their classic offerings, for limited time only, indulge in their heritage flavours: Waffled Putu Piring, Pulut Hitam, and Sesame Tang Yuan. These nostalgic flavours were launched in commemoration of Singapore’s 58th birthday. However, do note that this outlet at Margaret Market do not serve freshly-baked waffles unlike their other stores.

Prices start from $4.3 for a single scoop, with a $1 add on for premium flavours. Notably, Creamier extends its delectable offerings to your canine companions, where a Pup Cup awaits at $5.9.

Creamier

Opening hours: 12-10pm

3. Urban Folks

Eggquisite Jaffles — Asian chilli eggs, chicken spam, house blend cheese

Making a striking debut in Singapore’s culinary landscape, Urban Folks stakes its claim within the vibrant Margaret Market.

Urban Folks is an Melbourne-style cafe that serves jaffles, which are the Australian equivalent of toasties. A captivating blend of cultures is woven into their offerings, as traditional Australian treats intertwine with Asian accents like Asian chilli eggs, kimchi, and gochujang. Among their selection, the Eggsquisite ($9.8) takes the spotlight, presenting a harmonious medley of eggs and spam that’s nothing short of delightful.

Urban Folks

Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 9am-5:30pm
Fri-Sat: 9am-9pm
Sunday: 9am-5:30pm

4. WaWa LaLa Bee Hoon

Authentic Clam Noodles with Chinese Wine

Amidst the modern culinary tapestry of Margaret Market, a nod to tradition and heritage beckons. WaWa LaLa Bee Hoon stands as a testament to Singapore’s oldest wet market, serving up a slice of authenticity that harks back to its roots. 

Starting from $8.9, the Authentic Clam Noodles with Chinese Wine features a symphony of flavours — the light tang from the vinegar, the oceanic richness of the clams, and a touch of spice from the chilli. Opting for a lighter option? Look no further than the Refreshing Clam Soup Noodles ($8.9), a delicate offering that captures the essence of simplicity. This soul-soothing creation caresses your palate with a soothing broth, allowing the essence of the clams to take center stage.

WaWa LaLa Bee Hoon

Opening hours: 11:30am-9:30pm (closed on Monday)

5. Bowen’s

Bowen’s Signature Spaghetti Prawns

This hidden gem in the west has finally paved its way into a more convenient location, right in the centre of Margaret Market. 

At this culinary haven, Italian indulgence takes center stage, promising a wallet-friendly gastronomic experience with dishes as inviting as they are affordable, commencing at a mere $11.9. Dive into the Pork Chop ($11.9), a plate brimming with straightforward delight — mesclun salad, straight-cut fries, and a delectable mushroom sauce unite to create a hearty and fulfilling feast. Bowen’s is also famous for their seafood. Not to be overlooked is the Bowen’s Signature Spaghetti Prawns ($14.8), luxuriating in a creamy tomato embrace that’s simply irresistible.

Bowen’s

Opening hours: 10:30 am–2:30 pm, 4:30–9:30 pm

6. Margie

Salted Egg Tiger Prawn Tobiko Tacos

Meet Margie, making waves with its innovative bistro concept within the bustling Margaret Market.

This culinary haven presents a medley of rice bowls and tacos that draw inspiration from an eclectic range of local flavours, including the beloved Ramly burgers.

Step into taco paradise with single-serving delights priced as low as $5.9, such as the Grilled “Chomp Chomp” Chicken Tacos ($5.9), Ramly Cheese’Burger’ Tacos ($7.9) and the intriguing Sambal Stingray Tacos ($8.9).

If you’re craving a heartier feast, Margie’s rice bowls beckon. Each bowl boasts a pandan blue rice foundation adorned with seasonal market vegetables and a locally sourced onsen egg. With toppings ranging from chicken and stingray to ramly, char siew, and tiger prawns, there’s a delectable choice for every palate.

Opening hours:
Monday: Closed
Tue-Thu: 3-10pm
Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11pm
Sunday: 11:30am-10pm

7. Cu.Ra.Te

To wash it all down, grab a cup of freshly blended Fruit Juice or Fruit Platter from Cu.Ra.Te, a fresh fruit and vegetable supplier located at the entrance of Margaret Market.

Cu.Ra.Te

8. Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Nestled on the market’s second floor, adjacent to the fitness and health centers, lies a quintessential Singaporean gem — Ya Kun Kaya Toast.

The earliest riser among the market’s offerings, Ya Kun flings its doors open at 7:30am, ready to bestow a delightful breakfast that warmly embraces both convenience and comfort. For those embarking on their daily work journey, this is the perfect haven to kickstart your morning with a touch of nostalgic delight.

Ya Kun Kaya Toast

Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 7:30am-7pm
Fri-Sat: 7:30am-7:30pm
Sunday: 7:30am-7pm

Exterior of Margaret Market. Photo: Margaret Market

Emphasising on the well-being of the community, Margaret Market is more than just a marketplace. Instead, it is a bespoke boutique that promotes healthy minds and bodies. Margaret Market houses a range of facilities dedicated to fitness and health well-being. From the Bethesda Medical clinic, serving as the master tenant healthcare clinic, to Fung Onn Medical Hall and Gymm Boxx, a 24-hour open space gym, you’ll find everything you need to support your journey to a healthier lifestyle. In addition, regular free health screenings are offered to Singapore citizens and Permanent Residences aged 60 and above, ensuring accessible healthcare for everyone. 

Margaret Market

Location: 38 Margaret Drive, Singapore 141038
Opening hours: 7-12am

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