Most of you might have already secured your dinner reservations for Valentine’s Day, whether you are celebrating on Friday night or over the weekend. But how about the vast majority who are afraid to venture outdoors, into the V-day crowd to have a meal with your loved one amidst the infamous Covid-19? We have got your back! We reveal selected estates within Singapore that house notable cafes which are also termed as ‘hidden gems’ for you to check out and still spend Valentine’s Day in a fruitful, meaningful manner.
When it comes to Seletar, the general reaction of most would be: “Which part of Singapore is that? North or East?” It is undeniable that it is Singapore’s well-kept secret with a bunch of great eateries which has placed Seletar in a pretty good spotlight. Seletar has an intriguing history as Singapore’s first air base which includes picturesque black and white colonial bungalows that were once homes to RAF staff.
1. The Summerhouse
This is the closest you can get to feeling like you are in a fairytale dream as you have options of dining in rooms with high ceilings or in your very own air-conditioned igloo. Using only freshly sourced ingredients from Malaysia and Australia, this restaurant serves up farm-to-table dining in a classy manner.
3 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798387
2. Wheeler’s Estate
The Summerhouse isn’t your cup of tea? Situated right across it is Wheeler’s Estate with open, inviting lawns adorned with fairy lights and alfresco dining areas. Best for a laid-back dinner with your loved one if you are not a fairytale lover. This place serves up amazing pizzas with cold beer under the stars.
2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798386
Despite the well-known history of Eastern Singapore for its hawker culture, it has a vibrant cafe scene as well. As Kembangan is located just two MRT stops away from Paya Lebar, Kembangan is a hidden gem of up and coming cafes.
1. Fresh Fruits Lab
Fresh Fruits Lab is a sight to behold with hues of pink and blues on the exterior of the café. With a cheery and bright exterior and a bustling ambience, what’s not to like?
351 Changi Road, Singapore 419818
2. Dutch Colony Coffee Co.
Having outlets islandwide such as Fusionopolis, UE Square Mall and Defu Lane, they are famous for their cold brew coffee and all-day breakfast meals. Fancy a break from the hustle and bustle of the city?
113 Frankel Ave, Singapore 458230
Bukit Batok is one of the largest residential estates in Singapore and Singapore’s 12th populous area. On top of being away from the city area, it houses some of the best cafes and its well-known for its affordability as well.
1. My Grandfather café
As a family run café, they serve different varieties of coffee and desserts which are mouth-watering and affordable. Furthermore, the portions served are sufficiently large for couples to share this Valentine’s Day.
164 Bukit Batok Street 11, #01-146, Singapore 650164
2. Beans & Cream
It bears a pretty and minimalistic interior without much elaborate decorations and seats are usually limited. However, this café sells primarily ice-cream and waffles which are to die for. The waffles resemble the ones served at Creamier and are perfectly airy and fluffy on the inside.
347 Bukit Batok Street 34, 301-260, Singapore 650347